Sparkle the Elf 2012 Shenanigans Round Up!

Oh Sparkle!  You brought so much joy and laughter to our home this holiday season and we were so happy to have you with us.  We were sad to see you go but we know you will be back again next year.  I thought I would share all of your adventures today with my readers to enjoy.

For those of you who may have missed out I’ve included all of her adventures from this year but you can check out the last two mini round-ups here and here!
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Day 1:

On Sparkle’s first day with us she was a little shy and we found her hiding behind the ornaments on the mantle!

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Day 2:

Now known as “Sparkle the Seamstress Elf” it only took her one day to settle in and feel comfortable enough to make herself a new skirt!  Pretty stylish if you ask me!  If your elf is in need of a little style stay tuned later this week when I’ll give you a tutorial on how I’m sure Sparkle made her skirt!

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Day 3:

Uh oh!  Sparkle is at it with the scissors again.  Jake wasn’t quite sure what to do when he woke up!

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Day 4:

It must have been a late night last night because Sparkle brought home chocolate sprinkle donuts and put out the hot chocolate for us this morning!

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Day 5:

Sparkle got dressed up for dinner!  Can you find her?  It took Jake half the day to find her!

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Day 6:

Sparkle decided it was time to do some Christmas cookie baking so she brought out all the ingredients to make our favorites!

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Day 7:

Silly Sparkle…zip lines are for OUTSIDE!

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Day 8:

Sparkle couldn’t wait for Jake to get home after a night away!

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Day 9:

There is nothing quite like some ice-cold strawberry milk!

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Day 10:

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?  Not Sparkle!

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Day 11:

Uh oh!  It appears someone had a little too much fun last night!

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Day 12:

Sparkle decided to reuse the potty paper from the previous nights shenanigans to decorate the tree!

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Day 13:

“Don’t 4get 2 floss! XOXO Sparkle”

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Day 14:

Thank goodness for Sparkle!  She decided to finally finish decorating for Christmas since Mommy has been slacking!

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Day 15:

Excuse me Sparkle but where did you think your going with those presents?  And are you sure you have a license to drive that dump truck!

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Day 16:

Sparkle decided to bust out the crayons and do a bit of coloring last night!

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Day 17:

**GASP!** Sparkle set of a kissing booth (compliments of Living Locurto!) complete with mistletoe!  I don’t think the Star Wars mini figs realized she was just handing out chocolate peppermint kisses!

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Day 18:

A sad day!  Sparkle flew home with Santa tonight but not before she left a goodbye letter to the kids and some special presents she made for Jake!  (He asked for some clothes for Christmas and since Sparkle is a seamstress elf he thought he would ask her if she could make them for him!  How sweet!)

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Did you keep up with Sparkle on Instagram at #jroxdesignselfontheshelf?  Well next time don’t miss a thing!  To see what kind of craziness is going on in our family and special behind the scenes sneak peaks follow us on Instagram at @jroxdesigns!

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Want to see what kind of adventures Sparkle’s friends got into this Christmas?  Link up with me at Lil Blue Boo!

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I’m Baacck! And Christmas Day Festivities!

I’m baaacckkkk!!!  Did you miss me??  I missed each and every one of you!  I have to confess that by the middle of December I was in over my head with Christmas orders and found myself needing to concentrate on finishing them up and trying to spend what extra time I had with my family.  I know it’s been awhile since I last checked in but I’m so thankful that you are all still here and I promise I have tons of fun tutorials coming up so you better stick around!  We had family in town until yesterday so I do believe that it is time to get back to normal posting again.  Christmas is always such a fun time in our house and I thought I would share a few photos from this year’s craziness with you today!

After telling her “No! Put that back!” for almost a month, Emma Grace was so excited to finally be able to rip open those presents!

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Mommy did help a little bit!

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You see there was the four of us, my Mom and Dad, my sister, brother-in-law, nephew, Grandpa and this year my cousin came to join us!  With all eleven of us the gift giving festivities went on for ever!  Did I mention this pile was just my brother-in-law’s and a small portion of Emma Grace’s pile?

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This little guy was so excited!  He had been counting down for weeks!

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The best part of Christmas day is just being able to spend time with the family and not having to worry about anything.

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Having four generations under one roof is a pretty amazing thing!

