Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Getting ready for December 1st

(Above photo from Ali Edward's blog)

I'm working on a Christmas countdown calendar, that we will be starting tomorrow. I found the idea on this website. The Crafting Chicks I'm out of ink for my printer (& don't have the $ to get more right now), so I won't be able to print the numbers out. I'm also doing the December daily challege. I started working on an album that I bought. I haven't had the time to work on it at all. Most people decorate it before 12/1, I've just been way too busy. I will be taking a photo (or 2) a day. Most likely I'll take a photo a day & work on the album a little at a time. I'll have to print some photos from one of the drugstores or online. Any suggestions on where the best place is to order photos? I don't need 50 photos & don't want to pay shipping or anything. I'll probably wait till I see a good deal at Walgreens or Rite aid. Is anyone else doing a December daily album? This is my Scrapbooking idol's blog & her post about doing a December daily. Lizzy December Daily

Monday, November 29, 2010

Giveaways rock

These are my most recent giveaway wins. I won this for Tara, but she hates wearing things in her hair. So we'll see if she'll wear it. Hmm, maybe I can wear it? Big flower headbands seem to be in, for adults too.

This pin below, I will give as a Christmas pressie.

I just won this Reverse a purse today. Can't wait to get it.

You can change the covers.

Friday, November 26, 2010

This & that

Thanksgiving wasn't too bad. I had a bad sinus headache & allergy probs all day. Ugh. Didn't eat too much.

The best pic that I got yesterday (below)

Today we ended up at a bunch of stores. We didn't plan on it. We went to Sleepy's to get T a mattress, then ran in Target. Anthony realized yesterday that his tire on his truck was low. He checked today & there was a nail in it. So we were home for about an hr & 1/2 after we went to Target & then we dropped his car off at the tire place to get fixed. We went to a consignment shop & got T a cute red dress for X-mas. We thought we'd stop in Walmart (got a bunch of things) & then ran to Big Lots. We saw a really nice Garland with white lights that goes around your front door & 2 little trees for the front steps (a set) in the Big lots flyer. We figured we would get that done today. Tomorrow is a craft fair & parade & then out for dinner. So no more stores this weekend.

I'm working on a few fun things for my blog.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving & a list

photo from weheartit.com

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I really don't eat turkey (lunch meat once in a while) & it doesn't excite me much & all the fixings don't either. So I'll be making a baked ziti for me. I thought I'd make a list of things that I'm Thankful for, not the usual list (I've done those already).

1. Of course the usual family, friends, health etc..

2. My new wrist warmers. I've been wearing them to bed. It's so cold in our house at night time. Now all they need to invent is a nose warmer. My nose is always cold.

3. Blogs (it makes me so happy reading my fave blogs. I get all warm & fuzzy inside)

4. Winning giveaways (I won 2 in the past week).

5. Sleeping pills (I know it's horrible to add this to my list, but if I don't take them I don't sleep. Even sometimes when I take one, I don't sleep)

6. Actual magazines & catalogs (I'd rather sit & read a real Avon book or magazine, than sit @ a computer & read them.

7. Snail mail (I'll take that any day over e mails or texting, I don't text)

8. When a holiday get-together is over & everyone leaves (I hate the drama that comes along with holidays. Every holiday, someone says something, to rub someone the wrong way. At our house anyway)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giveaway from Chronicle books

I found out about this on my pen pal Kellie's blog. Get the words out

Anyone with a blog can post a list of Chronicle Books valued at up to $500 that you’d like to haul in, and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to WIN your list of books! And, one of your readers who comments on the post will win the list too! You can go to Kellie's blog too & leave her a comment.

These are some of the books that I'd love to win.

After you make a list on your blog. Go here happy haulidays & fill out the form & come back here & leave a comment. We'll both be entered in the contest. Last day to enter is December 14th, 11:59 PM ET.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas card swap

photo via weheartit.com

Would anyone be interested in swapping Christmas cards with me? I think it would be cool to get some cards from my bloggy friends. I especially love photo cards of the kids/family. I keep the 1s that I get every year. I also love handmade cards. I wish I had more time to make some. Send me an e mail @ dramaqueensmum@gmail.com.

Monday, November 22, 2010

CSN review coming soon

I'm a huge fan of CSN stores. I've been asked to do another review for them. I'm so excited. So many great items to choose from. You could finish all of your holiday shopping on here. They have jewelry, children's luggage, furniture, handbags & lots more items.

