I’m tearing myself away from watching the Taylor Swift/Aerobic Dance video mash-up for the 800th time to write this. I really want to know the thought process that went into making that video. I mean, I think it’s hilarious, but was the guy like, “You know what this T Swift song needs? Terrible 80s aerobic outfits.”

Around The ‘Net

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~21 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization

~8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall

~Slang Phrases From the 1920s We Should Start Using Again

~How the Word OK Was Invented 175 Years Ago

Coming Soon…okay actually not so soon

~Annie and James both cracked up at the preview for Minions, the Despicable Me prequel that focuses on the history of the Minions and how they came to Gru. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come out until Summer 2015, so don’t show it to your kids if they’re the types to ask you every five minutes when they can see the Minion Movie (like mine).

~Pixar announced this week that Toy Story 4 will be coming to theatres in 2017. Considering how Toy Story 3 ended, I really don’t know how they are going to do this movie, but my box of tissues and I will go see it opening weekend. I’ll probably bring my kids, too.

Holiday Prep

~Every year I have people ask me where we got our personalized Christmas stockings. They are from the Quilted Stocking Collection at Pottery Barn Kids, and I saw that a large portion of their stockings are currently 20% off with free shipping. If you’re interested in them, snatch ’em up, they sell fast.

~Some of you noticed that I change out the picture frames on my fireplace mantle depending on the holiday/event. For example, during a birthday month, the pictures are just of the birthday kid. I have Easter Bunny pictures up in March/April, Halloween costumes in October, and soon I’ll put out my Christmas pictures.

Halloween Frames

I have a few tricks to pull this off. Most of my generic frames will let me store three or four photo prints behind each other, so switching the photos is as easy as taking off the back of the frame and shuffling the photos there. I’ll also troll my Target for cheap frames in holiday colors or decor. Yesterday I found a bunch of red, green, black, and gold frames at Target for only $2 each. I’ll likely pack the red and green ones away in my Christmas boxes in January.

$2 frames

Gifts For Hair Lovers

~This book, Braids, Buns, and Twists: Step-By-Step Tutorials for 82 Fabulous Hairstyles, is by one of my favorite DIY hairstyle bloggers, Christina Butcher.

~Hair Chalk is really fun for temporary (as in, washes right out) hair color. Sephora makes some good colors, and this chalk pen set works really well.

~Still loving Dove Dry Shampoo. Great for extending blow-outs, skipping washes, or just adding volume to clean hair.

~Ban.do has some of the cutest hair accessories around. Annie has a sparkly heart clip, and I love their Girl Talk clips and headbands.

~The VIP Pack from Drybar is a great bang-for-your-buck gift set to give to the blow-out lover in your life.

~Moroccon Oil makes hair soft and shiny, and it smells soooo good.

Happy Sunday, everyone!