Friday, November 30, 2007

Welcome to Linksville

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Population: YOU!
I am such a dork! Here are some scrappy links for my scrappy friends!
These are from my ScrapCity friend Dawn. Thanks Dawn!
6 Point Star Ornament Tutorial
3D Tree
Magic Floating Ornaments
Holiday Poppers
Make a Finnish Star

My links:
This lady has talent-CLICK HERE
Tree Place Card
Everything you ever wanted to know!
Explosion Box
Explosion box template

Birthday Chaos

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I've been MIA lately because I have been busy shopping and planning for Harrison's 3rd birthday party! It is tomorrow. We usually go all out for his parties but this year it will be small, intimate and family only. We are going to have it at my mom's house because there is more room there. I am so excited! I picked up the Thomas the train cake today and it rocks!
This weekend I am also going to a craft show with my mom, and online I am participating in cropalatte.net's first weekend crop!
The other day we made sugar cookies. You can't make sugar cookies with a toddler without making a mess! :) And of course, Harrison had to taste test several times while we were frosting them. He is good at sprinkling management! I ended up with Christmas tree sprinkles in my hair!
We also went to the zoo and Harrison played on the playground for an hour. He loved the big swing! Today we had a playdate with Audrey's Christian mom group. We were so late for our playtime that we only got to play for about 10 minutes. It was at an inflatable play place. We had not been to this particular one in over a year so it was fun to see Harrison use his motor skills more!
Here are some of our recent pics~




Here are some songs I am loving right now:
Breath of Heaven-Sarah Grove
Xmas Song-Meiko
Hey There Delilah-Sugababes (this version is so different!)
Conquest-White Stripes
I am going to add some of these to my music box on the right!
I hope to get some scrapping done this weekend. See my post above for some awesome links!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

O Christmas Tree

My husband Ben has been a total sweetheart lately. He loves Christmas and usually gives me all my gifts BEFORE the 25th and I guess this year is no different. I had mentioned that my feet felt cold on our wood kitchen floor. He went to run some errands and came home with these!
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BUT it gets better!!
The UPS man came to our door. I saw my husband take the box and go in another room--total weirdness, right?!? He comes back with it opened and says "Here is your big Christmas gift. Look inside." I was like, "WHAT!?!?" It was a NEW camera!!! 10.2 megapixels baby! (My old one was 5mps). I took some pictures with it that are in today's blog post. I hope you can tell a difference. The detail from the macro lens is amazing.
BUT it gets better!!
The crazy man just handed me $100 cash to spend on whatever I want.
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(Our family's vintage Nativity that belonged to my grandmother).
This really means a lot because I remember our first Christmas we had Harrison and money was tight and we just could not spoil each other. It is definitely not the gift that matters but the thought and care behind it and remember:
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Speaking of Christmas I wrote out and mailed my Christmas cards yesterday. This year I went with a line from Anna Griffin. I caught one card that was a little wonky...
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(hint: Happy Holidays is upside down!)
It snowed yesterday morning. By the time I woke my son up, fed him, bundled him up, this is all that was left:
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LOL Harrison still packed the little bits of snow and threw snowballs at me and A.T.

Later that night, we went to the community tree lighting ceremony. I will post those pics as soon as I upload them! It was cold but they provided free hot chocolate. Nice! :)
I found some old 50s patterns at the thrift store. I am totally going to make something scrappy with them!
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I am thinking of making the women on the front into paper dolls or something.
Here are some of my recent Hobby Lobby purchases:
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daisy d rub-ons and a firefighter paper piecing outfit (since Harrison was a firefighter for Halloween). I also got 20 sheets of paper. Mainly for Christmas layouts.
I just wanted to share this picture I found today with you.
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Sometimes I wished I lived in Mayberry!
Here's your weekly peek at one of my crazy pets.
Kipper says hi!
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Here are some pics of what I have been working on lately:
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A paper tree with paper bow
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I used daisy d's Christmas papers from Hobby Lobby.
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The bow is my favorite!
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And I made a button tree because I am obsessed with buttons!
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The brooch "star" was a treasure I found at a local antique store.
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Button heaven. LOL I put them on with pins.
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I think I passed on my love of Christmas trees to my son because our store-bought collection has grown to 10 recently!
Here are two of Harrison's favorites (this week anyway):
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The jingle bell tree!
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I am partial to this one because it reminds me of Dr. Seuss!

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Scrappy Resume


I now have a more organized scrapbook resume: CLICK HERE

Jo's!



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Saturday, November 24, 2007

A scrappy tutorial~

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Neat star book tutorial CLICK HERE

Bored? You can be a winner...

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This is a (legit) site that list sweepstakes to enter by the list of prizes and end dates, etc. It is really organized. Sometimes when we are bored me and Ben enter some. I won an LG personal dvd player once from Star magazine!
Click on the link below~
http://www.online-sweepstakes.com/

Stuffed.

We had two turkey dinners this year. It beats the four we had last year! Last year we had our own in our kitchen, ate at both sets of parents and then at the Otzoys (our neighbors) birthday party they served turkey with all the fixings! So this year since our kitchen is yes, still a disaster, we only ate at the in-laws and with my family. Here are some pictures from our turkey dinner:
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Mmm...so tasty,right?
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Here is a slideshow of my niece Kellee and Harrison and I enjoying our meal. I look tired!




