Blogmas Day 25 | MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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Well, we made it, guys! It’s officially the last day of Blogmas on Life of Kimberly! I have never done this long of a streak with having a new post every single day. I am so proud that I made it through to the very end. Not only is it the last day of Blogmas, but it is also Christmas – one of my favorite holidays of the year.

Being the first Christmas without my mom, I’m really struggling with my emotions on this day. It’s been such a surreal last few months and I miss her more and more each day. I am so grateful for all of my supporters whether you just read my blog, comment every day, or even my friends and family who don’t even recognize that I do blog. Everyone has been there for me in ways that I can never show enough gratitude for.

This Christmas, I wanted to extend the biggest thank you to all of my amazing supporters. I hope that I’ll be able to hold a big giveaway or just do something specific for those most loyal to my blog this time next year but, as I get no income from blogging, I am living on limited means.

To plan for the next year, what would you like to see in a future giveaway? I definitely want to try and include makeup and beauty products, as those are definitely my weakness, but there are so many awesome brands and products around that I want to know specifics. Give me the deets in the comments below!

If you missed any of my Blogmas posts throughout this month, you can catch up through the links below:
Blogmas Day 1 | Happy Birthday, Mom.
Blogmas Day 2 | How To ROCK Finals Week
Blogmas Day 3 | Recent Pins: Dec. 3rd
Blogmas Day 4 | Holiday Bucket List
Blogmas Day 5 | Christmas Gift Ideas for Her
Blogmas Day 6 | Christmas Gift Ideas for Him
Blogmas Day 7 | Fall 2016 Semester Review
Blogmas Day 8 | HUGE ColourPop Haul
Blogmas Day 9 | 20 Holiday-Themed Journal Prompts
Blogmas Day 10 | First Impressions & Review: OFRA Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks
Blogmas Day 11 | Body Positive Quotes for “Those” Moments
Blogmas Day 12 | Favorite YouTubers of All Time
Blogmas Day 13 | Top 10 Most Played Songs on My Playlist
Blogmas Day 14 | DIY Christmas Gifts
Blogmas Day 15 | My Christmas Tree Reveal
Blogmas Day 16 | Current Beauty Wishlist
Blogmas Day 17 | Gift Ideas for the Harry Potter Nerds in Your Life
Blogmas Day 18 | Mini ColourPop Haul + Swatches
Blogmas Day 19 | Recent Pins: Dec. 19th
Blogmas Day 20 | Top 5 Favorite Stores for Plus Size Clothing
Blogmas Day 21 | 7 Ways to Be Creative at Home
Blogmas Day 22 | 10 Things I Don’t Regret
Blogmas Day 23 | Two-Ingredient Holiday Punch Recipe
Blogmas Day 24 | Winter Wonder Wants

I love you all. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and I hope you all have the merriest of times!

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Blogmas Day 24 | Winter Wonder Wants

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Although I like the cold weather much more than searing hot, I don’t feel like I have nearly enough appropriate items to help me brace the cold that Kentucky gets. We are constantly getting extremely cold winters and I never dress how I should. I have a few wants that I think would help me both look good and stay warm during these next few snowy months. Check out my picks for my winter wants!

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Top to bottom, left to right:

Charlotte Russe Plus Size Quilted Moto Jacket in Black

Maurices Plus Size Puffer Vest with Faux Fur Collar in Black

Forever 21 Plus Size Rainbow Sweater in Black/Pink

Forever 21 Plus Size Marled Knit Cardigan in Black/Ivory

Forever 21 Faux Shearling Infinity Scarf in Light Pink

Maurices Plus Size Jacket with faux Shearling Lining and Faux Fur Trimmed Hood in Dark Olive

Torrid Scuba Back Lug Heel Boots (Wide Width & Wide Calf)

Forever 21 Plus Size Panda Graphic Hoodie in Grey/Black

Forever 21 Marled Knit Fold-Over Beanie in Blue/Cream

What are some of your winter wants for the chilly weather?!

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Blogmas Day 17 | Gift Ideas for the Harry Potter Nerds in Your Life

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As far as fandoms go, Harry Potter is by far my favorite of them all. I’ve been addicted to the series for as long as I can remember. My family has helped aid this addiction as well. I’ve gotten a hoodie with “I’m a Keeper” on it with the Quidditch hoops, I have my very own Time Turner necklace, and I have various other types of jewelry that I switch between wearing. That’s why I think it’s great to have an idea of what a fellow HP lower would want to be gifted for the holidays.

