Quotes: The Best of Elf

Elf is by far one of my favorite Christmas movies… it’s actually probably on my list of favorite movies in general. It’s arguably one of the most quotable, as well. Buddy is such a character, I think we should all share a little in his Christmas spirit! Dabble in these spirited and fun quotes from Elf that also happen to make great wall decor (all prints from etsy, click the links to visit original source and purchase)!

Christmas Cheer Elf Quote Print


Elf Smiling's My Favorite 11" x 14" Downloadble Print


Elf Movie Quote Poster - Christmas To-Do List - Vintage Modern Typographic Christmas Print, Festive, Holiday Wall Art & Mantle Decor


Buddy the Elf, What's Your Favorite Color? - Ugly Sweater 8x10 Print


Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins chalkboard digital download, ELF quote print, 8x10" digital file



I could keep going but I’ll refrain. What are your favorite lines from Elf?!


Christmas Questionnaire

After my friend did this little questionnaire over on That Charming Life, I was inspired to have some fun too. P.S. her answers are great, go check it out.

Hot chocolate or eggnog?

Eee, neither. Gasp! I don’t like hot chocolate?! Story of my life. Nope, neither are for me. I’ll take hot tea over anything on a cold winter day.

Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them underneath the tree?

Santa doesn’t wrap our presents, he places them in sorted piles in the living room. We wrap our family gifts to each other and place them under the tree to enjoy after we eat breakfast.

Colored lights or white?

Both! We decorate our house on the outside with colored lights and it literally looks like a gingerbread house. It’s fantastic. But we decorate our tree with white lights, which I love.

When do you decorate?

Usually a week or two after Thanksgiving.

Real or fake tree?

Real. Always. There’s just something about trekking through the tree farm and finding the perfect one, even if the perfect one needs a little Charlie Brown love.

What tops your tree?

An angel. A perfect reminder of what Christmas is all about amidst the glitz and glam of the holiday season.

Favorite Christmas memories or traditions?

Christmas eve is my favorite. The family gets all dressed up for mass and then we come home for dinner with a bunch of relatives that live in the area. What’s for dinner? Pierogies! Homemade, of course. We watch A Christmas Story and then try to fall asleep… which admittedly is always hard. When my siblings and I were little we would all camp out in one of our rooms and talk about what we thought Santa would bring until we were all asleep.

Do you remember your favorite gift as a child?

My purple bean bag chair was huge! Seriously loved that thing.

Do you prefer giving or receiving?

Giving! I love holiday shopping and finding the perfect gift for someone. I get so much joy from seeing others excited about something I was able to do for them. And waiting until Christmas to give it to them… torture.

What is your favorite Christmas song?

Tough!! Santa Baby is always so fun to sing along to but I do love Silent Night, as well.

Candy canes. Yuck or yum?

Eh, in the middle. I’m a total fan of the peppermint candy but candy canes are just inconvenient to eat.

Favorite Christmas movie?

Hands down, It’s a Wonderful Life. But a close second has to be Elf. You can see my list of top 10 Christmas movies here.

Do you shop online or at stores?

Primarily in stores because I like the hustle and bustle and all the holiday decorations and Christmas spirit. However, online shopping is so clutch at times! Plus, as a student currently working retail…approaching the last days before Christmas people get absolutely crazy and after an 8-9 hour work day, the only place I want to be is on my couch with a glass of wine.

Photo cards, letter or store bought cards?

Photo! Love seeing all the family photos being sent this time of the year! But I’m also a sucker for anything creative, fun, or just good design in general.

Ugh, enough about me. Let’s see what your Christmas season looks like! Post a link to your questionnaire or comment!

Linking up with Michelle for this Christmas Questionnaire.

Top 10: Favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas movies are THE BEST. If you haven’t already watched at least half of these yet… clear your schedule, grab a blanket, popcorn and your favorite winter drink, and pop in the movies. This list was incredibly hard to narrow down to just ten but it has been done and here it is…

10. The Year Without a Santa Claus – Hello?! The Heat Miser and Snow Miser character conflict is genius. 

9. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Obviously a classic cartoon must watch. Story time: We always like to poke fun at my aunt because she thought Rudolph said “It’s not very giveable” when he’s talking about his new nose that covers his red one. In case there are any of you out there that don’t know… he says “It’s not very comfortable.”

