❄ Christmas Day/Haul 2013 ❄

This had to be the best Christmas I ever had the good fortune to experience except maybe my freshman year of college but that's a different story. I am not trying to brag in this post. I was asked by several people to do the post. If you feel like I am offending your or you don't think I actually got everything on this list, I'm sorry you feel that way.

Christmas presents actually started getting opened on Christmas Eve at my friend Gene's house.

I will go in order of what day I got them.

Soooo Vince and I are walking in Genevieve's backyard which is part fairy garden and part play area for the kids. He suddenly pulls me to swing and sits me down and pulls out a box and says, "I'm not proposing, but I will some day." Inside the box was a beautiful snowflake ring. I will link it because we are having to have it resized. So HERE it is for now until I can post a picture. It has a diamond center, London Blue Topaz as the first accent stones, and then blue topaz as the second accent stones. I love how he customized it so it would look like it was from Frozen!

Gene's family in her house got me two Thomas Kinkade pictures.
Which will go into my living room.

Which will go in my hallway from the kitchen to the dining room.

Another friend's household presented me with a pair of dangling Alabama earrings. Coming from this household, it was a novelty because all but the husband are LSU fans. So I was very happy to receive these! They also got me a gift card to Cracker Barrel 

Another one of my best friends, Ridge, they made me custom tea cups from All Fire Up! You go in to the store paint whatever ceramic they have then they fire them up for you. Her household also got me a Lush's Christmas Candy Box.

Ridge's older sister's household gave me a vase from Jonathan Adler found HERE. They also gave me a personalized pet door mat that says "Hunter's Daily Agenda: Let Theo Out. Let Theo In. Let Theo Out. Let Theo In."
Ridge's little sister's, Courtney, household got me a Hershey's Syrup Chocolate Scented Candle and a Sephora gift card.

Ridge's twin's, Bre, household gave me a Belk gift card and Jo Malone Candle in Orange Blossom

Odette another one of my best friends and her fiance got me some amazing gifts. They got me a Pottery Barn Stag DecanterMason Jar Dual Drink Dispensers with Stand, Coffee table book Kate Spade Things We Love, Bomber Betty Cosmetics, some Sugarpill eyeshadows and as a gag gift from her fiance he got me a Bathroom Guest Book.. He also got me Lush, Amazon, Starbucks, and Sephora gift cards. 
Bomber Betty Cosmetic collection:
Sugarpill Cosmetics:

Jennifer and Clint (my neighbor's) got me a Gabriella 2-Tier Platter Stand in white from Pottery Barn and an Ulta gift card.

Manson (friend and my boss's son) got me Game of Thrones Season 1 & 2 and 2 Quirky Pivot Power strips!

Elle & David (Cousin & her husband) got me Charlotte Ford's Guide to Modern Manners, a signed copy of Emily Post's Etiquette, Harrod's gift card. 

Lillian (cousin) - got me a gift card to Target and Forever 21. She also got me Bendel's shoe bag set because she knows how picky I am when it comes to traveling.

Hannah & Scott (friend and her fiance) got me 4 Stoneware TV Dinner Trays, and also a Bark Cheese Board.

Nathaniel (friend) got me a FitKit! I am so excited about this because it is TSA approved which means I can stay lean and mean in London or cruises! He knows I love to travel so he also got me a Gogo pillow!

Noelle & Luke (friend and her husband) got me a Lilly Pulitzer gift card. Noelle was in a sorority so she knows all about Lilly like I do.

Torsten & Susan (Vin's cousin and his wife) got me a  Teavana gift card.

Maddy & Tristen (Vin's cousin and his wife) got me a Bath & Body Works gift card.

Travis & Bridgitte (Vin's brother and his wife) got me a book that is sooo interesting! I have been reading with it every night including Christmas! It's called Divergent!

Julie (my sorority sister), she got me a very travel jewelry box in cheetah.

Kayleigha (my cousin), got me cookie cutters; Giant Valentine Cookie Cutter Heart with Cutouts, Princess Cookie Cutters Set and a Safari Cookie Cutters Set

Jameson & Violette (friends) got me a gift card to Chikfila!

Claudette & Christian (friends) got me a Disney giftcard!

Hollister & Natalie(friends) got me coffee table book of Disney! It's called One Day at Disney. They also got me the ship chandelier for my foyer. He is the guy that has been building my house so he knew how badly I wanted this chandelier!

Elizabeth & Ben (friends) got me some really unique gifts knowing I'm fixing to be a homeowner. First is this rolling gardening chair. Then a marble rolling pin, a maple salt boxglass domed cake plate/punch bowl, and a fire extinguisher.

Constance (friends) got me this awesome book Tea Party: 20 Themed Tea Parties with Recipes for Every Occasion, from Fabulous Showers to Intimate Gatherings and a Teavana giftcard.

Paulette (coworker) got me this awesome clock!

Greg & Claire (friends) a Scentsy bars.

Glitter & Brandyn (neighbors) got me Benefit Cosmetics Primping with the Stars!

Riley & Derek (friends) got me a Hickory Farm's box!

I would like to take the time to mention three gifts that were given to me before Christmas break.
Madame (my boss) gave me a Henri Bendel snowglobe, Henri Bendel candles in: Chai, Sugarplum, Cedar, Biscotti, and Firewood. She also got me a tea cup set from Bendel's as well. And a gift card to there as well.

Ariel (my UK friend) got me the Urban Decay Mother Lode palette. Haha like you can call that a palette.

Lisa (wedding planner & friend) got me a Lush gift card, Bridal magazines, and eberjey giselle short sleeve pajama set.

