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21  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 20 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by phoenixfiredesigns on: December 30, 2014 08:23:56 AM
Meanwhile, Olivia has had a VERY busy holiday season, so she's behind on updating her blog, but she'll get back to it once things have settled down!  One thing she's been keeping up on, though, is collecting tourist stamps from the various places she's visiting.  Here she is getting the stamp at a train museum in Nagoya (she's been to Nagoya twice now!)
Oh neat! I love the travel stamps! Grin

Meanwhile, here are some belated photos from Christmas Day. My husband and I get up, do our gift exchange, then get ready and head out. First we drive about 40 miles away to his cousin's house waaaay out in the country. She's even got a horse!



 

There is also much yumminess to snack on:


After a few hours there, we then turn around and head back south to my Mom's house for our second family event/meal/gift exchange.


We were so busy having fun, I didn't get a chance to get a ton of pics. But everyone was introduced to Maccha and got to meet her and hear about her stay with me. Grin

(As always, click any picture for a larger version or see her entire gallery here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100886695306546989161/albums/6076761054131415185 )
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22  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Rd. 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by phoenixfiredesigns on: December 27, 2014 08:16:42 AM
Beeker received back on December 7th and hasn't had a chance to post pics, so here's a shot of everything I sent:


(click for larger)

I made things for her and her three sons. There's two shirts for her (an assortment of snowflakes and a Mickey ear) and a Yoda shirt I'm especially proud of for her son (I used an x-acto knife to cut a pumpkin stencil out of freezer paper, ironed it on the shirt and then painted in the design.) I also upcycled an ugly (but sparkly red!) sweater into the stocking. There's a two-sided coffee mug, reindeer rubber stamp, yarn ball ornament, handmade gift tags, perler beads of Mario Kart and a mushroom, a Minecraft sword out of foam board (which turned out to be a TON of work to make! LOL), a store bought penguin and snowflake ornaments, a wood slice chalkboard (blue chalk paint), paracord bracelet kit and some gummies from Walt Disney World. You can't really see, but there's also a pair of snowflake earrings and a pearl tree of life pendant too.

You can see close ups here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+MissMTurner/albums/6068039434739642817

She messaged me that she loved it but hopefully, she can add some pics now that the Christmas rush is over. Grin
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23  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 20 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by phoenixfiredesigns on: December 25, 2014 06:48:22 AM
Maccha sends Christmas greetings from Florida!

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24  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 20 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by phoenixfiredesigns on: December 24, 2014 08:18:53 AM
Olivia helped decorate the tree, and is having a lovely Christmas Eve!
Aw, I love the Tsum Tsums on the tree!  Cheesy

Maccha helped me wrap gifts yesterday. Turns out...turtles aren't very good at wrapping. Grin



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25  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 20 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by phoenixfiredesigns on: December 23, 2014 10:55:28 AM
Sunday, Maccha came with us south out of the Tampa Bay Area to go to an outlet mall. In order to get there though, you have to cross the [in]famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge. After a horrible accident in 1980 where a large tanker crashed into it, killing 35 people, the old bridges were replaced into a single bridge much larger and higher than the old ones.

Here was the construction replacing the old bridges with the new:


It spans 4.1 miles and is 431 feet tall. Here's an aerial shot of the bridge to give you an idea of scale:


Needless to say, it's a bit terrifying scary to drive across. Wink Since I wound up drawing the short straw to drive, I had my husband take pics. We only cross once or twice a year so I'm glad Maccha could get a chance to see the view.


Here we are on approach.


And here we are cresting the top.


Starting the descent down.


You can see for miles and miles (and miles!)

As always, click any image for larger version or see all the pics in the gallery here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100886695306546989161/albums/6076761054131415185
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26  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 20 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by phoenixfiredesigns on: December 19, 2014 08:28:24 AM
I just remembered we never showed off the photos of Maccha with my Christmas tree!



And I put a village under the tree so here's a few photos of that.





And of course, no photos of anything on or near the floor are complete without one of the cats "helping." In this case, Ginger came to investigate. Cheesy





As always, click any picture for a larger version or see her whole gallery here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100886695306546989161/albums/6076761054131415185
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27  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 20 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by phoenixfiredesigns on: December 17, 2014 08:01:13 AM
Last night, Maccha and I were sitting on the couch watching TV. House Hunters International came on and the family was moving to....OSAKA, JAPAN! Shocked Grin





We were very entertained and I even recognized a few things they showed from photos of Olivia's time there so far! Cheesy
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28  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 20 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by phoenixfiredesigns on: December 13, 2014 08:04:05 AM
Last night, I had to run over to the fancy-pants mall because something I ordered online way back on November 26th got screwed up and the only way to resolve it was to go to a local store in person. So, off we went! This is the mall with a Rolex store, a Tiffany's, a Louis Vuitton, etc. So is it any wonder their "take a picture with Santa" area is fancy too?



I had to go to the Disney Store and they had a giant Tsum Tsum display! It was the first time I've seen them in person:
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29  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 20 - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by phoenixfiredesigns on: December 10, 2014 08:05:22 AM
Yesterday, Maccha came with me to my Mom's house. She's got an orange tree in her backyard which is growing some fruit!



Plus she met my Mom's dog, Kylie:


And one of her two cats, Obee. He's an orange manx:


(Her other kitty, Benny is too scared of people.)
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30  Re: Christmas Stocking Swap Rd. 10 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by phoenixfiredesigns on: December 08, 2014 08:36:05 PM
My package from dharma_rebel arrived today! Grin




Here's everything!

Snowflake towel, star ice cube tray, chocolates, blue candle lantern, stocking, crochet bath mitt and soap, Totoro mug, candle, solid perfume locket, lip balm with carry cozy, fox ornament, fox pin, boot cuffs, e-reader case, knit mug cozy, star cookie cutter, and striped arm warmers.

Details:

I love the stripy stocking!


A great fox ornament and fox face pin!


Boot cuffs!


E-reader case. It has a little pocket on the back too. Such great color combo.


Gorgeous teal blue cable knit cup cozy. I also love the creativity of cutting out a cardboard cup to display it! Cheesy


Awesome striped arm warmers!


A crochet bath mitt and soap.


Dish towel with snowflake design and a star ice/popsicle tray.


A pretty blue candle lantern, an orange/lemongrass candle, a locket with a solid perfume inside, a chapstick with carrying cozy. You can see the star cookie cutter in the bottom corner too.


Totoro mug!

Thank you so much!! Grin
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