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Today we are kicking it old school….taking you back to our yesteryears.

Truth be told, I miss almost everything you can find below.  I miss the days where my biggest decision was if I should sport a side pony or a french braid.  I miss Zach & Kelly’s drama, and I really miss Vanilla Ice hairbrush karaoke.  I don’t miss my retainer, or indian burns, double dutch, or skipping portable cd players.

Brace yourself, I don’t need a time-travel-whiplash lawsuit on my hands. ninties kids rocked it from their heads to their toes ninties kids rock it all ninties kids rocked cool kicks Oh man those are some pretty sweet threads.

I really did own all of those things and I am really considering making my next party a “90s track suit” theme.  Whatever happened to all those old neon swishy concoctions?  Are they sitting in an attic somewhere waiting for their comeback?  But it gets better…. ninties kids rocked the accerssories Just for the sake of sweet-sweet nostalgia… ninties kids knew how to party What do you miss most from your youth?
Those color change shirts?  Fringe?
Paper fortune-teller game?  Dream Date?
Fake Barbie make-up?  Friendship bracelets?

Written by Christina and Tim

Everyone has been putting up pictures of their beautiful trees.
They are so gorgeous…the ribbon and bows.

I just can’t do it.  I need my childhood popsicle ornaments all up in that tree.  Our tree is not classy by any means, it is full of love and memories.

You know from our Road Trip earlier this year that we buy ornaments when we visit a place we really love.  While in Chicago a few weekends ago we bought an amazing ornament from West Elm.  I wanted to make sure we never forgot where we got it and the awesome book tour that brought us there. So I busted out the gold bling pen…and bedazzled.

Now it is one of our favorite ornaments…thanks for the memories.

Speaking of memories.  Check it. My mom’s friend made this for her when I was the size of a peanut.  Not sure if I was going to be a Christina or a Christopher they played it safe.  Good call.

You may not know that Tim is half Jewish.  We celebrate both holidays…and I can’t resist his childhood macaroni skills.  He is so crafty.

Here is my very first ornament….Barbie of course.  I seriously still love this ornament so much.  Hot pink and bling, girl was way ahead of her time.
Eat your heart out Nikki Minaj.

Not technically an ornament.  This Nativity scene has been passed through our family and is one of my most precious belongings.  I remember being teeny and staring at Mary and baby Jesus.  MVP goes to the Nativity scene.

Look at all the nostalgia Tim is bringing to our tree.  I love, love, love all of his hand-made ornaments and anything with his name on it.  I got so lucky that his mama held onto all of it and trusts me not to eat the macaroni right off his ornament.  We all know tree-decorating makes you hungry.

My mother made this stained glass ornament.  I obviously love doves since I got one tattooed on my wrist when I turned 20.  Maybe this ornament sparked my love of that sweet little birdie.  And my rebellion.

Whoooweee that is some sweet paper mache.  Nuff said.

I bought this ornament for T on our first Christmas together.  He says it’s his favorite.  What can I say, I know what guys like.  Mushy ornaments.

Here is the ornament I bought this year.  We may not be able to be two peas in a pod for too many years.  Once we start adopting all the kiddies I see on the news needing homes.  I want to adopt them all.

Do I really need to explain this one?  We have lots of Cardinals ornaments.  The World Series champs one is my kind of bragging.

Here are from our travels this summer.  The octopus we bought at Shedd Aquarium and the other was from Maine.  We’d live in both of those places.

What is your favorite ornament?

Written by Christina and Tim