Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday Thoughts

1. Christmas Day, seven days from today. You heard it here first. Or probably last. Whatever. I love our new Advent Calendar. I wanted to buy all the available Disney Victorian Christmas stuff but the store was so crowded at 11 p.m. I almost started karate chopping pushy motherFers in the neck so I had to grab the countdown calendar and get the F out of there.
2. Philly Friends: Do you know about Rosa's Fresh Pizza? Located at 25 S. 11 Street, slices are always hot and fresh and just $1. Beyond affordable pizza, Rosa's believes in giving back to the community - when you buy your slice, you can pay another $1 to go towards feeding residents of Philadelphia in need. Can't get to Rosa's to donate? You can pre-purchase a hot slice of pizza online for one of the many homeless Rosa's serves by clicking here. I think this is pretty awesome. Even more awesome? Rosa's has paired up with Rush Order Tees to feed AND clothe the homeless this winter. If you buy a short sleeve t-shirt ($14), you contribute seven pizza slices for homeless visitors. If you buy a crew neck sweatshirt ($40), they donate a matching crewneck to homeless visitors. On the inside of every sweatshirt is a tag with schedules and locations of meals and classes for the homeless. I freaking love do-good companies. I spoke to them on the phone on Tuesday about my sweatshirt order and they were so nice. They're giving clothes out to homeless on 12/20. Stop around to see some good in the world if you're in the city. Check them out please!
3. Speaking of do gooders, my friend the lovely Kerry at Till Then, Smile Often sent me a holiday care package. The cookies were le bomb. MFD even got a mug! I absolutely love everything inside, it's perfection. Thank you Kerry!
4. Today is the last day to enter my Ho HO HO mofos holiday giveaway, where you can win $50 Amazon Giftcard OR Paypal cash for yourself PLUS a $25 donation to the charity of your choice. Click here to enter if you haven't already.

5. Do you guys read Emily at Martinis & Bikinis? When I post recipes on Tuesdays I link up with her. Is it wrong to like to read her more in the winter because it's usually shitty and gray here and she lives in sunny FL? Regardless, check her out by clicking on her blog name above. And check out her pepper jack cheese and corn dip recipe if you need something to bring to a party this weekend.

6. Bloggers or anyone looking for new blogs to follow, check out Blogger_Gram on Instagram run by that idea wunderkind Helene from Helene in Between.
Image via Helene in Between

7. Did I tell you Nordstrom Rack opened a block from my office? I heard a rumor that Santa has gone crazy for me this year. This may or may not be related to sentence #1.

8. Grinch alert: I loathe wrapping gifts. I miss the days when KVSR would come home from college or NYC after college and wrap all of my gifts for me. Speaking of people doing holiday things for me, shout out to my Mom for baking the cookies MFD needed for his office Christmas cookie swap. I was sick this week and unable to and her baking is far superior to mine anyway. HO HO HO mofos. Tis the season.

9. I wonder if I could hire George Michael to call me and sing Last Christmas every year?
I sincerely love it. It's the best Christmas song aside from The Fairytale of New York by the Pogues. Have a listen to both:
Last Christmas by Wham! on Grooveshark
Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues Feat. Kirsty MacColl on Grooveshark
10. E-card of the week.

Toodle-oo. 

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37 comments:

  1. Love the advent countdown calendar its so cute! How sweet is Kerry that she did that? That girl seriously rocks! And yes I read Emily. She was born in the best country ;)

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  2. The advent calendar is so cute. So glad you like your box. I couldn't resist those mugs. I adore Emily and I am following the Blogger Gram too, such a great idea. Shout out to your Mom for helping with the cookies, so sweet of her to help in a pinch.

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  3. Kerry is definitely the best! Love the Victorian Santa countdown- snatch up everything after Christmas when its on sale! You'll have to tell us just how crazy Santa went this year- Nordstrom Rack has some gems.

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  5. Happy Christmas, Snotty! I wish I lived closer so I could come over and bring you hot toddies and sing Wham to you.

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  6. Aw Kerry is the best!! The care package queen. Love the countdown calendar, it's adorable.

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  7. HOORAY for an odd love of Wham at Christmas. You know I share it and if you get him to sing to you, I'm flying to Philly and camping out in your guest room til he's gone. We'll be quite the trio. Kerry kills it with her packages. The leg on MFD's mug is perfect!

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  8. I absolutely love the pizza thing!! I'm definitely checking out those shirts since I don't see a Philly trip anytime soon. Great care package from Kerry I love the leg lamp mug!!

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  9. I love the Dirty Dancing mug...I carried a watermelon! He he. I have so much wrapping to do that I'm just putting it off because I hate doing it. My husband is of no help with wrapping either so I just have to suck it up and get going with it. I was so into the holiday spirit a week or two ago and now I'm just fading.

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  10. I just almost fell out my chair ... only a week! ACK! I started out so organized and ahead of the game and now not so much! I love that calendar. We got one of the Victorian themed ornaments during our honeymoon : ) I'll have to keep an eye out for the calendar when we go next fall.

