Monday, December 15, 2008

Snowman Soup

I haven't disappeared entirely. We have been battling one illness after another in my house. No wonder I haven't been exactly in the Christmas spirit this year.

I was in a mad panic this weekend to get the Christmas cookies for my husbands work started. As well I planned on making little "Snowman Soup" packages for his employees. We just can't afford to buy for them all individually this year.

I found these great little gift bags from the Dollarstore, threw in a package of hotchocolate mix, some mini marshmallows and a candy cane. The poem I found on line. I mocked up the tag on the computer rotating one of snow man upside down so that the card stock could be folded over then stamped with one of my Hero Art stamps.

I hope his staff doesn't mind, but the pizza party or wine was out of the budget this year. I think the gifts would have looked a little chinsy if not for the cute bags. Gotta love the Dolalrstore.

The poem is:

Snowman Soup
Was told you've been real good this year.
Always glad to hear it!
With freezing weather drawing near,
You'll need to warm the spirit.
So here's a little Snowman Soup
Complete with stirring stick.
Add hot water, sip it slow.
It's sure to do the trick!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Blogger's Be Ware & Cute Photos

While perusing Cammie's wonderful site, I came across an article she linked to by Julie Ebersole about appropriate Blog etiquette or "netiquette". Very informative, many of us are guilty of unwittingly using another blogger's band width, which could result in a cost to them. To see the article go here there are a few follow up articles which give more clarification.

I have seen many site's where they have posted the sketch image from a sketch challenge on their own site and then their rendition. It never crossed my mind that what these folks were doing by posting the sketch image could cost another person band width and possible financial expense. Although I have only ever used a URL link to reference other's images, I had no idea that this could be bad netiquestte. I was just trying to consciously give credit where credit was due

Makes you really re-think how to post on your blog.
On a HAPPIER note, I have two cute photo's to share:

My kids this past Saturday evening at our local Santa Claus Parade - it was the first one for the both of them.
We couldn't resist snapping a photo of this adorable hairy driver that was parked in front of us at the grocery store yesterday. Too cute, my daughter thought the dog was really driving, she was so excited.