12 Days of Blogmas (Day 3)


Three Perfect Gifts to Give Book Lovers…

#BookBlogmas Day 3 Challenge:

Present Perfect: perfect book lover gifts.
Name some wonderful gifts to give book lovers.

This is a great prompt today.




Plus you can’t go wrong with bookmarks, mugs, totebags, gift cards etc that is book related.

Merry Christmas Everyone

12 Days of Book Blogmas (Announcement Post)



How did I completely miss this announcement?  The totally awesome Rachel from ParaJunkee.com has come up with a fun little challenge called 12 Days of Book Blogmas! Can you believe that we are 12 days away from Christmas? How did that happen?


To participate in the 12 Days of Book Blogmas:

  • Have your posts ready to go, starting December 14th.
  • Follow the posts prompts that are posted below
  • Add one of these banners to the top of each post
  • Come to parajunkee.com each day at 9am CST and add your post to the link-up list
  • Visit the other bloggers participating and let them know!





  1. Spread the Love: Host a holiday giveaway. 
    Host a Holiday Giveaway, minimum $10 value. Treat this just like a Blog Hop, give away whatever you want. Suggestions: Books from your own stash, gift cards, Holiday Gift Baskets etc.
  2. Christmas Card Exchange: post a Christmas card.
    Post a Christmas Card on your blog and then tag your blogging friends and readers that you would like to “receive” this card. Let them know via email or twitter.
  3. Present Perfect: perfect book lover gifts.
    Name some wonderful gifts to give book lovers.
  4. Naughty List: book characters on the naughty list.
    What are your favorite characters that you KNOW would be on the naughty list?
  5. Nice List: Book Characters on the nice list.
    What are your favorite characters that you KNOW would be on the nice list?
  6. Stocking Stuffers: best holiday books.
    List some great holiday books, about the holidays or are just great, inspiring books to read during the holidays?
  7. Tell a Tale: share a holiday tradition.
    Share a tradition, or holiday tradition you would like to implement within your family.
  8. Deck the Halls: show-off your style.
    Is your tree up? Do you have lights up on the outside? Take a picture and share! If you don’t decorate, maybe post a picture of what you would WISH your house would look like during the holidays.
  9. Free For All: post anything you wish.
    Anything! Do whatever you want today – just do something.
  10. All I Want: What books are you wishing for?
    Wishing for any great books? What books would you like to see in your stocking?
  11. The Night Before: share the perfect recipe.
    Have a yummy hot chocolate drink? Or maybe some great cookies for Santa. Please share!
  12. Merry Merry: share your fave gift!
    Did you get something great this Christmas Eve? Or maybe you got the great gift last year! Tell us about it. Best Christmas gift ever. Merry Christmas!

Will you be taking part?

Check back tomorrow to find out about day 1.

Blogmas 2014 (Day 13)

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So by the time you are reading this we will be out on a tree farm cutting down our Christmas tree with friends. Do you have your tree yet? Is it real or fake?

Today’s prompt is How are you counting down to Christmas?

  1. I am doing Blogmas 2014
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    This Starbucks Advent calendar is new to me this year and I love it
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    I buy one for each of us
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    I love my David’s Tea Advent Calendar
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    This is my son’s way to countdown the days

7.  For some reason I can’t find the photo for this one (perhaps I still need to download my camera) but I started a new one this year and its wrapping up Christmas books and every night my son will open one package and we read a Christmas book together.

How do you countdown down the days till Christmas?

Blogmas 2014 (Day 12)

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I live in Canada (Quebec) and this is the view from my window today (Dec 12/14 at 10:30am)


I can’t wait to see what its like where you are.

Blogmas 2014 (Day 11)

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All this talk about food is seriously making me hungary… please tell me its doing the same to you?

As you seen in my previous post I shared some of the holiday baking I do and that is usually started now and next week. Although I have been known to bake the week of Christmas.

Now I will share with you all the food that will be made and consumed this holiday season.

Christmas Eve Day:

  • turkey with stuffing (my dh makes the best stuffing)
  • potatoes
  • carrots with tunip
  • gravy
  • salad
  • fresh buns
  • dessert is from what I made

Christmas Day:

  • (Morning)
    Its usually eggs, ham or bacon, toast, fruit bowl, orange juice with coffee
  • (Lunch)
    Its always left over turkey with the whole thing again or just sandwiches and salad
  • (Dinner)
    Its the same meal as Christmas eve but at my in laws. My mother in law makes one of the best homemade soups so we tend to have that before the turkey dinner and her dessert is usually the drum cake.

I am sure we will all have a similar menu but it would be nice to know if you do something different.