Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Giveaway.

I am still under lots of paper and report cards here--does it ever end? I wish I had more time in the day. My last report card took me 8 hours to complete!!! Almost an hour per subject area--remember I work with homeschoolers so I have to sum up all their learning from countless e-mails, phone calls and portfolios. Because each homeschooler follows a different program each student offers a whole new adventure when it comes to a report card--especially if it is new material that I am not familiar with. I have to research it first and follow through the scope and sequence before I can even attempt to grade the material. Don't get me wrong, I love my job :) but report cards are always tedious because I have to mark off specific learning outcomes. This is an example of a learning outcome:
-compare familiar plants according to similarities and differences in appearance and life cycles (Grade 3 Science). See isn't that fun? Grade 3 science has 11 outcomes so imagine how thrilling it is to comment under each of them.

So although I am not posting a card today and because you endured my teacher shop talk, I have a treat in store. Today's giveaway is something for those masculine cards...it's called You're A Classic (check it out!!!) from the Mona Lisa Collection at Cornish Heritage Farms. If you want to see cards using this set be sure to check out the CHF gallery. I just love the set.

All you need to do to enter the giveaway is tell me what you are getting one of the men in your life for the holiday season: your hubby, brother, dad, son, boyfriend, boss etc. If you aren't celebrating the holiday season you can share what you bought him for his birthday.

I will post the winner on Friday so you have two days to write me a post! See you then.

Hugs,

Alli

78 comments:

Cindy said...

My son and I had the wonderful opportunity to go up in a helicopter last summer. I found him a remote control helicopter that looks like the one we went up in that will be under the tree for him. Oh how I need masculine stamps:)

Kathy E said...

I am getting my husband a pair of boots he has been wanting but wouldn't splurge on for himself--I know he'll be surprised!

Lyn S said...

I haven't got my hubby a Christmas present yet, but for his birthday a few weeks ago I bought him tickets to a velodrome cycling event....which he loved!! (He is soo hard to buy for).

I'd love to win that stamp for his cards...he has a 1956 chevy, so I'd have to buy some chevy stamps too!

travelingmama said...

I just started homeschooling my daughter (we live in Morocco) so I feel some of your pain! Thankfully she's only in 1st grade material so I can still keep up! LOL!

I bought my husband an ipod. He's going to freak! I can't wait to see his face!

Mary Duffek said...

Good luck with report cards. =)
I am getting my boys a camera. They are at the right age to start capturing moments. =)
Thanks for a chance to win!

StampinCathy said...

My DH is getting tickets to the YES concert with a LIMO. This is his favorite group ever. Tonight's the night of the concert. Thanks so much for a chance at this sweet stamp set.

Amy said...

I'm a teacher at a public school, so I know all the work teachers go to. I can relate! I have absolutely NO Christmas shopping done, and was thinking of just telling my husband that I am getting him a baby (our first will be born in March) and that that should be good enough!

Barbara DeBose said...

I got my hubby 3 comic books he needed for his collection. We're not talking about the ones that cost a $.10...... ;)

queenSCRAPalot said...

I am putting together a golf gift basket for my husband...gift certificates for rounds of golf at different local courses, golf balls, tees, you get the picture.

Betty said...

Since my hubby bought a new tractor this summer, he's getting a few small things...pocketknife, book, etc.

I'm a second grade teacher in a public school and will be getting report cards prepared before the holidays. They've made it a lot easier (computer generated report cards) than it used to be 29 years ago (real cards to fill in by hand) when I started teaching! Hey, if I had been a cardmaker back in the day, I would have embellished those report cards:D LOL!!!

GabrielaD said...

I have no clue what to get hubby. Probably a video game. I never know what to get him.

Thanks for the opportunity!!!

Katherine said...

I am giving my 8 yr old son 4 Star Wars themed T-shirts. He loves Star Wars and plays it all the time with his friends so I thought he would love them. Now, if I can just find something equally great for his twin sister all will be good!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Well, aren't you clever - getting shopping ideas from your readers!! No kidding - I'm reading each one for an idea also - my hubby is so hard to buy for - I always cop out and get him a gift certificate to a hobby shop---or how about work socks and underwear-they always need those!!

Janet said...

I'm getting my man an Ipod--he loves music and travels alot so i think he'll like it. I hope so.

wilber9500 said...

I found your blog through PTI and I love you style. Thank you for the inspiration! I pray the rest of the report cards go quickly ;o)

Juanita said...

I am getting my DH a book about anvils. He is into blacksmithing and he has been longing for this book for a long time, so it is pricey and a little hard to come by, but it is on its way here....

Colleen said...

I am getting my husband a couple of games for the Wii that he has been wanting! He will be very happy.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Carolyn Mustopa said...

