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Weekending | Christmas Edition

It's hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone, but something about cleaning the house and packing up the decor from the holiday makes me ready for 2015!! I fee like the celebrations have been happening for the past two weeks and I'll be a little sad when January hits, but before that happens here's a recap of my extended weekend!! 

Enjoyed

We celebrated Christmas at my sister-in-laws house and it's always a big holiday on the Perez side!! The pup Henry wasn't left out and was going to town on treats from his stocking!! 
I had to sneak a photo or two with all my favorite guys!  
After all the festivities we headed back to Boston and set our sights on some major cleaning!! I was able to enjoy one of my Christmas gifts and dove right into the Elements of Style book with an adult juice box as my SIL likes to refer to it!! 

Watched

We watched both of these movies this past week and if you're going to see one of them please see Unbroken!! It could have easily been titled Incredible! I probably felt every single emotion during the film - stellar performances from everyone in the cast and if you're wondering if I cried, I was a blubbering mess, pretty much on the verge of tears for two hours!! I'm a hard pass on This Is Where I Leave You...just couldn't get into it! 

Gifted 

My husband and family went above and beyond for Christmas! I'm excited to start using a lot of these products in the next few weeks to have reviews for you, but one of my favorite gifts was a gold bar necklace with our wedding date that Gary surprised me with! 
Yep, he made an etsy account and everything! 
The other is this beauty!!  I fell in love with the color first and then the leather, which is like butter!! 

Tried

After getting this hand held spiralizer from Gary I was finally able to make zoodles and tried Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles recipe!! It was every bit as delicious as having it with pasta, but so much less guilt!! Probably a good idea after all the food consumed from Wednesday through Friday! 
Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
There are only 3 more days in 2014 - so don't forget to...
How was your weekend and celebrations? 

xo,
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  1. Glad you had an amazing Christmas girl!! I can't wait to hear all about your Glossybox goodies! And you already know how I feel about your new purse!! Glad your zoodles turned out yummy! Happy Monday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. WOW! Looks like a fantabulous Christmas break, lady! I love your shirt in your first pictures!

    I was overwhelmed with amazing gifts from my inlaws, as well. Just spoiled rotten! Love that necklace and the Tory Burch, amazing! I need some zoodles in my life, stat! Have a great day!

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  3. So many presents!! I am still getting over the holiday food fest. I am going to try to put all my decorations away today. The zoodles are a good way to detox!

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  4. I got a spiralizer for Christmas so I'm looking for yummy recipes to make. That shrimp scampi one is definitely on my list! That wedding date necklace was so thoughtful!!

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  5. Looks like you had a fabulous holiday!!! I love that purse, absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love that bar necklace too! I have a bar necklace on my wish list to order. I really want to get one of those spiralizer things ever since I saw Amanda using one. Who knew you could make so many "noodles" and be healthy?!

    I hope you have a great week!!!

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  6. I really want one of those spiralizer things! I don't know anyone who has one though so I was a bit nervous to try it out but, after seeing that scrumptious picture, I may give it a go. I love the wedding date necklace. Hubby did good!
    Sarah
    coffeeandglitter14.blogspot.com

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  7. That TB bag looks divine! What a great gift! I hadn't heard of Unbroken before - thanks for your recommendation. I watched The Theory of Everything recently and it was an amazing movie. Very sad and I cried for like half of it but it's definitely worth checking out!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  8. Looks like y'all had a fantastic Christmas! Your hubs sure did good! Mine made his own Zappos account to surprise me, the men are very sneaky! :)

    Caitlin C

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  9. yah! im glad you had a great christmas :) i love that purse. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  10. We also watched This is Where I Leave You, but I want to see Unbroken so badly! Glad to hear it was amazing :) I read the EOS book cover to cover and loved it!

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  11. Wow, it sounds like you a great holiday filled with the best stuff. Who doesn't love weekends with family, movies, and yummy food!!! I looovveee that pocket book. The color is gorgeous. One day I'll stray from my typical black. haha

    You are gorgeous and you guys make a good looking couple!

    Merry Christmas!! xoxo

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  12. OMG - That is the cutest thing ever that Gary made an Etsy account to get one of your Christmas presents. That's a great hubby right there! It looks like you had such an amazing holiday weekend - your sister-in-law's house looks gorgeous! I can't wait to hear all about your Glossybox products!

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  13. He made an Etsy account! I love it.

    I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas. I'm waiting on the arrival of the spiralizer.

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  14. Sounds like you had an amazing Christmas! I am dying over that Tori Burch bag! The color is divine! Gary did really good!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  15. Ummm Gary needs to train any future boyfriend I may have on gift giving. He did so good! Glad yall had a great Christmas!

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  16. It looks like you had a great Christmas! Gary nailed it!!!

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  17. Sounds like such a fun holiday, and that bar necklace is SO sweet! Great job hubby!!

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  18. Gary did such a good job! That necklace is so sweet! What a great weekend celebrating!

