Category Archives: Holidays

#SOPABLACKOUT

Finally, I figured it out!

NIGHLON is black!

Along with many other major sites!

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2012: Off to an AMAZING Start!

This week I am singing the “happy birthday” song to non other than:

COMMODORE

HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY 

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Bring it On 2012

2011 was never dull.

I had joy and disappointment.

There were so many happy moments and at the same time, it was a rough year.

NighLon said hello in 2011, and at just three months old, growing by leaps and bounds.

Remembering this, I am so ready for 2012 and all the things it will bring.

I sat down and came up with some goals for NighLon in 2012.

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Highlights from Christmas & A Gift

Christmas 2011 was extremely exciting for me.

This was the first year that my son had any clue what was going on, so that was extremely exciting.

He is only 15 months old and received a guitar collection, and MEGA BLOCKS, of course!

My husband rocks and I got a new camera, computer, and other awesome gadget!

Yes, readers of Nighlon will benefit from this.

you can get a blank copy of this Christmas memory frame here

have fun with it, but please be sure to read my terms of use.

Today, I am giving you a recap of the

here are the blogs Nighlon linked to for the 25 days of Christmas

 

                                        

   

I hope you enjoyed these blogs and got some goodies from them.

If there are other blogs you would like to see NighLon feature, let me know.

I’m always looking for new blogs, I’m a junkie.

Coming up: a recap of 2011; NighLon goals for 2012; and amazing featured blog; and some great tips and tutorials.

I have some huge plans for NighLon in 2012.

Happy New Year!

Wishing for a White Christmas?

Last year, we had a white Christmas…

This year, not so much!

It feels like October here!

However, if you blog on WordPress.com, you can have a white Christmas

Here’s how:

1. Go to your dashboard

2. Click on Settings

3. Select General

4. Scroll to the bottom

5. Check ” Show falling snow on my blog until January 4th”

6. Enjoy the snow falling on your blog, even if its not in your yard!

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Happiness Day is TODAY!

Today was very frustrating to me.

I won’t go into many details.

All I will say is this: People should be more thankful!

No matter your situation, there is always something to be thankful for.

It saddens me to see that this is the world my son will grow up in.

In light of this, I have decided to start a new project.

I want to make a difference and make the world a happier place!

Enter: BEAUTIFUL IMPERFECTION: life is perfect, even when its not!

As I’m sure you have read before, Beautiful Imperfection is my mommy blog.

Its kind of cute too (I’m proud of it)

Here, I am going to start a challenge. A challenge to be a positive inspiration to people.

To encourage others to be happier.

To encourage others to look around them and see what they have to be thankful for.

I will share with you when the details are complete.

Now for some fun!

I have decided to follow in an old family tradition with NighLon.

In my family, my family left the Christmas Tree up until January 2, every year.

This was to bring something good from the old year into the new year.

Following in this tradition, I am going to keep the blog kit giveaway going until  January 3rd.

Just follow the requirements HERE by January 3rd, and you will receive a free custom blog kit!

On to the

Today, I am featuring The Sweet Life.

I literally just ran across this blog and had to postpone the other blogs I had lined up.

She goes so well with today’s post.

Steph is inspiring!

Her blog is so happy.

I love her bucket list.

Of course, I love lists, and she has a lot of them.

In fact; she shared one today, and I am going to pass it along!

1. Eggnog or hot chocolate?
BOTH… do I really have to choose?
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
Santa wrapped presents, but we had to pick out the paper because Santa wrapped at our house.
Thats the only way he knew which gift went where.
I think Mom and Dad presents will be wrapped for the Tbomb, and unwrapped from santa.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White!
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
This was the first year I didn’t
5. When do you put your decorations up?
Growing up, it was the day after thanksgiving, but my husband and I put it up mid November
6. What is your favorite holiday dish?
RED VELVET CAKE and Christmas Eve Low Country Boil
7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
There are way too many, I cannot choose one!
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I was 8, my dad’s friend told me.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Yes. It was always new Jammies

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
With very special ornaments. They all have a story.


11. Snow! Love it or dread it?
Dread it! That is changing now that I have a little one!

12. Can you ice skate?
I am entirely too clumsy for that! I like to watch people ice skate though!

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Finding out I was pregnant! Yep, that tops it.
Next would be when my mom bought me a globe. She put a note on it that said:
“You deserve the world, and now you have it!”

14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Being surrounded by those I love, teaching my son the real reason for Christmas, and helping others.

15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
RED VELVET CAKE

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Special coffee and everyone cooking together.

17. What tops your tree?
It was a star growing up, but my husband likes the Angel, so thats what we have this year.
18. Which do you prefer: giving or receiving?
GIVING! I love doing something special for those I love. I especially love making gifts.
19. Candy canes: yuck or yum?
Yummy! I LOVE THEM
20. Favorite Christmas show?
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus and A Christmas Story

21. Saddest Christmas song?

Christmas Shoes

22. What’s your favorite Christmas song?
Baby, Its Cold Outside and O Holy Night
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and send some Christmas Love
I truly hope I spread some Christmas Cheer
Coming soon: my very own happiness project/ challenge!

Talk to Santa & Do Something Nice

source: gmail

 Although I occasionally get irritated and threaten to delete it, I absolutely love GMAIL.

I love all the amazing things you can do with it to stay organized (more on that in another post).

I love the pretty backgrounds and the simplicity of it, while still being able to do just about anything from Gmail.

