This is Christmas afternoon at my in-laws' house. Messy isn't it? I didn't have my camera at my mom's house earlier that morning but what it looked like over there makes this look clean!There are tons more people participating. Go check them out!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Name 2 things you would like to accomplish in 2008.
I’d like to finally get caught up with all my back posts on movies and books and read at least 50 books in my TBR pile (books that I own, not library books)
With which cartoon character do you share personality traits?
Tigger and Pooh, I think
What time of day (or night) were you born?
I’m not swearing to it but I think I was born around 9am-ish
Tell us something special about your hometown.
We moved around some when I was a kid but for the most part I lived in Paulding County, Georgia near where country music start Travis Tritt lives.
If you could receive a letter from anyone in the world, who would you want to get one from?
Since this doesn’t specify whether they can be dead or not I’m going to say Walt Disney.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
It’s an old question, but a good one . . . What were your favorite books this year?
List as many as you like … fiction, non-fiction, mystery, romance, science-fiction, business, travel, cookbooks … whatever the category. But, really, we’re all dying to know. What books were the highlight of your reading year in 2007?
I actually have already answered this question in last week’s BTT but here are my favorite favorites out of those: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling, The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton, A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton, and All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris.
I hope to read more current books in 2008.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
1. When a book or a movie thoroughly captures my attention I’ll start talking out loud about it myself or when I’m trying to figure out “whodunit” in a mystery I’ll reason my way through it out loud. Drives people nuts and 9 times out of 10 I don’t realize I’m doing it.
2. When I was a little kid (and sometimes now), I’d talk about characters in books like they were real to other people. My mom would always have to make sure I was talking about real friends and not fictional ones.
3. As you may have noticed on my blogs I got through certain phases where I don’t feel like reading and would rather watch bunches of movies (kind of what’s happening now) other times I want to do nothing but read and won’t even want to go see a movie at the theater with hubby.
4. I collect my DVDs and books. Once I buy something I rarely ever will get rid of it again, for some reason I can’t bring myself to part with it!
5. I have an entire shelf devoted to old Disney books and other special edition Disney books. Or for that matter anything that has to do with animated movies or their creators (How to be Like Walt is a great one).
6. (Totally non-book or movie related but) I love to bake and find it very soothing but I can’t cook to save my soul. It’s a good thing my husband is such a finicky eater and wouldn’t eat anything I cooked anyways!
7. I just turned 21 and I still don’t know how to drive. Cars scare the daylights out of me!!!
8. I have never, ever been beat at the Disney Scene-It games.
Just about everyone has now been tagged for this so if you haven't yet, then please by all means consider yourself tagged!
Monday, December 24, 2007
- My parents bought me this huge present and told me that was all I was getting for Christmas. Well Christmas morning came and it was full to the top with individually wrapped gifts.
- My mom sent me to stay with my grandmother until Christmas Eve and when I came home she had painted my room and gotten me all new furniture
- A My Pretty Ballerina Doll which I still have.
- My favorite ring (after my wedding ring of course) my mom got me three years ago
- A few stuffed animals that I still have
- A bunch of Disney snowglobes
- Some nice clothes that my Mother in Law got me
- One year my friend wrapped up this huge box that had a bunch of other boxes inside of it with things like tissue paper and rocks surrounding it until I finally got to the last one which held a beautiful necklace that I still have.
- My Mp3 player
- Bunches of great books of course!
If you would like to participate in this weeks Ten on Tuesday or read what others have written go here: Ten on Tuesday
Sunday, December 23, 2007
"Take the letters of your name and write out a title of a romance novel for it. It's that simple, see if you can actually do it. You can omit the words "A" and "The" from the title to suit your needs if you want". It's a lot harder than it looks but try Amazon.com for help.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Elusive Flame by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Naughty or Nice? by by Alison Tyler
Ice Storm by Anne Stuart
First Comes Love by Whitney Lyles
Easy on the Heart by Jodi Thomas
Really Unusual Bad Boys by MaryJanice Davidson
I'd like to tag Literary Feline, Melody and Darla D to do this if they feel up to it and anyone else that wants to!!!
