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Did you enjoy Christmas in July? Check out Back to School

August 6, 2009

Had so much fun with Christmas in July . Now that school is close to starting  We have started a Back to School Event.. check it out and explore ..

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CIJ: One of my Favorite Commericals

July 30, 2009

I remember this commercial from Folgers..and it is one of my most favorites partially because my dad would make coffee Christmas morning and after we opened our presents My Dads Best Friend Hunting and Fishing buddy “Grandpa” Charlie would come over and bring goodies to me and Dad and Grandpa Charlie would drink coffee and play a game of Cribbage and I would sit on Dad’s lap sneaking a sip out of his coffee.. Ahh great memories..

CIJ: Near the End.. :-(

July 29, 2009

I had so much fun being a participant in the Christmas in July event with my fellow bloggers and friends Confettidreams and TexasBanter but the fun is not over quite yet there are still 2 days left of CIJ but still sad to see the event over.. Thanks so much too all my readers and friends that participated .. You all made CIJ a very memorable event..
and hope that you came across great ideas for when the magical day of Christmas arrives..
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CIJ: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

July 26, 2009

It has been at least 10+ years since I have had a White snowy Christmas.And Even longer than that for Mister Electrician.Sure Christmas in a joyous time of the year but just once I would like to see snow or have it snow on Christmas.Living in Florida we knew that was quite impossible. But now that we live in Missouri we usually see snow around January or February well in my 3years of being here. Yes snow is wet and it’s cold but it is oh so pretty to see  and how the sun glistens on it or even the moon light reflection upon freshly fallen snow.When I  lived in Idaho  my Dear Dad would go outside on Christmas Eve and make “reindeer” prints in the snow and Christmas morning he would show me that yes Santa Claus did visit our house.Those were some very memorable times. I guess I’m just wishing for the snow that way I can pass on the “reindeer” prints to show my own children.The two older ones may not be convinced but I’m sure that the youngest one would believe.And I’m sure that Dad would be watching from Heaven Smiling upon us and remembering the times that he would do that for me. So MotherNature if your listening please give me a White Christmas this year. Thanks 

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Vat19 ‘s Curiosly awesome back to school giveaway Ends 8-2-09

July 24, 2009

VAT19 Curiously Awesome Back to school giveaway
Yes the same people that are the makers of the Giant Gummy Bear on a stick is having a Back to school Giveaway.. How awesome is that??
For Rules and Details please visit VAT19 Curiously Awesome Back to School Giveaway..

CIJ: Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick…~Review

July 22, 2009

Those of you who enjoy and Love Gummy Bears.. I have  the ultimate  Gummy Bear for you.. Thanks to VAT 19  purveyors of the curiously awesome products. They have  Gummy Bear on a stick  nearly 90X larger than the average gummy bear, and they come in several awesome flavors

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and for  9.95 you can have your very own Gummy Bear on a stick

* Weighs  1/2 of a pound *  equivalent of regular   88 gummy bears

 

0812 012 0812 010  Just Imagine the delight in your child’s eyes when they go to their Christmas Stocking  to find one of these..Something they will truly and enjoy and it would be  a unique  stocking stuffer. for more information  go over to VAT 19 not only do they have Giant Gummy Bears on a stick they have gift  ideas for  just about every member of your family

* my thoughts* When I saw this I was in awe, My children’s eyes were as big as saucers and with their mouth’s drooling to get a taste, yes this was a good enough size for me to split and share among 3 children. With each of them savoring  their piece of  the Blue Raspberry gummy bear on a stick. I of course had to taste this for my self and  I found it quite delicious and the flavor is just right.. it was truly savory and quite good..and mess free which is a plus in my house..

YUMMY GUMMY BEAR!!!

CIJ: Visit the NorthPole

July 20, 2009

NorthPole.com
Is a place where you can play reindeer games, become a character in your very own story, send an email to Santa Claus and yes he will actually email you back.. And of course we can not leave out Mrs Claus here at the North Pole she has a list of her yummy cookie recipes perhaps you can make some and leave them out for Santa on Christmas Eve. But the Best Part is on Christmas Eve you can follow Santa Claus as he delivers presents around the world thanks to NORAD There are just so many things to do and see at the North Pole.. and what a better way to get into the spirit of the season.. Enjoy and have fun

Follow us over to Hmm-sweet-splendid-wisdom

July 17, 2009

We have a new blog so if you like what you have seen over here at MidwestMom be sure to check out Hmm-sweet-splendid-wisdom..

CIJ: Twas the night before Christmas

July 17, 2009

Every Christmas Eve My Dad and I would read this and I have continued reading it to my own kids..
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

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CIJ: Wordless Wednesday : Christmas Past

July 14, 2009

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