I know it’s me.
This time of year – when it’s dark at 3:00 PM for heaven’s sakes! – sucks all the joy out of me.
Whose idea was it to schedule all these “fun” holidays in the middle of winter anyway?
The long and the short of it is, however, that only one caption submission this month made me laugh. But it did make me laugh, and I needed that laugh, and for that I am extremely grateful to Joe Ekaitis!
Thank you, Joe, for being so darned silly!
Sorry you didn’t all get to vote this month. Next month for sure.
Meanwhile I wish all of you joy this holiday season!
We hope you all had a lovely holiday and now you’re relaxed & ready to go back to your computers…and save big at the biggest Anne Taintor sale of the year!!
- TODAY ONLY save 25% off all orders over $50 (use promo code HAPPYSHOP at checkout) and there is still FREE SHIPPING SITEWIDE for all retail orders.
We’ve got snap-on cases for iPhones for women who could use a smirk to get through their busy day…
And last but not least…we have cocktails!
APPLE CIDER SANGRIA – perfect for holiday entertaining or as a seasonal painkiller! (from Style Within Reach)
If you’ve got 6 pies in your oven, good for you! If you’ve got a slightly firmer grip on your sanity, how about a pumpkin pie cocktail?
PUMPKIN PIE COCKTAIL
1 1/2 ounces spiced rum
1 ounce pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
1 scant teaspoon simple syrup
Dash of Angostura bitters
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of allspice
- Pour all contents in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake thoroughly.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon.
We hope you all enjoyed our stocking stuffer sale…now it’s time for a stocking stuffer giveaway! We’re giving away a whole lot of fun Anne Taintor gifts that will help make a dent in your stocking shopping list. Here’s what: 2 pairs of knee socks, 2 nail files, 2 emery boards, 2 floaty pens, 2 lip balms, 1 sticky note pad, 1 coin purse, 1 iphone 4/4S case, 1 flask, 2 luggage tags & 3 magnets. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on our blog telling us about your favorite Anne Taintor stocking stuffer, and a winning commentor will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck!***Update: a winner has been chosen and this giveaway is closed***
October Caption Contest Winner
We’ve all been there. Some of us are still there.
And we all loved Robin Smith’s understated tribute to maternal sangfroid:
Beautifully done, Robin – congratulations on your winning caption!
Coincidentally (?), Cora Enfield’s caption was also extremely popular.
If you can’t ignore them, lie to ‘em.
It’s always amazing to me how the right caption can completely change the way an image is perceived. The eyes that appear so calm paired with Robin’s and Cora’s captions take on a look of alarm when paired with Vera Huffman’s and Liz Fichera’s . (A more decisive woman might have chosen one or the other, but I just loved them both so much.)
Congratulations also to Lucia Burns:
and Jane Benson.
It was a wonderful month for captions – thank you all!