I love watching tags on YouTube and even though this is a blog, clearly, I’m not one for rules so I’m going to do it anyway.
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Favorite thing about winter? Christmas! I’m like Buddy the Elf crazy about Christmas. I love decorating, baking, buying gifts, crafting, watching Christmas movies, and all that awesome stuff.
Scarves or Beanies? Scarves. I will wear a beanie if it’s really cold but I prefer scarves and have a pretty big collection.
Favorite holiday movie? I can’t pick one. I love Home Alone 1 & 2, Miracle on 34th Street (1994), It’s a Wonderful Life, Santa Clause, I could go on and on!
Favorite winter nail polish? I don’t paint my finger nails often and honestly I’m still building up my non-toxic nail polish collection so I don’t really have “winter” nail polish.
Favorite Starbucks Holiday Drink? I really am not a Starbucks fan. I can’t stand their coffee and I prefer local businesses. I will sometimes get a white hot chocolate but very rarely. From a local coffee shop I really like hot chocolate. I prefer french press coffee so rarely drink coffee away from home. At home I really like a chocolate cafe au lait.
What are your top 3 winter essentials? My Patagonia coat (they don’t make it anymore), Patagonia boots (they also don’t make them anymore), and hand lotion! My hands are SO dry this year so my Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream is with me pretty much all of the time and at night I put on Theraganics whipped shea butter.
Name one item on your wish list this year? This is tough, my wish list is really just some of small gifts. I asked for a rag rug from Etsy, I think that’s the biggest item I asked for? I really often ask for pretty practical gifts, Pyrex ends up on there a lot ha.
Favorite holiday song? Again this is tough. I really like all the classics and I’m a huge fan of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, etc… A newer song I’ve been enjoying is “Christmas Lights” Coldplay, this year.
Did you go Black Friday shopping this year? No! I don’t like crowds or mornings.
Must have winter lip product? Three! Like my hands my lips are very dry during the winter. I use my DIY lip scrub, coconut oil at night, and during the day I like Juice Beauty’s SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers.
Will you be rocking an ugly Christmas sweater this year? Nope, I don’t own any and I don’t think I’m going to any ugly sweater parties.
Have you ever had a white Christmas where you live? Yes. We did last year and we have a few other years. It’s not looking like we will this year, which makes me happy because we go to my parents Christmas morning and they live pretty far outside of town and their road gets pretty bad when it snows.
Favorite winter candle scent? I love spice soy essential oil, soy candles. I’m allergic to pine scents so stay away from those ha. I also really like peppermint and vanilla.
How will you be celebrating this holiday? Tomorrow my husband and I are going to go to Branson for a few days. Then I’m not 100% sure our plans on Christmas Eve but often I go to my cousin’s in the afternoon and we go to my parent’s church at night. We always drive around and look at Christmas lights as well. On Christmas we go to my parent’s house in the morning and have waffles and mimosas and open gifts, then we spend the afternoon with my in-laws, I normally cook a nice meal and we open gifts.
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