Friday, December 21, 2007
1. Famous Singer: Judas Priest
2. Four Letter Word: Just
3. Street: Jefferson Street
4. Color: Jade
5. Gifts/Present: Jewelry
6. Vehicle: Jeep
7. Things in Souvenir Shop: Jackets
8. Boy Name: Jonathan
9. Girl Name: Jessica
10. Movie title: Jungle Book
11. Drink: Jack Daniels
12. Occupation: junior sales manager
13. Celebrity: Julia Roberts
14. Magazine: J-14
15. U.S. City: Juneau
16. Pro Sports: Jumpers
17. Fruit: Jack-o-lantern (pumpkin)
18. Reason for Being Late to work: just didn't feel like going!
19. Something you throw away: junk
20. Something you shout: Jiminy Crickets!
I'd love for everyone to do this!
Today's theme is Light
I couldn't think of anything light (and I'm visting family in Georgia without my camera) so I went through some old photo's on my Flickr account and found this one. My husband took this picture the first time I ever visited Mississippi (this is on the Biloxi beach). Don't you love how it looks like it goes on forever? The light, fluffy clouds are so pretty.
There are tons more people participating. Go check them out!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
- What fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007?(Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.)
- What non-fiction book (or books) would you nominate to be the best new book published in 2007?(Older books that you read for the first time in 2007 don’t count.)
- And, do “best of” lists influence your reading?
Fiction Nominations (links to my posts on the books too):
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling(of course), Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich, The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton, A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton, For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison, All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris, Undead and Uneasy by MaryJanice Davidson, No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong, & Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
I'm ashamed to say that all of the nonfiction books I read this year were published before 2007. Next year I'll be reading more nonfiction though!
I rarely pay any attention to those "Best of" Lists but from what I've seen on Amazon.com's Editors Picks I'll just stick with recommendations from friends.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I'm doing good so far! I've gotten two things off my list from last Tuesday's ToT. This week is New Year's Resolutions, something I've actually never done or at least followed through with :o) so hopefully maybe I'll be able to do it this time.
- Finally get caught up with my blog posts!
- Spend more time outside
- Become more organized
- Start taking more pictures again
- Start Christmas Shopping early (as in July or earlier)!
- Scan all my photos and my moms too
- Get out more and do stuff!
- Sleep like a normal person (no more all night reading sessions)
- Read more of my books instead of the libraries (I have 80 something books in my TBR pile and just recieved two more Borders gift cards)
- Bake more often
Monday, December 17, 2007
I got my post up on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe movie and I hope to get my Flintstone Christmas one up tonight too but for now I have to go make some peanut butter cookies.
Here's a new Meme:
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Wouldn't you like to know?
What is your favorite edible thing at Christmas? Candy Canes & Fudge
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Yes
Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Almost!
What do you look forward to most at Christmas? Being with family and getting people gifts
What are you doing for Christmas this year? Spending two weeks with my family
Who do you want to kiss under the mistletoe (celebrities are ok)? My husband
What kind of Christmas tree do you have? I have no clue but it smells good!
Do you take part in a Secret Santa? Yes but not the online one
Do you go to any Christmas parties? Yes, tomorrow in fact and two more
Have you ever had a white Christmas? Once when I was little
How early do you wake up on Christmas morning? 6am-ish
Do you still get a stocking? Of course!
How many Christmas cards do you normally send out? Not too many
Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree at your house? Our presents are wrapped but the ones from "Santa" aren't.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I was hoping to get most of my posts done that I have backed up (9 and counting right now) but you know how that goes! I did manage to get It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special up today though at the Ladytink's Neverland blog.
At least I got my hubby to wrap up all the Christmas presents and I got some baking done. Yay me!
Christmas Q & A:
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper is the best!
2. Tree - real or artificial? Real, I'd rather deal with having to vaccuum alot than having to go without that wonderful smell.
