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Day 25: Merry Christmas!

It’s here! We’ve reached Day 25, the final day of the challenge. Thank you for taking this ride with me, for reading the posts and for liking them. It always helps to know someone besides Toni is reading. I intended to write this earlier, but that brunch I told you about? We didn’t get home until about 5 this evening. I couldn’t do it this morning because I was playing with my presents, just like a kid.

I sincerely hope that you are having a great holiday filled with family, friends, fun, and most importantly, love.

Merry Christmas from my heart to yours!

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Day 24: Fashion Inspiration - Pajamas!

Pajamas are one of my favorite things. I adore them. They can be cute or sexy, cool or warm, but most importantly, they are comfy and cozy. My stepmother has gifted me with a few pajama sets from Victoria Secret’s PINK line for the last few years. I love them. I also enjoy getting nice and comfortable in my PJs on Christmas Eve and waking up and opening gifts in them. Looking for some inspiration? I’ve got some choices here.

Here’s the comfy section! I’m a huge fan of boxers (men’s and women’s – they’re both comfortable to me) and this Dreamer Flannel Boxer PJ set in Christmas Plaid from VS ($45) looks extremely comfortable. If you’re not into shorts, there’s always the Dreamer Henley Pajama Set (currently on sale for $39.50), which has pants instead. Both Dreamer sets come in several prints and colors. There’s also the men’s inspired set that always looks classic to me. Try the Bluebella Claudia set on ASOS ($69). Or a TLC “Creep” style of Crazy Sexy Cool Pajamas at VS, too – the Afterhours Satin Pajama seems perfect for that. (Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the video on YouTube.)

Now for the slightly sexy selections. Keep some comfort with these two Satin Cami & Short Sets from Victoria’s Secret ($52) and ASOS ($47). Want to go a step further? Check out this lace set from H&M ($24.99).

Day 23: Christmas Traditions

Alright, folks. There are two days left until Christmas. I thought I would share a few of our traditions. I’m part of a fairly large family on my mom’s side. My maternal grandmother had eight children and they all have children…and their children have children. You see where this is going. When my grandmother was alive, we always congregated at her house for major holidays. In the dozen years after she passed away, there were a few different houses and plans. Now, I think we’ve gotten to a pretty stable fall/winter calendar.

I’ve already mentioned that my mother hosted a Christmas part the second week of December. This is the third year, I believe, that she’s done it and she plans to continue. For our smaller family, my mother, me, my sister and her family (her husband and three boys) get together on Christmas Eve along with my BFF JK to celebrate. We eat (usually seafood) and open presents. My sister started the tradition when her boys were younger so that she could spend Christmas morning with her family without worrying about getting up and leaving her house early. I love that it’s time that our group can get together and I’ve always enjoyed watching the boys open their gifts.

The big shebang, however, is Christmas brunch at my aunt’s house. People start arriving around 10 and the party has been known to last until 4 in the afternoon. My aunt will even include a theme every now and then for how we should all dress. In the past they’ve been as simple as the color red, as comfortable as pajamas and as hometown as Ravens. Everyone looks forward to it each year – the seemingly endless amounts of food, the mimosas (yum!) and the laughter. It’s such a great way to spend the holiday.


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