Posts tagged "Christmas"

I have friends. Well at least one.

I have friends. Well at least one.
I was given one hour to write about something I learned since I woke up this morning. When I moved to my current house almost 10 years ago, I came in a little guarded. I was leaving an incredible group of friends that I trusted deeply. I found it so hard to recreate that bond.... Read more »

Twas the REAL night before Christmas or any other day

Twas the REAL night before Christmas or any other day
Twas the night before tomorrow and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Children were nestled all snug in their beds While visions of mom cleaning danced in their heads. I pick up the shoes left by the door As well as the five coats dropped on the floor.... Read more »

Free Starbucks for the next FOUR days!

Free Starbucks for the next FOUR days!
Maybe not totally free, but BOGO (Buy One – Get One).  From now today until December 16th, when you buy one holiday drink at Starbucks, you can get a second one for free!  Get a Caramel Brulee’ Latte, a Gingerbread Latte or Peppermint Mocha! Just keep in mind the hours are limited, so visit between... Read more »
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20 Grab Bag Gifts you'll love: and by love I mean hate

Weird Beard.  I know you've seen these.  They're out there.  I'm sorry, but they have to be one of the ugliest winter fashion trends I've ever seen.
I’ve been invited to two grab bag parties this year.  These are always weird and usually bad.  How many candles, mugs and chocolates can we open and act like they’re the best gift ever.  You need to stay generic because you often don’t know a lot of the people at the party.  I have a... Read more »

Christmas is about the presents

Christmas is about the presents
Facebook is bursting with claims regarding Christmas as being too commercial.  You don’t need presents – all you need is family and love.  Jesus is the reason for the season.  Give homemade gifts this year.  Curse all those gluttonous fools spending money they don’t have. I think those quotes, pictures and posts are all true.... Read more »

Elf on the Elfin' Shelf

Elf on the Elfin' Shelf
How long have I been missing this “Elf on a Shelf” trend?  My nine-year old has been coming home every day raving about the Elf on a Shelf and how wonderful and magical the Elf is – WHY DON’T WE HAVE AN ELF ON THE SHELF!!! I finally broke down and got the Elf the... Read more »
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Enough with the political correctness in school

Enough with the political correctness in school
I went to the planning meeting at school for the upcoming holiday party and although I participate every year, this year just made me feel like all the political correctness talk was really getting out of control.  The PTO president starts every year by announcing, No blue, green or red juices or foods.  No specific... Read more »

Procrastinating shoppers rejoice: you're doing the right thing

Procrastinating shoppers rejoice: you're doing the right thing
When it comes to shopping for the holidays, I consider myself a bit of an expert.  I start looking and making purchases toward the end of August.  I have 5 kids, 6 nieces, 3 nephews and multiple siblings, parents and friends to buy for – I need to treat this like a marathon, not a... Read more »

30 Odd Action Figures

Super Mom - I'm sure it was modeled after me - at least the one on the left
I was simply looking for an Iron Man action figure for my three year old and ran into to most unusual figurines.  I was in a novelty train and hobby store and I kid you not, there was a Jesus action figure.  Doesn’t it seem odd that you would use him to battle with your... Read more »
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Hottest Toys for Christmas 2010

This is a remote control motorcycle that has really refined it's capabilities.  It can navigate the tightest courses and sharpest turns while still remaining upright.  Retail price: $24.99
Every year Time to Play Magazine comes out with an influential list of hot toys for the upcoming holiday season.  The prices of the toys seem to keep going up, but surprisingly this year the highest priced toy on the list is $69.99, and many of them are under $30.  They’ve reviewed thousands of toys,... Read more »