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Delightful December

  • December 8, 2013
  • By Brittany
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Delightful December

The holidays are here!  The holidays are here!  December is so delightful because the holidays are here!  And with that I have a big announcement to make about why my December will be so delightful.

This year I’ll be heading to Australia to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s with my husband’s family for the first time EVER!  And . . . my parents are coming too!  How amazing is that!?  But don’t worry, I’m not going to leave you hanging because I have a lineup of some pretty incredible bloggers to fill the void while I’m gone with their amazing guest blogging skills! 

While Australia will undoubtedly make my December very delightful, here are a few other things that also will make December delightful:

1.)    Holiday lights.  Who doesn’t love Christmas lights?  They are the best!

2.)    Store displays.  Last year I went a little nuts to take photos of the store displays.  I stopped short of pushing small children and old ladies out of the way to snap the perfect pic though, so no worries.

 store front

3.)    Christmas trees.  Normally we buy ours straight off the sidewalk.  That’s city living folks.  But this year we will not be getting our own tree so I’ll have to rely on the one in the lobby and the big one in Rockafellar Center to satisfy my tree cravings!

Xmas tree

rockxmastree

4.)  Holiday drinks.  Hot chocolate in a Christmas mug?  Gingerbread latte?  Yes, please!

hot chocolate

5.)  Holiday dinners.  I made this one for the Hubs.  A simple beef and spinach dish with a side of bruschetta and Clos Du Val-we served it at our wedding!

Xmas Dinner

clos du val

6.)  This gingerbread toast!

gingerbread toast

7.)  Holiday music!  I love listening to holiday music.  My favorites are Michael Buble’s album and Christmas Jazz.

buble xmas

8.  Holiday parties!  I always enjoy attending office holiday parties.  I think they are really fun!  I always get my dress from Rent the Runway* because I can get a great dress for not a lot of money.  In the past I’ve rented a Badgley Mischka dress and a David Meester dress for holiday parties.  Last year I got a Trina Turk dress for NYE.  It’s awesome because I love getting new dresses but hate spending the money and these designers are really great!  You get the dress for four days and return shipping is paid for you!  This year I got this Nicole Miller dress for my office party.  Lots of fun!

Nicole MIller dress

9.  Holiday decorations.  Since we are going away, we are not going crazy this year but I couldn’t help but break out our driftwood tree adorned with a starfish top.  It is the little bit of holiday we need!

holiday decorations

There are so many things that can make December delightful!  Readers, what is making December delightful for you?

 

*If you decide to use this link to sign up and rent a dress, I will receive a $20 credit to my account that goes towards my next rental.  It does not change the price of your rental.  Thank you for trusting my opinion! 🙂

 

By Brittany, December 8, 2013
0 Comments
  • Kate
    December 8, 2013

    So awesome you are going to Australia! That gingerbread bread looks incredible. I’m going to see if my store has it tomorrow!

  • Kate
    December 8, 2013

    So awesome you are going to Australia! That gingerbread bread looks incredible. I’m going to see if my store has it tomorrow!

  • Kate
    December 8, 2013

    So awesome you are going to Australia! That gingerbread bread looks incredible. I’m going to see if my store has it tomorrow!

  • Kate
    December 8, 2013

    So awesome you are going to Australia! That gingerbread bread looks incredible. I’m going to see if my store has it tomorrow!

  • Carla
    December 8, 2013

    Love the dress on you.

    I do love the holiday lights! There is a house on my way home from work that has a massive display. They have a very large U shaped driveway in the front and they let you drive through for free.There is a place to put donations if you want as I’m sure this is an expensive endeavor for them. I love it!

  • Elise @ 9toFit.com
    December 8, 2013

    I need to get that gingerbread flavored bread ASAP!

  • The Dose of Reality
    December 8, 2013

    Australia! Awesome!! That is going to be such a wonderful trip!
    I love Christmas light, especially trees that are wrapped just like your picture!
    I have never seen that gingerbread….I need that toast STAT!!!

    • FitBritt
      December 10, 2013

      I am so glad I bought that gingerbread toast. I saw it and thought, this is going to sell out so I bought some and put it in the freezer. Sure enough it sold out!

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady
    December 9, 2013

    I’m really excited for your trip. How fun that your parents are going. I love the season decor!

    I’m going to check out the site.

  • Melissa Burton
    December 9, 2013

    Have a wonderful trip! Hope your holiday is fantastic (and enjoy the sun)!

  • Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries
    December 9, 2013

    I still need to email you about my trip to Australia! I seriously need to start planning out the details. Have fun there this Christmas! I can’t wait to hear all about it. FYI, you are a stunner in that purple dress! LOVE!

  • Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries
    December 9, 2013

    I still need to email you about my trip to Australia! I seriously need to start planning out the details. Have fun there this Christmas! I can’t wait to hear all about it. FYI, you are a stunner in that purple dress! LOVE!

  • Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries
    December 9, 2013

    I still need to email you about my trip to Australia! I seriously need to start planning out the details. Have fun there this Christmas! I can’t wait to hear all about it. FYI, you are a stunner in that purple dress! LOVE!

  • Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries
    December 9, 2013

    I still need to email you about my trip to Australia! I seriously need to start planning out the details. Have fun there this Christmas! I can’t wait to hear all about it. FYI, you are a stunner in that purple dress! LOVE!

  • Melanie @ HappyBeingHealthy
    December 9, 2013

    How fun that you get to go to Australia to spend the holidays with your in-laws AND parents! I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy the warm weather. I love all these Christmas pictures you shared. Christmastime is so magical…especially in NYC!!! Lucky lady. That Gingerbread bread looks amazing too!

  • Melanie @ HappyBeingHealthy
    December 9, 2013

    How fun that you get to go to Australia to spend the holidays with your in-laws AND parents! I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy the warm weather. I love all these Christmas pictures you shared. Christmastime is so magical…especially in NYC!!! Lucky lady. That Gingerbread bread looks amazing too!

  • Melanie @ HappyBeingHealthy
    December 9, 2013

    How fun that you get to go to Australia to spend the holidays with your in-laws AND parents! I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy the warm weather. I love all these Christmas pictures you shared. Christmastime is so magical…especially in NYC!!! Lucky lady. That Gingerbread bread looks amazing too!

  • Nicole
    December 9, 2013

    I love pretty much all of the things that you mention too! I’m such a sucker for the holidays. I was practically giddy decorating my house. My hubby loves holiday music too, so we pretty much rock out to Mariah Carey for a month every year!

    I didn’t know that your parents are going to Australia as well, how awesome is that!?!

    That dress looks fab on you! I’ve only tried Rent the Runway once, and while I still wore it and thought it looked nice, it was super tight around my chest and back. The whole night I was like, “Damn it boobs!!” Haha.

    • FitBritt
      December 10, 2013

      Haha! I love it! I wish my hubs got more into the spirit with music & stuff.

      Yeah, sometimes the fit can be pretty weird but the two sizes help!

  • Nicole
    December 9, 2013

    I love pretty much all of the things that you mention too! I’m such a sucker for the holidays. I was practically giddy decorating my house. My hubby loves holiday music too, so we pretty much rock out to Mariah Carey for a month every year!

    I didn’t know that your parents are going to Australia as well, how awesome is that!?!

    That dress looks fab on you! I’ve only tried Rent the Runway once, and while I still wore it and thought it looked nice, it was super tight around my chest and back. The whole night I was like, “Damn it boobs!!” Haha.

  • Paige@FitNotFad
    December 9, 2013

    Everything about this post makes me so happy! The holidays are just the BEST. All of those Christmas trees are so so beautiful but my favorite is your driftwood tree…that’s so adorable. And you look so beautiful in that dress! I’m so jealous you’re going to Australia….you will have a fantastic time!

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    December 9, 2013

    I am LOVING that dress on you! so pretty!!! The color is perfect for the holidays. I love that you are going to Australia, I am so excited for your recap and it hasn’t even happened yet! haha. The food looks so yummy girl!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    December 10, 2013

    That’s so exciting that all of your family will be together in Australia! I hope you have a fun time. I actually want to go to NYC for Christmas very badly. It looks so pretty around this time of year. I want to try that gingerbread toast too, holy yum!

    • FitBritt
      December 10, 2013

      Oh I hope you get to come to NYC and enjoy it. The holidays are pretty awesome here except for the crowds but it’s like that everyday!

  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health
    December 10, 2013

    That’s so exciting that all of your family will be together in Australia! I hope you have a fun time. I actually want to go to NYC for Christmas very badly. It looks so pretty around this time of year. I want to try that gingerbread toast too, holy yum!

  • Amy Powell
    December 10, 2013

    I love this time of year! That dress looks awesome. And I’ve so much hot chocolate this year so far. I love it!

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

  • Amy Powell
    December 10, 2013

    I love this time of year! That dress looks awesome. And I’ve so much hot chocolate this year so far. I love it!

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

  • Karen B
    December 11, 2013

    Hi Brittany,

    Love your post on Christmas. I absolutely love the driftwood tree. Can you share where you got it? Also, been enjoying the barre and dance workouts. Have a great Christmas in Australia!

    • FitBritt
      December 12, 2013

      Hi Karen,

      So glad you enjoy the videos! I actually got the driftwood tree as a gift so I’m not exactly sure where it came from. I’m really sorry! I wish I could tell you.

  • catherine gacad
    December 13, 2013

    summer time in australia. have a blast! i was there for the new millennium. i know that was almost 14 years ago, but still…you’re going to have a great time.

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