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December Daily 12 and 13: Handmade Holidays and the Great Christmas FAIL of 2009

The Great Christmas FAIL of 2009Remember our not-so-perfect Chrism tree? It's now our non-existant Chrism tree.After tightening bulbs, replacing fuses, and having another set of lights go out on us, we sucked it up and took the tree back to the store, hoping to replace it with a non-pre-lit tree. We hit all five stores… Continue reading December Daily 12 and 13: Handmade Holidays and the Great Christmas FAIL of 2009

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December Daily 10: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

With all the bah-humbuging I've been doing around here as of late, I decided to focus today not on the 20,000 "to dos" I still have left to complete in the next seven days, but instead on the countless things I'm looking forward to once the holidays "officially" start.Voice over of Julie Andrews: These are… Continue reading December Daily 10: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

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December Daily 9: My New Favorite Christmas Carol

As sung by my five-year-old niece:Jingle bells, jingle bellsJingle all the wayOh, what fun it is to rideSlutty, slutty sleigh. Hey!Fortunately, there IS a video of this that I guarantee will make an appearance during her pre-wedding slide show. ☺It's moments like this that remind me why I battle the mobs at the mall and… Continue reading December Daily 9: My New Favorite Christmas Carol

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December Daily 7: The Ghost of Chanukah Past

I've had a lot of memorable holidays, but one that stands out as among the best occurred somewhere between upper elementary and early middle school. My parents had bought me a small keyboard a few years prior with these great fake books that helped me learn to read treble clef on my own. I wasn't… Continue reading December Daily 7: The Ghost of Chanukah Past