Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holly Bloggy Christmas

I'm always so sad on December 26th because it means that Christmas is officially over and that I have another 364 days for Christmas to come again. I love everything about Christmas and am always so sad that all the fun and festivities are over. Especially this year since I feel like I missed out on so much holiday fun-ness  being so far away from my family and friends.
On the bright side, this was the first Christmas that Evan spent with me and my family in Illinois! So that was a lot of fun and it was really nice to have him there with me.

On a different note, I participated in the Bloggy Gift Exchange this year and it was so much fun! 

I had a great time buying a few of my favorite things for Lisa over at Growing Firsties. I also loved that she lives in the best state ever aka Wisconsin! Although her package was small, it held some things that remind me of home when I am in Phoenix. I got her a yummy smelling candle from Bath and Body Works. They are a bit pricey for me, but they are such a weakness. I adore the way they smell and can instantly make a house feel like home.

I also included a pair of fuzzy, warm socks to keep the winter chills away in a cute polka dot pattern!

Both things are definitely necessary in cold and wintery Wisconsin!

And I received a wonderful package from Erika at My Crazy Life. She sent me a bunch of adorable things that are so great!

She sent me some awesome things for me to use at school. Some super cute stickers and some flair pens! I love using flair pens for checking homework or for writing sweet notes for my wonderful co-workers. And the stickers will be great for encouraging 100% on my kiddos' spelling tests! Because nothing says awesome job like a cute little sticker! She also sent me a snowman cup, which is great because I often drink two or three cups full of water at school alone! And one can never have too many cups! She also sent me some scented markers, similar to Mr Sketch, but with a much cuter design (Santa and Rudolph anyone?). Definitely excited to use these, even after Christmas!
And of course, some hand sanitizer, which is great since I seem to get coughed/sneezed on on a regular basis. And I'm pretty pumped about these post-its! The whole back is sticky! No more falling off or getting crinkled! She also sweetly included a couple of dog treats for Marlee!! What a sweetheart! Thanks so much Erika for thinking of me and taking the time to send me a sweet Christmas package! :)

I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Christmas! I think one of my New Year's Resolutions has got to be blog more often!! 


  1. Hi Liz! I found you through Lisa at Growing Firsties! Your blog name caught my eye as I live in the Phoenix area, too and wondered if it was the same valley...and it is! I teach second grade in Gilbert.

    Your blog is adorable, I'm your 92nd follower! Woo-hoo, almost 100! Let me know if you're planning a celebration or a giveaway at 100, I'd be happy to help out!

  2. I think your blog is adorable too! :-) I would also be happy to help out if you are planning a giveaway.

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check it out here.

    Craft of Teaching

  3. Hi Liz!!
    Isn't Linda Kamp the best? :-)
    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE my gifts! I blogged about them the other day. The slippers are on my feet and the candle is burning. Thank you sooo much for your thoughtful gifts and sweet, sweet note!

    Okay...kinda of a funny circle here...I got my gift from you and sent my Holly Bloggy gift to Erika at My Crazy Life, who you received your gifts from.

    Hugs upon hugs upon hugs - Lisa
    Growing Firsties