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  11. Rosa's sounds so cool! That's fabulous.
    Love the christmas countdown and last christmas is totally my jam, love it.
    what a sweet package from Kerry!

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  12. Your new advent calendar is so cute!! I 100% agree on that dip recipe that Emily posted - definitely pinned it for future use!! And yes George Michael can sing me that song any day!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  13. ok for reals, Last Christmas came on my spotify after I wrote my comment. what a coinkydink.

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  14. Call me crazy but I love wrapping presents! Something about a good solid fold on the side just puts me in a great mood! That sounds really weird. But it's true.

    Also, those mugs from Kerri are amazing!!

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  15. Your countdown is so cute!
    Love the coffee mug!
    And now I want Christmas cookies...

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  16. I too love "Last Christmas!"

    Apparently my boyfriend also hates wrapping gifts because he actually paid more to have a gift for me wrapped before it was shipped. Mind you, we have a closet full of wrapping supplies...

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  17. Wrapping gifts is a form of torture. Worst part of the holidays, hands down.

    I love those mugs and the advent calendar.

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  18. That ecard!! LOL! That package is awesome, love those mugs!!! And I have yet to wrap a single gift yet, oh man! It is going to be hours this weekend I have a feeling....hours!!!!

    Ummm that Disney Antique calender is freaking adorable and I am going to have to come steal it! So cute!!!

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  19. Moms are the best. What a fantastic idea that pizza place has. Wish there could be more like it.

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  20. okay. but I just have one question. If you gave someone your heart last Christmas, why wouldn't you be surprised if they didn't recognize you the next year?

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  21. Companies that do stuff like that are the absolute best. The world is so full of greedy people (like the Mexican restaurant here who wanted to charge us $3.50 for a side of enchilada sauce last night even though we left off sour cream, guacamole, cheese, olives, AND salsa from our taco salads) and it's so refreshing when a company isn't.

    Those mugs are perfection.

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  22. wow! thank you so so much for the shout out for blogger gram! let's see how it goes...! and rosa's that is awesome. i love the spirit of the holidays. I cannot beleive christmas is so close. it's freaking me out.

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  23. I love wrapping. If you lived here I would totally wrap all your gifts for you. Happy Christmas week. Now thanks to you, I've booked a trip to FL AND I can't stop saying hohohomofos.

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  24. I loooove the the Disney Victorian collection- we have a couple ornament but I legit want it ALL! Sometimes I forget you're from the Philly area... I may be up that way in Feb!

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  25. I love wrapping, especially perfectly square or rectangular gifts. Something about smooth corners and perfect edges soothes my Type A soul. I love that Rosa's gives out pizza and clothing to the homeless; 10 slices just purchased courtesy of the Rosicks! I am finding myself more and more thoughtful about thoise in need this Christmas. Not that I wasn't before, but having a baby this year has made me really aware of those in need as I buy Jack Christmas gifts, clothes, bring him home to warm house and safe crib to sleep in, etc. And now I want to cry. Motherhood has made me a huge sap.

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  26. I am the worst at wrapping gifts. I have finally just accepted it and now I stock up on the holiday tissue paper and bags from the dollar bins at Target!

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  27. Oh pleasant surprise to see me on here, thank you!! I love the advent calendar. I just bought a tree ornament which matches it exactly (Mickey and Minnie are in those same outfits).

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  28. The Victorian decorations are right up my alley. I think I'm going to invest in a great advent calendar at the after-Christmas sales.

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  29. Instead of calling me, I'd prefer if George Michael would show up at my front door donning that exact same outfit and serenade me.
    P.S. I need to know if there's anyone out there who actually LIKES wrapping presents. Because I'm willing to hire them. Of course, they would be doing it out of the goodness or their own hearts because ain't nobody got the money to spend on someone who wraps their gifts.

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  30. You got an awesome package.

    I hate wrapping gifts too. I stink at it. My husband pokes fun at how awful I am at it.

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  31. Love that Rosa's Pizza idea. I can always bake since I usually have the time. I do not mind wrapping gifts at all!!
    As long as I have all the things I need for wrapping! Christmas will be here and gone before we know it!
    Forever grateful that I can shop when there are no crowds in the daytime!!
    Love your Momma

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  32. I swear to god if you mention that song one more time...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember, I know where you live.
    I haaaate wrapping gifts. I used to love it as a kid but now I just don't have the patience for it. About 90% of my things went into bags this year. I ain't got time fo' dat.

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  33. Oh my gosh I seriously love your Disney advent calendar! And I'm with you on the gift wrapping--I'm absolutely HORRIBLE at it. Ugh.

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  34. Kudos to Rosa's! So awesome. Confession: I haven't bought a single gift yet. I'm a last minute-er.

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    1. Living on the edge Dawn! You'll get it done.

      I cannot wait to chow on some Rosa's the week after Christmas.

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