Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Things that make me happy…..

So I am not a big Christmas person. I’m not a Scrooge or Grinch. Just things changed in my life and it wasn’t the same experience for me.
But this year there has been a twist!
Stacey, which most of you know as my wonderful friend and assistant, she on the other hand loves Christmas and that bug is a little contagious.
After a shoot today, we needed to pop into Target for a few items, quickly… WAIT! That whole sentence is crazy. A) we never just run in and out of Target and B) it is never just a few items. Back to the story, Stacey wanted to get some Christmas decorations and so we were in the Christmas section for all of about 5 minutes when I find the most spectacular thing! A peacock ornament. I was just going to be silly and wear it on my shoulder to a party as if I were a classy pirate. Then I spot the 2nd most fabulous thing! A 13in. teal blue tinsel tree with lights built in. this my friends is a must have. So Pete (the peacock) (and yes I think it is fitting that anything that adorns a 13in. teal blue tinsel tree should be named.) has now become my tree topper. Classy pirate will have to wait for another time. So the tree will need a few ornaments, I find some cute little Christmas balls and we are complete! Almost. Target is out of hooks! I can’t go home and not decorate my tree tonight! So Stacey suggests paperclips. Sigh of relief problem solved. So after 2 hours in Target we are finally ready to go. I get home and sit down with a glass of wine and carefully arrange the branches of the tree that have been smashed about from all the traveling the tree has done. This is a true skill my friends. 20 minutes later, perfection! I position Pete perfectly to show off his plumage and then take my paperclips and hang the ornaments. Now I have Christmas in my house.
I know Stacey will love it when she comes in tomorrow for work b/c the only other Christmas thing I had given into was a snowman shaped soap dispenser for the bathroom. The tree is far cooler. Along with the tree is a bottle of evergreen spray (thank you bath and body works!) that I will use to spritz in the room to give us the smell of a real tree. Well, real enough. Now the only thing missing is a tiny tree skirt…..

Also these cute teal twinkle tea lights. Love them as well especially b/c they are not real flames b/c real flames and tinsel tree on fire do not equal good times.

Also, on another side note. It takes Stacey a good half hour to decide on wrapping paper. Just beware if you ever go with her.





Pete's plumage poised perfectly









The snowman is not so lonely anymore

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

ha!! i love it! i can totally picture you and stacey on this Target adventure.

Diana

stacey.e.photography said...

the wrapping is part of the present my friend.

SMS Photography said...

it was definitely an adventure.
and i know that is part of the present. that is enjoyed for all of 2 seconds before ripping it open with pure excitement!

Jon Ray said...

you're such a good little blogger! ;)

i'm jealous because your blogs have prettier pictures than mine...i need you to spruce my words up with lovliness...

yay for blogging! <---nerd alert

heather said...

I love it! I want it!! Too funny! I have no xmas spirit this year either don't feel bad. I love the mini tree idea though, may have to get one. And you know how I love teal!

Kate said...

I love it! Adorable! This is the first year I haven't had a tree... no where to put one and Evan would kill it if we put it up in his apartment :(

SMS Photography said...

AWWWWW! evan! let her have a tree!
jon ray, i will put pretty pictures on your blog and yes you, i mean me as well, are nerds for our blogs!
but damn i love us!!!!!!