Category Archives: Christmas

31 Days of Book Reviews

Frankenweenie is ready for ChristmasOkay, guys, I’m going to go a little crazy this December! I’m going to be having a FULL MONTH… 31 days of book reviews. I’m going to review 31 books that I’ve read this year over the entire month of December. I love the Christmas season, I love buying special gifts for the people who make my life so special. =) SO for all of my lovely blog readers, new and old, I thought I’d post a crap ton of books for you all to check out [or skip] over your Christmas time off and winter breaks. So bring your hot tea or cocoa, your favorite blanket, and be sure to bring a snuggle buddy [read: fur baby] to catch up on 31 days of novels!!

If book reviews aren’t your thang, I’ll still be posting my normal articles AND we’ll start our third year of the 12 Days of Christmas Crafting!!! Be sure to check in over the next 31 days between shopping and watching Elf on replay!

Merry Christmas

merry ChristmasMerry Christmas, blog readers!! I hope you are all spending some time with your loved ones this holiday season. Remember that it’s not about the gifts, it’s about appreciating one another and watching lots of really cheesy clay animation films. =) Mele Kalikimaka and may you all have an incredible day!!!


Welcome Back

familyHow was your holiday, reader? I hope you had plenty of time to enjoy your family, friends, and a little champagne! I really got to enjoy spending time with my parents and brother… with my brother going to school up in Chicago, we rarely get to spend extended periods of time together. It was such a blessing.

Now it’s back to the old grind! Thank goodness I actually LOVE my job and coworkers, otherwise I’d be in some real pain coming back after my mini-holiday.

Merry Christmas to All


I got a Nexus 7 for Christmas!! And I’m writing this entire entry from it… just wanted to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!! Love, Sarah, Mitchel, Franklin, and the kitties!

DIY: Glitter Reindeer

12 days of christmas craftingOn the 12th Day of Christmas Crafting my true love gave to me… some gliiiiiitter and a reindeer head paper cutout. That sounded a lot more morbid typed out. =P

DSC_1838Anywhoooo, I found this beautiful DIY on Daisy Dreaming’s blog!

DSC_1826Step One: Gather your crafting supplies: Some deliciously sinful glitter [still all over my carpet from the 12 days of crafting], a canvas, tacky glue, a printout of this deer head, and scissors.

DSC_1827Step Two: Print and Cut out Deer Head Silhouette. Trace over the cutout with pencil.

DSC_1828Step Three: Carefully use your tacky glue to outline and fill in the deer silhouette!

DSC_1829Step Four: GLITTER!!!!!!

DSC_1831 DSC_1841 Step Five: Let settle and enjoy your beautiful Christmas creation and the end of the 12 Days of Christmas Crafting!!

DSC_1837 I hope you all had as much fun with the 12 Days of Christmas Crafting as I did! It forced me to get off my bum and get creative in this sometimes consumerism-driven holiday season! =)

Merry Christmas Eve, my loves!

DIY: Snowman Plush

12 days of christmas craftingDay 11 of the 12 Days!!! So close to Christmas, are you all ready??

DSC_1820 You will need: 1 pair of white socks & 1 pair of colorful socks, rubber bands/hair ties, rice, something to make eyes with, scissors.

DSC_1821 I did this DIY with the instructions found here! I’ll just show you the photos of my work! DSC_1823 DSC_1824I made a momma and daughter snowmen! They’re winter-y and fun… and REALLY simple. I loved it. Definitely thinking of ways to make these into hand warmers or smelly-good decorations [Cinnamon stick brooms?], either way… a fun evening craft!

DIY: Homemade Stockings

12 days of christmas crafting3 more days left of Christmas Crafting… and today’s one is a pretty big one: HOMEMADE STOCKINGS! I’m going to show off Mitchel’s because it’s much more original than my Christmas stocking. haha.

DSC_1802 Step One: Gather your supplies: 1/4 yard of your base fabric, 6 inches of the flap fabric, a rotary cutter, a self-healing mat, and a bit of ribbon. Cut out a stencil for the “foot” of the stocking and the flap.

DSC_1803 DSC_1804 DSC_1805 Step Two: Cut out the feet and the flap. Make sure when you cut out the feet you cut one pointing left and one point right. Otherwise you will have to redo one side. haha.

DSC_1806 Step Three: Sew the flap and stocking together. I did this by sewing the white fuzzy flap on what will eventually be the inside of  the stocking. That way I could fold it over afterwards.

Step Four: Put the two outer sides of the stocking facing each other and sew them together. Flip right side out…. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand

DSC_1807VOILA!!!!!  =) Completed “bear stocking”!!!