Christmas through my son's eyes Christmas through my son's eyes

Keep linking to the party here ladies! What fun this is! I am loving seeing what you all are loving right now! I've already found abou...

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**Edited to add that I've extended this for the giveaway till Saturday at noon. So keep linking till then! And you are still welcome to keep posting after that just for fun!

It's here! It's here! I don't know about you, but this time of year just makes everything more fun. I guess I find I'm more thankful for the little things right now too. I don't know what it is, but weeks ago, while shopping, I thought of this idea after I must have said "OH, how CUTE!" about fifty trillion times while eyeing all the Christmas stuff.

And that's how this fun post came about. So all you have to do is either create a post and link to it here, or link to a past post. It can be ANYTHING!! How about your favorite TV show right now? (Kath and Kim.) Or your favorite food? (Cinnamon Bagelfuls.) Your favorite song? (Darius Rucker, "It won't be like this for long." Dare you not to cry.) Favorite holiday decor? (Magnolias.) Toiletry? (Oil of Olay warming scrub. Ohhhh, love. it.) Home decor? (New flannel sheets from Target. Only $20 for a king size!) Anything! Have fun with it! If it's an item you buy, tell us where you get it. If you made it, tell us how. If you cook it, give us the recipe.

And if you don't have a blog or Web site, don't fret! Just leave a comment (everyone else please comment too!) and let me know by leaving your name or e-mail or something I can identify you with.

And for all'll be entered for my fantabulous giveaway! Well, not fantabulous, just kind of fabulous, or a little fantastic, either way. I've just been grabbing fun stuff for weeks as I've been shopping around. Some is Christmasy, some isn't. All my favorites right now, all fun:

Hot chocolate
Bath salts
Christmas kitchen towels
Pine scented BBW home spray
Christmas scrapbook paper
Holiday scrapbook items
Popcorn (you knew that was coming!)
Dollar bin stuff from Target
Santa matches (Precious!)
Pine cones you can glitter to your heart's content
Santa sign
Fun and easy recipes for entertaining
Reindeer food for the kiddies to sprinkle on the lawn

I'll draw the winner this Friday. So until then, Linky, Linky ladies! (Taken down for the time being because of Explorer issues!)

P.S. The reindeer food and the pine spray aren't in the picture because my frazzled brain can't remember where I put them. I'm thinking of about 32 projects I want to work on right now. It will come to me tonight when I am just about to drift off to sleep...then I'll have to get up and run to get them so I don't forget again. Bear with me.

Tell us a few of your favorite things!! Tell us a few of your favorite things!!

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Got a front door? Got a front door?

Then you can do this: And make the outside of your house as pretty as the inside. You'll need: A door. (I'm funny.) Numerous garland...

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Purdiest Christmas tree EVER. Purdiest Christmas tree EVER.

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Happy Thanksgiving!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Magic. Take Two. Magic. Take Two.

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Magic. Magic.

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Countdowns for the kiddies! Countdowns for the kiddies!

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Do you follow? Do you follow?

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Day of Blessed. Day of Blessed.

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Gifts I don't want to give. Gifts I don't want to give.

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Seriously, go check Aimee out, she's been working magic for others lately too. I heart her!

I also heart my new friend Leslie over at Glitter and Bliss. She makes some of the most beautiful magnets, frames, necklaces and more. I am getting a bit obsessed with her necklaces -- already ordered two of them! I took a picture of myself with one on the other day for my profile. That picture may change soon though, as my sister thinks I look like I have a wonky eye when the picture is small. And when it's large, it looks like I have something coming out of my nostril. There wasn't something coming out of my nostril. I can't win. But anyway, just look at the necklace - GORG!!! (It has music notes and says "It's a Wonderful Life." Awww...)

I signed up for an ornament exchange over at PamperingBeki and my SWEET, SWEET exchanger (word? OK.) sent me the most beautiful handmade ornament I've ever seen.

I mean, look at this! I'm not worthy! Love it. I actually want to find a teeny tiny little easel to put it under one of my cloches. PLEASE go check her out here, she is an amazing seamstress and makes the coolest costumes, among other things...(THANKS AGAIN!)

I have received so many wonderful awards lately from some lovely bloggers. I appreciate every single one of them, I really do. Here they are enmasse:

Melissa at The Land of Foo gave me these:

Carrie at Carrie's Little World gave me this one:

Tardevil at Confession's of a 40-something Mama Queen gave me this one:

Erin at Shades of Color this one:

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and make friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of the award. "

BKicklighter at The Blue Hutch passed on this one as well:

Leslie over at Glitter and Bliss gave these:

So to wrap these all into one, I'll just list four random things about myself:

1. One of our cats is on Prozac. Yes. I said Prozac. She is our "pee cat" -- we adopted her and let me tell you, her fluffy butt has almost been kicked to the curb many a time because of the pee action. We finally gave in about a year ago and the Prozac works like a charm. AMAZING STUFF for people and kitties! Now you know.

2. I'm a talk radio junky. I can listen to it all day long...Dave Ramsey is a fave, even Doctor Laura (but I don't get her show anymore locally.) My all time favorite is Glenn Beck. He makes me laugh so hard I snort.

3. Your entries for the letter reminded me of this -- I tried out for The Wheel of Fortune when I was in college. I was SO not peppy enough. Which was fine with me because you have to pay your way out there to be on the show. What the ?? And they want OB-noxious people who will scream the letter like they're a cheerleader and their pom poms depended on it. (I hope I don't offend any former cheerleaders...)

4. My hubby is much older than me. Let's just say more than 15 years, less than 20. And you would never know it -- he's a hottie. ;)

OK, I'm passing on the Kreativ award to these ladies because they have some fun blogs with some FUN ideas. PLEASE check them out, you will not be disappointed:

1. Kristen at Kristen's Creations. Her Christmas decorations are seriously divine.

2. CoCo at Ordinary Miracles. She's just a girl after my own heart.

3. Melissa at Little Nanny Goat. Check out the arm warmers! What a great gift idea!

4. Aimee at HomeSpun Threads. Because I heart her.

5. Little Birdie Secrets. I found this site through SITS and you must go there. They show how to make the cauutest stuff! I'm dying to try the fishy bags.

6. Shannon at Infarrantly Creative. Because she is a Hoosier and we both have serious painting issues.
7. Betsy at Snips, Snails and Mommy Tails. Because she likes to cover lampshades. :)

Keep entering The Big Honkin Letter Giveaway everyone! (Yes, I gave it a name. And if I had more time, you know I would have had a button made for it.) I'll cut off the entries at noon tomorrow -- that's Eastern time. :) I'll pick the winner(s) -- (yes, I did say winner(s) -- I'm still feeling googly) - tomorrow evening.

And if you asked me to come by your site, and I didn't, please remind me!! Or you want to invite me over for the first time, please do so!! I love finding new creative, funny blogs.

Finally, I have to congratulate my sweet husband's marching band for an amazing, magical season. This is group of 200 wonderful, funny, talented, humble, sweet kids. And the parents are pretty amazing too. I am SO PROUD of all of you. Especially my husband, who works his butt off all year long. Honey, your music inspires me. You inspire me, you make my world go round. I love you so much.
Shout outs! Shout outs!

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