On the 12th Day of Christmas...

My True Love Gave to Me...

Twelve Drummers Drumming!

So hey here is another musical thing. I can't play drums! These are Kevin's drums (well actually Vasille's, our friend), and I am not good. hahaha! Oh and welcome to my basement, mwahahaha!

Today I wanted to be a Sailor. So here it is. I was wearing a navy fedora earlier but the hat has been off for sometime. I am so nautical that I have two striped shirts on! And I grabbed a pair of my Gpa's WWII Navy pants to finish it, which was awesome cause I woke up to snow on the ground, and it didn't stop all day! I still need to let out the hem in the pants because I guess my Gpa's legs were shorter than mine (or it was the style... we'll never know!) My fish necklace finishes the outfit, don't know how "drummer-like" the outfit is but I loved it! And my hair was wonderful today too!!!

When I got off work I went to Target and Kohls to spend my gift cards! It's like Christmas again! I got a new purse, a new winter jacket, tights and socks, two pair of flats, a necklace, and a daily planner! After I met up with Kevin and his friend Dave for an appetizer. After that I ran over to Best Buy to pick up my Christmas present from my dad... a samsung blu-ray player with internet and netflix! It was on super sale and my dad got it for me!! Right now Kevin and I have already watched a movie and now I'm chilling watching some Psych... Aha! so funny!

And I've been talking about it... Here it is! My Christmas Present!


I'm so excited! I've wanted one for awhile and when I was in Alaska I got to go to jam sessions with my aunt who plays mandolin, and I loved it when someone brought a banjo. I love the sound of them, and kinda been obsessed with banjo and bluegrass since highschool.

Ah!!! Too excited. I already have the music for dueling banjos so Kevin can play hi acoustic guitar with me. yay!! I've never been able to play guitar because the strumming motion felt un-natural to me. But I've played piano and flute for most of my life and felt that the picking motion for banjos would resemble it. And I think my finger memory is helping because it feels natural... The only thing I need to work on is holding strings down, haha. It's hard to hold 5 strings! Oh well when I get better I will show you video :)

Anyway the twelve days are over (sorry I missed one)! Tomorrow I'm going out for a drink to celebrate the Twelfth Night! Thanks for watching!

12 Days of Christmas
December 26th, a Partridge in a Pear Tree
December 27th, Two Turtle Doves
December 28th, Three French Hens
December 29th, Four Calling Birds
December 30th, Five Gold Rings
December 31st, Six geese a laying
January 1st, Seven swans a swimming
January 2nd, Eight maids a milking
January 3rd, Nine ladies dancing
January 4th, Ten lords a leaping
January 5th, Eleven pipers piping
January 6th, Twelve drummers drumming

} Materials Used
  Sweater } UO, on sale
  Shirt } AE, thrifted
  Necklace } F21
  Pants } Vintage, Gpa's WWII Navy
  Shoes } UO, on sale
  Banjo } Gift, from Kevin


Sorry for the photo heavy post!!!!

Cat's Last Drummer Drumming!


Marlee Tichenor | January 6, 2011 at 11:30 PM

i recognize that basement!!! where's the my little pony set, huhhh? yay banjo!! a great christmas presie!


oomph. | January 7, 2011 at 1:00 AM

enjoyed your "12 days of christmas" posts...cute idea.


Victoria / Justice Pirate | January 7, 2011 at 8:04 AM

You Rock those drums and banjo!! Wooo!!! The music moves me!! hehe. These were fun. I'm kinda sad they're over :(

CAITLIN | January 7, 2011 at 10:48 AM

yay, banjos!! i have always loved them, since i grew up with my dad playing all the time. i think it would be really fun to learn because girls that play banjos are supercool, but i don't want to copy him ;) plus i suck at stringed instruments as evidenced by my semi failed attempts at violin (seven years) and guitar (off and on).

Midwest Mayhem | January 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Your hair really does look awesome in these photos! I love this outfit, those pants look great! That's so cool that you got a banjo!