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Books, Hats, and Cheer: 2012 Holidays!

I may or may not be humming the theme from “Home Alone” as I write this.

Okay, fine. I am.

Hope all of you are keeping the holiday spirit alive this weekend! It’s a bit colder in New York, and there was a good amount of snow this afternoon. (Not much of it stuck to the ground though… it just blew into my eyes instead.)

It’s been a really great few weeks of celebrating the holidays, and as I’m sure you can assume, I’m going to be sad to let it go. (So we’ll see how long I can get away with keeping my Christmas tree up. I’ll keep you posted.)

I wanted to share a few of my own holiday highlights with you!

Highlights from 2012 Christmas - Estelle

From left to right:

♥ My sister bought me this adorable Red Velvet hat! I love cupcakes, and I’ve been proudly wearing it through the streets since the day after Christmas. This is actually the picture I sent Magan on Christmas Day. Not the prettiest + I also forgot to turn the label. Much too much eggnog. (Also, I read Sarah Oakler’s Bittersweet while wearing this hat and it couldn’t have been more perfect.)

♥ I hiked down to the post office this week to retrieve a thoughtful and lovely gift from Magan! Here are two of my favorite treasures: a Nook “sweater” (as I like to call it) from Etsy + a gorgeous necklace from Kendra Scott.

♥ James and I on Christmas Day! My parents surprised me with a FujiFilm Instax camera + I absolutely love it! I can’t wait to snap more pics + maybe do a photo collage in my apartment.

♥ Tara (Fiction Folio) knows me so well. Perfect bookmark for me!

♥ A bookmark in a Christmas card? Alexa is such a genius and this really is one of my favorite quotes!

♥ Big, huge thanks to my friend Nisha for gifting me this lovely stack of books for the holidays! I was so surprised! I already devoured Bittersweet, and can’t wait to get to the rest! [Along for the Ride, Never Enough, and Leverage.]

And there you have it, my holiday in a nut shell!

What were some of your favorite moments? Bookish or not? 🙂

January 2, 2013 - 11:24 am

Alexa Y. - I love Christmas! I wish it didn’t have to end already. Love all the presents you featured here, and I’m super glad you liked the bookmark 🙂

December 31, 2012 - 11:48 am

Nikki @ Foil the Plot - I am totally loving all of the bookish gear, lady. You now have me thinking that I need to invest in a nookish sweater for my little e-reader too! Glad the holidays were a raging success! Happy New Year!

December 31, 2012 - 5:19 am

VeganYANerds - I love your cupcake hat! I’ve seen them online but didn’t know if I’d wear it much (it doesn’t get *that* cold here in winter). And I hope you love Along for the Ride!!

December 31, 2012 - 1:53 am

Laura @ the Booksmartie - I love this! I’m a big fan of the holidays – Christmas is by far my favorite and I always love to see people enjoy it instead of stressing out 🙂 And that hat is adorable!!! 😀

December 30, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Awww…you’re so cute in your cupcake hat! I hope you enjoy Along for the Ride — I read it last year on our honeymoon and you can never go wrong with a Sarah Dessen novel =)

I get to keep my tree up until at least January 7th, since we also celebrate Serbian Christmas! Hope your tree can stay up that long too — just tell your family that you’re celebrating a second Christmas too, multi-culturalism and all that, right?

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