Holly Jolly Christmas Cards

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As you may have surmised, I am an old-fashioned lady. I like wearing vintage Christmas sweaters. I like being grumpy and complaining about my health. However, the thing I like most of all is handwritten letters. One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is getting cards from all of our friends and family. My husband hates getting newsletters, but I love those most of all. Instead of dishing gossip, these letters are full of actual news: new babies, new degrees, new jobs. I love it!

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So go ahead and send me your braggiest brags. I’ll be waiting at my mailbox in anticipation while wearing my striped pajamas topped with my holly sweater vest. ūüôā

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Christmas Sweater #6: Teddy Bears on the Slopes

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Sometimes you might feel like the world is against you. Life is hard, and you don’t know what to do. In times like these, you need to think about teddy bears freestyling on the slopes.

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These guys and gals are serious about carving the powder, bro.

(P.S. I’ve never skied before. Am I using these ski terms correctly?)

Day 5 Christmas Sweaters: Mix-and-Match

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During the holiday season, it’s hard to keep up with all of the outfits you’ll need to wear to Christmas parties and various get-togethers. This is the perfect time to buy mix-and-match separates.

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Here’s what you do:

  1. Go to Wal-Mart
  2. Buy sweatpants and sweatshirts in red, white, and green
  3. Paint sweatshirts with puffy paint
  4. Wear different combinations of aforementioned sweatpants and sweatshirts
  5. Feel sexy and confident in your new mix-and-match wardrobe
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Blinking during picture taking or batting my eyelashes sexily? You decide.

There are endless ways you can wear your new wardrobe! My husband finds me especially attractive when I wear these versatile cotton-polyester blend pants. He says sweet things to me like, “How many days in a row are you going to wear your red sweatpants?” and “Do you have to wear your sweatpants so high?” There’s nothing like keeping the spark alive during the holidays, right? ūüėČ

The 7th Day of Christmas Sweaters

I have something special to share with you. It’s my Christmas sweater stash. Once winter has ended, I gently tuck my sweaters in for a warm weather hibernation. These are my sweater storage boxes. 


Now you know the secret behind the magic! 

The 4th Day of Christmas Sweaters

Okay, technically this is a sweatshirt, but I still count it. My husband bought this sweatshirt with matching red sweatpants for my birthday back when we were dating. He now regrets it. He especially complains about the baggy sweatpants. What can I say? They are very comfortable and have pockets!

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Well, I have a crazy hard Thomas Kincade puzzle and a cuppa ginger tea waiting for me, so I better go. Happy holidays!

The ___ Days of Christmas Sweaters

It’s after midnight, but I’m up blogging because¬†I’m a little behind on my Christmas sweater posts. I have a few excuses though. First of all, I don’t even know how many sweaters I have this year because I haven’t unpacked them all yet. Second, I’ve had a little problem with renewing my driver’s license. Apparently, my state birth certificate is not proof of my citizenship anymore because I’m adopted. Ugh. Anyway, I mostly have it straightened out now, but it is a lot of legal jargon to wade through (and the people at the DMV are not only unhelpful but also irksome as they have been making up laws that don’t exist). Anyway, here are two Christmas sweaters.

I can testify to how comfy it is to have a fur collar on your sweater in the winter. Who needs a scarf when your sweater is already keeping your neck warm for you. Think of how haughty you can be when you see people wearing two garments when they could be only wearing one!

You can tell I’m ready for bed in this picture.¬†Also, my lips are zombie-colored from the lip cream I got in my advent calendar. However, I wanted you to see our new cat! Her name is Trudy. The animal shelter said that she was three, so we thought we were bringing home a mellow and mature cat. We were wrong. The vet said that Trudy is probably around one year old, and Trudy started acting like a kitten as soon as she stopped taking her antibiotics. I thought we had trained her to stay off the counter tops, but I have already caught her back on them again twice today.¬†Thus¬†far she hasn’t ruined anything or eaten any of our people food, so I think we are doing a good job of training of her. Anyway, I hope you’re enjoying your December! Trudy and I both say goodnight!

Merry Christmas: The Christmas Sweater Finale

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It’s here! The 20th Day of Christmas Sweaters is here! I know you’re all psyched for this day. Also, this day is a celebration of the birth of Jesus. As you can see, I get lots of¬†presents¬†on this day.

It’s been a pretty good year for finding amazing sweaters. Let’s take a quick¬†look back at the last few weeks:

That’s pretty awesome¬†(even if I do say so myself).¬†There are a few pictures more than twenty because I wanted to show off the details of some the sweaters. It’s been really fun celebrating the Christmas season with festive knitwear once again. Thank you all for joining me. I can’t wait to wear them all again next year.

Anyway, I hope you’re enjoying your Christmas. May God bless us, every one!

Day 19: Father Christmas and Faux Fur

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Happy Christmas Eve! I’ve been saving a special new sweater for this day. Faux fur, pearl beads, and wooden buttons! Oh my! I’m pretty sure that the guy on my sweater is Father Christmas, but there’s an 8% chance that he is actually the Ghost of Christmas present. I’m accessorizing Father Christmas with some Christmas tree earrings I bought last spring. They were clearanced down to $3.

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Definitely worth $3

I had to take this sweater off as soon as we finished taking pictures because it is 80 degrees here today. This is the hottest Christmas Eve I’ve ever had. Is it warm where you are? I love the cold, so I’m pretty bummed about this weather. I especially can’t wear my sweaters when it’s this hot! ūüė¶

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Day 18: Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays

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It’s pretty close to Christmas, folks! To celebrate I’m wearing a brand new (to me) sweater with a fuzzy Santa. He makes me feel festive. He also makes me feel a little dizzy in this hot and humid weather. I did not wear him for long.

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Many¬†of you are planning on going to your childhood home for the holidays. My parents retired to Arizona when I was in college, but my husband’s parents still live in the house he grew up in. He loves to go home and play video games on his favorite couch. My favorite part of going to anyone’s home for the holidays are all the Christmas goodies. I know Santa Claus would agree. I love to eat everything from cheese popcorn to chocolate covered Oreos. What are your favorite Christmas goodies?

The 17th Day of Christmas Sweaters: The Christmas Goose

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Whenever we spend Christmas with the in-laws, we make sure to go see the Christmas show at The Carolina Opry. Jono and I both love music, and The Carolina Opry has amazing singers and musicians. They also have beautiful Christmas decorations.

 

Pretty, right? It was very¬†crowded as you can see. I didn’t take any pictures during the show because it’s annoying when the person in front of you is taking pictures during the show. (Those pictures aren’t going to turn out well! Just put your phone down, okay? Also, it’s worse when people use their¬†iPads.)

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Anyway, I wore a brand new sweater today. It features a delicious Christmas goose. Okay, I have never eaten a Christmas goose. Have you? Have you ever been to The Carolina Opry? Let me know in the comments!