Happy Holidays 2011!

This year’s CD artwork was inspired (as so many things are) by two of Janet Lee’s holiday ornaments. They are both available in this year’s 2011 limited edition set at Art & Invention Gallery, as well as on Janet’s own Etsy site (for those of us who don’t live convenient to East Nashville). 1. The Most Wonderful Day Of…

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Spec the Halls!

It’s never to early for Christmas, right? (Unless it attempts to encroach on Halloween, in which case, Christmas can go STICK IT.) But now that it’s almost December, it’s time to start thinking and planning those upcoming holiday festivities…and holiday gifts. Assuming you have money left over after purchasing a pair of earrings from Dixie Dunbar Studio, I have…

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Eleventh Night

Due to…well…life, the Kontis Clan didn’t get to have Christmas until this week. We were all too excited to wait until Three King’s Day (today), so we opened the massive amount of presents (pics to come) and had a lobster feast before playing Cranium so loudly we kept the neighbors up (payback for their annoying dog). Once upon a…

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Clearly Not a Fan

Things will be sporadic on the blog here this week — my holiday season’s not over yet! On Wednesday I’m flying to Florida for Christmas with my parents and sister. And next week is PRINCESS ALETHEA’S BIG BIRTHDAY TIARA SPECTACULAR! (Do you have your tiara ready yet?) In the meantime I wanted to share with you this humbling Christmas…

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Merry Christmas!

Hope you’re having the merriest of Christmas Days, no matter what you celebrate. Santa was good to our little tree…we’ve even had some flurries today but nothing has stuck yet. Fingers crossed we get some white, but perhaps not as much as is predicted to dump on NY tonight. Everyone contributed to the Christmas Feast tonight — Joe’s cooking…

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What I Was Up To Yesterday

Because: 1.) I miss Janet and Ornament Gulag 2.) Making ornaments is fun 3.) Artwork is relaxing 4.) All of my Christmas decorations are still in Tennessee, and I can’t afford (and don’t really want) to buy a bunch more stuff 5.) I wrote about 3000 words on my story and thought I deserved it 6.) Nutcrackers are awesome…

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The Gift of the Mascara

My family has this thing about Christmas. It’s kind of a big deal. Pretty early on — right about nowish — we start making plans about who’s going where. Mom also starts asking around about Christmas lists. I learned early on — right about when I started making the Happy Holiday CDs — to just stick a post-it note…

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Goth Girl’s Guide to Better Traction

In the twenty-first century, it’s not uncommon to have several Thanksgivings and Christmasses. You’ve got your mom’s family, your dad’s family, your stepfamily, your work family, your own family, and seven other families I forgot (but you best not have). I’m luckier than most in that I only had one Thanksgiving and two Christmasses this year — one in…

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