Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mashup of Top 25 Billboard Hits 2009

Wishing you and yours a happy, safe, and fun New Year's Eve, as well as a blessed New Year.  2010, here we come!  

DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It on the Pop) - Mashup of Top 25 Billboard Hits

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Better Way To Spend Your Cash This Holiday

Give a Goat for Christmas! and get two mpFrees from Pompaloose Music!

Go here to give a goat:

When you give a goat, World Vision sends you an email receipt. Forward that email to and they'll send you the mp3 of this song, and their new original coming out in a few weeks!

Charity Navigator gives World Vision 4 stars (their highest rating), in case you're wondering how effective your donations will be.

Always in the Season, by Pomplamoose

mistle toe and silver snow,
and ivy growing on the walls,
i wish i could erase these dreams, i do.

but all my days are running by
in shopping malls with endless lines
i don't know how i got here, do you?

somewhere between the catalogs
of what to get for him
somewhere amidst the china dolls
my vision starts to spin

'cause i thought christmas was supposed to be
more than lighting up the christmas tree
more than filling up our socks with toys
more than all of this tremendous noise

so all i really mean to say
is let's not throw this time away
i'd rather just sip chocolate with you

and if you'd like to treat me nice
don't wait for snow don't wait for ice
i'm always in the season, are you?

somewhere on santa's list
my name's been crossed off with a slash
somewhere i'm gonna find a better way
to spend my cash

'cause i thought christmas was supposed to be
more than lighting up the christmas tree
more than filling up our socks with toys
more than all of this tremendous noise

i'm always in the season, are you?

Monday, December 21, 2009

U900- Jingle Bells

This is SO cute!  I was looking for a stop motion Christmas video to post and stumbled up onto this one, and several others, by U900.  U900 is a Japanese Ukulele Duo.  Check out all of their You Tube videos here.   Which one of their vidoes is your favorite?
Performed by U900, Japanese Ukulele Duo! From the album "UKULELE XMAS"

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Modern Family: Cameron's Poinsettia Western Shirt

I'm a huge fan of Modern Family.  It cracks me up every week without fail, and I just love the characters.

A friend of mine and I were talking recently about the Undeck the Halls episode, and she asked me if I had noticed the western Christmas shirt that Eric Stonestreet's character, Cameron, was wearing.

She told me that she and her husband were cracking up while watching the show imagining him wearing that same shirt to their annual family Christmas gathering.  They have some teenage nieces and nephews and thought that their reactions to him wearing the shirt would be priceless.  She'd tried to find a shirt like it online, but the closest she'd gotten was a tropical Christmas shirt, and it just wouldn't do.

I did some digging online and was able to find the exact "Flowery Western Shirt" at this western store.

They've ordered it and are hoping that it will arrive in time for their gathering next week.  I think that this shirt may make an appearance each Christmas going forward!  The shirt is awesome in my opinion and I can't wait to get the picture of him in it that I've begged for.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Mermaid Girl: The Last Six Months Special

This special about Shiloh Pepin, known by many as The Little Mermaid, aired on TLC last night, and I missed it, but I'm sure they'll be broadcasting it again.  I'm going to do a search for it on my DVR and record it to watch this week.  

I love Shiloh's words in the promo clip below: "Who you are inside is what makes you a star."  What a precious girl she was, and so wise!  

Read more about Shiloh here.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Help Raise Money For HopeLine

You may find the brave voices captured in this short film haunting, shocking and humorous. In some of their faces you'll see joy, anguish and grace as they trust you with their confession.

Today only, $2.00 will be donated to
HopeLine for every PostSecret book purchased using the link below. Thanks for spreading the word. 

PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God

PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God from Frank Warren on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sweet Shoppe Designs- Toys for Tots

If you dabble in digital scrapbooking, and would like to make a difference in a child's life this Christmas, please check out this post by Sweet Shop Designs:

Cookies 4 Kids-2009 edition

Hey readers! Hope the first of December is being good to you =) Here at the Sweet Shoppe it’s reallllly good! Today marks day one of a month long template a day giveaway..(say that really fast a few times) If you were around last year you got to take part in the Cookies for Kids 08 edition and this year we hope is just as fun! Each template will be available for ONE day only in our special Cookie Forum! Of course if you are like me and want them all at once then please please buy the Cookies 4 Kids template pack in the store. They will be available thru December 15th. You won’t have to worry about missing a day AND you will be supporting a great cause. The proceeds go to a fabulous charity and we promise the templates is worth your donation! Last year the templates raised $1500 for Toys for Tots..nothing like helping a child have a great Christmas! Let’s do it again this year! Please show off any layouts you do with the templates in the gallery. Hope you and your families have a great holiday season. Keep making memories….