Christmas Eve-Eve-Eve!

So, I've been missing this week. I have been really busy ignoring the internet almost completely. People have just been getting me down. So instead of letting the little things get to me, I decided to focus on the things that make me happy, my little family, baking cookies, decorating for Christmas, wrapping packages & making plans for the holidays.

Getting ready to make another batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies for tomorrow. James' family is coming over for a bit so that the girls {my future nieces} can open up their presents. I'm really excited to see them. We haven't seen them all together since before my birthday back in August. I'm mostly looking forward to seeing them open their gifts. :)

I am really proud of how much I accomplished for Christmas this year. Last year I had not even finished one crochet project the entire year. This year, I finished seven projects just as gifts, as well as four hats, a blanket & a scarf for myself. :) I need more yarn!

My family sent the Mister & I gifts from California. They are now all displayed under my pretty Christmas tree. I have NO idea what they are & it is driving me crazy. I can't wait to open them! :) My Grandma & Grandpa even sent gifts for our Furbabies. That always makes me giggle when I see Odin, Kora & Apollo written on a gift tag. My Grandma loves her fur-grandbabies. lol.

Do you have snow where you live? We haven't had any yet this year. I am really hoping for some white on the ground for Christmas. At first it seemed like it was not going to happen this year. But now it seems that we can be expecting up to three inches of snow on Christmas Eve! I would love that! :)

I watched a really awesome documentary on Netflix this morning. It's called "Craigslist Joe". It's about a guy named Joe, who sets out with just the clothes on his back, a cell phone & a laptop. His goal is to make it for an entire month with nothing but the kind hearts of the people on Craigslist. It really amazed me just how much help he had along the way & it really gave me a little more faith in humanity. I highly suggest you check it out if you are able to.

Well, I'm off to start another load of laundry & put another batch of cookies into the oven. If I am not back before then, I hope you all have a fantastic holiday!

xox

Tragedy

I was going to post a blog today. I fully intended to write a blog about happy things & talk about how close to Christmas we are. But all of that seems very insignificant now.

My heart is heavy. Twenty children were lost today. They were ripped from their families. I'm not a mom {yet}, so I could only imagine the amount of heartache, pain & despair these families are going through. I cry for them all. I sob for the children who were taken in such a tragic & horrifying way. My heart goes out to all of the families, not only those whose homes & hearts are empty tonight, but those who have children that don't understand what happened. Shootings, no matter where they take place are sad, but this event was above & beyond horrible. These were innocent, young children who were barely starting on their life's journey.

Rest in peace young ones. Your life on this planet was cut so short & I am so sorry that you were torn from your families in such a horrific & terrifying way. I pray that the families are able to find peace & strength in each other.

Such a sad & scary world we live in.
xox

Disney on Netflix, say what?

Yes, this past week Netflix announced that they have reached a deal with Disney to start streaming Disney/Pixar content by 2016. I'm completely psyched since, I was just talking to the mister about me wishing they would bring Disney to Netflix just this past month. They already have certain movies streaming as part of their deal, so I of course have spent the past few days reverting back to that child sitting in her pajamas with stars in her eyes as Pocahontas plays on the screen. The Brave Little Toaster too! So, if you were wondering where I disappeared to, that would be the answer to that question.

I also actually managed to finish all seven of my Crochet Christmas gifts! Hooray! I was on a roll this year & I can't wait to give them out. I'm really proud of what I was able to accomplish. I have come a long way, at least I think so, in this crocheting world. I look back on my first few projects & laugh because of how tremendously horrible they actually turned out compared to my new & improved projects. They are now wrapped up neatly under the tree, more than half of which need to be shipped out to California. The post office was out of Flat Rate boxes the last two times I have went, so I decided to just order a few online... now I have to wait for those to come in. If they don't make it here in time, I will just have to bite the bullet & use whatever box I can find & ship it a different way. These gifts WILL make it to California for Christmas, they just have to! :)

So the world ends in less than two weeks, supposedly. I have actually watched a lot of documentaries on the subject & I have come to the conclusion that although it might not be the "end of the world", it is most definitely an end of an era. A lot of things are lining up in our solar system & it's going to be interesting to see what truly happens, even if it's just a small change in our planetary lineup. I for one am hoping for some big life changing event, something I can tell my grandchildren about when I am old & grey... "The day the world changed." Who knows, it could very well happen! ;)


Tuesday's 10 Day YOU Challenge {7 wants}

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So last week I skipped Tuesday's 10 Day YOU Challenge, whoops! No biggie, I will just post it today & move on along. :) I'm hoping to put together an actual blog really soon. I've just been so emotionally drained lately. But, that is another story... for now, let's get to today's 10 Day YOU Challenge...

My seven wants...

  • First the big one... I want to start a family with my Mister. I really wish it were as easily done, as said. We have quite a few obstacles in our way & sometimes I just feel like it's never going to happen for us. (I will be writing a blog more in detail about this later on.)
  • Paintable walls! Oh my goodness, some of the paneling in my house is straight up terrible! But if we are talking wishes & not just wants, I would settle for a nicer house, with a bigger back yard, FAR away from the city. *nods*
  • To be able to see my family more often. Living 3,000 miles away from them pretty much sucks.
  • For my Monster, Odin, to live a very LONG & healthy life. We just lost our old boy & the thought of losing another kills me. I can't believe he is going to be two years old in March! Where did the time go?
  • To get better with my creative outlets. Perhaps to start selling my crocheted items.
  • A good snow storm this winter... I want a good couple feet for Odin to go crazy in. Today it was nearly 70 degrees... what the heck Pennsylvania, why are you so bipolar?
  • I would like for myself & for those around me to be happy in everything they do in life, not matter what anyone says.
And that is all for now! I'll write again soon. :)

Sunday Social #3

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Happy Sunday everyone! It's time for another Sunday Social hosted by Neely over at A Complete Waste of Makeup.

This weeks questions are:

  1. What is your favorite holiday season tradition?
  2. Do you have a certain holiday movie that you watch more than others? If so, what is it?
  3. Show us your favorite decoration or Pinterest decoration you wish you could have.
  4. Favorite holiday song?
  5. Favorite holiday dessert?
  6. What is on your wish list this year?

Happy December!

Happy December everyone! Can you believe that we are in the last month of 2012, where-oh-where does the time go? I know, I have been hiding... But I have a very good reason behind it! I have been busy getting ready for the holidays! :) Now we all know that I have already decorated the inside of my house. But now, I have decorated the outside as well!



Did you know that you can make "Snow" paint for windows with just shampoo, cornstarch & water? Well you can! And I did! :D I think it came out just lovely don't you?

We don't have much of a front to our house, since we live in a row home. But I do my best to spruce it up for Christmas. :)


The bows in the front are hand made, by me! :D

This was too funny & too true, not to share!


So what else have I been up to, why CROCHETING of course. I've been trying my best to get all my crocheted gifts done by this week so I can mail them out. I've managed to complete five out of the seven gifts I have planned this year, so score!!!


I should keep you guessing, but I won't! So here is a peek inside the giftwrap! Shhh! Don't tell! ;)



A Green Bay Packers Hat for my baby cousin & scarves x 3! :)

Here is what I am working on now...

A tri-colored puff stitch scarf! I love how this is turning out, I am going to have to make myself one once I am finished! :) After I re-stock on yarn of course! :D

So what have you been up to? Are you getting ready for Christmas? Are you hand making any gifts this year?

xox
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