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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Amazon Freakout

I had these grand plans of parading around the upcoming Holiday show dressed as Santa with cute boot cuffs, white gloves, a Santa hat, and maybe even a beard....with Ellie dressed up as an adorable reindeer.

I found all my gear through Amazon and feeling a little intoxicated with the ease of ordering plus the two day shipping I also went ahead and ordered some additional Holiday home decor.

Then the boxes started showing up.....all of the boxes. And when I opened them yesterday afternoon I was incredibly underwhelmed. The Santa outfit looked cheap in its plastic packaging (but really, what can you expect from a Santa outfit). The reindeer that looked so pretty in the picture was a sad state of glitter disaster. The snowflake window stickies were much, much smaller than I had originally expected.
Sad all around.

I had been busy telling Paul the other night that our Holiday decor has some equity. It comes out year after year- a few pieces have been coming out for a decade at this point and we have yet to lose a a Christmas or Halloween soldier.
I didn't feel like these Amazon purchased decorations would hold up to the test of time.

While I don't often return, this morning I packed everything back up into their boxes and got them on their way back to Amazon.

It's not a total loss- a Target stop yielded a friendly new Snowman along with some lights for a pretty console display to add to our festive house!

And I think I'll order Ellie a pair of Holiday polos to complete our Christmas show outfit!

As well as a lesson learned in the art of Amazon shopping.....don't do it after wine! You can only blame a finger slip on Amazon 1-click so many times.

5 comments:

  1. Ugh, I went shopping for some new Christmas decor the other day and was SUPER underwhelmed. So sad!

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  2. I love your legit holiday decorations! Amazon can be a crapshoot.

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  3. I love your decor! I need to decorate and because I'm in college still everything is cheap and cheesey

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  4. Thank you so much for all of the gifts! My poor tiny dog had to have dental surgery the other day so can only eat mush for a while. I'm sure he's counting down the days until he can have a greenie. I will feed some to my other two dogs, just not in front of poor little Tank. My horses will love the treats and the scarf is beautiful. Merry Christmas!

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