Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!

Monday, December 27, 2010


Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays from all of us at CWDkids!

(Unfortunately, CWDkids was not in business in the 1970's which would explain my unfortunate choice of a dress... I am sure that my outfit led to my pitiful expression. I must have been furious that my brother, Jim and CWDkids' president, got to sport a snappy Lacoste shirt while I was channeling my inner-Holly Hobby for this holiday photograph with the wonderful Miller & Rhodes Santa Claus.)
You can see that fashion has come a long way since the 1970's... CWDkids is proud be a part of dressing your children "like kids" for the holidays. Our very best wishes!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dreaming Of Sugar Plums!

I have been having trouble sleeping at night. A neverending to-do list along with managing my Elf on the Shelf's schedule (you know what I mean...) seem to be keeping me up at night. Last night, after tossing and turning for a while I started recanting 'Twas The Night Before Christmas to myself, just to see if I knew it by heart. I do, but I realized I really do not know what a sugar plum is. They sound delicious, but what exactly are they? I pondered this for a while, but decided that it was too cold to get out of bed to answer this earthshaking question and it would have to wait until the morning.

The next day, I was still curious about this infamous sugar plum and googled its definition. It turns out that a sugar plum is a sugared candy made from dried fruits. A century ago, any dried fruit was called a plum so a sugar plum could consist of any type of dried fruit. This really does not conjure up the magic of Christmas Eve for me. I think I am going to stick with a vision of the Nutcracker's beautiful Sugar Plum fairy, as I really am not wild about any type of dried fruit, plum, prune or not!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Track Santa!

Those terrific folks at Norad are getting ready to track Santa's course on Christmas Eve. Take a look at their website to start your countdown to Santa!

Monday, December 20, 2010


Friday, December 17, 2010

Our Gift To YOU!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hot Chocolate On A Stick!!

Yes, hot chocolate on a stick! Hop on over to the Makes and Takes blog to find all of the instructions to make this adorable and yummy gift. Your teachers, friends and neighbors will be thrilled to receive this delicious creation!

Image from Makes and Takes

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Magic!

On Sunday, my youngest son saw on the news that there was a small chance of snow flurries predicted. He decided that it was his duty to do everything in his power to conjure up a blizzard. His older brother started exams on Monday (today) and he wanted to help. So... he put his pajamas on backwards, put a spoon under his pillow, placed an ice cube in the toilet and settled down for a long winter's nap. He had to be exhausted after all of this work! About ten o'clock, it did start to snow. My oldest son went outside to investigate. (We live in North Carolina so snow is an event.)

This morning, my oldest son told his brother about the snow and told him that he needed to work on his snow-calling spell as he conjured up a dusting, but not enough to call off his first exam! My youngest looked at him with a smile and headed off to school determined to ask every third grader what their snow procedures were as he thought maybe, just maybe, he had forgotten a step.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Fashion Find!

It is not too late to order your holiday bling! We LOVE this adorable velvet dress with sequined bow, perfect for any holiday party. Add the gold leggings and your little fashionista will light up the night for New Year's Eve. Click here to order your sparkly outfit today!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holiday Viewing!

A Charlie Brown Christmas special airs at 8pm tonight on ABC in most viewing areas. ABC is also showing a new seven-minute short film Prep and Landing: Operation Secret Santa featuring the ageless voice of Betty White as Mrs. Claus. Set your DVR's!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sweet Inspiration!

Looking for a little inspiration for your holiday baking this season? Hop on over to the Annie's Eats blog to find some delicious inspiration... From peppermint mocha cupcakes to a yummy recipe for hot cocoa mix that you can give to all of your friends... Enjoy!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Avoid The Crowds!

Avoid the crowded malls, finish up your holiday shopping in the comfort of your own home! We have the perfect gift for any little one on your list. Click here to browse our terrific inventory of unique holiday gifts. We have some of the best children's books around, plush stuffed animals, umbrellas, stockings... The list goes on and on!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gingerbread House Fun!

Isn't this the cutest gingerbread house? Hop on over to the Gordon Gossip blog to learn how to make this delicious creation. You will find everything you need to host your own gingerbread housemaking party! This is a terrific (and yummy) way to spend a cold winter afternoon. Mmmm!