Friday, November 14, 2008

I've Got a Problem

Some of you are probably wondering what in the world happened to the post in which I talked about going private. I removed it after some of the 'hair blog drama' died down. I am still toying with the idea, so we'll see. If I do, I'll give all my loyal readers an invitation, so don't worry.

For those of you that are clueless- you're lucky. It got pretty ugly to say the least. I tried to stay out of it, but my daughter's picture ended up on a blog that was slamming a lot of us 'newbies'. Not cool. So anyway, we'll see what goes on in the next little while, and that will determine whether I go private or not. Quitting is NOT and never will be an option for me. That is until I am fresh out of ideas- but that will be more of a retirement, I suppose.

Hair is my obsession. Seriously- I think I need help. I have hair OCD. My poor kids. I have been known to whack an infant's hair because of a bald spot. My middle daughter got her head shaved at nine months cuz it was growing out uneven. So yeah. I've got a problem. I cut my own hair at 3 or so because I wanted it feathered like my sister's. From that point on, I never let my mom touch my hair (much to my dismay, now- looking back on the pictures. Oy.) The rest is history.

The reason I started this blog was for my friends and family. I get asked quite often to teach them how I do my daughter's hair and this was an easy way to do it since I have been taking pictures of their hair all along. And I do it for me and my girls. Believe it or not, I forget some of the styles I do. And someday, I'll print them and my daughters will have them. So I never claim to have anything original, but that was never the point of my blog. I am sorry if something I do resembles something somebody else did and I don't give them credit. I always give credit where I know credit is due...meaning, if there is a new style I see on another blog and I post it on my blog, I'll tell ya where I saw it first. Otherwise, consider it coincidence that we do the same style.
And since our Christmas lights are up (and turned on nightly) and I have been playing Christmas music for several weeks now, I am officially in the Holiday Spirit. I think that calls for a giveaway. Here is how to play:

1. You can only enter if you didn't roll your eyes when you read that my lights are up and I am listening to Christmas music. ;)

2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas tradition or song.

3. Please indicate which set or sets you would like to enter for.

Here's what the three lucky winners will get:

#1: Holiday Itty Bitty Clippies for those pretty Christmas dresses.


#2: 'Ho Ho Ho' Bows. So cute.
#3: Holiday Dot Bows. Not just for Christmas.

84 comments:

Jennw6kids said...

Wow, ok Ill be first, hopefully I will get lucky and win cuz they are all dang cute, but I would like the first ones but if thats what some one else wants Im good with whatever. Ok my favorite tradition, My mom is from Germany and so we have always done Christmas on Christmas eve!!

Jordee said...

Ooh I love that I'm not the only one listening to Christmas music already. My fav tradition is new pajamas. We always got new pajamas at christmas and now I get pass it on to my 3 kiddos. I really love all the clippies. I think the polka dots are my choice, although I would be thrilled with any of them

Alyce Dribnak said...

I'm glad your back. I went to look up a cute hair idea and it said private and my girls were so sad (me too). They love your ideas plus our girls have the same color of hair. That might have something to do with it too. Our favorite tradition that my side of the family started and I also carried on into my own family is they a new ornament for each child every year. It make our tree just a fun kid friendly tree that they go around and look at past years and get all excited.

Shellie said...

Are we allowed to enter for all three? Your hair stuff is SO cute! I guess I would use the itty bitties the most, so enter me for those, but I love all of them! Just like jordee, my favorite Christmas tradition was when my mom gave us new pajamas every Christmas eve. It was the one present we got to open that night, and was always so exciting for us!

Holly and Kevin said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is that every year we buy a new ornament for the tree for every member of the family. I like the HO Ho Ho bows

Buck family said...

My husband refuses to put up anything Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving otherwise I would have lights on too! My favorite tradition is on Christmas all of our family gets together and we do Christmas breakfast at my mom and dads house. That makes it so we can go to dinner at my in-laws house. I love the HO HO bows!! So Cute!

Karen said...

Ok. This is my first comment on your blog, and first of all, thanks for the ideas. I have been mildly to severely lazy doing my girls' hair, so I'm loving the fun ideas. As far as entering your giveaway, I'm going to name a favorite song - there's lots of them, but this year it's "Baby it's Cold Outside". If by some random chance I get a prize, my choice would be the polka dots.

k.j.h said...

