Getting through the day, one cup at a time.

December 2

It looks like I may be posting the crafts that I’ve done the day after I do them. We tend to craft in the afternoon and I like to try and post during Kira’s nap so….that’s just the way the Christmas cookie crumbles. I’m sure you all understand.

For the photo challenge: your favourite holiday movie

These count as pictures because even though I Google Imaged them, I then took pictures of my computer screen and uploaded them from my camera. For serious.


My favourite holiday movie is the classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer movie. We watch this movie with the kids on Christmas Eve and they each get to eat one of Santa’s cookies before bed.

Another holiday classic is A Christmas Carol of which we love the Muppet’s version.


We have been watching a lot of Disney’s newest version with Jim Carrey lately, and a funny one for the adults is Scrooged with Bill Murray.


Yes, I really did take three pictures of my computer screen.

This is the craft we made yesterday! It’s a felt Christmas tree (because my house really needed another one….) that the kids can assemble by themselves. I initially saw it on Pinterest and have clicked on the picture to get all the way back to what I assume is the original site. Here is the original photo:

Click the picture to go to the source.

Click the picture to go to the source.

And here is the one we made:

Decorated by me.

Decorated by me.

Decorated by Kira!

Decorated by Kira!


Clearly hers is better.

And just out of curiosity, how is your shopping going?


The Great Outdoors Photo Challenge – Entries and Voting

Welcome to coffeepoweredmom’s SECOND Photo Challenge! After a sudden influx of entries there are now SIXTEEN possible photos to vote for! Given the amount of entries this time, I have set up the poll at the end to allow you each to vote for THREE photos. You may vote for two or one if you choose, but you are allowed to vote for three. The captions on the photos number them (hello, thanks for randomizing the entry order for me) and the number are used to associate the photo on the poll at the bottom. Each picture, if clicked, will take you to the participant’s blog.

Thank you to every one who participated (and to those who didn’t but will help us determine the winner by voting), the turnout this round was more than I expected and I am quite happy! You guys are an awesome group of people.

If you prefer not to be swayed by names then I would recommend that you look at the photos, pick your top three and remember their numbers before you reach the poll at the bottom. The poll lists the numbers and the names.

Voting closes at 9am, EST on July 15th 2012. Enjoy! Pick three!





















This is the point where you will want to memorize your favourite numbers before you see the names attached to them. If you aren’t too concerned about that, then power on through!





Here is the poll, you can vote for up to three different photos. Winners will be announced at 10am EST on July 15th 2012!


Extension Tension

Dear Readers:

I love you. You are all awesome and the reason that I write all the time. Your feedback fills me with joy. I am torn about my photo challenge. Sad, even. Here is a poll.

Be honest.


Spring Beauty Photo Challenge – Entries and Voting

Here are the entries for the Spring Beauty Photo Challenge:

#1 – from wifemothereventplanner

#2 – from sillyliss

#3 – from coffeepoweredmom

#4 – from betsyk

#5 – from betsyk

#6 – from betsyk

Voting closes at 9am EST on Tuesday May 29th!