I finally got around to picking up (and filling out and mailing) some Christmas cards this past weekend, and look at the adorable cards I found at my local bookstore! Oh, the cuteness and homey goodness! I fell in love with them immediately, and to top it off, they were super affordable. Done and done. As I was carrying my new-found treasure around the store, I happened to stumble upon this book – Home-Made Christmas – from which the beautiful images on the cards were taken. Ahhh, it was quite an effort not to scoop up this book and take it home with me. If only I had a few extra bucks laying around! Oh well, in another life perhaps. Anyway, I was so delighted with these cheery cards, and the only down-side is that after I mailed them all out, I didn’t have any leftover for myself. Ha!
BTW, if I recall correctly from the book, the little red tube in the upper left photo is called a “cracker,” and I think you’re supposed to fill it up with little holiday treats – maybe tiny cookies or chocolates or something. It was made out of a paper towel roll and covered with pretty paper and ribbons. Is this a common thing? I had never heard of it before! I feel very taken aback as a craft enthusiast that this mysterious “cracker” has eluded me all these years. For shame! : )
Anyway, in other totally unrelated news, I’ve been feeling like quite a sloppy dresser ever since I went back to school, and it’s really starting to bother me. I miss dressing up and wearing my heels! Ah, the life of a poor grad student. To make myself feel a little better, I dug out some of my old office clothes over the weekend and played dress-up for a bit. Here’s the result:
Not too shabby! I pulled out a nice wool blazer and wool pants, and what you don’t see in this photo are my kick-ass boots with four-inch stilettos. : ) I love you, my precious heels! I chopped off some of my unruly hair this afternoon, and I even wore some pink boots (albeit with rather low heels) to school yesterday. Baby steps. I think I need to make more of an effort to look decent on a daily basis, but it’s so hard when I work in a lab with the risk of spilling chemicals on myself at any moment. (And yes, I’m quite the klutz in the lab and tend to spill things… a lot. Haha.) So we’ll see. At least I looked decent for a few minutes over the weekend. Any progress is good progress!
Since this is such a random post, I’ll give you one more piece of randomness: A friend sent me the link to this Yoda Hat earlier today… what do you think? : )
Hope your week is going well… the countdown to the holiday break is in full swing!