Candy, Candy Canes, Candy Corns and Syrup.

Hello my little snow angels!

UGH is it Christmas yet?! As of today there are officially 17 more days until Christmas. I KNOW, I’M EXCITED TOO!

But seriously, how is your shopping going? I am about halfway done with my list and somehow I have already spent hundreds of dollars. Yes, that was plural.

Christmas is a big deal to my family, as is basically every holiday [including Valentine’s Day]. My sister, and baby of the family, is only 10 so we still celebrate St.Nick in good old child-style fashion. The whole family sleeps over my parents house and then we all wake up at SEVEN IN THE MORNING to open presents. We eat candy out of our stockings for breakfast and we take turns opening presents from the MASSIVE pile under the Christmas tree. We are super serious. After we are done with our round robin present opening, we all lie down on the floor until we have to leave fifteen minutes later. The family caravans over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house to visit the less enthused family members. Here we eat ham [I do not], talk politics [I do not], and exchange presents [ok, I do that]. Then I go home and nap.

Day 6: The gift for the friend who had a baby and she’s the only one you know so you should spoil them while you have the chance.

Um. How adorable are these?! Generally speaking, I am an Ugg hater. I am also a hypocrite. I am also lazy. I own a pair of Uggs that I whip out in the winter because I am too lazy to lace up boots. I hate myself while I am wearing them, for a few reasons:

#1. They are ugly

#2. I blend in so well with the masses I can’t find myself

#3. They aren’t waterproof

Regardless, these bitty baby booties are so cute you could just buy them for yourself and keep them creepily in a drawer. These adorable baby digs will run you a pretty penny, around $50. Think of it this way, babies don’t walk, so when you force your friend to give them back to you as a hand-me-down, they will be as good as new! Just kidding! [Is she?]

Happy Shopping!

-A

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I just like to smile, smiling is my favorite

Hello my tiny candy canes,

The other day my darling friend Sarah and I were on our way to Zumba despite our qualms with the teacher [a story for another time…]. As we were chatting away, I found myself quite parched and asked Sarah if she had any water. Sarah happily handed me her water bottle and I was met with something magical.

Day 5: The gift for that exerciser in your life…[or the one with the unquenchable thirst]

Say hello to the Camelbak Better Bottle. This colorful friend is the most amazing thing ever. I love this water bottle so much that I went out this past weekend to the nearest sporting goods store and slapped my panda debit card down on the counter, anxious to own. This bottle is revolutionary, I will fill you in. Unlike the majority of water bottles, this tall drink of water [see what I did there?] has a straw, making drinking a breeze. The straw attaches to the mouthpiece which is an amazing invention on its own. The mouthpiece is similar to a baby bottle top. It is a rubber nozzle that you must bite on to get the water out. Although this sounds like more work than your average water bottle, it is amazing. It is perfect for those times where you are active and don’t feel like spilling water all over your body, ie on the treadmill, hiking, elipticallizing, etc. This pretty little number will run you around $14 retail, and it is worth every penny. I am in love with mine, fall in love with yours! Err..IT’S A GIFT, REMEMBER!

psh.

-A