My favorite Christmas song is definatly "It's the most wonderful time of the year." This song makes you feel Christmas-y even if you live in AZ.
All of the bows are cute but I would choose #3.
Thanks for a fun giveaway!

The Mom said...

I hope you don't quit either. You've got some fun stuff -- my fav being the rick rack braid (which I did on 2 of my girls yesterday.) I'd go for any of the cute bows and I/m with your first commenter about having Christmas on Christmas Eve -- it's all about the European way growing up in my family too! And I love the song O Holy Night.

Becki said...

I LOVE Christmas! We don't have our lights up yet, but it's because I haven't been able to get dh up there on the roof to do it yet! My favorite Christmas tradition is that my mom would buy all of us kids a new Christmat ornament every year. We each had our own box and were so excited to put our own ornaments on the tree every year. When I got married I had enough ornaments to make our tree look not too shabby my first Christmas being married. I have started this tradition with my own kids as well. My favorite Christmas song is "Mary, did you know?" I think that song is just beautiful!!! Anyways, I am so excited for Christmas. I already have all my Christmas shopping done!! Okay, about the hair bows-I think they are all sooooo cute! But my favorite and first choice would be #2, the Christmas bows. The hair blog drama has been tiring. Thanks for the giveaway to lighten the mood!!!

Crystal said...

hey i was wondering if you could tell me how u made the holiday dot bows, how to fold them, etc??
i love making bows for my girls, but i cant get this style quite right!
crystalm_ac@hotmail.com

thanks!!!!

Paul said...

Oh, they are all so cute! My favorine are the Ho Ho Ho's, but I'd happily use any of them. :) Our favorinte tradition is driving down a road in our neighborhood called Candy Cand Lane. Every house has a couple of giant candy canes lit with floodlights in their front yard. We have enjoyed candy cane lane since I was about 8 or 9 years old.

Rachael said...

I didn't roll my eyes, earlier this week I was coming home, looked down the street and thought to my self (is that the Jefferies' house). So I figure if you've got lights up already your probably listening to the tunes as well.

My favorite tradition would have to be every Christmas eve staying up all night wrapping presents until your dead tired. Then being woken - up very early so you only get maybe a few hours of sleep. Then spending Christmas day trying not to be cranky.

I can't really decided what set I want hmm... I think I want set #2. But if I don't win I well most likely just buy some from you.

The Petersons said...

This is a refreshing post. I think I like the ho ho ho bows the best, but they are all so cute! My favorite tradition is the matching pjs that lots of people do. So fun!

Robert and Hannah said...

Such cute bows! I think I like the first ones the most, but it is so close that I am not sure. I am glad we are able to still see your great hair creations. They are beautiful.

Our favorite traditions is spending a long (tiring) day in the kitchen baking cinnamon rolls and then delivering them to friends and family. A few pans are always saved for breakfast Christmas morning.

snozzberries said...

OHHH,I soooo didn't roll my eyes!!!! I just put out Christmas presents this week.(two more gifts and I'm done!!) But I was told no tree or decorations til after Thanksgiving!!! That goes along with my favorite tradition....my mom would clean up Thanksgiving dinner and bust out the Christmas ornaments...Thanksgiving was officially over!!! I do it to this day!! And I LOVE your Ho,Ho,Ho ribbons!!! Too cute!!!

The Mikkelsen Family said...

I would love the first ones, the clippies.
My favorite Christmas tradition is everyone spending the night at my parents house (even after we have our own children) on Christmas Eve.
Thanks for the ideas!

April said...

Hi!

First, don't quit. I love your haristyles and since I lack the creativity to do my own, I copy yours. I love Christmas, I love the Holiday Spirit that goes along with it. We have so many traditions, but one of my favorites is we have hot chocolate, watch, "Its A Wonderful Life", have a cheers to the ones we love but aren't with us and open 1 present on Christmas Eve. My favorite song, is Joy To The World, because there should be.. we need more and it puts me in the spirit. I love all 3 sets, and my dd would love any of them (#2 probably is the fav.) Thank you for sharing, stay in the spirit, and keep creating great hair-do's!!! LOL

The Lyman Family said...

