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Thursday, December 4, 2008

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DAY, sooo fun/AND A GREAT CHRISTMAS TAG....

I just LOVE Christmas shopping...
I just wish I HAD MORE MONEY...... :o(
i spent most of the day shopping yesterday...so many cute things out there...
WALMART is a good place to shop for certain things....and that's where I spent a big part of my morning.....by the time I got home around noon.....
I WAS STARVING...
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do you ever make PIG IN THE BLANKETS ?? OOOO, we just love 'em...
WE like them best made with CRESCENT ROLLS but like biscuits, too.
and, we like the BEEF LIL SMOKIES...


NOW...i cut my rolls into two so they will go farther...tee hee...

these are QUICK, one of my favorite things....
and delicious, dipped in mustard and maybe a little green salad on the side.....
THIS is the lunch we had today after SHOPPING.....


SINCE my gum ball machine looked like this ....
and it's the FIRST thing g-kids head for at my cottage,
I HAD to buy this...... *



GRANDDAD filled it up while I was making those PIG IN THE BLANKETS.....;o)

AHHHH, the kids will be happy !
it's the little things, ya know.....:O)
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and i found THIS today at WALMART...isn't it so cute !!
Three little red and white bowls that I am in love with...
and...it is full of COOKIE MIX...
and
a little STAR COOKIE CUTTER...


it SHOULD be a Christmas gift to someone but.....
i just yanked the wrapping right off it and look how cute they look on MY counter...
and, i NEEDED some red and white bowls...really i did !!
if you like them, run to your walmart...the whole thing was only $10.00
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oh, and isn't this SUGAR COOKIE MIX adorable....


and the SNICKERDOODLE..

and the GINGERBREAD...
i bought 3 of these cute glass cookie jars and put each mix into it, tied them up with a pretty ribbon
and they make cute gifts for anyone on your list...
jar...$4.99
cookie mix.....$5.00......great little inexpensive gift that they can use over and over...
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AND NOW FOR THE CHRISTMAS MEME...


~A CHRISTMAS MEME~

Sweet LINDA at SOMEWHERE IN TYME
chose me as one of the lucky ones to PLAY...
thank you, LINDA .
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1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? GIFT BAG
2. Real tree or artificial? Artificial.
3. When do you put up the tree? DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING.
4. When do you take the tree down? DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS DAY
5. Do you like eggnog? LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? THE YEAR MY MOM AND DAD DIVORCED, HE SENT ME A WHOLE BOX OF HERSHEY CANDY BARS AND A WHOLE BOX OF JUICY FRUIT GUM....i'll never forget it as long as i live..i was only 7.
7. Hardest person to buy for? OUR BOYS.
8. Easiest person to buy for? OUR DAUGHTER...she is like me and LOVES everything ! ;O)
9. Do you have a nativity scene? YES.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? I LOVE SENDING AND RECEIVING THEM IN THE MAIL BUT I ALSO JUST LOVE IT WHEN SOMEONE TAKES THE TIME TO SEND ME AN ECARD...
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I HAVEN'T GOT IT YET...
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET.
13. Better to give or receive? I love to give.
14. Favorite Christmas Food? SMOKED HAM WITH FRUIT SALAD or SHRIMP COCKTAIL..
15. Favorite Christmas tradition? OPENING GIFTS WITH OUR FAMILY ON CHRISTMAS EVE.
16. Colored lights on the tree or all clear? CLEAR...someone once told me that RICH people used clear lights and i've loved them ever since...hahaha...we are A LONG WAY from being rich and will never be. I like the clear lights because of their sparkle and shine, I guess....
17. Favorite Christmas song? HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS...(at least, THIS Christmas it is!
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home.
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? OF COURSE......................................not!!
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? STAR...
21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? CHRISTMAS EVE.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? TRYING TO FIND A PARKING SPOT...don't they know i'm OLD ??;O)
23. Favorite Ornament theme or color? ABSOLUTELY TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS around our cottage. I like my ornaments in red and white...SANTAS mostly..
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? HAM (with shrimp cocktail)
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? BESIDES THE OBVIOUS THINGS, health, safety, love, I ALREADY have what I wanted as a gift...AND I'll post it later...heh heh heh
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instead of passing this on, i would like to invite ANYONE that might have fun with it to take it...
hope your day is blessed
bj

41 comments:

tardevil said...

