Wednesday, November 30, 2011

O Christmas Tree

The other night upon returning from visiting D.s family for Thanksgiving, we decided to stop by Lowe's to pick up a Christmas tree. We really wanted to chop down our own at a Christmas tree lot, but it was going to end up costing 3x as much as a tree from Lowe's. We chose to be economical. Whomp, whomp. Anyway, our car was loaded with stuff, since we were just returning from his parent's house after a 4 day stay and we had newly installed Little Baby's car seat and had loads of other stuff in the car as well (like 2 weeks worth of laundry we did at their house). So where did we put the Christmas tree? Well since we didn't have any rope, and even if we did we didn't know how to tie the tree on the car, we put Frasier Jr. (yep, this one's got a name too) in the front seat, just like last year. We had to shove and cram move a lot of stuff around but we made it work.


When we got home we decorated the table for Christmas too, we like to change the table according to the seasons. It's our thing. While I was putting away the fall decor that was on the table, I found an old Nutcracker that was hiding behind a bunch of stuff on a shelf. It's D.'s Nutcracker, I think it's funny that he likes it and won't let me get rid of it. He must have been afraid I might donate it, which is why it was hiding in the back corner of a shelf behind a bunch of tea canisters. I think Nutcrackers are weird.


We decided we needed to take posed pictures of us gazing at the Christmas tree with the Nutcracker. Can you see him, he is hiding. Sorry for the dark photos, we were doing this at night.


Me and the Nutcracker and a really cute bow headband/earwarmer from people webs etsy shop. P.S. I remember last year when I could button that sweater, and not just the top button.


My mom was really big on Avon ornaments, this is my Noah's ark collection, the poor little penguin is missing his mate. Where'd she go? She's been missing for awhile. Ummm, I just realized the penguin isn't even visible in this photo, but he's there.


Some of my favorite ornaments are the ones that my mom made me long, long ago. This one is all fancy and decked out in gold puff paint.


My "name" is on it, I still don't know why she called me J.D. 


Very soon I'll have another Baby's First Christmas ornament to add to the tree. Only two more weeks until Little Baby is here!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Cartoons: Chip N Dale

Growing up, my mom had recorded two VHS tapes (yep, VHS tapes) full of Christmas specials for me and every year I loved digging them out and watching all of my favorite Christmas episodes of TV shows and cartoons. Over this Christmas season I'll share a few of my favorites with you. First up, this Chip N Dale Christmas cartoon.


When I was little I thought it would be so fun to live in this Christmas tree with Chip and Dale.



Mickey Mouse and Pluto are also in this cartoon. That black thing is Pluto's nose but Dale thinks it's a Christmas light. If I've piqued your interest and you're dying to watch it, you can see it here

Monday, November 28, 2011

And The Winner Is...



Congratulations Brooke! Please email your address to themoldycannoli AT gmail DOT com

Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Shop Update


The Christmas season is officially upon us, so bring out the decorations, the festive candles and the egg nog! Yah, hoo! And p.s. my shop has just been updated with all kinds of Christmas goodies, so head on over and take a look!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you all have a lovely day with your friends and family filled with good food, good drinks and lots of fun games!


Stay tuned for a Christmas update in the my etsy shop tomorrow, and don't forget to enter my Martha Stewart giveaway!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Martha Stewart December 2010 Issue Giveaway

By now you probably know that I really like Martha Stewart, I like her T.V. show, her craft line, her cookbooks, I don't like that she spent some time in jail but that is a story for another time... In honor of Christmas fast approaching I am giving away a brand new issue of her December 2010 magazine. That's right, brand new December 2010, I wound up with two copies last year and I decided to save one for a giveaway this year. 


Inside this wonderful issue you can find out how to make these cuties:


These candles:



And so much more:


To enter the giveaway just leave me a comment telling me your favorite Christmas tradition. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on November 28th. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only (sorry international peeps!)




Monday, November 21, 2011

Maternity Photos

 A photographer friend of mine, Jim from The Bakers Photography, trekked up to PA to do our maternity photos for us a a few weekends ago. It just so happened though that we were having a freak snow storm here in October. But they braved the snow, even though their car's driver's side windshield wiper conked out, and took some really great photos of D., myself, and our little bun-in-the-oven.We decided to take pictures the day after the storm, which surprisingly was sunny and bright even though you can still see some snow in some shots. 










Thanks so much Jim, we love the way they turned out! 


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