Man, I guess not being able to check in on all these hair blogs daily can be a good thing! I missed all the ugly action! phew...I sure hope you don't go private, I really enjoy chiecking in on your fun ideas. I just started a hair blog last month and for OH SOOOO many reasons hesitate to have it shouted out! I do this because I have a poor memory, it makes my DD feel special and I enjoy it. I can totally relate to the coincidental look-a-like hairstyles, I don't intentionally steal anything from anyone. Like I said, I mostly do it for myself and my DD. If you decide to go private please invite me to your blog. I'd love to continue reading.
About this Christmas music... I think it's too bad we don't listen to it all year round... It's the best stuff out there. :)

Bridget said...

I'm SO excited about Christmas too. And, I'll probably regret saying this later in the season, but my favorite song this year is Jingle Bells because my oldest (3) is so excited to sing it and does so quite enthusiastically. I love the green bow set and your girls/hairstyles are great. I'm glad you're not going private!

The Thurber's said...

My favorite tradition is that we give our cute girls pajamas to open on christmas eve. I Love the poka dot holiday clips.

buhtafly said...

I am so happy to know I am not the only one listening to Christmas music already...for a second I thought about if it was too early to put up my decorations :) My favorite tradition is getting to open one present Christmas Eve...its always Jammies ;) I have been doing this since I was little and now get to do it with my 3 children :) I am gonna have to go with the first one, the clips if they will work in my 6 year olds hair..so cute! if not, then my 2nd choice are the polkadots! :) thanks for having a contest :) I am glad you are sticking around!

Jodi said...

I just recently discovered your blog and you have some great hair designs. These clips are really cute too! I especially like set#1 but I like all three.

My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. My favorite Christmas tradition is just getting together with relatives since so many live far away.

Jenni said...

Yay! I LOVE Christmas too! My favorite tradition is the music. I sing, listen and dance to it all season long. I think the little clippies are the cutest!

Denise said...

Oh, I second whoever said that they are glad they don't have time to check hair-blogs everyday!

I took my kids to see the Christmas decorations up at the stores the day after Halloween. That is my Christmas tradition.

Oh, and I am playing for the Ho Ho Ho bows. Those are so cute!

Brinda said...

If you ever do go private, please add me! I love seeing your instructive hair ideas and have really enjoyed doing my daughters hair now that I have a way to learn how!
Our favorite tradition is making gingerbread houses together with our 3 kids. The first year we started I tried making the gingerbread from scratch. That was a lot of work and even though it was sooo good we now buy the little kits at the store.
I like the first ones, if I happen to win :)

Todd and Stephanie said...

I love Chriastmas music, although we don't quite have our lights up yet. I'm trying to talk my hubby into putting them up now before the weather gets bad, but we'll see. Anyway, my favorite Christmas song is Mary Did you Know, the Donny Osmond version. I'm not a HUGE Donny fan, but I do LOVE his voice...

Mindless Mama said...

You are not the only 1 listening to Christmas music already..its been playing on my iPod for weeks. Is it bad I am contemplating putting the tree up already? I love the 3rd set of clippies. pick me pick me

BookwormMom said...

I'm sorry I missed all the drama...but I know how you feel about going private. I'm glad you're back to normal...if I win, I'll take whatever, they're all darling! I saw your lights last night, and wondered if they were intentional or not, but it made me smile and think happy seasonal thoughts.

Favorite Chrismas song...I guess it's a whole CD...Christmas Eve by David Lanz. Every year we put it on as we decorate the tree...it's a beautiful instrumental CD.
I also love our tradition where Santa does a "ring and run" on Christmas Eve and leaves a sack of presents on the doorstep..we've done it since I was a small child, and I love to see my children's reactions as well.

Carli Webb said...

I love Christmas music! My favorite tradition is going to look at christmas lights in our P.J's on Christmas eve. I really love set # 3, but I have never won anything and would LOVE to win any of them for my little girl! Very cute bows!

The G-5 said...

I have never been to your blog but I love it and will now frequent it often. I love christmas and my favorite music is Johnny Mathis Christmas record that we had growing up. A few years ago my mom got the cd for each of us it was great. I love 1 and 3 but any would be great.

Amy said...

I just started my Christmas music today, and since we had our Branch Thanksgiving party tonight, I figure it is fair game to get the decorations out tomorrow! My favorite song is a Nat King Cole song called 'A Cradle in Bethlehem'. I love all your bows, and your hairstyles. I hope you keep on keepin' on! My girls and I love your blog!

The Roberts said...

