the worst wrapper

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
This past weekend, the BF and I did some major Christmas shopping. We kicked ass and took names in Beachwood with my brother in tow. He was home from law school so I invited him over to finish up shopping for my mom.

The mall was pretty hectic but not as bad as it could be seeing as it was the last weekend before the holiday. The three of us completed all our shopping and I even picked up something for myself at the YellowCake Shop's pop up shop in Beachwood.

I dragged two unwilling boys into the store because I read and watched all about Valerie from Project Runway on the most recent season, so I wanted to see what it was all about. I ended up snagging a t-shirt with one of her older illustrations on it.

See, cute shirt, right?

As I'm checking out, both my brother and the BF decide to point out that my mom's name is still on my check.

Sidenote: I have no idea why her name is on the check. She's been on my account since college. The bigger question is - who still writes checks anyway?

Both tweedledee and tweedledum start heckling me with comments like "Does mom know you are writing a check?" or "maybe you should check with mom to see if you can buy it?"

The girl behind the counter says, "You guys are all siblings, right?"

Seriously, the BF doesn't look my brother - see and judge for yourself.

Once we laughed hysterically and finally left, we headed home to wrap all the gifts, which is often difficult for me because I'm the worst wrapper in the whole world.

Many roommates can vouch for how terrible I am and the BF also doesn't understand how bad I am. Until he witnessed me wrap wine.

Great use of existing materials, right?

While I understand they sell cute wine holders, I completely forget to pick the up but had the brown bags and some decorations to make the wrapping that much more festive. Don't you agree?

The BF is ever so precise as he folds corners and adds ribbons to each gift. I can't even show you how absolutely terrible I am at corners. I just can't get it to lay completely flat!!

I should probably stand in line for gift wrapping for future gifts.


heidzilla said...

i'll do them for you allison :) i'd love to have a gift wrapping side business, actually!

Heather said...

Lolol - I tease my sis all the time b/c our mom's name is on her checks, too!!
Eh, all people care about is what's inside anyways. :)

Bite Buff said...

I'm right there with ya. My gifts look like a 4 year-old did them. But it's the thought that counts, right?!?! :)

Katelin said...

it's okay i totally feel you on the bad wrapping, i am horrendous. and everything is mismatched, but oy, whatever, it's the thought that counts right? haha.

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Sorry, but... they absolutely look alike. Love the checks story, though. I haven't owned a checkbook EVER!

Fizzgig said...

bad wrapping? psh, you not only concealed what it was, but now they can drink these in the car, or on the street!

jusssst kidding!

merry christmas!

Alisha said...

Definitely loving your blog! Been a lurker for some time and felt I should come out and make my presence known :)