Wednesday, December 12, 2012


my number.

don't ask me why, for i have no clue.
it has just always clicked for me for some reason.

nope, it's not my bday.
or the birth of my kids.
or the day i got married.

nope, i never played it & won in the lottery 
(maybe cuz i very rarely ever play).

and nope, i don't have 12 pairs of favorite shoes or 
12 wonderful things i can't live without.

but i had to post this post at 12-12-12 at 12:12am.

just because.

which brings me to this,
i wonder what the 12 day christmas song is really about,
and i guess i could ask my ole know-it-all buddy, 
mr. google, but he's probably asleep at this hour...or not.

let's check out this song.


think i'll try my own version,
wanna hear?

so now (mostly) ladies and a gentleman here and there (maybe),
may i present to you,

(me blowing in my tuner horn thingie that vocalists happen to have in their pocket).


my 1st ever comment copied and pasted for you:

I love your blog soo much it's soo cute!!! Keep adding fresh stuff becqause I'll be back for more!!! Love It Soooo Much (ADORABLE)
that's my teenage daughter's comment.
she's hardly been back to the blog after the 1st few weeks.
(i think that's hilarious, since after all, she sees what i do in real life and has to put up with me daily).

she wrote that comment when i started my blog to make me look not so much like a loser with only 5 people a day (at the most) reading my posts and 3 of the 5 readers was me. 
i thought that was really sweet :)

the mini heart attacks that followed whenever i got a real unrelated/unknown friend subscriber were true times of joy.
(and it's not over yet-hopefully)
then blogging got a little i committed to, at least during the holidays, to do this:did it say i make 3 posts a week?

like i said, i demand a refund.
i got the blogger disease.
the one where i can't stop my brain from thinking of what i wanna post next.
i have plenty bad hair days cuz i'd rather read your blog posts than fix my hair.

true story.
(which reminds me, i soooo need a haircut!)
but this? 
THIS is what makes blogging so fantastic!

meeting friends like 
1. michelle of this and this, who practically comments on every single post i make since almost the beginning of my blog and has gotten to know me a little more on a personal level.
2. heather, who gave my first ever guest post and was nothing but funny and sweet on every level. she gave a newbie blogger like me a chance i'll never forget.
3. amberly, who wrote about how i inspired her, was the very 1st one i know who grabbed my blog button, and she still makes printables for almost every single post even after just having a baby!
4. christine, who reads every single link on her link parties and comments each and every time. man, that takes some major dedication and kindness.
5. and totally, of course, all of YOU who make my days shine with the sweet comments and inspiration you show to us all. i couldn't be in a happier place.

blogging definitely changed me.

those times when someone features me? 
or tells me i got the most viewed link?
yeah, that calls for a happy dance.
well, i'm always up for a challenge.

and finally,
i spared you another pic of my silly cartoon self with bad hair.
i couldn't stand to see me anymore-sheesh! what a ham.

so anyway,
i figured out who my true love is,
aside my hubby of course, 
who by the way, also doesn't read my blog, 

my true love is my blog.
and YOU.

happy holidays.


  1. You are AMAZING Lisa!!! You have to tell me how long it takes you to create posts like this. It must take days!! It's so worth it for us readers though.. so entertaining!!! xoxo

    1. awww jeepers Christine! i'm just lucky to have readers like you in the first place, considering the 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 blogs on earth. LOL oh and it takes me a day or two to make up a post. yeah, i'm a blogger on hyperspeed without the drugs or alcohol! heehee

  2. Oh, that's so sweet! You made me tear up! I'm so happy to get to know you and be your friend! Plus, I told my husband how cathartic it was that you would've threatened those boys with bloody dressings! I think the school nurses know a lot more than they let on! Best Wishes on your blog, it's been so fun to see all that you've done! Blogging sure is a learning experience, isn't it! And a blessing, too!

    1. and you Michelle are a blessing to me :) thank you for being my friend and for all your sweetness. being a nurse isn't all roses so blogging makes for a happy medium and you sure contribute to the happy! :) XO

  3. I truly am amazed with your awesomeness, Lisa! This post 100% cracked me and up and made my heart happy. XOXO

    1. and you made mine too Amberly! my happy heart thanks you for your sweetness and your giggles :) MWAH!!!