I love these clips!! They are ADORABLE!!! At my house, we always have to wait for everybody to wake up and go out together on Christmas morning. That has always bugged me because I have no patience!! Thanks! And, I would prefer #2. Although, I would also get #3. Both are way cute!!
Amanda R.

Jaime said...

I love that you are in the Christmas spirit already, I am too! We've already put some of our Christmas decorations up in our house and our wreath is hung on our door. I love the Ho, Ho, Ho bows! My favorite tradition is making Christmas cookies, making reindeer food for Santa's reindeer and leaving it outside for them scattered on the lawn and my husband reading our children, Twas the Night Before Christmas.

TF said...

My favorite tradition has got to be going to my parents house on Christmas Eve and making hot chocolate on their outdoor stove (I live in Arizona, so it is not THAT cold!), making S'Mores, singing carols, and telling stories! I really like the Ho, Ho, Ho Bows!!! Too cute! Thank you for sharing!

2brownies said...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas for my girls! Now, onto Christmas. (woohoo!!) Favorite tradition... there are so many that's a tough one. I guess if I had to pick just one I would say that it's celebrating Christmas on Christmas Eve. The inlaws come over and watch our kids open their presents while I have some homemade stickybuns in the oven,YUM!! Then, after the presents are opened we all sit around eat and drink some hot chocolate and watch the kids play.... so much fun! Favorite song... that's another toughie... I would say Silent Night is a definite favorite. (Among many others!!) I love the Holiday dot bows. (Though I would be more than happy to take any of them off your hands!) ;) Thanks for putting me in the Christmas spirit!!

Tam said...

I 've been listening to music for 2 weeks too. its never too early to start! I love the dot bows, they'd go fabulous w/ my kids Christmas dresses (although i'd love them all). One of our favorite tradition is letting the kids open a gift or two the night before. It gets them excited for Christmas (as if they werent already).

Laura said...

Fun!!!

My favorite is putting the Christmas tree up as a family. We have three kids and the two older ones "help". Its fun to have them be involved and it puts all of us in that wonderful Christmas spirit.

I love all of your sets. My favorite is the HO HO HO bows.

Thanks for doing this.. Hope I win! :)

Kacee said...

Glad I am not the only one thinking Christmas. I have been so tempted to put my stuff up so now I have the green light that I wouldn't be the first! I love everything about the Holidays and my favorite tune would have to be It's beginning to look alot like Christmas. (Performed by the Osmonds)

Rebekah said...

The bows are all so cute I don't know which I'd rather have!!! If I had to choose I guess the 1st set. But they are all really cute!!
My favorite Christmas song hands down is O Holy Night. I absolutely adore it! One Christmas tradition is on Christmas Eve; we order pizza. Silly I know, but it cuts down on any extra cooking since there is so much cooking on Christmas day.
Thanks for the chance! I'm new to your blog and I love it!

Seth and Natalie said...

I love your holiday dot bows! This is the first time I've been to your blog and I love your hair ideas! Love love love them! And I love Christmas, my absolute favorite song is O Holy Night. I sing it all year long:)

BluePolgara said...

I haven't managed to get any decorations out yet (still some Halloween stuff still up ugh!), but our car radio is already tuned to a Christmas music channel. I never had any traditions as a kid so my husband and I have started a few. My favorites are: getting new pajamas Christmas Eve, new ornaments for everyone every year, and crepes for Christmas breakfast. My pick is the #3 set of bows. P.S. I'm way excited for the hair party. :)

Min said...

"Jingle Bell Rock"... Merrill's version ;)... I laugh as he sings it and many other altered Christmas songs as we put the tree up on Thanksgiving while dinner is cooking...
dots baby! But they are ALL so cute!

The Broderick Bulletin said...

My DH is listening to Christmas music when we go to bed. One of our traditions in our family is to buy ornaments for our kids each yr. My parents did that with us. But what I do is we pick something that resembles what we did that yr. This yr my kids have disneyland ornaments. I also loe the dots bows, They are so cute.

The Quintana Family said...

K well I must say that I love all three sets and definitely need more bows for my daughters, so I would be good with whatever. As far as Christmas goes I would have to say my favorite song is Mary Did You Know. I have 2 favorite traditions...my first is new pjs on Christmas Eve. We have done that since I was too young to remember. My second one is orange julius' on Christmas morning. We do the Santa thing at our house then we head over to my parents, and my mom has a breakfast casserole and orange julius' for us all to eat and drink while we open gifts there :)

Dez said...

