Thursday, December 9, 2010

Target's 2010 Christmas Album

A free download on, this is a MUST HAVE for the holidays!  An amazing album of holiday music like you've always wished for.  Tired of listening to Dean Martin singing "Baby, it's Cold Outside" for the 100th time this year?  Check out "Electronic Santa" by Blazer Force or "Toy Jackpot" by Blackalicious to rock your socks off.

Looking for the unexpected in your holiday listening this year?  Try these downloads too:
Christmas Tree - Lady GaGa
Nutmeg - Stephen Colbert & John Legend
Deck the Rooftop - Glee Cast
It Snowed - Meaghan Smith
Christmas is Interesting - Jonathan Coulton

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Beloved Childhood Toy

It is so fun when you can take a toy or game that you played and loved as a kid and play it with your own children.  I brought out "Blockhead" today to see if Ronan would get a kick out of it and we played for ages!  It is so simple, you just each take turns building a tower until it falls and then you shout and giggle and try again.  I highly recommend this toy for the winter months!  It is still sold on Amazon.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Elephant Quilt Update

I have finally found the photos of the completed elephant quilt!  I am really pleased with how it turned out.  I wanted satin edging since kids always seem to like that on a quilt.  The coloring is off compared to the blue cotton edging which bugged me at first, but now I don't mind it so much.  When I first showed it to Ronan he said "No, I don't like that one!" and rejected the quilt outright.  But he has since warmed to it, and is in turn warmed by it.  :-D