Posted on Nov 21, 2014 | 0 comments
Call me crazy, but I love ugly Christmas sweaters! Not only are they festive, but they remind me of all the…..let’s say, “eclectic” outfits that my late grandmother would wear around the holidays. For instance, her plaid, red & green, polyester pant suit set was her pride & joy go to outfit for Christmas Eve! I suppose when I was really young, I didn’t think anything about it, but as I became older I realized what a, “WOW GRAMS” outfit it really was. So, when I see ugly Christmas sweaters I can’t help but think of all the wonderful times I had with my grandparents growing up, and really that’s what Christmas is all about, being with your family & friends and making memories that will last a lifetime. Now comes the fun part, I thought that I would share some of my favorite Ugly Christmas Sweater picks, and hopefully they will give you a laugh, help you remember past Christmases, or maybe you just might want to keep the tradition going by getting one for yourself. (That’s if your brave) LOL
Digital Dudz Crackling Fireplace Knit Ugly Christmas Sweater
This digital crackling fire Ugly Christmas Sweater is so cool! You basically download the FREE app, slide your phone in the see through fireplace, and it comes alive! How fun is that? It’s available at Costumes4less.com with free shipping over $50 and they have a guaranteed price match if you find it cheaper somewhere else. Love that!
Men’s 8 Bit Santa Ugly Christmas Sweater
Ho! Ho! Ho! This sweater totally reminds me of my grandmother’s plaid Christmas outfit. It’s so ugly its beautiful. Amazon.com
Women’s Ugly Cat Sweater with Bells
Well….I suppose if you’re a cat lover this Ugly Kitty Christmas sweater makes total sense. I love this cat’s grumpy face and the bells look like hair balls to me. LOL (TipsyElves.com)
Bucktooth Rudolph Sweater Dress
This Bucktooth reindeer is ugly but cute. I love the length, and you could really glam it up by wearing these sparkle leggings that come in regular and plus sizes. (Amazon.com)
Faux Real Men’s Ugly Cardigan with Tie
Finally, here are two ugly, long-sleeved t-shirts for both ladies & men who don’t like to wear sweaters! Both of them are available at Amazon.com.
Photo Realistic Ladies Ugly Christmas Sweater T-Shirt
I hope that you have had some fun looking at my fun, festive, Ugly Sweater picks, and just so ya know that some of the links above are my referral links. This means that if you decide to have some holiday fun this year and buy one I may get a small commission fee. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Posted on Nov 12, 2014 | 0 comments
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‘Tis the season for gifting! And ModCloth wants to help you find the perfect presents for everyone on your list with their 2014 Holiday Gift Gift Guide. You can shop using their handy categories, or check out presents inspired by trendsetting bloggers, including: A Beautiful Mess, Oh Joy!, Girl with Curves. Their gifts are unique, and there are endless ideas for those uhmm…..”difficult to please” people on your list. Here is just a sampling of my fave holiday picks below:
Soften Your Smile Lip Balm
I’m a dachshund owner & lover, and this lip balm would make the perfect stocking stuffer for any dog fan on your list.
Just Be Claus Sweater
Love this Just Be Claus Santa sweater, because it’s fun, festive, and perfect for any holiday Christmas par-tay.
A Reel Work of Art Wine Rack
This wine rack is not only functional, but it’s a piece of artwork. It’s one of those gifts that will be a conversation piece over a bottle of wine.
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Posted on Nov 10, 2014 | 0 comments
Nothing says Christmas decor more than a beautiful, bright, seasonally themed Christmas tree as the focal point as you walk into your home. I always enjoy going over to my family & friends homes to see how they have decorated their trees. It’s always a blast to hear their stories of all the ornaments that are hanging on their trees, because it brings back so many wonderful memories for them. Lately, I have been on the lookout for a new Christmas tree, and I want it to have tons of personality. I have to admit that the variety of colored trees that are available today, are calling my name. It’s amazing to me, how you can pretty much get any color, multi-colored, half-trees, and upside down ones if your really into something unique. (LOL) Here are some of my favorite Christmas tree picks, and believe me, you would have to be a decorating diva with a vision if you wanted one of these.
What can I say about this rainbow tree other than, “WOWZA”!! This is one that most people won’t soon forget. Treetopia.com
I do like the slenderness of this red & white peppermint tree. Many people decorate a white tree with red garland, and with this one it’s already done for you. Treetopia.com
If you love bronze inspired Christmas decorating, then this is the tree for you! This is a 4ft. tree for those of you who want something a little smaller, and maybe nestled into a corner. Hayneedle.com
Ombree inspired trees are in, and honestly, this white to black tree is really pretty and tastefully done. It’s available at Hayneedle.com with free shipping included.
