Friday, October 25, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pier 1 Strikes Again

I ran by Pier 1 the the day to check out any new holiday decorations and I was not disappointed...for you see I found this cute little guy over on the left. I have to say the most amusing part of my trip was not necessarily getting this ornament but was instead the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays mashup going on throughout the store. It made for a good chuckle to move from one holiday to the next all in the span of ten feet or so.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Whimsical Sock Monkey Books

Sock monkey fever has clearly infected my daughter as she came home from school the other day with an amazing library book: Sock Monkey Goes to Hollywood: A Star is Bathed. It was delightful and I knew we had to have it. So I headed straight over to Amazon only to discover it's apparently out of print. Yes, you can get it used or new (at an inflated price). I also learned there are two other books.

And here they all are. As you can see I ended up getting all three. I acquired mine via ebay as I like to see pictures of condition. These books are so much fun...seriously! I highly recommend!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Amazing Sock Monkey Stockings!

Ellen over at The Chilly Dog has amazed me yet again with her skill and talent. Recall I engaged her crafting skills for our epic tree skirt. I knew she could further wow us with some stockings, so I asked her straightaway if she would make some for us. I figured, why buy something like this:
When for a bit more I can get something made from hand, and with love. I was not at all disappointed with the finished product. There is just no comparison between the store item and the stockings below.

Look at the detail, it blows me away. They each have their own little knit hat and scarf!

I seriously wonder if there is nothing Ellen (aka The Chilly Dog) cannot do. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Spotted at Lowe's

How cute are these sock monkey Santa hats? A reader tipped me off that Lowe's had some sock monkey holiday items and it just so happened I needed to make a visit for some home supplies. I instantly spotted these hats, which will be mine, oh yes. All three members of our little family will have one. On the list they go!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sock Monkey Mugs...Found?

I was perusing large retailers online, entering in "sock monkey" as a search item like most completely rational people do, and lo and behold, look what I found at Kohl's:
This is a ceramic lidded sock monkey mug. Recall way back when I first started my family's quest to Our Epic Sock Monkey Christmas we all decided we would need sock monkey mugs, from which to sip our hot chocolate while we gazed at our tree. Are these the mugs for us? I want to say yes but Im not so sure. They seem cute enough but they just don't seem overtly sock monkeyish, if that makes sense (it likely does not, I rarely do). I'm going to need to go investigate these in person. There's also a treat jar, which would be fun to have for the baked goods I will be making. And with Kohl's, everything is always on sale, it's just a matter of catching the lowest price at the right time. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fun for Kids and Adults

Putzing around ye olde internets I stumbled across these Nesting Sock Monkeys:

I of course purchased them post-haste. How could I not? I'm sure they will provide endless amounts of entertainment for kids and adults at Our Epic Sock Monkey Christmas open house. 
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