Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas and a Giveaway

Merry Christmas, everyone!! Gosh, I love this time of year! I was thinking back on Christmas in the past and it's interesting how Christmas has changed over the years for me. I used to go to bed early because my parents would bring out the presents and we weren't allowed to see. I used to leave the lights in my windows on all night just the night before Christmas. I used to wake up at 6 AM to look at the presents, wake my parents up, and then pray my two older brothers would get out of bed soon after. I used to always have one thing on my Christmas list that I was DYING to get. This year is a little different. We're still doing Christmas (in just a few minutes, actually!), but this year my dad asked us all for a Christmas list and I seriously could not think of one thing I needed. Sure, I'd love an apartment and a cruise vacation or a flight to Hawaii but those are a little out of our budget so I just left my list blank. I didn't know if I'd get anything but I knew if I did, the presents would be a surprise for ONCE in my life. I'm always the one that knows everything I'm getting so I'm really excited to open my gifts this morning, having no idea what's inside. Christmas is a blast and I love sitting in the living room with my family, alternating opening gifts by the tree. We've done it since I was born and I would be sad to have it any other way. But this year especially I realized I truly am so lucky to have a business and to be able to purchase things I need on my own for the most part. It's weird becoming an adult but I can honestly say I'm happy that I don't obsess over receiving gifts as much as I used to. Haha!! But with that being said, it's not Christmas without a few presents!! So I hope you all enjoy your day and celebrate with your families and friends!! 

And before I sign off here, like I said, it's not Christmas without a few presents!! Giving is something I LOVE to do I have VERY EXCITING news!! I have teamed up with 9 of my good friends for an incredible Instagram giveaway!!! This is something I've wanted to do for a long time and I was inspired by some of my favorite Instagrammers recently so I have been working hard the last few days to make it happen!! We are giving away a gift card to one of my favorite places in the entire world and I'll just say it's a good chunk of change that the winner will get!! I can't announce it yet because that would spoil the surprise but stay tuned and follow me on Instagram to get all the details tomorrow at 12 PM EST!!! 

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