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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Getting a head start on one of my 2011 resolutions by resurrecting this site.


Nevermind the fact that I haven’t been getting much of a head start on my holiday shopping.  Or wrapping.  Or decorating.




But there are lots of friends from the interwebs and Twitter who are more than making up for my slack-tastic self in the holiday department.


1.) The Bloggess. If you haven’t yet read her post on the Christmas Miracle that her readers helped create,  you are missing out on a big piece of holiday spirit.  Go! Read it now!


2.) Domestic, But Not Martha.

Crystal has only been blogging for a (relatively) short time, but is already making an impact.  Check out  her Handmade Holiday series for lots of gifting ideas.  Especially companies – and Etsy sites – where your purchases make a difference.  (I’m looking at you, Sara from  Happy Brown House)


Go and check out the links above.  In the meantime, I’m going to work at getting my Christmas on.





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McDonald’s Myrrh Milkshakes

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and to enjoy a McDonald’s Egg Nog milkshake.  I rarely go to McD’s – but I love the Shamrock shake and the Egg Nog one too.   However, I’m not a big fan of the new “Triple Thick” recipe.  I like mine “Single Thick” thank you very much.  I just have to work too hard to get the new one into my mouth. 


Let’s get something straight, here:  I ain’t drinking these things for the excersise.  If you know me – my mouth gets enough excersising with all of the talking and wild facial gestures I make each day.  Sometimes I just want to relax and enjoy some egg nog goodness.  And, oh boy, is it good!

I had an online fun conversation with my facebook friends yesterday on the subject. Here’s what went down with E’s status update yesterday afternoon:

EP: E thinks Jesus must be proud of egg nog ice cream being associated with his birth.

SL: Wasn’t Jesus born in the summer? Eggnog ice cream makes all kinds of sense.

Me: I like to think that Jesus is a big fan of ice cream, personally.

EP: that’s what I’m saying… I’d be proud to have eggnog ice cream associated with my birth.  If there was a fourth wise man, I’m sure he would have brought some.  I’m kind of assuming a lot here, though.

Me: The only reason they didn’t bring it was because they didnt’ have a cooler.  So they substituted with myrrh.

SL: Or maybe myrrh is just a fancy pants bible word for ice cream.  I don’t know you, julianne, but i appreciate your theology.


The moral here is Triple-Thick, Single-Thick or what-have-you… I hope you have a chance to enjoy one of the simple pleasures of the holiday season. 🙂


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piece #7

7.) I love Fireworks!!

Fourth of July is one of my all-time favorite holidays. The lights, the bangs! and Booms! I especially love the ones that look like giant chysanthemums whose thick, sparkling petals look like they are falling down right on top of you.

The closer I am; the louder and brighter they are- the better! Some of my favorite shows are in Clawson and in Lake Angelus.

Oh, yeah – but especially the ones that go off when you have a great kiss. mmmmm.

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