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i love christmas. i love buying gifts. i think its even more fun to go on a hunt searching for a gift you know theyll love and then finally finding it after a long and agonizing search (seriously, i love to hunt for rare gifts). what i hate is when i have absolutley NO idea what to get someone. at least with my mom i am searching for her "its-the-essense-to-the-upstairs" 8 foot ladder. HAS to be 8 feet and HAS to have round rungs. im enjoying the search and i think i found something worthwile. woohoo! and one of my friends is a HUGE harry potter fan. a few years ago i got ahold of an autographed poster for her and now ive found a gryffindor tie. but i have to haggle the price with the seller. gah! one of my nephews im making a quilt. not sure what to make the other nephew. and what the heck do i get my sister in law?? i dont even know her middle name or birthday let alone a gift she would like. and my brother....hes as picky as they come. maybe a he-man season on dvd. i wont even go on with the other 7 people i have to shop for. at least i only have about 13 people to get gifts for.

 

and my water smells like the lake.

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Get (or make) her a scarf. ...

Get (or make) her a scarf. It's simple, relativily inexpensive and if she hates it, oh well.

I can try to crochet one. ...

I can try to crochet one. ive never finished a crochet project before but i can always try. i made her pj pants 2 years ago. they were cute but i think they were too big for her. last year i got her a sweater and gift card from Banana republic. i got a great discount because i worked there.

thanks!

Your water smells too? I ...

Your water smells too? I was wondering why my water smells funny. Have you figured out why?

I swear everytime i drink ...

I swear everytime i drink water from tap or even the water cooler(its not the kind with the jug, its the kind that comes from the wall) it smells like lake water. i have no idea why. my guess is because it is FROM the lake. but that seems too strong a smell after going through the filtration things that tap water goes through. am i wrong?

hmmm. Smelly water kinda ...

hmmm. Smelly water kinda scares me. Is the lake healthy? Crocheting scarfs isn't too bad, by the time you're bored with it, it's almost done. I'm planning on making them for my family members, if I ever finish with this baby blanket I'm making. I've had to start over a few times.

conana, he-man dvd's are ...

conana, he-man dvd's are at walmart in the $5.00 bin, we bought one for the girls a few months ago. Search e-bay....there are always cool things i there. My dad is a bonjovi nut, so I got him autographed stuff last year, my sister a new box set of dvd's(unopened and cheaper than getting them in the store) basicall, all my stuff I got for people was off of ebay.
You said you were making a quilt, you can get the quilting squares off of ebay, pre washed, and ironed and cut. all you do it stitch. your sister in law would like that, if you just got colors to match either their bed room, or the living room.

i bought the fabric off ...

i bought the fabric off ebay for 5 bucks. i do believe i saved some money by doing that rather than buying it in jo-ann or the like. its dinosaur print. awwww....

the poster i got a few years ago was also ebay. i paid a quite bit for it. the description said it was authentic(i got a certificate and i have the decription saved). so if i ever find out otherwise, i can sue for false advertisment. lol.

i didnt know he-man was 5 bucks at walmart. i am sooo there. i think i keep getting $25 gift cards for target from him and my sister in law for my birthday and christmas. meanwhile, im got her $100/gift card (paid 70 for after discount.) and 80 dollar sweater, (paid 40 for after discount). grrr....

you have to search through ...

you have to search through the bin, though. I would also check walmart online.....that way you didn't have to make a trip..
when you buy the fabri off ebay, you are saving money. although you paid 5 bucks, you more than likely got less than a yard of material. but you have to think of it as you don't have to wash, irol, or cut the stuff, so you also just saved time. I am quilting baby blanket #5 right now. All shades of pink. One for Addi, one for each of my 2 new nieces, one fore my best friend's girl, and one for a girl I used to work with........buisy, buisy!!

dinosaurs! Coolness!

dinosaurs! Coolness!

I do the $5 Wal-Mart bin ...

I do the $5 Wal-Mart bin at 6am. I've found a lot of movies there that I wanted but had forgotten about. If you find one in there that should have been locked in the display case they still have to sell it to you for $5.

i got about a 1 1/4 yards ...

i got about a 1 1/4 yards of material. woohoo!

No, but those of us that ...

No, but those of us that make stuff for people are already lagging behind!

conana, in that case you ...

conana, in that case you got a GREAT deal. Most of the "print" material sells for about $3 a yard or so

hey Walter, only 8 paydays ...

hey Walter, only 8 paydays until Christmas! i have crocheted a few things but for the folks that live out of state i am sending gift cards. i am tired of standing in line at lunch time just to mail something.

mry_m, that's not cool! I ...

mry_m, that's not cool! I actually only have four paydays until christmas. Double damn!

I got two word for ya: ...

I got two word for ya: Gift Certificates!

I heard a lot of money is ...

I heard a lot of money is lost on giftcards because either people lose them or just never use them.

Has anyone seen material ...

Has anyone seen material with the Backyardigans on it? I so want to make my grandbaby a quilt for Christmas. I've tried everywhere here. I can find Dora, Diego, Mermaid, lotsa Disney, but no Backyardigans!

i don't even know who the ...

i don't even know who the backyardigans are? a cartoon? a book? no must be a cartoon....... sorry. don't know.

I find that when you can't ...

I find that when you can't think of anything or find anything for someone, get something personalized, even if it's a keychain. One year, a jeweler, a store, name Adler's at the mall had a special on these little compact mirrors, when you opened them one side was a reg mirror and the other side was the large image mirror, and they were personalized with initals on them and they were only 20.00 each.

I got about 7 done and gave them to all the women in the family, godmothers too and they LOVED it and it LOOKED expensive too cuz the jeweler is a high end store, but I got good deals!!
I never got one for myself though!!

it may only be local, but ...

it may only be local, but it's here in our malls, called "ADLER'S"

http://www.adlersjewelry.com/

Mry_m---- So sorry. The ...

Mry_m---- So sorry. The Backyardigans is a Nickelodeon Jr. Show. It's about a group of kids in a neighborhood who share a huge backyard. The premise of the show is that they use their imagination and whatever they have on hand to create a fantasy. I found it by accident flipping channels while I was playing with my 10 month old grandson. He immediately homed in on the TV (my daughter said they had never watched the show). After I came home from my visit with them, they said as soon as the theme song came on, my grandson would come flying down the hallway in his walker. Now I have fallen in love with this little program. All I can say is check it out sometime for a laugh!

Chubby, I will look at my ...

Chubby, I will look at my local walmart...I think I saw some yesterday. How much yardage are you looking for?? If I find some, I will let you know...but you will have to give me an address to ship it. Promiss I am not a weirdo...but I think all weirdo's say that....

my kids have the cd, and ...

my kids have the cd, and the dancing Pablo...they love that show! And to me, I think it is one of the best cartoons/for kids.

MNolen--- so glad another ...

MNolen--- so glad another adult agrees with me on these characters!! So far we've found the CD's, the DVD's, a beach towel, the big talking ones (like your Pablo), the 6" ones on big keyrings that talk (I have Tyrone), toddler feeding sets, big sippy cups with straws, and coloring books. My 33 year old daughter loves Uniqua!! My 17 year old granddaughter gets ticked because Tasha and Austin don't get as much attention as the others! Tyrone is my fave as the Samurai Pie-Maker.

I like the ghost Tyrone, ...

I like the ghost Tyrone, and the Queen Tasha......and don't forget
Ar, Ar, Ar..A pirate, a pirate, a pirate says...AR!
That cd is getting worn out!!!!

Samurai Pie-Maker?! Does ...

Samurai Pie-Maker?! Does it look like John Belushi?