Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Confessions


I usually only do one of these posts a month, but honestly, Christmas time deserves it's own confessions post!

I confess I'm already sad thinking about taking down our Christmas tree.  It just makes our living room feel so much cozier and homey (is that a word?).  I am most definitely leaving it up through New Years, maybe February, too...

I confess that I cannot get over the fact that ABC Family is changing their name to FreeForm.  FREEFORM??? Why?  So next year is it going to be FreeForm's 25 Days of Christmas?  Honestly, is anyone happy about this?

I confess that I had to return this coat because I was in between sizes and I'm really bitter about it.  I love it so much, but the arm holes/shoulders were just so tight.  I thought maybe I could deal with it and wore it one day, but knew it had to go back when it cut off the circulation in both of my arms haha.

I confess that I sent out my Christmas Cards on December 16th.  Whoops, nothing like waiting til almost the last minute.  It wasn't all my fault though, I had a lot of problems dealing with the photographer to actually GET the pictures... long, long story.  The tight deadline ended up meaning cards I didn't love, but what can you do?

I confess that while everyone loves this warm 50/60 degree weather, I want the snow!  The holidays just don't feel the same without it.  Give me the snow now, and these temps in January, February.

I confess that I wouldn't mind if this necklace showed up under the tree for me.  All the heart eyes.

I confess that I wish I wouldn't have discovered Christmas Cadbury Eggs.  They are my weakness and I've almost polished off a bag in the last couple of days by myself.  And I'm considering stocking up on a few more bags to get me to Easter...

I confess that I cut myself off from buying things until January, and then two hours later I placed an order at Gap.  I couldn't help it - everyone is raving about these leggings and a fair isle cardigan for less than $40?!? The sales are just too good to pass up right now.

Tell me I'm not alone with some of this stuff?  Now I'm off to spend my day baking my Christmas cookies - and probably consuming about 15 of them myself ;)  Happy weekend!

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  1. What are they thinking changing the name to Freeform?! Worst name ever. Sounds like a type of pan, like springform and Freeform. Haha I'm the same way, the moment I tell my myself I'm not going to do something for awhile, I go and do it! Ugh!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  2. I agree with you on the ABC Family name change. So dumb. I'm cool with you wanting to change it but to Freeform? Really? And obsessed with that Stella & Dot necklace! SO cute! Happy Friday! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. I don't get freeform at all...sounds so stupid! I get sad thinking about Christmas being over too! Happy Firday!

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  4. ABC Family going to Freeform sounds so weird...I'm not a fan either. I'm gonna be sad to take down our tree too. I may wait until after New Years, especially if we host our NYE party...just for some extra holiday cheer and decorations!

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  5. Haha I cant cut myself off from shopping because I end up buying more!! Freeform sounds weird - what does it even mean?! I have felt the pain of arms being too tight in jackets and hate it wahhh!! Happy Friday!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. I heard they were changing their name but never heard officially why.

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  7. Every time I hear "Freeform" on ABC Family, I do an eye roll. That's just dumb.

    I thought the exact same thing this morning. We leave our tree on all night long so when I wake up & walk in the living room, it just makes it feel exactly like you said - cozy & homey... I want to leave it up for longer.

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  8. freeform?! That's SO DUMB!! Why?! I want to come bake Christmas cookies with you today... Can you believe it's next week?!?!

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  9. HAHA.. I am mad about the ABC Family name change too! What are they thinking??

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  10. I HATE when I'm in between sizes in something I love! I'm always like "okay, just gonna buy this and lose 5 pounds by next week, totally doable!" Nope.

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  11. So many things about this post. Okay, first: totally leaving up my tree until at LEAST January 1st. I fully agree that New Years is still a holiday, and as such, deserves the glitz and glamour of the tree all lit up!:) I HATE that ABC Family is changing it's name. And especially since the name sounds like some weird focus group title. Hoping that one of the other channels will pick up where ABC Family is leaving off. We had a card situation like that last year, where we ran out of time, and last year's card definitely ended up not being my favorite, but it is what it is. Totally understand how you feel. And girl - I have been ordering from Gap/Old Navy almost every other day. It's like they are GIVING stuff away. I mean, my credit card says differently, but how can I resist those deals!?!

