A Christmas Post

A week off of blogging meant I spent the week with family and friends celebrating the jolliest time of the year and reconnecting with my favourite people.

Christmas is seriously the best time of the year, which is why celebrating it makes me so happy! It’s more than just cranberry treats and opening gifts, it’s joy to all and kindness in our souls. The holiday season means opening your heart to everyone and focusing on what isΒ really important.

Have a holly jolly Hegarty Christmas! πŸŽ„

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Whether you belong to a denomination or not, I hope that the Christmas season fills you with joy and love. Hopefully you baked some cookies, played Christmas music, spent quality time with friends and family, and enjoyed some time off from the grind. We all need that in our lives, even if only for a short while.

For my holiday, I have been so lucky to spend the last few weeks at home. After a few days at my boyfriend’s home to spend time with his family and eat the most amazing cheesecake in existence, I headed home to my family where I’ve spent the last week and a half decorating the tree, having girls’ night, eating home cooked meals, and enjoying the people I only get to see a few times a year. It’s truly been wonderful.

I am so lucky to have these opportunities available to me since so many cannot. And considering this is my last Christmas where I’ll have a “Winter Break,” I am really cherishing this season and how much fun I’ve had.

Other than all of that, I’ve also been doing my Instagram Challenge in my free time! If you’re unaware, every year I do a “25 days of Christmas” Instagram challenge in the days leading up to X-mas. Below are the images from my 25 days!

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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 1: Starbucks Red Cup I’m that weirdo who drinks her Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha with a straw and gives it a photoshoot on the stairs…
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 2: Christmas sweater Channeling my inner @zozeebo with a red lip because it matches my festive holiday sweater πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 3: Nutcracker My collection of Nutcrackers is so dear to me and I’m so excited to unveil my new Drama Queen Nutcracker!
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 4: Winter weather Still no snow, but the leaves are everywhere!
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 5: Plaid Right in the midst of finals studying but I have tea and plaid, so I should be fine πŸ““πŸ“
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 6: Christmas song Been laying in bed studying with some trusty Christmas tunes 🎢 Meghan Trainor – I’ll Be Home Backstreet Boys – It’s Christmas Time Again Michael Buble – White Christmas The Vamps – Hoping For Snow 🎢
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 7: Choose your own! When you have three finals today, but your hair is on point so it’s all okay
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 8: Santa Claus Betcha Santa is wishing he was at the coast instead of hard at work…
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 9: Winter scarf Keeping it warm with a @forever21 scarf that is as warm as it looks {excuse my pasty winter skin}
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 10: Holiday decorations Christmas squad
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 11: Christmas mug, dish, etc. Got my trusty snowman out for some chocolat chaud to jumpstart this packing!
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 12: Christmas countdown Only 12 more days until Santa comes to visit!
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 13: Lights A close up of my apartment’s “swag lights”
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 14: Santa hat Here’s some adorable Santa hat wallpaper to wrap your Instagram feed in!
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 15: Reindeer “Now Rudolph, with that nose so bright, let me find you a dermatologist on the nice list.” #XmasJokes
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 16: Choose your own! When your dog and you are the same size and he knows he can take you down because you’re a weakling teenage girl #DailyCooper
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 17: Christmas cookies A day late, but just because I was munching on @jgregg12 cookies from my fave family!
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 18: Elves Totally celebrated today’s theme by watching my favourite elf, Bernard from “The Santa Clause”!
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 19: Friends As we round out the year, I’ve got to thank my girlies for being by my side every step of this insanely great/crazy/busy year. I can’t wait to see y’all Monday! @alex_curlz @kady_rey @almadelicious @katieajustice @baileybixler @estefanyr26 πŸ“·: @alex_curlz
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 20: Tree ornament Merry Christmas from my family to yours! πŸŽ„
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 21: Choose your own! Getting festive because Christmas parties and girly bonding!
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 22: Christmas tree Decorated by moi, slowly being eaten by the pup
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 23: Gift you’re giving Upped my wrapping skills with Dad’s present this year 🎁
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#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 24: Cookies and milk for Santa Seems we were fresh out of cookies, but luckily candy canes were in abundance!

#EnthusiastHoliday15 Day 25: Gift you received I’ll never forget my weekly conversations with mom with this cheeky mug. Mom: How’s Calculus? Me: I’m likely failing, but it’s all good.

And that was my challenge! 25 days of seriously so much fun! Check next year to join me!

Overall, this Christmas was really great. I’m sorry if I worried anyone falling off the blogging grid, but sometimes holidays take precedence. But I will be blogging like normal from now on!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and I will see you with the new year!


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