Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Christmas Presents...

To and from.. Myself. Merry Christmas to me! :)

I just had to have new slippers... and these called out to me. It didn't hurt that my favorite Asian (besides Julie Chen) designed these...

"Nicole, Nicole.. you know you want to take me home..."
And I did.

Vegan-Approved Soaps

 Loofah Exfoliating Soap
Great smell, inexpensive
and no animal testing

Interesting How-To Book
The Backyard Homestead : Produce All the Food You Need on Just a Quarter Acre!

Helpful to have
 (it goes along with one of my New Year's resolutions)

Today was a great day of catching up... I got to see my family from Florida and I spent some time with my Mom. I also tried my very first Long Island tea... I love them. I do not however love the aftermath of being drunk... lesson learned? Doubt it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Jokes

I found these online.. funny/corny you decide :]

Department Store Santa Peeves

8. Kids who refuse to believe that it's fruitcake on your breath and not gin.
7. When the last guy to use the beard leaves bits of his lunch in it.
6. Even with the costume, people recognizing you from "Crime Watch"
5. Parents who get all uptight when you offer their kids a swig from your hip flask
4. Enduring the taunts of your old buddies from Drama School
3. Those dorks in the Power Rangers costumes get all the babes

2. Kids who don't understand that Santa's been a little jittery since he got back from 'Nam
1. Two words: lap rash

What do reindeer say before telling you a joke ?

This one will sleigh you !

Twenty ways to confuse Santa Claus

1. Instead of milk and cookies, leave him a salad, and a note explaining that you think he could stand to lose a few pounds.
2. While he's in the house, go find his sleigh and write him a speeding ticket.

3. Leave him a note, explaining that you've gone away for the holidays. Ask if he would mind watering your plants.

4. While he's in the house, replace all his reindeer with exact replicas. Then wait and see what happens when he tries to get them to fly.

5. Keep an angry bull in your living room. If you think a bull goes crazy when he sees a little red cape, wait until he sees that big, red Santa suit!

6. Build an army of mean-looking snowmen on the roof, holding signs that say "We hate Christmas," and "Go away Santa."

7. Leave a note by the telephone, telling Santa that Mrs. Claus called and wanted to remind him to pick up some milk and a loaf of bread on his way home.

8. Throw a surprise party for Santa when he comes down the chimney. Refuse to let him leave until the strippers arrive.

9. While he's in the house, find the sleigh and sit in it. As soon as he comes back and sees you, tell him that he shouldn't have missed that last payment, and take off.

10. Leave a plate filled with cookies and a glass of milk out, with a note that says, "For The Tooth Fairy. :)" Leave another plate out with half a stale cookie and a few drops of skim milk in a dirty glass with a note that says, "For Santa. :("

11. Take everything out of your house as if it's just been robbed. When Santa arrives, show up dressed like a policeman and say, "Well, well. They always return to the scene of the crime."
12. Leave out a copy of your Christmas list with last-minute changes and corrections.
13. While he's in the house, cover the top of the chimney with barbed wire.

14. Leave lots of hunting trophies and guns out where Santa's sure to see them. Go outside, yell, "Ooh! Look! A deer! And he's got a red nose!" and fire a gun.

15. Leave Santa a note, explaining that you've moved. Include a map with unclear and hard-to-read directions to your new house.

16. Set a bear trap at the bottom of the chimney. Wait for Santa to get caught in it, and then explain that you're sorry, but from a distance, he looked like a bear.

17. Leave out a Santa suit, with an attached dry-cleaning bill.

18. Paint "hoof-prints" all over your face and clothes. While he's in the house, go out on the roof. When he comes back up, act like you've been "trampled." Threaten to sue for personal injury.

19. Instead of ornaments, decorate your tree with Easter eggs.

20. Dress up like the Easter Bunny. Wait for Santa to come and then say, "This neighborhood ain't big enough for the both of us.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Little Patch of Heaven

My mother-in-law has her own little farm [she calls it the Little Patch of Heaven]. The animals are ready for Christmas... I had to share these with you guys!

On the 13th day of Creepmas...

 I finally get to announce the winner of the Creepmas giveaway.

I put the number of entries into and the winner is...


Congrats on winning the ebook A New Death and Others!
 Please look for an email from

Thanks to all those that entered!

I hope you have all had a fang-tabulous Creepmas!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Creepmas Spirit is abound

This is Clyde and he lives at my friend Steve's house.

On the 12th Day of Creepmas...

It's time to be green...

No! Not green with envy, but earth-friendly green.
 This site gives many options for those Creepers trying to be a little more conscious about their carbon footprint. Some of the tips offered are:
  • Buy Less "Some holiday gifts fill a practical need and need to be bought new. But many gifts are really gestures of thoughtfulness. You can give more while spending less."
  • Buy Smart - think locally made or battery-free gifts.
  • Connect with Nature
  • Homemade Cards
  • Reuse/recycle
So visit the site and see what kind of impact you can make!

Also did you know?
Consumers can save big when it comes to dollars, and the planet, if they reduce their consumption of this non-recyclable material. According to, if every American family wrapped just three presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.

Zombies are the ultimate environmentalists. They "recycle" humans, use no electricity, they don't shop or use vehicles.

Also for Creepmas decorating: How about you line your driveway with these?

    Don't forget to add your name to the ebook giveaway!
    Today is the last day!

 Just purchase the red & white lighted yard stake c. canes and then paint. Easy and cool!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Santa's Reindeer

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen
Where did the names come from and what do they mean?!

"While the names don't really "mean" anything, Moore did name them poetically to imply how special they were. In general, you can look at the names like this:
Dasher, Comet, Cupid: Names that imply speed, quickness, and flight ["Cupid" has wings].
Dancer, Prancer, Vixen: Names that imply grace and nimbleness [a "vixen" in this sense is a female fox].
Donner and Blitzen: Originally "Dunder and Blixem," the Dutch words for "Thunder & Lightning," names that imply power and strength.

So when Clement C. Moore named the reindeer, he named them to poetically imply what the reindeer were like, flying through the night: powerful, quick, and nimble."
Read more here: and

I also found out that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was "invented" in 1939 by a Montgomery Ward copywriter (Robert L. May) merely for commercial purposes.

Read the article in its entirety here:

On the 11th Day of Creepmas ...

I tried to readapt this popular holiday song.. not sure where I stand on it.

Deck the halls with poison ivy,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season to be naughty,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Don we now our gray apparel,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
Troll the ancient Yule tide carol,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
See the blazing Yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Strum the guitar and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Follow me in creepy measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
While I tell of Yule tide treasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.,
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Sing we joyous, all together,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

I found this awesome image here:

I found it funny that I've known this song for so
long and never knew what it actually meant.