October 1, 2007

BLOG CANDY WITH A TWIST

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Okay, I know I promised so I am going to deliver! I have Blog candy to celebrate my 5,000 hits - I know it's kind of funny when you compare mine to some blogs BUT this one IS mine, and this is exciting to me! So, I want to reward those faithful blog readers who visit me and say such wonderful things in their comments. Look at what I have got for you!! The winner will receive three different sets of DP paper, 4 6x6 sheets of each, four sheets of fall chipboard, some fall three dimensional stickers, a fall stamp, two lengths of fall ribbon, and four sheets of fall vellum phrases. Do you see a theme here??!! Yep, it is all fall related in keeping with the approaching Halloween/Thanksgiving season. Click on the pic if you want a closer view. So, what do you have to do to win? You MUST post here telling a funny favorite Halloween or Thanksgiving story. I will tell you one as well! My FIL used to tease my MIL about their Thanksgiving turkey because she only bought the breast and therefore obviously was legless. So, he called them Kesterson birds after the power plant located nearby. This always had worried me a bit as I knew there WAS a turkey farm out there. Well, a couple of years ago, we spent Thanksgiving with the in-laws and everyone was there so it was a houseful. My MIL showed me the turkey and I tried very hard to show no reaction - see this WAS a full turkey - it had SIX LEGS and I was not quite sure how that had happened. I looked closely and all the legs were attached to the body, but I still said nothing. So, the turkey was done, and it turned out beautifully but I kept thinking about that power plant. When she set the turkey on the table, I could not help myself, I had to ask "why does your turkey have six legs??" And, my MIL said, "well, the turkey farm is located close to the power plant and sometimes this happens but I got a good deal on it and since there was so many of us, I figured more legs would be better. I was mortified and totally did not want any of that turkey. I looked around the table and everyone was perfectly satisfied with her answer and were digging in so I decided not to cause a scene but had a very little piece of turkey. As we were nearing the end of our meal, my husband asked me what I thought about the turkey, and the look on my face must have said it all! They all busted out laughing and so I looked at my MIL who said GOTCHA!!! See, she bought extra legs and sewed them on because she knew I had always worried about that power plant and told everyone else what she was doing! Aahhhhh, I was very relieved, but embarrassed that I fell for it. However, I DID go back for more turkey!!! Now, it is your turn. And, I am sure you are wondering what the twist is: well, I have noticed with all the contests and drawings, most people use random number generator to pick the winner. I do this too. However, I have NEVER seen the first post win so I have decided that I will send a surprise blog candy to the first poster here! What do you think about that!!! Pretty cool, huh?! I will draw the winner on Friday afternoon so I can get it shipped out before the movers come. I can't wait to read your stories and have some projects to post in the morning! Till then!

38 comments:

CAKVD said...

Hi Alex!!! Thanks for being a faithful reader on my blog...I really appreciate it!! Those goodies look awesome. Here's my story: I turned 21 (legal drinking age) on Thanksgiving Day. So as customary in Wisconsin, I went to State Street to go bar hopping. Most of the bars were closed and there was only one that my now hubby and I could find. It was a biker bar. Being the only couple in the bar not wearing leather, I drank one drink and went home!!
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Heather Summers said...

Hey Alex! Well, I'm not the first but it'a about time I post more frequently on your blog! My problem is that I always blog hop while nursing my little guy so commenting can be difficult!!! Anyhow, I truly appreciate your reading my blog and commenting and I enjoy visiting yours! OK, a story....Halloween has got to be my most favourite season, it's just too fun and crazy!!! I'd have to say that a memory that sticks out in my mind was the Halloween that Emma was 2 and Mark was almost 1 and she was Little Bo Peep and Mark was the sheep. THey were just too cute and I can remember Marks little bum crawling away. This one just brings a smile to my face! ANyhow, thanks for sharing the YUMMY candy! Take care.

Deborah said...

