meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s Saturday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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Have a lovely weekend! I didn’t spend much time on the internet this week… sorry for being late and providing limited content.

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o christmas tree

Ceramic Christmas Tree… O how I love thee. DSC_0621

I love seasonal decor… I only wish I had more space to store it and a bigger budget to buy it. Seriously, I can’t get enough. But despite all the decor I’d love to own, without any doubt, my favourite Christmas decoration will always be my Ceramic Christmas Tree.

When my grandmother passed away, it was the first thing I thought of when asked if there was something special of hers I’d like to have to remember her by. And now, seeing Nanny Kay’s Christmas Tree on my mantel, brings back so many great memories.

So yah, there’s a reason it’s so special but look at it! It’s adorable! This year, both my friend and my sister scored a second-hand Ceramic Christmas Trees from Value Village / The Salvation Army which got me wondering… WHY? Why would you donate this? Am I missing something? Are they actually tacky? I did a little Googling and discovered their heyday was in the seventies… Perhaps this is why my generation (or at least me and a few friends) love them so much. They would of been around a lot in the eighties when we were kids.

Let me know your thoughts? Do you have one? Do you want one? Do you love/hate them?

Merry Christmas and I hope y’all have a lovely holiday!

#nschristmas

psst. I think I said I was going to do up a DAVID wish-list post but I realized it is basically LEGO so I figured I’d skip that. BUT, exciting news! What’s a Ackerman/Rushton family Christmas without a renovation? Hopefully I can share David’s bedroom update in January. 

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meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Inspirational, educational or just silly. Here is what I found this week…

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Have a lovely weekend! Today is my nephew’s birthday and I get to see him Sunday so that is awesome.

And finally, it is very rare we snap a family photo but I decided take one for our Christmas cards – a timer-selfie, can you tell I sprinted back just in time?

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wrap it up

December is busy baby. I may of taken on more than I should of, and at this point wish I had more time to gaze at the tree, but that’s life. Especially life as a freelancer. I am however doing my best to keep things festive and productive… and what’s being productive without a list?

Lets rewind and see how I did this fall based on my goal list I posted here

  • Mail birthday cards to all of my nieces and nephews… even the ones that have already happened… because late is better than never (Yup!)
  • Plan more lunch dates (Yes, it was mostly the same date but we went to different places… that counts right?)
  • Road trip (Yup! New England)
  • Buy a 2014-2015 office-wear cardigan (Here is last year’s(Nope, still wearing last year’s!)
  • Cook more (I think this is a no)
  • Bake more (I think this is a no)
  • Watch Pitch Perfect (YESSSS and as soon as I saw it, it finally came to Netflix)
  • Design and mail the 2014 holiday cards (Yup!)

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  • Network (I think this is a no)
  • Learn how to network (I think this is a no)
  • Read more magazines (I have a pile of unread magazines on my coffee table to read over the holiday)
  • Run a marathon (I registered!!!) (Yup!)
  • Take more pictures with the nice camera (I think this is a no)
  • Make marmalade (Yup!)

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  • Go on a spa date (No!)
  • Walk in the park at least once a week (Mostly!)
  • Ride my bike more (No!)
  • Plan meals (No!)
  • Plant some bulbs (No!)
  • Go swimming in a pool (Yup! In the states, outside, heated, dreamy)
  • Finish my push-up challenge (Yup! Sorry, no video to share)
  • Listen to the radio more (No, but I got into podcasts big time!)
  • Stay in a hotel (Yup!)
  • Start weekly dinner parties (more than before and plans for more and more often which will be updated more on my 2015 list)
  • Get some fun new projects or find an amazing new job (lets just say it depends on the day how I feel about this)

I will recap YEAR 2014 at the end of December but am already thinking of things for the New Year. In the meantime, if you haven’t already, start using #nschristmas. It’s gonna be a good one.

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