Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Holidaze

We ladies are spinning. Not only did we just finish working our tails off for E.A.S.T (thank you for all the love!), we now are stepping into, well, the holiday spirit. Super thick with it. Christmas has officially thrown up in my dining room and the pressure to perform is on. Us moms have to have perfectly decorated houses, perfect gifts for everyone (wrapped and arranged in an artful display) and the perfect meal to serve that not only looks delicious, but taste delicious too. Never mind we have to work, volunteer at kids holiday events and still run the household - all while hung over from all the parties.

So, in classic woman-overwhelmed-fashion, I go into deep denial and opt for hitting up every art fair I can in search of new decorations and fab gifts. Avoid the obvious at all cost. Luckily for me, Austin is full of diversions. There’s the Cherrywood Art Festival, Blue Genie and Armadillo Bizarre to name a few. Then there’s always an afternoon to walk down South Congress Avenue or hit up every thrift store along Burnet Road.

Although this technique might not be the most efficient, I’ve gotten some pretty awesome gifts from it all. And maintained my sanity.

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