Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Came Early for Me!

TWO DAYS before Christmas, and yet it came early for me! While I will still be celebrating with my family on Christmas day, I've already received a few gifts over the past couple weeks, but yesterday, Darell and I exchanged our gifts for each other.

Before that, I had gotten one other gift from a friend who was my secret santa through the Diversity team that I work with. She got me a huge mug, one of those mugs that you could almost use as a bowl! It was in a pattern that was exactly my personality, and she said when she saw it, she knew it was "the one!" Haha.


The mug is orange and purple with flowers and little specs all over. She filled the mug with chocolates, two different types of tea (one is chocolate-flavored tea), and a gift card to Starbucks (which I spent the next day)!





These other two gifts are from my boyfriend, Darell. He got me Jesus Is ______ by Judah Smith and Beauty by Lauren Conrad

I first heard about Jesus Is _____ when Darell and I went to the Hillsong Conference back in October and Judah Smith, the author, was a speaker. I love the way he speaks; he's funny and takes a different take on common stories we read from the Bible, but yet he is serious and passionate about what he does. If I ever live in Seattle, I'd want to go to his church. (Btw, I will probably write a review of this when I read it!)

For Beauty, it is actually a book that I have been fawning over for a few months now. I had always wanted Lauren's Style since reading it from a friend who owned the book and just seeing the book around in high school. I was finally able to buy Style earlier this year but wasn't able to buy Beauty as well because of money. I'd always go on my Amazon account to look at the book's prices fluctuate but never ended up buying it. Darell had mentioned a couple times that he'd buy the book for me but forgot about it when trying to think of what he could've possibly gotten for me for Christmas. I was so happy to get this book (and in hardcover too! I have Style in paperback). 

That's all for now; we'll see what I get on Christmas day! Until then, stay tuned for a special series I'll be doing between Christmas and New Year--The 6 Days After Christmas: Top 13 of 2013! I will be counting down my top beauty, fashion, food, love, faith, and overall life moments every day after Christmas up until New Years Day, when I share my goals and "start over" with the new year! I'm excited for it! 

Until then, 

14 comments:

  1. eep! I love those huge mugs! ahah my roommate and I actually just the other day were talking about how large mugs are like the best invention ever because they can be used for all foods all the time c;
    And so excited about your upcoming series! Looking forward to reading your top lists! xx

    <(") Hoda
    www.joojoo-blog.blogspot.com

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    1. They are my favorite! Haha and thank you, I hope you will enjoy my lists [:

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    1. Oh, I hope so! I'm so excited to read it but I have to get through my other books first!

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  3. Can't wait to read your review of Jesus Is __ ! Looks like a great read.

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    1. I'm so excited to get into it too! Hopefully I'll finish the other book I'm reading so I can get into this before I go back to school :P

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  4. I have always wanted one of those mugs!! Whenever I see an actress drinking out of one I think, "those are so cool..." but then I also can't help but wonder how the coffee/tea/soup doesn't get cold in a heartbeat? I know what you mean about the design fitting your personality, too. I have an all-time favorite mug that was given to me by a friend. Turquoise and flowers sure make this girly girl happy! :)

    Nice post.
    xo - Jess
    http://fishingforthefinerthings.wordpress.com/

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    1. Same here Jess, I've always wondered the same thing! I haven't actually used it yet because I left it in my dorm for break, but I can't wait to try it for hot drinks and soups next year [:

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  5. Looks like your making out pretty well already! I love the Lauren Conrad books, she is my style idol!

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    1. Oh my goodness, yes I love her too! I admire everything about her style!

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  6. Love the mug! It looks awesome and can't wait to see you're top for this year!

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  7. Since it is now officially Christmas..
    HAPPY CHRISTMAS KRISELLE! I hope you have an absolutely fantastic day. Christmas came early for me also in the form of gifts scattered throughout the month. That's always fun though. :D

    I am glad you got some great early gifts. Hope you get all you want today.

    Always,
    Mostly Lisa

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    1. Oh my gosh, I barely saw this! Thanks for greeting me, Lisa [: I hope you enjoyed your Christmas as well! Can't wait to read about it!

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