Monday, December 29, 2014

Holiday Weekend Recap: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Ugly Christmas Sweater & OOTD's

Happy Monday!

Back to the regular grind of work today. This week won't be too bad for me because I have a short day New Years Eve, and I'm off New Years Day. :)
Today I'm recapping my super long weekend - 5 day weekend to be exact. 

Here's some photos from my phone. 

I decided to go with craft paper for a lot of my wrapping paper. I bought a bunch of ribbon and white paint to decorate the paper with.

I picked up these gift tags from Marshalls - next year I'm going to Marshalls for my wrapping paper and gift tags, they had really cute stuff!

My mom loves elephants thanks to my grandmother, so when I found this cute necklace I was excited to give it to her for Christmas. I wish I found one for myself! 

My Fiance & I went a little over board on wrapping paper, gift tags, and gift bags at K-Mart!

At our home town they have what's called a Boulevard of lights. It's something my fiance & I try to do annually. 

Can we take a second to appreciate how adorable this wrapping paper is? I picked it up from K-Mart!

This year I hand made all of my Christmas cards. I found it really relaxing and plan to do it every year! 

Christmas Eve we always exchange with my fiance's family. 
Here I'm opening up my first Alex and Ani bracelet, his mom got me the Eagles one!

His family also got me umbrella lighting for blogging photos and videos (hopefully for the new year!)

There's something so magical and calming about Christmas Eve. 

I was wrapping presents late Christmas Eve. :/

My parents dog (if you follow me on instagram: vzaleski) you would see a lot of this guy. My mom dressed him up as Santa - haha. 

Christmas morning my parents put on our fireplace. 
Something they haven't done in a long time. 

My outfit for Christmas Day:
Sweater from Secrets leggings/Reindeer socks Old Navy

Some of my beauty related items I got for Christmas. 
The Philosophy Pink Marshmallow Buttercream smells AH-mazing. I highly recommend! 
I'm really excited to try out the IT Naturally Pretty palette, I've heard a lot of good reviews on it. When I was swatching the colors they felt creamy/velvety like the Lorac Mega Pro Palette. 

How adorable are these bags my fiance picked up for me?

Saturday we had our annual Christmas party and I decided to make this for my parents bar. I never made a marquee light before, it actually wasn't that hard to do, but definitely was time consuming! 

I got to use my penguin Lush bath bomb over the weekend. He smells delicious!

Earrings I made my best friends for Christmas. 

 These are the nails I sported for my families annual Christmas party, this year we had an ugly sweater contest, so I thought these nails would be appropriate.

This was the ugly sweater I wore. I got it from and leggings are Victoria Secrets Most Loved Yoga's. 

How stinking beautiful is this vase my best friend made me for Christmas, thanks Lindsay!

How was your Christmas break?!


Holly said...

Looks like a wonderful holiday:)