First off thank you all for understanding the break. I went to Walt Disney World for a week with my family and I just couldn’t post without my laptop and other things. I will be posting about the vacation soon. So keep a lookout. Anyway’s let’s talk about random stuff.
1. Thank You For 35 Followers!
Just a few weeks ago. I had 20 followers and was feeling like I would never grow. Then I said to myself. Get up and post more and you’ll get the followers and it happened. I thank all of you for helping me. You guys are the best followers on the face of the planet and I couldn’t have kept blogging without your motivational comments and all around encouragement.
Megan over at A Barefoot Galis hosting Boring Into Beautiful Photography Contest once again and this is my first year participating and I’m so excited. Here’s my pic for challenge #3!
The theme was tradition and one of my favorite traditions is reading a book with a cup of hot cocoa on the days leading up to Christmas! 😀
3. Clara’s Blogiversary
I wanted to give attention to an amazing blog out there. Clara and Co. is a great blog that features tons of awesome things. Clara is such a sweet blogger and she just celebrated her 4th blogiversary which is HUGE! Everyone go over to her blog and wish her a very merry blogiversary and while you’re over there be sure to give her a follow and support her totally rad blog.
Oops! Sorry guys somehow yesterday Blogmas totally slipped my mind and I forgot up until about 11:45 last night so sorry! 😉 Anyway today I’ve created a Christmas tag! I’m so excited to share it with you guys!
You must thank the person who nominated you
Link back to the original post (the one on this blog) and use the graphic provided.
Answer the questions given
Nominate at least 3 people. (or more if your feeling like a nice person 😉 )
Give the nominees 10 questions to answer (or use the ones previously given)
HAVE FUN! 😀
The Questions (aka. a bunch of Christmas questions I found on the internet)
What is your favorite Christmas dessert?
Not pie. 😂 Really though I don’t like pie. My favorite dessert is definitely Christmas cookies and gingerbread!
Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
Yes, my family generally opens 2 presents on Christmas eve. One with new Christmas pajamas and another with a board game to play on Christmas Eve.
How do you decorate your house for Christmas?
We decorate the outside with lights and the trees in our front yard. Inside we have garland on the banister, Christmas tree, and other scattered decorations around the house. I also decorate my room which I’ll be showing you in a later post. 😉
Have you ever built a snowman?
I love building snowmen. I used to live in Illinois so it snowed a lot and every year. I would make a snowman and then my brother would proceed to “murder” my snowman but kicking it. *gotta love them little brothers.. 😂 Now that I live in the South there isn’t much snow so no more snowmen. 😦
Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
Ours is fake. A few years back we tried a real tree and it was no.. just no. I have super bad allergies so the Christmas tree kinda tried to kill me and then my dad couldn’t get the tree to stand so occasionally it would almost fall over.
What do you like to do on Christmas break?
I love to hang out with my best friend who lives next door since we don’t get to see each other much do to school. Last year everything iced over which was fun so we went ice skating on the lake and sledded which I hope happens again this year.
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Elf. Don’t tell me it’s overrated or whatever. That is my favorite Christmas movie and no one can change that. My second would be Christmas vacation which is SO funny. I watch it ever Christmas Eve with my parents.
Where do you normally spend Christmas? I normally spend it at home with my family in the morning and then in the afternoon we go to my grandparents house and do Christmas.
What is your favorite Christmas song?
I don’t really have a favorite. I like Joy to the World.
Be honest: Do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts?
I LOVE giving gifts. I like finding the perfect gift for my friends and wrapping it up and giving it to them. It’s my favorite part of Christmas aside from Jesus which is what the whole holiday is about.
Those are all of the questions! Now I tag all of my wonderful followers go and do some Christmas tagging! 😉
I love music but especially when Christmas comes around because of all the lovely songs we get to listen too. I know a lot of people are always complaining that it’s the same songs over and over; but I mean you can never really get tired of Christmas songs. Today I’ll be sharing with you guys my Christmas playlist to help inspire you to start your own or maybe add some new songs.
1. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Pentatonix
2. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Pentatonix
3. Grown-Up Christmas List – Kelly Clarkson
4. Here Comes Santa Claus – Pentatonix
5. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé
I love Michael Buble guys… he’s so amazing. ❤
6. White Christmas – Micheal Bublé
7. Holly Jolly Christmas – Micheal Bublé
8. I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Micheal Bublé
9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Micheal Bublé
10. Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkson
11. Every Christmas – Kelly Clarkson
12. My Favorite Things – Kelly Clarkson
13. Christmastime Again – MercyMe
14. Hold On Christmas – MercyMe
This is one of my absolute favorite songs!!
15. Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
These are just a few of my very favorite Christmas songs.
What are your favorite Christmas songs?
