Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Holiday Stampaganza 2009

Stamp lovers rejoice! I'm so excited about this promotion!!!  This usually happens early in the year so when those months came & went with no Stamapanza campaign I wondered how I'd stock up on my favorite stamps this year.  And even worse, I knew you guys had been looking forward to it as well.  So for the first time (we've never done a promotion like this so close to the holidays) and this month only, buy two CTMH stamp sets, get one FREE. What a great way to stock up on your favorite stamps or better yet, make gift giving more affordable. This is a great way to help Santa mark someone's favorite stamps off their wish list (yours included)!

Get more details at http://leopard.myctmh.com/

Sunday, November 1, 2009

We're Off To See The Wizard

the wonderful Wizard of Oz because, because, because, because, because ...
I always loved Halloween as a child but I never truly LOVED it until I was able to experience it with my own kids.  It's just been recently that we've really made dressing up a family affair.  It's all been driven by our oldest daughter's choice of costumes.  Last year she chose to be Alice in Wonderland, even though she had never seen the movie.  So daddy was the Madd Hatter and I chose to be the Queen of Hearts.  Baby R was born 3 weeks early and 4 days before Halloween.  The day after I got home from the hospital I made her a rabbit costume.  I must have been delirious from lack of sleep because not only did I pull off a rabbit costume for a small newborn but I also still had to make my costume.  Look how cute we were (and excuse my 3 day post baby belly, booty and ankles).

So fast forward to Halloween 2009, our daughter informs us that she wants to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.  Again, another movie she had never seen.  I still can't figure out how she chooses these characters but I love it.  So we buy the costume, and the movie.  Can you believe my shy 6 year old little girl was not scared of it and cried at the end?  It was so sweet and it was the first time she really empathized with a character.  It only made sense for the rest of us to complete the cast.  Baby R was the Cowardly Lion, I was the Tin Man and daddy was the scarecrow.  We had a wonderful time singing and skipping down the Yellow Brick Road.
I love that we are building lasting family memories for our children and can't wait to scrapbook this!