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Whimsy, hope and idioms…

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When Black Friday the largest shopping opportunity before Holiday gift giving happened, we decided to not partake. It doesn’t have to cost and arm and a leg to enjoy this day! We actually decided to take a turn and explore some old fashion family fun activities. So, we headed North West to Augusta, NJ with Skyland Stadium in sights; a particular special North Pole; Jerseys own. We were not left out in the cold, in fact the light show is an amazing drive through event.

Skyland Stadium


“The Skylands Region has long been a destination for families to get out and play.”

Skyland Stadium

Tis the season to be jolly and driving, while social distancing. As you pull up to the entryway you will begin to see some of the lights displayed. If it is your first time, when you drive through the line of cars … reviewing the landscape ahead of you, you may have a bah humbug, kind of skeptical attitude or chip on your shoulder. Maybe even pondering that this won’t be as spectacular as it has been advertised. However, once you drive in the feeling of candy canes, lights, reindeer, sleighs, snow, jingle bells, North Pole, I mean the proof is in the pudding! Because they truly decked the halls with bounds of holly, covered in lights that is. Even a North Poll Police Car “NPPD”. An amazing experience to witness.

They also have an amazing Christmas Village that offers so much and for free to all guests. After you have completed the light course, you can park and go right in; truly take it all in. You won’t be disappointed and they socially distance with no lag. Eat, drink and be merry.

  • NEW & EXPANDED WINTER CARNIVAL
    Ride the Ferris Wheel, Merry Go Round & Classic Carnival Rides. Enjoy Tasty Treats.
  • DELICIOUS FOOD & BEVERAGE OPTIONS
    Hot Cocoa Bar, Ice Cream Shop, S’mores Pit, NJ Lottery Craft Beer Garden & More.
  • SEE THE SIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS
    Get in the Spirit with a Live Nativity Scene, 8ft Polar Bears & Walk-Thru Light Displays.
  • TAKE A FEW LAPS ON OUR SKATING RINK
    Skate your Heart Out this Holiday on our Rink. Sponsored by Pompon Sport Center.

On the first day of Christmas my true love came to me and told me that although this year was rough it wasn’t meant to be, be loving and open to new experiences that are to come, and hope will show itself, just wait and see, as it has already begun.

Being open to new moments of joy allows for new appreciation of the simple pastimes we may have ignored in yester years. Just the other day driving through Randolph we came across some sparkling lights. The lights took over the whole neighborhood. We had to run errands and get home but we were more than delighted, we were filled with childlike whimsy, Fa La La La La, La La, La, La, so we drove up!

Just the other day driving through Randolph we came across…

Whimsy

We lit up like a Christmas tree and although we did not want to impose but we saw a crowd around this house and we knew this was a beacon of holiday fantasy. This is the home of Debbie DaSilva. I asked her how much does it cost, do you accept donations and she replied that, “We do not because we do this from our heart!” Truly, inspiring!

These magical places will fill you with hope and inspiration while lighting your path. Don’t forget to stop and take a look around you as magic is all around us remember a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Thank you for joining me on this whimsical journey of Fannytasticlife!

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Opportunity – is hindsight.

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The other day we were had an Ugly Sweater contest. For the fun I modeled my sweater; of course! I truly felt we needed this. I can see many people saying, “need?” Well, yes, because those days of office fun are on pause. The ugliest holiday sweater contests and cultivating a culture of joy, celebration and team spirit are just not present.

We received great entries and I was happy for a first contest for Fannytasticlife brand turnout. This was pretty cool. We also got surprised with a donation for an additional prize by the generous and dapper James Chiu, 21QAlumni. He offered a donation towards a fan prize in the value of $50.

Immediately, I knew this had to be an item we offer but highend for it, is a bonus prize after all. My favorite designer who I adore is #Chicoboyz who is also my my talented and humble husband. I requested his services for a designer craftsmanship care package. He knew I mean Swarovski crystals! I mean we need to give the people what they want, sparkle, shine gaud and a level of elegance for the new year, fashion baby 2021. I also was inspired but an article I read.

This article $30,000 Swarovski crystal ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ for sale by Daniel Uria that made me ponder in thought because they truly captured a level of holiday, crystals and sweaters more than I had in mind. Still, worth the mention, in the sound of $30,000.00; wow!

Below I posted the comparison offered by Tipsy Elves hmmm… did I miss this opportunity?

To the left modeling my “Ugly” sweater of Santa riding a Unicorn and to the right is the same sweater that Tipsy Elves is offering for $30,000.00

Well, we decided the package will include a fun care package with a gorgeous Swarovski crystal sweater but in the tune of $50 donated by James and designed in collaboration with Chicoboyz.

We will post the picture here, once the winner is announced.

What are the rules for the bonus? Here they are:

  1. Listen to this podcast Fannytasticlife, Whimsy, hope and the kindness of our hearts
  2. Take notes as the Bonus question will relate to this particular journey.
  3. Tune in for Fannytasticlife LIVE on Twitch Holiday Edition – Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7pm for event details here is the schedule information.

Hindsight, is 20/20 and this year … 2020, I dont want to look back. It is time to just continue to look forward on this journey of Fannytasticlife!

Winner to be announced.

WINNER


To Be Announced!