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Christmas is three weeks away!? Is it just me, or did it come out of nowhere? And purr usual, guess what? Guess who hasn’t even started her Christmas shopping. I’ll give you one guess. πŸ™‚

Oh, well! Every year, I try to finish my shopping early, but this is usually how it plays out. In my defense, though, this year I have other things on my mind, like Baby Girl’s debut this March and pregnancy aches and pains (I finally had to get a Snoogle). I’m officially six months along now.

How are you doing this week? Have you gotten into the holiday spirit yet? I feel like I’m running WAY behind. I think maybe we’ll get a tree this weekend, just a small one for the pine scent, and maybe also take a trip to the mall (ugh!).

Let me know how you’re doing, and give yourself a big hug from me, OK? Talk to you soon, my friend.


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  • Your comment can be about anything at all, but here are some ideas if you’re stuck:

    • Do you shave or otherwise de-fur during fall and winter?
    • If you have a Christmas tree up, how is it decorated?
    • Brownies: with or without nuts?
    • How do you feel about strangers touching your feet?
    • Have you ever tooted (aka “passed gas”) in public?
    • Did you, or do you now, wear braces?
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  • The giveaway ends on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). πŸ™‚

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  1. Maria Astrid Mendoza says:

    I’m gonna dash to the Mac counter on the 17th for that EG lipstick! Lavet!

  2. Melissa says:

    I’m weird. I don’t like starters touching me much, including my feet. I’m not someone who hugs openly either. My friends and family I hug all the time, but like coworkers and acquaintances, I like to keep my distance.

  3. Melissa says:

    Ugh, I always see so many spelling mistakes after I submit my response πŸ˜•

  4. Laura says:

    I’m too ticklish to let anyone touch my feet.

  5. Laura says:

    I decorate my tree with light-up sci-fi ornaments. πŸ™‚

  6. Milytza Latorre says:

    Brownies definitely with nuts!

  7. Jess says:

    Love your blog-it’s my fave- and I’m so glad you are doing videos now! And no, I haven’t tooted in public. Well, maybe I have accidentally. Do they count?

  8. Agata says:

    Have a great weekend, Karen. I’m in Cleveland, OH this weekend for my bf’s son’s hockey tournament. And tomorrow is my birthday πŸ™‚
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    • Jessica says:

      so proud of myself! I got half my Christmas shopping done over the Black Friday weekend. So much to do yet though…is it sad I’m not feelin’ the Christmas music yet? Just not quite in the mood yet..

  9. Alicia Behrens says:

    I don’t have any specific preference for brownies pertaining to nuts/no nuts, I just love brownies. : )

  10. Tiffanie says:

    We are getting our tree today!πŸŽ„

  11. Suzanne says:

    I wore braces for over 2 years and a headgear to correct a wicked overbite for 3 years before that. What a mess my teeth were!

  12. Allison says:

    I’ve found your blog quite recently and love all your product reviews! They’ve helped me with some recent stocking up, so thanks!

    As for your questions, brownies absolutely need nuts, and no I do not like strangers (or anyone really) touching my feet.

  13. Tiffany says:

    Sheet masks are perfect for a lazy girl like me! I don’t want to wash off my mask after i put it on so I rarely go for my cream masks now.

  14. Laura says:

    OK, I’m going to try to hit most of these.

    Christmas can’t come soon enough this year. I’m not going to be the bah-humbug person, but this is a really tough holiday for a number of reasons for me. I lost my Dad this year (it’s really hitting me since his birthday was this week), and my mother’s facing a battle for her life. Everything is making me think of all of this sadness. So please everyone- please enjoy your holiday and hug those loved ones tight!

    OK, sadness over.

    I do de-fur during the winter- my workplace requires tights and it’s mild enough for skirts here. No Christmas tree, but I did get the Big Lots twerking penguin. Brownies without nuts, don’t you dare touch my feet unless you’re helping me with shoes or doing a pedi. I’ll be the first to admit it, I’ve tooted in public. We’re all human, it happens at some point. I did wear braces, and I really need them again! My parents were trying to spare my fragile self-esteem and did them early so they’d be off by junior high (7th grade). Too bad the teeth moved back!

  15. Joy says:

    Haha your comment suggestions are so funny πŸ™‚ I feel like I’m a little late with getting into the holiday spirit too! Not quite sure why. But I’ve loved getting presents for people! Thanks for the sweet giveaway! <3

  16. Lydia says:

    I still shave in winter because I go to the gym everyday and I usually wear capri pants πŸ™‚

  17. Alicja says:

    You look wonderful! πŸ™‚

  18. Becky says:

    I’m leaving to work in Madagascar tomorrow morning (!!!!) so Christmas in 38 degrees centigrade for me this year! Eeek!

  19. Katie Rumsey says:

    I only shave in winter if I’m wearing a dress for a party.and anyone who claims they’ve never tooted in public is a liar or in serious denial, haha!

  20. Dawn says:

    I defur in the winter just because I prefer non fuzzy legs.

  21. Sara says:

    Nutless brownies but they need to be super fudgy. Mmmm.

  22. Jennifer Pham says:

    Brownies with or without nuts! I think nuts are a plus.

  23. Nicole says:

    Um…all of the brownies…

  24. Alix says:

    Brownies with nuts, please!

  25. I de-fur all year round, I am afraid what might happen if I stop for a short while. Things might get out of control!
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  26. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I like brownies without nuts.

  27. Angie says:

    Brownies with nuts!

  28. I am in my 30s and I started wearing braces 1 year ago..eeeeewwww
    Hoping to get it off within the next 3-6 months. Thanks for the chance to win this Karen. Love your blog!

  29. Nicole Anderson says:

    I shave my armpits everyday, my uniform for work is sleeveless so no hair no there,my legs only once a month haha my boyfriend laughs in the winter at my legs…and in every other place once a week (:

  30. Ellen says:

    I shave in the winter but far less frequently…

  31. Lisa Brown says:

    brownies without nuts

  32. Katrina says:

    I don’t shave my legs regularly in the winter. It’s too cold for that -hit!

  33. Sanam says:

    I did have braces as a pre-teen/teen. People always compliment my teeth now and I always give credit to my mom whose hard earned money went towards them! ☺️

  34. anastacia says:

    I like my brownies with nuts. Any kind really. I love creamy and crunchy textures paired together.

  35. Rosemary says:

    Brownies with or without nuts as long as they’re frosted!

  36. Judy says:

    Taking my students to my alma mater for a field trip on Monday! Can’t Wait~

  37. Caitie says:

    All the brownies! With or without nuts πŸ™‚

  38. Nicole says:

    I’m never ok with anyone touching my feet. I’m way too ticklish!

  39. Michelle says:

    I’m done with my Christmas shopping & decorating so after finals week I’m going to relax with my family & watch Christmas movies & go see all the beautiful light displays nearby πŸŽ…πŸΌ Hope you catch up soon so you can do the same! πŸ˜€

  40. HeraKitty says:

    No shaving or de-fur’ing- just hairless since birth. Armpits -less hair (and finer) since epilating.

    Flocked tree with black and white and red and green accents.

    Must hurry to Bath and Body Works today as all 3-wick candles are $8.50/each -even lesser with coupons! 😱

  41. Rebecca says:

    No Christmas tree yet, but I saw a totally tacky/amazing pink tree that I’m now lusting over!! Is that too much? πŸ˜›

  42. Beth says:

    Love brownies without nuts. Haven’t done much shopping yet. You look amazing! Congratulations!!!!!

  43. Loris Ayoub says:

    I wore braces when I was 15 and it was torture!!!!

