Christmas Randomness


I have random holiday things to share today.  First off, I'm sharing some photos from a recent trip to one of my favorite Dallas shops, Nicholson Hardie.  It's my go to source for indoor plants, but it has lots of beautiful retail, too.  And, every year they have so much to choose from if you're in the market for Christmas decor.

I take planters in to have them plant things for me, and the above is my reason for this particular trip.

If you can believe it, I could have taken so many more photos of all of the Christmas they have.

This is my newest purchase for my daughter.  She's been asking and asking for a tacky Christmas sweater.  It's all the rage apparently.  I looked on My Ugly Christmas Sweater and found what I thought she'd love.  Knowing her, I thought she'd want the most obnoxious one I could find.  I spent lots of time and found one with many large ornaments in jewel tones made from sequins and bugle beads.  It was vetoed for the above which I thought was so lame in comparison.  Oh well.  It is very awful, but I could have done much better.  Or worse, depending on your perspective.  Have you heard about this interesting trend?

I shared this candle/gift DIY last year.  It was really fun for us, and I loved that my daughter made the gifts for her teachers herself.  If you're interested, see it here.

We're lucky enough to live just a couple of minutes from my sister and her family.  That's so wonderful for all of us, and I'm thrilled my daughter is so close to her cousins.  My niece is hilarious and she thinks big.  She's ten years old, and she typed her Christmas Wish List for her parents a few days ago.  It's too fun not to share.  Which item on her list do you find the most humorous?  I can't decide!

1. Trampoline
2. anything from
3. One Direction merchandise
4. iPhone5
5. a gift from "Santa" for sentimental value
6. Money
7. VISA gift card
8. Trip to ToysRUs, with a $300 value limit
9. All of the above/below
10. A bigger fish tank with more fish in it
11. A "big deal" party with lots of people, live music and a chocolate fountain, etc., for my birthday
12. Kung Fu lessons



My Crafty Home Life said...

I have a store like that near me. It is a great idea to bring in your own planters. I have never heard of this ugly sweater thing....but I LOVE IT! There is a woman in town who wears these for real. She just sent an email to all of her friends saying..."a lot of you have asked me where I buy my holiday sweaters"..and gives the name of the store. She has no idea people are goofing on her.

Kim said...

The tacky Christmas Sweater thing has been going on a couple of years in our house. In fact, Callie is thrilled that next week (last week of school before Christmas) that she has one for each day of the week!! So silly, but so cute!! As for your niece's list ... I particularly like the Sentimental Santa gift!! xo

Albertina || Mimosa Lane said...

love your niece's list!! wao! I want everything on it too! starting with iPhone5...and yes a present from Santa for sentimental value is a must!

Love Nicholson hardy!! I always want everything inside.

Belle on Heels said...

Oh wow, that list is HYSTERICAL!! I'm with you, I can't pick which is the funniest! The "Santa" gift? The Toys 'R Us spree? The best is definitely #9! Girl after my own heart :)

I hadn't heard the trend of tacky Christmas sweaters, but I wish I had known you were looking! I have the most God-awful tacky Christmas vest that my sweet Grandmother gave me that has just been sitting in a box in our guest room. It needs a Tacky Sweater Party invitation!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

The Kung Fu lessons as a final item made me laugh out loud.
I have heard of teens wearing ugly X-mas sweaters. My daughter is not taking part in this dressing ironically trend but I know a few of her friends are. I think some of the preschool moms are doing it too but they are maybe missing the point.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm loving the gift from Santa for 'sentimental value'. That list is hilarious! :)

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

That Christmas list is positively priceless! And, the "ugly" sweater - too funny - that's a trend I am not aware of, but then again I don't have any teenagers left at home to keep me up on these things!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I think I could spend all day in this store....your nieces list is so funny. I think your sister should frame it!

Nicole Scott said...

Ha she's awesome! One Direction anything and Archery lessons is the list I'm contending with... damn you Hunger Games! Merry Christmas Jennifer! That store is over the top Christmas!!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I love Nicholson had fun buying a bunch of ornaments last Saturday afternoon. Although, I think everyone in Dallas decided to show up there at 4:30! It was insane!

The enchanted home said...

Cute list, love her "big deal party" boy, 10 year olds today really do think big! My niece, same age is asking for an iPhone 5 too....crazy!!
Sounds like she knows exactly what she wants!

Karen Albert said...

Wonderful shop Jennifer! Your niece is too cute; her list is amazing from...The Big Deal Party to the Santa Gift!

I used to have some lovely (ha!) holiday themed sweaters, darn!

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Chateau À Gogo said...

Kung Fu lessons definitely. That is classic! - Brandy

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I would never leave that shop. Wow, the ornaments are stunning, and the flowers are perfect.
I love my tacky Christmas sweater, haha. It is petrified it is so old.
Happy Wednesday.

paperjunk-lc said...

Love your daughter's list! Esp a "big deal" party!


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