8. Miracle on 34th Street – Again. Classic. Love it.

7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas – The cartoon, not the Jim Carrey version. I do love the new one but the cartoon is so sweet.

6. The Polar Express – This was always a favorite Christmas book and when they made the movie…pure joy.

5. Home Alone – Just the fact that Kevin was able to scare/fight off two creepy men is awesome, then I think about all the tricks he used and it’s all genius. It makes me wish I was clever enough to pull all that off.

4. A Christmas Story – The 24 hour marathon of this movie alone puts it on the top of the list. Plus, life lessons were learned: NEVER stick your tongue on a freezing pole.

3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – If there was ever a movie that perfectly captured the crazy holiday family reunion, this is it.

2. Elf – “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?” Buddy is, maybe, one of the best characters to ever be created. I admit to watching this movie multiple times over the Christmas season.

1. It’s a Wonderful Life – Doesn’t the title say it all?

What are your favorite Christmas movies?!


Picture Quote: Home & Heart


Found this little picture quote on Pinterest this weekend and fell in love with it. I’ve been absolutely blessed to meet and become great friends with so many amazing people through the years. Thank you to all of the wonderful, brilliant individuals who have impacted my life in more ways than one. Like my good pals, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, say… “Home is wherever I’m with you.

Enjoy your Monday, wherever you may be!

Music Monday: Holiday Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Right?

Snow starts falling, trees get decorated, pretty lights go up on all the houses, all your favorite Christmas movies start to air repeatedly on every channel.

…And Christmas music! I’ve compiled some of my favorite holiday tunes for a little Christmas playlist for you all to enjoy.

Pennies from Heaven” – Louis Prima

Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rhum” – Jimmy Buffett

Party Hard” – Zach Gill

Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – Lonestar

Winter Song” – Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson

Nuttin’ for Christmas” – Sugarland

Santa Baby” – Eartha Kitt

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – Michael Buble

O Holy Night” – Straight No Chaser

Winter Wonderland” – Jason Mraz

Carol of the Bells / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – The Piano Guys

Reason for the Season” – Lonestar

All My Bells Are Ringing” – Lenka

Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel

Mele Kalikimaka” – Jimmy Buffett

Hope this helps get you in the spirit!

What are some of your favorites?

P.S. I just can’t get enough of them….

I’m Back! …What I’ve Been Up to Recently

Yikes! Long time, no post!

These last few weeks have been SO hectic with school, traveling and the holidays, that the blog, unfortunately, got put on the back burner. But have no fear! I’m back and ready to share what I’ve been up to.

So, on that note…

Lately, my life has been a stressful, surreal blur (yes, I did just quote Mean Girls for all of you plastics fans out there) of library tables and text books and staring at computer monitors thinking of things I’d rather be doing than studying/writing papers and presentations.

Anyway, on to more exciting things, I finally got to go home for the Thanksgiving holiday and it was marvelous!

…I went to see Catching Fire with my family. Loved it! Yes, I read the books and of course the movie is never as good but I admit the producers do a very fine job of capturing the essence of the book and… PLOT TWIST… they actually follow the story line. Crazy, I know.

…I made my first pumpkin pie. I know you’re thinking“What?! This girl never made a pie before?!” well, pumpkin I haven’t. Better to learn late than never. I just followed the directions on the canned pumpkin pie filling… super easy. And my mom walked me through how to make my grandpa’s homemade pie crust. It turned out so delicious!

…My mom, sister, and I all woke up early on Thanksgiving to start the cooking! Turkey, stuffing, mashed and sweet potatoes, corn, green bean casserole… the list goes on. It was fun to spend the day cooking and eating with the people I love. Of course there was plenty of wine, music, football, and good company. My dad and I even made paper head dresses for fun… it’s the kindergartener in me…


…This brings us to BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING. Ugh, always such a craze! My friends and I have a little tradition to go every year at midnight to scope all the deals… and maybe people watch, just a little bit. This year it was just four of us but we had a good time and it was so good to catch up with old friends!

…My last home WVU football game as a student aired Saturday afternoon. I wasn’t in town for the game but I still couldn’t help but reminisce on the past four years and how blessed I’ve been to share it with so many great people.

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That pretty much wraps it up. How were your holidays?!