Christmas is just around the corner. Stockings are being hung, strings of lights are being untangled, and the Wally World moose cups are being filled with holiday cheer. Years ago, I thought it would be fun to get a kitschy Santa to add to our holiday decor. I found a great plastic blow-mold Santa from the 70's at an antique store, and the seed of a new collection was … [Read more...] about It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
So, now I'm a Hallmark ornament collector. Ugh. Seriously, how could I not collect these things when they keep coming out with items that I have to have for my Christmas tree year after year? Have you seen what they are offering up this year? Here's what I've got (so far). The classic Batman ornaments are strong this year. There is a black Batmobile kiddie car … [Read more...] about I’m a Hallmark ornament collector. There, I said it.
The League of Extraordinary Bloggers took some time to remember some past Christmases and shared a few of those memories… Nerd Out with Me That Yellow Duck Cool & Collected Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks Junk Fed Adventures of a Geeky Vixen Garage Sale of Awesome Be sure to visit all these great sites and leave a comment or two. Everybody loves … [Read more...] about The League has spoken: Ghosts of Christmas Past
After getting married, my wife and I were excited to have our very first Christmas together in our new house. We went all out with the decorations and cookies, wanting to make it a Christmas to remember. All our lives, we had been subjected to plastic artificial trees that our parents always dragged out of the attic after Thanksgiving. Well, we weren't going to have any of that … [Read more...] about They Came Upon a Midnight Clear
The Christmas spirit is still going strong with this week's challenge for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers... — Tell a Christmas story from your past. — Once you put up a post on your site add a comment below with the URL. Next Monday, I will put up a post here on Cool & Collected with a list of all the contributing blogs. Once that list is posted, if you … [Read more...] about This week’s assignment from the League: Ghosts of Christmas Past
The League of Extraordinary Bloggers has been pretty nice this year, which is a good thing, because we want a lot of expensive stuff! Come on Santa, don't make us angry -- you won't like us when we're angry. Here's what we hope is filling Santa's sleigh this Christmas... Erik Johnson Pop Rewind Cool & Collected D.I. Treasures The Nerd Nook Traveling … [Read more...] about The League has spoken: Christmas Wishes
Christmas is fast-approaching, and this is the time of year when we dog-ear and circle items on page after page of the Sears wish list catalog mom brought home from the mall, right? Well, maybe that's not how it works anymore, but I do fondly remember those days. Now, it's a bunch of scrolling and clicking and BAM! there's your list all neat and tidy. Making a wish list as a … [Read more...] about I’m putting out a Bounty for this Hunter, and more…
Who doesn't love the thrill and anticipation of a good old-fashioned Advent Calendar? Poe Ghostal and ItsAllTrue.net put out the call to the toy collecting community and assembled an awesome countdown of action figures for your entertainment. Some of the contributing sites include Pixel Dan, 16Bit, Infinite Hollywood, the Robots Pajamas, Nerditis, Battlegrip, Kastor's Korner, … [Read more...] about 2013 Toy Advent Calendar