Christmas Recap – Was I Naughty or Nice This Year?

So Christmas just came and went am I right?

Our Christmas this year was a bit crazy seeing as we were traveling on Christmas Eve. We went to Vegas this year with some family and to also visit my family for the holiday. I wanted to try to see everyone this year hoping that it would make up for some loneliness I’ve been trying not to feel this year.

Immediately after our flight back home we went home, dropped our stuff off at home, and went straight to my aunt’s house for her annual Christmas Eve party. We ate more good food, played Cards Against Humanity, and watched the younger cousins perform and share their talents (a Christmas tradition that started when I was probably 10 years old. I’m so glad I don’t have to do it anymore hahaha).

On Christmas Day we had the opportunity to rest a little bit before having Charlie’s family over for dinner. We had quite the spread of food for just he 8 of us but everything was delicious. We had a house full of Ortega’s and 4 fur babies so needless to say it was good times.

As far as gift giving goes, Charlie and I went all out on each other’s gifts this year. I got him a 6-piece knife set by Global and a knife roll bag with his initials stitched on it. But Charlie won by a landslide. He bought me an iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard to match. *Drool* It’s perfect for sketching and is so easy to transport instead of my laptop. Say hello to my new toy!

Apparently, I was nice this year. I’ve been blessed with all the gifts above, amazing family. Yeah, that get me. 🙂 I am extremely grateful for all the people that made this Christmas a good one for me. Hope you had a great Christmas too!


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Easy White Sangria for Holiday Parties – Stuff we Eat

The holiday season is always a busy time for all of us. Gifts to buy, decorations to put up, and parties to attend! We host Thanksgiving and Christmas parties at our house every year with our friends and our parties wouldn’t be complete without my sangria 🙂 I change it up every year, sometimes I do red sangria and sometimes I do white. Plus, it’s super easy to prepare. Just chop and pour into a punch bowl and you’re all set! This year I went with a white since I was looking for something more light considering all the meat and carbs we’ll be eating haha!



  • Your favorite white wine: 1 bottle (I use chardonnay)
  • Vodka: 1/2 bottle
  • Champagne: 1 bottle
  • Ginger ale: 1/2 bottle
  • Canned peaches: 1 can, diced large
  • Fruit cocktail or canned pineapple: 1 can
  • Fresh orange: Sliced in rings or half moons (depending on size)

Note: Feel free to use fresh fruit, it makes it even better! But you’ll need to add more ginger ale to give it more sweetness or some simple syrup. When I don’t have time I use the canned because all the sweetness from the canned fruit is just right that I don’t need to add any other sweetener.


  1. In a punch bowl, add all your fruit then all your liquids.
  2. Let chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Serve cold or over ice.





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2016 Christmas Shipping Deadlines – Stuff we Like

Just to note, we don’t really like this lol. Holiday shopping is always a little stressful when it comes to online shopping. You always worry about getting items in time to wrap and give to your loved ones. But we do like informing all our friends out there in Internet land so you’re prepared! 🙂


Here are your shipping deadlines for Christmas! Those of us who are shopping online make sure you order with plenty of cushion if you want your products to arrive in time! Happy shopping loves!



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