What the Holidays Mean to Me

IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!

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Well, almost.

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I don’t care what holiday you celebrate or what religion you are, I think the end of the year is a good time to reflect on the year past and maybe, just maybe, how we can do better, be better,  in the year ahead. How we can be more kind and more loving. How we can be more caring and thoughtful to the needs of others.

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It’s a time to make a point of checking in with family and friends you maybe haven’t seen or heard from in awhile. Shouldn’t we be doing that all the time? Sure. But. Life. I always feel like holidays are reminders to do the things we might forget the rest of the time – Let People Know You Love and Care About Them.

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The holidays are also an excuse to celebrate. Eat a little too much. Have a cocktail. Stay out late. Meet up with friends. Do the things we’re “too busy” for so much of the time.

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Be a little frivolous. Give gifts. Wear a fun dress! I like to do that! Last week was the Staff Holiday Party at work with an Ugly Christmas Sweater theme…and I took it one step further and got this vintage Christmas wrapping paper looking dress from Cow Cow.

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Cow Cow makes a gajillion different customizable items and have a kazillion different ready-made prints and patterns on every theme imaginable. And many items go up to plus size 5xl. That’s what I got and it’s actually a little large, I could have gotten a 4xl and it wouldn’t have been slipping off my one shoulder. It’s also mad affordable.

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You can find them on their own website and on Amazon. I think there’s more variety on their website but items are cheaper on Amazon, and especially if you have Amazon Prime you won’t pay shipping. Just be forewarned, if you want something specific in a holiday theme be sure to order well before the holiday because shipping takes much longer, although for $20 they can expedite shipping and you can get your wacky Christmas dress to you in time for your holiday staff party!

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This is not my favorite picture of me, but…but…there’s a……..

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DOG!!!

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Here’s a closer look at the amazing dress in all its glory…

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…and closer….

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…and closer….

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…and closer!!!

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Hope you’re taking some time this holiday season to reflect and breathe and visit with loved ones.

What I’m Wearing:

Today I’m linking up with Elegantly Dressed and Stylish for the Turning Heads Linkup. Jess looks To. Die. For. in a military-inspired blazer. I’m also linking-up with The Saturday Share Link-up on Not Dressed as Lamb and there are many other lovely ladies there to check out as well!

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9 thoughts on “What the Holidays Mean to Me

  1. I think the dress is adorable. Very you. You always look adorable. Time to reflect and be so very thankful for the special people in our lives. Love you and looking forward to seeing you and your beautiful daughter on Christmas Eve!

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    1. My father had this GIANT roll of Christmas wrapping paper for my entire childhood, it was so large it was actually on one of those paper dispenser/cutter things like they have at stores that do gift wrapping. ANYWAY, I never knew of it to run out, but after he died (when I was 22) the paper was nowhere to be found. I kinda think he took it with him.

      Thanks for stopping by, Jodie!

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  2. Hahah omg! Love it!!!
    What a fun post! Your dress is incredible with it’s inspiration from Christmas wrapping paper! That is a fun way to get into the holiday spirit, and quiet the conversation starter, you must have received so many fun compliments by now while out and about! Even if
    your fellow staff members were stiff competition, your dress is unexpected, and fun..I’m sure they were all envious.
    It definitely is important to treat each other kindly, you are right about that…life is too short.

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  3. Even that day during the photo shoot, people on the street were wishing us Merry Christmas and commenting on the dress! For someone who actually does not like to draw a lot of attention to herself, I really chose an attention-grabbing dress!

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