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Five Question Friday!! 12/9/11

I'm sorry that some of you had issues with the linky list last week...before I realized what was happening, there were a slew of linkers and my call out for those having issues on Twitter was met with:

"Working fine here!"

"No problems on my end!"


"The only problem I have, is that I'm not #2." (You'll always be #2 in my book, Kate. *snicker*)

So, hopefully this week will be smooth sailing! I don't work until this evening, so I should be able to keep a closer eye on things...let me know if it's not working! Oh, and for anyone who has a hard time commenting, try this: When you sign into your Google account, "uncheck" the "keep me signed in" box. That seems to work for most!

This week's questions were holiday related...which make me even more aware of the fact that I 1.) Still have loads of shopping to do and 2.) Haven't baked a single cookie.

Time. Slow down. I want to enjoy Christmas and not race through it, mkay?

Anywhoodles, let's get this party started!

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you want a fun, easy, silly post or if you've suddenly discovered your muses are out, probably late night Christmas shopping.

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear (that'll be the post with my answers!) Friday morning and LINK UP!

Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!

Questions for Friday, December 9th: (Special thanks to @BabyShmizz, @emenchho1, @ThisDaddysBlog, @KatieB38 and Sharayha for their question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so come on over to my community or watch for my Thursday afternoon shout out for questions on Twitter and offer up your best question suggestions! Remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF if you go the Twitter route!)

1. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

2. What's your favorite holiday movie & why?

3. Is there a gift that you bought for your kids that you wish you hadn't after they opened it?

4. What is the messiest room in your house right at this moment?

5. What is the furthest you have driven for the holidays?


1. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

Well, I love me a good Ginger Snap, and my grandma makes these delicious cookies called something like, "Mustang Sally" (which is wayyyyy wrong, I know. But, they do have a girl's name. They're rectangle and have a sort of frosting on them and are molasses-y, any thoughts on the name?). favorite cookie of all time is this: Chocolate Star Cookie

Funny story about these cookies...when I wrote that post, I was so excited to share (what I thought was) our family's secret cookie recipe.

Imagine my surprise when just a few short days later, as I was enthusiastically thumbing through a certain someone's (I'm not mentioning any names *cough*The Pioneer Woman*cough*) just released cookbook when BAM!! there was MY cookie recipe!

But...*sputter*...but I...*stammer*...well it's...*stutter*...I WANT MY MOMMY!!!!

Regardless...they are a fabulous cookie. And Ree, (because she reads here so often) you MUST try putting a chocolate star atop your sugar cookie. If you can find them, a DARK chocolate star.

2. What's your favorite holiday movie & why?

You cotton headed ninny muggins, well OF COURSE it's "Elf"!! Duh!

Forget "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street"'s "Elf". Hands down.

And, while we're on the subject of Christmas movies...why do SO many kid's movies focus on the whole "Is Santa real" question? Sheesh...I love that my kids believe and drives me bananas (hello, Gwen Stefani) that so many plant seeds of doubt...even if "they" end up believing at the end of the movie.

Okay, stepping off soapbox now.

3. Is there a gift that you bought for your kids that you wish you hadn't after they opened it?

Right off the top of my head, no. But, I'm sure there are a bazillion of them.

Like those damn poppers. You know, the baby toy that toddlers push around and the balls pop and pop and pop and pop inside and pretty soon you start twitching and going cross eyed and before you know it you've snatched that beastly toy right out of said toddlers sweaty, sticky, chubby little grip and stashed it in the darkest corner of your house, hoping it will never be seen again.

I think I just rediscovered our popper during our "Great Toy Purge"...and because I'm such a kind, charitable person, I donated it to Goodwill.

Every child needs a that every mother can reach her breaking point and discover a fabulous hiding spot for evil toys.

4. What is the messiest room in your house right at this moment?

Hmmmm...that would be a tie between our bedroom, the girls' bedroom, the boys' bedroom, the sock pile corner of the living room, the kitchen, the back entry, the downstairs play area, the main bathroom, the game closet (wait, you said "room"). Um, hold on...

I think it would've been easier to ask the "cleanest" which I could've given one, and only one, answer: The downstairs family room.

5. What is the furthest you have driven for the holidays?

Get ready for this. It'll blow your mind.

Are you ready?

Holding your pants on?

It's crazy.

Okay. *deep breath*

Wait...are you SURE you're ready?


60 miles. And we stopped doing that by the time I was (help me out here, mom) 14?

No, it's about 6 miles on Christmas Eve and zilch miles Christmas Day.

I love it this way!


I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas! We have our first Christmas celebration tomorrow! Should be fun!


  1. I have one of those poppers on my keychain. Well.. not life-sized of course. Because that would be very awkward, yes?

    Love that you have a sock pile in the corner. I have about three huge laundry baskets around the house filled with mismatched socks. I will clean toilets, wash windows and scrub floors...but I cannot handle matching up socks.

    Love Kate
    Who Really Wanted To Be #2

  2. My kids are deprived... they play with the popper in the aisles at Target and then I put it back...but they have enough evil toys between them that I don't feel so evil.

  3. LOL, When I read the question #3 the first thing that popped into my head was the popper thing! Then I laughed that you wrote the same thing, good to know I am not the only one who hated that toy :)

  4. My son will be 3 in January, so we are just getting into the concept of Santa, but I agree with you. My sister bought him a Polar Express gift pack and I read the book to him last night and it did not sit well with me that it was already introducing the concept of not believing. I guess I never thought much about it before, but I think I will avoid stories with "believe" themes.

  5. That was a fun story about the cookie recipe!

    I choose it's a wonderful life too! LOVE that movie

    I always love reading your post and seeing your personality!

  6. 1. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
    Cherry Thumbprints, and decorated soft sugar cookies

    2. What's your favorite holiday movie & why?
    Love the How The Grinch Stole Christmas!!
    How The Grinch Stole Christmas

    3. Is there a gift that you bought for your kids that you wish you hadn't after they opened it? Oh yeah those that make noise!

    4. What is the messiest room in your house right at this moment? My craft room, scarry right now!

    5. What is the furthest you have driven for the holidays? When I was little traveling 300 miles seemed like it took forever, and the classic question, we there yet?


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