Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Real Ugly Baking Tradtions?!

Who is soooo excited about all our new followers? THESE GIRLS! Welcome everyone new and "old" to Almost Gemini! We try to be creative and crafty but we are mostly crazy! (Hence being friends with The Vintage Farmhouse)

Today's subject: Holiday Traditions

The Real Santa

A couple of blogs ago, I let you in on THE major U family tradition. In case you don't know, I'm the baby of the family. I am 25 28 30 34.*

*Side note, I thought that would be a lot funnier until I started to cross out all of those ages*

Mama and I still have to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. The floats, the marching bands, and Broadway reviews are so much fun? I have to be honest with you, we really watch it for one reason. That reason is the one and only REAL SANTA. Anyone that has watched THE ORIGINAL Miracle on 34th St (another tradition) knows Kris Kringle is the real deal Holyfield. When does THE REAL SANTA, make his debut? The end of the Macy's parade! See how that works?!

Real or Fake?

Angela Lerew from Unexpected Elegance is asking the age old question Real or Fake?!

Get your minds out of the gutters, she is talking Christmas trees/garlands!

You're going to have to read her blog to know which one she chooses.

My tree last year was real...

REAL DRUNK! HA! What is strange for other people is totally normal in the Florida Keys.

Christmas in the Florida Keys, BEST. TRADITION. EVA!- Yep, we spend Christmas on the beach. I'm going to have to write an entire blog about next!

What's the Yummiest Christmas tradition? Baking of course! I saw the cutest pictures of Christmas Cookies at Hobnob Market. 

You want to see pictures of AH-MAZE-ING looking cookies for all occasions? I dare you to check out Polka Dot Cookies photo stream. WARNING: You will come away with a cavity and a craving!


The party we wait all year for. I start collecting in March. I know it sounds odd but when I see one, I have to have it. Same thing with cat shirts. (Once again, that is an entire other blog) It seems like every time I find a new sweater, it is better then the last!

You might have thought I was cool before, but now you will start to realize how COOL I truly am. Get ready to be jealous b/c I know and went to high school with Brian Howard.

Brian is modeling a STUNNING cream stuffed reindeer sweater. I'm going to go out on a limb (not a very large or sturdy one) and say this is a one of a kind sweater. Brian along with Anne-Marie Blackman have co-authored Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater.

How awesome is that! A couple of years ago, we wanted to make our own "ugly sweaters". Here is what sis designed.

What a beauty. This shirt is also was the reason "Simmer down Christmas tree" was coin. Some stranger said that phrase to sis and now we use it all year round! It's a "classier" way to say "Calm the hell down".

Sorry, for the extra grammar/spelling errors this week. My editor is on a cruise this week and after that will be on a three month vacay. What I'm saying is: GET USED TO IT!

What is your favorite holiday tradition? How about a great story of Christmas past?

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukka' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukka!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'
-  Dave Barry


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