Thursday, November 10, 2011


Have you signed up yet ......
Were secret santa swapping, and it's going to be a blast .... like you're own little Christmas present to yourself!!!
Shawnee has asked us to answer these questions on our blogs, that way once she's assigned partners, our secret partner can pop on over to your blog and learn more about you, so that your package will be put together just for you!!!
So here we go ...

What are your hobbies?
I'm a craftaholic!!! I knit, sew, crochet, bake and scrapbook
What are your favorite colors?
Pink is my absolute favorite. I like most colors though with one exception .... yellow - I REALLY don't like this color. For Christmas though, I favor reds, greens, whites, silver and gold.
Do you collect anything?
Not really
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals?
Do you have any pets?
We have small pets .. guniea pig, fish, turtle, toads and a leopard gecko
Coffee, Tea, or Chocolate?
Coffee and hot tea
What do you like to read?
Craft and scrapbooking magazines (I devour them) and I absolutlely LOVE reading novels about the Amish people - I find them such facinating and humble people.
Do you prefer Cookies or Candies as a sweet?
Gummy candy
What is your favorite holiday treat?
Vanilla Tootsie Rolls ... I try and stock up on a couple of bags of these each year, before they're gone and I have to wait until next Christmas.
Starbucks Caramel Brulee Latte .... they had better bring it back this year!!!
Describe your favorite holiday tradition.
Our family does an Advent Family Activity each night through until Christmas Eve. The activity for that specific day is written on a slip of paper in the kids Advent Calendars ... we've decorated ornaments, had a gingerbread house competition, gone out to Starbucks for hot chocolate, read a story together, had a campout around the Christmas tree.
I also love our tradition of Christmas jammies ... I make jammies for the 4 of us. My hubby and son match, and my daughter and I match. They are delivered in pretty boxes while we are at Church on Christmas Eve. Guests that are with us for Christmas get matching jammies too.
Did you believe in Santa as a child?
Absolutely - I think it's one of the treasures of childhood.
When do you open presents?
On Christmas morning.
Do you put up a tree and when? If not, how do you celebrate?
We do, and it gets put up after December 1st, usually as an Advent activity.
Does your tree have a theme?
What has been your favorite gift to give? to receive?
I love giving handmade gifts, and they're my favorite to recieve .... I think each one is a real treasure.

To my swap partner - I hope this helps you out.
To anyone who has ever wondered whether swapping is all it's made out to be .... ABSOLUTELY!!! I have 2 friends (Hi Val and Jill) that I've never met in person, but whom I've been in swaps with for almost 3 years now, and we correspond regularly via email. Who knows we may even get to meet one another in person one day ... you never know where you'll make a new friend.


  1. Sounds like a fun swap! I'm grateful that I have gotten to know both you and Val through swaps and e-mails. I appreciate the friendship we have! I hope we get to meet in person one day too.

  2. I'm so glad you joined in this swap -- we should have so much fun. Thanks for posting your badge and questionnaire. We love doing advent activities, too!