One of the items that I have my eye on is the fireplace candelabra I've been wanting one since we moved into our house. We never had a fireplace before & we've lived here for 3 years & have never lit it. Every year I bug my hubby to light it, but we never get around to it.

So I think that would look great, since we will probably never light our fireplace.

You can find many of the items on your Christmas shopping lists on the CSN stores website.

Mommy & Me Monday

We took a bunch of pics the past few days of Tara & I. (Geez, I really need to color my hair).

We took family photos outside today for our Christmas cards. It was so cold today. Our bird bath is frozen. Those are my new Uggs below. Still not sure about them. They're tight, so I want to send them back, but I ordered them from Overseas & it costs a lot to send them back. So I'm trying to break them in & hope they stretch a bit. I read that they mold to the shape of your foot & you have to give them 2 or 3 weeks. I've been trying to wear them around the house, so I don't get them dirty in case I can somehow return them.

Posing like Mama. She has new boots too.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lawn mower rides

Yesterday T & I went to 2 craft fairs (I heart them) & when we came Daddy gave her a lawn mower ride. I didn't think she would get on it, but she loved it. He was mowing & picking up leaves.

I even gave it a try. It's a lot of fun. I now know why Anthony spends 2 & 1/2 hrs mowing the lawn. I'm allergic to grass, so I'm all sneezy now. I ran out of Zyrtec yesterday. You can kind of see my snazzy new wrist warmers in the pic, that I got @ one of the fairs.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bella Tucker fund

I read about this local girl, Bella Tucker in the newspaper yesterday. This is a little info about her.

Bella Tucker is an 9-year-old girl who attends South School Elementary in Londonderry, New Hampshire and is a member of the Phantom Gymnastics team. Bella came down with a near fatal infection on Easter Sunday. Doctors gave little hope for this third graders’ survival, but after five days in a coma she miraculously survived Streptococcus Pneumonia Sepsis with DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation).

Unfortunately, her survival from this infection was not without significant cost. The infection caused extensive tissue damage, and on April 27, 2010, Bella underwent quadruple amputation surgery and is currently facing an extremely long and hard recovery at Children’s Hospital in Boston with extensive rehabilitation to follow, as she learns to live life without her limbs.

Donations can be made to The Bella Tucker Fund via the PayPal link or by mail to:

The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box 199
Londonderry NH 03053

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friend with new blog

One of my friends just started a new blog. Modern Mommy of two Princesses Check out her cute family & leave her some comments & follow her if you can. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cookie swap info

Photo via weheartit.com

I'm going to be doing my 1st cookie swap in Dec. Does anyone have any advice for me? How many days ahead should I start baking, easy recipes, the best recipes for cookie swaps etc..? I'm trying to be organized & get things planned ahead of time.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mommy & Me Monday (& a JoJo)

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I thought I would take a pic with my kids. haha. I don't have too many of the 3 of us.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My Happy List


My friend Watched T on Friday & I did some shopping alone. She's become a terror to shop with lately, but most of the time I have no choice to bring her with me.

I'm so happy that I'm feeling better. I haven't been feeling good for a few weeks. I also had a bad migraine on Friday too.

We went to dinner with some friends last night to celebrate 3 Fall birthdays. It was nice to see them. I got a really cute photo frame the other day @ Christmas tree shop. It's going in my office (that is pink, black & white)

I took this pic last night to add to it & realized I'm totally out of ink for my printer. Well I still have a cute new pic of me & the hubs.

My parents came to visit today. I hadn't seen my Mom for 5 weeks & my Dad was in CA for 3 weeks. They came to visit & we were so happy to see them.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shutterfly free holiday cards

Ever since my daughter was born (she's 3) we have started a few Christmas traditions. We go to the town tree lighting, we video tape her Christmas morning coming out of her room & seeing all the presents under the tree & we send out photo holiday cards. The first year she was born we had a photo of the four of us (My hubby, daughter, cat & myself). We had just moved into our new house a few weeks before & it was so much fun taking photos of us in front of the fireplace. The next 2 years we did just our daughter. Most likely we'll just do a photo card of her alone again this year.

Shutterfly has tons of photo greeting cards to choose from. Photo cards & regular holiday cards. I love this one.

