I quit.

Muahaha. Dramatic, no?

And don't freak out.  I'm only quitting the productivity title.  Although it was me who chose to use the title and take on the 100-day challenge in the first place, I felt as if I couldn't keep up because the things I wanted to write about that day weren't "productive enough"...so I just wouldn't write at all....hence these intermittent catch-up days.  But if I have the freedom to write when I want and about what I want, this commitment become much easier to fulfill.  And on that note, let's get on with the show!

It's a Tuesday morning, but not just any Tuesday morning.  It's the last Tuesday before Thanksgiving break and I'm ecstatic.  Not only do I get to go home to Orlando and see my peeps, but the timing couldn't be more perfect.  As you may know, I'm moderately obsessed with all things Disney.  The Friday after I arrive in Orlando just happens to be Mickey (and Minnie) Mouse's birthday.  I think you can guess where I'll be on Friday.  I'm super excited to go back to my happy place.  The sights and sounds will be on another level entirely since the Christmas season in full effect there. *sigh* The happiness I feel there is truly unlike anything else, and it'll be even more special on such a celebratory day.

My first Starbucks #RedCup of the season!
Yummmm! Egg nog latte <3

As I type this, there are only 40 sleeps left 'til Christmas! Time flies! I trekked out to Chattanooga this weekend to pick up a few items in an attempt to Christmas-ify my dorm room.  I came home with a foot tall Christmas "tree" made entirely of baubles and tinsel strands.  It now has a home on top of our A/C unit and beneath the window.  I would've liked to get some bigger (and flashier) items, but I'm low on both funds and space.  Maybe next year.  What I'm really pleased with is my door! I'm not the creative type by any means, but I managed to add a touch of festivity to the door. Take a peek!

I've overheard a few "Oooo"s and "Awww"s from beyond the door.
I'm pleased with how it turned out!
*some jingle bells on that handle would've been just right*

I think twine has a new fan.  You can do so much with it.  Hang it! Wrap it! Tie it! ....Bop it! lol It was a cheap and easy way to spruce up my door. The "Merry Christmas" clothespins were are sold together as a set, so that didn't take much thinking on my part.  I decided to get some candy cane inspired twine and pair it with another spool.  When I found this Christmas tree twine I squealed a bit.  How precious! The trees are made of felt and aren't fixed in place on the string, so they're soft to the touch and I can move them about as I see fit.  To top it off I got personalized mini-ornaments to hang at either side.  I can't remember whether or not I've ever had a Christmas tree ornament with my name on it, but I intend to keep this one forever, remembering that it was the first ornament I bought when I lived...not alone...but someplace other than home? lol Not sure what to call my current situation.  Anywho, it's minimal decor, yet it feels very complete.  I'm looking forward to the year when I move into an apartment or a bigger space and I'll actually have a hall to deck. teehee!

Thank you, Mommy, for giving me a "normal" name that
I can almost always find on personalized mugs,
keychains and Christmas ornaments.

This week is already quite the struggle simply because I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it's turning me into a lazy bum.  I won't be bringing luggage because I'm going home where the rest of my things are, and I've got my flight confirmation info printed out....I'm ready to get out of here! Counting the hours....

Final thoughts:  I'm the only person in my dorm hall way that has any Christmas decor up on the door.  Someone at the other end of the hall still has their black cat hanging up from Halloween!  What do you think? Is it too early to deck the halls?  I'm always in the mood for all things Christmas, so my opinion couldn't be more biased.  I've been listening to Christmas music since August or so! So tell me, when does the Christmas season start for you?

xoxo, Bee


  1. I just want you to know that I'm secretly reading this post at work right now... I think my class was on a break, but I do believe it's over now... I'm a rebel... ^.^ a rebel with a list of comments!

    1. I cannot wait to see your Christmas Disney photos :)

    2. I didn't know that the Mouses' birthdays were coming up. That's def a bit of Disney trivia that I'll log away for future use. How old will they be? (and I'm not gonna google)

    3. They have the Christmas countdown up at walmart now. I took a pic of it yesterday. I don't know how I feel about counting down before Thanksgiving... it seems that everyone in my life is trying to convert me. -___-

    4. Your door is super cute! Target? The dollar tree also has a bunch of cute little Christmas decor.

    5. I almost laughed out lout at Hang it, Wrap it, Tie it, Bop it. ^.^

    6. And about this personalized ornament... I shall never know the joy... [insert sad face here]

    7. One day a couple weeks ago I was stressed out so I played Christmas music in the car and turned the AC all the way down and pretended it was winter.

    I can't wait to see you girly! How long will you be home?

    1. A touch of rebellion never hurt anyone. Well...that's a definitely a lie..but I'm sticking with it.

      1. I'm hoping it will be chilly enough to wear Christmas-y attire to take photos in. *crosses fingers, toes, and eyes*

      2. They'll be 88 years old! They age well, no?

      3. If Thanksgiving had its own music then I'd give it its own "holiday respect" but it doesn't. (We Gather Together doesn't cut it.) Halloween has a few tunes, Christmas has too many to count, and then Thanksgiving is just in the middle all sad-like. BRING ON THE CHRISTMAS THINGS!

      4. I'd actually planned to go to Target for decorations, but I never made it there. It's all from Michael's. I should stop by the Dollar Tree one of these days. I think my childhood turned me off of dollar stores, but maybe they can earn their redemption if I give them another shot.

      5. I try. ;-)

      6. I did think about you when I thought of the names. I think my friends are pretty half and half when it comes to originality vs. "standardized-test-critical-thinking-problem" or "news-station-anchor" names. Just think of your future children when that time comes and choose accordingly. Do you want them to know the joy?? Hmmm??

      7. Christmas music is very therapeutic in my opinion. It's one of those things that brings back feel-good memories and sensations. I think part of that comes from living somewhere where you have one "season" for the majority of the year. When you think back on your Christmastime memories they stick out because it was cold for a change! The rest of the year ends up being a big blur because the weather wasn't significant. I have more vivid memories of the times I've been to Disney in winter than any other time of the year for that reason. Although I'm completely unprepared to function (drive, walk, behave) in the snow, I'm secretly praying for it.

      I'll be home for something like 10 days! Sounds long but I know it'll be over in a flash.


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