Friday, September 27, 2013

Found at Tarzhay

I was cruising the Halloween aisles at Target and couldn't bear to leave any of these critters behind. And it didn't help that my seven-year-old daughter was with me, enabling me all the way to the register.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Halloween Monkeys Galore

I can't seem to locate an affordable, decent-sized Halloween tree to display my Halloween sock monkey ornaments. Never though, my hunt shall continue. In the meantime I've put them out on the entryway mirror. It's kind of fun to primp and preen in the glass while surrounded by monkeys. This is my intermediary solution until I can find the perfect display vessel.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Obnoxious? Perhaps. Epic? You Know It.

I live in a HOA neighborhood that is sometimes loosey-goosey, sometimes draconian with the rules. Luckily the setting out of holiday decorations is not prohibited. Last year several houses had inflatables. Given that we are planing Our Epic Sock Monkey Christmas this will be the year we set out an inflatable as well...perhaps this one.

I noticed the website does not provide dimension. I'm thinking it's something along the lines of "big" which is, of course, epic. In any case, there is also this inflatable which is not quite as obnoxious but just as cute.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

All Dressed Up for Halloween

Another sock monkey Halloween ornament recently arrived via the magical, mystical powers of ebay. What did we do before ebay came along? I can't even imagine. In any case, this little guy is all dressed up in a cute cape and mask, holding his jack o'lantern candy bucket.

I'm in the process of figuring out our Halloween decorations, which will go up as soon as we finish a small home improvement project. My daughter is extremely anxious to put out the Halloween sock monkeys and truth be told, so am I.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Run, Run Rudolph

While scrubbing various sites to see if I can magically intuit holiday sock monkey stock I stumbled across this little guy at Pier 1. This little guy is just too cute for words! His big red "nose" and antlers remind me of Rudolph, everyone;s favorite reindeer.

Sadly he is not available yet but he will be in store come October 13 or so. My husband put the date on our calendar so we can make sure to add him to our collection in a timely manner. I think what slays me the most about this ornament are the holiday lights in the sock monkey's we all know, untangling a string of holiday lights often ends up with the person getting all tangled up.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sock Monkey Ornaments - What's Left? {Plenty}

I've undertaken an exhaustive inventory of my current collection of sock monkey Christmas ornaments versus what is available out on the interwebs. I'm happy to say that I am closing in on the goal of owning at least one of every style out there. I'm sad to say I have a bit of a way to go, and thus some money to budget and spend.

Here's what I think is left...

Sock Monkey Cheerleader: I have the Macy's 2012 Holiday version of this but not this one. This one has shiny pom-poms, and you know that makes all the difference.

Itty-Bitty Sock Monkey: I just find him to be meh, but still, for the purpose of this exercise I will have to acquire. It seems he will have to be sourced via ebay.

Armed Forces Sock Monkeys: These appear to be new this year. Alas I will have to get them all. They are pretty darn cute, though.

Team Sock Monkey: I wish I would have purchased him last year when I saw him half off. Lesson learned.

Sock Monkeys in Ugly Sweaters (you know the kind): I have the one in the red sweater, but not the white and green.

Sock Monkeys in Knitted Hats: Another style that seems to be new this year. Argh! Still, these are my favorite of the "must acquire" bunch.

Sock Monkey in stocking: This one is all over ebay. It's not the cutest or my favorite but I feel compelled to own it.

Sports Sock Monkeys: Yep, I need them all.

I'm looking at a pretty penny in ornaments here. Eeep! I had better start saving my pennies, and nickels, and dollar bills. I suppose I should take solace in just how many ornaments I already have.
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