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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thank you Joyce for taking time out of your busy week to come up with this weeks questions.  Come play.
Can you believe it's 12/12/12! I wonder who will be born at 12:12?  Now that would be impressive!

1. So, when did you last take a walk in the woods? A stroll along the beach? A drive going nowhere in particular in the car?
We drove around last week to look at other people's homes and Christmas decorations.  What fun.

2. Are you sending Christmas cards this year? About how many do you send? Photo card or something more traditional? How do you display the cards you receive?
Yes, we mail some and hand out most at Church and work.  I make the cards and every year we display them differently so I guess we are still looking for the perfect way to do so. We decided to do this this year.

A ribbon down the middle of the kitchen cabinets, then the cards are taped to the ribbon.  So far I like it.

3. What's a word you've heard too much of in the past week?
I can't think of anything that I heard too much of this week. Sorry.

4. December 13th is National Cocoa Day-are you a fan? Plain or flavored? Marshmallows or no marshmallows?
I do like hot cocoa but I like it either plain or caramel hot cocoa with mini marshmallows (however in a pinch I like Fluff)

5. What is something you do to help alleviate the hectic pace of the Christmas season?
Watch a Hallmark Christmas movie. There are lots to pick from. Add a nice cup of tea or cocoa and relaxing just happens.

6. Besides jewelry, what's a favorite sparkly-glittery item in your home or closet?
I have a bling iPhone case that I like.

7. Share a favorite line or two from any Christmas carol.
"God bless us, EVERYONE" Hubby's favorite is "BAH! Humbug!"

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Last week I blogged about not putting up lights outside.  Well, this week, Hubby did just that. He decorated a tree and added a few deer to the side yard. So we officially have outside lights now. No idea when he will take it all down. March?

During the day, it looks like this.

At night, like this

Ok your turn, how would you answer the questions?


  1. You went with the story Christmas Carol!!! How clever and how unique. That's a High 5 to you. Love your holiday outdoor setting. Pretty!!!

  2. I like your deer! We have actual deer in our yard almost every day...wonder what they'd think of the light up variety?

  3. I like your outside lights and your card display.

  4. Love your outside lights! I wish we had some outdoor Christmas lighting/decorations.

  5. I've been watching a few Hallmark shows - they're addictive.

  6. We usually drive around to see the Christmas lights as well.

  7. I adore your christmas light set up!

  8. I love Hallmark movies, too.

    What a neat idea for displaying your Christmas cards!

  9. The would be impressive and it's bound to happen today...actually it would have already happened! I like that ribbon over the cabinet idea. I will have to try that next year. Wish I would have known about this when I was at Micheal's yesterday :) Ribbon is 50% off this week. Our reindeer are out in back and I love them there because I see them all evening!

  10. I haven't driven around to see Christmas lights since my kids were small. I used to love doing that with them and even drove one year (the first year of being a single parent) to a big display two hours away. We made it an over night trip staying in a hotel and shopping the next day. It is still one memory my kids and I cherish.

  11. I like your outdoor lights!! Nice thing is if they ended up until March, they aren't themed just for Christmas (like Santa Claus or candy canes) so they would fit right in :)


  12. I like the ribbon with the cards on it. Nice touch.


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