I've decided to embrace who I am.
I am tacky.
And I'm OK with that. Especially if it means I get to make Santa flamingos and lighted palm trees.
The flamingos actually went through a bit of an evolutionary process. They started like this:
But they needed a little something extra, so I added the coat. I was quite pleased with the result. Here's few more of the set.
The very best ones were the last batch I decorated. Unfortunately, I didn't get pictures of those. They were lovely. Really. The snowflakes, bulbs and presents were just what I was trying for. I'm also a doofus and never get pictures of the really good cookies.
But, in the spirit of a tacky Christmas, I am going against everything I believe in and I am posting a picture of myself on the blog. I'm with my friend Mark, at work, shortly before the Tacky Christmas Sweater Contest.
I am wearing the most awesome sweater in the whole. wide. world. It is epic in its tackiness.
I think I may have had a shot at winning, but they waited so long to do the judging that I had to leave, thereby disqualifying myself from the contest. But don't worry, I wore the sweater to three separate Christmas celebrations. It was a glorious Christmas.
Are you ready?
Here it comes...
It matches my cookies!!!! It was totally unplanned. I saw the sweater on Pinterest, clicked on it out of sheer delight, and discovered it was for sale. WooHoo!! You can't tell, but there are lights in the feather boa at the bottom. Twinkle lights. Did I say epic? Because it was epic. I love this sweater more than I care to admit.
Anyhoo, I hope you had a lovely Christmas and I hope you have a wonderful new year!
That's all for now.