It started out as a joke. Although you can’t see it, the blurry figure in the front is a hippo….his name is “teddy”. Yes I know, “teddy” the hippo! But I didn’t name him, Mallory did. She’s had him since she was born-I believe someone gave it to me at my impromptu baby shower (that’s a whole other story). Someone how she got attached to it…so long story short, I wanted to incorporate him into a photo with the elf. That’s really how the idea started. I scooped up some of her small animals and placed them on the floor, found a coca cola bottle and wa-la! I posted it online along with the others you can see here and it was like over night they were exploding across the web.
Some of my photos were trending on Pinterest for a while and each time I log on they are pinned to even more places, and I’ve been linked back from other blogs who’ve accumulated some funny pictures of the elves but…. imagine my surprise today when I found out one of my pictures was featured on MSN’s Living section of their website! haha! Thanks to Jan who sent me a message and said, “hey, I saw your elf on MSN today!”.
We’ve had so much fun with the little guy-even if some of you DO think he’s creepy! neener neener neeeeeener!!! Unfortunately, I’m not sure how much longer we’ll have before Mallory will stop “believing” but I’m milking it for as long as I can. I hope that we can sit around the dinner table many Christmas’s from now and laugh about his shenanigans! Not just laugh….but belly laugh! <3
Oh and for those of you who know me well, you know I’m a HUGE Dave Ramsey fan……so you might get a kick out of this one!
I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season!!!