Bet You Didn’t

December 6, 2011 · 32 comments

I bet you didn’t…

1. …get all ghetto-tastic with your Christmas lights this year.

I may have planned to string these lights along my rooftop and just got lazy. Also, climbing solo up rickety ladders freaks me out.

2. …get a package from the North Pole last night.


Clearly, I hit The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap Jackpot with a match FROM THE NORTH POLE. Cutiepie Jenn sent me some Cinnadoodles, and I’m forever grateful. And kinda wanna frame this box as a Christmas decoration.

P.S. I’m thinking Jenn made these so she could say “Cinnadoodle” over and over again as she baked. I probably would. It’s fun to say… like “cups.” Or “Chicklets.” Or Francisco.

Okay, no, maybe I won’t. I think I’m getto enough with my Christmas-lit shrub. I’d still love to see how sicknasty Jenn’s hometown looks at Christmastime. Maybe a postcard, Jenn?

3. …feel like a gigantic alcoholic when pouring the (non-alcoholic) Bailey’s coffee creamer into your coffee at work this morning.

Work might get stressful, but I haven’t gone that far.



4. …have your day made when one of your all-time favorite episodes of Friends airs.

And you’re all in luck. I found the exact clip I adore so much.

Further evidence that I need a Chandler Bing in my life ASAP.

5. …completely forget to announce the lucky winner of the Around It Goes Vintage Giveaway.

WHOOPS. Sorry, guys… my weekend left me brain dead (pictures of that coming later).

Congratulations, Lauren! E-mail me with your item of choice and I’ll get you hooked up with Katherine. πŸ™‚

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1 Heather @ Run Eat Play December 6, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Those cookies look fantastic – I’m pretty sure that this cookie swap was the best idea ever…
And I love your ghetto lights.
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2 Meredith December 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Ah I watched that Friends episode last night, too! My favorite show; nothing picks up my day like when a great episode is on. (Which is silly to say, because they’re all great episodes. But you know what I mean πŸ˜‰ )
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3 Kelly December 6, 2011 at 3:43 pm

OMG….. Those cookies look so delicious. I need to get to baking this weekend, fo sho. I’m pretty sure the Rolo pretzels I made last night don’t count as “baking.”
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4 Celia December 6, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I think the lights are cute πŸ™‚
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5 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe December 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Mmmmm cinnadoodles.

At least you have your lights up in some way/shape/form. Ours are still in the attic – “until we get the tree” this weekend. DH = scrooge.
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6 Melissa December 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Love Friends! I have all the seasons on DVD and watch the reruns when they’re on TV also. Episodes I’ve seen hundreds of times STILL crack me up
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7 theAlmostRunner December 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm

the bush. that BUSH hahaha. I LOVE IT.


8 Dorsa @ Running Thoughts December 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm

We have three Christmas shrubs, they are not at all ghetto πŸ™‚ well we might have used the appropriate lights for them.. aka the net lights, BUT still not ghetto, love it!
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9 Nikki December 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I secretly stalk your blog and find you hysterical. Just wanted to let you know! πŸ™‚ Like legit I laugh every day. I enjoy your ghetto-ness πŸ˜‰
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10 Lindsey @ Happy or Hungry December 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Bahhhhhhh! I love that Friends episode and Chandler is my fave! Ohh you made my day posting that.
That’s quite the festive bush you have πŸ˜‰
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11 nicole marie December 6, 2011 at 4:37 pm

your “francisco” comment made me think fondly of “francisco d’anconia,” one of the fictional loves of my life! (from ayn rand’s atlas shrugged). love love love love love!!!!!!!!! x
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12 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health December 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Haha love the christmas lights! And I need a Chandler Bing in my life too…perhaps you should do a blog contest to find worthy contestants ;). Oh and I saw that you are a love grown blogger…I’m currently in the running to become one as well!! I so hope I get the chance because I am IN LOVE with that stuff!
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13 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) December 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Can you believe I haven’t watched ELF yet this season? Shame on me. I spend hours quoting it, but haven’t watched it yet…sad.
PS- Alyssa, you’re so pretty, Your face should be on a Christmas card.
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14 Erin @ Running Tall December 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm

We’re so ghetto we didn’t even put up Christmas lights here. Maybe we’ll step it up next year.

Please don’t get drunk at work and make convict mail room friends. Or do. It would probably be really fun.
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15 Hollie@lolzthatswim December 6, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Ha. We only use the baileys coffee creamer at my house. So we can be alcoholic nonbuying Christmas tree bffers together!
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16 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat December 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Those cookies look awesome, and I love how she included the recipe!
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17 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! December 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Hahaha I loved sending stuff to family/friends at xmas time (I am from north pole alaska) because they always thoguht it was so awesome theyre package came from North Pole. One of my aunts actually commented last month that she is sad this will be her first year without a package from the north pole since I moved away this summer!
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18 Amber K December 6, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Gotta love Friends – I own all 10 seasons. Of course, this was before you could watch them every two seconds on TV or have streaming through Netflix. Ugh.

I love the Christmas lights. Festive and yet sane. Ghetto? Sure why not!
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19 Jenn B December 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm

You know it! I loved saying Cinnadoodle… I did it in various ways:
“Cinn, Cinn, Cinnadoodle in the HOUSEEEEE!”
“Cinn-Cinnamon, Cinn-cinnamon, Cinn-cinnadoodle”
“DJ Cinnadoodle on the Miiccc”

I could go on. But I won’t πŸ™‚ Glad you liked them!!


20 janae December 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Hilarious. I am jealous of your relationship with Santa…sending you things already, no fair;) Your lights look great:) Have an amazing day!
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21 Kristine @ Running On Hungry December 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm

My FAVORITE FRIENDS CLIP!!!! Thank you for making my Tuesday with that little piece of wonderful that is Chanandler Bong.
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22 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile December 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Not gonna lie, I like the ghetto shrub. It’s a bit different but still pretty! Those cookies look yuuuum!


23 Allison December 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Just found your blog and it’s fab! Fun post- tons of Christmas cheer πŸ˜€


24 alyssa - fashion fitness foodie December 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm

The shrub is a nice touch Alyssa. Now just get a blow-up snoopy to put outside! πŸ˜‰
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25 Diana December 15, 2011 at 1:56 am

okay, so a little behind, seeing this a week later, but would you believe I SENT cookies to Jenn in the North Pole?!? I got so excited when I saw her address! She is definitely an elf, or at least related.
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