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2011 Review Extravaganza October-December!

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It's the final wrap for the 2011 Review Extravaganza!  Hosted by yours truly,  EmmyMom, Emilisq, Impulsive Addict, Janette of Johanson Journey, Mimi Living in France , and Runner Mom.  Be sure to snag that button and mention each of us when you link your post.

And now....

October....


It was Ryan's birthday, but we also had a TRIPLE BIRTHDAY BASH!
I was featured on Shell's Blog for her Things They Can't Say!  It was definitely a SQEEEE kind of moment!

Kristin was in The Hobbit at school...
She was an Elf Halloween, where my kids totally got into character and scored big time in the candy dept!

November...

We had some proud academic moments for the kids in November.Plus, Kristin had also scored a 3.0 for the semester!  Which we fo…

My Crafty Christmas Gifts

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Are you on Pinterest?  Sky blue?  Do bears....?  A while back, I saw this:
A spice rack turned polish holder.
I saw this a few times before I finally pinned it.  What a cute and clever idea.  I had a spice rack.  And sadly, I just didn't use it anymore. So I got the idea to make the spice rack into a polish rack.  Well I had taken a before picture of my plain spice rack and sadly I can not find it.  So you will have to use your imagination....

I used Folk Art paint and painted two coats.  Then I added the stickers and covered the stickers with two coats of Mod Podge.  After that, I did two coats of High Gloss Finish Decopauge.  This really brought out the brilliance of the paint.  The backing was done with foam board and scrapbook paper.  I simply glued the paper to the board then I glued the board to the rack.  However, on Christmas morning the backing came loose so I nailed the backing to the rack.  As you can see, kitty approves.  I made this for my girls since they are both bi…

Simple Question...

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I have a simple question today.  How was your Christmas???  I want to hear all about it.  I do!

Ours was great.  The whole day was just fun, relaxed, and filled with laughter.

Just a sampling of our morning.
The kids made out like bandits.  We had gifts from his parents, gifts from "Secret Santas" from church, from each other, and from Santa.  Then we went to my mom and dads and got spoiled some more.  
A few things I got:  Jewelry.  I got necklaces.  A necklace you can string beads through.  One bead says "mother" one says "faith" and the other is blue like sapphire.  Kristin got us a mother/daughter set.  Very pretty.  I got The Golden Girls on DVD from my MIL.  Already started watching it.  hehe.  This is a closer look at the tile Ryan made for me.  A big deal since he absolutely hates getting his hands messy.
I am only going to bore you with share a couple more pictures as I felt these ones were truly special.  I was getting trigger happy with my came…