Friday, December 10, 2010

Baking For The Holidays?

Hoosier Homemade - Making Your House a Home

Need baking ideas for the classroom Christmas party? Hoosier Homemade has had tons of great cupcake pictures, recipes, and tutorials posted lately. She has cupcakes for every holiday imaginable.

If you need a carrier to tote cupcakes to the holiday party we have a super cute one from Glitterville. It will also carry a full-size sheet cake. 
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Funny Christmas Quotes

I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.
Bernard Manning

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.
Victor Borge

Why is Christmas just like any other day at the office? You do all the work and the guy in the suit gets the credit.

Christmas Quotes For Holiday Cards

Famous quotes for the Christmas Season:

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.
Peg Bracken

Peace on earth will come to stay,
When we live Christmas every day.
Helen Steiner Rice

Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
Helen Steiner Rice

A little smile, a word of cheer, a bit of love from someone near, a little gift from one held dear, best wishes for the coming year... These make a Merry Christmas!
John Greenleaf Whittier

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
Burton Hillis

Remember this December, That love ways more than gold!
Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
Bob Hope

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.
Oren Arnold

At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year.
Thomas Tusser

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Savings & Specials

8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
November 26, 2010

Be one of the first 50 customers in the door and receive a free ornament from A Very Merry Christmas Store!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Special Event: Mattarusky Signing 11/7

A Very Merry Christmas Store
Proudly Presents
Matt Litavsky
Creator of Mattarusky Ornaments

Everyone loves Mattarusky ornaments -- they're beautiful, whimsical, and every one hand-made. Well here's your chance to meet their creator! Matt Litavsky will be at the store from 2-5 PM tomorrow, November 7. He will be signing ornaments and meeting his fans from all around the region.
And rumor has it that Santa Claus himself will be making a visit. Bring your camera, because this is no shopping mall St. Nick. He's really something special.
Plus it's Conway Open House, where the entire downtown area comes alive for an afternoon of fun and great shopping deals and exclusive specials. You have to be here!

If you can't attend the signing, we will gladly have him sign any ornaments you purchase through the web store. YOUR ORDER MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00 PM CDT ON NOVEMBER 7 TO GET IT SIGNED.  Please call the store to confirm you want your Mattarusky ornament(s) signed. They will ship on Monday.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Planning The Thanksgiving Feast Yet?

Check out these cuties!

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November In-Store Events

November 7, 2010 - Conway Open House
Matt Lavitsky of Mattarusky will be signing ornaments from 2:00-5:00 PM. Come meet Matt in person and register for a chance to win a signed Mattarusky ornament!

November 18-20, 2010 - Dazzle Days
Don Owens Complex, Conway, AR
Be sure to stop by our booth for special deals and learn about some of the most unique items we carry.

Halloween Pictures!

Here's one of my favorite pics from our 
Halloween Weekend.

Happy Monday...
... on to the next holiday.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Arkansas Razorback Football Ornaments

Yep, we love our Arkansas Razorbacks! 
Here's a few Arkansas Razorback Christmas Ornaments from this year's collection:

Arkansas Razorback Snowman

ABC Wednesday - Letter "L" - Love

Today let's celebrate Love!

For the Snowbabies Collector we have:
Love Birds
For the Newlyweds:
Tree of Love - Inge-Glas
Today's Blog Hops:


Sunday, October 3, 2010

We have Willow Tree!

Our New Line of Willow Tree Ornaments and Decor 
are now available to purchase online at
"Thank You"          "Remembrance"           "A Prayer"

Holiday Gift Guides & Giveaway Hops

I've been collecting buttons for Holiday Gift Guides & Holiday Giveaway Events lately. Here's what I've found so far. Let me know if you'd like your's listed here too.

My Silly Monkeys  


My Organized Chaos  

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ABC Wednesday "K" = Santa's Key

For the letter "K" I bring you Key. 

The stockings are hung, milk and cookies are set out, carrots are placed outside for the reindeer.... and then little Betty Sue ask, "Mom, will Santa still bring me presents even though we don't have chimney for him to come down?" Uh Oh!

This is where Mom yet again saves the day. "Why yes Betty Sue, of course Santa will bring presents. I have a special key right here just for Santa."

Ok, I know my story's a little cheesy, but that's how it's supposed to work. lol

For all those parent's our there without a fireplace / chimney we sell Santa's Key to help ease the worries of expectant little ones on Christmas Eve.

Here are a few cute "Santa's Key" poems that I've found to use with the key:


Santa's Magic Key
This key is very special, you see. 
It won't work for you or me. 
Hang it just outside your door then go to bed and worry no more. 
Close your eyes and close them tight, 'cause Santa Claus is coming tonight!"


