Venus Trapped in Mars

18 November 2013

With No Help from General or Venus...





This weekend I decorated for Christmas. You may think I'm crazy for decorating so early, but I have a good reason! You see, I'm a December birthday girl, my birthday is one week before Christmas Eve. My parents wanted to be sure that my birthday wasn't overshadowed by Christmas (great parents right!!?), so we generally wouldn't decorate the house until December 18th, once my birthday was officially over. 

Now that I'm older, I have kind of embraced how lovely it is to have a birthday surrounded in sparkle, cheer and festive lights! So, you could say I'm making up for lost time by decorating so early this year! Plus, my favorite t-shirt company, Skip N' Whistle sent me the cutest tee and I couldn't wait any longer to put that bad boy on and get to decorating! 






I tried to get General and Venus to dress up with me too, you can see below how well that went... just about as well as day one for new contestants at the biggest loser ranch. 







Thanks a lot for nothing General and Venus. You can't at least humor your mother for just a few minutes for some family pictures?? #rudeticket

Be sure to check out Skip N' Whistle Christmas sweater t-shirts! They all have different designs like the dinosaur (what I'm wearing), football (clearly need this one too), reindeer, owl and tons more! Trust me you'll like everything this Nola based company has to offer! Oh, and go ahead and take 20% off from now until December 25th when you use code SANTA.


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54 comments :

  1. I completely feel you on the birthday, except my birthday IS Christmas Eve. As much as I hated it throughout the years, now I think it just makes me love the Christmas season even more!

    Annnnd I need that shirt. So that's my next order of business for the morning.

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  2. Fantastic pics. I am a December baby also except mine is 4 days after Christmas Dec 29. My hubby says I am just greedy and wanted all my presents at one time.

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  3. I am cracking up! The beard is just too much.
    Ps. I need that shirt. Swooning.

    › xo fal • falfindshappiness.blogspot.com

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  4. OMG! I love the dogs all dressed up! I have some antlers for my pups also, which may make one of them look like the dog from The Grinch. :)

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  5. You are so cute! And so is that shirt. I may just have to get me one. And your pups are hilarious. My dog (Beagle mix-looks a lot like General) will wear anything we put on him as long is it is not on his head. He was fine with his Batman Halloween costume except for the bat ears. And every Saturday we put a different UGA t-shirt on him (not one made for dogs) and he is fine with that too. lol

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  6. Haha General's beard is fantastic! I need my own house to decorate!

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  7. I NEED THAT SHIRT! Also, Walter needs Christmas accessories to wear!

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  8. My birthday is Christmas Eve, so I've definitely embraced having Christmas decor, lights and sparkle being associate with it. It makes for a super-festive birthday! Love that cheers glass and of course the adorable puppies.

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  9. december chicks rock!! my bday is also in dec (dec 30) and i always get giddy (or used to) when dec rolled around.

    love the pretty decorations :)

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  10. So cute! I'm going to try to put a Santa hat on my kitten... we'll see how that one goes

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  11. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas! Your decorations are very cute! Loving the football shirt too, obviously!

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  12. I love decorating for Christmas! I am itching to get that tree up!

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  13. General in the santa beard, I'm dying.

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  14. i can't believe you already decorated. it looks so cute! puts me in the christmas spirit for sure! LOVE that tee!!

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  15. love your bar cart lady! Also your decorations are so fun and festive!

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  16. omg the General's face! Angry, angry man.

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  17. I'm so overly excited to get my shirt. Aghhh.
    Also, Venus couldn't be more furious with you. And I love it.
    I sort of, kind of, want to come live in your festive apartment with you. Can we arrange this?

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  18. awww they look so cute and miserable ha. love it!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  19. hahaha those faces. they obviously were not amused...

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  20. Wow, Venus and General look like they are really embracing the Christmas spirit! Tell them to try and tone it down a notch. It's not even Thanksgiving yet. I too can barely wait any longer to decorate for Christmas. Slowly items are making their way out of storage...

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  21. 1. The dogs look so damn cute. 2. I need those giraffes.

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  22. REALLY GONNA NEED THAT GIRAFFE WALL ART IN MY APT.
    and i'm ordering the shirt in unicorn.