I'm so sorry that things for ugly like that. I think all the girls I've seen on hair bloggers are all beautiful and the hairdos are original and very fun to try. I prefer some more than others because of the type of hair my girls have but it doesn't mean I like that person's ideas any less. I'm glad you decided to stick around and hope more of you decide to. You're all great!

MeGhAn said...

I LOVE christmas music, and have also been listening to it for a while now too! My favorite christmas tradition, is we all get to open one or two presants on christmas eve! and my favorite christmas song, is Christmas Shoes, and i also love where are you christmas. I hope I win, my neices would love them. I WANT NUMBER ONE!!

Camrin said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is new Pajamas for the kids. We had this tradition growing up. We would open 1 present Christmas Eve and it was always our PJ's.
I love all 3 sets of bows. I am not picky! :)

Joann said...

Okay, I love the little clips of #1! But, I love all of them! My favorite tradition is singing Christmas songs with our little family on Christmas Eve and my favorite Christmas sing is Silent Night. I know...so original! Hope I win!

Rachelle said...

I love your blog, I'm so sorry things went bad. If you do go private, please invite me. And no, I didn't roll my eyes at Christmas music and lights. I've been listening the Christmas music since September. I don't have an absolute favorite Christmas song, they're all so good, but David Lanz has a beautiful Christmas album that I love. As for the bows I'd like to win, they're all so adorable! But I'd have to go with the white polka-dot bows, those are stinkin' cute!

candlemommy said...

Hello! I love your hair bows. We do a couple of family traditions for Christmas. First we always cut down our Christmas tree. Then on Christmas even my husband runs around to the front of the house, rings the door bell and runs back in. We pretend that Santa's elves left the kiddos PJ's. I am going to be starting a new family tradition this year and I am going to be adding an advent calendar to our family so every morning we can open up a message and it will tell us something nice we can do for someone else. We will see how this goes. I want my kids to know that this is a time of year to give back to others. :) I like all of your bows and I was wondering if you could help me with directions on how to make them!! I just started dabbeling in making them and I am starting to become addicted!!! Thank you!!

stacey.milner@goldcanyon.us

Emma said...

I love the #2: 'Ho Ho Ho' Bows! They are so cute! My email is emmasplacetobe@yahoo.com

I have two favorite holiday traditions. I love the big family party we have when we sing holiday carols and eat holiday goodies. I also love Christmas Eve (sometimes even more than Christmas). I love the anticipation of the night and the spiritual feeling that lasts throughout the whole day.

Brynn said...

I love all 3, but would get the most use out of the first set (although, winning the others would give me an excuse to go shopping). A favorite tradition my parents started with us & my sis & I have continued is reading "The Polar Express" on Christmas Eve. My mom's side of the family does the same. It's something that means a lot to me to & brings back so many fun childhood memories. I love doing the same with my children & hope that they too will carry on this tradition.

Leavitt's said...

my favorite tradition is: we go every year and each person in the fam picks out a new ornament. usually we pick one that shows what we were doing during the year. I love set #2. thanks

Kristi said...

All of your stuff is so cute! I'll take any if I am one of the lucky ones... Anyways, my favorite Christmas tradition is going to the nativity scene and play at the Tuachan in St. George, UT. It always puts me in the true Christmas Spirit... Thankyou...

keri said...

simply adorable ideas! i will admit that i am clueless enough to not even know how to USE the little clippies (set #1) i am a newbie at hair! and the funny thing is that i have pretty long hair myself, but it is always pulled back in a ponytail!
anyway, most favorite christmas song is silent night- i love the meaning behind the words and there is something about that song that just gets my heart zapped with the christmas spirit. and i would love any of your hair sets- they are all very sweet!

Mandy said...

I love everything about Christmas, and I too have been listening to the music. (My excuse was that I bought a new CD.)

A couple favorite songs: O Holy Night & Still, Still, Still

I love sets 2 & 3!

Dana Christensen said...

No eye rolling here, the day after Halloween starts Christmas season around our house! My favorite Christmas tradition would have to be the music! I love listening to it everyday, and no holiday season is complete without a Messiah Singalong. All your bows are adorable and fav would have to be the Ho Ho Ho ones. (pick me pick me!)

cynthiaa said...

like others have said, my favorite tradition is pj's. we all (my whole family) get flannel pjs, females get onesies and males get top and bottoms. with our names on them. and we all wear them...ALL of us. haha

i'd love the first set!!!

