December 28, 2015

Why Being Home for the Holidays is Marvelous

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I finished my last final for the semester on last Tuesday and then it seemed I spent every night for the rest of the week going out for drinks or dinner. I'm not complaining-I had a lot of catching up to do from the semester when I had no free time. In a blink of an eye after surviving the semester with good grades (WOOHOO) it seemed I was catching an early morning train to Philadelphia to head home. Being home for the holidays with no work and no schoolwork and no obligations was really weird after being all GoGoGo for 4 months . However doing absolutely nothing and spending lots of time with my family was oh so marvelous

-getting my first present on Christmas Eve which was these amazing fleece Princess Leia onesie pajamas my mom snagged from Target. Once it gets cold, this will be my hanging out the apartment uniform. 


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-It has become a holiday tradition for my sister and I to decorate a gingerbread house every year. It came out pretty great this year!

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-My family went out of town for a night so I was in charge of Elf on the Shelf for my mom and sister. I had a whole rainy day with nothing to do so I worked hard on these, haha.

First was Hotline Bling Elf  with Noelle 

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Then came Buddy the Elf who got into some trouble making snowflakes.

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-Of course Christmas gifts are awesome, especially when your family gets you what you want plus some surprises. I have lots of reading to do!


-If you haven't heard, the weather on the East Coast has been freakishly warm. I got in a few runs in shorts and short sleeves! I also love running in festive gear such as these awesome holiday PRO Compression socks I won through a giveaway. 

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-Spending time with my family is awesome, especially my sister who is headed back down to work at Disney at the end of January. They always bring out my goofiest side. 

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-Finally I have been crushing my mom's homemade Christmas cookies. Like for dessert every single day I've been home.  She gave some away as gifts but somehow still has two huge tubs of them leftover. I'm just praying they all go straight to my booty. I'm going to have to run in January and NOT take any leftover cookies with me!

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-I also love Christmas trees. My family has gone to the dark side aka a fake tree for a years now, but I still love sitting it around the tree all lit up. 

No matter what you celebrate, I hope you have a very happy holiday season! 

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This post was linked up with MIMM and Weekend Snapshots.

What is your favorite Christmas tradition? What is your favorite part of the holidays?

20 comments:

  1. Seriously, I made cookies and even though I didn;t make a TON I still had acrazy amount left over! And any cookies that wish to go to my booty are MORE than welcome to. This flat booty chick would appreciate it.

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    1. Haha I definitely would welcome more booty!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I love the Hotline Bling Elf! So great :D Glad you are enjoying your break.

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    1. Haha thank you-my mom and sister got a kick out of it.

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  3. Ugh I was missing out on the cookies this year. We didn't make any because I wasn't home for long and all the supplies are in storage. But I made up for it in cake ha sounds like such a great Christmas at home! I wish I got those socks. Ugh. I love them so much.

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    1. I would feel bad for you but that cake looked awesome!

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  4. I'm glad you had a great holiday and are relaxing during your time off! I made two types of cookies and toffee and didn't have any of my cookies. Thankfully everyone else loved them. We've been downgrading the past few years because there used to always be so many left over. I may not have had cookies, but I did eat lots of cheese :)

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    1. Thanks so much-relaxing has been lovely. Ah, I feel you on the cheese too. Toffee sounds delicious as well!

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  5. Looks like you had an amazing holiday! I made a ton of cookies in one day and my boys devoured them. As in gone. In one week!

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    1. Thanks so much-be happy your cookies are already gone!

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  6. Sounds like a great Christmas! I love the Princess Leia onesie :)

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    1. Thanks-it's SO COMFORTABLE too and all fuzzy inside.

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  7. That onesie is fantastic! I'm glad you had a good break and spend quality time with your family! Also happy to see that I'm not the only one with all running related gifts!

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    1. Thanks so much! Lots of running gifts and chocolate-which makes me happy!

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  8. Hahaha- love the onesie! And the pro compression socks are awesome!

    Jen@Jpabstfitness

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    1. Thanks so much! Definitely heading in 2016 in style, haha!

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  9. Hope you had an awesome Christmas!! We usually watch the movie Elf or Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve and my mom and I wrap presents and drink peppermint martinis :) Love the Leia onsie!!

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    1. I love both of those movies! Peppermint martinis sound delicious!

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  10. no plans are the best plans - looks like you had a wonderful and restful holiday!

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    1. Agreed-really happy to have a nice, lazy break!

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