Hi Alex, Halloween story:
One year when my three girls, then 6,7,10, were off to school early in the morning on Halloween for the big day! My eldest was going through a major wig out over her custume! So I just had to make do! I wrapped her in aluminun foil and also wrapped a blow dryer (space gun),a foil headband with spacey looking things sticking out the top! It was so funny when she had to get into the car without ripping the foil! Luckily it was the heavy duty foil! LOL! I still have the picture of the three of them that Halloween! Deb

Jules said...

Thanks for giving us a chance to win blog candy! My Thanksgiving story My sister had us all at her house, she had peeled a lot of potatoes. Her disposal went on the fritz. So all the men had to fix the drain with all those potato skins. That same year my grandma was blowing her nose (in the background where you couldn't see one of the grandkids were playing on a horn). It was so funny.

Beth said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving such a sweet comment. Nothing exciting on my end re Halloween or Thanksgiving, but I remember a very unique Halloween costume my dad mad, and one which got me tons of compliments from parents. One year I was dressed as a scarecrow and my dad tied hay to me to make it look so real. How cool is that?

Nikki said...

OMGosh Alex! This story is tooo funny! What a HOOT! They really went to a lot of trouble to get you but boy did they get you good! Anywhooo congrats on the awesome milestone! 5000! I'm right behind you girl! Maybe in another couple weeks I'll have some blog candy for my hits! TFS and making me laugh this morning!
{smiles}

Flossie's Follies said...

That's what I get for taking weekends off LOL, how much fun.

jodene said...

Lovely blog candy. One Halloween my mom brought home a costume for me to wear to our school dance. I never liked the costum so I traded with a friend. Wouldn't you know she won a $250 gift package for best costume. That was a lesson learned. Thanks for the chance!

Linda SS said...

My younger sister has always seemed to have the luck of Charlie Brown. I remember one year we were trick or treating together. The little old man behind us ran out of treats when he got to my sister's bag. So he went back into the house and came out with a huge potato and tossed it in her bag. It spoiled her halloween because it was so heavy it weighted down her bag of candy and she cried the rest of the way.

Sandy said...

A fairly recent halloween story: I moved into my first house a few yrs ago and wanted to get into decorating for the holiday. I saw a Martha Stewart show that told how to make spiders out of pompoms and pipecleaners, so I made a TON of them. The week before halloween I kept adding more and more to the walkway out front, and by the time I was done they were climbing all over the house siding coming up to the front door! (Now this is extra funny coz I HATE spiders!) So...here comes halloween. Lots of kids coming to the house for candy, etc. But when I had the door open for one group, I hear screaming and crying at the edge of the sidewalk. One little kid is SOOOOO scared of the spiders and won't walk past them!!! I felt SO BAD!!!! I walked out to give the kid candy and show him they weren't real spiders but he totally was freaked out.

The happy ending to the story was that as the evening wore on, instead of getting candy, the older kids who show up late got SPIDERS to take home instead of candy! They loved that.

So I don't do scary decor at my house now. I only do happy punkins!

dd2njoy said...

Hi there,I don't have a funny story,but I do love your blog. It's ok if I'm not in the draw for that awesome candy! I'll keeep coming back for more anyways,lol.!
TFS!

Crystal said...

What yummy blog candy! Your story is too funny! So I spent one Halloween with my performing dance team and we were at Disney World. Since it was Halloween we were all dressed in costumes performing on the stage in Epcot and I was dressed in a 50's poodle skirt get-up. Well, in one of the dances we get picked up and spun around. I suppose this time we spun too fast and my poodle skirt flew right off of me in to the audience and I finished the dance in my bloomers so I wouldn't mess up the rest of the partner dancing. I was so embarrassed! After the show people came up to me and showed me pics of me in my bloomers on their digital cameras. So much for a family theme park! Hehe...

Pattyjo said...