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  23. haha this is too precious!!! what type of dog is Venus??? and General just looks SO CUTE AS SANTA

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  24. Lol I sooo need that beard for Porkchop!! You three are too cute!

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  25. Your doggies are SO cute . I am falling in love with this decorations , bravo-ravo!

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  26. I just can't decorate until the first weekend in December and then it all comes down on the 26th, I'm such a scrooge.

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  27. A+ for the Biggest Loser reference! :D And oh my god, laughing out loud at how 100% DONE your dogs look, hahaha.

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  28. It seems like Christmas is coming quickly this year - there is already Christmas music on the radio, Black Friday is starting on Thanksgiving most places and I am ready for my decorations also! Maybe we will do it this weekend. Hmm...

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  29. fully support this, as i put up twinkle lights this weekend.

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  30. I love your Christmas decorations! They are so sparkly and pretty, they are really less Christmas decorations, and more just adding some sparkle and color to your life!

    -- SarahChristine

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  31. i am so in love with your t-shirt it's not even funny.

    yay for christmas!

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  32. Dinosaurs on a Christmas tee... pure genius. Animals in clothes/costumes... also genius!

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  33. I'm starting to feel a little pressured...like I should just go ahead and decorate....must. hold out. til thanksgiving.

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  34. Hahaha! General looks pissed! That's too funny. And your decorations are so cute! I'm a Christmas baby too (December 20th) and I'm like you in that since I've gotten older I appreciate it more. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. Cheers to Christmas babies!

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  35. Love that you decorating in a Christmas tee!! So cute!! Venus' face in the first pic, i die! Clearly not amused!

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  36. Ok so first, I LOVE your Christmas décor! So cute and fun! Second. Those faces! OMG! Apparently dogs do not find dressing up and being festive near as entertaining when we do! At least they sort of played along!

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  37. Well...Santa's helpers they are not. But they look awfully chic in their Christmas garb!

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  38. We decorated this weekend as well! But only because my suitemates and I aren't actually going to be at school for a lot of the holiday season, so we thought we might make the most if it :) I love, love your decorations - so colorful!

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  39. I would say you're crazy for decorating early, but you give a good reason. I love the sparkly decorations, but the star of this post is General with the santa hat and beard. Tooooooo funny!

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  40. Ooooh that General cracks me up.. with that general look on his face..! He generally looks pissed off with what you've done to him.. LOL Maybe he would rather be the reindeer?... Bet you didn't think of that!??
    Oh and I love your Festive bar area.. Who wouldn't love some Christmas Cheer at that bar..!

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  41. My birthday is a few days before yours, and my Mom and Gma both have Dec birthdays so Christmas was always the holiday we celebrated. Now, I have decorations like yours and love decorating right now too so I have a festive birthday!

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  42. Haha! They look. So festive :) love it!
    I never decorate before thanksgiving ... Until this year!! We are doing it today!! Wooohoooo!

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  43. How sweet of your parents to hold off on decorating! I really need to get a move on with my decorations...I think you may have inspired me! Thanks girl!!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  44. My birthday is christmas eve!! My parents did the same exact thing, except they created a birthday diva trying to make sure they kept the two holidays separate! How cool is it to have a christmas tree and beautiful lights as birthday decorations! I love December bdays!

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  45. Ok, that shirt is too freaking cute. I love it! I just can't bring myself to start decorating for Christmas yet!!!

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  46. Love the shirt, this post reminds me that it is time to get my ass in gear and dig out my Christmas decorations.

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  47. Your shirt is too cute! I am definitely going to have to check them out! I love all the sparkly decorations and cute pictures :D

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  48. Love that shirt and love those decs.... my husband's birthday is the 22 and Nolan's is Jan 4.. they're surrounded byChristmas too!

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  49. You are too cute! I'm ready to decorate for Christmas too but I always get like halfway done and then give up.. oops. I need one of those shirts as part of my costume for a tacky Christmas party I think.. I'm planning on making a skirt of a tree skirt and a headband out of Christmas balls.

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  50. adore that Christmas shirt! I love to wear fun Christmas tees under a sweater to parties and such.

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  51. I love the shirt.. I'm surprised that you got pictures.. Heisman would be under the couch until I gave up.

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