the big turkey post.

First off, Happy Thanksgiving weekend!ย ย Whether you’re baking, laying low, shopping in the middle of the night, hanging with family or anything else… make it happy! So this is my big honkin Thanksgiving weekend post. Ready? I’ve even got 2 give-aways snuck in amongst my rambles. Yes friends, I’m gonna ramble because I’ve got a lot of stuff going on I want to share! If you want to stay tuned to my weekend updates you can check out my twitter. I’ll be posting there often!ย 


This (Martha Stewart) acrylic tree stamp has me super happy. LOVE IT! I’m stamping on some cardstock that’s going to be in an etsy kit by Monday. Actually, the first kit I make (holiday inspired) will be a give away right here on this post! (leave a comment!)

It’s the time of year to elf yourself!

We’ve been laughing ourselves silly at all the dances and our faces on those elf bodies. It just doesn’t get old for us silly Flaums. (and yes, that’s our Jake making an appearance. I wanted a 5th face… and his makes the girls cry with laughter)


Here is give away #2. Foul Play isn’t nearly my favorite Evanovich novel, not by far. But it’s light and sugary sweet and a fast read. Plus, Hello. It screams Thanksgiving give-away, so I got a copy to give someone! The goodies behind it come with too.


How cute is this sweet girl??? I took some pics of (Becca’s BFF) Olivia for her Christmas card. This is not one of the better ones- but I just love it anyhow.


I’m confessing now that for the first time I read a Nora Roberts novel. There is mention-itis going on with her name in my world (friends, on blogs…), so I decided it was time to try one. I fell in love with the book jacket (a dangerous thing, I know) and read these stories. I liked having two novels in one book very much, and I definitely enjoy her storytelling style. We’ll talk more about that in December.


This is my finger on molding paste. LOVE the stuff. It adds texture, dimension, and fabulous-ness to any craft project… but it’s like playing with mud so it makes mess. Fun, but work to clean up!

To enter either give away (#1 or #2) just leave a comment here! The prizes stay open until Monday. If you’d rather be entered for just one or the other do let me know. Haveย a FABULOUS weekend. I’ll be back to my usual crafting adventures by the end of the weekend for sure.

77 thoughts on “the big turkey post.”

  1. May you are certainly having a wonderful time with your girls. Are they get cutier with every post!

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. hehehe love the disco elves the best!!!!! don’t throw my name in the pot, just saying helloooooo! Your girls just get cuter every day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love that stamp too, will have to be on the look out for it!

  3. OMGosh I love Evanovich, but I’ve told you that before. Hum… Nora Roberts, huh. I have one of her books sitting on my bookshelf unread. Maybe I should stop being a chicken and just read it.

    I want to comment so much but I also don’t want it to ramble on and on. Olivia is beautiful in red. Love it! I want red shoes for my little girl so badly.

    And last but not least, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  4. Those elves are fun. Love the dog – might have to include mine this year.
    I’d love to win either of your giveaway. I love Janet’s book but haven’t read that one yet.


  5. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and I love the elves and will be sharing that with my sister. . . we all need a good laugh this time of year.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you & your family have a wonderful weekend.
    Please enter me for both prizes (greedy I know but hey…).
    PS don’t you just love getty mucky doing arty stuff.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving May! the girls look adorable and welcome to the world of Nora Roberts! hehehe! I love her trilogies…i get all 3 at once because i just devour them!

  8. Cool Stamps!!!!!!
    Could use a good read too. So enter me for BOTH prizes.
    Have a great turkey day.
    We are having good friends over . We will eatting and watching DALLAS FOOTBALL!
    Have a great one!

  9. hello may,
    happy thanksgiving! it is extra special this year, as our baby turns two that day. looks like you’re busier than ever! and nora roberts has been a household name for my mom and i for many years now. enjoy!
    take care,

  10. Happy Thanksgiving! I LOOOOOVE the elf yourself, too! I did it last year, but forgot about it this year. Thank you for the reminder! I just did ours – it is still cracking me up!
    I am also loving on the clear stamps in your giveaway – especially the little deer stamp! So cute!
    By the way, I just got back from the Twilight movie – I’m a big fan of the book series, too. Have to say that since my expectations weren’t all that high – I really enjoyed it! Definitely cornball at times, but also pretty engaging. It was a fun late night out with girls sort of trip.
    Have a great week!


  11. First of all Happy Thanksgiving. Also, thank you for the chance to win some great goodies. I loved the elves. The Christmas stamp is gorgeous…. and that little girl is just too cute. By the way I could really use that tape runner, Fiskar’s tape runner is the best (only wished I could find them in a store around here). Thanks again for the chance to win some great goodies.

  12. Happy Thanksgiving, May and family….
    That Martha stewart stamp looks divine….
    I haven’t read a Nora Roberts book in ages, but I do remember that her books were definitely noteworthy…easy reads and just sucked you right into the story.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  13. The Elf videos are just too funny!