I love lots of pics, collages & initials. Perfect for me. I'm sure you can find a card that is perfect for you too.

They have tons of birthday invitations too. This is almost the same style as the holiday card. Of course this one below would be my favorite. Pink, purple, blue & cupcakes. Heaven. I think I'll use this for Tara's 4th birthday next year. Thinking way ahead since her b-day isn't till July.

It's not too late to order your Thanksgiving cards

Do you have a blog? If you do & would like your own freebies, go here to find out how bloggers can get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly. I am getting free cards in exchange for this post. Make sure you mention Drama Queens Mum as a referral.

Lil' Drama Queens Mum & the Drama Queen

Drama Queen @ 3

Drama Queens Mum @ 3 or 4

Friday, November 12, 2010

Weekend blog hop

This week I'm doing my 1st Weekend blog hop. I love to find new blogs & have new people checking out my blog. I have about 300 blogs saved in my favorites. I try to go through them once in a while & delete them if they haven't blogged in a while or if the blog doesn't exist anymore.

So check out Tara's page below to follow along.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Comment club

I was thinking of doing a weekly post where you leave 10 people comments a certain day or leave a comment for the person above you, on my comments. Maybe if I can figure out how to have everyone link up, I will do that. Any suggestions for this? How to do it or if anyone would be interested? I don't think I've seen anyone do a linky for that. I love leaving people comments & if I find a blog or post that I love, I have to leave a comment. I owe some comments to people now. I haven't been feeling too great lately.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Happy List

I love doing my Happy list each week, so I can look back & think about the great things that happened.

Our Mom group just started a scrapbooking club. We had our 1st 1 on Thursday night. I got 2 pages done. I really want to try to do 1 page a week again if I can.

Finally ordered some Ugg boots online.

I can't wait for them to get here & I can have warm & cozy feet. I hate being cold. I don't do well in the Winter at all. I'm hoping I ordered the right size & I won't have to send them back. I got a good deal on them.

Yesterday I had a much needed "Me day". Hubs took our daughter to a b-day party. I went to the craft fair, the library, a nail salon to find out how much it will cost for me to have a nail paraffin dip done. Watched the Housewives of NJ finally finally & started watching some of the reunion show, but then Drama Queen came home, so I shut it off. I really need to do more of these days.

Dolce Mia store

One of the new stores I found @ the craft fair was the Dolce Mia store . They have cute travel lotions with vintage pictures on them & full size lotions too. The scent that I really liked was the Horsin' Around Sweet Almond Shea Butter Lotion. They have stationery, home decor, soaps & lots of other items.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I heart craft fairs

I went to a craft fair today. I got a scentsy car candle & some pretty purple Austrian crystal earrings. Also a few free samples from Scentsy.

These are the earrings on.

A bunch of the craft products, I have heard of from blogs. Like mythirtyone.com & the Silouette photos that you can have done of your child. There is another craft fair next weekend. Can't wait. I'm looking for a pair of fingerless gloves/wrist warmers.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Santa already?

We were @ the mall today with some friends & Santa is already there. I know it is November now, but it seems too early to me. It will go really fast I'm sure. We'll try to get a pic of T with Santa. She's still kind of afraid of him. There is a florist near us that does free Santa pics & has lots of goodies to eat & drink. So we'll go there instead of paying & getting a bad pic of her being miserable with Santa.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Last of the Halloween pics

We went to an event at the library on Saturday. This is the t-shirt, tutu & headband that I won in a contest. Someone asked what she was a witchfairy. I guess that sounds like a good description.

She was too nervous to have her face painted, so the lady painted her hand. She was really good. I love the glitter.

Then Trick or treating at the mall

So excited she was jumping up & down.

Samantha & Tara holding hands. How cute.

Halloween night. Getting ready to go out Trick or treating. I love this tree that we have.

She was so excited to get home & pass out some candy, that she started running. She sat at the bottom of our stairs (inside) waiting for the kids to come. But they were all done. I felt so bad. She wanted to pass out some of her stickers with the candy.

The witch that I am. Not sure if you can see the Witch hat.

With all of her stash. She has 5 different bags of candy from different events. I think we'll be throwing out some of it. I did see an article on things to do with leftover Halloween candy. Desserts & things. I can post that if anyone is interested.