December 21, 2014

25 Days of Christmas CoCo Style - Day 21: Tacky Christmas

I LOVE deviled eggs. LOVE.
But, I don't know about these.
Although ugly sweater parties have become the norm this time of year, there are people who actually participate in tackiness by choice. Unbeknownst to them, or maybe they know and just don't care, they throw caution to the wind and let the Christmas tacky fly. I searched high and low to find some real winners for you. It's surprisingly difficult to find "tacky Christmas" that isn't photos from ugly sweater parties.

                    Fact: Grinch infinity scarves
                            are the new black.
                                                                             When you're contemplating using old milk 
                                                                                  jugs in your decor... Take a timeout.

               The only acceptable reason for this hair
                   is a tacky Christmas sweater party.
                                                                                        I would have a really hard time using
                                                                                       the bathroom right after looking Santa
                                                                                                             in the eye.

      This tree's owner showed a lot of spirit 
when it came to the ornaments and tree topper.
                                                      Looking on the positive side, at least the shotgun
                                                     shells are being reused.

                       I have a feeling she didn't go to the
                        MAC counter for this application.
                                                                       It's pajamas. It's Santa. It's matching.

      Someone got fancy nails for the holiday party.
                                                                           Yes, this is a kitten sweatshirt, which means
                                                                           it gets an instant tacky title. However, it does
                                                                           have one redeeming quality... The kitten sings 
                                                                          Christmas carols. God bless technology.

                    This dude makes the suit tolerable.
                       Take him out of it and yowza!
                                                                        When you can't decide what to do with
                                                                             those pesky leftover ornaments.

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 Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2014

25 Days of Christmas CoCo Style - Day 20: Gift Guide for the Littles

The final installment of the gift guide is upon us, and what better way to finish it off then with some fun ideas for the little ones. Now, considering I don't have kids of my own, it took a little more time for me to find some good picks. But, after many, many hours of research, I found them! My selection process was simple. 1. Must be super cute. 2. Haven't seen it everywhere. 3. I would have wanted it as a kid (or maybe even now). Whether or not these are practical, that's not my problem. Have fun!

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Merry Christmas!

December 19, 2014

25 Days of Christmas CoCo Style - Day 19: Not Your Mother's Gift Wrap

"Fun and Creative Gift Wrap Ideas"
If you ask me, the wrap job of a gift can be just as awesome as the gift itself. It can take me up to an hour to wrap one present. And yeah, that's a long time, but holy crap do my presents look amazing. The gifts shown on my December segment of AM Northwest are fun and relatively simple. If you're looking for some inspiration, check out the video.

Trying to keep up with Pinterest and Etsy, the big box stores have stepped up their game in the last few years. While walking the holiday aisle at Target the other day, I saw packaged yarn strings. Yarn. You can go to the fabric store and get all kinds of yarn in different colors and patterns for a lot less. I found it quite funny and yet, you know people are buying it. The easier it is to be crafty, the more people will do it.

these images and more can be seen here

 Merry Christmas!