I guess it would be the year our Thanksgiving turkey had 5 legs. I was one of 5 children. We were all young and didn't know the difference,and always asked if we could have the drumstick. My father carved the turkey ahead of time and managed (using the thighs and wings) to shape out enough drumstick for each of us. Then he brought the turkey to the table with a big smile on his face and announced that our grocery store sold him the only turnkey with 5 legs so we all got one. We were all soooo happy and thought this was the best Thanksgiving! We often laugh now and talk about our 5 legged turkey.

rholschen@air-pipe.com

Linda said...

One Halloween many years ago, my brother-in-law (who loved Halloween) came to a football game that my daugher was cheering at. He was dressed up like a very ugly woman. my daughter took the other cheerleaders over to meet her "uncle".

Tanja said...

Wow! What a great story. You must absolutely LOVE your family. Who would go to such trouble for a practical joke! I don't know if I can top that. The one story that comes to mind is when I begged my father to let me bring my new puppy to his new McMansion for Thanksgiving. He finally let me bring her but grudgingly. When the dog went missing and no one could find her, I checked his bedroom and there she was under his sheets in his made bed, with her head on his pillow fast asleep. I quickly scooped her out and kept her secret, along with the fact that she pulled the turkey to the floor when I went to get it to bring to the table. No one was ever the wiser... I never said she was well behaved...

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malieta said...

Hey Alexandra....I am still laughing at your story...too funny!
Your candy offering are too generous and your idea to give the first person to comment is great. Congrats Cakvd!
The only thing I can think of right now is, the kids and I were coming home from the grocery store. (I had brought groceries for our Thanksgiving meal) While driving home, a man was standing in the middle lane with his pants down "mooning people". I yelled at the kids"close your eyes..don't look!". As I sped by, I was muttering about the "crazies in the world etc" To this day I'm not quite sure who closed their eyes or not because whenever I tell someone, they go into a fit of giggles.
Malieta:)

Elaine said...

Great/fun candy you have shown there!! YAY!!
Ok, here's my funny. In my first year of college my buddies and I got together with some old high school friends. I realized that I sort of liked one of the guys and he was being very nice back...I think he liked me! Anyway, we had a Halloween party to go to, and I did not have a costume (cuz I was too grown up now that I was finished with hs!) Anyway, I ended up getting a few packages of purple balloons and blowing them up, attached them to a sweatshirt and went as a bunch of grapes - the balloons were piled onto each other like a real bunch and made me about 3 feet wide! It turned out really cute and I felt so proud of my costume until my crush said, "Wow that's really creative! You dressed up as a new method of birth control." It's pretty funny now when I think back to it...that's the only good Halloween thing that I can think of!!

Jan Scholl said...

NOt a funny Thanksgiving story but my daughter was born on that day. It also happened to be my dad's birthday too. I was thawing a turkey in the sink and was crabbing that the danged thig would still be there days later as no one would do anything with it. Sure enough, it was there as was all the disguarded papers etc. someone ate the pies tho.

Helen & Co. said...

Hello! We don't have Thanksgiving here, and Halloween is not that big a deal, but for the first time, our kid's dressed up a bit for Halloween last year. I put the picture of them on my blog:
http://madnessatthemalting.blogspot.com/2007/10/halloween-last-year.html
I just loved painting the baby orange...
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Helen x

ScrapMomOf2 said...

My story isn't actually funny, but it makes me smile! I absolutely love Halloween. I wanted my girls to have GREAT costumes every year, so I begged my MIL to make them (she can sew -- I cannot). For my oldest daughter's 3rd Halloween, and my youngest daughter's 2nd Halloween, I found a Hershey's kisses costume pattern, and I sent it to my MIL. She took care of the rest! My oldest was the classic, traditional silver Hershey's kiss, and my youngest was a gold (almond) kiss. The material was metallic, and they had the Hershey's kiss "paper" coming out from the top of their "hats", and we stuff their outfits with tissue, so they REALLY, REALLY looked like Hershey's kisses. They were the cutest costumes EVER! Luckily, my mother in law was able to be in town with us during Halloween. Thank goodness! After her skillful and hard work, she got to see the reactions that people had to the costumes she made. You should have seen the reactions. People were speechless. This was truly a fantastic site! Two adorable little girls walking down the street dressed as Hershey's kisses. My husband and I, my FIL, and my MIL all got to share this moment together. It was really great! My girls are 11 and 10 now, but thinking about them on that particular Halloween always makes me SMILE! I know this is a long story, but I just treasure this memory!! Thanks!

