New shoes!!

First off, I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas! We had a very nice holiday, and got to see all of our family. Wee One got more stuff than any one child needs, and I promise those pictures will be coming soon!

I had a great Christmas as well - received new games for the Wii (Lego Batman and Mario Party 8, and hubby got the new Nerf game), but more importantly, I received new shoes!

Both of my sisters bought me a pair, and I love them both. One is definitely more practical, but both are very cute! My baby sister bought me the cutest pair of purple patent leather flats with silver buckles on the front. They are adorable, and I will try to get pictures of them soon. They are actually really comfortable, and look great with pretty much every pair of pants I own. Now I just need to find enough tops to go with them! My other sister bought me theses:
Can I just say how much I love them??? They are completely impractical, and not very comfy, but oh so cute! I'm wearing them today at work, and let me tell you - I'm finding reasons to not get up and walk around! But I love them.

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year's Eve, and that you all stay safe. Happy New Year, and see you in 2009!


I've assembled my own army...

Wee One's class party is today, and also her Christmas party at the babysitter's. I, being the rampant overachiever that I am, decided to make these adorable reindeer cupcake pops that I saw on Bakerella. I decided to make enough for each kid and teacher to have 2, so that's a total of 54 reindeer. That means 54 sucker sticks. 54 sets of hand broken antlers. 54 faces painted on and noses glued. And 54 ribbons tied. I now have my very own reindeer army! They're not quite as good as Bakerella's, and I've had to reglue about 15 sets of antlers so far, but Wee One adores them, and I'm sure they'll be a huge hit at her party!

The army (minus about 12-15 that are sitting in the fridge.) And yes, that would be 1:25am. I'm apparently a glutton for punishment.

A close up


Cutest artwork ever!

I'm going to be a proud mommy for a minute and brag on Wee One. She absolutely LOVES to draw and color, and for the past two years has even asked Santa for art stuff for Christmas. Being a graphic designer and having a very artistic husband, this just thrills me to pieces. I finally got a chance to upload some of her recent artwork, so I had to share. Enjoy!


These were done the week they were talking about the circus. I love her baby lion in the second one.

Self portrait :)

These were people that were drawn using the outline of her feet. The one on the right is me - I'm happy and smiling. The one on the left is Daddy. He's just choking. (yes, said VERY matter-of-factly, and using those words.)

Her class

I drew the little igloo on the bottom, but she did the big one, the snow and all but the "g" in igloo.


HP Magic Giveaway

I'm a huge fan of Stumble, and came across this great blog - Moosh in Indy - through it a few days ago. While looking through some of the recent posts, I can across this one. In it, she's actually GIVING AWAY about $6,000 - yes, SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS - worth of HP products. It's called the HP Magic Giveaway, and is sponsored by HP and Windows. They have contacted 50 bloggers and given them all this product to review. They then have to give it away. All of it. It's 4 computers, an awesome all-in-one printer/scanner combo (I actually have the same one at work and LOVE it), copies of Kung Fu Panda and some other things as well. This prize package is flippin awesome! Her rules to win all this amazing stuff are 1) You can't keep all of it - it has to be shared, 2) you have to write a post on your own blog saying what you would do with it and who you'd share it with (hence the reason for this post ;) ) and 3) you have to mention the link to the post on her blog, and mention and link to the HP Magic Giveaway.

Now, everyone who knows me knows that I am a strictly Mac girl. I use them at work and love mine at home. Hubby is a pc guy, but has a new computer that he just built for gaming. So, neither of us need a new HP. That means that if I won I'd give all 4 away.

The 18 series Premium Notebook I would give to my sister. She's been wanting and needing a computer for awhile for school, and would LOVE to have a laptop. The TouchSmart IQ816 PC would go to my mom. She doesn't have a good home computer, and is limited on what she can view at her work. She deserves to have something nice, and even my Mac-loving self will admit that it's one sweet computer! The dv4 series Entertainment Notebook would go to my inlaws. They don't have a home computer at all, and I have a 17 yr old brother in law and a 13 year old sister in law that would LOVE to have one. It would give them a way to download music for their phones, and my SIL could finally get the iPod she wanted since she'd have a way to put music on it. And last but not least, the HP Mini 1000 would go to my other sister. She has a laptop now, but I know she'd love to have something smaller to carry with her while she's out and about.

I would want to keep the MediaSmart Connect because Hubby has a ton of movies on his computer. I hate having to watch them on there, and it would be so cool to get to watch them on our tv. I would also want to keep one of the dvds of Kung Fu Panda because I love and adore that movie, and Wee One keeps quoting it from the commercials.

The other two versions of the movie would be given away - The Blu-Ray to my mom to go with the new computer, and the other dvd to my inlaws for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law.

As for the all-in-one and the photo pack, that would go to my dad and step-mom. They love getting pictures of Wee One, but don't have a reliable printer to print them out. I have the same all-in-one at work, so know it would be great for them to have.

That's it. I would keep 2 things and give the rest away. It would be like I was Santa Claus, and it would be wonderful. I know that all of my family would be thrilled beyond belief, and I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate Christmas!


Christmas Wallpaper

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Christmas. It is absolutely, without a doubt my favorite time of year. We have the tree and decorations up at home, I have a mini tree in my office at work, and even put Christmas lights on the tree/bush thing in my office as well. I then realized that I couldn't go through all of this trouble without decorating my desktop as well, so off to Vladstudio (my absolute favorite place for wallpaper) I went. There are a ton of new Christmas ones up, and I currently have this on my computer (and soon on my cell phone as well!):

Enjoy looking, and may you have a wonderfully festive Christmas season!!


Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus...

...right down Santa Claus lane!!

The Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, Wee One and I were in Memphis visiting my dad and stepmom. We decided to be brave and fight the crowds on Friday afternoon, and while we were at Wolfchase Galleria, decided to get Wee One's picture taken with Santa. She was SOOOO excited about getting to see him - matter of fact, in her letter to him she said she couldn't wait to see him, give him a hug, sit in his lap and get her picture taken. Quite a change from the last two years when she screamed if we got within 100 ft of the big guy!

She was wonderful (despite being super excited) while we waited in line, and was so cute as she got up there to get her picture taken. She told him what she wanted, got her candy cane, and then practically floated over to where we picked the pictures up. It was just the sweetest thing I've seen in awhile, and definitely helped make up for the craziness in that mall!


Now, if he'd just hurry up and come to our house so she could open her gifts, I think her life would be complete! ;)