    Nora Roberts has been on my list of reads for sometime now. I like her mystery books – not so much the romance. Did you know she writes futuristic books under JD Robb?

    I’m half way through #14 in the Plum series by Janet Evanovich & then have the 3 in-between Plum books – Plum Lovin’, Plum Lucky & Visions of Sugar Plums to read. I have really enjoyed this series. Thanks so much for recommending it.

    Love Olivia’s dress. It’s so pretty.

    I’ll definately have to look for the MS stamp. It looks so pretty.

    Wishing you & your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for a chance to win.

  14. Wow May way to put us into the holiday spirit! Sounds like things are busy around your house! I love that picture you took of Olivia! I wish I could get my three to sit still long enough to take a great picture of them. I actually snuck in a photo shoot of the twins during their nap time yesterday! They were both asleep on the couch and I figured it’s the only time they sit still so I started shooting pictures! One of these days I’ll remember to cover up the couch before they go to sleep and then I can really get a good shot. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  15. Happy Thanksgiving to the Flaum Family !

    I love the Elfing ! Just to dang funny to us too!

    I’m also a long time reader of Nora Roberts..and I also love book covers..they’ve sucked me in more than once ! That’s how I discovered Debbie Macomber and Jan Karon, I having such gorgeous book covers!

    I haven’t read Foul Play but did just finish last week, Fourteen.

    Olivia is a darling! Love holiday dresses and suits for the boys ! Too cute!
    I would love to win some Christmas goodies…they would be put to good use by me and the kids!

  16. I haven’t seen this Evanovich yet, is it new? I’ve been reading Edith Wharton and I bet you would love them too! If you like Pride and Prejudice they would really suit you.
    happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the chance to win!! Love your elf-y Jake!

  17. Happy Thanksgiving May! May you have a wonderful holiday week/weekend. Thanks for the giveaways.

  18. I love totally random blog posts! That photo is adorable! I need to use modeling paste more often – I’d love to see more of what you are doing with it. Have a very happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the giveaways!

  19. Happy Thanksgiving May! Thanks for the chance to win. Hopefully I will be able to get my computer back up for the weekend. Haven’t had a computer at home since Hurricane Gustav! The contractor was suppose to come Friday (last week) then changed to Monday, came and left – didn’t hear from them yesterday?????? They need to put the trim around new floors (whole house) and touch up the paint THEN I can put my house back together!!

  20. Oooh…greet scrap goodies! Love the Christmas tree stamp, and the Christmas stickers and Fiskars items…so count me in the drawing for both. I’ve never read an Janet Evanovich novel, but love Nora Roberts…she’s got great triologies.

    The ELF yourself video is hilarioius! Puts me in the mood to watch the movie ELF, which we do every year since it came out. It’s so exciting that the Holidays are upon us…such a fun time of year and lots of reasons to be crafty! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  21. What a great set of give-aways! I love Janet Evanovich almost as much as Nora Roberts. There I said it. Really excited to see what your Christmas kit looks like, knowing you it will have some fun and unexpected items!

  22. Happy Thanksgiving May! Hope you get to enjoy lots of great family time. I picked up Martha’s stamp last week so please just enter me for the second RAK. I never read Janet Evanovich. I did finish Wicked though & have Son of a Witch waiting for me.

  23. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, May! ๐Ÿ™‚ Had to go and elf ourselves….too much fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ Would love to be entered in both giveaways…..they both look awesome!


  24. Can I just say how much I enjoy the “elf yourself” thing?! I had totally forgotten about it! LOVE those C9 stamps! I need to find some…gotta get my cards done.

  25. Oh my goodness I’m so excited I had to come over here and post another comment! I just found your book on ebay May for $5 (it’s worth WAY more than that) and scooped it up! I can’t wait to get it!

  26. Happy Turkey Day !!! Love when people elf themselves- it is always so funny to watch them dancing about!
    I did not know about the Foul Play book- will definitely read that one..huge Evanovich fan here.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  27. Happy Thanksgiving May!! I love to watch your blog on a daily basis to see what you have to share. Wow you are so great for having two giveaways this weekend. I can’t wait to see who the lucky winners are!

  28. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Love both of the authors. Thanks for the opportunity to receive goodies.

  29. First of all Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!! Olivia’s dress is just gorgeous…wish I could sew like that!! As far as your books go, I’ve read a few of Janet Evanovich’s books and they’re great. Now Nora Roberts is my all time favorite. We’ve (my DD and me) have all of her books. She just can’t write fast enough for me. That tree stamp is awesome. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  30. Ooh – that stamp is gorgeous! Please put my name in the (pilgrim) hat for your giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

  31. Nora Roberts is like my favorite author & I have so many many books of hers………love her triologies especially the ones about the witches (good ones). I even have doubles of some if you would ever like some May. Happy Thanksgiving!

