A lot has happened but I will try to keep this post light on text. I can't say the same about the pictures though. There are a LOT of pictures I want to share, which I'm sure is okay with you all! If you're anything like me, it's the posts with photos that you love and can look at forever! Those with all text, or at least those primarily text-based, well, those get "skimmed."
So without further ado, a snapshot summary of my past few days :)
A surprise mail parcel from Sarah!
Sarah sent me yummy gluten-free/vegan chocolate pumpkin loaf and raw baklava, or as I like to call it, "Rawklava."
Close-up up the "Rawklava." This stuff was ridiculous. I had the best of intentions of eating it over the course of a few days but I brought it in the family room with me, turned on the TV, and it was all downhill from there. By downhill I mean, I finished it.
Sarah is so cute--she taped a "Merry Christmas" decal into the box she sent me!
Sarah's thank you card--the same logo as her blog! Check it out if you haven't!!!
Me in front of my family's lovely decorated Christmas tree :)
Glamour shot, I suppose!
I love this one of my mom--check out her shoes!
Me and momma!
Love this one too...
The A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E card my mom got me. We are both Papyrus freaks.
LOVE this shirt my mom got me!! I wore it the same day when my mom and I went to the movies (we saw Any Day Now and we both really enjoyed it).
Okay, so my mom loves sock monkeys, like, LOVES them (maybe a little too much). Pretty much anything sock monkey will cause her to swoon. That said, I found this Russian princess-looking sock monkey ornament with a muff, hat, fancy pink coat and little pearl earrings and knew, immediately, that I had to get it for her. So follows the progression of my mom's excitement upon receiving the sock monkey. Nothing is staged.
Am a little uncomfortable with this...J/K ;)
Eek! Okay, that's me opening...
Wait for it...
My set of vegandish bowls!!!!!!!!!!!
Got my mamma a puzzle too. She's a puzzle master!
So here's another close-up of the shirt I got and pictured on the left is a three-piece set of Dandelion Chocolate Bars--one of my favorite types of chocolate! Sooooo yummy! I first tried Dandelion when I participated in Foodie Pen Pals. My pen pal, originally from San Francisco where the small company is based, sent me one. I bought more when I took a trip there.
Super excited to make some of these recipes!
This pretty much sums up my mom's and my Christmas morning. Perfection.