Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Break is busy!

Y'all I am sorry...I've been the worst blogger ever this month. Between schoolwork, final exams, traveling, and Christmas shopping...I have had nooooo spare time! Please forgive me!

I've left Starkville last Wednesday and have just been having a great time visiting friends and family and now finally relaxing at home after floating around the country! I'm finally done with my Christmas shopping (well...except for something little to include with my sister's...any ideas??) and I've had a lovely time going out to lunch and watching some of my favorite Christmas movies like this:

White Christmas
(I love that song "I wish I was back in the Army!"
This movie just kills me. Hysterical.

I hope y'all are also have a wonderful Christmas break and spending time with friends and family and pets and eating lots of Christmas cookies!!
I promise I will be better this week!

Also- Ashley Lauren (@ashlauren on Twitter) is an absolutely darling Texas girl and started her own blog! Please check it out and give her some support as she gets started! I loved her peppermint bark recipe!! Here's a link : Texas Prep
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Quiz

I saw this adorable Christmas Quiz on Southern Cinderella's blog last week and I thought it was a cute idea!
So here goes!

1. Eggnog or Hot Chocolate?
I love both! I can only drink a little egg nog at a time though it's way too rich to drink a huge glass.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Santa wraps presents and puts them out when we are sleeping Christmas Eve! ;)

3. Colored lights or white lights on tree/house?
We use white lights so I tend to prefer white lights, but some people have really pretty displays with colored lights!

4. Do you have mistletoe?
Nope can't say that we ever have

5. When do you put your decorations up?
Usually the weekend after Thanksgiving

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding desserts)?
Dang desserts are my favorite...I would have to say deep fried turkey or roast and of course mashed potatoes!

7. Favorite holiday memory as a child?
I always loved getting dressed up to go to church on Christmas Eve then going over my grandparent's house. We would eat and open presents and we would always fall asleep on the way home! I also loved my aunt reading The Polar's one of my favorites!

8. Do you open a Christmas gift on Christmas Eve?
Yes we do! Usually immediate family gives gifts to each other, then Christmas morning is Santa's gifts :)

9. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
There's no Santa?!?!?

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
We use white lights then decorate with all the ornaments we can fit on it! The ornaments all have some type of meaning, like things we were doing the past year or something that we love. I get a lot of Gators ornaments or Bulldog ornaments or Elvis ornaments :)

11. Snow! Love it or hate it?
HATE IT! I live in the south for a reason!

12. Can you ice skate?
Barely! I've been a few times but normally hug the sides of the rink for dear life.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Sure do-my stuffed zebra from my grandparents. I just loved him and I still sleep with him! I've had him for about 15 years.

14. What is the most important thing about the holidays for you?
The past few years it's been getting to see my family. I don't see them as often as I used to so I like traveling home and visiting for a couple weeks! I'm really grateful I have the opportunity to do this every year!

15. What tops your tree?
A glittery gold hummingbird in memory of my grandfather

16. What's your favorite holiday tradition?
Christmas Eve. The girls bake all day then we all get dressed up and go to mass then come home and eat! After supper we make mudslides and open gifts from each other then watch a Christmas movie!

17. Do you prefer giving or receiving?
GIVING! I love seeing the look on someone's face when they really love a gift!

18. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Tollhouse pie!! Recipe here !

19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
I would say Angels We Have Heard on High. I just love that song! It's beautiful.

20. Candy canes! Yuck or yum?

21. What is your favorite Christmas special/movie?
This is a hard one! I LOVE Elf! That movie just kills me. I also love The Santa Clause and Home Alone.
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Monday, December 6, 2010

A Floridian Christmas Tree in Mississippi!

I was thrilled to pieces the other day to come home and find this gem waiting for me:
A light-up palm tree!
I know how silly they are but I love them. I have no idea why. So when I was in Bealls Florida in October, I told my mom how much I wanted one and she sent one to me last week!
So being Christmas season, I decided to decorate it:
Merry Christmas y'all!
A lovely gold sparkly hummingbird and my "We wish you an MSU Christmas" ornament
I have several others on there including a Gator, a Bully, and some orange and blue streamers!
I also got this fabulous Christmas palm tree 40% off at Bealls in October. Yay for bringing a touch of Florida to Mississippi!

In other Florida Gators are going to the Outback Bowl in Tampa this New Years Day, which is exciting, and my Mississippi State Bulldogs are going to the Gator Bowl in my fabulous hometown of Jacksonville the same day!
I thought Florida would go to the Gator Bowl, SC would go to the Outback Bowl, and Mississippi State would go to the Chick Fil-A Bowl...I feel like Miss. State deserved a "better" bowl than Florida (I hate to say it sorry Gators I love y'all!) since they finished 8-4 and Florida finished 7-5. But hey both of my teams are bowl bound so yay! Who were y'all rooting for in the SEC Championship? I personally was going for Auburn. I love seeing SEC teams in the National Championships!

Happy Monday!

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