It’s been a crazy, family oriented long weekend. With spending Christmas with my grandparents and cousins on Saturday to spending time with my dad’s parents on Christmas on Monday, the entire weekend off from work was relaxing and chaotic, as I spent time with siblings, cousins, and grandparents.
On Saturday when we had Christmas with my cousins at my grandmas, I got an Amazon Gift Card from my two cousins and aunt and uncle in Chicago. I am super thankful because now I am pick something out that would be a great addition. Today will be a full day of online shopping and I already added this lens hood for my new lens and some new gear. Now that I live in the city of Pittsburgh it’s hard for me to not stay involved with the sports team, and for living in the city for three years now I have very minimal gear so I picked out this fleece lined hat which will be perfect during the playoff season.
From my grandma, she didn’t know what to get me so I was thankful enough for the gift of cash. My grandpa wanted to do something creative and they rolled up and wrapped $20’s and individually wrapped them. I had so much fun on Saturday opening all the little boxes to find a new surprise. The money didn’t stay in my wallet long. On Sunday we were walking around the mall with my cousins, after seeing the new movie Jumanji, and between my dad and cousins, they talked me into buying a Le’Veon Bell Steelers jersey.
My biggest gift this Christmas, and actually the two biggest gifts I received that I have been thinking about purchasing for a long time is a new upgrade for my Canon. I have been shooting on my T4i for over 4 years now, and it was the time I needed a new body to shoot better photos. My parents had bought me a new Canon 70D for Christmas, and I couldn’t be more thankful.
My parents also got me a new hair dryer since I wasn’t able to bring mine home from school, and I have been showering before work, so it was a perfect gift.
My grandparents were inside the loop on knowing I was getting a new camera for Christmas and chipping in on giving me a new lens for Christmas. I had my eye on a wide angle lens for a long time, and I was in total surprise when I saw a 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 under the tree on Christmas day. It takes some great shots, and I can’t wait to edit them and show you guys. I also got a set of travel cosmetic bags that will be perfect for mini road trips, and when I shower at the gym. I love the navy color of them and the fact that they are lined on the inside so if something spills it’s super easy to clean up. This is similar since I can’t find the same one.
They also gave me a prepaid credit card so I could pick something out myself. I was looking at purchasing the Better Sweater Patagonia and maybe a couple other goodies during the REI Member Only Garage Sale. I got a couple new hats but have been dying to find an adorable pair of knit fleece lined mittens to match my new hats.
My sister got me this adorable bell shape sleeve navy pinstripe top from Express and I can’t wait to style it and wear it to work this week.
From my other cousin, Uncle and Aunt from Arizona I got a gift card to Starbucks which I can’t wait to use. Out of all the coffee places, I am mostly a Dunkin girl probably because I can’t justify spending $5+ dollars on a fancy iced coffee, but I love to treat myself when I have a gift card. I also got a Starbucks gift card from my Grandma in my stocking at her house. I can’t wait to purchase a Peppermint Mocha before they go out of season. I also got another Visa prepaid credit card which I have no idea what I want to spend it on. I think I want to invest it towards the blog by maybe purchasing my domain on it or renewing my Adobe subscription.
What did you get for Christmas? I would love to hear what your favorite gift from the holidays have been so far.
Spreading Sprinkles & Sparkles,