Snoopits: The Holiday Edition

SANDY CLAWS IS COMINNNNG TO TOOOOOWN.

It’s been an entire year since I’ve screamed Christmas songs at you. You’ve ached daily for it, haven’t you?

Welcome to the last edition of Snoopits for the year! I need to think of things for you to snoop in 2015. My sock drawer? (just kidding) My collection of empty peat moss bags? (just kidding) My diaper genie? (please don’t leave me)

Snoopits: The Holiday Edition

It’s officially Christmastime! As you knooooow, I had to decorate 17 months ago for a photo shoot, and I seriously feel like Christmas done diddly came and went already. We still have 23 days left. Am I sad? Am I excited? I’m not sure. I’m still processing the latest episode of Parenthood. I mean WAT.

So the mantel. A lot of you asked about the stockings on Instagram, and I’m here to say, they come from a far away land filled with fairies and elves viciously working overtime. Errr, Target.

My friend gave me the fresh eucalyptus nudge, and I’m telling you, all it is are loose strands placed on top of each other, creating the “garland” look. And it smells spicy and foresty and fresh. Me digs!

The pine cones? White spray paint, babuh. The end.

The twigs in the white vase? From my back porch after a windy day. The end again.

Snoopits: The Holiday Edition

Okay, so last year we randomly found these small, white snowflake magnets at a thrift store. Like, 25 thousand of them. But instead of putting them on the refrigerator like normal weirdos, we stuck them on the wall where the stud nails are! Ha ha hah! Ah ah! Ha ha. Oh.

Anyway, Aaron wanted to cover an entire wall with snowflakes, and I was like, “Dude, we are not doing that.” He sulked, “Why not? It would be awesome!” Me, “No it would not. We would look like tacky freaks. Snowflake magnet tacky freaks.”

So instead of putting up 25 thousand, we settled for 14 thousand in the corner behind our tree. Tacky freak crisis averted!

I should have included a banana for scale.

Snoopits: The Holiday Edition

Did you know Santa likes succulents? He does. He told me when I was a very small child. He specifically said, “I love succulents.” Okay, the truth is I asked him for Malibu Barbie and he left me a prickly cactus with a note that read, “u succ.”

I actually have more Santas (one old fashioned and wooden, one stuffed and faceless) but you guys, my phone died before I could take photos. Not like, oh-just-plug-it-in died, but died died. It shuts itself off and may or may not randomly turn itself back on. It’s officially been lifeless for about  . . . oh . . . ever. I’m almost dead myself. I can’t text, I can’t Instagram, I can’t do anything. It’s like the ’80s! This is what life must have been like for Debbie Gibson.

Snoopits: The Holiday Edition

I know some people absolutely hate birds, so if you’re in that camp, I want to apologize right now for this terrifying image that will probably haunt you in your sleep until April of 2028. But I love birds! These little gems were found at a . . . wait for it . . . thrift store. Just nestled all cute in the fresh eucalyptus and in between thrifted (shocker) brass candle stick holders. I’ve named them Brenda Walsh and Kelly Taylor. They’re discussing the latest Parenthood episode and the bull honky donk of leaving us with those traumatic cliffhangers with over a month until they’re resolved. Brenda’s writing a letter to congress.

Also, put a bird on it.

Snoopits: The Holiday Edition

Just another area of the mantel with my painted cones, some fresh berries from the backyard, a white pumpie and fresh eucalyptus. Simple. Nature-y. Strong enough for a man, but PH balanced for a woman.

Snoopits: The Holiday Edition

Hi, my name is Bev and I’m a thriftaholic. Ugh, indeed, these vintage Christmas cards came from my favorite little place down the street. But how cute are they above the crib in the nursery? I like to imagine the babies standing up, eagerly grasping the edge of the crib, gazing up at the magical images in wonder, wishing they could blink and immediately transport themselves right into the enchanting scenes. Or you know, rigidly standing, possessed with hunger and desperate fingers, ready to rip them from the wall and shove them into their faceholes like a tiny paper bloodbath. Either or.

Snoopits: The Holiday Edition

And to end our holiday tour, a cute little tobogganed bird with goldish glittery pine cones from my grandmother’s closet. (that’s not the name of my thrift store I swear.) His name is Dylan McKay and he sits on the bookshelf in the nursery. He just came from Brenda Walsh and Kelly Taylor’s mantel nest, and as you can see, he’s still in shock over the latest episode of Parenthood as well. For real, WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS TO US? At least I have a month to figure out what to do with the lakes that have pooled under my eyes. For Pete’s sake.

Snoop snoop snoop!

(p.s. The winner for the Amelia $200 shopping spree issss commenter #194, Bryn, who said, “Kelly clarkson…that baby is so adorable.” Congrats, lady! Check yo’ email.”)

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12 Responses to Snoopits: The Holiday Edition

  1. Hannah December 2, 2014 at 5:38 am #
    I love your bird decoration! So adorable!! Thanks for sharing
  2. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan December 2, 2014 at 6:11 am #
    That snowflake idea is GENIUS!!!
  3. Ashley December 2, 2014 at 9:04 am #
    THAT BIRD in the last photo. SO cute. At least you watched Parenthood 2 weeks after it aired, so you have less time to freak out before the next episode. Your house looks amaze. Fuh realz. And I'm also obsessed with eucalyptus.
  4. Lauren December 2, 2014 at 11:44 am #
    I laughed at this entire post. Ah Bev....you slay me good.
  5. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance December 2, 2014 at 12:42 pm #
    Hahaha you are hilarious! Loving those stockings and eucalyptus!
  6. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy December 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm #
    You are so crafty!!! I wish I was half as crafty as you :)
  7. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain December 2, 2014 at 3:23 pm #
    GAH! I wish I had an ounce of your thrifting skills! You are so creative. Also, where do you get all of your eucalyptus?
    • Bev Weidner December 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm #
      Why thanks, lady! The eucalyptus came from Trader Joe's. Ha-biggidy.
  8. Terri December 2, 2014 at 6:29 pm #
    I love the simplicity...thanks for the reminder (as I haul out my 14 bins of Christmas....can I say "crap" on this channel?) I will be on a frenzy tomorrow in pursuit of eucalyptus (i had to type that 12 times to get it right)...who knew it could gussy up a mantel so fabishly! The birdies reminded me of partridges in a (pair..pear) ... of eucalyptus (only five attempts this time!) tree. It's totally working! As for that last lil' precious Dylan McKay, well he looks like he's in need of one more episode? I don't follow Parenthood (am I blocked from the site?....sorry), but he's looking confused......and bewildered, I'm just guessing the last episode may have been a doozy?... Thanks for sharing...it was pure joy!
  9. Kristen December 4, 2014 at 6:57 am #
    I adore your decorations especially that bundled up birdie at the end! Thank you for sharing!
  10. Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion December 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm #
    Lady I love your snoopits, you crack me up!

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