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Egg on My Face, Star on the Tree

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My very first Vlog attempt taught me that what goes on in my head isn’t always what actually comes out on the screen. Go figure. But it’s a trade-off. I learned a few things about lighting and video editing from mistakes I made, but I got my tree decorated!

Christmas is certainly much more than a decorated house or tree. Even more than the memories of yearly traditions. And I know that. But I also love the excuse to indulge in our yearly ladder climbs and light untangling and tree fluffing. If nothing else, my kids are going to remember joy during the Christmas season, on all levels.
Can you think of some unlikely things that ended up sparking good memories?


Oh and before I forget, you can visit Katie Ganshert, Keli Gwyn, and Lynne Gentry at their respective websites. They’ve got some great vlogs!
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

19 thoughts on “Egg on My Face, Star on the Tree

  1. Thanks! I will definitely do this again!

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  2. Very gutsy putting yourself out there like that, Marji. I'm not quite there yet. Kudos to you!

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  3. What an AWESOME idea, Marji!! I think we need to do this sometime in a2z. All of us. *gulp* Maybe all of YOU and not me. 😉

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  4. Hee Hee! Lynne, you're just saying that because I give you chocolate! Tee Hee!

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  5. LOVED your Vlog! You're so Vchic! Thanks for the wonderful shoutout! You're the one the writing world should be watching!

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  6. Oh, ya'll are too kind! But sooo encouraging! Thanks so much!

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  7. You are so adorable! I love listening to you. I'm stinking on visiting blogs lately. 😦

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  8. Ohhh, I love this, Marji! It's so funny – I feel like we spend so much time reading each other's words, but we don't know what everyone sounds like! It was wonderful to get a glimpse into your tree-decorating process, and to hear you speak.

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  9. I was here before but the video wouldn't play. I was so excited when I came back and it worked.I loved your vlog!! You did great, Marji! How sweet of you to let us in to your world at such a precious time. Your tree is awesome! And what a beautiful family!

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  10. Thanks so much, gals! I sure learned a LOT! And now I know how to make it public, too! (Thanks, Keli!)

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  11. Aw! Love it! What a personality, girl! Thanks so much for the vlog shout out. Aren't vlogs the greatest!?

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  12. Marji–hope you can hear my applause! Wonderful and joyful vlog! Loved visiting with your family! Hugs, Rita

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  13. Yay, Marji! Your persistence paid off. The vlog is now viewable. You done good!!! =)What fun to see and hear you. Your lovely personality shines through. It was great to get a glimpse of your family enjoying one of your Christmas traditions.

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  14. Bummer! Can't see it.

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  15. Well I really do have egg on my face! For some reason, Youtube won't save my changes to make it viewable. I'll keep trying and post when I get it up! So sorry for the false advertising. Bummer!

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  16. Sorry, Marji. I tried to view the Vlog, but I just got a message saying "This video is private." When it comes to computers, I somehow frequently manage to get unintended results.

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  17. Marji, I'm eager to see your first vlog. Unfortunately, it appears this one was uploaded to YouTube as a "private" video. There is a box at the bottom up the upload screen you have to uncheck since the default setting is "private."

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  18. Hi Marji. I clicked on your video but it said it was private, just so you know!

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