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Welcome to my blog. Take your shoes off, sit a spell?

If I could do just one near perfect thing I'd be happy.

Wow, what a fabulous day in Santa Barbara with my family. I guess this is now an after Christmas tradition. This year, Birdie is the new member in our family and we visited a beach that is quite dog friendly. Birdie went a little crazy having so much fun!
This is the coat Gabe surprised me with for Christmas. There was no way I could wait until New Years Eve to wear it! Forgetaboutit. These pictures don't depict it too wonderfully but, boy, do I love it! The sleeves are so swingy and ruffled I almost had a conniption fit the first time I tried it on. I would never spend that much on an item of clothing so it was really special that my guy wanted to buy it for me. :) I'll be wearing it for years to come. He also gave me these plush tights I'm wearing. They are SO soft inside I could wear them to bed. They are that comfy. I need them in every color but they're $35 each so maybe just one more pair. They are amazing, though, and highly recommended by yours truly. I had to exchange the original pair he got me because the hanger had snagged them inside. I had a feeling they would treat me like a criminal in the store and sure enough they treated us like we had come in, stolen them, ripped them without even taking them out of the package, and then came back to ask for a new pair. It's pretty disheartening that they assume us to be thieves or liars. BUT, they did exchange the tights so it's water under the bridge even though they made Gabe and I feel yucky inside. Anyway, the point is that they are ridiculously comfortable and warm.

(Coat- Christmas gift from Gabe-Ruffian for Anthropologie, Cat blouse- Zara, Cropped sweater- Vintage, Plush tights- American Apparel, Loafers- Farylrobyn via Gilt, Bag- Asos)

Fun Christmas gifts: Round 2.
A heart necklace gift from Gabe that is engraved with "potato chips" really small.
Best smelling candle of my life was another stockin' stuffa from Mom.
Have a Cherry Christmas Philosophy body wash. I get one of these most every Christmas and Birthday from my mom. Decadence!
Disneyland Pass! Yes!

So, I'm going to try to get a video together to post in the next couple of days! It should be fun! I also want to do a year recap like I've seen others do and really enjoyed reading. That is right up my alley!

Have a good one guys!


And at last I see the light.