Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Holiday Pretties

Now, I'm not one to start decorating for Christmas even before Halloween. It's actually one of my pet peeves, don't get me started. Anyway, I do love Christmas tree decorations. It seems like we have a ton but the reason for that is that my mother gives each of my kids a beautiful ornament every year at Thanksgiving. The idea is that when they grow up and move away, they will have a "starter set" of ornaments with meaning. What I'll have is an empty tree. While we are several years away from this happening, I'm always on the look out for pretties all my own. I found these two beauties at Anthropology.

I missed out on the sailing ship snow globe ornament from last year but these are also super pretty. I can't wait to hang them on my tree, although I will be waiting until after Thanksgiving to do so!

Monday, October 12, 2015

This makes me crazy!

My daughter, she's 12, wants to be Joan of Arc for Halloween this year. This part, I love. She recently studied Joan of Arc at school and independently picked this as her costume choice. Now, my daughter is tall for 12 and has a developing body. She looks like a teenager, not a child. This past weekend we started looking at costumes. The picture below is representative of what we found.
Can I just say, WTF? Why are all women's costumes "sexy" something or other? Needless to say, we were horrified and went to the fabric store and I'll be making her something. But, if we wonder why girls don't appreciate their worth or feel inferior, look no farther!