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Turning Heads Linkup- Holiday “Ugly” Sweater Pics

 

Happy Holidays friends!

As you can see, it was such a beautiful day outside, when we took these photos! The forecast the night before was 4-6 inches of snow, and knowing Charlotte, that may mean a dusting. When i woke up, it was as I figured, but kind of wet, dark, damp and cold. So, we quickly braved the cold and my Truffle’s tail was wagging after i put her sweater on, only to learn she was to go outside and be cold!

I thought besides sharing my dressier Holidays looks, that i would give you a view of what we will all wear Christmas Eve. We are going to my in-laws in Harleysville, near Philly. My mother in law has never seen the puppies in their Santa Suits or “Ugly sweaters”, so I thought this year was the time. This is the first year the pups have been there for Christmas. So, I bought this sweater last year from H&M, because, you know why! it has a puppy on it!! Gibson and Truffles sweaters I bought at Target, and Hubby had to get the Star Wars one from Amazon. I’ll have to get a photo of him while we are away, in his sweater, he was behind the camera!

You have seen me in faux fur stoles, velvet, brooches, and Holiday dresses. There will be more to come of those outfits, but i decided to change it up today:-) And if you need your color fix see my Karina post from yesterday! 🙂 I do think some ‘ugly” sweaters are more cute, than ugly.. anyhow….

So… in the Spirit of the Season, and becauae i am wearing a “GANGSTA WRAPPER’ sweater, I thought i would share the lyrics I wrote last night…. ( yes, i have a goofy sense of humour)

( backbeat please).. Shelbee?

,yo, yo. My name is Jess and I have to say..

I’m a Gangsta Wrapper on Christmas Day.

I’ve got my pug and my sequins too

I even have my puppies

in their “Ugly’ sweaters for you. WORD…. ( no one says that anymore right?)

It really doesn’t matter what the puppies wear they still look cute! Now, the “ugly sweaters” for dogs at Target this year, DO live up to the name!

Anyhow…just wanted to share this fun post today as we look forward to going to visit family for Christmas. On Christmas Eve,we attend Service, watching my sister in law and her Bell Choir. I enjoy it.  My nephews will come over to my inlaws and we will have soups, smoked salmon and the adults will have raw oysters. ( not me!) Christmas Day was something i had to get used to when i first went to my Hubby’s for Christmas. Their tradition is that we have breakfast after sleeping in, and listen to Christmas music or relax, have a delicious Christmas dinner and then, open presents at night! Yes, there are no little ones, but still! they used to laugh at me, as i have never done that! We always tore into our gifts at my moms, and enjoyed breakfast . But dinner? I am used to it now, although i am the expediter that passes everyone’s piles out. as we open gifts. I am looking forward to my everyone seeing Gibby and Truffles in their Ugly Sweaters and their Santa Suits. They are also so funny when they stick their heads in their stockings, where i have toys and treats for them!

(Where’s Santa Paws?) Its Santa Paws in our house!

i collect little woodland animals, so we have a squirrel, fox, bear, birds, owls, deer etc. among our ornaments we give each year. My hubby also has ornaments from when he was growing up.

I HOPE EVERYONE IS ENJOYING THE HOLIDAY SEASON. LETS HAVE FUN AND LINKUP! YOU CAN LINKUP FASHION, LIFESTYLE, AND BEAUTY POSTS,AS WELL AS OLDER POSTS AND IG. Please do visit other bloggers and leave a comment, it makes people’s day!

