Thursday, December 22, 2011

almost Christmas!

Thanks for all the well wishes. I did end up getting a dress on Tuesday, and I just adore it. It is perfect, and I totally had the whole wedding dress experience and have absolutely no question that this is THE dress. But obviously I can't share it on here since Tim is a semi-regular reader...

Around here we've been getting ready for Christmas and also exchanging a few gifts. I'm headed up to Chattanooga today by car for the last Christmas sans Tim, and he's getting ready for his family's Christmas Eve tradition. They do an ugly sweater contest and white elephant gift exchange. Tim had a beautifully hideous Christmas vest last year, but this year we went to the next level. I helped him craft an ugly Christmas blazer. It's horrible--and perfect.
Between hot gluing tinsel to the bottom and wrists and ironing 'Christmas!' onto the back, I think we've got all the ugly covered. And in case all of that overkill didn't do it, I threw on a sequin patch to really drive home the ugly. I made him put his hands in his pocket to show off the tinsel, and he was a good sport for the pictures.
Tim is cracking me up because he loves how horrible it is and is dead set on winning. I'm not sure what the prize is, but I said it must be split since I'm the one that made it.

We also exchanged a few gifts tonight. Everything from Tim to me hadn't come in yet, but I got one of the things that I was most excited about--some books!
I'll definitely be bringing these home with me to peruse while hanging out with the family. I asked for all of them and am hoping to get some ideas on redesigning our town home, since we won't be buying a house after we get married. I also hear that Lauren Conrad had some great tips about closet editing in her book, so I'll share any tips I learn!

I hope you have a great Thursday. Christmas is so soon! I can't believe how quickly 2011 passed us by.

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Amber Marie said...

That blazer is hideous. Love it.

Krystal said...

Great work on the blazer! Congrats on finding a dress! :) It all comes together quickly after that

Sarah Burton said...

I love LC and her Style book. You'll have fun reading it!
Congrats on finding your dress!

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

Hideous!! Just perfect :)

I still have the Domino book on my wishlist...

Faison said...

That blazer is a scream! Congrats on finding your dress, it all gets easier from there!

Allison said...

I love LC's book. It does have good tips!

Nichole said...

Oh man, how FUN. We had an ugly sweater party w/ our friends but this robe thingy def takes the cake. It is awesome!

Token Yankee said...

you did a great job on that blazer. Have fun in Tn! Merry Christmas!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Hope you have a safe trip home and a VERY MERRY Christmas! :)

Good job on the Christmas crafting...that is one hideous blazer. HA!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Loooove that blazer!! He better win!

That's so exciting you found a dress. I can't wait for you to share it...after wedding of course. haha

Emily at Amazing Grapes

meghan said...

That blazer is priceless. Love it! And congratulations on finding your exciting!

megs [at] Shine On

Jen said...

That blazer is AMAZING! I mean really, I'm jealous of it. If it doesn't win the contest is rigged. Please, please, please let us know the results!

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