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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from the Allore Family!

In order to view properly, you will need to scroll to the bottom of my homepage and pause my Disney music.  Merry Christmas to you all!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

'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 down 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 tiny 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, Donder 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, as he drove out of sight,

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wouldn't this be a great Christmas present?!?!

House of Three Blog is giving away a YUDU machine!!!!  I have wanted one of these machines for a very long time!!!  I dream about the great Disney items I could make for our WDW trips!  ...and the things I could make for the boys school!!! 

Be sure to stop by House of Three Blog and leave a comment for your chance to win!  They are at 769 comments right now and if they hit 1200 comments by Sunday, December 12th at 10 PM they will give away A SECOND YUDU!!!!  1200 comments = 2 YUDU GIVEAWAYS!!!!!!

Good luck everyone!  I would love to have one of these under my Christmas tree!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Huge DCWV giveaway on Roberts Arts & Crafts Blog!

WOW!  Look at all of that beautiful DCWV paper!!  All of you that know me...know that I am a serious paper collector and just look!  I'm getting the shakes right now just thinking of having the chance to be lucky enough to win all of this glorious paper!!!!!!  Stop by Roberts Arts & Crafts Blog for your chance to win!  Good luck!

I know that I'm still been MIA and I'm so sorry for that.  With the holidays fast approaching there is more going on in our lives than normal.  We are getting ready to head out the door for an art show that Parker has a piece being shown in for our school at a local book store.  I am on gift wrapping duty for a couple hours while we are there!  I have received a couple of blog awards from some lovely ladies, but I do not want to post about them until I have the time to sit down and get the blogs that I want to pay it forward to ready to go.  I also have plans to post some instructions and photos on my Mickey Mouse tie dyed tshirts as well as some projects that have been completed within the last few weeks that just haven't made it to my blog yet!  OH!  ...and not to be forgotten...  a GIVEAWAY of my own!  I hit 20,000 views a couple weeks ago and I want to say "thank you"!  I will be posting some blog candy... which will be a cartridge very soon!  Stay tuned to find out which one it will be!  Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! 
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