Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Christmas Things

It's the holiday season! (In case you haven't noticed). It's 1:30 in the afternoon and I'm still in my pajamas. I've had dessert with every meal for the past two days, and stuffed myself until I felt like I couldn't move at each meal. We're at my in laws this weekend, then go to my mom/sisters/dads on Wednesday. I'm gonna need some bigger pants!

It's all part of the holidays though. I kind of expect to be miserably full, not shower for a day and a half or so, and prepare myself to be entirely more lazy than any person should. That's what it's all about, right?

Anyway, just thought I'd share a few of my favorite things from this holiday season. There's definitely more than 4 things, but since I'm blogging from east TN, I couldn't photograph the rest of my favorite Christmas things. Hope you enjoy! Happy Holidays to you!

1. Sparkly Bird ornaments I bought 4 packages of these sweet glittery birds at Walgreens, two boxes of silver and two gold. The boxes had 10 birds each, and they were 2 for $5! SCORE! 2. Frasier Fir Household Cleaner Spray (by Thymes) This is the very first Christmas of my life that I haven't had a real tree. We've been so busy this year, I guess we're lucky to have even put one up! But I do love my white tree, surprisingly enough. Anyway, this Frasier Fir spray smells exactly like the tree I'm used to having in my house at Christmas. Warm, cozy, amazingly delightful, and only $10! I got it at a cute store in downtown Franklin (TN), and I can't think of the name of it right now. But it was one of the only shops open the night before Dickens Christmas. And it was only 5:30. Two weeks before Christmas. Why do stores do that? Stay open, and we'll shop!! 3. True Shimmer Peppermint Chapstick YUM! And pretty. And tingly! My lips were dry one day when I was standing in line at the grocery store, so I just grabbed the least ugly chap stick on the stand, and what a surprise! It's so nice! Not too glittery like most cheap chap sticks normally are, and incredibly refreshing! Although, I wouldn't sleep in it. I put it on one night before bed, and my lips were pretty dry the next morning. But it's perfect for day time! $2 at your local chap stick vending store. Makes a great stocking stuffer! 4. Decorative Lighted Branches I got these cuties at the beginning of the season at one of my favorite places known as Target. They're indoor/outdoor, and I had planned on lining them down my walkway outside, but due to Airstream electrical wiring issues, my front outlet wasn't working. So I just stuck some beads in one of my glass hurricanes and hung a few candy canes. I think the twigs were originally $20, but I bought them on sale for $15/four!

What are a few of your favorite Christmas things?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Vintage Inspired Christmas iPhone Wall Paper

I was out thrifting the other day when I came across this pretty vintage Christmas bowl.

There was only one, but I thought I could use it for candy or something, so I bought it. I liked the simplicity of the design so much I thought I would draw it in Illustrator and make it in to a festive iPhone wallpaper, just for you! Hope you enjoy!

Here ya go!