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#241 msyves  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 25, 2014 - 7:24 am

Thanks so much Secret Santa. I love my gifts. I received a 24 nail art set, a book on my favorite author Maya Angelou and a beautiful ornament. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas

 

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#242 pogiporkchop  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 25, 2014 - 8:06 am

Merry Christmas everyone! If I can ever get DS off the computer I need to post the lists I'll do it...

#243 Pepper_Mint_Tea  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 25, 2014 - 8:34 am

Merry Christmas ❄⛄

#244 lilquiet  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 25, 2014 - 9:09 am

Merry Christmas everyone. 

 

Thank you to my OE person for my cute Hello Kitty ornament. 

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I thought a box that came for me was my SS gift.  Upon opening it i realized it was a gift for my mom I ordered on ebay. doh 20141221_124104_zpsd9392edb.jpg :gdblush:

 

I didn't open my real gift till this morning.  Thank you so much to my SS person.  I received a candy cane pencil, two purse sized Bath and Body Works lotions, an air freshener for my car.  (my car was totaled on 12/2 so it's my first air freshener in my new car.) a pair of socks, and some mini candy canes.  All of them were broken but one. I blame myself for shaking the box.  :blush:

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Posted Dec 25, 2014 - 3:21 pm

Bet you all thought I forgot about posting the lists!  Someone finally got off the computer so here they are:

 

Ornament Exchange

 

Tracypa26  gave to sbaldasare

Princez916 gave to tracypa26

Hockeyfanamo  –  jesusluvu

Bopeep  –  jendeere

Nafcmf  –  robertmorr1999

Jesusluvu  –  lilquiet

Racerfan  –  Mandy4Matt

Lis415529  –  swampbaby

Willandmel  –  lis415529

Jendeere  –  racerfan

Sbaldasare  –  Pepper_Mint_Tea

Robertmorr1999  –  princez916

Swampbaby  –  Bopeep

Mandy4Matt  –  frugalnotcheap

Bfaddict716  –  hillbillyswife

Pepper_Mint_Tea  –  Bfaddict716

Frugalnotcheap  –  hockeyfanamo

Lilquiet  –  willandmel

Hillbillyswife  -  nafcmf

 

 

 

Secret Santa

 

Bopeep  gave to  msyves

Reinholt1smom  -  Pepper_Mint_Tea

Hillbillyswife  –  Reinholt1smom

Gatorburg  –  nafcmf

Lis415529  –  princez916

Msyves  –  npg

Jendeere  –  Bopeep

Robertmorr1999  –  wittenlover

Momlori  –  raven20_79

Spice9195  –  tracypa26

Sbaldasare  –  queenkishaa

Racerfan  –  hockeyfanamo

Reinholt1  –  robertmorr1999

Illinoismom  –  sbaldasare

Ytmomof4  -  lilquiet

Lilquiet  –  jesusluvu

Stevierocks  –  jendeere

Kash  -  frugalnotcheap

Princez916  –  NovemberDiva

Tyreejames  –  lis415529

Frugalnotcheap  –  whynot0224

Queenkishaa  –  hillbillyswife

Misstaken did not give to racerfan but Pepper_Mint_Tea, Reinholt1 and Chief Elf did

Nafcmf  –  mistaken

Npg  –  tyreejames

Raven20_79  –  Spice9195

Willandmel  –  gatorburg

Wittenlover  –  willandmel

Hockeyfanamo  –  stevierocks

NovemberDiva  –  Reinholt1

Pepper_Mint_Tea  –  momlori

Whynot0224  –  ytmomof4

Jesusluvu  –  Illinoismom

Tracypa26  -  Kash

 

As you can see ShiShi, ShiShi and ShiShi are sad to report that elves were needed.  The call was made not once, but TWICE as I had cancelled the first elf call after getting a promise to mail (yes, there was a valid excuse for being late) and it wasn't delivered upon.  Thank you to momlori, Bopeep and wittenlover for stepping up the first time around; it is good to know so many are willing to step up and go the extra mile.

 

The Firm would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and will see you again next fall (yes, I will be hosting again - look for the thread to start mid-September) with an expanded workforce!  In the meantime suggestions for improvements are always welcome.


Edited by pogiporkchop, Dec 25, 2014 - 3:23 pm.


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Posted Dec 25, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Thank you so much, Bopeep for my cute ornaments! And thank you Stevierocks for my fun ss gifts :)  Merry Christmas everyone!



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Posted Dec 25, 2014 - 5:37 pm

A huge THANK YOU to frugalnotcheap and Racerfan for making my Christmas a little brighter!
Thanks to Pogiporkchop for handling the circus again this year.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Edited by hockeyfanamo, Dec 26, 2014 - 4:41 am.


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Posted Dec 25, 2014 - 8:32 pm

Thank you so much, Bopeep for my cute ornaments! And thank you Stevierocks for my fun ss gifts :)  Merry Christmas everyone!