Space can be an issue with many people, and what better way to enjoy the fullness of a tree in half the space. This tree goes right up against your wall, and still gives you the effect and bling of a regular Christmas tree. I really love the concept of this one. Treetopia.com
For the purposes of sharing unique, colorful, Christmas trees, this gold upside down one is most certainly that! To each their own is what I say! LOL Hayneedle.com
These are just a few trees that are available for anyone who is looking for something different and personalized. I am an affiliate with both Treetopia and Hayneedle.com, and if you decide to take the plunge and buy any of the above trees, I may get a small commission if you click on the above links. Thank you for your support.
Posted on Nov 6, 2014 | 0 comments
The holidays are on their way, and I can’t believe that Thanksgiving Day is only three weeks away. I’ve already seen some great sales on turkeys, desserts, and festive dinner wear, but I always like to take it up a notch and fill my home with fun & festive Thanksgiving home decor accent pieces. So, if you’re a holiday decorating geek like me, I think you will enjoy some of my Turkey-Day picks that will bring some fun into your family gathering.
I love seasonal salt & pepper shakers, and these two turkeys are no exception. There perfect for your dinner table, and I know that your guest will have some fun comments for you.
This lighted harvest fall decoration highlights the essence of fall so beautifully. I love the hand painted accents, and did I mention it lights up? How pretty would that be nestled into a corner?
Now this turkey accent rug is just down right cute, and all of the above items are available at Collectionsetc.com. Here’s a little coupon to help you save if you decide to get creative and order from this super home decor site.
I chose this simple spreader set because of the unique color combination, and simple design. Really elegant. It’s available at Amazon.
And finally if you really want to get nuts, check out this little guy and his acorn. Also available at Amazon.com.
Hoo doesn’t love some owls around the fall season? This tea light holder would look so cute mixed in with your mantel fall decorations. So cute and available on Amazon with Prime shipping. These are just a few of the fun, festive, Thanksgiving Day Home Decor ideas I have found online, and if you want to see more click here : Super Thanksgiving Home Decor Ideas.
Just so ya know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to be thankful and buy! I appreciate your support and wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving season.
Posted on Oct 27, 2014 | 0 comments
Gosh, I can’t believe that we are at the end of October, and Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner. I would say that this is probably everyone’s favorite time of the year, and with the anticipation of getting together with family & friends, it’s never to soon to plan out your Thanksgiving Day menu. I’ve also come to learn that having the right cooking essentials is a must, from tableware, appliances, and even a book to help you host the perfect holiday party. So, below are some items that have helped me though the years save time, money, and even space.
You can never have enough crock-pots as far as I’m concerned. This double 1 quart system is perfect for holding dips, appetizers, or finger foods. It also comes in 2, 3.5 quart sizes, a variety of colors, and you can connect more together if you need too. This particular one is available at Amazon for around $45. Super price and so convenient.
I have a family that loves pie, even more than cake, so forget the 9 inch pie dish, I say go for this this 12 incher. This ceramic pie dish is not only pretty, it will cook your pie evenly, and you can get your pie ready ahead of time and go from freezer to oven. (Perfect way to save on time). This pie dish is around $55, but it’s an investment that will last for many years to come, and it would make the perfect hostess or bakers gift.
My mom is the one who bought me my first roaster oven, and boy am I glad that she did. I really like having the room in the oven to cook all the sides, and honestly my turkey not only cooks faster, but it’s moist and delicious. This roaster comes in at around $55.00 shipped.
In my family, you must have a gravy sauce-boat. Now some people like to have a ladle with it, but to me that’s what the spout is for. With this gravy boat, you get to take it up a notch by adding the constant heat of the candle underneath. Plus, I think the flickering light would make your table decor even prettier. This little guy comes in at around $20, so I would get 2 if you have a large table gathering.
Sometimes you have to take your baked goodies & sides on the go, and this Pyrex portables is a perfect way to do it. It’s got three baking dishes, lids, and carrier for around $40. Great price on this one.
And finally, let’s say that you don’t have a clue as to how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving dinner, well here’s a #1 selling book by Sam Sifton to help you out. It’s available to download on Kindle or you can get a hard copy.
Just so ya know that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to purchase. I really do appreciate your support and I hope that you wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with all of your family & friends.