Friday, November 28, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Me: "No, no, they use artificial flavoring syrup."
NO NOT REALLY.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
So, we realized we were going to need more. A lot more. So we went and got about 150 more books. I lost count after 115 but I think it was around there.
This is where things got annoying. First of all, libraries around the world use freaking NASA ordered tape to secure the paper covers to the actual hardback book. It took forever and a day to literally saw off the covers of each individual book. Then we couldn't get the tree just right. It was short and fat, too tall, too skinny, it took about 4-6 tries to finally get our tree looking like it does.
I really wanted to go get about 200 more books and make it go to the ceiling but we figured it would tip over and we were really tired of ripping covers off of books. Plus the idea was to spend less than a normal tree. So we settled for this. It makes me happy whenever I look at it. We are planning on getting another strand of lights to make it a little more lit up.
In total we have about 200 books with the tree about four feet tall. Since the guy at the American Fork Library thought we were freaking insane for buying all these really weird books (so funny, everything from Regis & Kathy Lee's Guide to the Holidays to really really really funny romance novels) he gave us a deal on the books so in total, we spent $20.00 on everything.
If you want to see some other book Christmas tree magic, I like this one and this one. We liked having the pages facing outward but the bindings are cute on the outside too.
This week I am going to attempt to sew us some stockings?? Mostly because all the ones I have seen in the store cost a million dollars or make me gag. I was going to attempt to do tissue paper tassels in red, green and gold but I have PTSD from the millions I made for my wedding and I don't know if I can go back.
Anyway, there is going to be something big coming to this lil blog in the next few weeks! I have thought about it every day and have gotten so excited. Stay tuned!
Monday, November 10, 2014
I have always been really cavalier about this whole debate. I was usually too involved in my college world to take a real side. All I knew was my Christmas list needed to be to my parents by the second week in November and so I would put it together, send it off and return to thinking about school. It has also been a strict routine that we put Christmas decor up the day after Thanksgiving. That wasn't so much me "picking a side" as it was "try not to stress the crap out of Mom by wanting to put the Christmas decorations up, k thanks." and "Well if we put Christmas decorations up now, where will we put the four foot high paper mache turkey that Mom bought at Quilted Bear?"
After I bought everything for our tree (which i'm so excited for and I hope it will turn out as cool as I am thinking it will) I realized, I had finally picked a side. At least for this year. My Christmas flag is up and flying and i'm READY. Mark has managed to hold me off on putting the tree up but last night I said "Ok, next Sunday. That's the day," and he admitted defeat. Sunday it is.
|Well Karly, what do you want me to say?|
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Thursday is Mark and I's six month anniversary of being married and two year mark of being together in general. Woah, ya know? More on that later. This weekend, we are going up to Snowbird and having a really classy dinner. I knew I needed a dress for the occasion and I was searching high and low but it was really hard to find what I was searching for. At almost six feet tall, everything at usual stores is way too short on me. I am also in this weird place where plus sized clothes are too big but "normal" clothes don't fit me quite right. It's pretty frustrating. I mean, I guess I could go to the gym...but why do that when I can just complain about my white girl problems? So anyway, the dress. I couldn't find what I needed.
Enter, stage left. EShakti. I had heard about this company first through Elisabeth and then eshakti started popping up on almost every blog I read. I have always wanted to try it out. So when I finally got the chance, I was so excited! I was on their website for hours trying to pick which dress I wanted to get. They had so many cute ones, it was hard for me to decide. Here is the one I ended up going with!
Thanks to Leah from Ordinary Snowflake for taking these pictures and to Emily for tagging along!