I've been so busy cleaning and painting my parents house, My dad is 83 years old and my Mom is 77 years old and there home was in need of attention, so my awesome hubby and I and my baby brother went in and doing a complete make over. I do mean complete make over:
New floors and paint and curtains, and sence our parents is on a fix income we said MERRY CHRISTMAS Mom and Dad...ohhh they so appreciate it: So thats what I've been doing!! Sorry if I havn't been on!!
sorry i have not got mine to u my hubby had back surgery had his spine fused wed and he did not come out so great been at hospital since wed am.. he finally came home today and is sleeping right now so will get it to u
we r havin a party this year also.. i have bought so much ******** r pool table is full plus we have totes of deco from the haunted house we had two years ago we r looking at about 40 kids comming so i have alot bought..
I did one of these swaps before and had so much fun! If there are still spots available, I would like to join the $75 group. I will send my survey asap.
I've swapped with some of you before, I hope you remember me! I stopped swapping last year while I was pregnant and became tired of flaking hostesses and participants
All pals have been assigned and given out! I actually put all the participants in a hat and drew out names for both swaps so it was fair and random. Nobody drew their own name, thank goodness!
I am not making this pal a secret...so you can sign in from your own ID to leave your pal messages. Or if you would rather be a secret from your pal, feel free to make up an alternate id and tease her on here as well. I'm sure there will be a mix of both.
Have fun and thank you everyone for playing!
Edited by thinkpink22 on 10-05-11 10:06 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
Just a reminder for everyone...the swap you signed up for means that the MINIMUM you are to spend is 25.00 or 75.00. You should make sure that you are buying things your pal would want and not just putting stuff in a box you want to get rid of (which I don't think anyone on here would but I'm sure a lot of you have seen it done or had it done to them in the past...not fun!) I just want everyone to be spoiled and to have a great Christmas full of scrapping goodies!
Also, you are required from here on out to check in every week. I will remove you from this swap if we do not hear from you and I cannot get in touch with you. Thank you so much for understanding everyone!
I decided to go ahead and tell my little sisters that I'm buyiing for them...
Arianna (for the $75.00 swap)~I'm so looking forward to buying for you! Is there anything you really have always wanted? How about machines...do you have a big shot or cricut or any kind like that? I have some ideas already to spoil you~hope you enjoy!!!
Nikilynn (other 75.00 swap)~girl I couldn't believe I pulled your name...and I'm going to have a blast shopping for you! Anything you want special girl? Do you have a big shot?? I can't remember whether you had the cricut or not or some other system...????
Let me know your wishes...cause my job here is to be your own personal Santa!
Nancy (for $25.00 swap)~anything special that you were hoping for? I spent lots of time looking in your wish list today and you have some cool items on there! I know I am going to have a blast shopping for you girl!
I think my pal might already know she is my pal.....hmmmm! I tried going shopping for you, but the store didn't have what I was looking for So I am going to try again when I get home. I am in Louisiana for the week, so I might not check in much this week--I have no internet where I am staying!!!
hi sweet pal
what did i do well me and dh did our weekly deal grocerys shopping/pay the bills(really hate too) but i like cold air and foods and a place to sleep and i finish my swap on another site ATC cards that are due in nov i like to get my stuff out as soon as possible! and i love using smilies :spitcoffee:what i do most days!i clean and cook and take care of my familys i am a sahm and i been married to my dh for 19yrs we had our anniversary in july,i have 3ds and 2dd
and 3dgk 2dgd and 1dgs and a furbaby that is a pitt we raise him from a pup he look like a bear so we call him bear or grizzly i love scrappin and love love swap mostly like this secret or not so secret pal and i love to chat and i am never ever here late i ckeckout around 5pm dh get home and it all about him and the familys i try to keep my wish list updated i have a slice and sizzix the big red/big kick/side kick/texturz boutique and i play with all of them always looking for sale,found 2 place to get really cheap cards for my slice and i shop evilbay too i love stampin up stamps!and i think i am a very sweet person well i know i am
Edited by tealbrand on 10-10-11 04:35 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
Here are some jolly Christmas facts that will arouse your interest :
*In the Ukraine, if you find a spider web in the house on Christmas morning, it is believed to be a harbinger of good luck! This belief resulted from an old Ukrainian folk tale, which told the story of a very poor woman. So poor was she, that she could not even afford Christmas decorations for her family. One Christmas morning, she awoke to find that spiders had trimmed her children's tree with their webs. When the morning sun shone on them, the webs turned to silver and gold. The woman took this as a godsend and her misery ended forever. An artificial spider and web are, thus,often included in the decorations on Ukrainian Christmas trees.
