With Christmas being one painstaking day away, sometimes we need a little something to relieve the pre-Christmas jitters. Here are a few Christmas Eve traditions to help pass the time. Open one present (just one!) After seeing all those beautifully wrapped presents under the tree, […]
Hosting Christmas this year or need a Christmas appetizer to bring for your family? Here is a delicious list of some finger foods/appetizers for the holiday season! Cheese & Fruit Plate This is an easy one as all you need is some delectable cheese and […]
Christmas is just around the corner, meaning it’s time to get our wardrobe ready for Christmas parties! Here are some of my favorite pieces for this year’s holiday bashes.
Literally, Gold Anything
I freaking love gold, right now. (I even used it as one of my wedding colors.) Gold eyeshadow, gold jewelry, and now gold outfits. Having a gold statement piece is definitely a way to up your wardrobe game this Christmas. It’s sparkly, festive, and is sure to have you standing out (in a good way!)
Red Tulle Skirt
A red tulle skirt is perfect for a fun yet fancy look. This red skirt screams Christmas and is easy to pair nice tops with.
Depending on the type of party, Christmas leggings may be a festive way to celebrate the holidays. Pair a solid colored dress over them, and you’ll be the epitome of Christmas in no time!
This plaid skirt is fun and modest. It’s Christmas-y enough without being too overbearingly Christmas-y.
And if you’re still running out of ideas/wardrobe pieces, you can always buy a Christmas dress like the one I bought! It’s easy and cheap and will make you feel that Christmas holiday cheer in no time!
Happy Blogmas, and I’ll see you on Thursday!
In my 24 years of life, I have never built a gingerbread house. Well that all changed last night when my husband and I attempted to build one for the first time. We used this gingerbread house kit from Michaels: The kit comes with gumdrops, […]
I’m all about dark makeup so why wouldn’t I attempt a dark makeup look for Christmas? I decided to go with something icy because as of right now it’s cold where I live and I didn’t want to go with the cliche red and green. […]
It was only a couple of years ago that the idea of married life was nothing more than a dream. I spent my college years dating different guys, exploring my own interests, and becoming the adult I am today. When I thought about being married, it felt as if it was some elusive idea that may or may not happen. And it certainly wouldn’t happen “now.”
Well I’m 24 years old. I’m at the age where marriage is now. And that’s exactly what happened to me; I got married in January of this year.
I always wanted to get married; it’s a romantic, legal contract that says we’ll love each other forever. It is the ultimate commitment. But as mentioned above, I had no desire to get married in the near future. My last ex and I used to scoff at those who got married before 30. Who would do such a thing? Why give up your youth to be tied down to someone? My ex and I were together for a year and a half and while I did imagine us getting married, I definitely didn’t see it happening soon.
With my now husband, Adam, my whole world changed. We started dating January 1, 2016. A week was all it took for me to know that I had found the one. With my ex, marriage was “some day.” With Adam, I knew it was now.
We talked about getting married that first week of dating. But we both knew it was too soon.
We talked about getting married 4 months into dating, when he got out of boot camp, but we didn’t want to freak our families out.
So by the time we hit 8 months of dating, we knew we weren’t going to wait much longer. We brought it up to our families. We discussed all of the important parts of marriage: how we want to raise our kids, religion, money management, etc. We went to premarital counseling to ensure we were on the right path.
I’ve since been over the moon. I love being married to him.
But along with marriage have come things I didn’t even think about.
Christmas used to be my family’s thing, meaning, I didn’t have to worry about other people’s families. But now, I’m married and I’m learning quickly that all of these family traditions I used to have, my independence, is no longer applicable. In tow, is my amazing husband, and this year is a Christmas first for me (well, technically for us). I now have to consider his family, his traditions, while juggling my own family and their wants. No more, is it just my family I have to buy gifts for, but now it’s two families. Although, double the income definitely helps.
This is our first Christmas married and I’ve found that I enjoy taking on this matriarchal role in buying presents, wrapping gifts, and decorating the house. When I lived alone, I never did those things. Gifts were bought a few days before Christmas and I certainly didn’t wrap them. And I definitely didn’t have the money to buy silly decorations.
I used to think I didn’t want to get married for a while. I said that until I was 22 years old. Which is when I started dating Adam. This Christmas, I definitely have a new role to play, but I truly enjoy spending time figuring that out with my new husband.
What makes this Christmas special for you? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Blogmas and I’ll see you guys on Thursday!
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You may have seen ads floating around from Rose Wholesale advertising their Christmas dresses. I saw one of them and excitedly told my husband that I really wanted this red dress in particular. He, being the awesome person he is, actually ordered it for me. […]
Are we noticing a trend yet here on Inbetween Thoughts? Gifts for moms, gifts for your pooch, and now gifts for him. We sure do love giving presents around here! Here’s a convenient list of some unique gift for that handsome man in your life. […]
Tis the season of giving! Which means we can’t leave our four legged friends behind! For the fifth day of Blogmas, here are some gift ideas for your fur babies.
Paw Print Ornament
This is a fun craft you and your dog can do while creating a memento of life with your dog. This ornament requires simple household ingredients, making it easy and accessible. Your dog will love spending time with you as you put together this ornament and may enjoy the mess as well!
Make Homemade Dog Biscuits
Your dogs love treats, so why not make them some yourself? You’ll know exactly what goes into the treats with the added benefit of making something out of love. These dog biscuits are made with everyday household items, so no need to pull out your wallet!
Peanut Butter Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
What kind of dog doesn’t love peanut butter? These pupcakes are a delectable Christmas treat for your pup.
Get a Stuffed Animal Clone of Your Dog
Who wouldn’t want a replica of their beloved pet? This is a great gift for your pets that love a cuddle buddy or in loving memory of a deceased pet. Be warned, this gift is pricey at a whopping $250.
DIY Dog Toy
Does your dog love toys? Then make him a personalized dog toy! Using a tennis ball and cloth, this DIY project is cheap and easy to make. Your dog is sure to appreciate the new toy added to his collection.
Do you have any other awesome dog gifts? Let me know in the comments below!
I’ll see you on Thursday!
My family and I love Christmas. My grandmother goes all out with unique Christmas traditions that are a hit by the whole family. Here are four of our Christmas traditions that are sure to be loved by anyone’s family. 1. Find Your Ornament on the […]