Nothing But Purple: December 2008   

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

YAY Finally I'm Up On 5M4M

My interview with 5Minutes for Mom has been posted you can see it here. How cool is that.. although a few things have changed there's really not much difference. LOL If you have not submitted your blog to them, I suggest that you do it quickly.

Thank You Janice and Susan.

Happy New Year.

WW 12.31 Edition

Happy NEW Year's Eve! I had done a contest on some makeup palatte that Avon sent me to review and giveaway. Well I wasn't able to use it because I had a sty infection along with no mascara. So I am going to show you the before and after look of what I look like with makeup on. LOL The before can be pretty scary.

Click to enlarge the pictures if you care to.

Then the after with the makeup on, taken yesterday.


HAPPY WW and don't forget to check these other places, MomDot, WW HQ, and 5M4M. Then sign Mr. Linky.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tell Me Something Good Tuesdays

Well I don't have much GOOD, except that I did get a new camera not the one that I wanted. She's a pretty teal color and takes WONDERFUL pictures. Thanks to my wonderful hubby.

You can see more TMSGT's over at Tina's blog.

A few tidbits:

My computer at home is terribly sick at the moment and facebook is what gave it this sickness called SmitFraud C!! I have been having one hell of a time trying to get rid of it, well I'm fed up and have asked my brother to guide me into reformatting the computer this Thursday. Fingers crossed I can do it and not mess anything up even worse. I am right now doing this from work!! AHH!!

The boys had a great Christmas. I have saved my picutres on photobucket and on my hubby's computer so once all is said and done I'll post some pictures of that. I hope everyone else had a wonderful Christmas.

One more day and then we start the New Year!! Do you have any plans to celebrate? What are your plans for the new year to come?

Happy New Year, Enjoy.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Monday Movie(s)

Since I completely forgot about my Monday Round Up post I'm posting a video from my new camera. That I am in love with! The pictures are so much clearer and I've played with the settings on the pictures and there is what they call scene setting and it contains a setting in their for when taking pictures of children. YAY! I really do love it.

Here's a pictuer or two that are my favorites at the moment.

And the movies

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Enjoy.

Sweet P's Tutu Boutique is having a SALE!!

Helping a dear friend of mine. She has a few things that she needs to sell and ship out ASAP.

Here is what she has:

"I have a few tutus and headbands that really need to leave my house so if you see anything that you would like please message me. Take a look at the pictures and let me know. I have 4 tutus, dark purple, pink, pink and brown, burgandy and yellow. I am willing to sell these for $12 just to get them out of my office. "

SNOWMAN with Personalized FLAKES Family Door Greeter 3 FLAKES, Minky Zebra, Pink and Brown. needs to go, Pink and Brown tutu Ready to ship size 1 to 3, Minky Mod Dots and Chocolate Rosebud swirl Baby Blanket, Purple tutu fits 4-6 Ready to ship, Hot Pink tutu Ready to ship size 1 to 3

I hope this items find good homes.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Enjoy.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Book Button Magnetic Bookmark

Have you ever been furstrated when reading books and having some flimsy bookmarker. Then once you're done reading you lay it somewhere then you can't find because it's gone missing. Well NO MORE!

I am going to show you one of my wonderful gifts, but first a little background. My parents had gone to New Mexico to visit my grandparents, my mom's parents and to see the Hot Air Balloon Festival. My mom saw this vendor out there that made these really cute bookmarks called the Book Button Magnetic Bookmarkers.

Now before I go any further, I'm not a big reader but a few friends of mine got me hooked on Twilight, am reading it for the second time because I now have my own COPIES. YAY!! LOVING IT! LOL

Anyway more about the Book Buttons. They have all kinds from hobbies to professions from sports to fantasy to gardening, and from gambling to military. OH and they have not left out the animal lovers. They also have culture bookmarkers.

Here are a few pictures of what my mom had given to me along with the link here.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Enjoy.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Pin/Pen or Bin/Ben

A funny little discussion about pronunciations lead me to do a video of the differing souds in Pin and Pen AND Bin and Ben.

Here it is. Excuse the way I look, it's going on 3:30A! I really need to get to bed. UGH! Enjoy the little how to.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Enjoy.

