December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas and (I hope to have) a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!!!

I know, Christmas has passed, but I'm still in the Christmas spirit ok!  So don't judge me!!  I felt all of the positivity exuding from all of the Christmas blog posts I'd read in the past day or so, and since I clearly didn't post on Christmas Day, I decided now was the time.  Think of this as a "belated" Christmas post :)

How was everyone's Christmas?  I had a lovely time hanging out with the family.  Besides the fact that every Christmas I get into a little argument with my uncle about Beyonce.  I fall for it every.single.year.  He only starts talking bad about her because he knows I'll immediately stand up for her (ya'll know I love me some Bey).  I'm not falling for it next year though, mark my words!

My family really surprised me this year for Christmas.  I asked for a couple things, a makeup bag and some silver cross earrings (which I fortunately received).  I ended up getting a lot more than I expected,  including my biggest surprise upon opening the Christmas gift from my Pop Pop!

I got a Nikon D3100!!  I was actually saving up to purchase this camera myself!  I had been fussin' all month, Oprah had given it away as one of her "favorite things" this year, and just a few days before Christmas I had checked out the camera in a store, to finalize my decision!  I was screaming and carrying on as soon as I started unwrapping the paper and noticed the word "Nikon" haha.  Apparently everyone knew, and also knew I was going to scream lol.  It was a total suprise!  I'm so very thankful!

Here are a few lovely items I received from my family:

Lovely cross earrings :)

This beautiful cashmere scarf that is leopard print on one side, and paisley on the other, with fur tassels on the end.  How unique!  I absolutely love it!

We switched it up this year as far as food, my Pop Pop wanted fried chicken (lol), so that's what we ate! Along with, biscuits, steak, mac & cheese, collard greens, sweet potatoes, crab cakes, scallops wrapped in bacon,... It was all delicious!  I took a plate home with a taste of everything (or two)!

My hair was larger than life that day... And my behind is lookin' pretty large too lol #gymmembershippending

My dog Cocoa with her festive scarf piece haha
My late Grandmother in her first communion with her parents :)
One of my cuzzos: Clarke

I'm headed to NYC for the second annual "New Years Eve Celebration with the Crew".  This time it's going to be bigger and better.  More friends, more fun!!  I'm heading over on the 30th (which is my friend's bday) to celebrate at his bday party.  Then NYE we're going to be eating hors d'oeuvres/drinking champagne/looking fabulous until we head out to party hop until the New Year!  

I'll be heavily documenting this trip, I can't wait to show you guys!  I even have a little something something I came up with to really capture the essence of my New Year's Eve of 2010!

I can't wait for the New Year to begin.  I feel like this is going to be a great year for me.  Now that I'm graduated from college, this is the time to dip and dabble into different fields, see what I want and do not want to do.  It's all about discovery and determination.  No better time than now, right?!  I'm going to make a list of goals (career and personal) that I want to achieve in 2011, and actually follow through with them!!

Are you making any New Year's Eve Resolutions?



*photography by: and me!

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  1. I have a few comments... YAY YOU WERE TALKIN ABOUT GETTING THAT CAMERA ! ... that scarf is amazing!.... yes junk in the trunk! (sorry i had to say somethin i noticed before i even read the caption) and look at clarke lookin all grown!!!!

  2. That Nikon D3100 is sweeeet! Congrats!

  3. Just discovered your blog and I'm very impressed. Good job!

  4. wow!You got really great gifts!Work that camera girl.I have the D5000

  5. Super cute! Congrats on the new cam! Hope you had a great Christmas!

  6. That scarf is really beautiful. I have never seen anything like it.

  7. Your hair and your figure is awesome, lol!

  8. What a spread- that food looks so delicious! and yay for Christmas surprises- congrats on the camera :)

  9. Love your photos!! That food looks amazing!

  10. amazing! congrats on the nikon! happy holidays :)

  11. Beautiful post! Looks like your Christmas was fab (minus the argument about B...I LOVE her!).

    Merry Christmas! (we can say it until Jan 1)

  12. Love the blog first of all and
    a MERRY CHRISTMAS...yay.
    Food looked great as did that scarf and
    camera!! Dog looks cute as does the 'scarf piece'
    it's rocking, effortlessly chic.

  13. now you'll take many photos with your new camera!! :)

  14. I am jealous!!! I want that camera so bad!!

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  15. Looks like you had a wonderful time. I love the photo of your grandmother with her parents!


  16. Merry Belated Christmas! It looks like you had such a nice time :) I am so so so so jealous of your camera, oh my goodness! That's what I wanted...but I just got gift cards instead -__- lol

    That GOOD GOOD Blog

  17. looks like a great christmas and congrats on the nikon - thats so exciting!!

    in response to your comment - yes i did wear the sweater backwards :)

  18. lovely pics! Happy New Years!

  19. Merry Christmas everyone, thanks for all of the lovely comments!

  20. sorry for the late reply! i just got back from my trip. thanks heaps for your comment:) hope you had a lovely xmas and nye!

    F. ( x

  21. awww this post makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside....miss the xmas bants already *sigh*


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