Can you believe Christmas is a few weeks away?!? I hope you have your gifts all wrapped and ready to go because I definitely don’t!! I always wonder why this time of year stresses me out, it is because I wait until the very last minute to do everything!! Who does that?!? I really need to work on getting things done in a timely manner … maybe I will this year 😉
My husband and I are actually hosting Christmas with my side of the family for the first time at our place this Christmas. I am SOO excited but at the same time I am slightly overwhelmed with the thought of making food for 7 people for an entire weekend! Seven people might sound pretty doable to you, but you can count my brother as 5 more guests. I am certain my brother doesn’t have a stomach. I have never met anyone that could eat as much as him and he is somehow thin!!! I took him to Chipotle a few years back and he ordered two full, I mean really full, burritos … he devoured both of them, ate my leftovers and he was STILL hungry!! Goodness! Anyways, I am sure it will be fine … I just need to not procrastinate and make things ahead of time and freeze them .. I think that’s the trick to my sanity right there! 🙂
I really cannot wait to spend Christmas with my family. I can’t remember the last time all of us spent Christmas together .. it has been yeaaarrrsss! My father’s passing made me realize how incredibly short life is and how important it is to spend as much time as possible with our loved ones … so here’s to making new traditions with my own family! You can send prayers to my husband and my brother-in-law’s way though .. they are going to be stuck with me and my crazy family for an entire weekend!!! haha!
Let’s get to the fun parts, shall we!
I usually don’t dress up for Christmas … I generally wear a cute top and jeans, but this year I feel like dressing up! I chose a black tulle mini skirt and I paired it with black heart print tights, black booties, a white sweater and a vintage necklace to wear on Christmas. I was sick when I took these photos, still am actually (coughing, runny nose and achy all over), and on top of that it was absolutely freezing!!! Probably not the best thing to do when you are sick, but between me and my sister’s schedule, that was the only time we were able to take the photos. We shared some good laughs at most of the poses I made … shivering, coughing, trying not to fall because of the slippery ground, trying to capture a pretty twirl because it was flurrying and I was wearing a ballet skirt (it only seemed natural to do so), and trying to pose all at the same time resulted in some really really awkward photos! I am trying to decide if I should share an awkward photo or not … hmmm … in the mean time, here are a few non-awkward photos!
Alright alright … I will share the twirling photos. Let me explain what happened prior to my sister capturing them. I was twirling and I got super dizzy, and when I tried stopping I almost biffed it because of the slippery ground. When I stopped myself from falling I started coughing because of the cold wind from twirling and then I started shivering … and that’s when my sister caught that lovely pose at the end! It was a mess!!
Okay, let’s get back to the best part of this blog post!!!
Are you ready?!?
I am doing a Christmas giveaway!!! EEeekkkk!!
I bet you are dying to know what it is.
I am giving away a $25 dollar gifts certificate to Target and a $5 dollar gift certificate to Starbucks! There will only be one winner and that winner will get both giveaways! Whenever I am target I grab a hot cuppa coffee from Starbucks and shop away. It’s one of my favorite things to do!
Here’s what you have to do to potentially win this awesome giveaway-
1- Subscribe to my blog (located on the right sidebar)
2- Share this post (some of you are not on Facebook and all the other social media sites and that is okay .. just skip this part)
3- Comment at the bottom of this post and tell me what your favorite thing about Christmas is!! 🙂
Winner will be announced one week from today, December 16th!
I apologize to my Jordanian family/friends … Target is only located in America and Canada! I will have another giveaway that you will be able to participate in some other time! 🙂
May the odds be in your favor!!!