Saturday, November 28, 2009

Todays Mama Giveaway

So the other day, while I was attempting to catch up on my blog reading I found this fun post over on Alison's blog which led me to this GREAT giveaway at Today's Mama.
Can you believe all the amazing stuff they are giving away?
I HAD to enter!!

Look at all those amazing goodies!

OK, so here is my entry - a full on Christmas post, with all the trimmings!
Wish me luck (oh, and go enter yourself! You have time!)

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?

anything from this store

and a housekeeper in a pear tree

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
This is hard because my whole family has been doing "handmade Christmas" for years. I honestly don't know if I could choose.

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
I have always wanted to make candles in vintage tea cups.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
I think it was the year we got a VCR and my dad had spent months recording movies for us in secret off of the TV. That year I got the movies Anne of Green Gables and White Christmas on VHS and both changed my life forever.

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
Miles wants a store that he can set out in the front yard and sell his wares. Wonder where he got that instinct from? He also wants all kinds of craft supplies, including lots of tape. Gotta love that kid. Wylie wants Beatles Rock Band which is probably not going to happen...At least not this year. He also wants an old fashioned wooden toy musket since Luci chewed up his other one. That one might be doable.

6. What is your favorite holiday food?
Cookies dough, hands down. Though I also do love pie. Lots of and lots of pie.

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?

Well I can't tell you because then you would know what you are getting. But I did find an amazing deal on Metal Cookie Cutters at Hobby Lobby. 25 cookie cutters for 4.99 and then they were 40% off of that! So this year everyone will be getting one of these Martha inspired ornaments on their gifts. That much I can reveal.

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?

The Family Stone.

But I also love White Christmas, Mixed Nuts, The Family Man, Love Actually, Elf, The Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street (both versions) It's a Wonderful Life, Little Women, Charlie Browns Christmas and The Bishops Wife.
I am a bit of a Christmas-aholic.

9. Favorite holiday song?

Oh this changes every year based on my mood... This year I am obsessed with a song called Winter Snow off of the Chris Tomlin Christmas Worship Album.
Oh Holy Night is one of my favorite Carols.

10. Favorite holiday pastime?
Um, all of it??
I am one of those people who likes it all, really I do. I love the crafting, the decorating, the parties, the baking, the gift wrapping, the shopping, the singing, the whole deal.
my absolute favorite time of the Holidays is the week between Christmas and New Years. I love how calm that week seems to be. How new and fresh everything is. I love to just sit under my tree, drink hot chocolate (which stays up until Epiphany) and just take it all in - the whole past year, the coming year. All of it.

OK, so I answered all the questions now it is your turn!


  1. Cool! Loved learning about you more! Love Actually is my favorite Holiday movie!
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. What a wonderful post! I loved your wish list as well. I hope you and your family are doing well. Take care. Nancy

  3. Love the cookie cutter ornaments! What a great gift idea and so inexpensive.

  4. I forgot about Mixed Nuts! That movie is hilarious!

  5. I love this post! And I am dying to see Julie and Julia!!!

    I hope you win the giveaway!


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