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Yes, I stink at this blog.

This blog stinks.

One of the reasons is that I have a personal blog that I’ve kept for years. It’s much more funner. It’s much more betterer. So, I’m deciding to put this blog out of it’s misery and officially quit posting here.

Gosh, like that’s a surprise. I mean, I hardly ever posted here anyway!

So, please consider this a hearty invitation to you to head over to my other, more betterer and funnerer blog: The mab Blab. There’s a giveaway going on now to celebrate my 500th post!

Thanks to all of you poor souls who endured my sad blog. Please read up at my other one… I have a great new Etsy shop in the works that will have a ridiculous amount of vintage fabrics to share with you.

See you at the Blab!

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Yes, I’m posting about a lot of giveaways lately. There are some really great ones out there! And, my crafting is limited right now since I’m sick on the couch. Tomorrow I simply HAVE to be well — our MOPS group is having a craft day and I’m in charge. I’ve actually named it Craftapalooza! We’ll make bath salts, coasters from tiles, and beaded bookmarks. We’ll also learn how to make beautiful bows. I don’t know how to do this type of bow, but my friend Sandy does and she’s going to teach us. I’m super excited! I’ll try to get some pictures posted soon.

But, now on to the next giveaway I’ve found! I am sooooo excited to find this Etsy shop. I love it. Love it. I’m favoriting everything right now. And, if you head over to fabulous k, there’s a giveaway for three of her prints. WOW! Three! I need these. NEED.

Hope you’re having a crafty day!

Yes, I am addicted to giveaways. I figure if I enter every single one of them, I’m bound to win now and again. This is one I really hope I can win!

HP is giving away 5 Touchsmart computers! Check out these blogs below to find out more details…
1) BooMama

2) NieNie Reviews

3) McKMama

4) Totally Together Reviews

5) Kelly’s Reviews

Well, the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway days are over. I entered almost every giveaway and now I’m hoping (with fingers crossed!) to win something.

But, more than anything, I would really like to win this. Yay for giveaways!

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme
TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

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

1. A ring from my hubby to temporarily take the place of my wedding bands. After 2 kids in 3 years, my knuckles have expanded and they don’t fit. (This is strange for knuckles to grow, isn’t it?)

2. Some storage shelves for the mess of toys in the girls’ room.

3. New clothes.

4. A new rotary cutter and cutting mat.

5. A magic robot that will clean my house, do my dishes, and wash my laundry.


2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?

One year, my mom put together a recipe box full of cards. She mailed these cards to friends, family, former teachers, and people I’ve known all my life. They each wrote one or two cards and sent them back. It is so neat to look through and see all of the different recipes, the handwriting, and all of the people who sent something in. I treasure that box!

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?

Someday I’ll make a quilted family tree wallhanging for my grandmother. I can see the project in my head. Let’s see if it can come to fruition!

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?

I got a Cabbage Patch Doll. It was the year that everyone was in a frenzy for them, but as a 4 year-old, I don’t think I was caught up in that. I knew that I adored Nicola Beth with her red yarn pigtails instantly. She went with me everywhere. The older cousin who gave her to me took me and my brother later that year to get our pictures taken. These professional portraits were supposed to be a surprise for my parents. They were certainly surprised to see me, my brother, and Nicola Beth in the finished portraits!

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?

My kids are too small to really have a conscious wish list. (They’re 1 year old & 2 1/2.) But, they’re getting a kitchen and I know they’ll adore it. My oldest is also getting a Buzz Lightyear doll. I know she’s a girl, but she’s obsessed with Toy Story. I know she’s going to love that toy!

6. What is your favorite holiday food?

The massive amounts of handmade candy and cookies that my Mama makes each year! YUM! She asked me and my hubby tonight which ones we wanted this year so she wouldn’t have to make any that we don’t want. My hubby’s answer: She can make all of them. One year I counted and there were 17 different varieties of treats on the dining room table! That’s right… it takes up the entire dining room table.

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

I’m making a variety of gifts this year. I won’t write details since some family members read this blog! But, one family member doesn’t have a computer or read blogs, so I can tell you about hers… My 81 year-old aunt loves birds. She has a walker that she uses to get around. There’s a basket attached to it for her to hold her purse or other things. I found some perfect birdie fabric and I’m going to make a basket-cozy for her. I think she’ll like it. I also think I should get extra points for creativity!

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?

Elf. Love it. Hee-larious.

9. Favorite holiday song?

Probably O Holy Night. I sing it in the shower if no one else is home to hear it. In college, my roommate came home early one time while I was showering. I didn’t hear her come in to our tiny dorm room. I had started the song a bit high for my range, but since it was just me and the shaving cream, I let it rip anyway. Well, when the water turned off and I was reaching for the towel, I heard a voice from the other side of the bathroom door screeching in imitation of me. Sigh… no one appreciates good art, I guess.

10. Favorite holiday pastime?

Taking my daughters to see the lights. They love them. It’s just magic!

Now, I tag Britty, KarenD, and Ashley! Y’all need to make sure to participate!

Tonight is the big craft fair we have here on campus. My hubby is getting a Masters degree & we live on the campus of the school. There’s lots of activities every year & this is one of the biggest. I’ve been preparing for months and I hope it goes really well. I’m an absolute nervous wreck. Not only am I trying to frantically get everything together, I also lost my voice. I can’t talk! I’m guzzling hot tea, water, and any other liquid to try to help out. I’m also not talking unless necessary. This is really really difficult for me!

I am excited about something new….

Bella sucre handmade sugar scrub

Bella sel handmade bath saltsAren’t the logos beautiful? My best bud over at b.originals did them for me. Tonight will be their debut. We’ll see how it goes….

Now, back to packing and getting ready! And more tea. I need more hot tea.

I have a TON of blogs linked in my Google Reader. It’s an addiction almost as severe as my fabric addiction. One blog that mixes my two addictions: True Up. Lots of info on what’s going on in the fabric world + great writing + bloggy goodness + giveaways. I’m happy.

Be happy & go visit this blog. 🙂

Hello everyone! I’m so excited about the great response to my Bunting Giveaway. I’ll be going through the  responses and letting Random.org choose a winner soon.

Due to two deaths in the family yesterday, I’m rushing around to get ready for funerals, etc., and will be quite behind. Thanks for your patience in this. We lost my beloved Great Aunt Velma, who was more like a second grandmother to me. She was funny, told great stories, and was an amazing woman of prayer. She lived 90 amazing years and I’m positive that she’s rejoicing in heaven right now. I also lost a cousin, John. This was sudden and we’re still not sure what happened. He wasn’t even 50.

We never know what will happen and we never know how many days we have. Please choose today to love those around you and to love God. Enjoy life here and be ready for the next.

Thanks, y’all.

-M

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