Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kicking Off the Holiday Season - Merry SITSmas!

Merry SITSmas!!!!

The lovely ladies over at SITS are having a HUGE bloggy carnival and great giveaways today. Take a moment and check it out, if you have time. I am kicking off the holiday season by stealing, err, borrowing an idea from one of my favorite bloggy friend - Connie, over at the Young & the Relentless.

So, grab a muffin or brownie, some coffee or cocoa, pull up a chair, as I share with you a little bit of Holiday Mayhem, err, Cheer!

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
4 & 8 Cup Glass Pyrex Measuring Cups
Oversized Muffin Tins
New Socks
A Necklace from The Vintage Pearl
Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Cookbook

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
My cousin crocheted me an afghan for Christmas my senior in in HS to take with me to college the following fall. I still have that afghan and use it regularly.

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
I want to learn to knit, so I can make scarves.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
Is it bad that I really can't remember or that nothing sticks out? We always had wonderful holiday's, but I remember going from house to house to visit family during my childhood then I do the presents.

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
She really hasn't asked for anything - but, then again, we haven't asked her either. LOL

6. What is your favorite holiday foods?
It's a tie between the fresh baked rolls for dinner and the Cinnamon Bread French Toast Bake that my mom makes about every other year for Christmas morning

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
Cookies, Townsend Bakery Chocolate Crunch Mix, and I *might* try my hand at some dipping & candy making.

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas - the older version, and I only like to watch it, when they play it on TV with commercial breaks.

9. Favorite holiday song?
O Holy Night

Favorite holiday pastime?

My parent's Christmas Eve party - its a tradition as old, if not older than I am. Good food, my loving family, and lots of laughter.


Project Survive said...

Merry SITSmas!!

Marshmallow Circus said...

I am going to have to come back and answer these since they are so fun! I just posted about homemade gifts I am making my kiddos. :)

More Than A Mom said...

Merry SITSmas!! I like the questions you chose to answer. I also like it that you appreciate the homemade gifts as I have several I have made and am giving this year. You never know if the love and time put into such things is appreciated. Happy Holidays!

Gay Vaughan said...

Merry SITSmas! I am new and just meeting up with everyone!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Ah, so you're a bread person. YES! Me too! Yummmm!!

So many people making things for Christmas this year - I wish I was better at it. Maybe I can learn in time for next year!

Merry SITSmas!

- Margaret

Nikki said...

Merry SITSMAS!!!! Awww I love your list and your daughter is such a cutie! crocheting is super easy, maybe I'll do blog about it to show how to do a single crochet...I'm following you now!

2 Toddlers and Me said...

Great list!

There's nothing like a warm, cozy afghan on a cold night. And I agree, I only like the older version of the Grinch too.

Shannon said...

"O Holy Night" is my favorite carol, too. Any version gives me chills, but I especially love to hear Josh Groban sing it!

Merry SITSmas!

angie said...

Merry SITSmas!

Kelly said...

Merry SITSmas! I love your picture, she's way too cute.

Connie Weiss said...

Merry SITSmas!

Great list! I wish I had a Christmas Eve Party to go to!

Mommy Kennedy said...

Very nice! Merry SITSmas!

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a sweetie!

Merry SITSmas!!!

Sana said...

Merry SITSmas. Thanks for stopping by! Madeline is adorable!

sandy said...

Have a very Merry SITSmas!

Veronica Lee said...

Merry SITSmas!!

Joy said...

I don't have a muffin or brownie! Crikey!

Madaline is just precious - those eyes!!

Hope you had a very merry SITSmas!