31 Family Devotions for Christmas Day TWENTY-SEVENTH Dec. 27th

But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
I Petter 3:15
Every baby born is a miracle from God. But when the baby Jesus was born, everyone who came to see Him knew that this baby was different. The shepherds and the wise men came to worship Jesus. They knew in their hearts the baby was Christ the Lord. Just as the shepherds spread the word about Jesus (Luke 2:17). we should be prepared to tell others why we set apart Christ as Lord. If we live by faith and hope, people will notice and want to know why we are different. Be ready to give them an answer that pleases the Lord.
Dear Jesus, help me to be prepared to answer quiestions about my faith and to be willing to share my love for You with others.
Family Activity:
Make it a point to have family night at least twice a month this coming year. Have family members take turns planning the activity and the menu. Even your youngest ones will have something to contribute. One time a month, have a surprise guest night. The event planner can invite one or two secret guests whom the whole family will enjoy have over---Grandma and Grandpa, a cousin, a Sunday School Teacher, and so on. The rest of the family can take turns asking questions to try to guess who is coming.
Stress-Free Tip:
Don't forget those after-Christmas sales! Check ads in the newspaper to find out which stores are having 50-75 precent off sales. This is a great time to stock up and save for next year. Make sure you lable your boxes before you put these gifts into storage so you don't forget that you already have gifts for next Christmas.
Gramma Karen's Peanut Butter Pie
1/3 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 prebaked pie shell
1 large box cook-and-serve vanilla pudding
2 cups froxen whipped topping, thawed
In small bowl, use pastry blender to combine peanut butter and powdered sugar. Set aside. Line prebaked pie shell(refrigerated or homemade) with one-third of peanut butter mixture. Make vanilla pudding according to package directions and spread over peanut butter mixture. Cool. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with remaining peanut butter mixture. Chill well before serving.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Enjoy.

31 Family Devotions for Christmas Day TWENTY-SIX Dec. 26th

I'm sorry I wasn't able to get to the 24th and 25th devotions, I was busy with spending time with my family and having a blast with all the goodies that came with that time.

Now we are onto the DAYS AFTER Christmas.


After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the ast came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one whohas been born king of the jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."

The wise men traveled many miles to worship Jesus. They went out of their way to fine Him and bring gifts to Him. Do you ever go out of your way to worship the Lord? Do you worship even when it isn't convenient for you? God is worthy of our worhsip whether we feel like worshipping or not. If you've has a rough week, aren't feeling well, or feel really stressed about something, remember that God is still worthy of your worship. When we worship God even when we don't feeli like it, He allows us to see Him, and our problems look much smaller in HIs presence!
Dear God, help me to worshipt You even when I don't feel like it. You are worthy of all my worship all the time! In Jesus' name, amen.
Family Activity:
Spend some one-on-one time with each family member today. Have breakfast with your duaghter by the Christmas tree; have lunch with your son on a quilt in the living room; have dessert with your spouse in the kitchen; and so forth. Ask family members to tell you what they loved about Christmas this year. What were their favorite gifts? With whom did they have the best conversation with? What was it about? What was their favorite dessert? What was something new they'd never done before? What have they learned from daily devotions?
Stress-Free Tip:
Don't like the excitement of Christmas ending after on day? Celebrate the twelve days of Christmas! Open most of the gifts on Christmas Day, but save twelve small gifts for the next two weeks to make Christmas last longer. These gifts can be as simple as a favorite candy bar sitting on a dinner plate or a pack of stickers left on a nightstand.
Magic Nutty Bars
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1(14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flakes coconut
1 cup chopped pecans or peanuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a 9x13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over melted butter; pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Top evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly with a fork. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and cut into bars.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Responsible Drinkers

As we move into the weekend, and as the Holiday Season grows near,
I would like to pass along this gentle reminder...

6 beers

2 glasses of wine

2 bottles of wine (shared)

too many margaritas

3 Kamikazes

7 Captain Morgans (coconut flavored, of course) & coke

1 large purple haze

3 martinis

1 bottle of tequila


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Enjoy.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

WW 12.24 Christmas Past Edition

Now head on over to MomDot, 5M4M, and WW HQ for more.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Enjoy.