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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

If I could give each and every one of you a gift this Christmas...

#1 It might just be the gift of snow!

Notice anything new?

No, not the background, though that is new. No, not the cute little buttons added throughout the site.

See anything else?


Not sure if it's snowing in your neck of the woods, but if it's not or you could use some more, let me direct you HERE to learn how to get this awesome addition for your blog.

{I added this cute little feature at 12:30 last night and thought it was so cool, I brought the laptop to Nick, already in bed, to show him. It really excites me that it's snowing on my blog!!!}

And FYI - I was surfing other blogs last night and was redirected to "Shabby Blogs" after trying to figure out where someone got their super cute background. Well, I'm in love -- and this isn't some advertising scheme. The creative little lady who runs this blog has no idea I'm writing about her - but her FREE stuff is amazing and I stole lots of it. Of course, I'm also super grateful to her for showing me how to make it ♥snow♥!

#2 If I could give each and every one of you another gift this Christmas, it would have to be Scentsy!

{Again - I know there's lots of prooduct placement in blogworld and this is NOT one of them. I just sincerely love this stuff !}

Scentsy is a home frangrance company that is taking over my home! My favorites so far: the plug in warmer which I easily move anywhere in the room without having to find a table to set it on or even from room to room, the car candles - love the "at home" smell when I'm living on the road, and my favorite frangrance right now with the holidays upon us, Cinnament. Yumm-O.

I still want to order a travel tin too for my many hotel stays and to put at my station when I'm at work. Scents, good or bad, can change my whole outlook at the moment and BOY do I have a sensitive nose!

It doesn't hurt to try and provide that great atmosphere of delicious smell whenever I possibly can. My friend, Ashley, turned me onto Scensty and I'm forever grateful! If you're interested, I know she would be appreciative as well if you bought through her personal Scentsy website.

#3 I made these little personalized ornaments for all the technicians in the pharmacy where I spend the majority of my hours during the week - which happens to be the busiest CVS in the entire southeast - and when you happen to be a freakishly busy pharmacy, you have to have LOTS of help. I mean LOTS. I mean, we have 16 technicians and are always looking for more. If you're familiar with the pharmacy world, you know that's a BIG number when it comes to technicians. YEAH, we're b.u.s.y.

So onto the ornaments. They're simple but personal and at leeast I think they're darling. I'd love to make one for each and every one of you. Personalized, of course. Ya know, in my dream world.

Some were pink, some were originally silver then spray painted black, but all were shatterproof. That is a very important detail you do not want to forget if you're going to be fidgeting around with ornments and most likely dropping one from time to time.

My supplies: sticker letters, some super glue, sticker rhinestones, and bunches of ribbon.

All the glitter and hot pink made me want to keep it all for myself, then I remembered the spirit of Christmas and how it's better to give than receive and all that hooey and kept on truckin' with the crafts.

I tied a wire ornament hanger in a circle on the ornament, which is used later to anchor the ribbons on the top.

*Nextly*, I super glued the letters in the center.
{They were stickers, but they weren't going to last without the glue}

Threw on some rhinestones...

...and tied 'em up with lots of ribbon.

VoilĂ !

They're not much, but when you have 16 people to buy for, not to mention adding several more for some of their kids... well, options are limited.

Let's pretend you got one from me too, K?

#4 Last but not least, I'd love to send you all some cookies, which would leave less in my kitchen and lessen the chance that I will own zero pair of pants that still fit me in 2010.

They may be baked from store bought dough, iced with store bought frosting, and sprinkled with commercial Christmas sprinkles but they are YUMMY.

Good enough for me!


Instead of sparkly gifts and tasty treats, all I really have is this Christmas wish for YOU:


You all deserve so much for sticking with me through my ups and downs, offering lots of encouragement and sweetness through your comments, and for basically, just being lovable YOU! I'd love to give each of you a little something, but all I can really offer is a wish and prayer that you and yours find an over abundance of health and happiness in the new year. I would ♥love♥ nothing more than just that.

Have a vErY mErRy ChRiStMaS with lots of goodies, friends, family, and LoVeLoVeLoVe.


  1. I thought it was snowing on your page but thought maybe I was loosing it LOL.

    Super cute ornaments!!

  2. (I've been following your blog for a few weeks now. Don't remember how I found you! Dave & Brit maybe?)
    Love the ornaments! and all your Christmas decorations :)


  3. Thank you so much for showing us the snow feature. I've seen it on a few other blogs and was wondering how it was done. Have a Merry Christmas!

  4. I love the snow on your blog and love your blog :)

    Thanks for Christmas ornament idea! I struggle every year deciding what to get the ladies in my office. I am going to start making a list of all these wonderful ideas for next year!

    Merry Christmas from Texas!

  5. I love the snow too! I saw a lot of it in WV this weekend! 14 inches of the lovely stuff to cuddle and watch fall! I love your ornaments and will try to make some...Have a Wonderful Christmas!

  6. p.s. where did you find the stickers?

  7. You have two #3's! Cute ornaments!

  8. I love the ornaments you made...they are so cute and such a great idea! I will definitely keep them in mind for next year!

  9. You are so sweet and creative! Have a Merry Christmas!!

  10. LOVE the ornaments! I may have to steal this little idea! PS - I left you a surprise on my blog!

    Merry Christmas!

  11. Cute Blog!! I am Newlywed, too :) Since 9.4.09!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  12. Thanks for the ornament idea! I am going to make these for our family next year. Yours turned out so cute, good job :)


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