  44. BooBooNinja says:

    We put up the tree on Thursday. It’s our first ‘real’ tree. In prior years, we’ve had the Christmas Cactus, the Christmas Jade, and the Christmas Wilting Plant of Unknown Name.

  45. Trillina Palemi says:

    Brownies with or without nuts! I think nuts are a plus

  46. Amy says:

    Thankfully, I’ve never had to wear braces.

  47. Amanda says:

    I wish I had more friends that lived makeup like I do! Although, I’d probably end up buying something for me while buying their presents in Sephora if I did…

  48. Lisa says:

    I shave year round and love pedicures and foot massages, but hate hugs. Weird, I know.

  49. Laura says:

    No nuts in my brownies, please!

  50. Bianca Rogoveanu says:

    Yes, I love nuts in my brownies !

  51. Lola says:

    Yes! If I do not shave my legs I get so annoyed. =)

  52. Molly says:

    Do you shave or otherwise de-fur during fall and winter? About once a week. Ha! I get wayyyy too itchy.
    If you have a Christmas tree up, how is it decorated? Yes, and has been for about a month! Oops! It is mostly whites, golds, and reds. My favorite things on it are ornaments that my 91-year-old grandmother made. One set is felt/sequin versions of all the Wizard of Oz character, and the other are egg ornaments that she makes everyone in my family. She is so crafty and incredibly talented. I will cherish them forever and ever.
    Brownies: with or without nuts? Without.
    How do you feel about strangers touching your feet? Pedicures are fine. Then again, I don’t know why a stranger would be touching my feet! Lol.
    Have you ever tooted (aka β€œpassed gas”) in public? Yep.
    Did you, or do you now, wear braces? I did years and years ago!

    Thanks for giving me a little break from law school finals!

    Happy Holidays!

    • Molly says:

      Sooo many typos. Whoa. Sorry! Promise I speak English πŸ™‚

      My favorite things on it are ornaments that my 91-year-old grandmother made. One set is a felt/sequin version of all the Wizard of Oz characters, and my other favorites other are egg ornaments that she makes everyone in my family. ***

      I don’t know why *else* a stranger would be touching my feet!

  53. Maria says:

    Being pregnant at Christmas time lets you enjoy the food with guiltless pleasure!

  54. Chelsea says:

    I have not put up a Christmas tree because my little kitty princess Mina knocks over her cat tree at least 3 times a day, I’m pretty sure a Christmas tree is not safe with her! It’s a good thing she’s cute.

  55. Ruchita says:

    Brownies – definitely without nuts. And I will hoard all the corner pieces! Happy Saturday. πŸ™‚

  56. Meghan says:

    Oh man- I hate when people touch my feet and have kicked the few people who gave me pedicures…

  57. BB says:

    Brownies with nuts for sure!

  58. Janetta says:

    My coworker and I were just talking about this. I prefer brownies nuts, but they have to be chopped!

  59. Diana says:

    I know it’s wrong but I am completely skeeved by feet. But I can’t turn away.

  60. Cory says:

    Omg, Karen, without!! I so don’t like brownies with nuts all up in them lol
    If they’re just on the top, it’s not as bad, but that chocolate frosting/icing is pretty much the best part…. so yes, brownies without nuts most definitely!

    I love your baby bump! You look so darn cute!

  61. Denay says:

    I love pedicures! So yes to feet touching.

  62. Ambritt says:

    I tend to prefer my brownies without nuts. Speaking of brownies I need to make some I haven’t had any in a while πŸ˜‰

  63. Luv Jaime says:

    Brownies? As sinful as it can get! Give me nuts, extra chocolate chips and drizzle it with caramel!!! Chocolate was pretty much the only thing I can keep down during my 7-months-of-morning-sickness pregnancy.. go figure!!!

  64. Liisi says:

    Just finished my tree with rose gold ornaments. So pretty!

  65. Coline T. says:

    I decorate my tree with with lots of balls of all colors and garlands matching the Christmas table πŸ™‚

  66. RM says:

    thanks goodness i had braces as a teen. many years later, i still get compliments on my nice teeth.

  67. Reham says:

    I am still shave in winter because this make my more satisfy 😊I love your way in describing any product and I trust for your opinion about any new product before I decide to purchase any product I check your channel first and see if you make swach of this product or not ? Thanks so much for your great effort I am appreciate for thatl shave in winter because this make my more satisfy 😊I love your way in describing any product and I trust for your opinion about any new product before I decide to purchase any product I check your channel first and see if you make swach of this product or not ? Thanks so much for your great effort I am appreciate for that

  68. Susan T. says:

    Just back off from my feet! I don’t like anyone touching them. I can’t even get a pedicure because I wouldn’t be able to take it! They’re tiny and cute too so they totally are begging for attention! πŸ™‚

  69. Kara says:

    I shave in the fall and winter – it feels icky if I don’t.

  70. Amoure Jones says:

    Happy Saturday Karen,

    Getting dolled up to stay in today because I just can’t deal w/ all of the holiday hustle and bustle. I’ve got one more gift to get and that’s for my mom, but I’m just not settled on what to get her yet. She wants a handbag , but the one she truly wants I can’t seem to get my hands on so I’m hoping I can find a suitable replacement. I dislike the pressures of gift giving even though I know my family is grateful no matter what.

    Brownies. I definitely like them w/o nuts. I don’t want the moist, deliciousness of cakey chocolate being disturbed by useless nuts. Now if we’re adding chocolate chips I’m all for it. Chocolate on chocolate is heavenly.

    Have a great, safe and blessed weekend.

  71. Maria says:

    Brownies with nuts please.

  72. Mary W says:

    I like Brownies with or without nuts – preferably walnuts. Just make them double triple chocolate. No blonde brownies. Uh uh. Has to be deep dark chocolate with chocolate pieces and more chocolate. Yum!

  73. kate says:

    Looking forward the the Christmas this season

  74. Katrina says:

    Omg u posting a question about brownies made me crave so bad >_< i will try to bake brownies tom LOL and yup i like em with nuts and chocolate chunks! So yummy!!!!
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  75. Lizzie says:

    I don’t like people touching my feet! It creeps me out

  76. Elena says:

    Brownies without muta for me!!! Yum Yum….

  77. annalisa says:

    I prefer my brownies without nuts =)

  78. Myra says:

    With you for Christmas shopping! I made so many makeup orders on black friday/cyber monday, but still have to get so much more for gifts!

  79. Ashleigh says:

    Our Christmas tree is up but not decorated yet, as I need to go buy another strip to plug in all the lights… and I figured it would be easier to move without ornaments if we end up needing to move it!

  80. Miki says:

    Does not matter the season, I am shaved!
    I don’t do anything fancy for our trees. It’s combination of pretty ornaments, ornaments we’ve collectedm decorations my son has made, and pretty tinsel. Always matching though. This year is white and red.
    Strangers touching my feet doesn’t bother me. I love me some spa pedicures!!
    Brownies: Without!
    I toot in public all the time. Only sometimes I get caught πŸ˜‰
    Never had braces. Though I almost needed them for a huge gap in my front teeth, but thankfully my teeth grew together on their own.

  81. Susan Parker says:

    I love your video (or is it a Gif?). I think Baby Girl would enjoy seeing it!

  82. andrea amy says:

    I shave the same way all year round. Not everyday, but several times a week.

  83. jeanie says:

    Karen, your baby bump is so gosh darn cute!! Happy holidays everyone!

  84. nat ogu says:

    no i dont shave all winter , i wax the places on my face regularly but other than that and trims i leave it natural until its about to be spring , i find i have less ingrowns and dark spots and my waxes/ shaves last longer when i give them those breaks

  85. Michaela says:

    Happy 6 months to you and baby girl! Yes, I have a Christmas tree up. I have some Filipino made ornaments with capiz ( I know that’s bad for the corals, but in my defense I bought them before I knew)! I also try to buy a few Christmas ornaments every year to get a variety. The ones they sell in the Hallmark Gift stores are nice, but a little pricey.

