Monday, December 30, 2013

what I got for christmas...

I really debated doing this post. in no way do I want to seem like I am "bragging" about the things I got for christmas. I just really enjoy seeing what other people got & thought y'all might enjoy seeing what I got as well! check out some of my favorite christmas hauls on youtube & other blogs here, here, and here

my "big" present this year from my parents were my tory burch sandals! for the past 3 years I have gotten tb revas, but this year I decided to get some sandals so that when the warmers months come I will have some pretty sandals to sport!

my parents also got me the naked 3 palette. it has taken some time to get used to this palette. at first I really liked the 2 better, but the 3 is growing on me now that I've found some looks I like with it. 

I got a new vera bradley bag for work. I have been carrying the same vineyard vines tote for years so it was time for a new one. I love that this one has a spot for my laptop and plenty of room for all the papers/folders I have to bring back and forth to grade.

I also got these adorable initial plates from anthropologie. our plan is to add the initial of all of our babies some day. I may or may not have contemplated buying 2 other initials because I already know what I want to name my children....... so there's that. I'm crazy & I know it.

we got a new dvd player that connects to netflix, pandora, and youtube. I have been loving being able to watch my favorite youtuber's on the big screen.. adam is really over it ; )

Every year in my stocking I get makeup, socks, and candy. I got my favorite mascara--benefit's they're real. 

I also got some christmas money and bought a new rug with it. I'm so excited to give our living room a fun new update--I'll be sure to take a picture when it comes in : ) 

so that is the majority of what I got for christmas this year! above all else I am just extremely blessed to have such a wonderful family to spend time with. this year was so bittersweet as it was my first year away from my parents on christmas morning but also my first time waking up with a husband on christmas. I will cherish these moments of it being just us two before we have a little around : ) 

I hope y'all had a wonderful christmas and were able to spend time with family/friends!! did you get anything fun for christmas?? I would love to hear about it!


  1. Vera Bradley bags are the only ones I use for work!! They hold so much to tote back and forth to school. :) And I have heard nothing but good things about the naked 3 palette. I am dying to get my hands on one so I can play around. :)

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Vera Bradley is having a HUGE sale right now. The day after Christmas I popped into the Vera store while I was returning some items at the mall. They were have a 60% off sale, so I ended up buying a laptop case for $15 rather than $38!

    I always love reading your posts!

  3. I always wonder about how people plan for their children's stockings, if they want them to match. You should probably go ahead and get the initial plates before they're gone ;)

  4. A love for diet coke and watching my fav youtubers...we have a lot in common girl! So glad your Christmas was blessed and it was a sweet first one with your husband! :) Happy Monday!

  5. Love love love Benefit "They're Real" mascara! I'm glad you posted this. I've debated whether or not to post about what I got for Christmas because I didn't want to seem materialistic or like that's all that mattered. Really, I'm just so thankful for what I got and even more thankful for the time I got to spend with family. I enjoy seeing what other people got too, so thanks for sharing! I got to wake up with my husband for our first Christmas together too and let's be honest, that was the best gift of all!

  6. I stumbled across your blog through the Blog Baton and wanted to stop by and say Hi! Those TB sandals have been on my "lust list" for a while now, and instead of buying myself a new pair of Jacks this summer, I may splurge and get these instead!

  7. LOVE those plates!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one that gets giddy over Christmas presents :) I'll have to try that mascara...i'm always on the hunt for a good one.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!!

  8. Yay for Christmas hauls! I know they are silly... but I LOVE watching/reading them. :) I have those Tory sandals in nude and literally wore them every day of summer... you'll love them!