Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Gifts

Happy New Years Eve!  We are having a black and gold party at our house tonight with music and BBQ.  You can tell who chose the food!  ;) Should be a fun time and I'll post about it in 2014!

I debated about this post looking bad but I did want to remember what we received for our first Christmas together.  Obviously we loved spending time with family and giving to others more than we did receiving anything but nonetheless, here are some of our gift highlights!

Kevin's parents gave me this Tocca collection of travel size perfumes.  If you haven't ever tried Tocca, you're missing out.  My love of Tocca started from my friend Lindsey!  She wore Tocca Florence when I visited her in Dallas many years ago and I ran out and got it immediately when I returned.   

They also gave me a Sephora gift card and I was able to get some new makeup.  I hadn't since before our wedding.  Another favorite in my stocking at Kevin's parent's house was the Mac Viva Glam IV lip glass.  And you should see this scarf that his Mama picked out at a shop in town.  I have already worn it!

This was something I've wanted for a long time....a yard sign with our address.  I CANNOT wait to get this up in our yard.  And no this is not ours...you really think I'm going to post our address!?!  Haha!  It's going to look super classy.  Thank you G's!

My parents had a couple pictures framed to match the same frame, matting and beading around the picture as another one I have from my brother's wedding.  Truly treasured piece and it will go in our living room...when we get furniture.

Speaking of furniture...my parents also gave us this table.  It's a GORGEOUS antique and this picture doesn't do it justice.  The shell detail on top is icing on the cake.  Thankfully since we rented a large car to go to Maryland in, we were able to bring this baby home with us!

New Tervis tumblers!  Kevin and I got personalized big daddy tumblers.  His has a John Deere on it and mine has a Wolf on it for NC State.  We love them from our nieces in Pawleys Island!  Mom and Dad also gave me these tumblers with our monogram on them.  I have some with my old initials that I will still use but it's fun to see a G in the middle now! ;)

Kevin's parents also got me these seahorse Vineyard Vines lazy pants.  I'm obsessed.  This is my 4th pair because they are THAT comfortable.

A steamer!  Thank you Mother Dearest for making sure our clothes look good and I won't have to go to the dry cleaners every other day.

Let's get down to the exciting stuff.  My parents gave Kevin a hedge trimmer and I never thought I'd be so excited.  This thing has already transformed our backyard bushes.  We have SO many bushes in our yard that require constant trimming and this thing is amazing.  He also got a hose.  And sunglasses.  And a couple new VV shirts.  And a remote control car.  He's fancy!

I love seeing what you all received too so please post.  I will admit, the older I've gotten, I really enjoy watching other people open gifts we give them, more than receiving.  Do you all feel the same?  But we are SO thankful for a HUGE Christmas.  So this is what it's like with two families?!! 


  1. Ah, I got a steamer as well, and it may have been my favorite gift from under the tree! It has already revolutionized how fast I can get laundry/ironing done!!

  2. ahh a steamer is always such a great gift!

  3. A steamer!!! So jealous. I registered for a steam mop and my sweet friend Krissy bought for me.. I'm obsessed. Steam is the best and a clothes steamer may be in my near future :)

  4. So proud of your Tocca love!! The gift set looks fab! Happy new year, friend!! xoxo

  5. I love that antique table, and great idea on the steamer!

    Ian and I exchanged several little gifts but our larger ones were a Roomba for him and a new camera lens for me. I got some great gifts from my parents like a Swarovski 2013 ornament and a new programmable Crockpot.

    Aaaaaand looking up at all of that -- you can see I'm no longer 8 years old :) Funny what we get excited about now!

  6. I got a Kitchen Aid mixer from Brad and Shelby.
    As far as my parents and Brad's parents.
    A bunch of little random stuff then money for clothes. That's what I asked for.