Well, it looks like you had a great day. I think I need to go back down that aisle because I didn't see that stuff the other day! I don't blame you for keeping it! Too cute. You're making me hungry looking at all that food & I need to go to bed.

Cottage Contessa said...

Fun meme BJ! I love the things you got today at Walmart. There is talk that Walmart may be opening a store in Australia next year and I am looking forward to that if it happens! Things seem to be so inexpensive there, so that will be a nice change! Have a great day sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

The Muse said...

Adopt me...Adopt me!!!!
LOL
Or at least send me an invitation!
Piggies in blankets and gumballs...can it get any better than that? LOL

Smilingsal said...

I love Walmart; the things you got are all sensible, pretty, and cheap! Can't beat that!

Sue said...

Great buys BJ! Love those red bowls, they'll be perfect in your kitchen, love those glass jars too, wish I had counterspace for them! I always come home with something for myself when I'm Christmas shopping, how can I resist! LOL! Now I can hardly wait til tomorrow, I'm going to Target!! Have a good one sweetie! xo

Bo said...

Hi BJ...Well shucks...guess I'd better fight the crowds & get over to Walmart before all those darling bowls are gone...I loved reading your Christmas meme...You were wrong about one thing though..
You are one of the richest people I know! Rich in LOVE & SPIRIT...
even better than $$. ♥ Bo

Tara said...

BJ

A grandma with a gumball amchine--you are just perfect!

:0)
Tara

ksarra said...

Hi BJ, looks like you're almost ready. Your Wal Mart finds are amazing, I feel a shopping trip of my own coming on! The little bowls and cookie mixes are soooo cute! Have a holly, jolly Christmas! Loved learning more about you in the tag.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Great gift choices BJ...I really like the bowls!

Your answers were fun!
diane

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow, what beautiful gifts for a low price! I don't have a WalMart nearby but this would be worth a trip!

Judy said...

What a cute meme. I love stopping to visit at your blog.
Judy

Marcela said...

Hi BJ
I am glad to know that you had a wonderful time shopping!!!
Have a nice day
Marcela

Beverly said...

You did great on your shopping trip, and I agree that you needed those bowls. The jars with the cookie mix will make fantastic gifts.

We love pigs in a blanket. ;-)

jeanne said...

Good morning my friend. Such a fun post again. You always make me smile.
The cookie mix dishes are darling. I am going to Walmart today. It is just about the only store in town like it. LOL. Small towns are so limited for shopping. The benefits are great though. NO, I said NO traffic. Our downtown is quaint and sweet. Some good tourist shopping there. This town has a wonderful feeling of community. Their decorations are awesome.

Come over for the give-a-way. three more days to win.

I might take you up on the MEME. Loved it. Make me some pigs in a blanket girl. Mmmmmm.

Hugs...Jeanne

Stacey said...

Hi BJ. I'm gonna have to make pigs in a blanket for lunch sometime. My husband will not eat a sandwich (like he's royalty or something) but he would like the piggies.

Guess what...I got the bowls too! Actually my friend found them and got several of us a set of them. They are adorable. Makes us happy, right?

I love the jar with cookie mix idea. That's a great gift!

salmagundi said...

A fun post - the Christmas meme is great. If I run out of things to post about, I may do it. Enjoyed your shopping trip, but afraid I would have had to go out to lunch somewhere. I make pigs in the blanket the same way - it must be the era in which we were newlyweds. Have a great day. Sally

The Muse said...

BJ thank you for visiting Rhyme Time...Smiles and support will be good enough for this Muse :)

JyLnC said...

I'm visiting from Nikki's blog and really enjoyed reading through your blog.

I love pigs in a blanket and I have a gumball machine, too!

I'm fairly new to the blog world and I love it when I found a new and interesting blog to follow.

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi BJ ~ what a fun meme...I might have to answer the questions on my blog too! Wonderful gifts you got at Walmart...gotta love that store!

I love me some pigs in blankets too!!!

Hugz,
Michele

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

How awesome :) ♥ Hugs!

Shelia said...

Hi sweet BJness! Oh, you've been a shopping! I'm glad you found so many wonderful things!! I'm behind on everything!!
Have a wonderful day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ann said...

