Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas, etc.

 Hoping everyone was able to enjoy every moment of Christmas this year. Can't believe it's already over! I had every intention of being productive over the long weekend, but honestly ended up being incredibly lazy and over-indulging the whole time. 'Tis the season! 

Here's a miscellaneous post about how I've been enjoying the past few weeks: 

 Last weekend, Me, my sister, and our guys took our 4th annual trip to downtown Chicago to enjoy one of our favorite restaurants- Portillos. Its tradition to enjoy hot dogs as our appetizers and ribs as our main course! YUM!

So everything was going off without a hitch as I was preparing to head down to my parent's house for Christmas. My sister and I has wrapped all the presents the night before, and this is what I came home to the following afternoon:
Yes that is wrapping paper strewn everywhere. A very naughty dog named Brody escaped and not only got into a wrapped box of Milkbones, BUT also a present that my sister was gifting to someone!
These are the other two dogs clearly gated off in the hallway. We still have no idea how Houdini Brody got out.
I was so mad- so this is how I decompressed! The destroyed present was ordered from Etsy, and thankfully it was from a local seller so I was able to run to a local coffee shop where she sells her necklaces and replace it with something similar. Disaster somewhat diverted.
Devil in disguise. 

 The dogs packed their suitcase...

And it was a white Christmas indeed. 

I have grown extremely jealous of my mom's vintage advent calendar (from Avon in the early '80s). We always used to argue over who got to move the mouse. A quick search on ebay informed me that these are going for upwards of $50!

My sister's dog Jax. Needless to say we all had a very merry Christmas.
My parents got me this Crosley iPod dock that I've been drooling over for months. Opened it up and plugged it in and the darn thing didn't work! Bad power cord. Imagine my disappointment. Hoping the exchange process isn't too painful for my mom :/

A job well done by my boyfriend! It's a Tiffany pretzel necklace! Cute, quirky and thoughtful- my high school mascot was a pretzel (not kidding).

And finally, here a few thrift store finds from the past couple of weeks. 

Vintage Shiny Brite ornaments
Glasbake casserole dish and holder. I LOVE the design on this thing. And it ended up being the perfect way to display the Shiny Brites!

Pretty vintage broach.
Adorable Raggedy Ann doll
Thanks for sticking around! I'll probably check in again after New Years :)


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great gifts, bad doggie but good ending! Happy New Year!

Zootsuitmama said...

I want that casserole!!! Love the holder. Zootlsuitmama

SixBalloons said...

Looks like it was a great Christmas! The dog looks so innocent, haha.

Alyssa said...

Sounds wonderful. I ate a lot of soft pretzels in HS, but our mascot wasn't one. That's too funny that your's was! Oh and the glasbake - it really is fabulous to bake in. I love the one piece that I have and will absolutely be keeping my eyes open for more.

Jenny said...

Love your blog!

We had that very same AVON Calendar!!!! I need to let my mom know they are going for $50.00! She always says she has nothing worth anything! Now she does!

Van said...

AAAAh! My mom has the same Avon Calendar, too. We've used it my whole life. I remember happily moving the mouse along in anticipation of present-day :)