You are very welcome, I enjoyed it!  And thank YOU for my SS gifts. I loved it all, and the towels and pot holders have seen a lot of use already :).

 

 

Also, Thank you again to Swampbaby for my ornaments!  They looked great on my tree.



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Posted Dec 25, 2014 - 8:53 pm

Thank you, Momlori!

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Posted Dec 26, 2014 - 8:20 am

Thank you to raven20_79. Funny thing is we came full circle because I was your Secret Santa last year!



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Posted Dec 26, 2014 - 10:15 am

MY SS IS AWESOME... THANK YOU I loved everything. I actually waited to Christmas just to have my DW take most of my stuff - LOL. We love everything



#252 Reinholt1  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 26, 2014 - 10:44 am

Awww  Big hugs to Hillbillyswife and NovemberDiva!  Thank you so much!  Everything was awesome.   Even the bug (which *I* thought was hilarious, even if mom was not amused at my laughter.)



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Posted Dec 26, 2014 - 11:01 am

Thank you QueenKishaa and Bfaddict716...... everything was wonderful!!!

 

Your welcome Reinholt1  (sorry about the bee I had no idea it was in there :()  I am glad your mom liked all of her stuff :)

 


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#254 momlori  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 26, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Thank you peppermint tea. I loved everything. I can't wait to start the book and eat the candy😉

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Posted Dec 26, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Sorry for the late response.  Thank you to my secret santa, I got an awesome Darth Vader package including a shirt and candy dispenser.  I will get pictures up soon!



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Posted Dec 27, 2014 - 5:32 am

Thanks to Sbaldasare (OE). & Reinholt1smom(SS).You both made me Christmas more special this year so thank you for your kindness :))

I wish a every one, A happy & safe New Year

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#257 Reinholt1  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 28, 2014 - 12:12 am

Hey Chief Elf!  I don't see  *YOUR* name on either of those lists.    Didn't you get anything this year???



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Posted Dec 28, 2014 - 4:44 am

No. I chose not to take part this year because I wasn't sure if I'd be able to afford it after having spent over $500 on DD's gear for taekwondo. It was a smart choice as I still ended up having to purchase a new dress uniform after the fact. I like to put a lot of thought into my packages also, so taking a break was a good thing. I didn't give out my address for cards for the same reason, because I wouldn't be able to return the favor if I was sent something.

It's all good, though. I still had fun hosting.

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Posted Dec 28, 2014 - 8:07 am

Thank you to raven20_79. Funny thing is we came full circle because I was your Secret Santa last year!


That is what I thought when I saw your name on the package. So, I checked my email from last year, lol.

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Posted Dec 28, 2014 - 6:24 pm

It wasn't planned that way. The draw was completely random - one name from each of two containers drawn at the same time. Next year remind me to make sure you two aren't paired together again!

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Posted Dec 28, 2014 - 11:37 pm

::Standing up on the back of Santa's Sleigh::   HELLO?!?  HELLO?!?!  IS THIS ON!?!?

 

Recently appointed Sleigh Elf Number #13, junior, junior grade here!!!

 

Having just made Santa's Sleigh team for the first time this year,  I'm putting the call out to any elf wanna be's out there!

 

Seems to me Chief Elf had nothing for herself under her tree this year.  And I know she did take the time to send some gifts out.    Now I personally know that she is not hard to please...she is a transplant from Michigan and anything that reminds her of home makes her happy.   I myself sent her a bunch of empty Meijer plastic shopping bags last Christmas which made her giggle with delight. 

 

Now, we are all gathered here for one reason!  We like a good bargain!  And there are lots of Christmas bargains out there to be had right now!  So if any of you wanna be elves want to send the Chief Elf a little stocking stuffer or an ornament  (for you ornament exchange people) email me and I'll give you the info you need.  Christmas lasts for 12 days, which means we have until January 6th to send her the best holiday clearance bargain we can find to fill Chief Elf's Christmas stocking.



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Posted Dec 29, 2014 - 4:23 pm

It wasn't planned that way. The draw was completely random - one name from each of two containers drawn at the same time. Next year remind me to make sure you two aren't paired together again!

I just thought it was funny. I just kept thinking "man, that sounds familiar." I wouldn't care if I got the same person every year.



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Posted Dec 30, 2014 - 7:40 am

This exchange makes my Christmas every year.  So glad to be part of an awesome community of savers.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  :gdwow:



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Posted Dec 30, 2014 - 10:31 am

I just wanted say I really like that lighthouse book that my SS got me. I the other items too. I get to try to plan my next lighthouse trip a little bit better now :) Maybe try to 2 lighthouses again this year just depends on the whole cost and time.  



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Posted Dec 30, 2014 - 1:49 pm

I just thought it was funny. I just kept thinking "man, that sounds familiar." I wouldn't care if I got the same person every year.


Same here. :)




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