Ok, everyone, Thanksgiving is officially over!
BRING ON THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.
I spent two nights wiring up 8 boxes of twinkle lights to our already pre-lit tree. That's something like 1650 lights on a 6 foot tree! In my defense, John said he likes a lot of lights. YOU'RE WELCOME, SWEETIE.
For those of you braving Black Friday shopping today: godspeed. I think John and I will be hunkering down with our leftover Thanksgiving pie 'til Monday. (My family didn't like the chocolate pecan from Cracker Barrel. MORE FOR ME.)
I also woke up with a serious case of the monthly grumps today, so I'm sure I'm benefiting the world by staying in. [hiss boo humbug WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN, JOHN]
Which reminds me: I must be the only person in America who wore a tightly laced corset for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Can't complain, of course; that thing has consistently made cramps a hundred times more manageable, and it was downright heavenly to lace into that morning. Ahhh.
Thanksgiving table. I made the floral runner from silk flowers I pulled off an old wreath.
Anyhoo, I'm self-medicating the grumps with a little online shopping, because aw yeah, retail therapy.
One of my favorite steampunk artists, Brian Kesinger, is offering 25% off everything in his Etsy shop with the coupon code HOLIDAY25. I just grabbed the 2015 calendar, and I also highly recommend his Octopus books:
And because we all deserve Christmas stockings as geeky as we are, check out these handmade goodies from Kat of Geek Tree:
The cost from $30 to $50, depending on complexity. And she takes commissions!
Kat's an Epbot reader, too, so I may be a LITTLE biased on which of her designs is best:
It's mine! All MINE! MWUAH-HA-HAAA.
Kat actually made that for me last month as a gift, and she doesn't know I'm pitching her stuff here. But her Geek Tree FB page only has 12 likes! C'mon, now. I think we can do better than that. (And check her Etsy store for more designs.)
Oooh, and not only does Threadless have all its shirts at $12 with free shipping, there's even a $7 clearance section with some surprisingly good designs! A few favs:
(I think they only have this one in Men's sizes, sadly. Boo.)
There's also 20% off everything at TeeFury, and ThinkGeek has plenty of big sales, but nothing in particular is calling my name. What about you guys? What's draining your bank account today? Share links in the comments, so we can all spread the wealth! (Or at least what's left of it. :D)
Time to announce this month's art roundup winner! And since giving stuff away makes me feel better, I'm picking three winners instead of just one this round. So, my winners are...
- Trude, who liked the We Are Groot
- Katy Jones, who liked Toothless
- Erin Kristine
Congrats, ladies, and please e-mail me your mailing addresses & choice of prize from the Pinterest art give-away board! (To be on the safe side, better send me your second choice of prize, too.)