We do a drawing among the adults in my family, so each person only buys one gift (hah, like that ever really happens!), and this year I got my stepfather. He's super easy -- Beer of the Month Club!

Heather said...

I am getting my dad a gravity pepper mill from William Sonoma. I have not decided for my husband since he is leaving for Afghanistan soon, I want it to be special.Maybe a mini album or something!

Karen said...

My husband and I don't exchange gifts. This may sound silly, but my SIL is a HUGE Elvis fan and I was so happy to find an Elvis calendar for him. I really can't wait for him to open it cause I know he will love it. Sometimes the perfect gift is a little one. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Regan said...

wow- thanks for doing this!!
I got my son a new guitar and I got my hubby some clothes..

Scrapbookmama said...

Let see for my 3 fav. men (DH &2 boys) DH-Gift ceft. to Game Stop he lives in there I SWEAR or in front of the Xbox so I am going to make a cute gift card holder and put it in a bigger box and then another and another... (well you get the point! lol and each one is going to be wrapped up! lol. For the boys I am getting them art supplies as that is what they both want.. sniff,sniff... makes a mama crafter proud! lol... :)

-Ellie

Terri E. said...

I got my hubby a WII. I hope he likes it.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Notes by Nina said...

Good luck with your report cards.
I brought my husband a leather coat he picked out in August.

I love it when I get a list of suggested gifts to work with.

Nina

Heather "Hev" said...

Well this year my brother and nephews were treated to see the Wiggles in concert (my sil and niece too) (The concert was last Sunday and they all had a blast!!)and as a joint present between bro and sil was an ambulance subscription (ambulance cover for a year) nothing overly exciting there but its peace of mind knowing that if its needed they dont have to worry about $$$$.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Heather

Tamara said...

I am getting my dh a guitar and guitar lessons. He loves to sing, and I think this is something he will love to pull out at gatherings with friends.

Karen said...

It's a small gift, but one I am excited about. My ds is always misplacing his car keys and it drives him crazy! (He asked for a key hook for Christmas!) I was out shopping for something totally unrelated and found an electronic key finder. It has an attachment that goes on your key ring and a 'card' type of thing that can be kept in a wallet. And is was on sale 50% off-too cool!
Karen R

linda patti said...

we are getting my SIL 'gators' to wear when he and our DD got snow-shoeing! (they live in NH and are really into the winter sports!
tpatti@alltel.net

patty w said...

Wow..lots involved with the report card process! I do not envy you at all!

I'm way behind on my shopping ! For DH, so far I've gotten him a Carhartt denim coat and boots. DS..he will now be the proud new part owner of a Wii ! I've got lots of stuff to buy in the next week! YIKES !

Thanks for the chance!

Nancy said...

I'll buy my son and husband a present, not sure yet! This is stamp is great, I dont have any men stamps! Thanks for the chance to win!

xiumaiyuki said...

I'm gonna get my hubby a Homedics chair massager for his back. He's been getting occasional back pain lately, and it's worse when he's sick. Hopefully this will help out a little!

Mary Beth said...

I'm getting my husband a new winter coat, and a "pay-as-you-go" phone with plenty of minutes to start him off. He never kept his cell phone on him or even charged when he had one, so I cancelled the service years ago. Now he's ready to 'try' again. He doesn't like to be tied down to a phone!

resmith said...

I love the font on this set!!
I will be getting my husband a new leather jacket. He just recently gotten a Harley so of course this jacket has to go along with it.

Amy said...

For Christmas this year I have bought my hubby cologne, mmmm I love it when he smells yummy, and I bought him a game, ticket to ride. We play a lot of games at our house, and we're always looking for something new and fun to play, and the standard sock and undies and shaving cream for his stocking.

Jean H. said...

Hubby and I don't buy each other gifts--our son is getting an Axe gift set (he hinted he wanted it) along with cash--he's a teenager, so it's hard to find something he wants, so cash is always a good answer.

Marcie S. said...

This year I'm getting my husband an RC Car Action magazine subscription...boring for me- but I'm glad he has a hobby he loves as much as I love mine! And for my son, who is 2, we are getting a Hot Wheels racetrack!!

inkohoots said...

Well my husband told me he needs a new wallet, but that's pretty boring. Oh, I'll get it for him but I also ordered him an Alton Brown book off of Amazon because he loves watching him. Plus there will be a few other little surprises. No big stuff this year because we're strapped.
Chris

Cori S said...

I am getting my husband a router, router table, & all the bits to go with it. I am always telling him how we don't spend enough time together, & he said that if he had a craft, we could spend more time together. He likes to woodcraft & built things, so I know he's gonna love this!!
~Cori S

jackiestamps4fun said...

