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Friday, December 13, 2013

Five Loves on Friday!


Happy Friday, friends!  Hope your week has been fabulous!  I'm excited to share some highlights from mine with you all now ... Five Loves Time!

{1.}  Christmas package from my BBF {Best Bloggy Friend}!

LOVE the Cork Monogram as much as I do?  Check out a tutorial at her blog, Adventures in DIY!

My BBF, Chrissy, made me the most incredible gifts!!  She's the BEST!  I'm so thrilled to have this handmade cork monogram on my bookshelf now!  If you think that's personalized, you would not believe the scrapbook she handcrafted!  I was in {happy} tears as I looked through the snapshots from my family's recent WDW trip put together with so much creativity and care!  This totally deserves a FULL post itself, so please stop by in a few days for a Magical Monday post dedicated to a detailed look through this fantastic gift!  You may pick up some ideas for your next scrapbook too! ;)  Lastly, some Disneyland goodies she saved for me! *Happy sigh*  My heart is full! Love ya, Chrissy!  Thanks again!!


{2.}  Celebrating Princess!

Jason wasn't feeling the best on Princess' birthday, so while we did a lot of celebrating, we didn't go out for that special birthday meal of her choice.  Last weekend we surprised her with this party for our tummies.  She chose shrimp and noodles cooked on a mongolian grill at her favorite chinese buffet.  The conversation and evening shared as a family was even better than the delicious eats!


{3.} Elf Glasses!


Early Christmas Gift from my parents!  Love them! {...my parents & the glasses ;)}



{4.}  Narnia

My mother-in-law, Lou Ann, invited the girls and I to join her and my nephew at a homeschool outing on Wednesday.  We enjoyed a children's theater production of "Narnia".  They did a terrific job with the show in portraying a story that mirrors the heart of why we celebrate Christmas.  Aslan, like Christ, laid down his life for the lawbreaker who was deserving of death. {see #5}  It was beautifully done and this "field trip" will be a long cherished memory for years to come!  Afterward, we took lunch to my sis in law's and had a great time with her and my cute lit'l {officially 9 month old} niece.  Moments with family are always so sweet. :)  Thanks again for treating us to such a lovely day, Lou Ann! 



{5.}   One of my favorite Christmas songs:



Thanks for visiting today! Wishing you and yours a splendid Christmastime!

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13 comments:

  1. I love the cork P! Absolutely adorable! I might have to hop over there and check out how she made it. My future last name will be with a P as well and my fiance and I love drinking wine!

    Stopping by from the link up!

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  2. Looks like you had a great week! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  3. I totally swooned over those adorable and hilarious elf glasses at target!! best movie ever! I'm hoping to watch it tonight! merry, merry, girlie! xx

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  4. Love the Elf glasses. The wine cork monogram is such a fun idea! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  5. OMGosh I want the Cork Letter, what a freaking cool idea!!!

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  6. I've been dying to make one of those cork letters! So cute! The Elf glasses are too adorable as well!

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  7. What an incredibly sweet gift from your friend! I think that would make my whole month! Sounds like you had a great week! :) The elf glasses are awesome!

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  8. Nice monogrammed cork and love those elf glasses!

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  9. I so need to do a monogram out of corks now. and coincidentally I have been saving corks so yea for me

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  10. Those glasses are great!! And I love that cork monogram--too cute!

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  11. Woo hoo! I made #1 this week! lol So glad you enjoyed the gifts! I like surprising you - it's fun! :)
    And I love those Elf glasses! That's my favorite Christmas movie.

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  12. Awww that is so nice that your blogging bestie sent you such nice gifts for Christmas. It is so nice meeting people you would genuinely be friends with in real life. Awesome post! Love your page!

    Angi@ cantbuymelovvve.blogspot.com

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  13. I LOVE those Elf glasses! I found an Elf shirt with Buddy that says, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear!" in a random place while Black Friday shopping last year. I couldn't find any on a rack in the store, so I was SO happy to know it was my son's size! It was PERFECT! We LOVE Elf! :)

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