  86. Kim Pincombe Cole says:

    I’m a little behind in Christmas decorating too, as we traveled out-of-state for a long Thanksgiving holiday. Tree & lights will go up tomorrow. My tree style is a contemporary mix – white lights & tree topping star, with lots of bright ornaments (from Crate & Barrel a few yrs back)…

  87. Deb K says:

    We are putting the tree up tonight~I am getting all the stuff out now!

  88. Mandi t says:

    I’m starving and I’ve been up since 5:30

  89. Makai says:

    I know, TMI, but I tooted in Home Depot recently. I figured I was safe in that no one was near and thus wouldn’t smell me. It was 8:30 am and there was no one in the store, but as circumstances would have it, out of the blue, an employee walks past and I’m turning red with embarrassment, ugh. I hope he didn’t smell me…😐

  90. AJ says:

    Brownies without nuts!! I’m allergic anyway πŸ™‚ We have 2 Christmas trees, one artificial and one fresh cut, and they are both decorated with old family ornaments. Our family still loves to decorate all together at Christmastime.

  91. Olivia M says:

    I definitely do shaving during the fall and winter. I don’t see why not if I do it in spring and summer! Shaving should be something you do for yourself, rather than another person

  92. Christina says:

    I prefer brownies without nuts!

  93. Hilary says:

    Nuts have no place in brownies!

  94. Melissa says:

    brownies with no nuts and the corner piece, please!

  95. Cindy says:

    I was lucky (which is a rarity), never had to wear braces!

  96. Frances says:

    I have finished my Christmas shopping!!!

  97. Kimm says:

    Hello! Happy December! I just love this month!
    I de-fur all year long. My husband wouldn’t touch me if I didn’t. And I love in Southern California where it can be 90 in January. Shorts are never far away. Although right now, I need to do some set you de-furring. This pregnancy is cause my hair to grow so fast! I heard it’s a sign one is having a boy, which I found out Thursday I am! So three boys and a girl. I hope this boy isn’t as crazy as my two boys were. Well in my late 30’s… I don’t have the energy I did in my mid-20’s when my boys were born. And my daughter has been a piece of pie (till she turns hormonal…!) in her 4 years. But maybe I have more patience than I did when the boys were young. Happy shopping! Happy December! Happiness to everyone!

  98. Emily says:

    If I could fit a tree into our apartment, I think I’d go with a white tree and decorate it in pink, metallics, and lots of sparkles! I think it might have to wait until next year, though, so I’ll be sure to enjoy the tree at my mom’s house when we’re over for Christmas!

  99. Mary W says:

    I can’t stand anyone to touch my feet. I am so ticklish. It’s embarrassing giggling through an entire pedi!

  100. Lilly says:

    I don’t even like brownies

  101. Aarti says:

    Brownies are always delicious, whether they be with or without nuts! I like there to be a crunch so do like to add pecans or walnuts (along with chocolate chips!) to the batter. I used to make brownies from scratch but have fallen in love with the ghiradelli box mix. They are a little pricier than some of the other box mixes, but taste just as good (and sometimes even better) as homemade brownies. Plus it takes away all the extra work of measuring and making my kitchen a mess!

  102. Rhoda K says:

    Any kind of brownies are good with me πŸ˜€

  103. Sylvia says:

    Our tree is up but with just lights and ribbon. We have a year old hellion cats who will destroy my ornaments if I put them on. Deferring happens occasionally in winter when I feel like it. I notice my shaves last longer when I shave less often.

  104. Lynn T. says:

    ogosh…during the winter i stop shaving because it’s so cold i don’t want to be in the shower any longer. it’s all long sleeves and jeans from here.

  105. Rebecca B says:

    The best Christmas movie ever is He-Man and She-Ra’s Christmas Special! Weird, but totally true!
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  106. Debora covasa says:

    I do get waxed during winter, and I do it myself. Everywhere. Lol. I do it because my husband like it with no hair no matter what season it is.

  107. bearby says:

    My favourite brownie is the simple chocolate brownie, nothing else.

  108. Justine says:

    No braces for me.

  109. maria says:

    I prefer brownies without nuts…unless they’re walnuts. Yum!

  110. Devis says:

    I don’t shave in the winter haha. And this year we decided to change our tree and we’re going with a silver and gold theme! πŸ™‚

  111. Aury says:

    I don’t have a Christmas tree up yet, but I hopefully will soon! It’ll be my first time buying decorations.

  112. Rachel R. says:

    Hello! We’re putting up our tree this weekend. It’s a red tinsel tree with white lights, and we decorate it with clear, silver, gold and white ornaments with different glitters, finishes, patterns, etc. We have little pops of bright green and blue on it, too. It turns out sooooo pretty.

  113. Jordi says:

    I’d skip the nuts but instead add vanilla, cinnamon, and ancho and chipotle chile… just took a batch out of the oven a few minutes ago, in fact! And, I had braces as a teenager and again as an adult. I was the only mom in the hospital with a newborn and braces. (They came off 2 months later.)

  114. Denise McDowell says:

    Brownies…no nuts. However they are extra yummy with peppermint patty pieces inside

  115. gabby says:

    Brownies with no nuts for sure but I do like peanut butter brownies. Especially the one from Mrs. Fields

  116. Jill says:

    I just made brownies a few days ago with walnuts and sea salt on the top. YUM.

  117. gisselle says:

    Brownies with nuts are one of my greatest indulgements. I miss them. I’ve recently became homeless and lucky for me the Christmas spirit hasn’t left me. I was fortunate enough to have my aunt take me in help me out with the little things as I am currently 4 months pregnant with my boyfriend deployed. It’s kind of sad how things happen but reading your blog and those nuts brownies have kept my holiday spirit alive! Take care doll! Happy holidays to everyone!

  118. Ashley says:

    I still shave my legs during the fall and winter season since I’m a dancer and I exercise a lot! So wearing booty shorts and having hairy legs is not a cute combination!

  119. crueltyfreecanuck says:

    Hi Karen!

    Congrats on your lil coming soon! I de-fur all year and I cough up a hairball after. lol Meow. I don’t have a tree up because we end up being the ones that go everywhere else instead of them coming to us. Brownies: dairy free with nuts, why…because I am one. lol I don’t mind when a stranger touches my feet…especially when they fit me for shoes. I tooted in public for sure! lol Not purposefully but I have done it at work on accident and it was heard!!! lol …so embarrassing I ran out before any smell reached their nose and made it worse. lol I don’t wear braces but wish I did. I have crooked front teeth that always gets food trapped in between and I have used an eating to get it out if I am out of floss after lunch. It looks classy in a public washroom. lol Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. <3

  120. Kate says:

    brownies any way as long as I get some

  121. Sarah W says:

    I still shave just because I itch when I don’t!

  122. Andrea Darst says:

    It was my 34th birthday yesterday, and my daughter organized a little surprise party with my friends and nieces & nephews. It was amazing!

  123. Brownies should definitely be with nuts Mmmm.

  124. Aeris says:

    I’m going to buy my tree and decorate it tomorrow!!!

  125. Joselyn Hernandez says:

    Wore braces in high school and really like how my teeth are now πŸ™‚

  126. Rachel says:

    I still shave in the winter. Maybe not as much, more like one a week or every two weeks, but it is more of a comfort thing for me. My legs just get itchy if I wait too long!

    Also, 100% Brownies with nuts. Now I really, really want one!

