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Good morning!! 🙂 This morning, I (Jeni) woke up thinking about Smistmas. My friends and I created Smistmas this year, because we all love the holidays SO much, and never want them to end. We decided that instead of waiting all year for a fun celebration, we would do something mid-year – a Summer Christmas of sorts (Smistmas). Instead of Santa, we’ll have Ramon – a mystical Smistmas Pegasus that flies around during the Summer.
Instead of a tree, we’ll decorate a cactus. The legend (that we made up) says that Ramon flies around and pricks himself on the cactus. That startles him and he drops all of the presents he’s carrying. Smistmas is basically a fun event and something to look forward to every year. Cocktails, friends, great food, goofiness, thoughtful gifts and lots of fun. It’s a brand new tradition and I can’t wait for Smistmas in July now!
Do you and your friends or family have any fun traditions you look forward to every year?
Good morning everyone!! I, Michelle, woke up with a heavy heart this morning. Living in South Carolina, we rarely get to experience the wonderful white fluffy stuff that falls from the sky, snow! It rarely snows here, to the point my kids call it ice cubes falling from the sky. This past weekend it was supposed to snow, for the first time in almost a year, and all the kids around here were super excited to see it snowing. Woke up Saturday morning and it was just rain… yep… rain. My weather app was still calling for snow, so I didn’t give up hope. Until that time came and went.. and the sun actually came out! Talk about a huge let down!! Oh well. We still have a few more weeks that it could possibly snow.
Did you get any snow this weekend? If so, how much?
These Long Sleeve Fringe Ponchos are stinkin’ ADORABLE! There are 8 colors available, and each is only $7.99 – seriously. $7.99, on sale from $34.99. SCORE!
Got kids? These super cute little infinity scarves for kids are just $2.99!!!!
Michelle and I are working out via Skype together, and when I came across this deal, I said, “SWEET!!!!” Workout stuff starting at only $2. No kidding – two bucks! I’ve purchased workout shirts from this site in the past and they are the only ones I wear now! Check out the sale HERE!
These Personalized Sweet Peas Necklaces are SO cute! What great gift ideas for friends and family!! AND they are only $9.99 right now. That’s an awesome deal we usually don’t see until around Mother’s Day!
I, Jeni, am a HUGE Golden Girls fan. Kind of a ridiculous fan, really. It’s my absolute favorite show of all time. One of the best gifts I ever received was this amazing Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai book. It covered EVERYTHING from the characters and actors to tons of behind the scenes stuff about guest stars, the set, the wardrobe and each of the episodes. I’m loving this book and totally suggest it to any Golden Girls fan!
Are you a Golden Girls fan?
Christmas clearance!! If you could see me (Jeni) right now – I’m beaming with a huge smile. I LOVE Christmas clearance and man, did we stock up for next year! We scored tons of wrapping paper for next year – less than 50¢ per roll, bags of bows for 24¢ each, and lots of fun decorations!
Do you clearance shop after Christmas? What great deals have you found?
If you’re a Target shopper, you may have seen these before. I (Jeni) scored these during the 90% off Christmas clearance. Archer Farms Peppermint Almonds. And they are WAY too good. I literally had to hide them from myself because I couldn’t stop eating them. If you’re lucky enough to find them, and you love peppermint and almonds – grab some!
What are your favorite holiday treats?
I, Michelle, am in love with this super cute Lochness Ladle I found on Amazon one day! It is so flippin cute to see him standing in my stock pot protecting my soup from thieves!
I, Michelle, am obsessed with gel pens, especially the Gelly Roll brand!! Brings be back to middle school when I would draw my current crushes names all over my hand and do my homework in rainbow colors. Gosh, those were the days!!
Did you have an obsession with gel pens?
I, Michelle, love to cook in my cast iron skillet!! There is nothing better than a rustic meal for dinner on a cold, winter night. With how crazy the weather is acting here in South Carolina, I am making my Lemon Tarragon Chicken. This is perfect with veggies and parmesan noodles.
What are your plans for dinner tonight?
This is a classic!! We can’t stop laughing at this one!
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