December 8, 2011 MY COOL CHRISTMAS STOCKING IDEA!!! SQUEEEEEE!! That’s me being TOTALLY excited about the Christmas stocking idea I got the other day! Usually I get my stocking full of stuff on Christmas morning, and it’s a mix of things I want (like art stuff!), things I don’t want (like a framed picture of me as a baby…so weird!) and things I want but NOT wrapped up on Christmas morning (like socks…I mean, I know I need them, but come on!!) The other day I thought, wouldn’t it be so cool if the person who stuffed my stocking was pretty much a clone of me…another girl my age with TOTALLY awesome taste who knows exactly what I like? Then it hit me: Chloe, Zoey, and I should do stockings for each other!! Here’s how it’s going to work: Each one of us spends $10 on the other two girls…and we also spend $10 on ourselves. So each one of us ends up with $30 of cool stuff…and we’ll definitely LOVE one-third of it, because those are things we bought for ourselves! We have to wrap everything up, then we’ll get together to stuff each other’s stockings, and then we’ll take them home to open on Christmas morning with all our other presents. This way, we all have TWO stockings. Sound awesome? Ummm, yeah it is!!! Forget for a minute that I have $4 dollars, six dimes, a penny, a button, and a lint ball in my pocket. I’m sure I can get my Dad to give me some cash! I’ll just tell him I want to buy REALLY cool gifts for him and Mom this year. Then I’ll give them both something homemade and write a holiday poem for each of them. They’ll be SO busy getting choked up and thinking about how super sweet I am that they’ll completely forget about the money. 🙂 I know exactly what I’m going to get for Chloe and Zoey’s stockings!! For Chloe: A digital photo key chain. I think these are like six bucks, but I’m sure she’ll LOVE seeing a picture of me whenever she opens her door! (Who wouldn’t, right? :)) A romance novel. There’s a whole table of dollar romance novels at this used book store down the street. They’re wicked tiny, too, so it’s the perfect size for a stocking! A sparkly book mark. I might actually make this myself, because we all know I have MAD art skills, and this way I have more money to spend on other stuff. Some kind of bracelet. I could probably make this myself, too. Man I’m going to be like a one girl sweat shop if I do this for Zoey, too! Candy. I think it’s against the law to stuff a stocking and NOT include candy!! For Zoey: Hoop earrings! In Mean Girls, Regina was all like, “Hoop earnings are MY thing” and she wouldn’t let that toaster strudel girl wear them. NOT ME because I’m SUCH an awesome friend! A $5 iTunes gift card. This way she can put “The One That Got Away” on her iPod. (Seriously, she sings that song 24/7, and I’m pretty sure I saw her pretending she was 80 the other day, like Katy Perry when she’s all old in her video.) A book of quotes. I can get this at the same used book store. This way Zoey will never run out of super deep new-agey things to say. And the bookmark, the bracelet, and the candy. Of course they’ll all be different. I HATE it when my parents give me and Brianna something that’s exactly the same, and then we either have to open it at the exact same time, or Brianna FREAKS OUT because she saw mine first. Seriously, I’ve seen that girl twitch like a mental patient because I opened a lame holiday sweater three seconds before she did. Well, that’s my stocking list! What do you think? I wonder what they’ll get me. I can’t wait ‘til Christmas!!!