Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
I am a really practical wisher! A new 12" (or bigger) skillet, a new bundt cake pan, one of the Wilton Giant cupcake pans, some new bras and undies, and a new electric razor (which I know I already got. Apparently my leg hair had become...comparable to an amazon woman.)

OH and my number one wish, which we can't afford at the moment, but still wish for anyway, is a new Mac. Preferably either a Mac Mini or the 27" iMac.

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
I actually JUST received a handmade birthday/anniversary calendar from my sister. I absolutely LOVE it! I also have 3 blankets that were handmade by my grandmother I absolutely adore. She made some of my very favorite gifts my entire life.

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
I usually do many handmade gifts. I am big for making blankets and pillows. This year I REALLY wanted to do Elijah's hand print in plaster as an ornament but just haven't gotten the supplies yet. I can't think of a single gift I have always wanted to do, but haven't.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
Wow. That's a tough choice. I received many material things I cherished for years. BUT I would have to say the best gift I ever received was the Christmas I was able to celebrate with my entire family. My parents divorced, my family split and Christmas became sort of a sad holiday for me. Christmas's that I was able to celebrate with my mom, dad, brother, and I together was the best present. It reminds me to teach my son the most important gift at Christmas is not the material things, it's each other. Our love, our health and our lives together.

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
Elijah asked for a train set (which Santa brought early for fear it would be a pain to set up), a childs table and chairs, some little people toys. He has a wishpot list (here) I keep updated all year round. He also asked his grandfather to build him a special rocket shelf for his space themed room.

6. What is your favorite holiday food?
I LOVE yams! Besides that, I do a lot of cooking, especially during the holidays, and love making yummy holiday pies, cookies and desserts too!

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
I am in the process of making Dave and Elijah special Christmas cards using my Cricut! If I have time I want to make them for others as well. I also used my Cricut and cut out some paper shapes to modge podge to christmas balls and make unique new ornaments. I love the cute snow flakes in the accents cartridge!

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
I absolutely LOVE Charlie Brown Christmas. Dave, Elijah and I have already watched it probably 10 times since Thanksgiving. I also love Mixed Nuts! It is hilarious! I watch it all year! I even ripped a copy to my ipod now so I can watch any time!

9. Favorite holiday song?
Alvin and Chipmunks - Christmas Don't Be late! I have loved it since I was a kid. I am excited to teach Elijah some of the other fun songs like Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. I don't normally listen to the 'slow' Christmas songs like Silent Night because they make me cry. Yeah. I'm just a little emotional sometimes. lol

10. Favorite holiday pastime?
My favorite holiday pastime just started last year actually! It's decorating and celebrating with my son! Last year he was only 2 months when I decorated, but his little eyes lit up! I was so happy to have my little man to celebrate with I actually put up 4 trees!!! I can't wait to see him react this year! We are putting the decorations up this week. Although I don't think I will be doing all 4 trees! lol I will try to just to one! :)

Now to tag some friends to fill in the meme!
(I'm sure they wouldn't mind entering to win!)



Brandy Ellen said...

Thanks for the tag! Now to write this up .. but first more coffee so I can think clearly!

Loved reading more about you!

Happy Day,

Pricousins said...

Thanks for the tag - I'll check it out to see if it's the one that I already entered.