Tag Archives: Christmas

Instagram: it’s beginning to look a little bit like Christmas

It’s almost like I’m a pro photographer!

Carolyn and I went on a "clay"date.

Carolyn and I went on a “clay”date.

See? This is me. On the clay date.

See? This is me. On the clay date.

And this is the finished product! A little wobbly, a lot adorable.

And this is the finished product! A little wobbly, a lot adorable.

I'm trying to see if I can pull of beanies. I'm ... unsure.

I’m trying to see if I can pull off beanies. I’m … unsure.

I'm 100% sure about this sweater though. PUPPIES AND BOW TIES!

I’m 100% sure about this sweater though. PUPPIES AND BOW TIES!

Our very first Christmas tree. It still needs a skirt and we have a tiny owl on the top instead of an angel or star, but I'm still very proud.

Our very first Christmas tree. It still needs a skirt and we have a tiny owl on the top instead of an angel or star, but I’m still very proud.

~ Julia Maurice Sabre-Ocean

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Tiny Gingerbread Hansel and Gretel Meet Tiny M&M Lederhosen

As promised, I will now take this time to outline the gingerbread house making competition that my family had on Christmas Eve. It truly was an evening of surprises. My mother and nana, who I thought would do an excellent job, didn’t do quite as well. It wasn’t totally their fault because their kit broke on about four separate occasions. Continue reading

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Holiday highlights

I have to say, I’m pretty darn proud of how successfully awesome my holidays were. They were quiet, nothing too extravagant, and nothing too over the top. And, as it always seems to be, my favourite moments weren’t extravagant either. To be fair that turkey dinner was excellent. But so was that little inauspicious cheese platter. Gosh I love cheese. Continue reading

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Zombie Yuletide

Julia and I will be taking a few days off next week for Christmas time stuffs. Really, when you think about it, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to catch up on your Sarcasm Soapbox reading in between games of rummy with your granddad.

Anyhow, you can expect us back probably a week from now and likely with photos of what will undoubtedly be our hilarious gingerbread house. I’m expecting a mess and a lot of laughter. Excellent!

Catch you on the flip side (of Christmas)!

~ Hilary Lyon Axle Hatchet

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The Great Gingerbread House Off of 2012

On Christmas Eve, my family has decided to have a gingerbread house making contest. It was Julia’s idea and a splendid one at that. We’re going to split up into pairs and build our own unique gingerbread houses. Well, not that unique, because the houses come in those kits, but we’re going to buy our own candy to decorate the sucker however we want to. Julia and I are thinking of doing ours in a “Zombie Yuletide” theme. Don’t ask me how we’re going to make zombies out of candy canes, M&Ms, and icing. We’ll figure it out, I’m sure. Continue reading

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Ridiculous Christmas Songs and A Cat Video

Earlier, I listed some of my favourite Christmas/holiday songs. Here are some of the more ridiculous ones I’ve encountered.

Feliz Navidad – Boney M

What is with the pan flute? Continue reading

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A little rant on the holiday season

Hilary and I and our tree decorating apparel. Perfect right?

Hilary and I and our tree decorating apparel. Perfect right?

It’s the first week of December and already things are holiday crazy. I know a lot of people bemoan the holiday season. They say it’s stressful, having to cook and shop for so many. How do you prepare a traditional Christmas feast for all your gluten intolerant, paleo-diet, vegetarian, family and friends? What do you get a 13 year old boy who has more disposable income than you do? Hell, I’m not even sure how grandparents do it anymore. It must be so bewildering not knowing what dubstep, iPads, or Sephora are. And I get it, I really do. Work ramps up as people try to tie up all the loose ends of 2012, while at the same time, the season is full of too many fun things: decorating, parties, volunteering, and watching Love Actually 18 times in a row, just to name a few on my calendar.  Continue reading

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Take me to winter!

To me winter will always mean snow, and it’s definitely a requirement for Christmas. We really don’t have much snow where I am right now, and I’ve got my fingers crossed it’ll show up in time! But just in case, I’ve got a plan a., b., and c. Continue reading

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I’ve unearthed a secret Christmas plan

The only mail I ever get is from Visa, or at my work, where 4Imprint, a company that will put your company logo on pens, mugs and all kinds of swag, sends me extremely awesome samples. Though the last mug was a garish shade of lime green, I was still really stoked about it.

But then recently a small envelope came in the mail for me! The mail inside was not all that exciting compared to the envelop itself. I think I’ve unearthed a secret Christmas plan.

That tree circled a million times is obviously a Christmas tree and I’m rather sure this is a complex drawing of where to place it. I feel like the mailman is trying to send me a message! He’s either calling me fat (top right corner, also, rude.), or he wants me to move a present to C|F, whilst putting my Christmas tree on a set of stairs. Or perhaps a ladder.

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!

But mostly, I’m not sure why somebody has decided to use my mail as their own personal Post-it note, but please know that you can buy those things at Staples for like $3. I suggest you do so, you mail doodler you.

~ Julia

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