Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Why parents hate me & Christmas Giveaway!

This week is all about school parties. My kids are in 8th, 6th, & 2nd....and they all still like to get goodie bags. So right now, my kitchen table is full of things that parents don't want their kids to get, but that kids LOVE...for example...Play-Doh. The parents who have carpet are not too fond of getting play-doh, I, for one like to play with it myself, even the smell is intoxicating (thank god its not toxic). All kids love Fun-Dip, as soon as they see that in the bag, it becomes total mayhem with them ripping the bags open. My daughter in middle school, made brownie bites and bagged them up with mini-candy canes for one of her classes. Unfortunately my boys will bag up about 5-6 goodie bags and then they loose interest, so it will be up to me to finish....but thats okay, because i get the leftovers!!

And now for a blog giveaway...I will draw a winner on Thursday so that I can get it mailed out by Saturday. There are a few old candles, vintage santa ornament, vintage elf ornament, The Merry Christmas Book dated 1953 (has really great images) and a Think Christmas book from the 70's with recipes, crafts, etc. Just leave a comment to enter.


Amy said...

You are an awesome mom! I want a goodie bag!

Jazze Junque Inc. said...

I love Christmas ~ The Santa candles are charming. Happy Holidaze to all! It's snowing in Chicago. Mercedes

Lori said...

oh, you are such a good mom!!! that is really sweet that you are making up all of those goodie bags:) cute giveaway, i love the ornaments...thanks for popping over to visit me, i always love to see you there!!!

Diane said...

OMG What a vast collection of sweets, you must be the most popular Mom! Maybe the parents don't like it but you sure get all the kids votes! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas.
Hugs, Diane

KatCollects said...

I always loved my children's parties at school, they were so much fun for the kids. I would love to win your giveaway, count me in : ) Hope you are doing well.

GMoss66 said...

Oh! I'm up for a giveaway!! I've been such a busy elf!! It all looks wonderful!

Nina said...

That is so sweet of you to do for your kids.Love those Christmas goodies:)

funkyluke said...

i love your blog.. sorry for all your troubles.. hope the new year brings good news,hope,peace and love.. hugs laura

Pinetree4 said...

I love that you're putting together goodie bags with things in them that they really appreciate! (I love putting together bags for Hallowe'en:) When my nephew and niece come up for a visit (12 hr. plus drive), I always give them a large goodie bag each full of small toys and treats for the ride back...my sister says it keeps them quiet for the first 2 hrs, haha:D

Claudie said...

Just wanted to say hello from Canada
I have been reading your blog, right to the end.
First and foremost I would like to say how sorry I am to hear that your mom passed away. My heart fells your pain and your dad's.
Second I was just at Karen't blog and you made her the sweetest little pink angel I have ever seen.
I'm wondering if you sell these or make them for pleasure. I just love her to pieces. I'm not crafty, well I do spray paint allot, but that's a different story.
Hugs Claudie
P.S. I would never hate you if my kids had a stash like that!!!
Sorry but I do not use my blogger account... so I'm leaving you with my blog page @