  127. Courtnay Cobb says:

    I hate shaving in the winter! There’s nothing worse than stubbly goosebumps lol. But if I didn’t I’d be hairy scary haha

  128. Stephanie says:

    I shave all year long, the stubble really bothers me, especially in bed. The sheets feel like sandpaper against my legs if I have stubble.

    No nuts in brownies.

    I had braces when I was in high school, I’m SO thankful that my mom forced the issue.

    Yes, unfortunately for me I have tooted in public. I sit alone at work, I have a large reception area/office to myself. But there is a lot of office foot traffic through my area. More than once I thought I was safe and a few minutes later someone walked in. I’ve finally learned to go to the copier or the lobby and walk around.

  129. Jessie C. says:

    Brownies must with nuts.

  130. Anna K. says:

    Ugh, I’ve got braces right now. Adult braces, it turns out, are terrible. I’m still working on some acne breakouts too, and I feel like I should be in high school. So awkward.

  131. Tori says:

    We don’t have a Christmas tree πŸ™ πŸ™

  132. Claudia Davis says:

    Brownies should never be made with nuts, only peanut butter.

  133. Karen says:

    I am obsessed with your TF Cocoa Mirage look! Will you do a tutorial???

  134. hanna says:

    I’m still getting acne although not nearly as bad as it used to be.
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  135. Diane says:

    Brownies + walnuts= perfection.

  136. Karen says:

    Love Brownies but no nuts, please!

  137. ChristinaH says:

    Just finished my Christmas shopping yesterday πŸ˜€

  138. inspersia says:

    I’m skipping putting the christmas tree up this year. I got it out and started the process but wasn’t feeling it so just put it away again.

  139. Felis says:

    I have MADE myself be okay with pedicures, because doing my own toes is boring and I hate it. Cost-benefit analysis means sucking up my natural “ew get away from my feet” tendencies.

  140. Emily says:

    You look great! I hope your pregnancy is going smoothly!

  141. Poppy says:

    I cannot handle anyone touching my feet, at all.

  142. Jamie says:

    Sadly, Christmas trees are forbidden in this house due to too many cats. They jump on the tree and knock it over, eat the tinsel, etc. It’s not a pretty sight.

  143. Al says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Karen! πŸ™‚

  144. Sarah Sq. says:

    No nuts!

  145. Emily C says:

    There should be a law banning nuts from brownies. You bite into a brownie hoping for soft, goo… I don’t want to be picking nuts out of my teeth!

  146. Rachel says:

    Confession time – I haven’t taken my Christmas tree down in 4 years. And no, I don’t redecorate it for different holidays/seasons – it’s always Christmas themed. The first year I had this tree, I took it down and stored it in our shed, but when I got it out the next year, it smelled SO strongly of pesticides that I had to leave the windows open for hours to try to air it out (in the middle of winter!), and it took about a week before I wasn’t smelling it. So, I told my husband we weren’t storing it in the shed again and to put it in the attic. He has a thing about putting things in the attic (no idea why, but we’ve lived here 8 years and there isn’t anything up there!) and told me to find a place in the house. This is a tiny 900 sq ft house, so there isn’t a lot of storage space, especially not enough for a 7 ft tree! Soooo… the tree just stays up. It is all red/white/silver, so it matches our living room decor, and we have an extremely anti-social cat who attacks anyone who enters, so we don’t get visitors. I always get excited at Christmas time when I finally don’t have to feel guilty when I look at the tree!

  147. Jennifer says:

    We got a tree today. It’s spending the night in the basement standing in a bucket of water. Smells wonderful down there. Too bad I did laundry yesterday!
    I did my wreaths last week. I buy plain ones, make the bows, and decorate them. This year I did four – two for our house, one for our son’s girlfriend, and one for my husband’s friend.

  148. Dana C. says:

    Love of kinds of brownies, but brownies with nuts are the best! Happy holidays πŸ™‚

  149. Alexandra says:

    – Did you, or do you now, wear braces
    Actually yes, I did and it was sooo painful. I was 14 and I wore them for 2,5 years. The result is great though, it was worth it.

  150. Kathy Smith-Woodcock says:

    I dont like brownies with nuts at all.

  151. Lisa says:

    Ahhhh! Karen, you look so adorable!

    I just got a new job and I am a five minute walk from not one, but TWO Sephora locations. I wonder if I can just have my check direct deposited to them? It would probably be easier…

  152. Anna T. says:

    It may sound gross (to some), but I don’t shave in the winter. Hey it adds some warmth, and no one can tell since I’m all bundled up! An added plus, hubster doesn’t care. 😁

  153. Kecia S. says:

    I wore braces on my top teeth for a little over a year when I was 15, & I prefer my brownies to be nut free.

  154. Lesley says:

    I seldom de-fuzz in the winter, unless I am wearing something sleeveless or a dress with bare legs. Although I like nuts, I hate the crunchiness of them in brownies; I do like raisins in brownies though, because the texture works for me.

  155. maria says:

    Happy Holidays! I would love to win this for myself!

  156. Nika says:

    With nuts please! Always!

  157. Alona Y says:

    I wore braces for about 3 years – my best friend had it bad because she had hers for about 6!

  158. karleena says:

    I actually had to get braces twice!! πŸ™

  159. susan says:

    Brownies – with or without nuts – are divine!

  160. Kait says:

    Do you have any baby names picked out?

  161. Erin says:

    Nope, no defuzzing for me!
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  162. Bahar says:

    I would look at the stranger’s face and would ask them “can I help you ? ” ,Then I would just smile , and let it go

  163. Oli says:

    Brownie without nuts!

  164. Remi says:

    I love brownies. I have a huge pan of brownies to eat. They have no nuts, but are topped with marshmallows that are all golden and lightly crunchy.

  165. alice says:

    christmas… i was just surfing around, searching for chanel and dior holiday swatches. And then i found you….well, your blog πŸ˜‰
    guess i have to stick around a while

    greetz from germany
    you helped me, spending my money… ;D

  166. Rae says:

    Does a leg brace count, because I wear one of those. And I love the outfit you have on!

  167. MelodyJ says:

    I like brownies with and witout nuts. When I bake brownies I put them on top only so it’s like having the best of both worlds.

  168. Monica says:

    As a kid I used to hate nuts with a passion. I didn’t like them in brownies, cookies, chocolate, ice cream, anything! But I’ve since found out that there is no point to eating sweets if there are no nuts in them.

  169. Lori P says:

    I shave the pits once a week all the time but the legs during the winter…only if they get itchy or I’m getting to go get a pedicure later that week. It’s good being blonde in that aspect because the leg hair is not that dark. πŸ˜‰

  170. Karen R. says:

    Brownies with nuts, love them.

  171. Joni M says:

    Hi karen, hope you and baby girl are doing well! I actually passed on beauty for christmas items this year. Went with some clothing and a new pair of shoes!

  172. Tania G says:

    I’m the only one in my family that loves brownies with nuts. So I never make them πŸ™
    And I always make sure I shave even in the wintertime. It’s quite embarrassing going for an emergency doctor’s appointment with gorilla looking legs πŸ™‚

  173. MelodyJ says:

    I love brownies. When I bake them I put nuts on the top only so it’s like having the best of both worlds.

  174. Jennifer says:

    You look so cute and still so small for six months!

    I would love to take the winter off from my razor and my depilatory and my shaving cream. But, if I did, come spring time it would take a team of aestheticians armed with chainsaws to defur my body.

    I am slowly getting into the Christmas spirit. I’m nearly there. I’ve started shopping and baking and decorating and we got our tree today. But I’m letting it rest for 24 hours before we start decorating.
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  175. Deb says:

    I looooove brownies. With or without nuts, they are fantastic. And there is also a healthy version, a recipe made with black beans, that is as delicious!

