2016 Christmas Haul

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

I thought you guys might like to see what I received . . . so this post was made.

If anyone is planning on leaving a long comment on how I’m bragging by showing off what I received — please don’t, I’m fragile.

Twenty One Pilots Hot Topic Logo Bag

I don’t typically like bags, but this one is tøp so it’s cool.

Twenty One Pilots Beanie Hot Topic

*runs about screaming*

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My grandmother got these cat earrings for me, so that’s pretty sweet.

Just a sec, I feel like drawing cat whiskers on my face.

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My lovely best fren got this book for me. Actually, lovely isn’t the right word. She’s insane and thinks my music sucks but I’m stuck with her now.

Love you, too, Izzy.

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Random stocking stuffers.

See those earbuds? That’s the third pair I’ve had in the past two months. Navi likes chewing them up.

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An ocarina and Triforce necklace.

I really like the Legend of Zelda which probably has nothing to do with my cat’s name.

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Link hat. It’s huge on me so I let my brother wear it sometimes. :P

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Either mugs are a common gift or everyone has figured out that I like tea.

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I have four movie tickets but no friends to go with.

I’d bring you guys if I could, honestly. Who’s up for watching Rouge One again?

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*insert clever-ish caption here*

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I now have $205 dollars (my family isn’t very original with gifts, but I’m rich now, so I can’t complain). I’ll probably end up spending it on band merch. (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE AND ALL TIME LOW AND FALL OUT BOY AND TWENTY ONE PILOTS AND PANIC! AT THE DISCO TO BE SPECIFIC.)

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My brother got Pokemon Moon for me. I also got a 3DS. My mom hid the package in the downstairs furnace for some reason. She set up this clue hunt for me and I had to walk around the whole house before I was allowed to have my package. XD

Thanks, Pete Mom.

Dear family, if you’re reading this (which I sincerely hope you are not), thanks for the stuff.

Goodbye for now, loves. I hope you’re doing alright, but if not, you’re going to be OK real soon, kid.

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10:01 AM | 12.24.16

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A truly beautiful cookie made by countless brave elf bakers, who were sadly lost in a freak accident in the North Pole. Rest in peace.

It’s Christmas Eve already? My dad’s side of the family is coming over for dinner today. I’d like to hide in my room while blaring My Chemical Romance (because I suck at socializing), but I’m sure I’ll have to interact with them. *sigh*

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Icicle lights on the porch.

I got presents for most of my friends this year (I’m so accomplished): a notebook, a clay worm (I hope it likes Inchy B., Megan), lip gloss, and a Costco box of macaroni. My friend Izzy really, really, really loves macaroni, so it seemed like a good idea.

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My dad just cut down a tree in our yard. I like bouncing on the branches.

My mom bought me these boots and I’m kind of in love with them. The only thing I don’t like about them are the heels. Yeah, they’re small heels, but I trip over my bare feet — nevermind these boots.

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Smiley cat. ☺

Anyone remember that time I went to Myrtle Beach? The friends that I stayed with spent the night here on Thursday. We went to see this life-action nativity with real donkeys and camels. (I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but that’s just my opinion.)

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Christmas light bokeh.

We’re going to see Rouge One on Monday.

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Fiery sunset.

  idk where I was going with this post. I guess I just felt guilty about not posting in two weeks.

ANYWAY, MERRY CHRISTMAS, ENJOY THE LIGHTS AND COLD WEATHER AND COOKIES AND MUSIC AND COCOA.

Have a wonderful Christmas, darlings.

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{Sugar Cookies}

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You know how Christmas can just sneak up on you? You spend all year wishing it would come faster, and then when December arrives, the days speed up and you don’t have enough time to make it feel like a holiday.

There are things that make the holidays feel real, and for me, it’s putting up lights, decorating cookies, listening to Christmas music and singing it obnoxiously loud, sitting in front of the fireplace, and, of course, snow.

Stay fabulous, loves.

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How to Make the Perfect Cup of Hot Cocoa

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So you think you can make a mean cup of hot cocoa, huh? Well, mortal, I assure you that you do not. However, I possess this ancient skill, and am willing to share my knowledge with you.

I am a professional cook so I definitely know what I’m doing.

Warning: this recipe may blow your mind. Proceed with caution.

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First, go to the cupboard and find the biggest mug you own. Above, you see the incredible cup I like to drink butterbeer from.

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Actually, that may be a bit too big. You’d probably get a relentless stomachache from drinking all that cocoa. Pick the second-largest mug.

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Raid your cabinets (and possibly your neighbors’, too) to gather the supplies: milk, fresh from the cow’s udder; sugar as pure as my heart; cocoa as dark as some actress’s hair; vanilla that smells like the sweet tears of Jesus; and salt (idk why, just roll with it).