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  19. It looks like you had such a wonderful X-Mas! That Tory bag is amazing! Makes for the perfect carry-all! So glad you had a great time! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  20. Love your bag!!! It is so gorgeous! And what a beautiful gift from your hubby :)

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  21. you've already packed up christmas?!? girlfriend you are ON it!! i need to do that next weekend :) and I got a gold bar necklace this year too that i LOVE - it has the coordinates of atlanta on it.

    Your christmas outfit was perfection! :) XO

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  22. Yay for a Glossybox and gold bar necklace!! Sounds like a fun Christmas. I can't believe you've packed up Christmas already. You are on it! Loving your plaid shirt too. Have a good week!

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  23. Somebody must have been really good this year! What an amazing Christmas you had. I have been dying to get one of those vegetable spiralers, and after seeing that recipe, I am definitely tracking one down.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  24. Nice blog! Can we follow each other? You will Write me on my blog or ou will follow me (instagram, fb page, blogvin too) and i follow you:)

    vik-ladyla.blogspot.cz I instagram I facebook

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  25. Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas with the fam with lots of goodies. Drooling over that TB purse... such a gorgeous color :)

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  26. Sounds like an amazing Christmas :) you got some great loot sister! Good job Gary! :)

    Cheshirekatblog.com

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  27. What a perfect Christmas weekend!! LOVE the pictures of you and Gary.... you two are seriously the cutest!
    I haven't cleaned up any of my Christmas decor yet.... I tend to wait until New Years. I can't bring myself to clean up right after Christmas, especially now that Mia loves all of it so much, ha ha!

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  28. You've convinced me I really, really need a spiralizer now! The glossy box subscription is such a good idea- it seriously seems like one of the best boxes out there! Your new bag is gorgeous- you can tell from the picture how nice the leather is! Gary did such an amazing job. So glad you guys had a good holiday celebration :)

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  29. Your holidays looked incredible and you were definitely a good girl this year haha!
    I saw Unbroken too and it was really good!!
    Love the necklace your hub got you--so sweet!!
    Good work on the purse too but you already know I'm proud of that one haha

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  30. What an awesome holiday you guys had! I think I may need to get my hands on a spiralizer now! How awesome does that guilt-free pasta look! And the Glossy Box looks awesome.
    Happy Monday!

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  31. Yeah I'm so glad you liked those spiraled noodles! Aren't they surprisingly really good?? Awwwww Gary he is the best! Etsy account and everything? The necklace is so pretty I thought I was going to save mine but I've been wearing it nonstop. That bag is gorgeous girl absolutely love the color! Looks like a fabulous time relaxing with family!

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  32. I got a veggie spiralizer, too! Can't wait to give it a try. And your Tory bag...in love! Absolutely gorgeous! So glad you had a great Christmas!
    xo Southern Style

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  33. Love your veggie spiralizer and that Tory bag! Can't wait to hear how you love your Glossybox! I'm also obsessed with your Burberry tunic. Amazing! Glad you had a great holiday! xoxo

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  34. That bag is amazing! I've been eyeing a burgandy bag for a while and that one is fantastic! What a great Christmas!

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  35. SUCH a pretty necklace!! I'm with you! Totally ready for 2015!

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  36. aww so glad you had a nice xmas!! i need to see unbroken! you've sold me! you look adorable in your top. xoxo

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  37. Sounds like you had a fabulous Christmas!! That's so cute and creative of your husband to get the gold bar necklace customized for you with your wedding date and also kudos to him on the purse!! The skinny shrimp looks awesome too!

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  38. So happy that you had a great Christmas with Gary & the fam! That necklace is so sweet & thoughtful and you know I love that bag… the leather IS like butter.. only the best! xo

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  39. That gold bar necklace is stunning - I absolutely love it!!! And I'm also loving the "adult juice box," may have to steal that phrase ;)

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  40. The pup is too cute - ours get presents too! It looks like a great Christmas - big family get togethers are always the best!!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  41. What a great Christmas!! Love the purse :) And I love making zucchini noodles. It's been a while since I have though.

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  42. The shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles looks delicious! So glad you had a great holiday!

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  43. Looks like Santa was very good to you and your family! Annndddddd send me that bag :) Hope you had a wonderful holiday, and have a Happy New Year!! -xx

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  44. I love my Spiralizer for zucchini noodles -- and it's so guilt free! Also, that Tory bag looks like heaven. I need to live a weekend in your life because this all looks so amazing! I even wanted to see those movies!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  45. I am going to buy a spiralizer this week so I can make pasta during my Whole 30. That looks amazing!! Which one did you get? I love that Tori bag and the bar necklace is beautiful!!! Happy Monday:)

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  46. We saw Unbroken this weekend and it was sooo good! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, chickie!

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  47. Looks like a wonderful Christmas! I'm the same, sad that Christmas is over but ready to move on to 2015! I love all of your presents, that necklace is so pretty and too sweet! Love the purse too! Happy Monday!