3. When do you put the tree up? Whenever I can, but at least a week or two before Christmas (it's up now)
4. When do you take the tree down? Before New Years
5. Like eggnog? Never tried it but it doesn't sound good to me
6. Do you have a nativity scene? No
7. Favorite gift received as a child? My mom had this big box under the tree and told me that's all I was getting for Christmas but when I finally got to open it, I discovered it was full of (wrapped) toys (you know unwrapping them is the best part!). Followed closely by the time my mom sent me to my grandmother's house until Christmas Eve so she could redo my entire room with all new stuff (pink walls, bookshelves, desk, bed, etc)
8. Hardest person to buy for? My MIL and my husband
9. Easiest person to buy for? My mom. We have the same tastes and she's not afraid to tell me what she wants.
10. Worst Christmas gift ever? I've been blessed with great Christmas presents, seriously!
11. Mail or email a Christmas card? Mail or hand-delivered
12. Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life and The Ref but I have too many favorite Christmas TV specials to name.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? It's random. I start officially after Thanksgiving but I usually have a few presents before then
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope
15. Favorite food to eat on Christmas? Fudge!
16. Clear or colored tree lights? Clear
17. Favorite Christmas song? Any Christmas novelty song, especially soundtracks to great Christmas specials.
18. Travel during Christmas or stay home? Hubby gets two paid weeks of vacation every year and we spend it in Georgia with my family and his mom.
19. Can you name Santa's reindeer? Yes, in 10 seconds or less
20. Can you name all seven dwarfs? Come on, Ladytink? Of course I can!
21. Angel or Star on tree top? Angel or Faerie!
22. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? One on Christmas Eve sometimes and all in the morning.
23. Most annoying thing about this time of year? That it seems to start too early and people are grouchy and tired of it by the time it actually gets here.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
January- The Complete Tales of Pooh by A. A. Milne (Milne’s birthday)
February- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (Dickens’ birthday)
March- Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel by Judith and Neil Morgan (Dr. Seuss’ birthday)
April- Puttin’ on the Grits by Deborah Ford (Southern Belle Month)
May- Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn by Donald Spoto (Hepburn’s birthday)
June- The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma Lanes (Sendak’s birthday)
July- E. B. White: A Biography by Scott Elledge (White’s birthday)
August- Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (Homeless Animal Day)
September- The Roald Dahl Treasury by Roald Dahl (Dahl’s birthday)
October- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (Halloween)
November- Thanksgiving Day by Janet Evanovich (Thanksgiving
December- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Christmas)
I can’t wait to start!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
- Gift Cards: Target & Borders
- New Scanner/Printer
- Disney Treasures DVD: The Chronicles of Donald Vol. 1-3
- A Pretty Disney Snowglobe (Alice in Wonderland or Peter Pan)
- Disney's So Dear to My Heart DVD
- The Animated Movie Guide by Jerry Beck
- CSI: Miami Season 3-5
- A Pretty, White-Gold Necklace
- Pedicure & Facial
- Cold Case DVD Seasons
There you have it! I won't get half of these things this Christmas but there's always next year!
Vintage Fruity Pebbles Commercial:
Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas Song:
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Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Today's Theme is Long
I chose this photo because my hair was incredibly long and thick when I was in high school. This was taken shortly after I put that wash out dye stuff on my hair for the first time... they lied, it didn't wash out!
Go here to join the fun every Saturday!
Friday, December 7, 2007
5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
2. Settling into my new 5th (or was it 6th?) grade class
3. Getting ready for my 11th birthday
4. Making friends
5. Reading of course!
5 Things on my T0-Do List today:
2. Finish Cleaning the Kitchen
3. Watch some of my TiVo'd shows
4. Make hubby buy the last online Christmas present
5. Go to bed early
5 Things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Move back to Georgia
2. Buy my dream house.
3. Put away for retirement.
4. Go on a 3 month long vacation to Disneyland, Ireland, & wherever hubby wants to go
5. Take care of my parents and send them on vacation too
5 Things I'll never wear again (or have never worn):
1. Spiked heels
3. Big. baggie gothic clothes
4. Leather pants
5. Uncomfortable wooden wedges
5 Favorite Toys:
2. My computer
4. Record Player
5. My LibraryPeace on Earth:
Thursday, December 6, 2007
The trailer for it is already out:
This week’s question is suggested by Island Editions:
Do you have a favourite book, now out of print, that you would like to see become available again?
Yes, and I've actually recently blogged about it. The book is Scruffy by Jack Stoneley. I have it and it's a wonderful story (it was even made into a TV movie) but it's so hard to find! There was also a book I read as a child called Travel Far, Pay No Fare by Anne Lindbergh that I loved as well (it was published in 1992). I lucked out and got a copy in great condition but I'd love to see these re-released.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The Christmas Season is upon us and we have one burning question: Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Regardless of your answer, we are inviting our lovely readers a chance to win an eBookwise eReader!
