Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Crazy Holiday Train

Every year Starbucks gets all the love with their famous holiday drinks.  So I wanted to give a kudo to Peets.  On this particular day, my peppermint mocha did not get enough espresso due to the machine not being calibrated.  This is what the Barista told me after I had finished my coffee that tasted more like a hot chocolate.  But for the most part, I always taste the coffee and actually prefer them to Starbucks.  Since my daughter is a better photographer, she offered to take the Peets display photo.    
Christmas is coming way too fast but I am hanging on and jumping through all the hoops that are being put in front of me.  As I get older, I find that it's important to find pockets of happiness.  Whenever I become calm, no matter how brief, I make a point of grabbing onto those feelings and running with it.  I also have to push myself at times to get happy.  One good example of this was when my daughter was three years old and we took her to a Thomas the Train event.  While boarding the train, I noticed how crowded it was and muttered something in a cranky tone.  I will always remember a woman, who upon sensing my irritation, said in an understanding tone, "Just keep smiling." I always think back to that whenever the grind of life pushes me too far.          
Elves have been taking a lot of heat this Christmas, so I wanted to let my elf flag fly.  This cute little guy has been in my life for as long as I can remember.  I have him posing with one of my blue trees from Anthropologie.      

Cardigan: Anthropologie Mallard Bay by Monogram.
Jeans:  Vera Wang for Kohls.
Turtleneck: Lands End in forest green.
Boots:  Isaac Mizrahi for QVC.
Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane from QVC.
Blue Trees: Anthropologie from about nine or ten years ago.   

2 comments:

  1. Ohhh, the Mallard Bay cardi is sooo cute! Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love this one too and it is perfect for cold days because of the wool content. I think it came in a fox print which would be a fun one to have also.
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Stacey

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