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Don’t forget your tools of mass destruction! I mean, um . . . your tools of mass delight-inducing-ness. A whisk and tablespoon.

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Empty the entire milk carton into your mug. If it’s actually your second-largest cup, there should be a pocket dimension inside of it, so you don’t have to worry about it spilling.

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MICROWAVE IT FOR ONE HOUR.

One minute works, too.

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Add two tablespoons of cocoa to the steaming cup of milk. You could use the normal “Natural Unsweetened” kind (if you like being boring), or you could use “SPECIAL DARK COCOA,” aka the best kind. Or, idk, use both.

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Combine all the ingredients in your mug. A dash of salt, a splash of vanilla, and five cups two tablespoons of sugar.

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Take your weapon of mass destruction and whip that thing into a frothy goodness.

Taste, decided to add more sugar, and end up using those five cups I mentioned earlier.

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And now, the most important part.

♥ ♥ ♥ Toppings ♥ ♥ ♥

Dump an entire bag of marshmallows into it because sugar is really, really good for you.

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Put on a butt-load of whipped cream and shower with sprinkles. Then add a bendy straw because you are classy.

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Skip away with your cocoa and leave the mess for someone else.

But you can’t forget the most important step! After slurping down the cocoa in .16 minutes, crawl into your bedroom, lay on your bed, turn on the fan, and be miserable because you now have a horrific stomachache.

And that is how you make the perfect cup of hot cocoa.

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Merry Christmas!

Ho, ho, ho . . . Merry Christmas, yo!

(Excuse my alter ego, she’s crazy.)

I had a pretty good Christmas: big, fancy breakfast, lots of presents, some Elvis Christmas music playing in the background. And my grandparents came over with an abundance of fun little stocking stuffers.

You can expect to see a  Christmas haul up in a few days! (I got a whole bunch of nerdy stuff XD)

Now that December is drawing to a close, I’ve started to work on my NaNoWriMo novel once again. There’s currently 20,253 words in it. :D *pumps fist* I’m super excited to resume my writing!

What did you get for Christmas?

Merry Christmas!

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This is a hint about one of my Christmas presents for my message-readers: TARDIS. Any guesses?

Decorating the Gingerbread House

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It’s a tradition in my family that my brother and I decorate a gingerbread house with my Nana and Pop-Pop around Christmas. This year, we made a gingerbread manor!

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Here’s the walkway. I think we did a really good job on this part!

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This is the front of the house. See the wreath up above the windows? It’s pure sugar! Yum!

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I put pretty holly leaves on the roof. :)

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I added a cool vine growing up along the side of the house!

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My brother decided to make it a haunted gingerbread manor, so he put a ghost cat in the window. :P

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His Nincompoop Toilet-drinker-ness, as my brother is known on this blog, made a spider web, complete with a large green spider, on the side of the house.

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Look, it’s the side of the house.

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On the other side of the house, I drew a bat out of yellow icing. Isn’t it just lovely? The prettiest bat you’ve ever seen?

No, I didn’t think so.

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On the roof, we made . . . this thing, that is apparently supposed to be a chimney.

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*coos* Pretty roof . . . Aren’t you a good, pretty roof . . . Yes, you are! You really are!

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The front of the gingerbread manor is so bright and cheery. I’m sure you wouldn’t expect to find THIS on the backside, eh?

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I even made graves!

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Then, of course, there are these people on the roof. My violent brother set them up.

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I think he might be dead . . .

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Why art thou so oblivious to the soul-chilling cries of thy kin?

Wait — do you have a knife? HE HAS A KNIFE, EVERYBODY EVACUATE!

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Ahh . . . so beautiful . . .

December/Christmas blogging challenge

{Image belongs to Kathryn}

Did you make any Advent resolutions? how are they going?

Nope. I did not make any Advent resolutions — I, in fact, do not know what that is.

Cheerio.

What’s on your wishlist this year?

I did a post about my Christmas wishlist. You can see it HERE. However, I have added some more items since then!

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A Books-a-Million gift card.

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River’s journal (from Doctor Who).

I know that my friend Issy just got me a TARDIS notebook. And while it was very kind of her, I still want River’s journal.

Candy canes — yay or nay?

YAY, CANDY CANES! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, YOU SWEET LITTLE PEPPERMINT-Y . . . THINGS! ♥♥

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I could do a whole post with pictures of candy canes, but you’d probably hate me if I did. Not everybody shares my affinity for elf culture candy canes.

BTW, I watched The Force Awakens yesterday — it was really good! BB-8 is adorable, is he not?

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I can’t believe Creating Worlds Writing Camp is almost over . . . it still feels like I just announced it! Can I just say that you guys are terrific writers?