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WO: Weekly Obsessions

For the first time in forever, I’m really excited for the holidays and Christmastime — and it’s only December 10! Maybe it’s because I’m in love with my new city, or maybe it’s my new city’s constant weed aroma in the air. Whatever the case, here are four things to fa-la-la for:

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  1. Christmas Decorations: I never even knew ornament stands existed, but this is perfect for commitment-phobes and people with smaller spaces (me and me). Leftover ornaments make fun additions to a table and doorway. Huzzah!
  2. Winter Walk SF: Right near Macy’s Union Square, SF residents and visitors can take a break from holiday shopping with a festive frolic on the turf. Kittens and carolers and food trucks oh my! Now through January 1.
  3. Pictures with Santa: Nothing makes me laugh more than seeing children cry at the sight of Santa. (I’m not completely jolly, as you should have guessed.) This priceless shot of my niece, Allison, and her amazing parents, will hang on my fridge for years.
  4. “Elf”: I just like to smile, smiling’s my favorite. And it just isn’t winter without watching this Will Ferrell classic. Trivia buffs can enjoy these fun facts, too — thanks for the find, Magz!

Images courtesy of: Mah iPhone, Visit Union Square, FB, Amazon

Deck the Halls, and Walls, and …

Now that we’re officially into December, I’m allowing myself to get into a festive mood. I’m normally a Grinch by this time of year — one of the drawbacks to working in advertising, as I’ve been reading about reindeer since JULY.

But then, I felt a spark in my seasonal spirit as I scanned the aisles of local stores. The apartment was looking a little sad, so I put together a little winter wonderland to ward off Grinch-y tendencies.

Any Target or Walmart in your area should carry similar items. I was able to get everything for less than $150 — a steal, considering I was starting from scratch.

Best of all, it only took about two hours to get everything set up. That, of course, includes dropping six of the shatterproof ornaments and a bleeding “oopsie” moment.


Garland hung vertically, with sparkly ribbon curls to hide the hanging wire.

My mini [artificial] tree has turquoise and silver, and brown and gold ornaments.

Store-bought toppers are too heavy, so a large silver bow caps it off.

 Under the tree are wrapped shoeboxes — the real presents are at my parents’ house.

 This inexpensive vase is filled with red and gold ornaments, plus matching bells.

 Silver and gold ornaments and bells replace my usual magazines in this IKEA bowl.

Metallic-dusted “wood” candles fill the space with warmth.

Maybe I’m a mini-Martha after all … minus the Band-Aids.