Jayne said...

I have too many favorites to decide my ultimate favorite. I guess getting new pjs and a book on Christmas Eve. I like either set 1 or 3.

Emily said...

Christmas music early? Nothing wrong with that. I love it. It just makes you feel good. My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the Christmas tree. We have very ecclectic decorations, all from the kids and from gifts. Every year, we pull each one out and laugh about it or tell the story how we got it. I love that, it's so special! Hope you and your family have a great holiday. And, I hope I win!! I would love the holiday bows for my daughter. We love your site!!

The Alaska Coyles said...

I am not rolling my eyes at all as my kids make fun of me since I love listening to Christmas music year round.
My favorite tradition I started with my family is the "Lehi Tree". We decorate our Christmas tree in all white and silver and add cookies (so sort) to it. Twelve days before Christmas, we read a couple of verses about Lehi's dream and then the kids line up in the hall. We blind fold them and dad (who is at the tree holding the iron rod, a shower curtain rod) calls for them one by one. The kids must listen and follow is voice until they grab hold of the iron rod and go to him. They are then rewarded with a big hug and a sweet treat from the tree. Very special times.
I love all your bows, I will let you choice. My daughter is 5, if that helps. Thanks so much. Love learning new hair styles.

Libby's Workers said...

I love the dot bows! My mom and I exchange ornaments each year. We each pick out one for the other person to exchange. We started doing it when I was about 10 years old. When I got married and took my Christmas stuff, neither one of us had an empty tree!

Pam's Pride said...

Would never roll my eyes because you're Christmas lights are on and you are listening to Christmas music.....I am listening to Christmas music right now too!!! Trans Siberian Orchestra! I love so many Christmas songs...but Hark the hearld and Jingle Bells are a couple of my favs!
I love all tree bows...but #3 is my favorite!

Camara said...
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Camara said...

I left a post, but deleted it b/c I forgot to put my favorite tradition or song. I guess my favorite tradition for Christmas is taking carrots outside on Christmas Eve with the kids and sprinkling reindeer food on them (glitter)! The next morning we take them out to see the carrots and show them the bite marks in them (of course we know who put them there!) The kids always seem to enjoy this! We always spend Christmas eve with friends and eat lots of yummy h'ordeurves! If I were to choose a set of bows they would be the itty bitty bows. They could be used with lots of different outfits. I just came across your blog today and look forward to keeping up on it.

Courtney said...

Are you kidding? My sisters and I race to call and inform the others as to where the music is on first. I beat them this year - November 1st on the cable music channels. Two this year - how exciting!!! Tradition - we're all married with children now, but when we were kids, my sisters and I would sleep all together on watch for Santa. We never caught him, but did hear sleigh bells one year. Now my three girls do the same thing. I love that! :-) #1 is my first choice.

Dana said...

I think i should get to decorate 'cause I saw the Grinch on TV....but my DH said no. I have to wait till thanksgiving. sigh.

I love all of them, bu the itty bitty sparkly ones are cute!

My tradition...see how many strands of lights I can get on my tree before I blow a fuse! (I typically put 16 strands on my tree...I love Christmas lights and I have a 7 1/2 foot tree!)

Girly Do's said...

I like the first bows. I think it is cute that you are as eager as the stores are to get Christmas going. And we get new jams to open on Christmas Eve every year. that way Christmas Morning Pictures look great. And I like the first set best.

The Bartlett Family said...

Your bows are all so cute! Of the ones you have for the giveaway, I like the dots best and then the itty bitty clips. My favorite thing about Christmas thing, not really a tradition, but I love watching my kids buying gifts for each other. As much as they fight and argue with each other I know they love each other and when they so carefully pick something out for each other, it just reminds me of their love. Then after Christmas when they see each other playing with the gift they bought they are so excited.

Sorry, long comment but as a mom now that is what I love the most. By the way, I played Christmas music in my car on the way home from trick-or-treating!
Christy
jcmwtbartlett@clearwire.net

Danessa said...

