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    December 25, 2023 at 11:29 pm #1127271

    Merry Christmas everyone! We hosted my side of the family but my mom still made so much food. We did a prime rib. Used Kenji Lopez Alt’s reverse sear method. Highly recommend. Mom brought ham, smoked salmon, and sides. My sister brought a side and dessert. My mom said that she was relieved from decorating and clean up so she was ok making/bringing so much.

    It was nice decorating. We used a lot of our glassware, dishware and cutlery from our wedding registry. I know cash is most useful but I really don’t regret having a registry.

    We will be going to my husband’s family on the 27th.

    My husband and I splurged on presents this year. I got him a fancy meat thermometer and he got me a sauté pan. I guess we like cooking haha.

    I got some I think useful stocking stuffer like presents for people: chain mail cleaner for cast iron, stainless steel “soap” stone, cake tester, wine pump/stopper. I also made my dad a “priceless” chip and dip bowl from pottery haha.

    My siblings and I got our dad some art supplies and an instructional book on drawing.

    I got my niece a stepping stone she can paint, bake and then put in the garden. For my nephew I got him a sensory bin. I actually got them each a 18” Squishmallow from Costco. They actually wanted that from Santa so I passed that on to my sister. They brought their Squishmallows to our place today and it was really sweet.

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    January 6, 2024 at 5:42 pm #1127521

    On the heels of the conversation here re: expensive gifts, I have found myself on the “rude tweens are invading Sephora” side of TikTok and skimmed a few recently published articles about Gen Z’s skincare obsession. Drunk Elephant gets called out by name in a couple and they note the fun colors of the packaging.

    Meanwhile, I spent some of my afternoon today going through my makeup stash. I cleared out an entire drawer of crap. Some of it is 10+ years old. I’m having a hard time parting with an eyeshadow palette that I know is over a decade old because I still reach for it sometimes, but it feels gross to hang onto now that I’ve done the math on how old it is? Never buying a palette again. I had ~30 “lippies,” most of which were free gifts with purchase. I pared that down to about a dozen, which still feels like a lot for someone who seldom wears anything but lip balms. I put aside a handful of items that are still in the packaging thinking my bf’s nieces might want them when we see them tomorrow.

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