Today, I have felt quite accomplished, so as a reward I decided that I would reward my self with
some much needed blog catch-up.
I went to some of my favorite blogs and it hit me… (when I saw a pink camera of course)
That I would search for hot pink stuff!
So, what I have come up with is my Christmas list to my FAIRY GODMOTHER!
( I know, but a girl can wish)
Here it is
OK, so now that I’m done drooling over hot pink things,
on to the
Today’s blog of the day is actually the blog that inspired this post!
A Quirky Girl’s Thoughts is my favorite place to go when I want to relax and drool over things.
She documents her life through instagram, holds giveaways for some really amazing products, and just shows some of the cutest things on her blog.
It really is a collection of thoughts from a quirky girl.
Jacque is a truly unique individual who I think has something for everyone.
If you need a smile, an idea, or just to relax, her blog is the perfect place to go!
Head on over to A Quirky Girl’s Thoughts, have some fun,
and don’t forget to let her know that I sent you!
Enjoy all the pinkness and Merry Christmas
This time of year always makes me think of all the traditions my Mother held tight to every year. These traditions will always have a warm spot in my heart. We always colored an advent calendar; took food to charities; stood outside stores ringing bells; and woke to reindeer tracks and Santa’s muddy boot prints. However, I think what stands out to me the most would be our letters to Santa.
In case you haven’t noticed, my childhood was quite different from most. We have a strict, but very loving Mama who instilled in us many important values. Most of all, she taught us responsibility, manners, respect, gratitude, and thoughtfulness. Things were no different at Christmas time.
Every year, after the tree was put up; the old world Santas were placed around the house; and the Nativity scene placed on the sidebar, it was time to write our letters to Santa. We would sit at the dining room table with homemade hot cocoa and Christmas cookies. Mama would turn on Christmas music and bring out her box of stationary. Inside this box, was the prettiest Christmas paper ever! The best part, it was only used for our letters to Santa. She even had special pencils for us to use.
Now, my mama is a bit different from most when it comes to writing to Santa. There were rules involved. Not only did we have to use our best handwriting, but we also had to actually write a letter- no lists allowed! We were only allowed to ask for one thing. Most of all, we had to show appreciation. Our letters were to include a thank you for last years gifts; a thank you for being nice to so many kids; and what we accomplished that year. I didn’t understand why we did this, but now I am so thankful that my Mama did this. After we wrote our letters, we made Santa a gift- usually an ornament.
As I sit here writing this, I wonder what made her think to do this. Also, I wonder whatever happened to those years of gifts for Santa from three children with an amazing Mother. I have my suspicions that they were either given to family members, the sick and elderly at hospitals or nursing homes, women’s shelters, or even to random charities. I will ask her one day. These are traditions that I will definitely keep going with my own son!
At the following websites, you can find areas to let your children email letters to Santa, as well as receive a letter from Santa!
enjoy these links!
on the the
(The place where imagination opens the heart)
The Dolls are Alright is a blog written by dolls (Patti, Petie, and Tricia) and their Guardian (Patricia).
The blog contains stories from their everyday lives, photo shoots, and even snippets of history.
I met Patricia in a course on SITS ( The Secret to Success is Support)
I knew from the point of hearing her story that I just had to see this blog.
It is adorable.
I have never seen another like it!
It is definitely a must see!
Just let her know that I sent you!
Write a letter to Santa, spend some time with some dolls, and have a Merry Christmas
I know, I’m still behind, but I promise to catch up!
On to day 2 of NighLon’s
I am a total commercial junkie.
I mean, I could watch commercials instead of actual TV.
Every year, I have a favorite Christmas commercial;
If you know me, you can probably guess which one it is!
I love these little pink and silver guys!
I am not really a fan of TMobile commercials in general,
but what’s not to love about shiny elves?
I just love them, I could dress up like one!
On to the
My friend Jennifer has a fabulous blog!
Its Lifestyles of a Modern Day Hippie
She writes about her adventures of being a NATURAL MOMMY
To make it even better, her little boy is just ADORABLE!
What you will find there:
Photos from her little man in our home town
Tips for natural parenting
her thoughts on all things mommy and baby.
I can’t wait to make her homemade vanilla extract!
I have the honor of helping her with her design process; and I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed it!
Hop on over there and show her some love, but don’t forget to tell her that I sent you!
Have a Merry Christmas
I’ve wanted a BLOOK now for a while, so here goes!
I decided to try my hand at turning NighLon into a BLOOK…
Here are my results
With Booksmith, you can choose to either include up to 100 posts or within a certain time frame (this would be great if you want to do it annually or semi-annually)
- Go To http://blog2book.pothi.com/
- Select how many posts you want to include -or- the time frame to include
- Select the posts you want to include
- do you want to include images?
- do you want to include dates?
- customize cover
- add dedication
- add preface
- Go to http://www.blogbooker.com/index.php
- Click on your blog platform
- Enter your url
- If you need help with your xml file, just follow the directions (that’s what I did)
- Select the options you want
- Click create ebook
- See your Blook