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Long time no see!  I am trying my best to truly enjoy myself and my time off during my Christmas vacation.  As a result, you have not seen much of me out in the blogosphere.  I had a few posts pre-written before vacation and a couple more for the coming week, but other than that, you will not be hearing a whole lot from me.  I am enjoying being with my family, boyfriend, puppy dogs, and friends.  For the most part, my time with them is far more enjoyable when I am disconnected from technology.

I am six days into my Christmas vacation (and so no wanting it to end), and it has been great so far!  I have a little picture re-cap post for you today highlighting some of my favorite parts.  I hope your holiday experiences have been great thus far, too!

christmas 2014My Christmas Eve morning started with a healthy, filling breakfast to fuel me through a morning of cooking.

christmas 2014 2One of the things I made was my favorite EVER vegan chocolate pie.  It has become an annual Christmas tradition.

christmas 2014 6I put my feet up after a long morning of cooking and baking.  There is no better place for your feet than on a doggy.  Do you like my Christmas pajamas, too?

christmas 2014 7This face melts my heart.

christmas 2014 8I may or may not have eaten a few cookies and peanut clusters throughout the day.

christmas 2014 4Christmas Eve night was spent with Jeremy’s family.  After a late night out, it was an early morning opening Christmas presents.  I received tons of blogging essentials- a new camera lense, a tripod, a camera bag, a slow cooker, and new dishes.  And I was more than pleased with my new Ray Bans, earrings, and clothing.  My loved ones spoiled me!

Christmas Wrap-Up 2014Jeremy and I took a Christmas day selfie.  This was the “nice” one, and you may or may not have seen the “snotty” (according to my mom) one on Instagram.

christmas 2014 19I was not the only one wearing red.  My cousin brought over Christmas jammies for the puppy dogs.  Don’t Ruby and Sadie look extra cute?

christmas 2014 17Lola was not having it.  I can’t say I blame her.

christmas 2014 11Santa (thanks Mom and Dad) also left me several great gifts in my stocking, one being $9 of winnings from scratch-off Lottery tickets.  I was the big winner in our family.

Christmas Night 2014Christmas night was spent at Jeremy’s mom’s house.  I had an awesome time and ate more than my fair share of delicious food.

christmas 2014 21The day after Christmas was spent sleeping in, eating leftover cookies (I ate a kale salad, too!), relaxing, and watching TV.  Jeremy and I also cooked dinner together.  We made my Cauliflower and Corn Tacos.  I think he agreed that cauliflower is quite delicious in tacos.  Who knew?christmas 2014 23We finished out our night by watching “If I Stay” <– really good! and eating pie!  Jeremy had lemon and I ate another slice of the best chocolate pie ever.

Christmas Amigos DinnerSaturday was full of relaxing and family time.  Jeremy and I also hit up our favorite local Mexican restaurant for dinner with our friends, Stacy and Chris.  I went with my go-to cheese enchiladas.  The service left a bit to be desired, but it sure was a tasty treat!

Christmas applesauceSunday was a day full of relaxing, enjoying my puppy dogs and family, blogging, cooking, and eating.  My mom had a box of apples that looked a little past their time, so I made her some homemade slow cooker applesauce.  It was delish!

christmas 2014 22It was a busy Christmas week.  But don’t worry!  We did plenty of relaxing 😉

I hope your Christmas weekend was wonderful, too!  And if you are like me and still have several days off of work, let’s live it up while we have the chance!