  176. Alice says:

    I am nut-agnostic on brownies. Mostly when I make them it’s for gatherings, and I don’t include nuts for allergy concerns.

  177. Jill says:

    I’m on crutches for the next 4-6 weeks due to foot surgery so the ability to shop Sephora from my couch would be a real spirit lifter right now! Seriously bummed about missing out on a lot of fun holiday activities.

  178. Illy Junus says:

    I love my brownie with nut

  179. Sirena says:

    My small christmas tree is decorated with forest animal ornaments. My friend has dubbed it the woodland critter tree of 2015. I think it’s rustic.

  180. CL says:

    I had braces in high school. It was horribly painful to have them put on as my teeth were jumbled together (too many teeth for the space; I had two upper teeth and two lower teeth removed for the braces). The orthodontist gave absolutely no painkiller for this process, so I was in severe pain when they were put on. Then I was in pain every single time his assistants worked on them over the course of about two years. He never told me to wear the retainer for the rest of my life, so my teeth moved back somewhat. Apparently they tell people these days to wear their retainer for the rest of their lives.

  181. Lesia says:

    Brownies with no nuts! Yuck! Also, tree probably won’t go up until Dec. 23rd. Too busy right now!

  182. Liz says:

    Depends on who the stranger is and how they are touching my feet? Am I at a spa? Getting a pedicure? I am fine with both those scenarios. In fact, I’ve fallen asleep on the table getting a spa treatment, I’m so relaxed and comfortable. Is it that creepy guy with all the compliments at work? Then, no, not so much.

  183. Bertha says:

    For my first mother’s day my husband gave me a gift certificate for a pedicure. I didn’t want to hurt his feelings so I told him I used it and then secretly gave it to a friend because NO PEOPLE TOUCHING MY FEET EVER!

  184. Mitzi says:

    Mmm, brownies – I’ll take them either with or without nuts (I have no shame when it comes to brownies)! LOL But! It has to be pecans, as I’m allergic to walnuts.

    And gads, December snuck up sooo quickly. In my mind, I’m still in October…. And nope, still haven’t put up the tree, nor the wreath on the door, and whoever wants presents this year better give me a list haha! I’m a slacker this year. πŸ™‚

  185. Lulubelle says:

    I had braces as a pre-teen, but they were more like the retainer type. I remember one time after being adjusted they hurt so much I took them out and threw them across the room.

  186. Krystle says:

    Brownies without nuts please!

  187. Rina says:

    I love brownies any old way πŸ™‚

  188. Ms. Elise says:

    As a kid, my teeth were so messed up that I had braces not once, but twice, with headgear in between the two iterations.

    Needless to say, I was SUPER COOL.

  189. RBH says:

    I got over strangers touching my feet after my first foot massage/pedicure! Thanks!

  190. Sherry says:

    So I was bathing my patient and had some serious gas issues and unfortunately the patient was very sensitive to odors. *sigh #nurseproblems. You are a GORGEOUS pregnant woman β˜… Have a blessed holiday along with your baby girl

  191. Anne says:

    At 24 years old, I finally am wearing braces. I have always wanted braces but I couldn’t get them until now. My teeth were pretty bad too. I was extremely insecure about my mouth area my whole life! Can’t wait to get them off!

  192. Kaherine says:

    My husband and I will be getting our first tree ever in a week or so. We have family coming to visit us this year (yay!) so that’s why we’re finally getting a tree. πŸ™‚

  193. Flora says:

    I don’t like strangers touching my feet. I don’t even like my husband touching my feet. Just feels unsanitary.

  194. Tracey says:

    The tree is up — but nothing’s on it! I’m procrastinating putting on lights by reading blogs!! πŸ™‚

  195. Annie says:

    I had to wear braces for 2 years. Hated it !!!!

  196. Christine says:

    I wore orthodontics fr. age 35-37 and yes, I do “crop dust” lol …

  197. Amy Z. says:

    We have put up a mini tabletop Christmas tree yesterday, and it’s so cute.

  198. Chasity says:

    My Christmas tree is up.. I love this time of year. If I could I would, have it up after Halloween..lol
    It is a white tree with white lights and is,decorated with red gold green and silver ornaments.. I also hane my kiddos ornaments on there. They pick one every year for our tree. So when they get older they will have a whole set for they’re own tree minus the ones mom wants to keep and cherish…

  199. indayluvs says:

    Struggling with a sinus infection right now but looking at pretty makeup pictures helps, haha. Thank you, as always, for your awesome giveaways Karen!

  200. Amber B says:

    Tree is up, with red white and silver πŸ™‚

  201. Rachel S. says:

    I live in Oregon. Some of us like our brownies with a little something “extra”, if you get my drift.

    I did indeed wear braces for several years. Now, at almost 50 yrs old, I’m suffering with a nasty case of TMJ. Can’t win ’em all, I guess!

  202. Jennifer says:

    Um, I don’t like people touching me at all, so that’s a “No, go away” to strangers touching my feet- haha!

  203. renu says:

    I did wear braces in my teens, and now regret that orthodontic work, even though my teeth do look better, they have scrunched up and are too close together causing a lot of issues for those in-between spaces.

    Brownies without nuts πŸ™‚

    I am very uncomfortable with people touching my feet, even in shoe stores, I’d rather try the footwear on my own. As I’ve grown older, I think the discomfort has gone away a bit.

  204. Monica says:

    I have never had braces, although I kind of wish I had!

  205. Deb says:

    Gotta shave. The tree is going up tomorrow. Getting braces next year…I’ll be 39! Skip the nuts. Other people can touch my feet…but I can’t touch anyone’s!

    Great questions. You are adorable! Thanks for the shot at the giveaway.

  206. TrippyPixie says:

    I had braces twice. Ugh.

  207. I’m a week from my due date and finally feeling a little more prepared. Also I hauled up the Christmas tree from the basement and got it decorated this past week, Colin has been pretty good about not messing with the ornaments this year after the first couple days. Cheap shatterproof gold balls from Target of course. πŸ™‚ Having more pregnancy related pain at this point than I did with Colin, but approaching the finish line. We’ll see if this guy also decides to be fashionably late, Colin was born a week past his due date.
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  208. Sandy says:

    I did some shopping with my son this weekend and keep thinking about a TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love perfume that I sniffed at Sephora but didn’t buy. May have to return soon! I bought a Norfolk Pine Tropical plant that will serve as my tree this year. I love the mishappen shape of it and it doesn’t take up much room. You’re looking fabulous Karen!

  209. Cynthia Richardson says:

    Brownies? Definitely with nuts. Walnuts preferably.

  210. KAREN says:

    Hi Karen, I am Karen too. I am a big foodie and my hobbies include trying new food places (via yelp), reading food blogs, and watching food competition shows like CHOPPED. Something about colors, placement, and staging makes me super happy!

  211. bilqees bano says:

    I never wear braces .

  212. BlackAsphodel says:

    Do you shave or otherwise de-fur during fall and winter? Yes, of course, I shave regularly, regardless of the season.

  213. Andrea says:

    Brownies, without nuts for sure!
    Have a good weekend!

  214. christine says:

    Just put up our christmas decorations this weekend! I love the classic red and gold look!
    Have a great weekend!

    christine recently posted … in review: NARS one shocking moment cheek palette

  215. Sofie says:

    I recently farted during my posing class. I’m a fitness competitor and I was holding in my stomach so much I farted. So embarrassing, especially because I was in my competition suit 😳!

  216. Ren says:

    While there is certainly no wrong way to eat a brownie, I prefer them without nuts, but with lots of chocolate chips or sprinkles. Sugar, sugar and more sugar!