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As parents some of the best gifts we can get is something handmade from our babies!

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We all got plenty of new fashionable clothes.

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Emma Grace even got some new hot shoes to go with her furry vest!

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And every little girl needs a pair of pink boots too!

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Jake got one heck of a cool new bike!

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Thank goodness I still have some time before I have to add a certain someone to my phone plan.

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There were so many reasons to smile! Sometimes it was a new doll..

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…or tickets to a game

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…or maybe that oscillating edge belt/spindle sander you have been asking for for the last three years.

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I am so thankful that I have been blessed with the most amazing family.

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Did you all have a fabulous holiday season?  Did you stay home or did you travel long distances to be with your families?

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Sparkle the Elf’s Adventures Continue!

Sparkle the Elf continues to bring joy and laughter to our house every day!  Come check out what she has been up to this week!

Day 5:

Sparkle got dressed up for dinner!  Can you find her?  It took Jake half the day to find her!

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Day 6:

Sparkle decided it was time to do some Christmas cookie baking so she brought out all the ingredients to make our favorites!

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Day 7:

Silly Sparkle…zip lines are for OUTSIDE!

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Day 8:

Sparkle couldn’t wait for Jake to get home after a night away!

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Day 9:

There is nothing quite like some ice-cold strawberry milk!

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Day 10:

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?  Not Sparkle!

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Day 11:

Uh oh!  It appears someone had a little too much fun last night!

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Follow all of Sparkle’s shenanigans on Instagram at #jroxdesignselfontheshelf

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Want to see what Sparkle’s friends are up to?  Link up with me at Lil Blue Boo!

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Sparkle the Elf Has Arrived!

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We have a new house guest for the holiday season!

Last week Santa dropped by our house while the children were fast asleep to bring a new friend!  Jake had been talking about how a couple of his friends had elves that stayed at their homes during the holidays and he wanted to know why we didn’t have one at our home.  Well, earlier this month Mommy had written a note to Santa telling him how much it would really mean to Jake to have one of his very special elves come and stay with us and Santa said “Of course!”

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Santa left a story book and a letter to Jake telling him about how he never sent an elf to our home before because he knew that Jake was always on his best behavior and that he never feared he would be on the naughty list.  He went on to tell Jake that now that he is a big brother he has to teach his baby sister all about the magic of Christmas and the importance of always being good!  It didn’t take Jake long to decide on the perfect name for her…Sparkle!  So far she is settling in nicely and seems to be having lots of fun.  We can’t wait to share with you all of her adventures this Christmas!

Day 1:

On Sparkle’s first day with us she was a little shy and we found her hiding behind the ornaments on the mantle!

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Day 2:

Now known as “Sparkle the Seamstress Elf” it only took her one day to settle in and feel comfortable enough to make herself a new skirt!  Pretty stylish if you ask me!  If your elf is in need of a little style stay tuned later this week when I’ll give you a tutorial on how I’m sure Sparkle made her skirt!

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Day 3:

Uh oh!  Sparkle is at it with the scissors again.  Jake wasn’t quite sure what to do when he woke up!

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Day 4:

It must have been a late night last night because Sparkle brought home chocolate sprinkle donuts and put out the hot chocolate for us this morning!

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Follow all of Sparkle’s shenanigans on Instagram at #jroxdesignselfontheshelf

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Want to see what Sparkle’s friends are up to?  Link up with me at Lil Blue Boo!

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Gearing Up For The Holidays!

Have you missed us this week?  We have missed you guys!  We are taking a bit of time over here to catch up lots of things.  We have been working on some important paperwork.

We have also been busy editing photos and getting ready for holiday photo sessions!  If you are local and interested in booking a session email me at amber@jroxdesigns.com for availability!

Not to mention we have been doing some late night sewing getting ready to add some new goodies in our shop.  We are working on getting all sorts of great holiday gifts for new Moms, babies and toddlers ready for you guys to enjoy.

Although Thanksgiving is just a week away I know a lot of you are already getting ready for Christmas and the blog world is overflowing with lots of great ideas for the holiday season.  We too will be starting to share our holiday inspiration right after Thanksgiving.  In the mean time we are going to be focusing on spending time with our family and remembering of all the things we are thankful for and we hope you will too!