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  • Jessie December 29, 2014, 5:39 am
    Sounds like you've been having a fantastic holiday so far. It's crazy how much Jeremy looks like his mom. I'm kind of jealous of his curls. I love em! :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 10:00 am
      Yes, he has pretty amazing hair and he definitely gets it from his mom! ;)
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine December 29, 2014, 6:40 am
    So much delicious food (peanut clusters!!) and cutie pie dogs in the post - I'm dying. I'm so glad you're taking some time off and enjoying the holiday with friends and family. Eat some more treats for me!! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...Weekending – Christmas StyleMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 10:06 am
      It doesn't get much better than chocolate and puppy dogs, does it? ;)
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine December 29, 2014, 6:45 am
    Disconnecting has been the best! I am really enjoying the time at home with out all the "noise"! Haha, I won $10 on one of my Christmas lottery tickets too! Aren't we the lucky ones ;)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 10:08 am
      We ARE the lucky ones!! Go us! :)
  • Leah December 29, 2014, 9:33 am
    Oh my gosh...you look like you had a great holiday. I am feeling the holiday food myself! I am heading straight to the gym...after lunch! Leah recently posted...Let’s Get CheekyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 10:09 am
      It was a wonderful holiday! I feel so blessed :)
  • janelle December 29, 2014, 9:40 am
    sounds like a wonderful and busy holiday vacation! Enjoy it.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 10:10 am
      It sure was, Janelle! There is nothing better!
  • Joyce @ My Stay At Home Adventures December 29, 2014, 11:01 am
    You had a wonderful holiday. Good to hear. The vegan chocolate pie looks amazing! Joyce @ My Stay At Home Adventures recently posted...Best Financial Challenges for 2015My Profile
  • Jen December 29, 2014, 11:46 am
    We have a lottery scratch ticket tradition on Christmas Eve night! Love this post. Jen recently posted...Holiday Gift Guide: The Rose Theater “A Christmas Story: The Musical”My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 1:46 pm
      It seems like a lot of people have the Lottery scratch off tradition around Christmas Eve. I wonder how that all started!
  • Cynthia Cover December 29, 2014, 12:41 pm
    Love the doggie pic with them in the red and white striped suits! You are seriously funny with the may or may not have eaten the chocolate covered peanut clusters :) Cynthia Cover recently posted...What Are Those Petroglyphs And Who Made Them? #VisitABQMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 3:12 pm
      Don't they look so cute in their Christmas jammies? I'm not sure they loved them too much, though...
  • Alissa Apel December 29, 2014, 12:53 pm
    I don't want it to end either! Our boy's got a lot of toys that are keeping them busy. Mexican sounds so good right now. It's been awhile since I've made Chicken Enchiladas. Alissa Apel recently posted...Nutritional Yeast Superfood ReviewMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 3:13 pm
      Mexican food is the best! It is one of those foods that I never ever get sick of. I should really eat it more often.
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul December 29, 2014, 12:56 pm
    Omg those puppy pjs!! TOO CUTE! I wish I could get Punkin into one of those! I'm so glad you had a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the rest of your break!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 3:22 pm
      Haha, he would look adorable in some PJs!! The trick would be to get him to wear them ;)
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health December 29, 2014, 1:47 pm
    It looks like you had an awesome Christmas! Congrats on all of the awesome new blogging gifts! Now I'm craving a piece of that chocolate pie. Yum! Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Recipe Fails of 2014My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 3:23 pm
      Oh my gosh, it is the BEST pie ever! I was so sad last night when I ate the last piece. You should definitely make it sometime soon!
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien December 29, 2014, 2:59 pm
    That vegan chocolate pie...I need it in my life!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 3:24 pm
      YES, you do!! Do yourself a favor and make it ASAP!!
  • Erin @ Very Erin December 29, 2014, 3:26 pm
    It looks like you had an amazing Christmas! I love the dog jammies :) I got out dog the most adorable Christmas dress this year! Erin @ Very Erin recently posted...Christmas RecapMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 29, 2014, 3:37 pm
      Dressing dogs up is SO fun... though I'm not sure how much fun they think it is ;)
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate December 29, 2014, 7:05 pm
    I really liked If I Stay too, and I wish I read the book! Have a great time on your vacation- enjoy every second of it! Oh, and I still want to make that pie! Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted...2014 in ReviewMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 30, 2014, 2:09 pm
      I always try to read books before I watch the movie, but I didn't this time. I regret that because I am sure the book is great. Maybe I'll have to read it anyways! And YES to the pie. You need to find any and every possible occasion to make it ;)
  • Linda @ Veganosity December 29, 2014, 11:27 pm
    It looks like you're having a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing your pictures, especially the ones of the adorable dogs. Those pajamas are priceless! Linda @ Veganosity recently posted...Vegan Saturday NewsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 30, 2014, 2:10 pm
      It was a fantastic Christmas! My doggies are definitely a big part of my great times here at home :)
  • Kim December 31, 2014, 12:25 pm
    That pie...that chocolate pie! It sounds delicious. Kim recently posted...Top Posts Of 2014My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl January 1, 2015, 12:22 pm
      It SERIOUSLY is!! Do yourself a favor and come up with an excuse to make it ;)

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