WONDERFUL BLOG TODAY.IT LOOKS LIKE YOU REALLY HAD A GREAT DAY SHOPPING.I'LL BE OUT THIS WK-END.ME AND 1,000.000 OTHER PEOPLE HUH?
I WAS A MANICURIST FOR 25 YRS AND THRU THOSE YRS,YOU GET TO LEARN ALOT ABOUT PEOPLE.AND THEIR HANDS.YOUR HUSBANDS HANDS SHOW SO MUCH TENDERNESS AND PATIENTS.HE SEEMS LIKE A WONDERFUL MAN.IT'S NOT A SCIENCE,JUST A BELIEF....ANN

Barb said...

Hi BJ,

It looks like you had a good day!
I just read the Grandmothers prayer on your sidebar. LOVE IT!

hugs,
Barb

PEA said...

A lot of people don't enjoy shopping at Christmas time because the malls are always so full but I actually love the atmosphere:-) Oh, BJ, I just love the goodies you found and that red & white bowl set is just delightful. It's no wonder you're keeping it for yourself! hehe

Loved reading your answers to the questions in the meme. xoxo

Sweetie said...

It's amazing the wonderful things that are at Wal-Mart. The pigs in the blankets look like something our grandchildren would like. Also, it's great that you keep the gumball machine filled for your grandchildren. You are rich in all that counts.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Southern Lady said...

I always love visiting you, BJ ... you always find the cutest things and make the most scrumptious goodies. Those little "pigs in a blanket" sound like something our granddaughter would like, and I'm going to make some for her this weekend.

I love your red and white bowls and don't blame you for keeping them for yourself! I may have to bite the bullet and go to Wal-Mart tomorrow ... sounds like a fun shopping trip.

Sincerely,

Janie

squawmama said...

BJ... It looks like you really enjoyed your shopping day... but I am afraid you liked it so much it all became yours LOL LOL.... We have that same gumball machine... I bought it years ago and it was in with all my antiques... not because it was old but because it looked old fashion... Have a good one... Love YA

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great post, BJ! I love your list!

I haven't made pigs in a blanket in years. I may have to do that soon! Forgot about them.

Deb said...

What a fun Christmas post BJ!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh BJ,

I'm starving and those little yummies sound soooo good!!! I'm just going to have to get myself over to Walmart now too! Those bowls are too cute. Hope that all is well.

Hugs,
Dena

Linda said...

Hi BJ...I think Walmart has the neatest things, you found some cuties and I love your new little red bowls!
Little pigs in a blankest are so yummy...I totally have forgotten about them and now I just have to make some.
It was fun reading all your tag answers...I'm glad you joined in your are the sweetest....hugs, Linda

Andi said...

Those red bowls are too cute BJ! I'm checking our Wal-mart here to see if they have them. Looks like you found lots of cute things.

Those pigs in the blankets looks mighty tasty as well!!!

Love your Christmas Meme! I just posted about my Christmas Swap package. Thank you again BJ!

Jackie said...

Hi BJ looks as if you had a busy day.

Drop by my blog as there is a little something there for you.

God bless.

laurie said...

What a great idea to give the cookie mix in a cookie jar. And yes, I definitely think you needed those red bowls! Enjoyed reading your Christmas meme. laurie

nikkicrumpet said...

I think our lists would have been pretty darn close to the same. Love your cookie mix gift idea...very cute! Hope you have a wonderful evening and a beautiful day tomorrow!

Becky said...

Love those bowls!!! To you from you. Right? That's what I say! LOL!! You have the cutest ideas for gifts. I love the cookie jar and mix idea! Oh and those pigs in the blankets. LOV'EM!

Sandi McBride said...

I'm with you Beeje keep those fun bowls for yourself! WalMart you say? I love shopping, but like you wish for more money! Here's to you, more money and more shopping!
Sandi

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Well I am going to have to go get some crescent rolls ! Those pigs in the blankets look so good !
Those are the cutest bowls ! And I love the gum ball machine. My babies would love that.

Donna Marie said...

BJ!!!! I loved your pigs in the blankets! I will have to try those! :) It looks like you had a wonderful day shopping!

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie!

Deanna said...

What a wonderful post BJ. You have been busy haven't you! Send me some pictures of your decorations and of your tree so I can post it on my blog.

Miss ya,
Deanna :P

kari and kijsa said...

What a fun little set of teacups! So cute and fun!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa