hey, 2009.

If I hadn't made me, I would've been made somehow..
If I hadn't assembled myself, Id've fallen apart by now.
If I hadn't made me, I'd be more inclined to bow.
Powers that be, Would have swallowed me up
But that's more than I can allow.

If you let them make you, they'll make you Paper-Mache
At a distance you're strong, until the wind comes
Then you'll crumble and blow away.
If you let him fuck you there will be no foreplay.
Rest assured, They'll screw you complete, Until your ass is blue and grey!

You should make amends with you,
If only for better health.
But if you really want to live,
Why not try, and Make yourself?
Make yourself (Make yourself)

If I hadn't made me, I'd have fallen apart by now.
I won't let them make me..It's more than I can allow.
So when I make me, I won't be paper-Mache..
And if I fuck me...I'll fuck me in my own way.

happy new year everyone!

sunshine and bunnies,


easing back into reality.

christmas was wonderful. so much good food and good company. now, the house is a disaster and i have no idea where to start. so much christmas to clean up. our poor trash collectors are going to hate me this week. we opened gifts with husband's family at our house this year and we have so much recycling. our FULL bin went out friday. i brought it back in that afternoon and completely filled it again AND i broke down a stack of boxes at least a foot high. ugh. oh wells. 

i have a huge to do list. things like:

~clean up and put away christmas

~finish january class album for Memories Live On

~finish and mail atc swaps for january (i have 6 swaps this month!)

~work on some samples for memories live on

~figure out possible travel to houston

~see who/what's going on for new year's eve (really hoping for a few friends and family coming over for board games, munchies and watching the ball drop. dorky hats and noise makers included)

~clean out toddler from car.

~hang super cool pottery barn shelving so i can organize designated crafting area

~continue shopping for clearance ornaments. (i have big plans for wreaths next year)

~update blog (check)

~update blog with holiday photos

~load photos

~post cookie recipes and inform joe that while husband does not weigh 400lbs, i have added a little to him since we met. 

all of which i fully intend on doing. soon at that. right....

merry belated christmas and happy early new year if i dont get back to you kiddies!

sunshine and bunnies, 




this is a little of what i did last night. call me crazy... no, really. crazy. 9 hours of straight baking...

i found these super cute boxes at target to pack cookies in for gifts. i bought the 6 that were there. i wish they had MOAR!

Spritz cookies. these were super fun to make. and yummy. must make more!

cocoa cookies with powder sugar on top. they're bitter but the powder sugar is just right. 

box for husband's coworkers.

another box i packed for husband to take to work.


o christmas tree

our tree is freakin huge this year. i thought we had like a 7 foot tree last year. i was wrong. it had to have been closer to 6. i say this because this year's tree is somewhere around 8ft and it dwarfs last year's tree. anywho, its in the house and decorated. i think my tree has developed a theme finally. i'm going to call it a "handmade toy wonderland" erm... well yea. i have a few hand pieced sequin ornaments that my grandma sent me and some felt ornaments that are adorable. other than my "keepsake" ornaments, most of the stuff on the tree came from kmart of all places. martha has a line of candy/cookie/toy themed stuff that i adore. i got a wooden bell and russian doll that are so cute along with some tin cars and wagons. and the painted jingle ball is so cool. all those glittery balls come from kmart too, like a dozen for $5 or so. i bought most of it last year, but they have the same stuff this year again so i think i will be making a december 26th trip there. i normally wouldnt shop at kmart, but its the only store in our town that i could buy christmas lights and staples for my staple gun in the same swoop. actually, they didnt even have the staples. anywho, i hope your trees are just as fabulous as i think mine is.

fancy glass bird i got last year at a little boutique while shopping with my mom. she has the same one on her tree. this is also the only glass ornament i would allow on my tree. all the other balls are shatterproof which i HIGHLY recomend for anyone with a small child.

i really like these polka dot balls. i have all the colors from the martha collection, but i want more. i saw that michael's had some glittery balls that had dots too. might need to see if they have any of those left after christmas.

giant painted jingle ball. it really jingles. the boy has proven so time and time again.

love the russian dolls. i'm not calling them by their real name because i will more than likely misspell it, but what else it new?

love this little wooden bird!

husband's grandma made this ornament when my MIL and FIL were married still. on the back its dated 1978 on the back. happy 30th bday ornament!

one of the sequin ornaments i got out of my grandma. its so cute!

the whole tree. not a great photo at all, but i will get more. soon. maybe even better ones. notice the wooden bead garland towards the bottom. its perfect! its only one strand. no others exists. i'm sad. 


best snickerdoodle recipe EVAR!

the fabulous woman who is the heart and sole (and baker) over at how to eat a cupcake has posted her holiday cookie extravagaza! one of the cookies she made was a snickerdoodle which i have been craving for weeks, but never saw one that actually looked good. when i saw her post and recognized that i had all the ingredients, i had to make them. they were super easy, super quick and beyond yummy. i will never buy another snickerdoodle as long as i have this recipe.

**photo borrowed from howtoeatacupcake.net**


hello blog. how are you?

i'm doing good. busy. but busy is good. i totally got the christmas decorations up. one day this week we're planning on going to pick out a tree and i will decorate it accordingly. then, this weekend, i'm planning on stapling lights to the house. griswald style. gifting is working out well. i still have loads to make for people, but i have lists completed. the small child has come down with a cold. he's a bit pathetic. all snotty and scratchy sounding. he's holding up the christmas cards though. i was planning on slipping in a picture with santa into them, but there is no way i'm taking him for another round with santa in his condition. round one with santa was quite interesting. we had been talking about going to see santa and he was cool with that, but, as soon as i asked him to sit on santa's lap, he was clingier than one of those koala bear's that holds onto things. you know the ones. so yea, no picture with santa.

anywho, i should finish packaging up the cards and tags that will be for sale at Memories Live On shortly. woots. (easier than etsy for this round.)

until next time...

sunshine and bunnies,


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