Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited: December Edition

Hey everybody, it's time to get stupid excited again! 

For those of you new to my blog, "Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited" is a feature I (usually) post on the first day of each month.   It's like Oprah's Favorite things - if Oprah was really cheap. And loved to shop at Kohl's.  Now, let me make clear that I am not hawking or reviewing products here.  Nobody's paying me or providing me with anything. LTTMMSE is just a little outlet for me to exclaim over and dissect little materialistic things that make me ridiculously excited.  Sidenote:  It doesn't take much, people.    

Grab the button below and link on up in the comments if you want to make your own list! I'd love to read what makes you STUPID excited too!!  And if you'd like to see my past lists, they're all linked up here.

Little Things That Make Me Stupid Excited


I've got eight stupid fabulous things for the month of December!  It's a bit holiday focused, but as I love to say, 'Tis the season!

Are you ready?  Then let's begin!


How do I love thee, Peppermint Bark?  Let me count the ways. 

(1)  I love to eat you.
(2)  And then eat some more of you. 
(3)  And then eat some more of you after that. 
(4)  Are you sensing a pattern here?

Unfortunately, the good people at Ghiradelli consider you a "holiday" candy and therefore only make you available seasonally.  But what a glorious season it is!


One of my best friends gave me the above necklace as a thank you gift for taking photographs of her family a few weeks ago.  I insisted that no payment was necessary, that I was thrilled she asked me to take their pictures in the first place, and that I learned a ton of stuff from the photo shoot and that was payment enough.  But tricky little Anne went ahead and got me something anyway.  And I loooooooooooooove it.  I'm thinking of standing on the corner now with a sign saying "Will Take Photographs for Jewelry".  Think people will go for it?  Thank you again, Annie!  I am stupid excited to wear this thing!!!


Um, hello.  Is this wreath not the cutest thing EVER?  I am totally going to try and make it.  What could possibly go wrong?  Wait - don't answer that.  I'm not sure what my obsession is with making wreaths out of food items lately.  I wonder what I'll make for New Years....can you make a wreath out of empty liquor bottles?


Now I know makeup and lotions and everything are all a very personal decision.  But I gotta tell you, I love this stuff.  I just recently bought it and am so glad I did.  It's kind of like a tinted moisturizer, I guess is the best way to describe it.  It's very light, blends super easily, and just looks great as a base coat for your face.  I usually touch up with a bit of foundation after putting this stuff on, but I'm not even sure I really need to.  I've been struggling lately with makeup due to my aforementioned aging issues, and I think I finally struck gold with this purchase.  Now watch them go and discontinue it.  That would make me stupid angry.


I just finished reading all of these books a few weeks ago, and man, I loved them.  The premise had me hooked right from the get-go, and this author knows how to tell a good story, so I pretty much couldn't put them down.

They're young adult, so don't go into them expecting a literary masterpiece.  And in the interest of full disclosure, they're also pretty depressing.  But don't we all need to be depressed once in awhile?  Sometimes I think it's good for the constitution.  But even so, maybe it's best to wait until January to read these so as not to dampen your Christmas spirit. 


Isn't this just so pretty?  I love this Nativity set.  I've had it for years, and I just think it's so timeless. Although I still don't have the creche piece, because it is dang expensive.  Baby Jesus certainly couldn't have afforded it, which is kind of ironic, if you think about it.


What's this?  Oh, only the greatest Christmas music album ever made!!!  Mele Kalikimaka is my favorite.  Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say, on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day.....  Oh, it's just so festive!


Holiday Dresses for Little Girls

I found the above dresses at JC Penney, but there are tooooooooooons of cute holiday dresses out there right now for little girls at pretty much any clothing store you can think of.  I'm not a huge fan of frills and bows, but something about Christmas brings out my inner pageant mom.  Luckily for Ashley's sake, she only shows up once a year.  But come on - aren't those dresses darling?  I'm especially partial to the first one with the hearts.


And that's it for this month!  Hope you all enjoyed it!



Steph said...

Thanks for the tip on the tinted moisturizer. Yep, skin definitely changes in your 30s (you still have a few more years before that though, right?).

Kmama said...

I am so with you on the peppermint bark. BRING IT ON!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

I love the wreath. So cute.

Liz said...

I want to eat that wreath!

I love White Christmas, too. :)

Had you read my Stupid Excited post? I totally don't remember. :)

thenameisbeth said...

Peppermint bark also makes me excited.

I have some at home currently hidding in a drawer so my husband can't eat it all!

& that wreath is awesome. Too bad I'm completely UN-crafty!

Krystyn said...

You are making me nervous about that wreath...don't do it...don't do it. Okay, well, do and take pictures!

If we put that out here, it would get eaten or melt.

The dresses are so cute, too.

The Lane Family said...

I may not always comment but I love to read your posts and I voted for you at Multiples and More because you do have a great blog!!!

That wreath is AWESOME!!! I should attempt it as well...but I might want to eat it and Virginia HUMIDITY....oh well!!

White Christmas is Awesome as well and we watch it every year!!

I am so glad you mentioned the Hunger games because so many people have been wanting me to read it!!

Plus with twin girls seeing those cute dresses was great as well.

wonderchris said...

Loved the December edition!!!

Mele Kalikimaka ALWAYS makes me wanna watch Christmas Vacation. :)

Anonymous said...

I looooove peppermint bark!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Why, oh why did I have to see that peppermint bark? I've been averting my eyes to it in all the stores. I'm OK until I cave and buy some...and then I can't get enough. My strategy is to wait until much closer to Christmas to buy it, to limit my exposure. :)

I'm going to attempt making peppermint bark again this year. Last year it tasted ahhh-mazing, but the dark and white chocolate separated. (That meant I had to eat it all, as it wasn't fit to give away as a gift.) I have a new strategy...but I'm prepared to eat the scraps if it doesn't work.

Christina said...

I'm to sick to blog right now..I can't think straight enough to make a post make sense. But I will play along with you this month and link up! :)

Funny in My Mind said...

I will have to try that peppermint bark soon.
That necklace is perfect- love it.
Any of the oldies at Christmas remind me of my mom and childhood. Johnny Mathis, Burl Ives, Nat King Cole, I made an iTunes album last year with all of the classics.
I love Aveda's tinted moisturizer but I have heard that Laura Mercier and Neutrogena have good ones.
Welcome to my blog!

Nancy said...

I love the dress with the hearts also. I am a new follower. I hope you will follow me back.

Danae said...

Anything Ghirardelli makes me stupid excited. :o)