Friday, January 4, 2013

My Christmas Vacation

This year I was incredibly blessed to be given a week and a half off from work for Christmas and New Years. I hardly spent any time with a computer, I staycationed at my parents almost the entire break (minus the desert) and loved having my brother and sister-in-law with us for a full week as well. So much sleeping in and lounging around and long walks and unhealthy food. What every good vacation should include I think. Here are some snapshots (actually a lot) and highlights from my holidays with the fam.

wrapping gifts with a cat is impossible

Christmas Eve outfit

Christmas morning on a quiet walk around Balboa by myself

these two cozy love birds (we watched It's a Wonderful Life together on Christmas Eve)

hippo cookies. the best.

mac and cheese + champagne. life done right.

modeling my new Christmas gifts - scarf from brother and sister, and headband from mommy

Santa pup

the sunsets were out of this world

snuggly car buddy

purple things

Palm Desert!

stripeaholic at Old Navy

playing with my fun new iphone toy - the olloclip

doing what i love

best friend slumber party

more killer sunsets

NYE (with shoes I found on sale for $10!!!!!!) 

Les Mis with Mommy and Daddy on New Years Day. So good.

Ah, it's fun looking back on all these and it hasn't even been a week since vacation! I loved these times and felt so thankful to be so close to my family. Have a terrific weekend friends! See you next week :)

Sara B 


  1. Those shoes were only $10? What a steal! Also, it looks like you had an absolutely wonderful vacation!

  2. I love your skirt for christmas eve!

  3. Beautiful pictures! You live in such an amazing place, the photos prove it!

    Lindsay @

  4. It looks and sounds like you had an absolutely wonderful holiday break that was relaxing and fun. Love the pic of Santa pup (King Charles Spaniels are my fave) and that mac and cheese looks amazing! I went to see Les Mis with my family over the holidays too and loved it!

  5. Aw, it looks like you spent your time well for your break off. Hope that going back to work isn't too awful.
    xo, Maria

  6. The pink sunset it out of control. I can't even deal with how amazing the colors are!!

  7. So glad you had a wonderful holiday! I had a week and a half off too, and it sounded very similar to yours. It was so nice. By the way, I will forever be jealous of your gorgeous sunsets!

  8. So many good, fun, beautiful things in this post! Looks like an amazing holiday with the fam! Thanks for your recent comments, you're always the sweetest! and yes to a blog collab with Jade!!

  9. looks like such a fun and relaxing Christmas holiday!! Happy New Year!
    xoxo stylelista

  10. Wait, where the hell did you get those shoesfor inly $10??!


  11. Looks like such a nice vacation! Really makes you crave more family time, right? And I totally agree--you can NOT wrap gifts with a cat around. I have two so it's twice as difficult!

  12. I am so BLESSED to have you as our daughter & to have been able to spend precious family moments with YOU, LISA, RICH & GRANDAD, (and of course DAD), over the holidays! It was the BEST!!! Already looking forward to next Christmas. :) XO

  13. Oh my goodness, your house is on the water like that? so gorgeous!!


  14. What a great vacation! Is there a recipe for that mac and cheese? It looks soooo creamy?

    1. It looks soooo creamy! (definitely NOT a question) :)