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  48. Wow, looks like an incredible long Christmas weekend! That guy of yours certainly did good, haha. Glad you had such a great holiday love! xoxo

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  49. Just love looking at Christmas photos! Looks like a great time :) That purse is lovely btw, such a great color :)
    Love how the dog had his own stocking, so did mine they loved it :D

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/

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  50. B! Love your post on Wedding Party today!! LOVE! Ok on to this post, that gold bar necklace from Gary is perfection, what a wonderful gift. And that shrimp scampi looks amazing!

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  51. the zoodles and shrimp look sooo yum. i might have to check out the hand held spiraliser thingy.
    damn Gary did so good on the presents! that's awesome! I haven't even heard of Unbroken, I'll have to look into it. That sucks about the other one, I was going to read the book before the movie, but I don't know now...

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  52. How thoughtful of your hubby to get you that gold bar necklace! Such an awesome idea!

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  53. Whoohoo, you got hooked up this Christmas! The bag is gorg! Love me a good, high end over sized tote. Is it bad that the other thing that stood out in this post is how beautiful your hair is?! I'm having major hair envy!

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  54. Sounds like you had a great holiday weekend! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on GlossyBox. I would love to purchase that spiralizer. I need to find low carb options for meals since pasta, rice, and potatoes are my weakness. Have you tried spaghetti squash? I tried it one and it was a fail lol

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  55. That spiralizer sounds interesting, I love Spaghetti squash as a replacement for noodles but I haven't tried zoodles. I love your Christmas outfit, neutral festive!! That bag is so perfect going into 2015, it looks very similar to the shade of the year, and leather is always my favorite for purses!! Glad you had a great weekend!

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  56. That Gary gets some major props! Glad you all had a wonderful Christmas. I STILL need to use my spiralizer ha.

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  57. Looks like a wonderful Christmas! I love the picture of the dog digging in his stocking...too cute! And that bag...goooorgeous! I am dying to get my hands on a spiralizer, your meal looks delicious!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  58. I love your wedding date necklace, so sweet! I really want to see Unbroken! That's too bad about This Is Where I Leave You, I read the book and really enjoyed it - guess I'll pass on the movie!

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  59. What a great Christmas! Love keeping up with you on here. I had to take a couple days off from the blog world and I missed it :( So happy to be back in the action and love reading about your Christmas!

    -Claire
    fashionandfeathers.com

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  60. Adult juice box---hahah! a girl after my own heart!!! What a lovely christmas!!

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  61. I always get a little sad after the holidays too, mainly because all of the excitement is over! I finally got all of my christmas stuff put away today and it really is a great fresh feeling, bring on 2015!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  62. Ahh how cute do you look! You got such wonderful gifts Biana, no one deserves it more! xoxo

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  63. The purse and necklace are GORGEOUS. I showed my husband the necklace and his response was, "what's etsy?" so yours did good :)

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  64. I keep hearing that that movie is amazing. My husband is so anxious to see it.
    Looks like a wonderful Christmas. I wish we could start packing up, but we have to wait awhile... so Christmas at my house for awhile to come :)

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  65. Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas!!! I must say, your husband nailed it in the gift giving department!

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  66. LOVED unbroken!! you said it so well -- i felt every emotion and definitely cried. amazing!

    xo welltraveledwife.com

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  67. You got some amazing gifts, so happy you got the Glossybox :) Love your new necklace too! I can't wait to see Unbroken, it looks soooo good!

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  68. I want one of those spiralizers! I'm glad you liked Unbroken. I really want to see it.

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  69. OKAY! so that purse is to die for. and i need a spiral-izy thing in my life ASAP!

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  70. That purse and necklace - CUTE!!! and soooo many gifts under that tree! Sounds like a fab Christmas!

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  71. Lucky you!! So many great Xmas gifts - love the color of the TB bag :)

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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  72. Oh wow how very exciting and that bag! My holiday was quiet with the family but now we are all on vacation til the new year so enjoying it as much as we could. :)

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  73. Looks like such a wonderful Christmas!!! I love that Tory Purse so much!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  74. Looks like you had an amazing Christmas! Dying at the gift your husband got you, that is so so cute! And that BAG! Ahh.... perfection.

    Glad you had a great Christmas!
    Jen

    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

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  75. Super fun weekend and totally in love with the bag! I tried to see Unbroken but it was sold out! I'll have to try to see it in Charlotte this weekend.

    xoxo,
    Meghan
    Southern Belle Secrets

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  76. Looks like a wonderful christmas, love the dog getting into the stocking.
    xx, jodi
    http://highheelsandtutus.com

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  77. That purse is so gorgeous! Love it. And I've heard such great things about Unbroken - I think we are going to have to work a trip to the movies into our New Year's celebration somehow!

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  78. What an amazing holiday it looks like you guys had!! Gary gets major props for the necklace and the bag....love them both! And loving that adult juice box...haha! =)

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  79. Where to start?! LOVE that purse, the color is gorgeous! I have a similar bar necklace with our wedding date on it and am obsessed with it! The Elements of Style book is on it's way to me right now and I can't wait to dive in :) Looks like it was a wonderful Christmas!

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  80. Looks like a great Christmas!! I can't get over that bag-gorgeous!

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  81. Sounds like a great Christmas! How awesome is that necklace and purse?! Love it! :)

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