Thursday, November 15, 2012

Amen, Nordstrom.

CNN was on in the background as I got ready for work the other morning (as it is every day), and I heard a story that resonated with me.  Nordstrom doesn't put up Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving so they can celebrate one holiday at a time.

I've got to say, I'm totally in favor of that mentality.  I purposefully avoided the Christmas aisles at Target last weekend because I just wasn't ready for it quite yet.  It probably has a lot to do with the fact that I'm always behind on holiday decorating/planning anyway, and the thought of planning for Christmas before Thanksgiving stresses me out.  But I am also a proponent of taking the time to be thankful during Thanksgiving and enjoying that holiday before focusing on Christmas.  Even after turkey-day is over, we still have a month to get in the Christmas-spirit (which I love too)!     


Evidently, this isn't anything new for Nordstrom.  I guess I've just never paid attention before.

So what do you think?  Do you agree with Nordstrom or do you think Christmas can never come too early?  This may be a dangerous crowd to ask -- I always feel like bloggers on totally on the ball when it comes to the holidays!  But I want to know anyway.  

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day.

I know Veterans Day isn't an overly popular blog holiday, but I couldn't let it pass without thanking all of the men and women who serve our country.

I am especially thankful for my amazing badass Marine brother-in-law, Jason.  He enlisted in 2001 and served in Iraq in 2003.  He's been a drill instructor and is currently in The Basic School for newly-commissioned officers.  I am one proud sister-in-law!  This picture is from Jason's commissioning as a Second Lieutenant earlier this year.  Aren't Justin and Jason handsome?            

Thank you to all of our service people for such dedicated and loyal service. 


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

5 things . . .

5 totally random things . . .

(1)  I am loving the new Taylor Swift album.  That's right -- I'm 30 years old, and I like Taylor Swift. 

(2)  I'm sure I'm not telling you anything new when I say foxes are all the rage these days.  This shirt from anthro is pretty darn sweet.


(3)  I was in Scottsdale last week for work.  The chapstick provided by the Phoenician is amazing.  I am a bit of a snob when it comes to chapstick, so didn't have high hopes.  But I was wrong.  That stuff is legit.

The hotel wasn't so bad either . . .

Pool Aerial

(4)  Have you ever heard of the term "bun feet" before?  I had not either until today.  I chuckle whenever I say it though.  "Bun feet" are just a type of furniture legs for cabinets. 


Why do I care about them?  Because when we moved most of our furniture into storage back in February, the movers removed these legs/bun feet from our china cabinet.  Since the cabinet was in storage for the last 8 months, we never thought twice about it.  Now that we need to unpack our china, the stupid bun feet are no where to be found!  They are probably rolling around the back of a moving truck somewhere.  I need to find something that looks close to replace them and stain them to match.   

(5)  Since it's election day, if I may (and I may, since it's my blog), I will leave you with the following quote from John Wesley in 1774:

“I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them: (1) To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy; (2) To speak no evil of the person they voted against; and (3) To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side."