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My 11 Favorite Christmas Songs

  1. DSC_4153.JPGMerry X-Mas: “And so happy Christmas for black and for white, for yellow and red ones, let’s stop all the fight.”
  2. My Grown-up Christmas List: “That everyone would have a friend and right would always win, and love would never end; this is my grown-up Christmas list.”
  3. A Merry Little Christmas: “Through the years, we all will be together, if the fates allow.”
  4. Jingle Bell Rock: “What a bright time, it’s the right time to rock the night away.”
  5. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree: “You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear voices singing, let’s be jolly.”
  6. O’ Holy Night: “The thrill of Hope, a weary world rejoices.”
  7. Most Wonderful Time of the Year: “Hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near.”
  8. DMX doing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history.”
  9. Christmas: “Not allowed to touch butts until you graduate from school!”
  10. Charlie Brown Christmas
  11. Baby, It’s Cold Outside: “What’s the sense in hurting my pride?”



Just for Fun

$4 flag for the 4th of July

Fourth of July has always been my favorite holiday… fireworks, sunshine, and four days before my birthday! This year, I wanted to do something special for the 4th of July. Several of my neighbors had some cool decorations out, so I decided to make a flag for our front flowerbed (since there will probably never be plants there).

It was one of the easiest things I have ever done, and I got lots of compliments on it, so I thought I would share with you all!


  • Pallet – $0
    These are pretty easy to find for free – my husband brought mine home from work, but places like Home Depot and Lowe’s have them as well.
  • Paint – $2.70
    I used Anita’s paint from Hobby Lobby which is  normally .77 and was on sale for 30% off. I used two red, two white, and one blue! You can use classic rw&b or mix it up and pick some bright variations of these colors!
  • Stencil – $1.19
    I picked up an adorable flag stencil (reg. $1.99 and used the 40% off hobby lobby coupon). There was also one with funky-shaped stars which would be totally cute for those of you who are not as Type A as me.
  • Paint Brushes – $0
    Most crafters have paintbrushes laying around the house! If not, the cheap-o ones from Hobby Lobby work just fine!

I chose to cut my pallet down leaving five planks so that I could have red on the top and red on the bottom like the American flag. I measured enough space to repeat my stencil twice, and that made up the blue portion of the flag.

flag craft


There you have it – easy and cheap, but a huge visual impact! I plan to leave this out all summer! Then maybe I’ll figure out how to make a cute pallet Christmas tree!