Hello all, I hope you had a lovely weekend!

Even though I am still getting over this finals-week-stress-cold, I still had a fun weekend.

On Friday I woke up around 1… I know, I know, but I think I really needed the sleep because I felt a lot better when I woke up. When I realized the time, I jumped out of bed and exercised, ate lunch, and headed out the door to do some Christmas shopping. I only had the time for Target, and though I didn’t find anything for the remaining friends on my list, I did get a cute crop top that will be perfect for Holiday parties. (Lookbook coming soon!)

When I came home I felt worse. Shopping really took it out of me, so I stayed in and watched Elf. I love that movie! It cracks me up and always puts me in a Christmas-y mood. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear!”

On Saturday I started the day out with a drive around the country near my house. Here’s a landscape picture that I took…

So thankful to live on such a beautiful country-side!

And an outfit of the day…


My mom and I went shopping at the local Christian bookstore for gifts and Khols for shows. The mall was so insanely crowded I almost asked to turn around and go home, but I am so glad that I didn’t because the sales were worth it. Even my mom, who is very, very picky about what kind of shoes she buys, found a pair that she liked.

After dinner, my family finally put up our Christmas tree! My dad and I always work together to put up the tree, and my job is to sort and fluff the “branches” of our twenty-one year old faux-pine while he puts it together.

This was only part of the mess of branches.

It gets a little more difficult every year, but we always do a fine job in the end. It got to be too late to decorate the tree, but the garland, lights, and angel are up and ready to go!

On Sunday, we decorated the tree. We have ornaments from vacations, from both my mom and my dad’s childhoods, antiques, crafts from my elementary school years, things like that. It’s always fun to arrange the ornaments just so.


Right now, my mom and I are working on projects while we’re watching Veggie Tales, The Star of Christmas. Because you’re never too old for Veggie Tales. My mom is making German stars for Christmas presents and I’m planning for this coming week. Tomorrow, I’m cleaning my room. Maybe rearranging it, too. That is, if I can lift my furniture. We’ll see how that goes down. I’m working on blog post ideas, too! The flood gates have been opened.

On that note, a bit of news! I am getting a new camera for my birthday next week, so the picture quality is about to get a lot better on this little blog! I’ll probably stick to my phone when I’m documenting my weekend for the round up posts like these just because it’s easier, but I have plans for fashion posts, recipe tutorials, and more! I’m so excited to get started!




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