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  12. Leave that tree up! I'm from a good old fashioned catholic family and we celebrate all the way through epiphany! So you get an extra 12 days. I will say, I left my tree up until April the year after my mom died. I didn't have the heart to take it down. Now, I just stick with the epiphany timeline!! I also don't go super crazy and put it up to early. Sometime around the beginning of advent.

    I do agree-I'm not s fan of ABC family changing. I get the feeling most people aren't and might boycott. Maybe it won't change after all!

    I also agree-I want winter cold! When I left work this am, it was cold-perfect sleeping weather during the day!

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  13. Your not alone... I really want it to get cold... its 70 here now and its going to be almost 90 in Florida next week for Christmas, I just want it to be cold (I never thought I would say that), and those leggings, I have a pair, and I love them, seriously they are the best!

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  14. Love these! I literally debated ordering Christmas cards yesterday to mail out and ultimately decided it just wasn't worth it. Lol. I fail at Christmas!

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  15. Those Cadbury chocolates are my weakness and I haven't been able to find them anywhere! I'm on a mission to locate a bag (or three) this weekend. Love your idea of stocking up until Easter. I am ready for some cold, snowy days, too. The Christmas forecast for next week is looking too warm and rainy for my liking. Hope you have the merriest of Christmas weeks :)

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  16. Oh our tree/decor doesn't come down until after Epiphany, I love enjoying the extra few weeks of cheer. And I hear you on Freeform, so ridiculous. I think they are trying to be more hip and edgy with their shows, so they can't be FAMILY anymore. UGH, so ridiculous.

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  17. Obviously I'm out of the loop because I haven't heard about this Free Form thing. That is SO weird!!! But I totally agree with you about the tree and I can't wait to get an even bigger one next year in our new house. Happy Friday!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  18. Okay first of all.. I had no idea about the ABC/Freeform debacle. Not a fan!!
    It is freezing cold in Nebraska but still no snow... Seriously?! If it is going to be cold, give me the snow! I agree.

    Have a great weekend!!
    Gina

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  19. I confess that I still haven't sent out Christmas Cards. And I think I'm just going to skip them. And I confess that I haven't cut myself off from shopping - it's so hard when everything is on sale!

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  20. Ok, I'm so confused as to why ABC family is changing their name. Not a fan of the new name at all. What is the point? I have yet to send out my Christmas cards, I need to do it and soon. hahah

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  21. I'm so with you about the Christmas tree! I feel like ours fits perfectly and the lights give the best glow while watching tv. Such a bummer that coat doesn't fit!! I told myself I wouldn't buy anything else either and now I'm going to ON in an hour to see what they have because the store is 50% off. And I'm so over this hot weather! It's like 80 degrees and doesn't feel like Christmas at all! I feel for you, friend!

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  22. Ha, I'm completely with you on the ABC Family thing! I don't understand that at all. Even my husband was making fun of the change. I'm always sad to take down the tree too! This year seems like it has flown by even more quickly. Happy One Week till Christmas.

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  23. I'm sad thinking about taking our décor down too. That ABC Family thing? Totally weird. I don't get it at all! I'm hoping for snow here too!!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  24. I'm so glad someone else mentioned the Freeform thing. I don't understand why they need to change their name? Does that mean all of their shows are no longer going to be family friendly, because honestly that's why I love the channel so much. Have a great weekend!

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  25. I've been sad too looking around the house and thinking about how naked and blah it's going to feel in 2 weeks when we take everything down on New Year's. I just love all the extra fun decor that makes it feels much cozier. And ugh... I've been thinking the same thing about the FreeForm name, terrible marketing decision there!

    Happy Friday gurlie and enjoy all the Christmas baking and cadbury eggs <3

    Green Fashionista

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  26. I’m not joking – I’ve gotten sad a couple times about how fast this season has gone! I love when we get to this point and the best is all here but it’s also more close to being over :-/ Wait, Cadbury Christmas Eggs? Derek might have just gotten another item to his “will you please stop last minute at Target on the way home list” tonight!

