Friday, November 30, 2012


I am an absolute Bravo channel junkie.....if they play it on the Bravo channel, I already love it.  My favorite?  The Real Housewives of wherever series.   I even got my husband hooked on the shows (even though he would never in a million years admit it)  Vacation fights, bring it on.  Lavish spending, bring it on.  Crazy bitches, oh yeah, I'm in.  

So I've been dreaming up a way that I could have Smarty the Elf and the Real Housewives exist in the same planet and today it struck me.  It was super nice outside, a feat in itself for Cleveland in November, and my Rosemary bushes are still growing.   So I dressed up some Bratz dolls in winter coats and gave them a felt sticker peppermint to hold onto.  A little fake snow and some jingle bells and viola, the perfect Christmasy scene.  Then I photoshopped the logo from the other series intros and made the photo the screensaver on my computer.  A dollhouse chair and smarty was good to go.  I mean who wouldn't love to see this series.  Fighting in the toy shoppe.  Lavish spending in the candy store.  And a girls getaway to the North Pole spa and you've got yourself a great reality show.  Smarty thinks so too.  He pulled up a chair and purchased the next season from iTunes.   Bet he will sit here all night watching, his eyes glued to the candy cane drama.  Thank goodness the kids were in school all day so I could totally get this prepared.  I feel like this is the best one yet.   

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Well this just sucks......

So I wonder how long I'm going to be finding these sequins in the carpet?  

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's indescribably beautiful!

Who doesn't love the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window???   Apparently even the cat is fond of the light's golden warmth.  I'm not sure about you but I can't even see the word "fragile" without thinking "fra-gee-lay."  They've really marketed the crap out of this movie.  I even saw some fudge at work this week called "Ohhhh Fudge" that had Ralphie's picture on the front.  We've actually visited the real Christmas Story house in Cleveland and I must say it's pretty cool.  Anyway here's Smarty's hangout spot today.........


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Off to Neverland.....

After posting my entry to the Inappropriate Elf contest, I thought it was best not to let my kids see Smarty shooting up candy canes and decided I had better get another elf scene going.  I was feeling a bit lazy and didn't want to use up any of my well thought out ideas so I headed to the basement/playroom/disaster area in search of something acceptable.  Lo and behold, I found Peter Pan in the mess and thought I would just hang him up with some clear beading string.  An hour later, here is my finished product.  Hopefully I won't hear any thuds in the middle of the night (wait, it is the middle of the night) and they'll stay flying until the morning.  

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Monday, November 26, 2012


While searching for some elf ideas online, I happened across an awesome site called "Baby Rabies"  They have a ton of cute ideas including the 2nd annual Inappropriate Elf Contest.  Got a really naughty elf?  Post a picture on this page:

I was at work tonight when someone came in looking to buy syringes and I thought about the poor elves at the North Pole.  Working nonstop to make millions and bazillions of toys for all the boys and girls in the world.   However do they get it all done?  Elfetamines of course!!  One hit of that peppermint and they are good to go for like 3 days.   Head over to the baby rabies site to post your own elf being naughty or vote for Smarty as the most inappropriate elf around.  


Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

So I just spent the last hour making a Batman costume out of felt, then prepping the scene, then taking and editing the photos for the nightly visit from Smarty.  I have serious issues.  I also had a near argument with my husband about whether Batman says "I'm Batman" or "I am Batman" Again, serious issues people.  I actually had to Google whether the famous phrase is "I'm" or "I am."  My elf has a freaking fact-checker.  Issues.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

OSU for the win!!!

The OSU win today was crazy!!  Went to a bunch of Elf parties on campus and then to an afterparty and an after-afterparty.  Had so much fun, but have a feeling I am going to need some elfcedrin in the morning!  Have a great football Sunday everyone.  I'll be watching the Steelers thump on the Browns.

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Go Bucks!

Apparently Smarty is an OSU fan......we woke up this morning to his cheers.  O-H-I-O!  
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Green IS my favorite color!!!!

Day 2 of the elf and my kids are already up super early to find Smarty. Early is not a popular word in this house :). For those of you contemplating an elf who sets a scene each night, I made a list of about 20 ideas and then I choose one at the beginning of the day. That way if I have to gather up any toys from the kids' rooms I can do so during the day instead of by flashlight at midnight. Everything else is done kind of on the fly, depending on how tired I am at the end of the day. If I run out of ideas then I will just peek at pinterest and steal something cute from there. Happy Elfing!
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Off and running....

Well that freakin' elf is off and running........Glad someone got to do the Turkey Trot this morning.  I would love to have signed up for one but I had to do this thing called "Thanksgiving at my house this year"  Follow us until Christmas at to see where Smarty's adventures take him this year.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Smarty the Elf goes geek

With less than a week to go before Smarty begins invading our house every night, I thought it might be a good idea to create his own facebook page.  Today I'm going to make a rough draft of the things I would like Smarty to do this year.  (Heaven forbid if he does the same thing two years in a row)  No boring elves at this house.  I've got 30 nights to fill and a lot on my plate in the next few weeks so let's hope we can get Smarty to step up his game.  You can find his facebook page here:

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