Hey, guess what? NYC is super busy and full of people. NYC on a Saturday in the month of December is a whole new animal. Have you ever seen the documentaries on Elephants during the warm season when the water dries up and they all stampede for miles and miles heading for the same little stream of water? Then the camera pans out and all you see are thousands of elephants shoulder to shoulder for miles and miles, pushing and shoving to try to move just an inch closer to the water? Yeah NYC on a Saturday in December is kind of like that.
Pictures? HA! There is no room or time to turn the camera on and aim, much less focus. This is the lone picture of the husband and I (thanks Mom for being brave enough to stand still for more than 3 seconds!) The blur is minimal so I will take it.
You see this tree? It's the stream with the water.
Eventually you just throw your camera in the air and wave it like you just don't care.
And maybe you will get lucky and get a decent shot to share with all your bloggers!
I feel a panic as i post this "gift wish list" for myself. I mean how do i stop adding items to this list? I am literally anxious to hit the publish button because i just know as soon as I do something even more fantastic will appear for me to want.
And then feeling that way makes me feel small and shallow, like a bad person who has completely lost the magic that is Christmas. But just as quickly I remember that most likely if any of this is purchased it will be by me, with the money i busted my butt to earn. Money that is left over because my bills are paid, my savings has been added too and my loved ones are taken care of.
Then i realize the gift is that i am so very proud of myself.
And i deserve it.
Getting to a point in life where you realize you are worth it is huge. And if I'm going to stand proud in this part of my life then I deserve to look good doing it :)
It's time for me to brag about all of my Christmas Decor!
Don't worry... i won't make you look at allllll my Christmas funnery (i made that word up but it just works right?) Here is a highlight of some of "My Favorite Things" Yes, that would be a witty holiday inspired comment if I believed that "My Favorite Things" was a Christmas song but NO. Don't. Get. Me. Started. on that. That is a beautiful Sound Of Music track, NOT a Christmas song. Ok before I get off topic...
Look at me! I re-purposed! Whoop, whoop! (*hands are raising roofs*)
Do you have any Christmas Decor from your childhood that stands out? These three angels embody Christmas from my childhood; Mom had them on prominent display every year and the beautiful fuchsia feather skirts would mesmerize me for hours. It meant the world to me when Mom handed them down to me last year and now I make sure to have a special spot for them in my home (i.e. away from my lunatic cat and dog.)
I don't think my Christmas Tree has a chance against Luna this year:
Cats are a mischievous animal, yet they intrigue us. They judge us and we love them. They are fickle and think themselves better than us. We reward them with love and kisses. It's quite the enigma, Cat love.
I think this quote captures it perfectly.
“If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's what people remember.”
So excited for this new link-up! It's called D.A.S.H. and it stands for Deals And Steals blog Hop. Basically its a catch can for all the great deals bloggers have found lately! I.E. Shopper heaven! Go check it out!
Today I am letting loose the second installment of my Holiday Shopper Series! I hope this will help those like me who have limited budgets find fashionable gifts for those they love this Christmas!
(and trust me it is OK to love yourself)
Today I am featuring my ModCloth finds. So many really cute finds under $30 ladies! Take advantage of these fun vintage fashions!
I love the edginess they bring to an outfit and find the idea of pairing them up with an otherwise sweet look irresistible. I do think that this look is definitely a trend though and one that will pass probably sooner rather than later.
Such is the conundrum of fashion today.
Instead of sitting here pouting in my plain old non spiky boots I decided to do some research and see if I could find some cheaper alternatives to these looks that will allow me to participate in the style without busting my budget.
I don't have spending guilt when i indulge in fast moving trends on the cheap!
Links to all options are available below the picture.