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Outfit details: 

Ugly sweater– H&M last year

Faux leather pants-Ann Taylor

ANITA boot- c/o Jambu

Bag-Love handbag Rebecca Minkoff

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76 Comments

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    Sabina @OceanblueStyle at Manderley
    December 22, 2017 at 6:28 am

    This is a great outfit Jess. Need to get out my sparkling lobster sweatshirt I guess:) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you! xo Sabina

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    jeansandateacup
    December 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    That is such a fun sweater! And your pups are adorable!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 21, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you Jessica! They are my buddies 🙂 Happy Holiday! xx

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    elle the Elle Diaries
    December 17, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Love this post. Your sweater is fun and who knew you can rap? Love the pups in their adorable sweaters!
    Sending hug for the holidays!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 18, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Thank you Elle! i love dressing them up for the Holidays ! xx

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    Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom
    December 17, 2017 at 10:17 am

    What an adorable sweater, not ugly at all and I love that it has some sequins on it. Your puppies are adorable! I wish we could have one, but my son is allergic. :(((

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 17, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you Carrie! Carrie, my pups are hypoallergenic as are some breeds, as my hubby has allergies. They are shih tzus.:-) xx

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    Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty)
    December 16, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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    blogthirtyminusone
    December 14, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    That is a really cute sweater, perfect for a holiday party.

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    thestylesplash
    December 14, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    That is such a fun sweater! I wasn’t going to get a Christmas sweater but now I really want one! Gibson and Truffles are adorable in theirs! I was working on a children’s news programme yesterday and we featured a report on dogs in Christmas sweaters…not exactly hard news 😉 Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

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    cheriejamesp
    December 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    SO, SO Funny Jess! What would Christmas be without Ugly Sweaters?!! You look fabulous in your leggings too :)) Thank you for hosting.

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 14, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Thank you Cherie! the black leggings are a mainstay in the Fall-winter and i couldnt pass up the cute pug and it”s saying. xx

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    smithsuzanne2014
    December 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    This is priceless and so cute! You look great!! Thanks for the link-up, Jess!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 14, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Thank you Suzanne! I love dressing up the little babies, so fun and glad you like it! xx

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    Kristin Buchholz-MacKillop
    December 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    That is by far the best “ugly” sweater (by which I mean CUTE) I’ve seen this year!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 14, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Thank you Kristin! Good to “see’ you! xx

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    Marije van der Wal
    December 13, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Great outfit! I love the christmas sweater and the fact that your hubby and dogs are wearing christmas sweaters too!

    Marije | thegfguide.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 14, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Thank you Marije! yes we have a lot of fun! xx

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    GlamorousandGeeky (@Gofashiondeals)
    December 13, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Love your outfit! The leather pants are amazing!

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    dinamighty
    December 13, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Such a fun sweater!

    https://dinamighty.com/

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    Miri
    December 13, 2017 at 5:51 am

    I have to say that I love your sweater. It is not ugly at all!
    XO
    Miri
    https://currentlywearing.com

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    Jill James
    December 13, 2017 at 12:15 am

    So cute in your holiday sweater and the pups look just adorable.Way too hot here for Raffy to don a Christmas costume. Enjoy your Christmas with the family .Many thanks for hosting Turning Heads Tuesday.

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    December 12, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    your pups are adorable! I love your sweater, it’s so cute!

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    EmCi and BiTi
    December 12, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Love your sweater, it is whimsical and pretty. You look super cool in it with your leather pants and ankle boots.
    Have a wonderful week.

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    Carrie
    December 12, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I was clicking on your post in Bloglovin’ because you looked so fabulous and then the fur babies in sweaters too. Such a great post! Thanks for featuring me…I was totally surprised! Merry Christmas, sweet lady!

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    Kristin McMillan
    December 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Oh Jess, I love your sweater! What a fun look and really fun post. And the puppies look so adorable! He he…love your lyrics! I’m so glad you can have some fun and relax this time of year, as that can be such a challenge. Some good old-fashioned fun really helps ease holiday stress. Wishing you many more smiles and snuggly, not ugly, sweaters! xoxox

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    Cheryl Shops
    December 12, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I don’t think your sweater is ugly at all! It’s rather cheeky, and chic too! 😉
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you Cheryl! It was fun to do! i was hoping for a nicer day for the shoot, but my pups didn’t complain! xx

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    Ada
    December 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    That is definitely NOT an ugly Christmas sweater, especially paired with trendy black leather pants and nice black boots. Perfect for you as a dog owner. Also your Christmas day sounds amazing. Your paw babies look adorable all dressed up for Christmas too and your XMas tree turned out beautiful, Jess. =)

