Friday, December 19, 2008

~FA LA LA LA WHATEVER.... and the winners....


Everyone has been showing their pretty Christmas decorations....and since mine are a wee bit...shall we say...."underwhelming"...I decided that while you're viewing them....I'll distract you with a song.

DECK THE HALLS WITH some type of plasticy material that barely resembles a pine tree...that you bought on sale for 1/2 price at the dollar store....FA LA LA LA LA...LA LA LA LA










TIS THE SEASON TO be overdrafted on your checking account and maxed out on your credit cards . FA LA LA LA LA LA ..LALALALA







DON WE NOW OUR "Depends" cuz we are to dang tired to drag out butts off the couch to go to the bathroom because we've been shopping all day in crowded stores. FA LA LA, LA LA LA, LA LA LA





TROLL THE ANCIENT....can someone explain to me why the heck there is a troll in a Christmas song whether it's ancient or not FA LA LA LA LA...LALALALA





FA LA LA LA LA...LA LA LA LAAAAAAAAAAA




















DRUM ROLL PLEASE.....................





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Congrats you two....please just email me your address and we'll mail you your prizes!


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And thanks so much to all of you who take time out of your busy day just to stop in and say "hi" it means the world to me! ♥♥♥ And stay tuned because we're going to have another give away in the coming month!

110 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Girl great song..even without music I did sing it while I read it and Cograts to the 2 that won..all your decorating looks great girl...can see you been busy..and I can't believe I beat the crownd here today...hugs and smiles Gloria

tam said...

Hi Nikki Girl! Your house looks awesome-all CrumetyChristamsy and all! And congrats to the winners-lucky girls! Your song was fun-and I really liked the blue on the tree too! Looks like you had fun decorating ...or was it the little fury guys that did it? They are so smart with great fashion sense! LOL! Have an awesome weekend!
~TaM! :D

jill jill bo bill said...

WHOO HOOOO!!! I am the second commenter!!! I am so siked! Your house is incredibly gorgeous! And yeaterday when you showed your master bedroon...I hyperventilated a little. Congrats to the freakin' lucky winners. And tell your mom and dad, thanks for nothin'!!! Love ya girl!!!

Deb said...

Fa La La La La La La La La!!!!!!!!!IT'S ME!!!! IT'S ME!!!! I can't believe it it's been a while and I'm so excited and can't wait until Christmas, so I'll be opening my package right away! Just don't send me that Troll that you talked about in the song. Nikki before I get carried away, I want to say that I love your Christmas decorations, and they are not ...."underwhelming" at all. Deb

Gollum said...

Your decorations are beautiful. I love the doggie attire--too cute. Mister needs a suit. He has reindeer antlers but won't keep em on. LOL
My guys are still raving over Nikki Crumpet's chicken.

Lilly's Life said...

You really have exceptional taste -those decorations are classy!! Love the trees!

Congrats to the winners and those gorgeous dogs are too funny!!! You always make me smile when I come here and, as you know, I could do with laughing at something else besides myself.....

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your song is so cute...and your decorations are not Underwhelming at all...the tree is gorgeous!

Your dog pics are making me want another dog!

Kritta22 said...

Wow I want to come look through your window! Your house is beautiful.

Congrats to the winners!!

Blueberry Buttons said...

Love the decorations and that song is sooooo true here :). Congrats to the winners, Nikki, you are a sweetheart!

French Fancy said...

I love your decorations - we've not even bothered much here. You do look like a seasonally festive house.

blog love and ding dong merrily's from France

LadyFi said...

Congratulations to the winners!

And you two dogs are just too sweet!

Chris said...

Congrats to the winners.But, what I want to say is, your decorations are just beautiful. Your tree is stunning. Very classy lady.

Hugs,
Chris

Jenn said...

Haha, what a GREAT post! I just love your fur babies, how cute are they!! Ive got a lil guy that looks alot like Ozgood!

Congrats to the winners:)

mbkatc230 said...

You could be a country song writer lol. Great post, and your decorations are beautiful. Love the blue on the tree. Kathy

Yaya said...

LOVE your song! Did you make that up?

Yay to the winners!

Your tree is beautiful!

Hula's Secret Blog said...

I love your doggy pics!

Rachael said...

Your decorations are fabulous....just as pretty as can be! I didn't even want to be distracted with a song because I enjoyed looking at your tree and cute Christmasy house :-)

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Nikki only yoiu can show your lovely decorations and have me in stitches at the same time!

Your decor is lovely! Congrats to my sweet Deb! And Nancy too!

Kristen said...

