It’s been over 2 weeks since I actually sat down to write something for the blog, and this just is unacceptable. To make up for my utter lack of motivation and drive to do anything over the holidays except eat, drink, and sleep, I present…
Highlights Of My Christmas Season
1. Rocked An Awesomely Ugly Sweater
Blue Ion Christmas Party was “Cheesy Sweater Themed.” Nailed it.
2. Baked Up Storm With My Mother
What would Christmas be without Christmas cookies? Not nearly as exciting, that’s for sure. And my mother and I definitely did our part to make sure Christmas was chock full of sweet, sugary, chocolatey goodness. Snowballs, chocolate chip biscotti, Reese’s peanut butter cup cookies and a giant apple pie (not a cookie, I’m just saying, we went a little crazy).
3. Got To Spend My First Holiday Season With My Man
We saw Christmas lights, took pictures with Santa, spent quality time with both of our families, and shared a kiss at midnight to ring in 2013. I’d say it was a pretty good holiday.
4. Received the COOLEST APRONS EVER
My mom hand-sewed these 4 awesome Harry Potter-themed aprons (one representing each house). Apparently they took her forever to make. When I suggested she make more and sell them online, she started laughing maniacally and rocking back and forth in the fetal position.
5. Got Some Homemade Queen Of The Food Age Swag!
Ben commissioned his Mom to hand paint this awesome Pilsner glass for/from my blog, and totally blew me away. She’s got lots of really amazing glassware, etc, on her Facebook page, The Stylish Palette. Check it out!
6. Cried Like A Baby During The “Leverage” Finale
I know they’re not real people, and I know it’s super cheesy, but I still cried. It wasn’t pretty.
7. Made My Mom Cry With My Awesome Gift Giving Skills
My brother and I collaborated to make these three pretty hilarious recreations of photos from our childhood.
8. Proved That Girls CAN Be Handy!
I made these two really awesome gifts for Christine (book worm book case) and my brother (beer pong/portable ping pong table). I’M AMAZING.
9. Spun Around Under The Tree At Marion Square
Lauren came to visit, and we did our annual Christmas Extravaganza–presents, and drinking, and Christmas lights–and spun around under the big tree in Marion Square… I love Christmas!
10. Dipped A Bunch Of Stuff In Chocolate
When I went to visit Ben’s family after New Year’s Day, his mom had us do this really fun food craft project, which involved dipping pretzels sticks in chocolates while Ben’s brother serenaded us . Then we ran out of pretzels and went a little crazy, dipping potato chips and orange slices in chocolate, too.
11. Took My Nerdiness To A Whole New Level
Lauren bought me Star Trek Settler Of Catan for Christmas. Yes, you read that right. STAR TREK. I don’t even care that it’s the nerdiest thing ever, it’s freaking awesome. I played it probably ten times over break. We even got Christine to play (after we plied her with some delicious wine), and even she had to admit it was fun.
12. Became a Home Depot Expert
Helped my mom redesign our house after it flooded. Pretty sure I’ve looked at more paint samples in the past 2 weeks than most people see in their entire lives.
13. Refused To Kiss Jason Sudeikis
Ok, so this one TECHNICALLY only occurred in my imagination. I had a dream that Jason Sudeikis of SNL fame was super into me and was making some moves. Dream Me was super loyal to Ben, though, and refused to cave into Mr-Sudeikis-Of-My-Dreams’ advances. Dream Me is kind of dumb, because real life me would have totally gone for it.
14. Watched Way Too Many Movies
The Hobbit (twice), 5 Year Engagement, Star Trek, Pitch Perfect (three times), Love Actually, Ted, Looper, Men in Black 3, and The Muppet Movie. Not to mention 4 episodes of Dexter, and about 8 episodes of Duck Dynasty (aka my new favorite show). If you haven’t seen Pitch Perfect yet, go see it. It’s hilarious.
15. Kept That Drunken Promise I Made Last Year
Last year at New Year’s Eve, I promised 2 of my best friends that we’d always spend New Year’s Eve together (followed by Sean’s delicious Hoppin’ John and Collards on New Year’s Day). We’ve successfully carried on that tradition for one year so far, so we’re pretty much set for life.