Music You Didn’t Know You Wanted for Christmas: Dolly Parton

Dear Santa, You probably know already but Dolly Parton is a national treasure. Maybe you didn’t know that when I was a kid I loved the Christmas special with Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. I still watch it whenever it’s possible – usually by myself because I thought I was the only one around hereContinue reading “Music You Didn’t Know You Wanted for Christmas: Dolly Parton”

Music You Didn’t Know You Wanted for Christmas: Prima Donna

Dear Santa, I know, I know. We’re greedy. We want too much. You’ve heard us all say a million times ” Give us all of the things!” You know how much I love getting cool music all wrapped up with a ribbon. Why are you so nice to us? We shouldn’t question your motives whenContinue reading “Music You Didn’t Know You Wanted for Christmas: Prima Donna”

Support Small Business: Moonlighting Goods/Moonlighting Designs

My friend had a photo of Star Wars coasters on their Facebook page. It’s been on my mind ever since. Where can I get Star Wars coasters? Harry Potter coasters? Well, the answer is Moonlighting Goods on Etsy. They also have a variety of other products that they can customize. There is a pizza peelContinue reading “Support Small Business: Moonlighting Goods/Moonlighting Designs”

Music You Didn’t Know You Wanted For Christmas: The Myrrhderers

Dear Santa, How are you doing? I’m doing alright considering that there aren’t any concerts to see for now. How did you know that I would love this punk rock Christmas song by the Myrrderers? It’s like you’ve really been listening to my inner-most thoughts. Some people might think it’s creepy but they should seeContinue reading “Music You Didn’t Know You Wanted For Christmas: The Myrrhderers”

Meet and Greet: Nerf Herder

Punk Head Presents the inaugural “A Merry Punking Christmas” featuring 90’s pop-punk band Nerf Herder with special guests The Copyrights, Dan Vapid & The Cheats, and Capgun Heroes. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Toy Box Connection. For tickets/RSVP: Facebook event page NSFW video: For the love, play it at home perv.

Sleep Deprived Music Review: The Wizards of Winter

The Wizards of Winter has released their latest album, The Christmas Dream, just in time for the holidays. So if you want a break from Hallmark Christmas movies but still want to be in the Christmas spirit, then The Wizards of Winter will be perfect for you. It would also be good for playing whileContinue reading “Sleep Deprived Music Review: The Wizards of Winter”

Christmas Eve with Eva: Baking Cookies

This year, Eva and I made cookies for Santa. Usually, I buy them already made. She wanted to help. Since I cannot find the mixer, Eva was in charge of mashing everything together. Then she put the cookie dough on the sheet. Most of it made it to the cookie sheet. A small percentage wasContinue reading “Christmas Eve with Eva: Baking Cookies”

Eco-friendly Earrings

I don’t mean to brag but I have scored a really great present for the teenager. She likes skulls, steampunk and jewelry. So I found the sugar skull and steampunk earrings from Green Tea Jewelry. I think that the teenager will love them -until she moves on to another phase. As long as she lovesContinue reading “Eco-friendly Earrings”

Christmas Decorating: #BlogHer

Do you decorate for the winter holidays? The kids and I decorated the tree yesterday. Sort of. They started to decorate and then they started wrestling. I was going to save the one daughter that was trapped but I couldn’t stop laughing. It was funnier than it sounds. Or I’m a terrible mother. I didContinue reading “Christmas Decorating: #BlogHer”

Christmas Doesn’t Have to be Perfect, right?

The tree is up. No mice fell out of it – thank goodness! The box was slightly open so there was a possibility of a mouse hiding in the branches. The Elf on the Shelf has been found. I forgot her name for a few minutes. It’s Belle. Well, that’s what it said on Instagram.Continue reading “Christmas Doesn’t Have to be Perfect, right?”

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