Congratulations to the winners

Love your holiday spirit and decorations!

A New England Life said...

Underwhelming? Hardly! You should see mine! Well, you can't because they aren't there. Hey, is that Osgood tucked in there?

Congratulations Deb and Nancy! Enjoy your gifts!

Merry Christmas Nikki!

Sharon

Lynette said...

Congrats to the lucky winners and love your holiday spirit and decorations Nikki!

Bo said...

Hi Nikki...Tell Steve he did a fabulous job decorating your home, 'cuz we know you were on the computer too much to do all of that! heehee...Congratulations to the winners..Deb & Nancy...they are two of the sweetest ladies in Blogland & I'm glad they won!
;-) Bo

Laura said...

So I didn't win the dogs? Dang! I've decided I don't have nearly enough glass jar thingies with stuff in them.

Charli and me said...

Good morning Nikki, Your Christmas decorations are just beautiful! Oz and Crumpet are so darn cute! I wish I could get Charli to wear a hat. Give everyone a hug from us. We are getting lot's of snow here. It looks like we will have a white Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful day. Carol

thedomesticfringe said...

Congrats to the winners! Great post.

thedomesticfringe said...

Congrats to the winners! Great post.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Sweet.... I have those same brown checkered curtains in my guest bedroom... Love your fireplace/mantle decor. Congrats winners!!!!

Ma'dame French said...

Congrats to the winners;) Umm speaking of bank accounts mine keeps calling wanting to know if I am going to close it....what??? I mean I thought all bank accounts were made of RUBBER at this time of year??? (lol) French;)

Neabear said...

Great post! You got me curious with the "troll" part of the song. Most people, me included think of "troll" as that little guy you know sort of elf or gnome sized or something. So I checked the good old dictionary. Wouldn't you know this is the first of the definitions for the word "troll".

1. To sing the parts of a song in succession.
2. a lure used in trolling, also the line with its lure(I guess fisherpeople would know this one.)
3. Dwarf or giant in Teutonic folklore inhabiting caves or hills.(I didn't know a troll could be a giant yikes! What is teutonic? Another word to look up. Later.)

Another definiton is: to sing or play jovially. That one fits you Nikki! Thanks for making me look up this stuff. I don't mind, really.

Happy Friday!

Oh, and did you see my crazy cookie recipe? Well it is not mine, I got it from an email.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Congrats to the winners and love your decorations (and your dogs)!

Manuela

Beverly said...

Congratulations to the winners! Very exciting!!!

Love your Christmas tree. I loved seeing the lights on and lights off picture. It always amazes me how different our tree looks with the lights on and off.

ann said...

WINDERFUL AS USUAL.HOW'D YOU GET THE PRESENTS TO SPARKLE LIKE THAT?AREN'T YOU MAGIC?HAHAHA...ANN

Smilingsal said...

Caught you in a fib! Your home is beautifully done, and that tree is spectacular. Please note that I said all of that even though I did not win!

Heather said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats to Deb and Nancy! Love the pictures - very festive!! :)

Six more days to go.............

Happy Friday!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Nikki, Love your doggie post as usual. They are so.. cute!
Your Christmas decorations are adorable. I especially love you tree. The colors are so pretty. I may have to try a tree like that next year.
Hugs, Terrie

Melissa Wertz said...

Nancy and Deb!!!! They will be so excited!!!!! Oh boy!!!! Can I go tell them? Huh, huh huh? Please... PLUUUEEEESSASAeesssesss? Or do they already know and am I the last to know?

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

My goodness, you're such a nut! I just love your humor--and your Christmas decorations (definitely NOT underwhelming, promise!). And what IS up with that troll thing?!

Bridget said...

Congrats to the lovely ladies that won (dangit! lol)
Merry Christmas to one and all, B.

Nancy said...

Mornin Nikki, girl, you have been holding out on us! Your Christmas decor is beautiful! I am so excited, can't believe I won!!!!!! I will send my address to you! Oh, and I have got to learn how to add hats and stuff to my puppy pictures!!! We are trying to get a fenced in area for them put up in our yard, before Christmas...but everyone says it will be after the first of the year. It breaks my heart to leave them out at our business!!! Thanks Nikki and Merry Christmas!!!

Lisa Loo said...

See??!! I don't have to go away--you are THE very funniest person in blogland! I am going to try and find one of those old scary troll dolls now--dress it in an elf outfit and send it to you!! Woo-hoo!
And seriously--your house is sooooooo beautiful--I love the fireplace--lucky you.
Oh-and can't forget--I have never heard-(can't understand why) that particular rendition of Deck the Halls before. But Muppet Christmas Carol is my ALL TIME favorite Christmas movie!!
Hope you have a great day!!

