Tag Archives: Christmas

Coolest thing I’ve ever seen

5 Dec

There I was in the aisle at Walmart about to take a picture of the Best Christmas Gift of 2016 (the Minions Fartblaster Gun) when I started hearing sirens. Like a lot of sirens. Getting louder and louder and louder… I was trying not to panic when a voice came over the loudspeaker, “Please remain calm. Today is Shop-a-Cop at Walmart.”

Moments later the aisles were full of this:

 

Christmas made.

Thank you, Del City Police Department, for showing us how it’s done.

“Don’t forget to do good and share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” (Hebrews 13:16)

  

Good-bye 2013

7 Jan

There have been many miles on my Oklahoma road, and much to share!  Though it’s been a challenge to find time to blog this year, it has much to do with how the year brought about so many exciting things for me…since my last post.

In April, I accepted a part-time social media management job for a wonderful, small, local Oklahoma business.  Every part of how it happened and what I get to do is a blessing.  It has greatly impacted my outlook — it’s shown me a new view of what I am capable of and what is possible out there in this wonderful www.  It’s given me encouragement and opened a new door.  And it has brought me new friends.  Most likely I won’t be sharing it here with you, but if you happen to be looking for a freelance social media specialist, please feel free to email me.

It took me months to complete a blog post on the tornadoes that descended on Oklahoma City in late May/early June. Continue reading

How to Christmas shop the right way

16 Dec

Does the thought of Christmas shopping at the mall stress you out?  Have you developed a Christmas-shop-a-phobia?  Well, no more worries!  The key to success at anything is a good plan, right?  So here you go:

Step 1 – Do not wash or fix hair.

Step 2 – Do not do makeup.

Step 3 – Go to the mall.  Extended hours are now upon us, so you will have the whole parking lot, I mean, place to yourself before 10am and after 9pm.

Step 4 – Before shopping, make a 5-10 minute stop at the $1/minute massage booth.

Step 5 – Visit a friendly stylist at Mastercuts for the most relaxing shampoo & style on a budget.  Tell them the better the scalp massage during shampoo, the better the tip!

Step 6 – Go to a makeup counter at Dillard’s for a fresh holiday look.

Step 7 – Put your earbuds in and hit play on your favorite playlist.

Step 8 – Once totally relaxed, proceed to have the best Christmas shopping experience ever.

You’re welcome.  🙂

Hope, love, joy, peace, Christ

25 Dec

This Advent season has been a delight. The candles were lit as a reminder of the Greatest Gift Ever Given–the birth of a Savior sent to die for us. The One who has given us our hope, love, joy, and peace.

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Christmas flick #1

24 Dec

A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version)

Merry Christmas. I saved the best Christmas film on my Christmas flick list for last.

This Victorian-era Dickens classic is a must for anyone feeling world-weary or Scroogish.

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Christmas flick #2

23 Dec

While You Were Sleeping

This is my absolute, all-time favorite movie.  There is no other film that can cheer me up when I’m down the way this does.

Lucy has no family.  Zero.  No poop in her barn.  But she sure does wish she had.  She’s got a crush on a guy who comes by her booth everyday.  When he’s injured unexpectedly one Christmas day, his family mistakes her for his fiancee, and bingo!–instant family.  Only problem is–he has a brother. Continue reading

Christmas flick #3

22 Dec

Once Upon a Christmas

Strictly Velveeta.  Okay, seriously Velveeta.  As in they bought stock in it to make this film.  But if you skip all this cheese you are sooooo going to miss all the lovely vitaminy broccoli goodness underneath.

I loved Pax TV.  Their original tv series–Hope Floats, Little Men–were must sees.  Their first New Year’s they aired a classic movie marathon–Royal Wedding, Charade, etc.  Best. New. Year’s. Ever.  Then one Christmas, out came Once Upon a Christmas.  It’s like a Christmas Nanny McPhee. Continue reading

Christmas flick #4

21 Dec

Home Alone

Gotta love it.  Must see.  Total classic.  Wish I’d been that smart as a kid.

I first saw this film as a teenager, and what I love about it is that it really made me stop and think what would happen to me if mom and dad weren’t there?  My experience with family has been that it’s a love/hate thing…can’t live with ’em…can’t shoot ’em.  Just kidding.  But sometimes it feels that way.  I love that right smack dab in the middle of a highly entertaining popcorn flick you find a fabulous message.  “Be careful what you wish for.” Continue reading

Christmas flick #5

20 Dec

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

When the animated Grinch stole Christmas long ago, he stole my heart with it.  It has a similar message for me to Elf, only more in a “how not to do it” kind of way.

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Christmas flick #6

19 Dec

Elf

If you read my 2011 summer movies post, you already know the reason I watch this film.  Three words: Zooey Deschanel sings.  That, and the maple syrup.  This movie is like fruitcake on film, and unlike real fruitcake, I’m glad they made it.

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Christmas flick #7

18 Dec

Trading Places

It was getting to chick-flicky in here for me and I had to take a break.  This fabulous modern take on “The Prince and the Pauper” will rock your world.  Two wealthy well-bred elderly brothers make a bet with each other to ruin two “little” people’s lives to get their jollies.  Have you ever known anyone like that?  Or maybe the real question is have you ever known (or been) anyone who has had their life yanked around by someone else?  Don’t answer that.

Life is up one minute and down the next, or vice versa, but these two strangers on the receiving end of a cruel prank pull themselves up by their bootstraps and do something about it.  Choices are the glorious ornaments of life. Continue reading

Christmas flick #8

17 Dec

Sleepless in Seattle

You can’t have one Hanks/Ryan Ephron film without the other.  Even though this film was released before You’ve Got Mail, I put it second in the list because this one doesn’t have any “bouquets of sharpened pencils” in it, so seasonally speaking I have to watch the other one first.

Sleepless in Seattle is romantic and dreamy and also a definite chick flick.  I adore how Sam treasured his wife while she was alive and continues to carry that treasure with him even though she’s gone.  His love for her keeps her alive, and helps me to remember how important and beautiful such a simple thing is. Continue reading