  217. Nicole says:

    I have had the same red and silver theme on my tree for the last eight years, and I’ve decided that this year is the last as my ornaments are completely falling apart so I really need to purchase new ones next year!

  218. Susan Christy says:

    I’m washing every single thing in my house to get ready for company – rugs, curtains, comforters, blankets, pillows. Hope I don’t burn up my washer and dryer — they have been going nonstop since Friday afternoon!

  219. Jan Kelley says:

    I love Sephora! And, I like brownies with walnuts.

  220. Vipasha says:

    Too lazy to shave in the winter lol

  221. Samantha Marie says:

    My tree is decorated with Disney ornaments. πŸ™‚

  222. Y. says:

    Brownies with nuts!

  223. Teresa says:

    I had braces in high school.

  224. Brian says:

    I prefer my brownies without nuts but maybe with chocolate chips or candies?

  225. Miyoko says:

    Love brownies with out nuts most of the time. But when I do I like to sprinkle crushed macadamia nuts on top! Yummm
    Yes I do toot in public. Mostly to make my 9 year old son think I’m the greatest mom ever. That’s important.
    Wore braces from age 19-21. Not the greatest time to wear them I know!
    And shaving in the winter is only if I decide to wear a skirt with out leggings or thick stockings. My poor husband.

  226. leya says:

    Oh, your bump is so cute! Shave in winter? haha, NOPE! that’s what tights were invented for πŸ˜›

  227. Carol B says:

    Brownies WITH nuts! πŸ™‚

  228. Frances says:

    Pits get waxed every 3 weeks but legs are another story altogether. I shave when necessary.

  229. Pamela Haddad says:

    Love brownies with nuts! But I cannot remember how long it’s been since I tasted them. Have a great week!

  230. Becca M says:

    Our tree is lovely this year! It smells so good, and isn’t really patchy at all. We did warm white lights this year with a big bunch of balls, mostly christmas red and an army green, both satin. Then a bunch of little balls in brown, bronze, white, and taupe. Those have a few shiny balls but mostly satin. Pretty glass icicle ornaments stand in for garland or tinsel. And some lovely crocheted snowflakes and crocheted angel tops it off. I just love this years tree!

  231. Donna W. says:

    I love brownies and definitely with walnuts!

  232. Deanna says:

    I had braces for over 2 years. It was awful.

  233. Maren says:

    I’m down with brownies with or without nuts. But the best, in my experience, is with chocolate chips!
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  234. Isabella says:

    I use a shower oil when I shave! Works better and is less drying than anything else I’ve tried. If my legs are really dry I just moisturize them a bit before shaving.

  235. Quynh-Ly says:

    Karen! I finished my year 12 finals a week back and in your name and spirit did a little (hahahah well, a lot) of retail therapy!

  236. Aurelie Red says:

    Cute babybump !
    And I eat my brownies… with nuts, of course !

  237. Nicole O. says:

    –––––– i’m one of the lucky ones who’ve never had to get braces .

  238. artemis says:

    No, except a doctor that checked my nail. Hmmm, I think he didn’t even touch them much or at all. I strongly dislike (or hate haha) foot fetishists. Freak me out.

  239. Gina M. says:

    I’m dying to get a NARS lipstick. I love their ‘Charlotte’ shade! So pretty!

  240. NFJ says:

    Have to admit I used to love a very chic tree, like all gold or all perfectly placed glass ornaments. Once the kids came it was just about putting all the things they made on it so it’s all just thrown up there however they want. It’s not chic but it’s perfect!

  241. Frank says:

    I did wear braces, but I don’t think they ever really did what they were supposed to, as I hated used them xD

  242. No xmas decorations in the house πŸ™ Little man will destroy them

  243. Yep, I de-fluff all year long! I really can’t stand the feeling of hair on my legs or…er… other places.
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  244. Denise S says:

    I do shave my legs in the winter, only because of wearing skirts to work.

  245. Jessica says:

    My baby won’t go back to sleep πŸ™

  246. Jane says:

    I am sending this early Sunday morning. Chanukah starts tonight and I have my brisket in the oven and am cleaning the Menorah. Zack got his gift from us yesterday, a pair of Timberland work boots. Now my “baby “is two more inches taller than me.

    I do like walnuts in my brownies and I have passed gas in public, especially during my pregnancy. I never wore braces.

    Happy Holidays to all!

  247. Jackie says:

    Warm brownies with walnuts

  248. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I don’t shave very often in the winter. Brownies – with and without nuts, I love them either way! πŸ™‚

  249. veronica lee says:

    Brownies with lots and lots of nuts!

  250. Julie Murphy says:

    brownies without nuts

  251. Lisa Foster says:

    A stranger touching my feet is fine with me, if the stranger is a nail tech giving me a pedicure!

  252. Daria says:

    I shave my legs every day, even during colder months:) it’s just a habbit

  253. alice says:

    No tree this year…yet…maybe. I was going to put it in this spot, thinking it would be perfect because baby girl wouldn’t be able to reach it. BUT I was proven wrong. So until I find a new spot, not tree. =(

  254. Marisela Bennett says:

    I currently wearing Invisalign and loving the results! I’m in the end of the treatment and can’t wait to do some whitening once the come off.

  255. I just put up our mini Christmas tree and it’s full of ornaments my husband and I collected on our honeymoon in Europe!
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  256. Erin Ellis says:

    My tree is up, and now I’m in the mood to make cookies! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  257. Leslie Kiley says:

    This year my tree is Ice palace! teal, white and clear ornaments with glass icicles and iridescent ribbon! Beautiful!

  258. Elizabeth says:

    Brownies definitely with nuts!!!

  259. buckycatt says:

    K & T – You know you have cool parents when they dress up like nihilists to attend the local Lebowskifest w you! Have a great week πŸ™‚

  260. Latecia says:

    Tree’s all decorated (ok just finished last night at midnight) Burgundy, copper and gold are the colors this year.

  261. Julie says:

    Without nuts! A brownie with nuts is sacrilege.
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  262. Michelle L says:

    I wore braces longer than anybody else you’ll know. I think it was for about 12-13 years I had them.!!!

  263. Stacey Roberson says:

    We haven’t put up the Christmas tree yet. We will be doing that today, hopefully. I can’t wait to have the tree up and put the lights on the outside of the house. Christmas is the most beautiful holiday.

  264. Maren says:

    Sadly I wear shorts for my job so I can’t let it all grow out 😭

  265. Deb says:

    I only have a little table-top tree and the presents (when they are bought and wrapped – which will be hopefully before December 26th!) will be hidden in the closet because I have 3 fresh little doggies that like to pee on the tree and the presents!! πŸ™‚

  266. Lisa C says:

    That gif is really cute! And the music? Well, it reminds me of something my mother gave me when I was little. It wasn’t a music box, but it did have the music like those do. It was a man and a woman dancing inside a glass bottle. When the music played, it would bob them up and down so it looked like they were really dancing. It was one of my favorite things from my childhood, and I still have it!

  267. Lisa F says:

    Brownies with nuts but my son is allergic so if I make them (which I haven’t in a while) they would be w/out nuts.

  268. Alexandru Rusu says:

    How do you feel about strangers touching your feet?

    I’m ok when they touch my feet and that sort of thing but I think its weird.

  269. Bits says:

    Brownies: definitely WITHOUT nuts!
    I wore braces for 5 years 😐

  270. Andrea M says:

    Love nuts in my brownies!! Nom nom

  271. Paol Trenny says:

    I love my brownies with nuts especially pecans or macadamia.

  272. Lynda says:

    i don’t have a xmas tree but if i did, it would be mostly blue with white lights!

  273. Nathalia says:

    Brownies with nuts, always. And dulce de leche.