Most of all, I love all the new labs and other projects consistently released.

Its always nice to see companies doing cute Christmas things with kids, like Google/ Gmail does.

Last year, people all over the U.S. recieved special phone calls from Santa Claus.

This year, we can all talk to Santa ourselves!

Just call his Google Voice Number:  855-34-SANTA and leave him a message.

Of course, he is very busy and cannot personally return the messages, but he has a special surprise lined up this year.

Also, this year, you can have Santa send a personalized greeting  to a loved one!

Just go to sendacallfromsanta.com and fill out the form.

Just be sure to do it just before you would like the message received!

Not only can you send these to children, but also adults. There are plenty of funny responses to fill in.

I will be sending these to my son, husband, inlaws, grandparents, cousins, niece, nephews, brother, mother…

and probably everyone else I can think of!

This is going to be so much fun, and I will probably be in trouble by the time Christmas is over!

On to the

Today’s blog is Em Jay & ME: THE KIND-HEARTED-BLOGGER-CAMPAIGN

Here, Jo-Annie encourages bloggers, as a community to band together and stop bullying.

When I think of bullying, I automatically think of elementary school bullies stealing lunch money.

However, in my short stint as a blogger, I have had my eyes opened to the bullying that happens in the blogosphere.

I won’t go into any details, because I choose to be better than that, but I have experienced it here.

I however, believe that the world would be happier and we would all be much more successful if we would work together, rather than against each other. Not only that, but why sink to that level. Other people are just going to look negatively at those who are mean.

Enter the Kind Hearted Blogger Campaign. Jo-Annie encourages us to sign the pledge and place a badge on your site.

She promises to link to whomever places the badge on their site.

 

I encourage all of my readers to go here and sign the pledge.

Its a simple way to do something good.

After all, It is Christmas!

Merry Christmas

I want in Triberr & Another Gift for You!

I discovered something today.

It may just be the best thing  since Twitter!

source: Triberr

I had heard of triberr.com before, but really hadn’t given it much thought.

(enter the  gets distracted by shiny things side of me)

Earlier today, I was playing on Klout, and ended up on triberr.com.

I have no idea how I got there, just that a lot of clicks were involved!

I start looking into it, and I am totally dumbfounded. It seems absolutely amazing.

Basically, it is a community where bloggers support and encourage eachother.

 Triberr in their own words:

“Triberr is a blogging community that solves the number one problem that bloggers have. We do that by allowing small and medium size bloggers to come together and let them tap into each other’s audiences automagically.”

Amazing, right!

Why didn’t I think of this?

OH yeah, I’m distracted by shiny things.

Anyway. I try to sign up and guess what….

I have to have an invite code!

So to sum up this post:

If anyone has an invite for me, please feel free to share!

Here is a Christmas frame for you!

Just right click and save. If you enjoy or need help inserting the pictures, feel free to leave a comment.

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I have skipped the blog of the day for a few days because I have something special lined up!

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Rage Quit & Exploding Inbox

I’m sitting here tonight thinking “what to do, what to do?”

My husband however is laughing so hard he has tears rolling down his face.

Apparently, he is now obsessed with watching YouTube on xbox.

For 3 days now, he has been watching Rage Quit videos from Rooster Teeth, or something like that!

Yes, my husband is a geek- just an xbox geek!

Listening to him laugh is enough entertainment.

In fact, its a little too much entertainment… I cannot concentrate while he is laughing like that. It is too funny.

So instead of working tonight, It looks like I will be listening to the hubs laugh at Rage Quit videos….

AND EMPTYING MY INBOX!

Yes, My name is Cari and I have an exploding inbox!

I belong to several groups and have family all over the country, so this makes my inbox crazy!

Its Christmas, so that makes it insane!

I’m addicted to reading blogs, so that explodes it!

My goal by tomorrow is to have an empty inbox… I’m not sure how that is going to happen.

I promise to share my tips with you, as well as a  special gift for your support!

Until then, here is a giftie for you!

You can use it as a facebook picture, blog bling, blog post image, email signature, whatever you want.

Just please do not print, and please read my terms of use!

right click to save

If you would like this customized, leave a comment with your name, and I will whip you one up!

My New Adventure & Getting Organized

I know, I got behind again.

Organizing is not my thing lately, but we will get to that later!

First, I have some really exciting news.

created by Angie

Angie at Mystic Made made this beautiful pixel email signature for me!

Oh, how I love Christmas.

I adore these little works of art, so as a gift to myself I am going to learn how to do them.

I have joined a mentor site, set up a blog so showcase my lessons on, and I am so excited!

Lucky for you guys, there are gifts all around today.

Here is a scrap page I put together from the lovely work of Aimee at Girlboheme.com.

Just insert your own picture and enjoy!

layout by nighlon; graphics by girlbohem.com

Just click on the image, it will take you to the download.

On to the

Organize With Sandy has become one of my favorite blogs.

Like I said before, organizing has not been my thing lately.

Its hard to believe that I was at one time the most organized person I know.

The sad part is, I have no clue what happened.

On to Sandy. She is wonderful. She is talented. She is a geek. She is organized.

What could be better? When I read her blog, I often think…

“Oh yeah, she is genius… I want to be her when I finally grow up!”

Not only will you find ways of organizing; stories about being a mom and a wife; and definitely some motivation!

Hop on over to Organize With Sandy, Just let her know I sent you!

Merry Christmas

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