A Holiday Outfit & A Fun Christmas Giveaway!

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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 πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ™‚

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!

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Β Ankle Boots: TargetΒ // Heart Print Tights: Forever21Β Β // Lauren Conrad Tulle Skirt: Kohls // Crew Neck Sweater: Forever21Β // Β Vintage Necklace: Buffalo Exchange.

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.

It …

is …

a …

PONY!

kidding!! kidding!!

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!! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

 

May the odds be in your favor!!!

 

 

 

35 Comments
  • Julie Horihan

    My favorite thing about Christmas is having the whole family together under one roof. We’ll miss you this year!!
    Pick me! Pick me!

    • Aisha

      We’ll miss you guys too!!! I have a funny gift for your dad .. I have to get to him before Christmas somehow someway!!

  • Jessica conlon

    My favorite thing about Christmas is our Christmas eve tradition ofgoing to church, then coming home and having everyone together for a night of appetizers and pizza. this will be the first year my husband will experience this as the last two years he’s been on duty Christmas eve!

    • Aisha

      Ohhh I am so happy your hubby gets to experience your Christmas traditions with you this year, and as a married couple too! So special! πŸ™‚

  • Rachel blaisdell

    My favorite part about Christmas is even though it’s busy I enjoy all of the excitement leading up to it, parties, family, cookie baking, shopping, seeing the lights, etc. it’s a beautiful time of year!

    • Aisha

      I agree, it is such a beautiful time of the year! πŸ™‚

  • Molly Kvien

    My favorite thing about Christmas is our church service and seeing everyone open gifts from me πŸ™‚

  • Joanna D.

    My favorite thing about Christmas is sitting in the living room just gazing at the Christmas lights on the tree with some soft Christmas music playing in the background.

    • Aisha

      Oh, I could stare at our Christmas tree for hours too!! It’s so calming! πŸ™‚

  • Sabrina Tan

    LOVE THE GIVEAWAY!

    Sabrina | GYPSY TAN

    • Aisha

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Heather Ross

    Honestly, my favorite part of Christmas is the entire month leading up to it. The excitement you can just feel in your bones. The songs. The flavors. & the emphasis on family. And mostly, the fact that the entire holiday points to the Gospel…the moment when Jesus came to redeem us. Long answer…but there is so much I love about Christmas! πŸ™‚

    • Aisha

      Yep, I totally agree with you! Everything about Christmas is just perfect, isn’t it?!? πŸ™‚

  • Gina Unverzagt

    I have several “favorite things” about Christmas: One, all the pictures and letters that we receive from friends and family all month long; two, having my college-aged daughter home for three weeks; three, Christmas Day lunch is the same every year, and there are a couple items on the menu that I love and that I only get once a year; four and best of all…. Jesus!

    • Aisha

      I LOVE receiving letters and cards for Christmas too. It is the only time I actually look forward to checking the mail πŸ™‚

  • Nicole

    My favorite thing about Christmas is having everyone together! Normally I am in Florida so this is much more fun having us all meet in paradise. But nonetheless I’m still excited to see everyone and eat a bunch of food, plays games, listen to music, give each other gifts and relax!! I love that no one has to work for once!

    • Aisha

      Playing games on Christmas is one of my favorite things to do!! It’ll be fun for you guys to have a white Christmas this year πŸ™‚

  • Ashley

    You are so cute! Love the printed tights! πŸ™‚

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Aisha

      Thanks, love!! πŸ™‚

  • Kelly D

    My favorite thing about Christmas is spending time with my kids and enjoying everything through their eyes.

    • Aisha

      So sweet, love this! πŸ™‚

  • Christy Peeples DuBois

    My favorite thing about Christmas is celebrating Jesus Birthday together with my two daughters and family.

  • Christy Peeples DuBois

    I do have a fb acct but I used the floating social media buttons and chose the f to go to your fb and it only went to fb in general and not your page. I tried a search for you on fb also but was not successful

    I did subscribe by email and tried to share on fb but couldn’t and I did leave a comment answering your question. But if my entry doesn’t count because of fb I do understand.

    • Aisha

      Christy, yes my blog is a little messed up momentarily! I will be switching to a new design soon. But, if you go to “Home” and scroll down to the bottom of each post, you will see the share buttons there (even those are a little messed up, I realized)!! Don’t worry, yours still counts! πŸ™‚

  • Margo

    You’re fab! Margo Raffaelli

    • Aisha

      Thank you, Margo! Very sweet of you! πŸ™‚

  • rachel

    I follow via Bloglovin. πŸ™‚ I love spending time with my family. We always have such delicious homemade meals together!

    • Aisha

      Holiday meals are the best!! Even though I gain about 5 pounds every holiday; it is worth it! πŸ™‚

  • Olla

    My favorite thing about Christmas is being with family πŸ™‚

    • Aisha

      Me too!! We are going to have a special one this year too! Love you, sissy!! <3

  • Areej

    This year will be my first *real* Christmas; got the tree up, decorated and will be spending it with someone very special. This year’s holidays are filled with promise and a lot of love between our families and while non-religious, the ceremonies held will be sentimental. It also is an emotional time for me looking back on the year’s events. Good luck to everyone who has entered the contest πŸ™‚

    • Aisha

      I am SO excited for you, dolly!! Spending it with someone special makes it even that much better!! Love you!

      • Areej

        Love you too Ayoosh xox

  • Lorie

    Very impressive that you have your own blog. My favorite thing about Christmas is the joy I can see my children experience. Sometimes as we get older, we get jaded with all the holiday busyness. But knowing it is magical and exciting for the kids makes it worth doing year after year. It helps bring the magic back for us adults too!

  • Lindsey Dueland

    My favorite part is seeing the smiles on my family’s faces and remembering just how important they are to me.