  274. Elena says:

    I have a little tree. Like it’s probably a foot and a half tall and I have little LED lights and some cheap ornaments on it. It’s easy to store which is nice (I have no idea what I would do with a full size fake tree when it wasn’t the holidays).

  275. Aviva says:

    Brownies with and without nuts!

  276. jules m. says:

    i am in the holiday spirit, almost got all of my shopping done! way ahead of last year πŸ™‚

  277. Rebekah says:

    I am definitely in the holiday spirit, I love Christmas! We just got our tree, but it’s not decorated yet, hopefully soon! I’m hoping to get some baking done as well in the next couple of weeks πŸ™‚

  278. Jackie says:

    I never wore braces…did not need them. Feel very lucky πŸ™‚

  279. Candice Dyer says:

    I love my brownies with nuts!

  280. Amie F says:

    No nuts in my brownies. Only chocolate chips-

  281. Terri says:

    I just got and put up my tree today. Right now, it only has lights on it, but I’m hoping to finish decorating it this evening.

  282. Mardi says:

    Jet lag is weird. I’ve been awake since 5am.

  283. AnaLaura says:

    I don’t mind nuts in my brownies πŸ™‚

  284. Wayne says:

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! πŸ™‚

  285. Virginia says:

    I wore braces back in the day.

  286. Cyndi says:

    The base for my Christmas tree is decorated in gold, white, and a few pops of red, and now cuz we have kids we put all of our family ornaments on it as well. (My parents started a tradition where we get an ornament each year so when we moved out we would have decorations to fill our own tree, not to mention all the memories from each of the ornaments we’ve received. So now that my husband and I have kids we have continued on with this tradition with them.)

  287. SJ says:

    Yesterday I had some yarn therapy, today I’m working on makeup therapy. These are good things to use for feeling better.

  288. Dominique says:

    My cat Dashy thinks Christmas trees are really big cat toys so I haven’t been able to put one up the past couple years seeing he’s destroyed two so far πŸ˜ΌπŸŽ„ lol

  289. Erika says:

    I love nuts, but not in my brownies!!I want them as purely chocolatey as possible!

  290. em says:

    I don’t like anyone touching my feet

  291. Kirsten says:

    Do you shave or otherwise de-fur during fall and winter? No, not unless I have somewhere fancy to go.

    If you have a Christmas tree up, how is it decorated? I’m not really the tree sort.

    Brownies: with or without nuts? With ALL the nuts!

    How do you feel about strangers touching your feet? If I’m expecting it, it’s fine, otherwise, ew.

    Have you ever tooted (aka β€œpassed gas”) in public? Not intentionally.

    Did you, or do you now, wear braces? No.

  292. Emily says:

    I stop shaving as soon as I can start wearing pants all the time. I might shave if I want to get a pedicure or if I’m going to be wearing a skirt without tights.

  293. brenda disimone says:

    Right now i am wearing opi significant other color !

  294. Nataya A says:

    Mmm…brownies? With or without nuts? Let me try both! Happy 6 months pregnancy, Karen.

  295. Maria T says:

    I wore braces when I was around 13-14 for a year

  296. Connie Zho says:

    If I knew the stranger was going to touch my feet, I’d be ok with it.

  297. latanya says:

    I like brownies with nuts

  298. MK says:

    Never had braces as a kid or teenager, but I’m considering Invisalign now. Never thought I’d get braces in my 30s ha…vanity strikes again.

  299. Anastassia says:

    Have a nice week!

  300. Valerie says:

    I shave year round! But when I was single, it was a rare occurrence πŸ™‚

  301. Staci says:

    Happy holidays, everyone!

  302. richelle bowers says:

    I shave a lot less during he winter that’s for sure

  303. mrsshukra says:

    Should probably have but never wore braces.

  304. Lyse Davitt says:

    I hate feet, including my own. I feel sorry for the woman who does my pedicure so I tip well.

  305. Isk says:

    woo hoo! let the shoping begin πŸ˜€

  306. Julia Condict says:

    Brownies without nuts for sure!

  307. Brenda G. says:

    My favorite holiday tradition is at New Years Eve when my family eats 12 grapes in order to welcome the new year with good luck. More of a reason to like grapes!

  308. Clemence says:

    Brownies without nuts!

  309. AmyBS says:

    Brownies -oh please, no nuts! Don’t let anything distract from the chewy, fudgy goodness

  310. Nanna Hansen says:

    I can’t stand feet. I don’t know why, but it doesn’t matter if it’s my own feet or anyone else’s, I just can’t stand feet. And especially when other people touches mine, oh no, just no hahah πŸ˜€

  311. Erin Ortiz says:

    You are so adorable pregnant in that picture, so happy and vibrant πŸ™‚

    Do I shave in the winter? Every few weeks…I have fine light brown hair so I’d like to think I can get away with it πŸ˜‰ Haha!

  312. Erin says:

    I wrapped all of my boyfriends christmas presents last night .. I feel very accomplished!

  313. Shelley says:

    I still have to shave my legs in the winter. It probably doesn’t happen as often, but it happens or I can’t stand myself.

  314. Jennifer says:

    We just put up our Christmas tree yesterday and it is decorated in Disney ornaments.

  315. Tiffany says:

    That Snoogle looks really comfy! Happy holiday season!

  316. Cathy says:

    I prefer brownies without nuts. And I still shave in the winter otherwise my legs get real itchy and the only person who I let touch my feet is the lady doing my pedicure- otherwise it’s hands off! :))

  317. Jacqui says:

    Definitely no nuts in the brownies – I’m allergic. I hope you’re keeping comfy this holiday season πŸ™‚

  318. Lorraine says:

    Our tree is up and lit with white lights, adorned with homemade snowflakes. We’ll be adding some handmade origami, as well. I have always wanted a paper themed handmade ornament tree like this, so it is a longtime dream come true, thanks to the helping hands of my crafty family members.

  319. Trude says:

    I can’t believe you’re already at 6 months! I’m totally behind on gifts too, but I did cash in a Sephora $20 off offer for a few gift sets. Now I just need to figure out what photos to get printed and framed!
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  320. Annick says:

    Brownies without nuts, hands down!

  321. Jen says:

    My boyfriend had a very, very rare ENTIRE weekend off and I think we slept for about 80% of it.

  322. Oh my goodness, your comments suggestions are too funny! No nuts with brownies. Yuck! πŸ™‚

  323. “Brownies: with or without nuts?”
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  324. Allison Kiste says:

    I saw the brownies idea. My husband and I always have to make 2 separate batches of brownies because i LOVE nuts in mine but he can’t stand it. haha

  325. Kiki Mac says:

    Shaving in a cold bathroom seems like a lot, often.

  326. I love a good spiked hot chocolate come winter time! x

  327. Sienna says:

    Brownies without nuts!!!

  328. Debra L says:

    being pregnant during the winter with a toddler running around is so challenging. Going to school full time and working full time has me definitely wanting to pull my hair out right now. I am craving all these weird things and reading other posts about brownies is making me hungry lol

  329. Jamie says:

    Solidly in the Brownies-Without-Nuts camp

  330. Kim Tanti says:

    Yes I have my tree up. I do it on Dec.1. in honour of my brother who I lost to cancer at 21. This is a better Christmas for my hubby,children and myself. Last Christmas I was dealing with cancer myself. I am now in remission. I give Thank`s To God.

  331. christina p says:

    I love my brownies without nuts.

  332. Sandy P says:

    Oh Karen, I had two winter babies and I played that baby card each Christmas before they were born! Yes, nuts in brownies too!! On another note I have nothing..yes nothing..up for Christmas this year. Have had two weeks of intense migraines and then fell and injured my tailbone. I need a little elf to appear and decorate for me. Or I could win this gift card and have a glass of wine and then decorate!

