Christmas Vacation Recap + 3 Favorite Gifts I Recieved

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… if your family isn’t sick the whole entire time! Luckily, I’m the last one still slightly under the weather but we didn’t let a little virus slow down our fun old fashioned family Christmas – oh no!

I didn’t manage to get any photos of my Christmas kitchen (now that my cabinets are finally painted), probably because it was a perpetual mess from all the cooking, baking and hosting. I’m ready for a long break from the hustle and bustle.

Woke up to a beautiful frozen sunrise one morning. I swear this photo doesn’t even do it justice. The sun is actually rising behind me. It made the most beautiful colors on the frozen trees out back. It reminded me to take a deep breath and enjoy the season. It came and left so quickly, time is such a thief.

So, Christmas is about the birth of our savior and about giving, which I definitely love more that receiving BUT, I did get some pretty neat gifts this year:

The Apple HomePod

LOVE this bad boy. I’m a real music lover and sound quality is at the top of my list. I have a wireless Bose speaker that I really like, but I was intrigued with the Home Pods ability to play whatever you want to hear (with an Apple Music plan) by just saying “hey Siri”. You can also ask what the weather is, how to spell words, how long your drive will be, etc. In love is an understatement.

Infamous Weighted Blanket

I have wanted one of these since I first heard about them. I told the hubs I wanted one for Christmas like this summer. It was my one thing I had to have. I am so glad I got one! It is so heavy and it really does help me sleep. You would think you would sweat to death under one of these, but you don’t get hot at all with the one I got (above). Let me tell you, 15 lbs feels heavier than you would think!

Quip toothbrush

Ok, this is a little bit of a cheat. I bought my husband one and bought one for myself at the same time, wrapped them both up and stuck them under the tree. These little brushes are so great. They are perfect for travel and the heads are only $5 to refill. The case will stick to your mirror like a brush holder and it is also the carrying case. I got the bronze one shown above.

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! Cheers to the new year!