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Hermione’s Time Turner Necklace – $18.73 USD

House Crests Pint Glasses Set – $29.50 $20.65 USD

Hogwarts Castle Print Download – $3.22 USD

Hermione Granger 5″ Plush – $18.90 $14.17 USD

Goblet of Fire Egg Necklace – $12.50 $9.37 USD

Maurader’s Map Pillow – $26.50 $18.55 USD

It’s LeviOsa, Not LeviosA T-Shirt – $12.99+ USD

Deathly Hallows Necklace – $11.99 USD

Platform 9 3/4 Mug – $10.50 USD

I don’t know about you guys but I would love to receive any of these gifts! Some of them may require some more work to make into a physical gift. For example, the print of Hogwarts is only a download, so you would need to have it printed and possibly framed. All of these are awesome gifts for HP lovers like myself! Do some last minute shopping before Christmas gets here!

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Blogmas Day 15 | My Christmas Tree Reveal

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Christmas trees are one of the first things one thinks of when December hits (and sometimes before then for some others). In my family, we have always put up the Christmas tree on my mom’s birthday, December 1st. Although she passed away this year, I continued the tradition and I plan to always do so. Christmas has always made me think of family and it does even more so now that she is gone. I also like to decorate inside with lights as a way to bring more of the holiday spirit into my shabby little apartment.

One of the things I’m most excited for is moving into a house where I can decorate to the fullest extent for the holidays with all of the awesome outdoor decor that you can get nowadays. Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving… I love it all! In celebration of the holidays, I am showing you my own Christmas tree. Although it’s not much, it’s perfect for us and was generously provided by my brother. Thanks, Bubba!

full tree

It’s a little unbalanced and all over the place but my nieces and nephews help me decorate and I had a little bit too much length for the lights… but I love it all the same! It’s adorable and perfect for a cute little apartment like mine.

Here are our stockings (held up by diamonds, representing ADPi)! There is one for myself and my boyfriend as well as our three animals. Chase and Lily, our cats, and Wilbur, my boyfriend’s bird (who is older than him!).

Here’s a view with our light-lined window and our door lined with lights as well.

And here is the overall view of our little Christmas-themed set-up. My tree is actually about my height (5’1″) which is quite perfect for my decorating purposes. I love Christmas and I was so happy to be able to celebrate a little more with my brother’s awesome contribution to my decorations.

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Blogmas Day 6 | Christmas Gift Ideas for Him

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Having done a Christmas gift guide for the ladies, it is only appropriate that I do one for the boys! Men need some lovin’ too and that’s why I’m here to give you (with the assistance of my boyfriend) all the deets on what to get your dad, grandpa, brother, boyfriend, husband, or co-worker for the holiday season. This should cover a variety of men but even if you feel like your dude wouldn’t like any of these things, maybe something will spark your mind to get you shopping for another item (or twelve).

Don’t forget to shop the post below the photo to get all your shopping done early! 🕑

christmas gift ideas for him

All items are listed with their prices and descriptions below in order from top to bottom and left to right. Don’t forget to activate your Ebates* because all of these (excluding Rue 21) allow for cash back when shopping online.

Kenmore 4 Burner Gas Grill with Stainless Steel Lid – $279.99 $199.99 USD

Craftsman Evolv 24 pc. Homeowner Tool Set$39.99 $35.99 USD

Vans Sk8 Hi Skate Shoe in Olive/Black – $59.99 USD

rue21 Stars & Stripes Pom Cuffed Beanie – $12.99 USD (Buy One, Get One $1)

rue21 Skull Headdress Ripped Tee$16.99 $6.49 USD

rue21 Freedom Flex Paint Splatter Slim Straight Jean – $29.99 USD (Buy One, Get One 50% Off)

rue21 Charcoal Argyle Zip Mock Neck Sweater – $29.99 USD (Buy One, Get One 50% Off)

rue21 Marled Sleeve Mock Leather Bomber – $39.99 USD

f.y.e. War Dogs DVD$28.99 $19.99 USD (Member Price: $17.99)

NBA 2K17 for Xbox One – $59.99 $44.99 USD (other offers for pre-owned and downloads)

f.y.e. Metallica’s Hardwired: To Self-Destruct CD$13.99 $12.99 USD (Member Price: $11.69)

Fossil Q Crewmaster Hybrid Stainless Steel Smartwatch – $195.00 USD

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