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. 🙂

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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? 😉

Christmas Sweaters Day 4 & Christmas Nachos

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Not everyone celebrates Christmas with jewel-toned reds and greens. In some places in the world, bright colors are used because December is a warm summer month. If you live in one of these places, I want you to know that there is a sweater for you. There’s a Christmas sweater for everyone.

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To celebrate our southern friends, I made a platter of Christmas nachos for dinner. Okay, these are not really Christmas nachos made with love while thinking of others. These are delicious nachos made with only me in mind. Me, me, me. I am so selfish. I hope I’m not on the naughty list this year. Do you think Santa could be bribed with some nachos?

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! 

Christmas Velvet Vest

Today, Jono’s parents came for the holidays and got to see our house for the first time. They brought lots of presents and sweet treats. I was very excited. I couldn’t help but giving a few high kicks and shaking some gifts.

I asked my in-laws which vest I should wear over my new striped shirt today, and they both voted for this one. The buttons are a particular favorite of mine even though they are very difficult to maneuver. Family coming over just means that the big day is getting closer! Are you getting excited for Christmas?!

The First Day of Christmas Sweaters 2016

I’m getting a late start on my Christmas sweaters because we just moved. It took a while to dig out all of my winter clothing, and it was really hard to get motivated in November when it still felt like summer here in the south. However, December is here, and I am officially another year older. A new house and a birthday call for a new sweater, right? 


Teddy bears skiing? Um, yes, please! I could not pass this sweet sweater up when I saw it in the toasty, warm months of summer. 


Here’s the back:


I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t done my nails in weeks. You guys all know how serious that is! However, these pictures are really making me regret not having matching teddy bear nails. Well, there’s always next year! What will I wear tomorrow? Not even I know that! 

Mani Monday: Wet ‘n Wild Fresh White Creme & Fingerpaints Psychdelic Pop

 

Hello, friends! Did you have a happy Easter? I sure did. We went to church, dyed eggs, ate a delicious meal (ham, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, green salad, and ice cream with strawberries), watched a movie, and played games. I pretty much had the time of my life!

We watched the new Left Behind movie starring Nicolas Cage on Netflix. This movie got a lot of flack on my Facebook feed, but we liked it. It was entertaining, and ol’ Nic C. is always good. Also, my husband and I thought the special effects were great. Whether or not you believe in the rapture, it’s still a fun Sunday afternoon watch. (Personally, I think people should not be focused on the end times. The important thing is what we celebrate on Easter: Jesus’ death and resurrection, which pays for our sins.)

I had a fresh manicure to match my new-to-me Easter dress for church. It’s a hot pink gingham Lilly Pulitzer I found at Goodwill. I love to shop at thrift stores! Do you? I’m thinking about starting a series about my thrift store finds as I am trying to revitalize my wardrobe. Would you be interested in reading a series like that?

Anyway, back to my mani. The white is French White Creme by Wet ‘n Wild. This white usually wears for about three days. It takes three coats to become opaque, otherwise it is streaky. The pink dots are Psychedelic Pop by Fingerpaints. I really like this color. It is opaque and bright. It also has good wear time. I would definitely recommend it.

Have a happy Monday!