Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: December 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WW: Homemade Christmas Gift


Here is the blanket that I made for my daughter for Christmas. I was determined to get it done this year (only been working on it for 2 years) and manged to finish it up on Christmas Eve. This was all done with hand embroidery. 


What homemade gifts did you give this year. Feel free to comment and post links to ideas, just nothing quite so ambitious as this. I would love for some things to make with the kids as gifts, either for Christmas or other Holidays as well.

Kraft Samplicious Review: Part 1

Here is what our family thought of some of the products received from Kraft. Nathan's feedback is a little short and Karensa just said YUM to everything she tried so I didn't include that!


Chips Ahoy! Middles Chocolate Chip 280g
Chips Ahoy! Middles Double Chocolate 280g
Mom/Dad- I personally found these to be a little dry but they were okay with milk. Not something we would purposefully reach for again as homemade cookies are so much better!
Kids- They are kids, of course they gobbled these up. No complaints.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Catching Santa in the Act

I got to have the unique opportunity to try out an awesome site last night. http://www.icaughtsanta.com/ allows you to create a truly memorable keepsake photo for the Holiday Season.

In three simple steps I uploaded a holiday photo, added Santa Claus and voila I now will have proof for my children that he visited our house. You can print the picture, upload it to Facebook, Twitter, email it...there are lots of choices. You can also give the gift of Santa with Gift Cards ad eGift Certificates for family members with children, so even if you don't have kids this is a great gift idea.

And for those who like a deal just as much as the next person, I have an offer to save 50% on this service for my readers. Simply enter SANTA50 and get your entire order for 1/2 price! 

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Check out the photos I created below, which took about 10 minutes to create. Lots of great editing options too to move around the picture and zoom in to get exactly what you want...Now my tree just needs presents under it..think I will be up wrapping on Christmas Eve!!!




Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Graham Cracker Houses


 Nathan's house.







My house.











Karensa's house. Lots of candy piled high on this one.


Caught in the act! Eating icing right out of the bag.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I need your help. The future of my blog is at stake!

The future of my blog is at stake..

Okay not really but this is a turning point and I need some help! So please comment away.....

So here's the deal, my husband informed me today that he is buying me a domain name for Christmas, hurray! I love you hun!

I'm very excited about this, but I'm a bit stuck on what name to choose and the choice of .com, .net, .ca, etc is mind boggling.

I did a quick search and mischieviousmonkeys DOT com is already spoken for. I could go for   mischieviousmonkeys.ca , but worry people may forget and default to the 'traditional' .com

Is it important to associate it with being a Canadian Blog? Does it really make a difference?

I also want the address to be easy to remember and not too long, here are a few ideas and I'd love to hear your thoughts and please if you have any suggestions for other names please share them.

mom2monkeys
momtwomonkeys
2mischievousmonkeys
mischievousmonkeys.ca   ~  .com is taken
twomischievousmonkeys.com -  My husband prefers this one, but is it too long?


I'm new to all this, so those of you who have already taken the leap and moved to a top domain, please share your experience and advice. Are their other things I should be considering?





Sunday, December 18, 2011

Meet Me on Monday




On Monday, Java at Never Growing Old hosts a fun blog hop. This week is an extended version with more questions due to the Holiday's.

Every Sunday Never Growing Old will post five get to know you questions that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we can all learn a little more about each and every one of us!!

Java will add a linky so we can follow who participates and get to know them better!! Be sure to link the POST and not just your whole blog!!




Sunday, December 11, 2011

Meet Me on Monday


On Monday, Java at Never Growing Old hosts a fun blog hop.


Every Sunday Never Growing Old will post five get to know you questions that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we can all learn a little more about each and every one of us!!

Java will add a linky so we can follow who participates and get to know them better!! Be sure to link the POST and not just your whole blog!!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Book Review: Save Me by Lisa Scottoline

Recently a friend posted on Facebook that she was reading "Save Me" by Lisa Scottoline and from her description of it, I just knew I had to read it.

Lisa Scottoline was an author I had not heard of and the title "Save Me" and the description by my friend had me intrigued. So I immediately went online and checked out my local library for the book and put a hold on it. Shortly after I was notified it was in.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

WW: Flashback to Christmas 2008


This picture is a flashback to Christmas 2008, the year Karensa was born. I love how Nathan was showing her everything she got and telling her all about it. As for the little tree in the background, with a newborn around, our sole contribution as parents was to assemble it. Nathan decorated it by himself.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Meet Me On Monday

On Monday, Java at Never Growing Old hosts a fun blog hop.


Every Sunday Never Growing Old will post five get to know you questions that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we can all learn a little more about each and every one of us!!

Java will add a linky so we can follow who participates and get to know them better!! Be sure to link the POST and not just your whole blog!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Cool Online sites for Christmas

The Holiday Season is creeping up on as and I am sure you are starting to get organized. I have come up with a list of some online sites to help out during this busy time. Some of these are tried and tested by us that we use every year and others are ones that look pretty cool.