All you have to do is answer a few simple (okay, 10) questions on your blog/journal and leave the link to your Meme in this post. If you don't have a blog or journal, you can email us your answers. The winner will be chosen on January 5th, so you can enter up until 11:59pm on January 4th.
Casee, Holly, Isabel & Rowena
1. What is your favorite Christmas romance to re-read each year?
I'm always reading a new Christmas book every year, I don't have time to re-read much!
2. What is your favorite Christmas movie/show?
I love all of the Christmas specials that come on every year and I make sure I watch almost every one of them too! My favorite Christmas movie though is It's a Wonderful Life
3. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
5. Do you re-gift?
7. When do you get your Christmas tree?
Different times. I haven't gotten mine yet.
8. Wrapping presents: Love it or hate it?
9. Who is the hardest person to buy for?
10. Christmas tree: Real or artificial?
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardbrobe by C.S. Lewis last night for the first time and really liked it so I'm looking forward to talking about that soon too. I'm amazed at how closely the Disney film (made last year) sticks to the story. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
Enjoy Bing and Frank:
|You Are a Cranberry and Popcorn Strung Tree|
Christmas is all about showcasing your creative talents.
From cookies to nicely wrapped presents, your unique creations impress everyone.
Monday, December 3, 2007
December means all of those things to me and more. I was born during this month (the 20th), my great-grandmother was born during this month (the 15th), and several of my friends also celebrate birthday’s during December too. One of them on Christmas Day! So as you can tell, I’ve always done a lot of celebrating during the holidays.
This is the time of the year when my husband and I always go back home to Georgia for the whole two weeks he’s off work (have I mentioned I love the company he works for?). My mom and I spend days baking up a storm to give tins of homemade goodies to all her friends and my in-laws. Homemade fudge (chocolate and peanut butter), peanut brittle, divinity.... you name it, we’ve probably made it.
We also spend the whole month watching tons of Christmas specials and movies. Of course there’s the must-see How the Grinch Stole Christmas (look for a post on this later this week over at Ladytink’s Neverland) but what else has everyone been watching lately? How about reading? I’m currently in the middle of the anthology Holiday’s Are Hell by Kim Harrison, Lynsay Sands, Marjorie M. Liu, & Vicki Pettersson and my mom is reading Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews.
Oh and don’t forget our furry friends this Christmas! Holiday plants like holly and mistletoe are poisonous and the white sap in poinsettias can cause severe stomach problems as well so be careful and have a Merry Christmas!
Tom and Jerry-The Night Before Christmas:
Perry Como- It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas:
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (1948):
~Please visit the other blogs taking part in the Advent Calender!
3 December- Marg (Reading Adventures)
4 December - Valentina (Valentina's Room)
5 December - Melissa (Book Nut)
6 December - Laura (Musings)
7 December - Wendy (Caribousmom)
8 December - Nymeth (Things Mean A Lot)
9 December - Raidergirl (An Adventure in Reading), Chris (Stuff as Dreams are Made on)
10 December - Dewey (The Hidden Side of a Leaf)
11 December -Suey (It's All About Books)
12 December - Chris (Book-a-rama)
13 December - Jill (The Well-Read Child)
14 December - Robin (A Fondness for Reading)
15 December - Alyssa (By The Book)
16 December - Rachel (A Fair Substitute for Heaven)
17 December - Literary Feline (Musings of a Bookish Kitty)
18 December - Dev (Good Reads)
19 December - Callista (S.M.S. Book Reviews)
20 December - Tiny Little Librarian (Tiny Little Librarian)
21 December - Carla (Carla Nayland Historical Fiction)
22 December - Carolyn Jean (The Trillionth Page)
23 December - Booklogged (A Reader's Journal)
24 December - Kailana (The Written World) / Carl V. (Stainless Steel Droppings)
Sunday, December 2, 2007
I hope everyone is enjoying the 2007 Advent Calender so far! I'm already getting stage fright. I've got a few holiday videos I'm going to share tomorrow but I think I'm going to start early with this Pluto short:
Pluto's Christmas Tree
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Oh and don't forget to check back on the third when I'll be blogging about something Christmasy for the 2007 Advent Calender!