Carolynn said...

I love your posts, Nikki. And, I think you have a wonderfully festive tree. I'm bummed that I didn't win, but so it goes....congratulations to the lucky winners!!

Big Hug to you!
Carolynn

Mariafer said...

Your house looks great and I looooveeeee your tree.
This year I felt bad about the shopping part of Christmas, buying stuff for my family and friends who already have everything trying to figure out if they are going to like it or fit them etc. when is a lot of people in this world and in this country that have absolutely nothing.
Congratulations to the winners!!

onlymehere said...

Congrats to the winners! How fun that you got your mom and dad involved in this. FYI: troll - to sing or utter in a full rolling voice (care of Merriam Webster). So in other words sing loud in a full rolling voice "the ancient yuletide carol" falalalalalala! Thanks for the laugh!! Cindy

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Ally said...

Your decorations look lovely! Great song, you had me singing it! =)

Sue said...

Stopping by to wish you and the gang a very Merry Christmas before I leave our 70 degree weather to go up to the freezing north.....remember to stop by my blog after the first of the year to see Miss Sophie's 2009 Calendar...you thought those squirrels were cute!! Have a good one.....Sue.

hellosweetworld said...

The decorations are so gorgeous. And your tree is lovely!

And yes, i was also singing that carol in my head as i was reading it. Hehe.

Natalie said...

Congratumalations to da weeeeiiiners!


:)

Your home looks beautiful!


Not sure if I commented yesterday or not but your bedroom....oh, your bedroom....luscious.

Fifi is a rock star.

Tiffany said...

I LOVE your tree! I went with teal and silver this year too. Although my ornaments are plastic because I have a kid and a nosey bulldog. Who by the way ate one of my homemade cinnamin ornaments. She's such a heifer. LOL

Barb said...

Your house looks wonderful!! How many trees do you have anyway?
Crumpit is the cutest.

Have wonderful day.

Barbara Jean

Jenners said...

I thought your decorations were great! And the dog talking was so fun as always! Too bed I didn't win but so it goes!!!

Jan said...

Congrats to the winners. So fun. Love the decorations and all the Fa la la laing around. I know about depends. Ha ha.

Mama said...

Congratulations to Deb and Nancy Woohoo!!!, well done to Oz and Crumpit, they did a great job!, your home looks beautiful Nikki
fa lalala la la la la la. Kathy

JyLnC said...

I think your holiday decor looks great. I especially love how you decorated the fireplace. The red candles are a very elegant touch and the garland is beautiful.

Congrats to the winners!

Darlene said...

Your home is absolutely STUNNING!!! SO beautiful!!! "Underwhelming"??? I think NOT!!! Congratulations to the two winners.....they will be sooooo excited!!!!!

big hair envy said...

You spelled "Big Hair Envy" wrong when you posted the names of the winners. That's alright, it happens all the time.

What time did you say you would be at my place to decorate? I. Need. Help.

tammy said...

Love it! Except for the part where you didn't call my name. And what's with the "don we now our gay appearal" in that song too? Who wants to be putting on gay clothes?

Jannie said...

Um, if you ever are sick of that little white doggie, could, um I have him???

Thanks.

beth at aunties said...

You tree, fireplace and everything looks so welcoming and beautiful! Are the kids coming home for Christmas? You home looks ready for a party. I hope Santa treats you all very well, especially you.
Thank YOU for the Christmas love, cheer and fun you share with so many:) You make each of us feel so special!
Congrats to the winners!

We enjoyed your Yummy pasta last night when My sis flew in with her family from Seattle. Wedding #2 is tomorrow:) It will be -10 during the day;[!!!!!
Your chicken pasta was wonderful!!! I even had leftovers for breakfast, with a side of more cheese:) Yep, Steve married a good woman who really CAN COOK!
Merry CHRISTmas!

Marrdy said...

Nikki-Your dogs are singing my song! Funny. Congrats to the winners. And give those two boys a hug from someone in Utah!

Aleta said...

Ohhh - I love the picture of the Christmas tree with the lights out - and blue lights on - beautiful! How I wish I had a fireplace ~ your's looks lovely! And your rendition of the song ~ now, that's priceless! hehe..

Heather said...

you crack me up! My 3 year old loves the "Ho Ho Ho Doggies!"

salmagundi said...

Ah!! Someone else won - but congrats to them! Your house looks all festive - you must be ready for the BIG day!! Sally

Bridget said...