I am sorry, people can be so mean. Chalk it up to jealousy!! I love your ideas! As for our Chirstmas traditions 2 of my favorites are connected with food!! From my husbands family we started giving boxes of the "fancy cereal" which has morphed into finding the "coolest" box cereal for each other. (Usually all we can get are the bags!) And the other is creating gingerbread creations with my family. We all get together on an evening and make Gingerbread (it used to be houses but since everyone comes up with their own designs including an aircraft carrier!) And I love all your stuff, so I would be happy with ANY of them!

Lorena said...

One of my favorite Christmas song is "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" All your bows are so cute. But if I have to pick one it will be the ho ho ho bows! :-)
I enjoy reading your amazing hair blog and learning how to do my daughter's hair! THANK YOU!:-) You are so talented!
lorenazapalac@gmail.com
Please, if you do go private please send me an invitation!

Ruth said...

I love all three sets, but #2 and #3 are my favorites. I love Christmas and would listen to Christmas music year-round if my family didn't protest! My favorite Christmas song right now is John Denver and the Muppets singing The 12 Days of Christmas, because it makes my kids laugh so hard.

Jaime said...

My Favorite Christmas song is Jingle Bells by Frank Sinatra! It's so catchy and I love that it always gets my kids dancing around. I love all your bows! I've never posted before but I obsessively follow :) If I had to choose I think I'd go with the Polka Dots.

Lisa said...

I love #1 - the little clippies, but really I LOVE all of them - would be so cute in my 2 little girls' hair!
So my fave tradition growing up is that my dad would read this story called "Bolivar Bog, the Pirate Frog" each Christmas Eve. It was in the Friend magazine one year and has absolutely NOTHING to do with Christmas, but dad loved the story and it because a much loved tradition.

Jamie said...

Totally with you on the Christmas music. Pulled it out the 1st of Nov! I love the Holiday ittie bittie clips, too cute! Favorite tradition, driving around looking at lights!

Brittany said...

I have three little girls and have recently gotten bored with the same ol' hair do. I love your blog and others like it - don't go away!

I love to buy each of my daughters a new ornament every year, and we go through and hang them up and remember what they were up to each year they got a new ornament...

I love your polkadot bows - your princess bows are fantastic!

Dana said...

Your hair bows are so cute! I would like Set #2 or #3. Either one would be wonderful. My favorite holiday tradition is that all the women and kids get together and we have a baking day. I always gain about 10 lbs. but it is totally worth it!

Andrea Hardman said...

My favorite Christmas Tradition acctually happens after Christmas. It's really hard for kids to have all that excitement before and on Christmas day and then kindof crash back into day-to-day life right after. Kind of a let down, right? Well, my Great Grandma (and all the moms after her) saved one little gift or some treats and on New Years Eve, Jack Frost would come and leave a gift (and pretty ice pictures)on the window sill for each kid. It gives everyone a little something else to look forward to so the drop off isn't so sudden. And I love all the bows but I think I would choose the first, little, clippies.

Kristin said...

I love any Christmas music sung by the Chipmunks! When I was little it was tradition to decorate the tree while we listened to the Chipmunks Christmas and now I carry that tradition with my hubby and 2 kids. I love the Christmas dot set. They're all absolutely adorable, but that's the first one I'd pick:)

Danielle said...

Oh I wish I could pull out the christmas lights. But then that would break tradition- we always decorate the day after Thanksgiving. Which by the way is my favorite tradition- pulling out the Christmas stuff and remembering all the fun things we bought after Christmas last year is the best! I love these bows. Its hard to choose my favorite but I think I'll go with #2, the green ones. *keeping my fingers crossed til the drawing*

Rogers said...

I've been thinking for two days which set I would pick since I have to narrow it down to just ONE!!! I pick #1; but if I'm pick last or whatever, I also love #3. My favorite tradition is buying one (sometimes 2!!) new Christmas CD every year. I've got quite the collection, now that I've been married for nearly 10 years. I LOVE Christmas music, and have been known to pull it out around September if the mood so strikes me ;o)

Amy said...

If you do go private, please invite me! I don't comment much, but I'm a faithful follower!

corina said...

i love all three of these sets but my favorite ones are the Itty Bitty Clippies. so cute :) my kids favorite christmas song is "i saw mommy kissing santa clause" all 3 of them start to sing when the hear it. one of our christmas traditions is that we all get to open 1 christmas present on christmas eve, but we have to wait until midnight. thanks for all the very cute hair ideas!!