Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Confessing Before Christmas

Santa knows if I've been Naughty or Nice this year, but confessing over the blog seems appropriate before Christmas morning. In case he can't find a way to get into the apartment, I want you to send me a lump of coal this year instead.

In reality, I've been a really good girl in 2015. I might have made some really adult decisions in the process by quitting my job, moving to follow my heart and becoming re-employed by the same company a few months later, but overall 'good' in a sense that my conscience can be proud of. I don't have my 2016 resolutions clearly defined, but I know that communicating with friends and family more often will keep my soul filled while we wait out the warmer Spring and Summer months ahead. 

I've been getting into the holiday spirit a little more this year now that we've got a real tree, parties to attend and traditions to create together. I've even been pulling a few tricks out of my back pocket that haven't seen the light of day in years... or ever. Like these paint sample gift tags. They've been patiently hiding on my pinterest boards for years and I finally got the urge to shamelessly grab samples from the Lowe's paint center just like I would grab the taquitos at Costco and cut them into these uniformly elegant ombre trees.


My latest instagram photos have been majorly filtered but also majorly well-lit. Has anyone noticed that I've posted much more lately, and the photos look a little more instagram professional? It's because after 5 and a half months of living in a yellow-lighting apartment and a yellow-lighting work environment I've found my natural lighting sanctuary. It's not pretty and requires props like bath towels, hand towels and blankets, but it creates a photo that shows just enough of my filtered life to make it to the Internet.

I already know a few of my Christmas gifts thanks to Amazon's 5 emails per item ordered and a few text messages included in there too. One was even spoiled because he didn't thnk the Amazon box was his since it was ordered from Ebay, but turns out I unboxed my own gift and had to place it under the tree like I never noticed. Next year, or at least next gift-giving holiday, we're going to have to figure out a solution for household Amazon-sharing protocol, including putting nicknames on the packages so we really know which package belongs to which giver.

That's all I can write today, looking forward to seeing what you're confessing! 

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8 comments

TheNotSoGirlyGirl said...

Have a merry Christmas darling :)

Kasey At The Bat said...

those trees are too cute!

Nadine Lynn said...

Those tree gift tags are so cute!!! I hope you guys enjoy your first Christmas in TN together! Merry Christmas!

Nadine Lynn said...

Oh and stay safe. This is some crap weather we are having, right????

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

what a cute (and cheap!) DIY idea for tags!! i'll have to steal that one ;)

alyssa said...

Love your little tree gift tags! Hope you have the merriest Christmas you can, creating new traditions and soaking up all the love Memphis has to offer <3

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

I'm loving those little trees - what a cute and easy DIY! Happy holidays :)

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

hahaha love the christmas gift mix up. we had something similar. we get everything shipped to my work, but so does work, so i opened a few things i thought were for work but were for me.. oops ;)