3.12.08

The SNooPy snOOp!

No DOUBT....My parents certainly deserved the trophy when it came to Santa Christmas gifts but if you're talking about hiding the gifts "Santa" had purchased before delivering them, they pretty much got an F-. However, they taught me a lesson at a very young age.

I was five years old and in the kindergarten and KangaROOs were the coolest shoes to have on the block. I specifically remember totally wanting a purple pair with the zipper pocket so that I would have a place to store my pennies to buy penny candy~remember that~penny candy! Hmm....those were the days. Pop in to the local Maverik for a refill and a little brown bag of penny sweetness. My favorites were the sour watermelons and Swedish fish. Someday when I open up my own store, I'm totally going to have penny candy. But not in the open top box. I'll have it in a fancy bubbly glass jar. I LOVE a pretty candy jar. Click HERE to see some photos of my favorite candy store-make sure you click See the store. It is such a happy store but you definitely won't find any penny candy here. More like $4.50 per bite candy! Anyway... (that was a bit of a tangent?! Sorry.) So, a couple weeks before Christmas I spied some shopping bags in my parent's bedroom and I decided to take a little peek. (My older sister taught me at a young age how to peek. And even though I found gifts here and there, I continued to believe in Santa! I don't know, I guess I thought Santa must have periodically delivered gifts to my parents closet due to lack of storage?) Another tangent..back to story... And what did I find? The most stunning pair of purple zipper "Roos" that came with a "make you run faster" money back guarantee. They were so rad! (I'm pretty sure that was the term my sister would use back in the day to describe uber cool.) I remember being so excited and I immediately started day dreaming about wearing them-for real! I totally remember this! I patiently waited for Christmas morning to come so that I could officially join the cool Roos gang. Well Christmas morning came and...DENIED! What? Are you kidding me? Where are my shoes that will instantly claim my fame to popularity? Actually I don't recall being completely devastated that Santa cut me off but I do remember wondering what the heck happened to those shoes???? Hey Mom...are they still hiding in the bottom of your closet? (wouldn't surprise me!)

I think KangaROOS are still pretty KangaKOOL! Since I was deprived in my childhood, I might just have to pick up myself a pair of THESE. Now that I'm Santa, I can buy whatever I want-right? :) I know all of you princesses out there are snOOpers too! Got any good stories for us??

Welcome to my midnight (and sometimes noon and 3pm pick-me-up) DELIGHT...

If you like peppermint this sweet treat will make your jingle bell rock! I serve this festive treat at princess gatherings during the Holidays. (FYI: I have found that dudes don't generally dig the peppermint froo froo.) However, when serving for an event place in an 8oz. wide mouth (short) CLEAR plastic cup (no flower paper dixie bowls please) and garnish with hot fudge, crushed candy canes and a mini candy cane on the side. Wanna get the fancy smancy award? Serve with RED spoons. EASY CHEESY and your BFF's will be super impressed! Enjoy!

Whoopsie Daisy...
Forgot to feature my new bow shoes in yesterday's post. TARGET~ $19.99 and they too could be yours. They come in black as well. How do you make heels a little more comfy? Add these dudettes (pic. right) . Do they make your heels comfy enough to make you want to run a marathon? Heck NO, but who would want to run a marathon anyway? :) However, a little extra padding (in more than just the shoes if you know what I mean~wink) never hurts. These come in a variety of colors, shapes, and styles and can be purchased in the NORDY's hosiery section. While you're in the hosiery section, you might as well check out THESE sexy mamas.

Til next time...go buy yourself a new shade of lipstick.

5 comments:

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annette said...

Remember big sweaters worn with stirrup pants? I was snooping around for Christmas presents, found a cute big sweater, immediately assumed it was for me, **tried it on!**, and put it back. I was SO excited for Christmas that year! I LOVED that sweater!

Christmas came... and NO SWEATER! I dont' know who it was for, but it wasn't for me! :( I haven't snooped for Christmas since. My ex-husb used to dangle Christmas present clues and try to make me crazy but it didn't work. I enjoy the anticipation of not knowing.

Candy stores are so visually delicious! Yours looks so fun! We have a lovely candy store right here in Idaho Falls: sarahscandy.com It's a beautiful little cottage all trimmed out like the candy cottage in Hansel and Gretel. When you purchase your goodies, they always hand you a sample of gooey fudge-lovin'. I always buy some Santa candy there. :) We also like the Yippy I-O candy store in Jackson Hole, WY. A few weekends ago, the midgets and I hopped in the car and did a road trip to Jackson. The kids didn't really want to go until I promised them we could stop at the candy store. LOL

Jenette said...

My husband must be the exception because he LOVES peppermint ice cream. He looks forward to it every holiday season. He even makes peppermint milkshakes with it.

Lauri said...

I have not bought peppermint ice cream this year because I will eat THE ENIRE CONTAINER by myself!!! I will have to invite myself over again and indulge with you. When I was little (still living with my mom) I would carefully unwrap my presents and then re-wrap them to find out what I had. So naughty. She never knew. By the way, nice matchy matchy face, it kind of freaks me out......

Urie's said...

Hey is your red bowl from Anthropologie? I just bought pink ones! I want to try "tip toes". I was disappointed the videos weren't of you! You better post yourself dancing! Good Luck!