The Blended Blog Asks: Holiday Edition

12/13/2017 1 Comments

I love following the ladies over at The Blended Blog and thought I’d join in on their monthly asks this month, especially since it was about the holiday season.

I always like answering questions, especially themed ones, so you all can learn more about me! Here we go…

Real or Fake Tree?

Always real! My dad, grandpa and brother always go out a find the biggest ones they can!

Favorite Christmas Cookie?

My aunt makes these chocolate peanut butter crunch balls that are DELICIOUS. They aren’t cookies, but then again I don’t really get into Christmas cookies that much.

Home on Christmas Morning or Travel?

Home! I know this will change one day soon so until then I will relish in not having to go anywhere far on Christmas.

Clear or Colored Lights?

Both, I enjoy a colored light tree. I also love looking at clear outdoor/indoor lights

Send Christmas Cards?

Yes! My mom still sends one out of our whole family or sometimes of my sister, brother and I.

Favorite Christmas Present Received?

I think I’d have to say a pair of gold earrings that I received from my dad and brother when I was in my early teens. They surprised my mom, sister and I with different pairs. It was the first piece of real jewelry I received and I still cherish them today.

Favorite Christmas Present Given?

A few years ago on Christmas Eve, I made these ornaments for my mom and her siblings. They lost their parents when they were all really young and I thought this was another great way to keep them close during the holidays.

Stockings or No Stockings?

I love opening my stocking on Christmas morning. Check back on Friday for my ideas (ones I already bought for my family!) for stocking stuffers!

Christmas PJs?

 Yes, I bought another set this year! (Red pair below)

Favorite Christmas Carol?

The First Noel comes to mind. It’s my favorite to hear at Christmas Eve Mass every year!

Favorite Holiday Tradition?

Either decorating my parents tree together or going ice skating with the girl cousins in my family!

Early Shopper or Last Minute?

I’ve been a last minute shopper most of my life, but have gotten significantly better in the past few years at getting it done early! I like to take advantage of Cyber Monday deals now.

Favorite Christmas Movie or Show?

The Family Stone!! I have to watch it every year. It just makes me so happy 🙂

Favorite Holiday Beverage?

Hot chocolate!!

Cookies and Milk for Santa?

I use to do this with my brother and sister growing up. I can’t wait to have kids and carry on that tradition.


Check back Friday morning for my Friday Favorites…I have a special surprise!!

Happy Holidays Everyone!



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Cupcake N Dreams

New Yorker blogging about travel and lifestyle things that make me happy!

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    I love having a real tree with colored lights. It seems like I am the minority in that, so it is nice to see someone else like me. I love the best gift ever received. Gold earrings are amazing, especially from family.