Tuesday, January 5, 2016

December 2015 on Instagram + Tutu Tuesday Linkup

I cannot believe that 2015 is over!  The holidays went by so fast and if January wasn't my birthday month I would definitely be suffering from after Christmas sadness.  December was a crazy month for me with finals and trying to do a million things before the end of the semester, but then I got to come home, which makes it all worth it.  Below I have a recap of my December through Instagram, if you're not following me (@theblushblonde) make sure to do that now!

Pink is my absolute favorite color and I believe that it is appropriate all year round and for every holiday.  It's no surprise that I have a pink tree that I put up in my apartment at school.  My tree always makes a big hit and I look forward to putting it up every year!

In the beginning of December my sorority had Formal at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ.  I had never been there before and it was an awesome place for an event.  I brought my friend Sam as my date and we had so much fun and were as sparkly as a Christmas tree! 

I was loving all the Christmas trees I was seeing throughout December.  This one was in the lobby at my doctor's office and I couldn't resist taking a fun picture of it.

These were some gifts I picked up for Christmas and birthday presents.  I love buying presents because giving gifts is my absolute favorite.  I do always manage to land up finding something for myself though when I'm doing my holiday shopping and the white headwrap is for me, it was too cute to resist.

I took this snap while studying for my Communications Law final, which thankfully was my only exam.  I landed up having mostly papers last semester then tests, which I so prefer.  I absolutely love my planner and it makes schoolwork just a little easier to do.

When I got home from school I discovered this mini tree my Mom had put in my room.  My Mom loves decorating for Christmas and always does such a great job.  This year mini trees (like this one) were the newest addition and they were too cute!

My favorite part of being home is getting to be with Coco!  I get to see/talk to my parents and sister when I'm at school, but I don't get to do that with Coco so I miss her a lot.  I love being home and getting to love and snuggle her all I want.

My Mom got me this Elsa itty bittys ornament from Hallmark.  I had had my eye on this for a while so I was super excited when she brought it home.  She made a great addition to the tree and was a nice addition to my girly ornament collection. 

One of my favorite things about Christmas is baking cookies.  Christmas time is really the only time of the year when I roll out cookies and I think that it makes it more fun.  I always make gingerbread cookies and butter cookies.  Pictured here are the butter cookies, and the recipe I use is actually from my Great Grandmother!

This year Santa was extra good to me and brought me the most gorgeous Tory Burch bag!  I kind of drove Santa insane picking out said bag, but I love the one I decided on.  You can see my new bag here!

So this was my December in pictures!  Come check me out on Instagram (
@theblushblonde) and follow along with me to see more of what's here!  How was your December?

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Today I'm linking up with Tutu Tuesdays, Confident Twosday and Style Sessions.

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  1. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! Cheers to the best possible 2016! :)

    Diary of a Debutante

  2. Looks like a lovely holiday. Happy 2016!

  3. Great round-up, Kristin! Looks like you had a great December and holiday!

    Thanks for the link-up!

    The Closet by Christie


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