Christmas Day: Food & Gifts

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Every year, my mom always wakes me up super early (between 8 and 9 am). We then open gifts, which takes us at least an hour to open. I have no idea why it takes us so long. Kitty Cameron was sitting with us while we were opening presents, and of course he was observing and sniffing everything. I got him some new treats for Christmas, and he sniffed them out before I even got them open. He gobbled them down, so he must have liked them. This was the first Christmas without kitty Chloe, since she passed away on Halloween. She used to always love playing with the wrapping paper. Cameron, surprisingly, doesn’t do that. However, he does always try to fit himself inside of the bag that we put the torn off wrapping paper in. He did that this year as well, and a piece of paper with some tape on it got stuck to his fur. He noticed right away, so he jumped out and started running around trying to get it off. I was cracking up! Cats are so silly.

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Merry Christmas!

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It’s now after midnight here, so I guess it’s officially Christmas here where I live. I just wanted to make a quick post to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and I hope your day is well. Hopefully you all get everything you wished for.

The night before Christmas Eve, my mom and I made cookies. Okay, that’s a bit of a stretch. They were just the pre-made Tollhouse cookies that you stick in the oven, and my mom made them. I did put the sprinkles on, but aside from that I was busy watching a show on the ID channel and eating mozzarella sticks and jalapeno poppers.

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Christmas Treats You Should Make This Season

I was browsing around for some holiday sweets and snacks ideas, and I thought I would share some favorites that I found. I would probably go for the Christmas Tree brownies myself because those look super easy to make. Plus, I’m a sucker for brownies. I wish I could make everything on this list though. Everything looks so good, and now I’m super hungry.

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Cake Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Festive Bath Bombs for the Holiday Season

I just love seasonal items because it’s something you generally only get at certain times of the year, which makes it more fun and enjoyable. One of my favorite things to enjoy is a nice bath bomb. I decided to do some browsing on Etsy and thought I would share what looks like some awesome finds for this holiday season.

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Peppermint Cocoa from Wylde Thyme Bath
How amazing does this sound? Chocolate and peppermint with a dash of vanilla. It also has bubble frosting on top that bubbles while the bomb fizzes.

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The Christmas Tag

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I keep seeing this tag floating around, and it looks super cool so I’ve decided to participate. Each post I see seems to have a different variation of questions in it, so I’m just going to pick some of the questions I’ve seen and create my own variation also.

What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Home Alone

Do you dress up for Christmas or do you stay in your pajamas?
Sometimes I do dress up on Christmas Eve. Nothing fancy though. I usually just wear something red or try to do festive makeup. If I stay home on Christmas Day, then I just stay in my pajamas all day, usually.

Have you ever had a White Christmas?
A few times, but it has been a while. Most of our snow comes in January and February.

What is your favorite Christmas song?
“Carol of the Bells” is my favorite. There’s also a couple dubstep remixes that use the tune of that song that I really love called Home Alone and Scary Christmas. Lindsey Stirling (She’s amazing!) also just posted a beautiful violin rendition.

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