*A famous Christmas tradition is to exchange kisses beneath the mistletoe tree. Though the reason behind the choice of mistletoe in this custom is not properly known, it may be well to remember that in ancient Scandinavia, mistletoe was associated with peace and friendship. That may account for the custom of "kissing beneath the mistletoe".
*Have you ever heard of "Hot cockles"? It was a popular game at Christmas in medieval times. In this game, a player was blindfolded and the other players took turns striking the blindfolded player, who had to guess the name of the person delivering each blow. "Hot cockles" remained a Christmas pastime until the Victorian era.
*In many households, part of the fun of eating Christmas pudding is finding a trinket that predicts your fortune for the coming year. For instance, finding a coin means you will become wealthy. A ring means you will get married; while a button predicts bachelorhood. The idea of hiding something in the pudding comes from the tradition in the Middle Ages of hiding a bean in a cake that was served on Twelfth Night. Whoever found the bean was held as the "king" for the rest of the night.
*Christmas Pudding originates from an old, Celtic dish known as "Frumenty". Frumenty was a spiced porridge, enjoyed by both rich and poor. It was a forerunner of modern Christmas puddings. According to the old Celtic legend, it is linked to the Celtic god Dagda, who stirred a porridge made up of all the good things of the earth.
*In Greek legend, malicious creatures called Kallikantzaroi sometimes play troublesome pranks at Christmas time. In order to get rid of them, salt or an old shoe is burnt. The pungent burning stench drives off, or at least helps discourage, the Kallikantzaroi. Other techniques include hanging a pig's jawbone by the door and keeping a large fire so that they can't sneak down the chimney.
*The poinsettia is a traditional Christmas flower. In Mexico (its original birthplace), the poinsettia is known as the "Flower of the Holy Night". Since the 19th century, the poinsettia has been associated with Christmas.
*Louis Prang, a Bavarian-born lithographer who came to the USA from Germany in the 19th century, popularized the sending of printed Christmas cards. He invented a way of reproducing color oil paintings,known as the "chromolithograph technique", and created a card with the message "Merry Christmas" as a way of showing it off.
*The "Urn of Fate" is part of the Christmas celebrations in many Italian households. The Urn of Fate is brought out on Christmas Eve. But what is it? The mother tries her luck first, then the others in turn. If you get a present with your name on it, you keep it; otherwise, you put it back and try again. The Urn of Fate, an old Italian tradition, is a large ornamental bowl that holds wrapped gifts for members of the family. When the family gets together, each member takes his turn at drawing a gift from the urn until all the presents are distributed.
*In Sweden, a common Christmas decoration is the Julbukk, a small figurine of a goat. It is usually made of straw. Scandinavian Christmas festivities feature a variety of straw decorations in the form of stars, angels, hearts and other shapes, as well as the Julbukk.
*Santa Claus has two addresses - Edinburgh & North Pole. Letters addressed to "Toyland" or "Snowland" go to Edinburgh, but letters addressed to "The North Pole" are really sent to the North Pole because, as you know, there is really such a place.
*In 1647, Christmas was made illegal by a law that was passed by the English Parliament. Christmas festivities were banned by Puritan leader Oliver Cromwell, who considered feasting and revelry as immoral actions that were performed on the holy day that Christmas was. It was only when the Puritans lost power in 1660, that the strict ban on Christmas was lifted.
*The first Christmas Pudding was made as a kind of soup with raisins and wine in it.
*Have you heard of "Animal Crackers"? Are these crackers made by animals? Not really! These are cookies that were imported to the United States from England in the late 1800s. Barnum's circus-like boxes were designed with a string handle so that they could be hung on a Christmas tree.
I am looking forward to thinking up new ways to spoil you for Christmas.
Hi Miss PINK!!!! I am your secret pal, who is not so secret Since you have one pal playing secret, I figured I would let you know!
How are you doing today? I cannot wait to spoil you!!! I am picking up the internet from the neighbor's house (shhh!) so I can't always get on, but I wanted to come and wish you a wonderful week filled with happiness and fun!
Tomorrow is National Coming Out Day, which is always an awesome day on Duke's campus! I am missing it though b/c I am in Louisiana.
I am awake now with terrible heartburn...OUCH! I can't lay down & I have taken a bunch of tums, but no relief I might take a sleeping pill, just so I can get away from the pain. I hate this!!!
Ok i will reveal my pal she Megan Ann "HI" And i have already got a few things i would love to know what color of Glimmer mist you would love to have.
"HI" Victoria ok what are my prioritie's on my wish list The big circle punch for sure and the Bo Bunny Et Cetera paper collection love that paper but can't find it in stores. And a good Twiser it doesn't have to bee the one i have in my wish list just a good pair for small pieces that are for scrapbooking. I think is that is all for now if i think of something i will let you know.