Monday, December 22, 2008

i can see clearly now.....

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  • like my new specs? they're pink. and i love 'em. i figured since most of the time when reading or doing computer work it was like looking through a thin layer of clouds that it was about time to get the eyes checked. they couldn't believe that i drove without corrective vision. hah. "that bad, eh?" i asked. i've had them for 3 weeks now. it's amazing how much more detail i have visually now. imagine that.
  • still didn't get any wrapping done yesterday. it's still on the list. but i'm not stressing over it. yet.
  • speaking of the list. i did manage to get a tutorial done for that class. YAY!
  • speaking of that class. you still have time to enter to win a free pass. click here and comment on that post. you don't have to do all three things. just commenting gives you a chance. the other things give you extra chances.
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  • saturday night after attempting to wrap, i came home to the munchkins giddy over their cousin coming to play and sleep over. while they were chasing monsters in the dark with flashlights, i had a few minutes to gather all the cards and photos we've received and look a little more closely at them. that one up there..........it's my favorite! you can't tell in the picture, but the snowman is made from the shimmery bazzill cardstock. i LOVE it.
  • thanks to sharyn and that class she's teaching, i'm seeing the season in a whole new light. saving and celebrating all the souviners of the season. so, i'll be keeping that card up there and recycling it to use as a cover for a mini album. if you're not taking that class, you're surely missing out. she tells me it isn't too late to sign up either.
  • speaking of sharyn. her husband has some talent of his own. carving wood. i was thrilled i was quick enough to email for one of the ornaments he put up for sale. this lovely guy is going to be mine very soon. so quirky and cute. and handmade. you can see more of them here and here. aren't they fabulous?
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  • speaking of ornaments. my step-mom has a tradition of buying her kids an ornament every year for christmas. it's always one that represents something that happened during the year, or relating to an inside joke of some sort. they are now graduates from college and out on their own and she sent them off with their ornaments for their own trees this year.
  • speaking of traditions. i totally adore that tradition of hers. so this year, i'm starting it for my kids. actually, our whole family. doug will buy one for me and me for him. i'll share pictures later in the week. can anyone guess what emma's ornament will be? hehehee.
  • what else? ummmmm, working extra hours this week, thus the reason the blog is a bit delayed. between dropping the kids off and starting work i'll try to hit one store for a quick gift.
  • speaking of gifts. still have 4 people to buy for. the ones who have everything and need nothing and give you no ideas at all. they'll get gift cards. again. for the 15th year in a row. oh well. at least they'll love what they get since they're picking it out themselves.
  • still haven't made our annual gingerbread house. i'm thinking that will be a fun activity to do at home with the kids the day after christmas.
  • still haven't put up that second Christmas tree. doug's considering having it up and ready to decorate before picking the kids up today.....as a surprise. ashlyn wants it in her room. it usually goes in the playroom.
  • that's all i got for today. happy monday friends!
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winner of yesterday's prize pack is: Tonja Trump!!! email me at taniamwillis at (yahoo.com) with your mailing address Tonja.

and today's goodies: 2 packs of 24 sheets of double-sided decorative edged patterned papers, 1 CD minibook, 1 set of cling alphabet stamps, a couple sheer journaling spots and a roll of ribbon!
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27 comments:

  1. Wow, you're a busy woman! I love your glasses by the way. They're very cute.

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  2. We used to have the same ornament tradition in our family. We stopped a few years ago when we all grew-up. I think I'm going to start it up this year with my daughter. It'll be nice to collect them all and give them to her when she moves out on her own. Which will be awhile, since she just turned one! lol Merry Christmas!

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  3. you look great with your new specs...i love them...

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  4. My mom did that same thing with the ornaments when we were growing up...I'm trying to do it with my kids, too...but I always forget until the last minute, so they get ornaments, but they don't have anything to do with them or something about them that year. Oh well...at least they will have 18 ornaments to hang on their tree when they go to college :-) Good luck with the wrapping!

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  5. Your glasses look great. lov the snowman ornament.

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  6. Christmas...it's almost here...I can't wait to see my grandchildren open their presents...it's the best part of the season! Merry Christmas!

    Grandma Shelley

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  7. You look amazing! Great frames!

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  8. I just have new glasses made this morning. The old one broke. I have to wait a little longer to get my pair due to the unpcoming holidays. I have never work with these Daisy D products before and sure love win them here. Thanks you for the giveaway.

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  9. I really like the snowman ide. Mite use it next year:) also lookin good with glasses:)
    KrisW

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  10. Aw, you're so lucky to get that ornament! It is the cutest snowman ever!
    Welcome to the fab world of peepers! I'm so happy you're joining us. Don't you just love wearing them?? I always hope they make me as cute as Lisa Loeb...sigh. That will never happen. I'm overdue for a new pair...maybe these will break. ;)

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  11. WE do the ornament tradition here. It is so much fun to have memories while decorating the tree. I have decided to create mini albums for my boys with a picture, then the year, story, etc. behind each one. I want to do one for me about all the gift ornaments I have received over the years. So, my project this year when taking DOWN the tree is to also take the pictures!

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  12. Love your new pink glasses! We haven't made our gingerbread house, either...

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  13. cute specs! Thanks for the tip on the handcarved ornies. I have a passion for handcarved ornaments. We have some gentlemen in the area that make them every year and I always try to buy at least one...sometimes more than one. They are just so special knowing someone took all the time to make a something special out of a something regular.

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  14. I love your posts,they always make me smile.
    Merry Christmas!

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  15. I just finished shopping for my last few gifts and I tell you don't go out if you don't have to. It's a mad house. Anyway, happy Monday!

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  16. Nice new specs! I've been wearing them for more than 20 years, but never tried pink. It really looks good on you :)

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  17. I started saving ornament for my 2 kids 30 yrs ago. Can it really have been that long ago? Anyway I collected the Halmark ones and still do. They always have the latest fads as well as everyday activities, also first-house, first year married ect.

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  18. we do the ornament tradition too. love the specs and the card!!

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  19. Love the new glasses. They look great on you.

    I usually get my dd an ornament too.

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  20. Love the new glasses!

    A girl can't go wrong with anything PINK!

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  21. It sounds like you have a lot going on. Another great giveaway.

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  22. too funny...i just got new pink glasses too :)

    love the ornament tradition!!

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  23. I ripped a contact this morning and need to go get some new glasses or contacts now-seeing your cute glasses makes me want to get some of those!

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  24. I have 3 pairs of spectacles. One is broken... thanks to my DD, Em. I knew this would happen. So thankfully, I have 2 more. However, seeing your new specs, I feel like making another pair. Love that shade of pink and the half-frame look.

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  25. That is awesome! Thanks so much! I like your specs too..very cute on you!

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  26. Ok, we must be kindred spirits :) My mind is like a rabbit trail too...jumping from one thing to the next with such ease (speaking of...)

    LOVE your new glasses! I get mine next month :) Can't wait

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