Your turkey story is VERY funny! Clever, funny people in your family!

Kristina Lewis said...

I have a Thanksgiving story. When my sister and I were little, we had Thanksgiving dinner at my dad's parents house. We were not that close to them growing up and we were told to use our best manners, so we were nervous. My sister didn't finish her turkey leg at dinner. My sister looked upset and feared that she might get in trouble. So, for dessert, my dad's brother served the turkey leg to her topped with whipped cream. We laughed so hard and were relieved that they were so fun!

You are a sweetie! I am so glad that you are a blogger!!

kathleenh said...

Congrats on your milestone Alexandra! I LOVE that your family went to such trouble to "pull your leg"! You are such a sweetheart! I enjoy reading your blog and I appreciate all of the sweet comments you leave for me!

I LOVE Halloween and I have several stories.
I remember my brother and I were sick one Halloween when we were kids so we couldn't go trick-or-treating. We passed out the Halloween candy to other kids though. Candy and maybe some poxs!

My husband and I had just moved into our house in September back in 1991. We were all excited to have our own home and decided to throw a big Halloween party. Well, mother nature decided to snow several feet of snow so nobody was going anywhere. It was the Minnesota Halloween storm of 1991. It snowed several feet and a day or two later a few more feet. This is Minnesota so we are used to snow but this was more snow than even we were used to. We don't usually have it on Halloween either!

corinnesomerville said...

Holla Alex !!!

Since we have 5 kids we've got lots of great Hallowe'en stories !!! One of my favourite is when I thought I would do "the mother of the year" thing and make the kids costumes (you have to understand...I don't sew so this was a huge deal). Actually in the end I decided to do costumes that didn't require any sewing ...hehehe...anywhoo...I made my daughter who was 5 yrs old at the time a STAR costume...I was so proud of how it had turned out but unfortunately didn't think through it well enough to realize that it was impossible to walk around in, never mind try and walk up stairs with. It was cruelly hilarious to watch her try and climb stairs to get her treats. My dear husband ended up lifting her up over all the stairs from door to door.

Have a great day
Corinne (aka Roxy)

Jules said...

Wow what a wonderful treat and such a fun way to hear some great stories. I loved yours, I laughed right along. I was feeling especially creative after my second child was born and decided to create this wonderful meal in a pumpkin that we could eat after we returned from trick-or-treating. The picture in the magazine looked amazing. So I got all of the ingredients, prepared the soup and put it in the pumpkin. Apparently I heated the pumpkin a little to long because during the meal, soup started leaking out of the pumpkin onto the table. Well the LAST Thing you want to do when that happens is to pick the pumpkin up. Needless to say, macaroni and cheese became the meal for the night.

doverdi said...

Hmmm! I can't really think of a funny Thanksgiving or Halloween story. Our Thanksgiving in Canada is also the last day of our local fall fair so we use to end the evening by taking the kids to the fair so they could go on the rides & play games. One year in particular was hilarious watching them try to climb the rope without falling off.

Christina said...

Congrats on the hits. I really enjoy your site.
I have a favorite Thanksgiving story.
We were celebrating with my grandma and she decided to make things easy on herself and bought a store bought pack of gravy. Well she was mixing it up, and still to this day we don't know why she did this, she added baking soda to it and it exploded. All over the stove, ceiling, her. We never laughed so hard in our lives. We still teaser her every year and ask if we will have exploding gravy for Thanksgiving.

Christina
www.cardssweetcards.blogspot.com

melissa roth said...

