A Christmas Day in the Life!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's day three of The Most Wonderful Time of the Year link up with Victoria and our guest cohost today is Nicole Cole!  When Victoria and I were coming up with this years topics, she suggested this one and I thought it was the BEST idea!  We all love a good day in the life post, but I've never seen one done during the Christmas season.

I documented Saturday because I knew it wold be a normal Saturday during the holiday season.  To see the rest of my Day in the Life posts, click here.

I usually wake up on the weekends somewhere between 6:30-7:15ish, so this was normal for me.  I like getting up early (but not too early) because I like to enjoy the mornings and feel like I have more time during the day!

I let Dustin sleep in since he had gotten in late the night before from his hunting club.  I turned on the Christmas lights and the lamps since it was overcast outside.  I made coffee and turned on the Hallmark Channel to watch a little bit of whatever Christmas movie was on before Dustin woke up.  He woke up a little before 8 so I made him whole grain blueberry muffins.

I had a lot of errands to run that morning so I went ahead a meal planned first so I could finish my errand-running by hitting up the grocery stores last.  

I took the sheets off the bed to wash them while I was gone.  I was hoping I wouldn't run into many people while I was out--joke was on me because look at the next picture...

I thought I would hit up Bath and Body Works when they opened because it was their annual candle day--all 3 wicks for $8.95.  I didn't realize it would be so crazy at the store!  I barely made it in the store to look at the candles and thankfully the ones I wanted were all in the same back corner.  I took this picture while I was in the very back of the store.  There was another line just like it on the left side.  By the time I left--and it took me one hour--the line was out into the mall.

**Funny story about last year's candle day:  I had my endometriosis and appendix surgery that day.  I kind of remember/Dustin told me that once I got home and woke up from my first nap, I wanted to order candles.  He brought me the computer and I think I randomly clicked on a few candles and he ordered them.  I had no memory of that, so when I got the BBW package in the mail a week later, I was so confused!

After BBW I swung through the Chick-fil-a drive through because I had a card for free nuggets.  Then I went to Hobby Lobby and then the grocery store.  Once I got home and got everything unloaded, I put the sheets back on the bed.  I snapped this photo so y'all could see what I put up with 😉  The clothes on top of the chest are Dustin's that are clean and he won't put away.  The bag on the floor to the right of the chest is from his hunting trip, and he's got clothes on the floor on the other side of the chest that y'all can't see.

I ran 2.25 miles that afternoon since it was cooler outside but not freezing.

After my shower, I was pretty much ready for a nap!  I didn't want to watch any football that day since AL wasn't playing, so I laid on our bed and ate a Reese tree while watching a Hallmark movie I had recorded. #livingthelife

Dustin and I were going out that night for dinner and to return a few purchases, so I got ready.  Don't you love my lounge clothes/this is a shirt I bought for a dress up day at school so I only wear it when I'm not leaving the house?!  I get lots of comments about how thick my hair is, so I thought I'd snap a picture of what it looks like before I tease it.  It's pretty thick naturally, but teasing it adds a little more volume.  Notice the candle burning?  That was one of my purchases from this morning!

I got to pick the restaurant so we went to one of my favorites--BJ's Brewhouse!  Dustin is a creature of habit and always orders the same thing when we go places, so he got the jambalaya.

I always like trying new things, so I ordered the flatbread nachos off the appetizer menu.  It wasn't what I was expecting so I won't be ordering them again haha!

We went and returned something to GAP and had to exchange something at Belk, and then I wanted our picture in front of the massive Christmas tree!  I love the Christmas decorations that malls have during this time of the year.  We went to an outdoor mall, so they also have giant reindeer made from white lights--it's so pretty!

We finished the night in Barnes and Noble.  I had a gift card from my sister and I needed to get my book for my January book club meeting.

I think we left the mall close to 10 that night and as soon as we got home I went to bed--it was a tiring but fun day!

Come back tomorrow for a Christmas Gift Guide link up!  I'm going to be showing you a gift guide for teachers!

  • December 7th Christmas Gift Guide cohosted by Whimsical September
  • December 11th Christmas Card cohosted by Taz + Belly
  • December 12th Holiday Home Tour cohosted by Michaela Noelle Designs
  • December 13th Favorite Holiday Party Recipe cohosted by The Queen in Between
  • December 14th Favorite Meaningful Holiday Memories


  1. Not gonna lie - I felt a twinge of jealousy when I saw your pic laying in bed with movies and a Reese's cup! I haven't had an afternoon like that in a zillion years, but dang... that sounds outstanding. Your day definitely sounds like my kind of perfect day!

  2. What a GREAT idea for a post. Those little Reese trees so good, a great PB to chocolate ratio in those! lol. LOVE your gorgeous tree and what a great date night, we love browsing through B&N. Have a fabulous day my beautiful friend!

  3. We could definitely get together and compare notes about our men!!!

  4. What a nice day! I always turn on hallmark whenever I have the chance..because duh! haha

  5. Sounds like a relaxing day. Reese's are so good. I love the Reese's trees.

  6. Love this day in the life and I giggled at you remembering candle day even after surgery last year. That line looks insane though! Ps you looked lovely for date night!

  7. Christmas lights in the overcast day or morning is the BEST!

  8. I loved this post idea, too! Day in the life posts are always the best, and it's fun to see what people do during the holiday season. I crack up about you hoping not to see anyone - I feel like I always look a mess when I am at my parents half the time and that is of course when I see ALL the people, haha.

  9. love that you are an early bird and fellow hallmark junkie like me! such a fun day it looks like :)

  10. I'm the same way about my weekend mornings - I like to get up early but not too early! I'm like Dustin and definitely order the same thing at my favorite places! sounds like a busy and fun saturday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  11. I love those Reese trees, just picked some up too. Oh wow I can't get over BBW. I woke up at midnight and placed an order online. They said it is processing but it has been for days and now I'm worried that my order is going to be canceled. I should have just went to the store even with the madness. I had no idea the candles were that popular.

  12. Sounds like a perfect day to me! I usually order the same thing at restaurants too! I just hate to pay for food I didn't enjoy :)

  13. YOU GUYS HAVE A BJ'S?!?! I'm so jealous!!!! We went to one in Vegas years ago and it was some of the best pizza I've ever had in my entire life! B and I keep saying that we need to get one here!

  14. Day in the Life posts are so fun! I wish I had remembered ahead of time! Curious to see what your January book club book is!

  15. Gift cards were my favorite thing to receive as a teacher!! And they were the best surprise because they were never expected!!

  16. I tried to comment on your post from today (Thursday) but it keeps redirecting me to this one. Anyway, gift cards ARE the best for teachers! I also think a thank you note is always appreciated and thoughtful, especially if people don't have the funds to do something for a teacher. Letting them know you appreciate their hard work is always rewarding to me!

  17. I'm just so proud of you for standing in that line at BBW! I wanted to go, but our closest one is about thirty minutes away and I just couldn't want to drive all the way there to stand in line-so I forced myself to think about the drawer full of candles I already have! Hope you got some good scent though!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  18. Sometimes I really miss those lazy days off where you have most of the day to yourself! Candle day is seriously always so crazy, but WOW I can't believe it was an hour wait!


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