christmas catch-up

God bless Starbucks and their free wi-fi (and their everything else as well if we are being totally honest here) moving has got the best of my family when it has come to eating out quite a lot lately (i’m not complaining) and losing the most random things in boxes (if anyone knows which box all my bobby pins are in help a frizzy-haired girl out) but the least best thing about this move is the fact we don’t get wifi connected until Saturday *insert really distressed emoji and talk about first world problems man*  i’ve been crammed in my room with a laptop begging me to type on it and no wifi to connect me to the blog and it’s been driving my inner-creativity absolutely crazy. so here i am sitting at my little corner in the nearest Starbucks sipping on my white chocolate mocha and typing away, GOD BLESS.

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to catch you all up on Christmas, it was a bitter-sweet one. Christmas night was the last one in our home and our Christmas Eve traditions of family mass and my mom’s killer chicken and rice soup were demanding to go on as usual. we picked up a few wings as well (request of a very picky little brother) and the evening meal was set. throw in a few rounds of Head’s Up with the fan (Ellen’s new game via the app store, it’s 99 cents and very very worth it) and a sibling Christmas exchange of gifts and you’ve got yourself a night. Emmy made me the cutest sign for my new room that she painted “Ally’s cafe” on and a pack of coffee for MY NEW KEURIG, grandma and grandpa you rock. proud to have grandparents who encourage my coffee addiction. (best. christmas. gift. ever.)

Christmas was Christmas as always, filled with cousinly love and laughter and lots and lots of good food. the day after Christmas the cousins went ice skating and Sam and I snapped a few good pics of us being almost, (key word: almost) professionals

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Andie made a quick post-work pit stop to drop off my gift from her last night and all i can say is that she feeds into my gold and white obsession too well and added to my collection as you can see below

. i also can’t thank her enough for supporting me and being my proof-reader on these posts. she’s truly a giver and knows me too too well.Screen Shot 2014-12-31 at 10.11.24 AM

hope this post finds you warm and keeping out of this nasty cold weather, have a wonderful new years eve: dress up, have fun, and be thankful for all 2014 had to offer.




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