Can you listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving or is it just plain wrong?
Hello everyone! Hope your having a splendid week! I have a huge announcement to make; this year I’m going to be doing 25 Days of Blogmas which means I’ll be posting everyday till Christmas! I may keep it going the whole month of December who knows! 😉 I’m opening it up to all of my lovely followers and viewers who would like to participate with me in this super fun and challenging blogging adventure.
You must have a blog.
Please try to make the effort to post everyday.
I would really like if you used my graphics and linked that I created this fun little competition.
You must be following the bright bookcase
*I will be posting the graphics for the challenge on the first day.
I’m so excited Christmas is my favorite holiday of all time from the parades, movies, gifts, and the birth of Jesus (pretty important). I just love it all but this year I’ve had a dilemma everyone keeps asking me what I want for Christmas… and I had no IDEA whatsoever. So last night at 12:30. I decided to really brainstorm and come up with some things I wanted for Christmas and hopefully if you were having the “what do you want?” dilemma this will help you too!
1. Fuzzy Socks
Nothing is better on a chilly day then putting on a pair of fuzzy socks and they come in so many different colors and prints.
2. A Bedroom Mirror
AHH!! I’ve been wanting one of these for SO long and I’m lowkey hoping someone gets me one. 😉
3. Bean Bag or Fuzzy Chair
I love all things fuzzy so I really want one of those cute fuzzy chairs or a beanbag to chill and read on.
4. Throw Pillows
I’m in desperate need of new throw pillows for my room. I really want one of those fun sequin ones or a narwhal pillow. 😀
5. Cute Pictures for my Room
Anyone want to volunteer to paint me some sweet pictures for my room.
Nothings better than new cute makeup cause you gotta look good.
7. Gym Bag
This is just me but I’ve been working out constantly recently and I would love a cute gym bag to pack my stuff in.
8. Kendra Scott Necklace
I know every girl on the face of the planet wants one of these but there so pretty.
Aka. my new obsession
10. Gift Cards
These are the best for those relatives might not just know what you need. Jk jk! Gift cards are great though because it’s a guarantee you’ll get just what you want.
Here’s a few of my favorite places for gift cards
Half Price Books
11. Curling Iron
Gotta get those curls.
I love earrings especially hoops!
AHH! Notebooks are the best thing ever and they always come in such cute prints
14. Sharpies or Pens
You need these if you ask for a notebook. 😉
15. Phone Charger
There are super cute charges out there that aren’t just the boring Apple/Android ones.
16. Bath bombs
They smell good, look cute, and are fizzy, need I say more.
17. Apple Watch
This is my big item because it’s so cool.
18. A Photo Printer
This printer hooks up to your phone so you can print any picture from your phone.. it’s like a polaroid minus the camera.
19. Sweat Pants
Sweat pants are such an amazing invention there comfy pants that are socially acceptable to wear in public. What’s better than that?
This is probably a given but a super fun idea is to a book swap with all your friends and each give each other a book you really liked. It’s fun to see other peoples taste in books and then you can fangirl with each other after you finish the books.
21. Succulents or Cute Plants
I love succulents!! I’m the proud plant mom of 4 beautiful planties. I have Arthur, Carl, Jorge, and Allen. I would totally ask for these because they are fairly simple to keep alive and they look super aesthetic!
22. A New Pet
I understand this one probably won’t happen for most of us but it never hurts to ask.
I also wanted to take this time to share that if you do plan on getting a pet this holiday season. Please adopt from the shelter instead of a breeder. There are so many adorable loving shelter pets out there just waiting for someone. I volunteered over summer break at the animal shelter and I saw so many sweet dogs and cats who needed a home. This little on here is from the shelter. I named him Goldie. He was the sweetest dog, he would walk right up to you and sit in your lap and cuddle. Just a little announcement for anyone who wants a pet. *Adopt Don’t Shop*
If you are a sticker lover like me you put stickers on anything water bottles, journals, binders, laptop cases, anything that you could stick something on. If you fit that category go to redbubble.com . They have the best stickers and they are all pretty reasonably priced. If you buy 5 you get 25% off and if you buy 10 you get 50% off which means you could get 10 stickers for around $15 or $20.
24. Magazine Subscriptions
Have a friend who loves a certain magazine then buy them a magazine subscription.. its the gift that keeps on giving. <- anybody get the reference
25. Something homemade
Can you make amazing knitted things or are an expert baker. Make your friends or family something super cute.
I hope you enjoyed this post and it helped you figure out what you need for christmas! I have a pretty crazy idea I wanted to share with you guys and tell me what you think. I was planning on posting everyday for the ENTIRE month of December all the posts would be relatively Christmas themed. I thought it would be super fun!