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  27. I wish I could leave my Christmas tree up all year around, I agree with you everything looks so much more homely and it makes me feel happier sat around with the twinkling of the lights. It seems silly just to put your decorations up for a few weeks and then having to take them down!

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  28. Yeah, Freeform is just not as exciting. I'm pretty disappointed, but I do get it's not quite a "family," just like TLC isn't exactly "the learning channel" anymore. That Stella and Dot necklace is so pretty!

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  29. I love all my Xmas decorations too! I will probably keep them up well into January lol
    Love those Gap leggings! You get a total pass on that one ;)
    And FreeForm? wtf.
    Have a great weekend!! xx

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  30. I really hope "homey" is a word because I use it all the time! I usually keep my tree and decorations up until Three Kings Day (1/6) because that's the tradition in a lot of Spanish cultures.

    And yeah, you definitely scored a deal on that cardigan. Better than paying full price for it in January right?! Happy weekend!

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  31. I'm sad thinking about Christmas being over too :( I feel like one month is just not enough! FreeForm? I hadn't even heard that. That's weird. Haha...I do that with not spending as well :-p

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  32. Now I want those leggings and cardigan! Haha. Freeform is such a weird name!

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  33. Ahhh that GAP cardigan! I need! haha. Though I'm also trying to stop buying things for myself for a while... and whaaaat is freeform? We don't get ABC Family anymore, so maybe I'm out of the loop, but definitely with you on FreeForm sounding so strange. So sad about the coat (it's so cute!), but uncomfortable coats are the worst!

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  34. Girllll, I didn't get my cards out until the 16th either!! Better late than never, I guess, ha! And I have a feeling I will be getting many fewer cards this year since I sent mine out so late to others!

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  35. So not alone! Give me the snow and keep my tree up and I'll take another one of the pendant!

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  36. I didn't know about ABC family changing their name... what a stupid name tho !

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  37. Hahha loved all of the confessions. We leave our tree up definitely into the middle of January to celebrate Three Kings day.. FreeForm? Sounds like an app or something :( bummer

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  38. OMG the whole FreeForm thing... I just don't get it! I haven't heard a single person say they actually like it... so I have no idea why they're doing it!!!! Not like people were picketing for a name change or something. IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T TRY TO FIX IT!

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  39. I get angry when people talk about warm weather in the winter! No, just no. I want snow!

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  40. Lovethat mantel pic! And I cannot believe ABC either... not sure how this benefits their network. Christmas cards are better late than never! We didn't even do them this year! Eek!

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  41. haha love all of this! FreeForm? No thanks. And I'm with you on taking down the Christmas tree -- I've been listening to Christmas music since before Thanksgiving and I'm still sad it all comes to an end in a few days. I definitely want the cold weather -- but we'll be in the 70s on Christmas day. No chance of a White Christmas here!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  42. Oh bummer on the jacket!!! That jacket looks so awesome...I bet there's another style similar to that that will fit you better. What about this one similar but not exact. And it's cheaper.

    If it makes you feel any better we just sent ours out, and the christmas gifts that we're supposed to go with it...well they maybe shipped out tomorrow.

    And I'll be eating cookies tonight after spending a good portion of yesterday baking them with my mom. Hello 10 extra lbs.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  43. I had not heard this about ABC Family yet! What a weird name! Boo to change!

    Also, I totally leave my Christmas tree up through most of January. No shame. ;)

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  44. Freeform!? wtf?! what? i don't even understand? that makes zero sense. what?!
    i basically need to stay off the internet in order to stop shopping. it's a problem.

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  45. ABC is changing their name?!?! I hadn't heard. Dislike! Freeform doesn't seem right at all. :(

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  46. I'm cracking up about your comment about Freeform - seriously, who the hell came up with that name switch?! I don't get it, I don't like it, and I truly think it's dumb. Girl, I have to thank you for your recipe for the peanut butter kiss cookies - they are ah-mazing!!

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  47. Seriously? Free form? This is so ridiculous! I totally feel you on the tree. I was going to take it down yesterday, but it's been so rainy, I just keep using that as my excuse. xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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