Blogmas Days 20, 21, and 22: Playing Catch Up

So I’ve been a little busy with Christmas and work and have fallen slightly behind on my daily posts. Luckily, they were the ones that I had absolutely no ideas for.

Day 20 was a Christmas Card reveal, and my family doesn’t even have a card this year. My brother is completely against pictures, so we can NEVER get a decent family picture.

Day 21 was a healthy Christmas snack…lol. I never associate Christmas time with healthy…it’s usually all about cookies and candy and of course a big dinner or two. So that being said, I had absolutely nothing to post for yesterday either.

But today, Blogmas Day 22, is all about Favorite Christmas movies, and I’m all about those!

Christmas Movies

These are all the best in my book! I probably share some favorites with a lot of you, but these are pretty much some of the classics!

ONLY 3 MORE DAYS!

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Blogmas Day 18: Gingerbread House/Cookie Challenge

I didn’t really want to spend the money on a Gingerbread house kit and I really wouldn’t have the patience to construct one myself so I changed today to focus on cookies in general. I spent about 2 hours the other day frosting sugar cookies so here’s a pic of my favorites. I also made peanut butter balls, and they are the BEST. I found the recipe HERE, if you wanna try them for yourself!

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I tried to make the trees look kind of “piney” with the frosting, and I think it turned out pretty good! I also tried to keep the snowmen simple and cute!

Good luck on your baking endeavors! And check back tomorrow for my favorite holiday songs! AND THERE ARE A LOT OF THEM…so get ready! πŸ™‚

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Blogmas Day 16: Christmas Quiz

Blogmas Day 16

Here’s my results for the Buzzfeed “What kind of Christmas Cookie are You?” Quiz! Take a look!

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Only because of the Santa Claus 2 movie, Comet is soooo cute in that movie! But the Prancer movies is really adorable, so he’s a close second.

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Apple Cider is my favorite winter drink, but I’ve never dipped a cookie in it before…could be interesting.

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I’m pretty sparkly. πŸ˜‰

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I’m definitely not picky!

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I like almost any Christmas Song, so this was a tough one!

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A lot of these could describe me…I think!

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WHIPPED TOPPING IS THE BEST WITH ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING! πŸ™‚

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I think that description fits me pretty well! Find out what cookie you are HERE! πŸ™‚ Tomorrow is all about giving back!

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Blogmas Day 15: Christmas Traditions

Blogmas Day 15

My family has been doing pretty much the same thing every Christmas for as long as I can remember.

My mom’s side always spends Christmas Eve and Christmas morning together. Grandma makes us a super delicious roast beef dinner, and then while the adults wash dishes, us children separate presents downstairs and “patiently” wait until it’s time to open them. My cousins and I (there is only four of us) usually stay the night at our grandparents, and then wait until “morning” to open our stockings…(we count midnight as morning). Then we wake up to homemade caramel rolls.

On my dad’s side, we usually get together the Saturday before Christmas. We have lunch, and when all the cousins were younger we used to draw names for presents because we’re a pretty large family. But once we all got older, we switched to white elephant gifts. Each of us would find some that we didn’t want anymore, or a bad gift from someone else and wrap it up and give it away. This year we switched it up to actual gifts, so I’m excited to see what we all came up with.

Another tradition that I really love on this side of my family, is that our grandparents give each grandchild, and each couple an ornament. Before my grandma passed, she’d usually pick a specific one for each of us which I thought was really special (I still have ALL of mine). Now, my grandpa gets us all super pretty ball ornaments (last years is in my title picture).

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Blogmas Day 13: Favorite Christmas Gift

It’s so hard for me to pick a favorite gift from all of the gifts I’ve received over the years. I don’t think I can remember ever getting a present I didn’t like…so I guess that’s a good sign! Here’s a list of some gifts that stick out in my memory:

  • My freshmen year Christmas, my cousin and I both got plane tickets to visit my grandparents in Texas, they go down there every winter to escape the cold. That was my first time ever on a plane, and in Texas so that was really cool. We drove to South Padre Island, and visited a sea turtle hospital and got to see all the rescued turtles, and we also went on a three hour dolphin watch…my cousin fell asleep…we only saw like two dolphins and that was on our way back in to the marina. Not worth the $20 each.
  • When we were wayyyy younger, my cousin and I always got matching PJ’s, for some reason that was always super cool. There were a couple years that we got Barbie PJ’s that came with PJ’s for our Barbies too.
  • This one was actually a birthday present, but it makes the top of the list anytime! My kitty! In third grade, I struggled to identify my unwrapped bag of cat food…I really couldn’t figure out that I was getting a cat. But Dusty is definitely the best present ever.

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So those a just a couple of gifts that I’ve enjoyed, there are so many more but I just can’t seem to remember them or come up with them right now! My friends always give me great gifts, I just can’t think of any at the moment, still love you guys though! πŸ™‚

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Blogmas14 Day 12: Winter Activities

Sorry for the late post, I had a presentation this morning, followed by intense packing, and then even more intense Christmas shopping and present wrapping. Finals week is the best…NOT!

Today is all about favorite winter activities. When I was younger, my brother and I were all about sledding. My house has a pretty awesome hill in the backyard for sledding, so we were set! If we were lucky, my dad would bring out the four wheeler, and hook up the toboggan and pull us around the yard.

I’m also a huge fan of holiday baking, if it’s not already obvious! πŸ™‚ I like just turning on the Christmas music, and baking my little heart away. Everyone around me also enjoys it, so that’s a bonus! Decorating the house, and gift shopping is also one of my FAVORITE activities! I’m a big shopper, especially when I’m buying clothes or gifts for my friends and family!

I’ve gone ice skating like twice ever in my life, and believe me, it’s not a pretty sight. I wish that I could skate better, but because I’m me, I tend to fall a lot…like all the time. So it’s a tad embarrassing, but I like to think I can try to look super graceful like the professionals.

Tomorrow is all about my favorite Christmas present! πŸ™‚

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Blogmas14 Day 11: My Wish List

Blogmas Day 11I’ve noticed that as I’ve gotten older, my Christmas list gets shorter and shorter.Β This year there wasn’t much on my list. Probably because I don’t want any toys anymore, and I basically buy the stuff I need throughout the year. This summer, my friends and I are getting our own place, so I’m really hoping for money or gift cards to get some stuff I need for that. Friends have asked me for ideas, and I can never come up with anything I want, that’s always a challenge for me. I’m the kind of person that likes to come up with ideas of my own for my friends and family, but some people are really hard to think of presents for so I end up guessing. So here’s my super short, not so helpful Christmas list!

My Wish List:

1. Ralph Lauren Polo 2 Perfume

2. Ugg Boots

3. Bose Mini Bluetooth Speaker

4. Giftcards

I told you it was short! Christmas isn’t about the gifts anyways!

Tomorrow is all about winter activities!

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