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Hehe, Ada, thank you! well, it was under the “ugly sweater” category at HM last year! glad you like it and yes, the cute squinned pug caught my eye. We have a very nice Christmas Day, i forgot to mention my sis in law’s bell choir. i appreciate your lovely comments, i love decorating the tree! xx

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    HelloIm50ish
    December 12, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Good morning Jess,

    I love your Christmas sweater and the cute little winter coats on your dogs!
    I actually dress up in my old Christmas sweaters in my home when I’m baking or entertaining my family.
    I love pulling them out of my closet in December!

    Hugs,
    Robin

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Morning Robin! Thank you Robin! I saw the latest Christmas Ugly sweaters at Target and they are list brown and yellow color.. think 1970s and truly are ugly! Glad you liked these too. I know you feel festive in your sweaters and it is fun to take them out , i bet! Happy Holidays! xx

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    Jacket Society
    December 12, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Love your gangsta rap and the gangsta “not so ugly sweater” Jess 🙂 I have to say though your pups steal the show, so cute.
    Nora

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    Coco
    December 12, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Thank you for hosting dear! I’m linking back to you HERE Hope you’ll check out my latest Fashion post

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    richardson4lisa
    December 12, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Well that’s a great “ugly sweater” and that pic of your puppy in the window is too cute!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Hi Lisa, it was too funny to pass up. and the pug made me get it ! my hubby showed me the pic he took of Gibby and i thought it was precious too. thank you! xx

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    Laura
    December 12, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Cute sweater! Love that you paired it with the leather pants! What a great holiday outfit!

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    Nicole Mölders
    December 12, 2017 at 11:31 am

    This ugly holiday sweater isn’t that ugly at all. Too bad they don’t have that as cat.

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 11:33 am

      Hehe ! Thanks! i suppose i should say, cute sweater… i know, they need cat and dog versions! xx

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    Rebecca
    December 12, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I could look at photos of your puppies all day – they are so adorable in their outfits. Your “wrapper song” and sweater are such fun and I have to agree with the others that the sweater doesn’t look ugly in any way. I think the reason is that it fits so well and is in a subdued color palette. But you look great in anything!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Good morning Rebecca! I love being with them, they are so fun, and are the best dogs! My girlfriend growing up had a shihtzu and i knew they were calm, mellow pups with great personailites. So glad you love the pics. I make up songs all the time being a former musician, and have always made up goofy ones too. Glad you liked it, and thank you for the lovely comment! xx

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    Elise
    December 12, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Oh my goodness, this sweater is amazing! You and your pups are already for Christmas. Great post!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Thank you Elise, it was cute, and funny! We all wore them last year at my moms.. all the dogs! ( 4 of them!) They always look cute! xx

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    Amy Arnold
    December 12, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Oh my gosh what a fun sweater, and i love it with your leather. Your rap cracked me up!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Thanks Amy! I tried to stand more “rapper-like” in the one photo, but forgot how that looks…hehe. glad you liked my rap! xx

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    shelbeeontheedge1
    December 12, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Super cute sweater, Jess! And how adorable are your pups all decked out for the season! You are so funny with your cute little gangsta rap, too!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Hehe, thank you Shelbee! i had to “wrap” ! I am always making up songs for my puppies… I love dressing for the Holidays! xx

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    Vanity And Me Style
    December 12, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Haha love the jumper! xx

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Thank you Laurie! I am so glad i can make people laugh this morning! xx

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    Shauna
    December 12, 2017 at 9:21 am

    If this sweater is considered ugly, then I’ve been doing it all wrong! I think it’s cute! And what a tree!!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 10:19 am

      Haha! It is, but it was a part of the ugly sweaters that came out at H &M… Glad you like the tree,we collect ornaments, so its filled! xx

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    Amy Johnson
    December 12, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Oh your puppies are so cute in their Christmas sweaters! I love your pants too!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Thank you Amy! They are so fun to dress up for the Holidays! xx