My little brother decorated the dining room. Lovely.
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I have to admit I really enjoyed the meal at my mom and dad's. Just because it was more formal and that is my style. As we said our family prayer,I really thought how happy I am to have such an amazing family.
Harrison went next door and had a playdate with the neighbors, the Otzoys. They are a wonderful family of 7 from Guatemala. The dad, Nicolas is a minister. They have been my neighbors ever since I moved in as a single girl back in 2001!
Then we decorated our family tree we adopted from a local park.
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Ben climbed the ladder--I am very scared of heights!
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Harrison and I glittered some spray painted pinecones to put on the tree. It ended up being so windy and they kept falling off so we nixed the pinecone idea.
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THUD! The wind blew our ladder down!
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Our tag on the tree.
The end result...
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We had to go to WalMart that night to exchange some lights that we just bought that had decided not to work.
It was about 7pm. We passed Best Buy on our way out. It was 27 degrees. There were about 35 people in tents and lawn chairs outside!!!! Yikes!
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It got very chilly here on Friday. Ben woke up at 4am to hit the Black Friday sale at Target. I decided to stay here with Harrison because it was so cold and also he was sleeping peacefully. He said there were 75 people in line in front of him and the line stretched way down the street behind him. He waited for an hour. Some crazy people tried to start a new line on the other side so they could beat the people who had been waiting the whole time! Luckily, Target took care of the situation and blocked them with carts. Ben got everything off his list, which really surprised me!
We got 300, Open Season, Ice Age, Monster House, The Office season 1 and 2, a 12 pack of VHS tapes (for $4.99!), and a mini sewing machine for me.
Then he came home and we all went to Walgreens. We bought the jar candles because they were buy one get two free for $7.99. They smell so freakin' good!!! I have one by my computer teehee.
After all the shopping, we had built up an appetite so we hit Chuck E. Cheese. Harrison was so focused on playing he never did eat the pizza! He got 100 tickets so he spent that on a spider toy and two large tootsie rolls. Funny how he ate the tootsie rolls!
Today we are just working in the kitchen, and then taking Harrison for a haircut. My little sweetie is starting to resemble a wooly mammoth! LOL. :) I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Turkey Day

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I wish you a happy day and safe travel. I will be taking a blog break until Friday. I will have some new pics up then and tell you about all my good Black Friday shopping deals!
xoxo,
tina aka twinklescrapbooks

Thankful

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I have been challenged to share with you what I am thankful for.
Here's my fun list :
carpet cleaner because I have pets
Jolly Rancher fire candy
cell phones
caffeine
a mirror (keeps my ego in check LOL)
nail clippers
Yo Gabba Gabba! on Nickelodeon
lists

Here's my for real list:
my husband and son
God!
my whole family, especially my mom, dad and two brothers
my pets (Kitson, Kingston, Kipper, Keely)
my blog
my friends (real life and internetz)
scrapbooking--it is my outlet
food on the table/roof on my head
books
that I live in America
my comfy house
life-I am thankful each morning that I woke up.

Maya Road Freebie!!

My friend Dawn shared this with us! CLICK HERE

Scrapbooker's Black Friday

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Here is a link for a TON of Joann coupons CLICK HERE
Here is the Michael's Ad for Friday:
The coupons:
Friday 6am-9am 25% of your entire purchase
Friday 9am-10pm turkey bucks ($5 off $25, $10 off $40, $30 of $100)
Saturday 8am-noon 20% off entire purchase
Saturday noon -10pm 50% off one item

Scrapbook sale items:
40% off Sizzix die cutter and accessories
$4.99 Fiskars 12" purple paper trimmer
40% off K&Co and Westrim Ultimate scrapbook kits
40% off Studio G rubber stamp gift sets (pic shows wood mounted stamps in a tin and claims over 90 pieces reg $49.99, now $29.99)
50% off Petite cropper scrapbook storage tote or crop station
$2.49 Soft spoken embellishments
40% off The Slab paper sets
Cricut starter set will be $129.99 (includes, cutter, cartridge, paper & cardstock pads, trimmer, tool kit, mats and blades)
and Cricut cartridges are $44.99

Monday, November 19, 2007

I am worth 1.71 mill!!!

How much are you worth?

I am obviously bored because I took this quiz and it was sooooo long too. :) LOL
Oh and it rated my life,too.
75.8/100Rate My Life

I thought I would get a higher life score! LOL
Early morning boredom busters!

The weekend review

So we were sick all weekend! Bleh.
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I went to my Friday night crop and had so much fun. I also learned I need to get out of the house more!
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Saturday's crop---um, not so much! Ben works Saturday morning helping my dad's landscape business. Well, they had to pick up leaves. I had to cancel going to Tricia's crop because he did not get home until 5 pm...with two truckloads of bagged leaves!
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Sunday we decorated the house for Christmas! Our tree is so pretty. Here it is:
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We can't have a real tree because our nephew Blake is allergic to them.
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And here's some other decorations:
Harrison's stocking!
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And I love feather trees!
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Kingston supervised and approved.
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We also put a little tree in Harrison's room and put candy canes on it for him to eat (unless it becomes an issue), and unbreakable ornaments. He wore a Santa hat most of the evening! Then we went to see lights at a local park that has three different sections to see lights.
Here are some pics from our light adventure:

Santa and Rudolph weight lifting.
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I love the colors on this one!
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Harrison's favorite one is the polar bear that plays Jazz music!
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Rudolph washing a car.
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My favorite is Santa on the moon.
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Ben's favorite. He says it reminds him of a Target ad LOL.
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