I'm getting my hubby a new set of scriptures, 'cause that's what he wanted! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anita C said...

My husband wears dress shirts and pants for work and I see that Mark's Work Wearhouse has ironless shirts for sale, so I am going to go and pick up a whole bunch of those. It's something that he needs and also gives me a break.....It's the gift that just keeps on giving :)

Linda w said...

Alli your job sounds so challenging. The men in my life are just getting cash so they can get want they need for their homes. Thank you for the chance to win.

Rosemary said...

We drew names, again, this year in my husband's family. My husband got his dad's name and since I'm the official family shopper, I will be getting my father-in-law some golf balls and a gift card to a pro shop. CHF stamps rocks and so do you Alli!

Stephanie Smith said...

I got my son a cute cookie monster toy that talks when you shake it. He is only 1 so this will entertain him for a while.

Marlou said...

hi Alli, thanks for chance to win :) I think probably aftershave will be on list for my husband and a game for his playstation LOL :) x

ALLY said...

Hi Alli (waving)!
I'm trying to save up for another part of my hubby's tool chest. I sure hope I can get it in time!

Jenn said...

For my hubby I am getting him two sets of books that he has been wanting. And for my dad we are getting him a gift card to Gamestop because he is getting a Wii!

Anonymous said...

This is a 'sock and underwear' kinda Christmas... so... I got him some silky drawers and some white, prestine white, socks! {haa-haa}
Marilyn

Shelly N. said...

I am getting a small inheritance, so after my tithe, my husband is getting a new ATV. He uses is old beat us and barely running ATV that he bought used years ago all over the ranch. It has saved him so many miles on his pickup and even more miles that he might of had to walk. He works so hard and deserves something new and shiny and just exactly what he wants, not what we can afford. (for once)

TinaH said...

I am surprising my DH with a fishing trip with our three grown sons the day after Christmas. Even though the fish probably won't be biting much(they'll be full from Christmas dinner), it is all about the father/sons time! Thanks for asking(and luckily, he won't read this to spoil the surprise) TinaH

Shannon Murdock said...

Hubby and I are taking a trip to Vegas on New Year's day--that is our gift to each other this year and I can't wait to have some husband time!!!

scrappycandy said...

"You're a Classic" I love that sentiment for a card (LOL!). Well, we had a flood on the bottom floor and we are still recovering. So hubby said no presents for him. I did though buy him a shirt (shhhhh!) and I fixed his watch and wrapped it up :). Some years are like this, ya know?

Kim said...

I am getting hubby an orbit sander and some other tools. He loves to build things so these would be perfect for him.

Linda E said...

I'm getting my husband a flexible tripod

Kathy G said...

My brother always loved this picture of my grandparents which was taken before they were married. My Grandpa is in his baseball uniform and he and my Grandma are sitting on the front of an old car (late 1930's). I found the original negative and had a copy of the photo made and framed for him.

Pat (mspfd) said...

My husband and I are doing something different this year. Instead of exchanging individual gifts, we decided to give ourselves a trip to Colonial Williamsburg to experience the wonderful Christmas atmosphere there, see all the beautiful handmade decorations, and share some time just for ourselves. We leave the weekend before Christmas and return just before Christmas Eve to share the holidays with family and friends.

Heidi Gore said...

I bought my husband a Bible that he wanted for Christmas.

Mary Campbell said...

I am buying my husband a new camera. We have a great camera but with a 1 year old grandson by the time we wait for the camera to take a picture he has already moved on. So he needs one that has a faster shutter speed. Thanks for sharing blog candy.

irishchristine said...

I bought my hubby the kitchaid 600 promixer from Macys. He loves to make homemade pasta but hates to kneed the dough all the time. My wonderful son wants wii guitar hero band set with the drums and microphone. Thanks for sharing your candy! LOL

Pamela said...

My husband has lost some weight, so I will probably be getting him some new clothes. Not too exciting but exciting for him. Way to go, honey!

Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day.

pscole3467 at gmail dot com

Yvette said...

My husband is getting a fish for his salt water tank its a fish he has been keeoing his eye on for a while. Yvette

Erin said...

My hubby wants a weight bench. He lifts with a friend and the friend is upgrading, so he wants to buy the used one. Not so much fun because I don't get to surprise him, but it's what he wants!

Shawna said...

My sons will be getting a very personal from-the-heart gift for Christmas this year. I have been working on "life album" scrapbooks for each of them that chronicle their life from birth through their stint in the Navy. I hope they like them!

Julia Diane said...

This is gonna sound corny, but my DH and I have been married 35 years now and we feel that our daily exchange of love and respect for each other are our Christmas gifts to each other. It's so nice to experience Christmas every day!!
Thank you, Ali, for the chance to win this great set... I'm already designing a card in my head for DH.. he is definitely a classic!

