December 28, 2011

Christmas Haul

Hi all! I hope you had a lovely weekend, whether you were celebrating or not, I hope it was filled with laughter and joy.  I had wonderful time celebrating Christmas eve and day with my family and was sorry that it was over too quickly.  While my favorite part of the holiday is being with family, laughing (seriously my sides hurt) and the food there are the presents.  Which will certainly remind me of the day long after it's over.  It was a great gift giving year, everyone was so thoughtful, and no returns needed.  This post is a pictorial guide to the gifts I received this year, I also received gift cards( thanks Mom and Dad) and money (thanks Grandma) which I did not take pictures of. Without further ado (or blah, blah, blah from me) here is my Christmas haul.

I received a few gifts before Christmas, this lovely pendent was one of them.  The necklace is from my friend, who picked up this jewel on Esty. The bead is glass with a flower design and the inscription reads "women friends they heal us and light us up inside".  So true! Thanks Caralyn-
Another before Christmas gift! Some yummy smelling Coconut Lime Verbena body lotion and fragrance from my friend Debbie.  Thank You!
New nail polish and the prettiest nail clippers courtesy of my mom.  Revlon Top Speed nail polish in Vintage.  Stayed tuned for some nail art with this pretty shade.

Some new reading material, thanks mom!  I love magazines, in my opinion they are the perfect non-dense reading material for a rainy or snowy day.
These delicious chocolate covered pretzels are from Mom and Dad.  Oh they know my sweet tooth can't resist.
This delightfully antique looking watch necklace was from my brother Tom and his girlfriend Cat.  You know how I love antiques and vintage jewelry, thanks you two.

This beautiful eye palette is from my brother Sean and his girlfriend K.C.  The lovely set has eight, eight eyeshadows and an eyeliner! I can't wait to play around with them. Sigh I love makeup it's art supplies for your face.

Kensie brand PJ's from Mom and Dad.  This was the only item on wishlist this year ( I ask for pajamas every year and it's become a tradition).  This set is adorable with it's heart and fair isle prints.

This trio of kitty ring holders was something I had seen in a fair trade catalog in the fall. I had showed my mom and wouldn't you know it, they ended up under the Christmas tree.   Cute and functional,  one of life's best combinations (next to sweet and salty chocolate covered pretzels).
This gorgeous delicate stacked silver ring set was another surprise from Mom and Dad.  I had said to my mom in passing that I liked the look of stacked rings and she made a note of it and jumped on Esty to find me this darling set. Made of silver with one amethyst stone

The final piece to my Christmas haul is not an actual item, but an experience.  My parents bought me an hour massage at a local day spa.  Perhaps they have noticed all the knots in my back or the stress related twitching, in any case I am looking forward to booking my appointment.

Enough about me! What did you get this year?  What were the stunners? Were there any stinkers? I would love to hear all about your holiday so leave a comment in the box below.


  1. Glad to hear you had a nice holiday and enjoyed your gifts.

  2. Very awesome that mine and KC's present made the blog! Mission achieved. Glad you had a great Christmas, J!

  3. Thank you Sean and KC I am having a lot of fun playing with the eyeshadow palette!


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