Day Twelve: What I Am Grateful For This Christmas

This is the final day of the 12 Days Of Christmas Blog Challenge! It’s been so much fun writing daily! Go to StephJ blog to see her original post! I recommend doing this challenge!!

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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What I’m Grateful For This Christmas:

There are many things that I am grateful for this Christmas. The first one would be my family, I don’t know what I would do without them. I am really blessed to have such a thoughtful family. The second would be my boyfriend since he is my best friend. He has really helped me out this year. I am also grateful for having a job and great work hours. I am grateful that I have a blog! It’s such a great place to share my bookish thoughts! Really happy that I have my own domain now. Lastly, I am grateful to have lived another year without any health problems.

Nominees

Claire

Deanna

Lucía

Day Eleven: Favorite Christmas Childhood Presents

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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Favorite Childhood Christmas Presents:

I have two presents that I am most fond of. The first one being my pink teddy bear named Bubbles. I’ve had Bubbles since I was eight years old and I still have her to this date! She is one of my precious stuffed animal that I love. Even though I can’t recall who gave me Bubbles, I cherish her a lot. The second present is my Sailor Moon Spiral Heart Moon Rod that my grandma gave me for Christmas. She knew how much I loved watching Sailor Moon when I was younger that she searched all over for Sailor Moon merchandise when I was still living in Mexico.

Nominees

Claire

Deanna

Lucía

Day Ten: A Mini Christmas Playlist

Hello Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge!! Go to StephJ blog to see her original post! I recommend doing this challenge!! I like today’s challenge! My favorite Christmas songs!!

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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A Mini Christmas Playlist:

Nominees

Claire

Deanna

Lucía

Day Nine: Christmas Seating

Hello Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge!! Go to StephJ blog to see her original post! I recommend doing this challenge!!

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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Christmas Seating:

Usually, I sit with my sisters and cousins when it comes to Christmas Dinner. There isn’t arranged seating and everyone just picks where they want to sit. The small kids and the young adults sit in one table while the parents sit at another. Either way, as long as I celebrate with family, I will be happy!

Nominees

Claire

Deanna

Lucía

Day Eight: A Local Christmas Tradition

Here we are on day eight of the 12 Days of Christmas Blogging Challenge!! Go to StephJ blog to see her original post! I recommend doing this challenge!!

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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A Local Christmas Tradition:

There is a Christmas Tree lighting event near my house that happens on the first friday of December. There is also the Daisy Ave. Christmas Tree Lane Parade which is a fun event and for all ages! There are many decorations and it’s really fun!

Nominees

Claire

Deanna

Lucía

Day Seven: A Random Christmas Picture

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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A Random Christmas Picture:

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It is one of my favorite Christmas picture as of now. It’s silly and fun! We took this picture in a photo booth at a place called Round 1. It’s me and my younger sister!

Nominees

Claire

Deanna

Lucía

Day Six: My Childhood Christmas Memory

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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My Childhood Christmas Memory

I was six years old when I first celebrated my first Christmas in the United States. I was raised in Mexico, and I was used to celebrating Christmas with my grandparents. It was the first time that I didn’t celebrate Christmas  with my grandparents, but the first time I celebrated with my actual parents. On Christmas Day, I was overwhelmed by how many presents my parents bought me.There was two giant bags filled with toys and a giant Christmas tree. I was expecting one present from my parents, and not so many. The reason why I ended up getting all those presents where to make up for the years my parents couldn’t celebrate Christmas with me. It made me cry because they worked really hard since the day I was born. They wanted me to have an easy life in Mexico, and not see their suffering. Yes, I loved the presents, but I loved my parents even more because they sacrificed a lot for me. Even though my parents aren’t together, that first Christmas in the United States is one of my treasured memories.

Nominees

Claire

Deanna

Lucía

Day Five: My Christmas Wishlist

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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My Christmas Wishlist

For this wish list, I am not including books since I can’t quite figure out which books I want. Here are some of the items I want for this Christmas:

  • A new bookshelf. I need a much bigger bookshelf since I have mini bookshelves, and I need a serious upgrade.
  • oxford shoes
  • A professor cardigan
  • Anime Expo 4 day pass
  • Kanken backpack
  • Muji pens
  • Bookish pillows

Anime Goodies:

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haikyuu heart pins

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magical girl

creamy mami necklaces

animal crossing 3ds case

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Nominees

Claire

Deanna

Lucía

Day Four: My Christmas Story

Check out StephJ blog since she is the one who created this fun challenge!!

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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My Christmas Story

When I was a preteen, I still believed in Santa Claus. Now, this was a time before I had internet and I was a bit more naive and innocent. I wrote letters to the North Pole and believed with my whole heart in him. I was the only one from my group of friends that had faith in Santa Claus. When I turned 13, one of my friends told me he didn’t exist. It was one of my first heartbreaks in life, knowing that Santa Claus was not real. I slowly lost my faith in him when I didn’t get the items I wanted on my wish list. Eventually, I stopped believing in him and stopped writing letters to him. Even though I don’t believe anymore, I still think that the idea of a Father Christmas is interesting. I think the stories I’ve read about him are sweet. Though he is not real, I love taking pictures with Santa Claus.

Nominees

Claire

Deanna

Lucía

Day Three: My Favorite Christmas Food!

This is my favorite day so far from the challenge since it involves food! Check out StephJ blog since she is the one who created this fun challenge!!

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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My Favorite Christmas Food:

Growing up in a Mexican household, my grandma, mom, and auntie would cook a lot of delicious Mexican food for the holiday seasons! I’m not an expert when it comes cooking, but I’m an expert when it comes to eating!! Here are some of my favorite foods for Christmas!

  • Arroz Con Leche: Rice pudding!

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  • Atole: One of the best drinks you can have during the winter season! Tastes bomb if you eat it with pan dulce!

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  • Champurrado: The Hispanic version of hot chocolate

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  • Ponche de Fruta: It’s like a hot version of fruit punch, that’s the best way to describe it! It’s very good. If my auntie doesn’t make champurrado, this is always the next best alternative.

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  • Pozole: A classic traditional Mexican dish. It’s a soup that has hominy and chicken. It’s one of my favorite foods to eat on Christmas!

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  • Tamales: No Christmas is complete without tamales! Some of them are made sweet and some of them are made with either chicken or pork!

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Nominees

Claire

Deanna

Lucía