My mother always has our entire family for that holiday (16 total)and something always seems to go wrong. One year I got chicken pox so nobody could come & be exposed. We had an ice storm here one year and no electricity on Thanksgiving or 2 weeks in between. A car hit a powerline another year which knocked out our power for 7 hours with the turkey only halfway cooked at the time. And of all the days for mom's oven to completely konk out...yup, that happened to us LAST Thanksgiving. You think we'd start planning it at someone else's house after all this bad luck, but nobody else in our family can cook a Thanksgiving dinner like my mom can when all goes right:)

Amy said...

That is such a funny story! You are more daring than I...I wouldn't have eaten a piece of turkey. LOL Sorry I can't think of a funny story. You'd think with a 4yr old I'd be able to come up with something. ha ha! Just wanted to say Congrats on your hits and I'll be back for more. ;)

Shannon McGann said...

Hi Alex, Great blog candy! What a great MIL you have! That's too funny!
I'm afraid I don't really have a funny story, but I do remember that every year my sister and I had to have the same costumes when we went trick-or-treating. We had a black cat and a clown costume - the reason being that these were huge costumes that were the only ones that fit over our snowsuits! It always snows here right before Halloween, so we always end up going trick-or-treating in minus 15 degree Celsius snowy weather! My sister and I would always fight over the cat costume because neither of us wanted to be the clown! (I usually won!) :)

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Whoo whooo...awesome & yummy candy Alex!!...and so wonderful to offer while you are going thru your move, etc!....I totally enjoyed ready everyone's stories....As for me, I dont have a memory worth telling...but...this year, my hubby & I are going to a Halloween Party...I am going to be the Queen Bee( what else?)....and as for my hubby, he is going to be........THE STINGER!!!!.( can you picture this ?)..gotta LOVE this man!
PS....Way to go Cheryl for being FIRST!!!

Marlou said...

LOL, what a fun story, i was delighted when i found out it was a joke as i was squirming in my seat {lol} congratulations on 5000
heres to another 5000 :) xxx

Jules said...

The other jules is not me, I don't know who she is! I feel impersonated. You can click on my name, but you can't click on hers! LOL, I just wanted her to have a chance to win, sooooo!

mum on the run said...

Hi Alex! My Halloween story's not that funny, but is kinda embarrassing!! We went to a Halloween party two years ago and my DS2 (18 months old at the time) was dressed as a pumpkin. Black tights, orange costume and orange hat with stalk. He won the kids competiton, and when it was announced he had to go and collect his prize. All I heard was "look at her.. isn't she pretty?" We took him to get a haircut first thing the next morning, LOL!!

Vicki said...

Cool blog candy. I want to win this, lol. I can't find all that stuff. I know I don't have a funny story like yours (totally cracked me up) but the only one I can think of is when Justin was little, he hated, with a capital H, to dress up. Tried being a ghost, he balled, then tried batman (using his batman pj's) and he balled. I finally tried a $1.99 mouse ears and tail pinned to his grey sweatshirt and pants, and he loved it. Who know a mouse could be so much fun. Made the funniest pictures (balling and all).

Deb said...

Great idea, such funny stories!
One Halloween we had our pumpkins on the doorstep and were ready for callers. Throughout the evening there was a steady stream of trick of treaters. Then a lone teenager knocked at the door, I thought it odd he wasn't dressed up but being a bit older I thought maybe he was a bit shy. I offered him the bowl of sweeties, he took one, said thanks and said I am actually here to collect your milk money!

Sharon said...

Great story!! Here is mine.
Every year my mom makes the best dressing for Thanksgiving. The whole house smells awesome. We she makes it the day before and she never let us even taste it until it came out of the bird on the Thanksgiving table. She guarded it with her life. Anyway, one time my sister and I were drooling over it and we saw our moment. My mom went into the pantry to get something so my sister held the door closed until I tasted it and then I held it closed until she had a mouth full.
The whole time my mom was struggling to get out to protect her stuffing. It was so funny, we still tell that story every Thanksgiving dinnner.
Anyway, thanks for the chance to win.

leann said...

just came by to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog & have ended up having a giggle at everyone's stories!
leann x