One look at my Instagram and it becomes obvious that there was no other option for me when it came to gift wrapping. Brown paper swooped me off my feet and I haven’t looked back this Christmas season. I took a cue from many of my favorite pins and saved left over tree trimmings. I held it in the center with my pointer finger and tied a bow with some ribbon. My mom had several of these faux red flowers scattered throughout our Christmas decoration bins. I got lucky there. I have no idea if you can buy these individually. After that, I hot glued the flower! There was only one gift I didn’t wrap like this because I’m shipping it and I’m afraid it will ruin the tree clipping. Do you guys like to get creative when wrapping?

I have a bad habit of shopping for myself during Christmas time. I just can’t help myself. This year it’s been all about candles, boots, and rings. I’ve bought candles and boots for myself but not any rings…yet. 
Delicate looking rings are the style I’ve been drawn too lately. Aren’t they pretty? I find them so much more attractive than big “statement” rings. Or cocktail rings, or whatever you call them. 

I have a bad habit of shopping for myself during Christmas time. I just can’t help myself. This year it’s been all about candles, boots, and rings. I’ve bought candles and boots for myself but not any rings…yet. 

Delicate looking rings are the style I’ve been drawn too lately. Aren’t they pretty? I find them so much more attractive than big “statement” rings. Or cocktail rings, or whatever you call them. 

What I wanted for Christmas:

  1. A plane ticket to London
  2. Or to Paris, France
  3. Or to Dublin, Ireland
  4. Or to San Francisco
  5. A car
  6. My own apartment
  7. A cat
  8. Or a bird
  9. A tattoo
  10. Respect
  11. Acceptance
  12. Financial security
  13. A paid tuition
  14. To get accepted into USC
  15. A DVD box set of all the season from Merlin, Doctor Who and Misfits
  16. A Mac
  17. A stable job
  18. Iwan Rheon
  19. The Harry Potter DVD collection
  20. Tickets to Six Flags

But Instead I got:

  1. A straightener
  2. Mustache bandages
  3. A mug
  4. And a 300something dollar check
  5. Oh, and a necklace.

Yay.

HOME!

I have a couple posts lined up which will lightly fill you in on my little trip to Las Vegas. Right now, however, I am just so glad to be home in my bed with all my mail scattered on my bedroom floor. I received a little package from www.baymoonstudio.etsy.com. I ordered two mustache buttons so I cold pin them to my purse\scarf\whatever. They were so cute and my love of facial hair took over me. I received a couple Christmas letters from friends and family. Two Christmas cards came from my friends in Spain, Lea and Samantha, they are studying abroad! My cousin Nancy sent me a postcard from Peru and Dom sent me a card from San Francisco! My favorite city besides LA :D  I love receiving mail from people in different cities, states and country. I find the exchange romantic and special no matter who it comes from. Receiving hand written mail is rare, at least with me, so its such a treasured treat for me when I receive anything. Btw, I save everything. The short letter I receive from a friend or a long one from a pen pal will be kept forever.

P.s. It really is hard to be Vegan in Vegas when you’re only means of food is the hotel buffet. It was such a nightmare!