ONE: Christmas #1
We celebrated with my in-laws last weekend when they came up to Dallas to visit us and our new house. It was so fun showing them all we’ve done in the house and our new neighborhood! After opening presents, we went on a walk and ended up at our neighborhood park. I love love love this park – it has the best swings, a duck pond, and a playground. I see many more trips there in our future!
TWO: New Beauty Products!
When we were in Austin for Thanksgiving, Austin’s cousin, Nina, did my make up one night before dinner. I loooved it and wish she could do it every single day! She and Casey (my SIL) recommended some new products for me to try, and last weekend we made a trip to Ulta for me to purchase some. Loving everything so far – maybe I can get my act together and do a more detailed post soon!
Casey has been singing the praises of Benefit’s “They’re Real” mascara for a while, and she gifted me some for Christmas. So far I’m loving it. My in-laws also gave me the Naked Basics palette, which is also amazing.
THREE: The Shrimp Cocktail Surprise
My FIL Buddy makes a mean cocktail sauce, and he just so happened to find out recently that shrimp cocktail is my favorite appetizer of all time. When my in-laws were here last weekend, they brought a mysterious cooler and instructions not to open it. It turned out to be holding a ton of boiled shrimp and the famous cocktail sauce! We had no problem finishing off all of the shrimp before dinner on Saturday – so delicious!
FOUR: Snowflake the Classroom Elf
My mom is doing elf on a shelf with her third grade class, and she posts a picture of their elf, Snowflake, each morning on Instagram. I have loved watching Snowflake’s adventures this December! Today is the last day of fun for Snowflake this year – here are some of my favorite things he’s done:
FIVE: That’s a Wrap
I’m nearing the end of my wrapping this season, and I adore this green and gold ribbon I found at Hobby Lobby. I need to make some tags for my family’s gifts this weekend, and then we’ll be all set for our Christmas travels!
Can’t believe next week at this time Christmas will have come and gone! Merry Friday before Christmas!