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MY 2019 GOALS

I'm not one to make resolutions particularly but I do think it's quite useful to make some goals, though it doesn't necessarily have to be January! 

→  Start a Creative Arts degree - This year I plan to begin studying with the OCA, this is part of the University for the Creative Arts but you can do it from home which will allow me to continue working as well!
→ Work with more companies - I've had a couple companies reach out to me already this year so I'm really looking forward to working with more brands to create content. → Create a list of book ideas - Writing a book is on my bucket list and although it's not something I plan to do yet, I would like to think of some potential ideas and themes. → Guest posts - I've done a few guest posts previously and would like to do more to build up my portfolio. I'd also like to contribute to places like Buzzfeed since it's a platform I use frequently.

→ 4000 followers on Twitter - I'm almost at 2500 so 4000 is…

BLOGMAS: CHRISTMAS THIS OR THAT


I feel like everyone has certain preferences and traditions about what makes Christmas, the Christmas they know and love, so I thought I'd incorporate that into a 'this or that' post!

Real or fake tree?

I love having a real tree, they smell so Christmassy and we got ours this weekend! 

Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

It has to be Christmas Day for me, it's my favourite day of the year because it's all so much fun! Also, you can't beat Christmas Dinner, can you! Though I do love the whole build up so this was a hard one.

Open presents all at once or spread out?

Ever since I was little we've always done it all at once! It's so exciting, I don't think I could wait and spread it out through the day, haha!

Eggnog or hot chocolate?

Hot chocolate is my go-to drink around this time of the year so this is an easy one for me. A classic hot chocolate or I also enjoy peppermint, chocolate orange and cinnamon flavoured ones too.

Tree ornaments or lights?

I feel like a tree isn't complete without either, but I really like how pretty the lights look so I'll have to go with that!

Indoor or outdoor decorations? 

Ooh, I do like seeing everyone's outdoor decorations but it's got to be inside for me. I can't wait to decorate our house, it makes me feel so festive!

Elf or Home Alone?

Home Alone is great but Elf. All day, every day!! It's my favourite Christmas film by far! 

Gingerbread or Christmas cookies?

Hmm, I much prefer chocolate than biscuits but I think I'll go with gingerbread on this one.

Wake up early or sleep in?

Wake up early of course, so you have as much of the day to enjoy everything!

Sweet or savoury Christmas snacks?

Now this is a tough one because there are so many options for both, but I could eat my favourite savoury Christmas snacks all day without feeling sick, so it will have to be that!

Star or Angel?

Star for me, we used to have an angel on the top of our tree when I was younger but we've had a star for years now and I really like it. 

Christmas jumper or pyjamas?

I'm all for Christmas jumpers but I'm obsessed with wearing a cosy pair of festive pyjamas in the evenings. Also, we've had a tradition in our house to get a new pair on Christmas Eve each year so I think that's part of why I'd choose it over a jumper!

Roast potatoes or Yorkshire Puddings?

Possible controversial one here, but I would have to go with Yorkshire Puddings, I just love them with gravy poured over!

Chocolate Advent Calendar or Gift Advent Calendar?

Always a classic chocolate one for me! I would like to have a gift based one as there are so many out there now but I do always look forward to the little chocolate every morning!

Red or green?

I love the dark green, Christmas tree colour but red makes me feel super festive so I'll have to go with that. 

Coloured or white lights?

White, but specifically warm white. I just think they look so pretty and make the room look extra festive! Although, we did use to have coloured lights when I was growing up and that was pretty fun too!

Sprouts or no sprouts?

I'm a no sprouts person personally as I'm really not a fan of them, nothing against having them as part of the dinner but I just won't be putting them on my plate!

Songs or movies?

This is quite possibly the hardest to answer as both are a massive part of making me feel festive, I really couldn't imagine my Christmas without them! I genuinely think I could go round in circles and still never be able to pick one over the other!

Turkey or pigs in blankets?

Oh, pigs in blankets for sure. They're one of my favourite parts about Christmas dinner!

Christmas tree up early or late?

Early, I love how festive it makes the room feel! the 1st of December is my ideal date. 

Mince pies or Yule log?

I've never been a fan of mince pies so I'll have to say yule log for this one, can't go wrong with chocolate and I love how they're decorated!

Stockings or no stockings?

Yes to stockings! I love them, especially hung up by the fireplace and I always found it so exciting to open up some smaller presents before the main ones. 

Christmas in a hot or cold climate?

Oh, cold without a doubt and I'd love a proper white Christmas too!

This was a pretty fun post to actually and I'd love to know other people's choices, let me know on the comments or if you decide to do your own post!

Comments

  1. Even though I have lived in NZ, i can't imagine christmas in summer! So I am there with you on cold christmas! Love sleeping in though!

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    1. Ooh wow, I’d love to visit New Zealand. I wish we would have a white Christmas though too!

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  2. Christmas dinner is the best meal ever! It always tastes amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  3. Love this post! I can't imagine waking up late on Christmas day, especially when younger it's so exciting! And I don't know how someone could spread out the presents across the day?! I can imagine it's quite good as it makes the day last, but also it must be really hard to not open them all at once!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

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    1. Oh I know, when I was younger we used to spend Christmas at my grandparents every so often and all the adults would be chatting for ages whilst my sisters and I were just so eager so open the presents, haha! x

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