Santa's Key
Take this magic key tonight,
and hang it on your door so tight.

Santa's on his way to you,
in his sleigh with presents too!

He'll tiptoe in, not missing a house,
jolly old guy as quiet as a mouse.

Whisper magic and joy in each child's ear,
come to deliver some holiday cheer!


Santa's Key
Our stocking's hang upon a wall.
We have no fireplace at all!

You see the problem is quite clear.
Santa, how will you get in here? We heard a legend. Is it true?
Of magic only you can do.

We'll leave out any plain old key, and mark it "Santa" so you can see.
Your magic makes the key fit right, so you can get inside that night.

Thank you Santa, here's our key.
The milk and cookies are on me!"

Today's Blog Hops:


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Our First Blog Award!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
We were given this lovely award by:

One of my favorite things from Cottonfieldfarm's etsy shop is the Bridal Wedding Favor Mirror set. These would make such a cute wedding favor. You can even make special request as to what you'd like printed on your buttons. Another great thought is to have them match your wedding colors and theme.

Drumroll Please....

and now I shall pass the award on the following blogs:

Holiday Gifts, Traditions and  Recipes
Christmas Giveaway Event

Both of the above blogs will help you get into the Happy Holidays Spirit. Enjoy!

Today's Blog Hops:

BWS tips button

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crafty Tuesday - DLTK's Printable Crafts

Today, instead of a tutorial, I'd like to let you know about a great site for kids' printable crafts. The site is DLTK's Crafts for Kids. I've been using DLTK's since my oldest was in pre-k. The site is run by a mom who for the most part came up with all the craft ideas as projects to do with her girls and their friends.

DLTK's Crafts has printable color sheets, craft ideas, educational worksheets... you name it. There is even a page where you can search for a craft by which supplies are needed. This is great for rainy days at home. Just take a look in the craft bucket, see what you have on hand, and head over to the search tab.

DLTK's is usually my go-to place for the kids around the holidays. We print out coloring sheets and look for easy craft ideas to decorate the house with.

Happy Crafting & Enjoy Your Tuesday!

(DLTK's Crafts & A Very Merry Christmas Store are in no way connected. This is a website review from one mom to another.)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Arrrrrr you enjoying Talk Like a Pirate Day?
I sure am matey!

Q: How much did the Pirate pay for his peg leg and hook?
A: An arm and a leg!

Q: Why didn't the pirate get hungry on the desert island?
A: Because of all the sand which that is there!

Q: Why couldn't the little boy get into the pirate movie?
A: Because it was rated rrrrrrrr!

Q: Why do pirates carry a bar of soap?
A: So that if they are shipwrecked they can wash themselves to shore!

Q: What do pirates like to eat?
A: Barrrrrrbecue!

Q: Why are Pirates so mean?
A: I don't know they just ARRRREEE!

Today's Blog Hops:

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ABC Wednesday - Letter "I" 9/15

Today's letter is "I" 
"I" is for ice, icicle, ice skates & my favorite... 
ice cream.
Ice Breakers Lounge
Sparkle & Ice Trees - Dept 56

Crafty Tuesday - Thanksgiving Tablecloth

Thanksgiving Tablecloth

A few years ago I wanted to find a way to put our own family twist on Thanksgiving dinner. I came up with this tablecloth that we bring out every year to use for the holiday. My plan is to update it every year in the hopes of passing it down to the kids one of these days as a family heirloom. 


  • Pick up a plain white cotton/linen tablecloth.
  • Grab your ink pad from the craft cabinet and stamp the kids' handprints on the tablecloth.
  • Write their names and year by their prints. When they get older they can write their names themselves and you can look back thru the years to see how their handwriting has improved.
  • Embellish as you would like. I have left mine plain white, but you can buy Thanksgiving themed stamps that would work well also.
  • If you plan to have a true messy Thanksgiving feast using this tablecloth, you'll want to purchase a clear cover to place on top of it. Usually, clear disposable covers are available at party supply stores for just around $2.00.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Happy Grandparent's Day 2010!

Grandparents Quotes

The handwriting on the wall means the grandchildren found the crayons.
-- Author Unknown

A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. 
-- Erma Bombeck

I like to do nice things for my grandchildren - like buy them those toys I've always wanted to play with.
-- Gene Perret

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
-- Irish Saying

If your baby is 'beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,' you're the grandma.
-- Teresa Bloomingdale

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.
-- Marcy DeMaree

Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
-- Andy Rooney

Grandma's Blessing Bracelet