I admit it, I am a full fledged card carrying charter member of the Doofus Club! I fixed that link!

judicreations said...

Hi!
Congratulations to Nancy and Deb!! lucky them...
Your Christmas decorations are lovely...I love your jars with all the Christmas goodies and colours in them. Your trees are soooo pretty too! Everything looks lovely.
have a great day
Judi

Swirl Girl said...

I love that blue-ish tree - your schnauzer's are very creative!

Jan and Tom said...

Ha, ha, ha!! ROFLOL!!!

Your comment on your visit to our Place...was hysterical...then I come here and laugh my BUTT off!!! LOL!!!

Too funny!!!

I'll be back for more laughs...cuz, now I'm following you!!!

~Blessings,
Jan

ceekay said...

Loved you song...Dollar Tree and all! My hubby has a credit card with 4 horses running on it...he told me the other day that 2 horses were now dead!!!
Merry Christmas

Lynne said...

You are an absolute scream...!!! I laughed and laughed....hugs ~lynne~

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Hey, wait a minute! Do over, do over...I think I missed out on this one!!! I know, too bad so sad...that's what I get for being behind on my blogging!

Would it help if I told you the dog ate my computer, I had to go buy a new one? LOL

Your home is decked out pretty nicely there Nikki!

Christmas Hugs,
Kathi :)

dana wyzard said...

After we brought our charlie brown christmas tree up from the basement, I figured "ALL DONE". I just realized that I never put ANYTHING out this year!!! It's ALL still in the basement: santa clause, snowmen, tablecloths....meh. Maybe next Christmas.

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Congrats to the winners, love the decorations :)

Diane said...

OMG Nikki! I was laughing so hard & ALMOST needed DEPENDS! I love that wonderful imagination of yours! ♥

Congratulations to the winners! ☺

Diane

Catherinette Singleton said...

Admit that they totally bribed you by offering to send treats to the doggies!!

Damn it. I knew I should have sent some Snausages.

squawmama said...

WAAAAAAA WAAAAAAA Oh I am sorry ... Congrats to the winners... sniff sniff.... I hope you enjoy your prizes... uh hummm Nikki seriously your house is magnificent... I love all your decorations and your tree is gorgeous... Love it all... and once again congratulations to Deb & Nancy... Good going girls...Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Michael said...

Nikki - It looks so festive...I only got as far as putting my one tree up. The rest of my trees and decorations are still in their Rubbermaid totes in the basement. I'm just not into it this year.

Diane said...

Nikki, how did you get free shipping for the little white tree??? I tried to order another one & shipping is $7. Bummer. :0{
Diane

Leslie said...

Love your song, I didn't know you were so talented! Your tree is so pretty!!

Darn it, maybe I'll win next time...

Tracey said...

You silly girl....your decorations are not underwhelming...they are beautiful!!
Congrats to the lucky winners!!
Merry Christmas,
Tracey

Grand Pooba said...

What are you talking about? Your tree is beautiful and I am Awwwing as I type! And I like your version of deck the halls better than the original!

PS do you like hyptomizing smelly lotion? Come on over and enter my little christmas contest :)

joelandbecca said...

Your trees look so amazing! I get to go to Utah for Christmas. I will let you know how it goes-even if I just spend most my time hanging out on my mom and dad's couch! Let the good times roll!

Dayna said...

Ha!!! Everytime!! You make me smile. What a beautiful house you have. Simply beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas Nikki!!!

Frippery said...

Your home looks great! Very much "decked" out for Christmas. I think you have been working harder than you let on. Gorgeous. I did enjoy your carol as well, soooo true. But now that the halls are decked it is time to relax and enjoy the season. Pam

lvroftiques said...

Well I like your Fa la la la la!! Song best!! And your Christmas decor looks Fa la la la lovely!! And you must have had lots of Fa la la la la juice (aka coffee) to put all that Fa la la la la goodness!....Fa la la la la.....La la....LA....LAAAAAAAA *hiccup* OK my Fa la la la la juice wasn't coffee *winks* Vanna

Mc Allen said...

Better late than neva heh??
Ok, underwhelming, my right eye! your doodads are awesome, I really think you got it goin on with the christmas decorations and your home is truly beautiful. Love the sing too, put me in the mood for some nog, want some?? ♥ LA

Lynne said...

Nikki you crack me up. I don't mean to drive you crazy with all my "really-really-really-really" cute snowmen.. just one of those many faults of mine. I'm so glad you got your lamp and now he's your favorite..:-) I hope you're having a very Merry Evening.. I'm sure you're fa-la-la-la-laing...
hugs ~lynne~

Deb said...