  32. OMGoodness! I’ve never heard or seen the “Elf Yourself” thing. How funny is that! Thanks so much for sharing — too cute! I collect books like I collect scrapbook supplies (there must be a connection betweeen the two – must be a textile thing…). They’re my guilty pleasures. I hope you enjoy the loooong holiday weekend. We all have much to be thankful for. I would be thrilled to win either of your giveaways!

  33. Happy Thanksgiving to the Flaum Elf Family! You are all the best and most hillarious little Santa’s helpers! Any Giveaway from you would be a TREASURE to me! Thank you. : )

  34. I read your blog everyday, so I wanted to say thanks for always updating it. I read One for the money on your Janet E, recomindation (long time ago) it was pritty good. I am trying to find two for the show… Ok I have to ask did you read twilight?? I wish you would if you havent and if you have I wish you would tell me what you thought?! One more thing on the subject of books… or movies.. Did you see the shopaholic is coming out? I cant wait. Have a fab weekend. I cant wait to hear about the turkey adventures of Flaum.

  35. Happy Thanksgiving to all that celebrate it!

    Do I spy the reindeer stamp set that matches the Cloud 9 Christmas joy range??? oh MAN i want that stamp set, i didn’t know it existed, i’d love to be entered for RAK#2! Thank you for a chance to win it May!

  36. Happy Thanksgiving!!!! I love your blog and the picture of the child today is absolutely beautiful!

  37. Olivia looks precious in that red dress! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win (either one would be awesome)!

  38. I love that pic you took of Olivia in her red Christmas dress! So cute! I would love a chance to win a RAK and get inspired again to create. I’ve been in a rut lately and can’t get out of it. So depressing when I want to create so bad and nothing happens.

  39. What a beautiful little girl and a stunning photo!
    Happy Thanksgiving and much peace for the holidays!

  40. I haven’t had a chance to read that Janet Evanovich novel…..sounds good. That tree stamp is the cutest.
    Thanks for the giveway! Happy Turkey Day

  41. Happy Turkey Day, May. I hope you are having a great weekend crafting away.
    Great give aways. Please add my name for a chance at both of them!
    Thanks, Jennie

  42. Happy Thanksgiving May. Excited to see what you made with the MS tree stamp. Have a great weekend.

  43. Best wishes for a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend! Great blog post – full of fun stuff and pictures. Sounds like you are having a great time crafting. Hubby says that it is time to stay home (I think I’ve been somewhere almost everyday in the past 6 weeks – so I’ll work on cleaning up and trying a few craft items. Your blog and the Fiskars craft site have some great things to inspire me!

  44. May, since taking your class at BPS I have been following your blog and find something great everytime I check in, a neat tip, a great link to some other fun sites, fun pics and now elves, too cute!! ( I shared with my grandchildren and neices). Thanks so much for all you share. Hope you have a wonderful Holiday season.

  45. those are two of my favorite authors…believe it or not I havent read EITHER of those though…lol

    would love to win either prize!! thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. I am an avid reader..i read a bit every day. The NR book you are reading is actually from a series of hers…

    Taming Natasha (1990), Luring a Lady (1991), Falling for Rachel (1993),Convincing Alex (1994), Waiting for Nick (1997), Considering Kate (2001)

    If you like those you will all of her books…some have a hint of paranormal, some are strictly romance and some have mystery to them…here is her site with the list of her series of books so you can check them out if you decide to read more from her

  47. I’ve never used molding paste..but then again…I’m not much of a crafty person!! Interested to see what you did with it!
    That picture of Olivia is darling!!! I love her outfit!!! Are you a professional photographer??? or did you take some classes?? You a very good!
    Funny, about that Foul Play book…my mother in law tried to get me to read that book this weekend…but I am super anal…I wouldn’t read it because I think it’s like number 4 or 5 out of her 6 books??? (something like that). I like to go in order, I don’t want to miss a thing. I haven’t gotten into her (Evanovich’s) romance novels yet. Maybe this will kick it in!!
    Thanks for the post. Hope you had a great Turkey day!

  48. Hi, I hope I’m not too late.
    Have worked most days of the Thanksgiving weekend, Friday,Sat and Sun and finally have time to read your blog. Happy Thanksgiving.
    I have read some Janet Evanovitch and would love to add it to my book collection favs. I just love the crystal tree stamp. Elf yourself is so funny.

  49. Well, aren’t I glad I finally decided to catch up on blogs!!! Awesome candies!
    I’ve never even heard of molding paste! I’m meaning to pick up some gesso when I go to SoCal in February though. Heard great things about it. Hope your Turkey day was fab!

  50. i just love the molding paste to check out the elf links…….take care and happy holidays.

  51. Giveaway number 1 would be cool, okay gotta go short post I have 2 sick babies and me sick and one of them just sneezed and went everywhere, thanks for the opportunity!!

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