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    Jodie
    December 12, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Of course you had to get this sweater…it’s so fun and perfect, Jess!!
    And you almost look like a gansta…ha ha!!
    Love the pups and enjoy the holidays!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 10:24 am

      Yea, me a Gangsta Wrapper.. that is why I had to get it… that and the pug! Thanks Jodie, you too! xx

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    Jone't
    December 12, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Oh Jess, you’ve hit this one out of the park! From your cool ugly sweater, to your adorable side kicks and your rap, I am still smiling. What a great way to begin my day. I’ll be wearing my ugly sweater tonight and will tag you on IG when I post. Merry Christmas, honey. Xo Jonet

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Oh, thanks Jone’t! Im glad you liked my rap.. I make up songs all the time at home. I also had to get these sweaters for my pups! My whole family-mom, sister, brothers, all wore them last year, it was a blast! Yes, do tag me, Merry Christmas to you too! xx

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    Rosemary Davis
    December 12, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Love your pups and their sweaters! Your holiday look is far from ugly, Jess! Cute sweater!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Hehe.. i suppose I couldn’t go full on “ugly” but the saying and pic was hilarious, so I had to get it. Glad you love my pups outfits too! xx

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    Theresa
    December 12, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Cutest ugly sweater ever! And love the faux leather pants with it. Your song made me giggle first thing this morning. Thanks for the laugh. I wish I could put Christmas sweaters on my kitties, but I’m sure that would result in me contracting a case of cat scratch fever for the holidays!

    Theresa

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Thank you Theresa! I have to share my goofy sense of humour at times and this was my chance! hehe, My Truffles was really wagging her tail when I put the sweater on her, but was not thrilled to go out in the cold! How sweet would that be with your kitties, but i get it, my in-law has kitties too. xx

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    awayfromtheblue
    December 12, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Oh they are such fun tops – on you and your adorable dogs! I giggled at your top, it’s very fun! We’ve bought Cooper a few festive pieces of clothing over the years but he really doesn’t like them much – we are lucky to get a picture before he wants us to take it off, haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you are having a great start to the week – less than two weeks until Christmas but luckily I finished buying all my presents today. Hope your Christmas preparations are going well!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Hi Mica! I am glad i could make some people laugh this morning! i know, it is so me right? awww, I would love to see Cooper in some holiday sweater! It is funny, they don’t seem to mind it to much. Truffles wont wear anything in her hair on her head, but this is ok. Have a wonderful week, Happy Holidays! xx

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    Andrea
    December 12, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Cutest “ugly” sweater ever on the prettiest gal! Your tree is gorgeous too!

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Thank you Andrea! We give each other ornaments each year, plus have collected them, have our childhood ones, we are running out of space! xx

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    Suzy Turner
    December 12, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Jess this Christmas sweater is simply the best!! I absolutely love it…. and you’ve made it look glam too. Perfect. Your Christmas sounds wonderful, although I would be too excited about the presents to wait until dinner lol. But I guess that’s all part of the fun. This year, we’ll be spending day flying to the States which I think will be fun too…. it also means Christmas day will be about 6 hours longer right?! lol!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 10:51 am

      hehe, thank you Suzy! Between the uncharacteristic saying and the sequined pug, I couldnt say no! I know.. I said to my hubby, your parents didn’t make you wait until evening when you were a kid, right? That wouldnt go over at all! It is their tradition now. Oh, where are you going to be in the States? I hope you have a wonderful time! xx

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    stinedurfdl
    December 12, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Opening presents at night? That would be rough…lol! Love the sweater!
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 10:49 am

      i know Deb! this is what i am dealing with! hehe.It is a test of my patience, even at 49! My hubby’s family gets a kick out of making me wait….. Glad you like the sweater ! xx

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    jacqui
    December 12, 2017 at 3:46 am

    These are far from Ugly Jess – love it, great for Christmas too. Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      December 12, 2017 at 10:46 am

      Aw, thank you Jacqui! H&m had a bunch of them, and i thought the saying was too funny to pass up! xx

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