  4. OKay, so I found this post via Amberly's facebook page and I love her, I completely agree Christine is one of the best hosts out there always comments. This is Hilariously funny because it's so true (as I try to hide my hair in case you can see through my screen) Hope to see you dance because I've just become your 70th follower

    1. YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOORAAAAAAAAY!!! what a totally sweet comment and aw man, lucky seven(ty) on my 12 day! ok so that means something really cool Mel-this calls for a triple happy dance with bad hair and all. i'm SO happy you are here! :>D oh and yes i see your hair and it looks pretty dang good to me! heehee

    2. I love you too, Mel! I am so glad to know both you and Lisa- y'all are by far my favorites (shush- don't tell anyone.) XOXO

    3. your secret's safe with me! heehee XOXOXO

  5. My heart just grew three sizes, like the Grinch!! I'm bursting. : ) You are such a sweet bloggy friend and I'm so glad to have met you, Lisa! You are an absolute gem in every way (and a totally cute cartoon too!) ; ) THANK YOU for making my day... as usual!

    1. SPROING! SPROING! SPROING! didja hear that? i just broke 3 xray heart screens after reading your comment Heather :>D oh i am SO lucky to call you my friend, especially after calling me cute even with my bad hair-HAHAHA seriously, thank YOU! and here's a GIGUNDO HUG just for you! O!

  6. Sweet post. I almost didn't comment. It would have been perfect symmetry to have 12 comments. Now I've gone and ruined it...

    1. oh Caitlyn! you know what you did? you started the 36 comment chain. cuz 12 + 12 + 12 = 36! i was gonna do 12 x 12 x 12 but that equals 1728. i figure that was pushing it, seeing that i don't have a kitchen aid mixer or ipad to giveaway. so i'll shoot for 36 (which is STILL pushing it but whatev). here, i'll start...

    2. so like, what'ja have for breakfast today?

      HAHAHA! only 18 more comments to go...

  7. LOL! Thanks for putting a smile on my face tonight!
    Marcie @ "I Gotta Try That"

    1. 2:10 A.M.?!?! Marcie, you just put a smile on MY face seeing you're up at that hour reading my blog! thank YOU! :)

  8. This is adorable, but I don't want to think about how many hours you put into all those cute images. I'm betting you'll get to do more happy leapin' dances next week as this post gets featured repeatedly.

    1. well Bonny, it actually only took me 15 minutes...HA! had you going there for a minute didn't i? anyway, when you do things you love, time plays no factor, and i wanted my "12" post to be a "good" one. :) you are super duper kind and i sure hope it does get featured so i can keep on dancin'...

  9. Very cute! I am visiting you via Somewhat Simple. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays.

    1. glad you liked it Anu! you have a wonderful weekend and holiday season too! :>D

  10. So funny. Great art!!!! I pinned this post:) Merry Christmas! Following you now. Follow me too

    1. oh THANK YOU so much sew sweet vintage! just became your GFC too. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  11. Such a fun post and reading all your comments below was just as entertaining! Made me laugh. :-)

    P.S. Now you're one comment closer to 36. Just a few more...

    1. that's right Erin and thanks to awesomely nice peeps like you, i just might get there...uh uh. another HAPPY DANCE just may have to happen...

  12. Lisa, this is adorable! Thank you for linking it up at the linky party at

    1. thank you thank you thank you Rose! have a wonderful holiday :)

  13. Wow Wow Wow
    12 12 12 12 12
    1 + 2 = 3
    3 is the magic number
    You are part of the big Plan
    "Bloom Where You Are Planted" - on felted banner :)

    1. and YOU, Me V, are one of the reasons i bloom. funny you should mention it, i always think about that banner...XOXOXO

  14. This is very cute. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    This weeks party is live. Here is the link to the party
    Debi @ Adorned From Above
    Joye and Myrna @ The Busy Bee’s
    Linda @ With A Blast

    1. thank you so much Debi!! hope you had a wonderful holiday! happy new year 2013!!! :)


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