Mary Ann & Frankie (my cousin and her fiance) - 
Michael Kors Bead Stretch Bracelet, Rose Golden

Gift Card Section:

Pottery Barn
Cracker Barrel
Forever 21
American Eagle
Container Store
PF Changs
Victoria's Secret
Bath and Body Works
Henri Bendel's

I spent Christmas morning at Vin's.

My Stocking at Vin's
Chip & Dale Mickey Head Cheddar Bites
Moleskin Tea Journal
Minnie Mouse Bow Disney Phone Cover (Photo below)
Lindt Chocolate Bear
Lindt Chocolate Truffles bag
Minnie Mouse Pens
Bath & Body Works Travel size Aromatherapy in Energy
Bath & Body Works Socks
Anastasia Music Box from the movie Anastasia!!!!! (Photo below phone case)

Vin got me:

Gift cards
Alpha Delta Pi Sorority Sterling Silver Barrel Bead These are for my Pandora Bracelet
Sterling Silver and Enamel University of Alabama Houndstooth Charm Bead Same with this one
Kiss My Lips - Red Enamel & SwarovskiThis Pandora bead charm he got because he gave me my first ever kiss!
And canvas picture of him, Rain and me at Disney World.

A huge Lush collection! But he said he would be using it too so yeah!!! 

Bless his heart he knew I used make-up like crazy so he pretty much bought the MAC store lol.

He also got The Balm cosmetics for me. Not pictured is BalmJovi, and some skincare stuff from TheBalm!

Rain got me:

At My Dad's House:

My Stocking at Dad's
Dior Creme De Rose Lip Balm
Women's Axe Spray
Mickey Head Rice Krispies pops
Chocolate Orange
Mae Movement Bracelet set
Josie Maran Nail Wipes in Peppermint
Sliquid Organics Balance Splash Gentle Feminine Wash Honeydew Cucumber (I'm pretty sure my soon to-be stepmom got me this and not my dad) The reason she got me this was I wanted an organic one instead of Summer's Eve.
Alite Cloverware Lite

Dad gave me:
Gifts cards
Pure Komachi 2 Series 9-Piece Knife Set with Block
Duck Commander Devotional in Pink
Pretty in Pink but Dangerous in Camo Tank
Gander Mtn Gift Card
Duck Commander Hat

Momma Charlene (she's my mom's sister but she is marrying my dad) gave me:
Gift cards
Downton Abbey Shortbread Cookies
Dowton Abbey Tea
Music Headband
EverNote Smart Notebook
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust
Windsor Bone China Tea Set

Bryant (my little middle brother) got me:
First of all, this little guy has been through heck and back. He gave me the sweetest card which made me cry because he thanked me for saving his life knowing I hate needles. Then he gave me a picture frame, personalized puzzle, and Elsa coffee mug

George (my littlest brother) gave me:
Zippo Hand Warmer in Camo

Garth (oldest little brother) got me:
LeSportsac Minnie Tote

Emily (my new sister in-law) got me:
h2o Skincare: Eye make up remover, toner, and cleansing water

Carolina (Cousin/Best friend) got me:
Sigma Essential Brushes

Carolina also got me the Dry N Shape, MAC Brush Cleanser, 4 boxes of Kleenex Hand Towels, DIY coffee cup she made herself, Teavana gift card, and Victoria Secret gift card.

Edwin (best child hood friend now dating my cousin) got me some more Pandora charms:
Belle - Rose
British Cuppa

My cousin Georgia got me some pajama pants from J. Crew! These feel amazing!
Pajama Pants in Navy Plaid Flannel

Cousin Texas went off of his sister:
Isotoner Slippers without fur

The rest of Uncle Mick's kids got me a slew of Yankee Candles:
Man TownMango Peach SalsaRed VelvetButtercreamCinnamon StickCampfire Treat, and Mountain Lodge

Cousin Missy got me:
See Jane Work Gift Certificate (and trust me it does not qualify as a gift card because this came to wrapped up!)

My aunt Meredith& her husband (who is the one who adopted my mom's quadruplets)
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

My uncle Matthew got me:

Uncle Mick got me:

Uncle Marshall and his wife gave me:
Container Store Gift Card

Pottery Barn gift card

Gift cards
Oyster gift card
Nutella and GO! 12 pack

Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Cool Kids' Cookin
Easy Entertaining at Home
Her and Grandpa together got me another Pottery Barn Gift card.

Aunt Darlene
She lives in Utah (not Eutaw where the rest of my family lives lol) and she sent me this gigantic box knowing I would be at dad's for Christmas.
Mason Jars, Emergency weather radio, glow sticks, and blankets

Aunt Marlene
Bamboo Steamer

My mom:
She gave me a tiny stocking with:
Gift Card
Jouer Sparkle and Pop (She gave me two and then Emily two)
Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Chocolate
Vitamelts for Hair, Nails, Skin and Sleep

And presents
Baggallini Luggage Clever Currency And Passport OrganizerCandles, Bath Bombs, bath salts, Whipped soap and Bubble bars from Victoria:
Alabama Slamma, Baked Apple Strudel, Nutella, Christmas in Who-VilleBreaking DawnBella SwanBarn Wood, Bathtime with PoohWatermelon & Lime, Barefoot in Blue JeansBanana, Poison Apple, Pink NoelCold December NightCoppertoneDKNY DeliciousEdward CullenGeisha, Log CabinMahoganyApple Cinnamon ButterApple Jack n Orange Peel and Between the Sheets

Yes I do get a lot for Christmas because my family goes all out and so do my friends. We actually stick by each other's side making sure everyone is ok and well taken care.

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