Hey Nikki, stop by if you're anywhere around. Deb

jeanne said...

Hi Nikki, I love your tree and all your decorating. The fireplace is lovely and Christmas is looking good all over the house. Good job. Thanks for the chuckles too.

Congrats to your winners. Deb and Nancy are happy bloggers right now.

I am loving your music. I think I'll just stay awhile. LOL.

Thanks for your cookie comment. We did have fun and now we all have yep, a huge supply of cookies. I'll be giving a bunch away.

Christmas hugs...Jeanne

Shannon said...

Your tree is gorgeous!

And I want to make out with your fireplace mantle... that's how much I am lovin' it!

imjacobsmom said...

I used 3% of my laptop battery just scrolling down to post a comment on your list -sheesh! I think I forgot what I was going to even say (I'm 45).....oh yeah, your Christmas decor is fabulous! Everything looks so festive and all...I see that Miles and I missed out on that Schnauzer magic. Congrats to the winners! We just got back from Target where we had to add up everything in our cart so we wouldn't go over. That's it - I'm officially done! Now I have to wrap. Thank goodness for the snowstorm so I have to stay home - LOL! ~ Robyn

JANE said...

You crack me up everytime! Left you something on my blog tonight!

~♥~ Monica S said...

Nancy and Deb.. two deserving ladies! :-)

Love your song and the chrismas decor! :-)

Monica

Bobbi Jo said...

Nikki the house is gorgeous and love the song.
Congratulations to Deb and Nancy!
I just love reading your posts and getting a daily giggle or full belly laugh. You just crack me up. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Rebecca said...

You are so funny! Love the Deco...I am coming to your house for Christmas!

santamaker said...

Nikki, your home is so beautifully decorated! I especially love your gorgeous tree! Don't sell yourself short, girl. You did an awesome job! Beautiful.

Justine said...

Dadgummit, I never win a damn thing! But congrats to the two lucky ladies anyway!
Okay, isn't it "toll" we now... not, TROLL????? ROFLMAO!

Your decorations are not underwhelming, they're GORGEOUS! Your tree looks spectacular! But I was a bit mad at you when I saw that Ozzie did not have a little wooden sign with his name on it! Bad mommy!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

just the five of us said...

Stopping by from SITS...Your decorations are so cute! Have a Merry Christmas! Send me some snow!
I am from the valley of the sun, wishing I was home in Cache Valley Utah.

tardevil said...

Congrats to them! I like your decor! Your tree is really pretty...like your family signs too!

Anya said...

Very nice christmas decorations blog and very muzikal to with nice songs lalalalala,....... hahaha :)
greetz from The Netherlands

Rue said...

Hehehehehehe...... (giggling like a mad woman) Your decor is beautiful silly woman, but that song you wrote.... LOLOL

hugs,
rue

Ginger said...

I love all your Christmas decorations... your tree is gorgeous.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, and the precious Crumpet and Ozzie. Hope they get lots of doggie bisquits in their stockings.
Ginger

Sandy said...

Your tree is beautiful! You had me on the floor with the words to your song!

Susie Q said...

I think your home is anything BUT underwhelming! It all looks so pretty Nikki lady! yes. That's right. I said PRETTY and I mean what I say! I thought it all quite beautiful so there. You are wrong and I am right. Phooey.

Love,
Sue

Eudea-Mamia said...

I think I like this one even more than the Snow Peom.

Such a talented lady you are! And a snappy decorator. Very, VERY pretty.

Em

P.S. congratulations to the winners!

Jamie said...

Yeah, like I was totally diggin' the song (and singing it in my head, hehe). Lovely decor, love the blue tree! CONGRATS to the winners of those bountiful baskets :-)

Jamie said...

Yeah, like I was totally diggin' the song (and singing it in my head, hehe). Lovely decor, love the blue tree! CONGRATS to the winners of those bountiful baskets :-)

KC Mom said...

Ha!! I kept thinking there was a wind leak in my house!
Cute decorations!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

You are so FUNNY! I loved the pictures and the words to your song. Right now that Nature sound of snow is playing. Too bad you couldn't figure out how to get that song with the above snow post! LOL

bj said...

Everything looks just beautiful, Nikki...I remember your beautiful tree from RMS.
Have a wonderful and MERRY CHRISTMAS...
love, bj

Lizzie said...

your tree is beautiful!! and congrats on having dogs that let you dress them. my 2 pups eat their outfits *bummer*

 

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