Melanie Kuzik said...

Two of my sons are getting shop vacs as they borrow ours and it is never home so solve the problem....now DH is a challenge am stumped maybe stamps..LOL (not really) Have a wonderful Christmas
purplemel2@yahoo.ca

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, my! I still have no idea what to get DH. He is so hard to buy for, because when he wants something, he goes out and buys it - not one to wait.

Chris said...

First born son gets a universal remote for his tv, dvr, stereo, etc. Second born son and his wife are getting an aero bed, they just bought a house. Hope your holidays are merry!

itsterry said...

My sweet husband is getting a flood/work light he was eyeing at Costco . . . and always pistachio nuts for his stocking!

safaricat said...

I bought my Hubby a clothing butler, it is a stand to hang his clothes on and it has a spot for his wallet, cell phone and a place for loose change.
Cheryl in Calgary

aschmackle said...

I bought my father some pajama's and my brother a itune card and turtles, my brother-in-law books.

April Z said...

I got my husband season 4 of Dr. Who on DVD. I haven't been able to get into it myself, but if it makes him happy that's great!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed reading about the homeschool report cards. We are planning to homeschool my granddaughter. My dh and I are not buying gifts this year for one another. We have an opportunity to sponsor a woman from the Sudan to be taken to Uganda and taught how to sew, given a sewing machine and then returned back to Sudan to use her new skills to help her family and earn a living. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great stamp!
Sharon K
pghsharon@comcast.net

Janet Bagnall said...

Alli:

Wow - that is a lot to do to report cards. I love the sentiments from the You're a Classic stamp set - they are extremely masculine. I always have a hard time figuring out what to get my husband for Christmas, but I think this year, I'm going to get him a new trumpet. He was in the band when he was growing up and now that our youngest son is showing some interest in it like our oldest did, he is getting that fever again. It will really be something different.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Have a great evening.

Janet

patti moffett said...

SO EXCITED TO FIND ARAMIS LIFE COLOGNE...DISCONTINUED BY THE COMPANY...ON EBAY...IS HIS FAVORITE AND AM THRILLED TO GIVE HIM SUCH A SURPRISE HE DOES SO MUCH FOR OUR FAMILY AND TO ENCOURAGE ME IN MY WALK WITH THE LORD AND MY MINISTRY
BLESSINGS
PATTI

DeniseLynn said...

Ooooh good question. For me, the adult men in my life are hardest to shop for. My dad and I have not connected well over the past few years (a story for another time) but I have great memories of watching Little House on hte Prarie with him as a little girl ... so this year I am looking forward to giving him an entire season of Little House on DVD. i just know he's going to love it and who knows maybe we can watch some of it together!

Good luck with all those papers.

Janin Huerter said...

I am giving my son a weekend Christmas Christian camp with his best friend. They leave on Friday the 19th for two nights and three days of camp. We live in Texas so it is not as cold as it is up north. They will be riding horses, skeet shooting and learning about Jesus and what Christmas is all about. He thinks it is from Santa. He just recieved a gift under the Christmas tree that was a snow globe with baby Jesus in Marys arms. There was a letter in there explaining to him what Santa is giving him. HE WAS SO EXCITED!!! It is the perfect gift. Santa had to give it to him early because the camp is before Christmas. It turned out perfect.

Anonymous said...

Well, my husband has a habit of seeing something and buying it for himself. But, this year I have managed to get a bunch of his favorite things. There is an Iowa Hawkeye book that he has not seen and I splurged and bought it! It is a limited edition and he will spend many hours drooling over it. He needed new jammies and I found some Green Bay Packers ones which I think he will laugh at but I bet I see him wear them! The shirt for sure since it looks like a T-shirt. He loves socks, esp. argyle so each year I buy him at least one pair. This year I found a three different colors on sale. He has had a tough year with his job and I decided this holiday he deserves a bit of fun so I think some of these presents will help his mood. Plus, my mom used to make him his favorite cookies and I am going to surprise him and make them an wrap them up so he won't know I made them. Maybe I can throw in another little fun thing too that is not expected. I decided he needs something different and fun for sure. Maybe if I made a project with the stamp you offering - that would be fun too. He loves to imitate Elvis and I bought a couple of Elvis stamps so maybe I can make something fun with them too. I just want him to know I really appreciated all he did for my parents and myself when they were very sick and died. He really went way and beyond belief!

Thanks for sharing all your great stuff.

Chris R. from Iowa

Lisa said...

i am getting my hubby a night out at the melting pot...babysitter already lined up! ;) lisa k in tx

Lynnette said...

I'm getting pj's for my 2 nephews.