  333. Analy Rodriguez says:

    Brownies with nuts πŸ™‚ yum!

  334. Jen J says:

    Just put up the the tree this evening. All three kids helped. Got a little misty comparing those handprint ornaments made at school years ago with the current size of my 13 year olds’ hands. Hot cocoa with marshmallows and whipped cream after. Now, if we can just keep the dogs and cats out of it…

  335. McWoo says:

    Brownies without nuts only because I’m allergic. However a good alternative is caramel. So GOOD, especially warm.

  336. meghan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Karen! I got a cute lil pink tree from Big Lots a few years ago and I love it! It came with pink lights but I added purple lights, small pastel glittery ornaments and a silver garland. It’s delightful, and I can’t wait to put it up!

  337. Maddie says:

    I prefer brownies without nuts, but with mini chocolate chips!

  338. Monica Demsky says:

    I love it when strangers rub or massage my feet. It’s so heavenly because my feet are always tired. My feet love the pampering and the moisturising.

  339. Yunie Henoek says:

    I did wear braces in my early 20 (better late than never). And I never regret it, because I can have an appropriate smile now without looking weird! Haha

  340. Julie says:

    Brownies without nuts. I just like my brownies sweet and chewy. No extra needed.

  341. Julie K says:

    Brownies with nuts are the best

  342. Tracy Robertson says:

    If there was a good reason that the stranger was touching my feet I think I’d be okay. I’ve never had a pedicure and I think it would feel a little odd, but I’d get through it. My skin doctor examines me since I’m so fair and had to have things burnt off a few times. She checks my feet which includes a little touching and it’s fine, but some creep just because he wants to touch them? I don’t think so, LOL!

  343. Janene says:

    Brownies: with or without nuts?

    With Nuts! With out is a little bland πŸ˜‰ Hope I win!!

  344. Toan Tran says:

    I had braces because for some reason I thought it would be fun. Boy, was I wrong! Every month painful tightening and losing 4 teeth because my mouth is too small. 😭

  345. Melly says:

    I shave, but not as much as I do during the summer. Unless I have a hot date or something, lol!

  346. Amber says:

    I adore nuts on my brownies, any kind really, but I’m a nice sister, so anytime I make brownies I make half a pan plain and half with nuts, so my sister can have some too. She shares all of her makeup with me, so I figure I pay her in baked goods! πŸ˜‰

  347. Katalin says:

    This is my first time entering for the giveaway! Exciting! Hmmm, lets see, what to comment about.. I would not let anyone touch my feet or give me a body massage! I would be terrified by the sounds I would be making (like Monica from Friends). It’s a sure no-no!

  348. Emily says:

    Love this store

  349. Pam H. says:

    I put up a Christmas tree. Many of the ornaments bring back so many family memories as we decorate.

  350. Julie says:

    I typically like brownies without nuts (and full of chocolate chips), but I love a good nut-filled brownie every now and then.

  351. Natalie says:

    We decorate our tree with whatever the kids want ! Characters galore !

  352. LynneMarie says:

    December is such a fun month for me and my family because in addition to Christmas and New Year’s Eve, my brother and I have birthday’s this month. He’s a Sagittarius born on the 17th and I was born on the 30th which makes me a Capricorn.

  353. Patricia Ellis says:

    I really need to start my Christmas shopping! I need to quit procrastinating!

  354. I do not de-fur as much in the fall/winter as I do in the Spring/Summer. I will take Brownies any way I can get them – with or without nuts. And, I did not wear braces. Thanks.

  355. Marissa S. says:

    I love brownies WITH nuts! πŸ™‚

  356. LEAH says:

    I love brownies with or without nuts. πŸ™‚

  357. Susan says:

    I’m excited to try the Teint Idole ultra stick. My shade in the 24 hour Ultra Long wear has been discontinued.

  358. Laila says:

    It’s funny, anytime I search for any Product online, i always end up on your Blog, and I love it!:)
    I do shave in Winter, but far far less than in summer:D
    Unfortunately I don’t have a christmas tree this year, because live on my own now and my grandparents, who I always have spend christmas with, have both sadly passed away this year:(

    I am still excited for christmas though, because I will always remember the good times I had with them:)

  359. Bea says:

    Haha I don’t shave. I’m lazy and LOVE tights. Win win!

  360. Nikolina says:

    Brownies must be (with) nuts!! πŸ™‚

  361. Aimen Abbasi says:

    Forget about the nuts! The secret to amazing brownies is whether or not there is chocolate chips/chunks in the mix!

  362. Melissa B. says:

    I had braces, and the nuts from my brownies were always getting stuck in them.

  363. TallulahJane says:

    I am a late Christmas shopper too. I always say I’m going to start early but “life” always gets in the way of that.

    I will be out the next 2 weekends finishing it.

  364. Wehaf says:

    Ew, strangers touching my feet? That has never happened, and I hope it never does!

  365. Lena says:

    I prefer brownies without nuts

  366. Anne-Marie says:

    Brownies wwith or without nuts. Mmm.

  367. Hannah Lindey says:

    I shave once a week during the winter! Its pant season ladies!

  368. Bridget says:

    Brownies without nuts, please.

  369. heather wesley says:

    I always shave my underarms, but can get lazy about my legs over the cold months

  370. Danielle says:

    My Christmas tree is decorated in red and silver.

  371. mechele johnson says:

    I do not shave my legs in the winter! It is my time off from that duty. Luckily my husband doesn’t care about that stuff. We have a contest every winter to see who’s legs are hairiest. πŸ™‚ And, I hate it when anyone touches my feet!

  372. Ann Marie says:

    I had to wear braces twice in my life. once at 12 and again at 14.

  373. Amy Orvin says:

    I love brownies with nuts!

  374. Alice Yuan says:

    I love brownies and DEFINITELY without nuts!

  375. lisa kay says:

    How do you feel about strangers touching your feet?

  376. Jo says:

    Def Brownie with nuts!

    I tried your “A Classic Neutral Makeup Tutorial With Cool-Toned Eye” look yesterday.
    I didn’t look good at all.. maybe I do smokey eyes too much(almost everyday). Maybe I just need to be used to it?!? Love the look on you though!

    I also learn English from you (your youtube)! I love how you speak and talk about make-up! You cheer me up!

    Congrats on your baby girl!

  377. karen says:

    my tree is green, gold and red. classic and we love it

  378. Kuz says:

    I did wear braces in middle school and they did straighten out my teeth – thank goodness! But, I’m still considering veneers in the future.

  379. Vidya says:

    Brownies with or without nuts, but definitely with chocolate chips! πŸ™‚

  380. Candra Evans says:

    We bought two Christmas trees two years and they are still in boxes. …Just too busy to put them up. πŸ™‚
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  381. Birgit L. says:

    I only ever decorate the tree on December 24th so I’m still in the planning stage – I think I’ll be going with a gold/red/green theme this year!

  382. Kelly says:

    We do have our Christmas tree up (I put it up the week before Thanksgiving to my husband’s chagrin). I do touches of silver, light gold, and red. Oh, and it inadvertently has a woodlands theme to it because of my compulsive purchasing of bear ornaments.

    I just love a tree up–it makes everything so much cozier (even if it is only 4 feet tall!)

  383. megan tilley says:

    Brownies with nuts please, and as long as it is for a pedicure sure they can touch my feet other wise no thanks!

  384. Darlene Owen says:

    I have never been to Sephora before but i know I could find something fun.

  385. Nikki says:

    Do you shave or otherwise de-fur during fall and winter? Ha ha absolutely shave

    If you have a Christmas tree up, how is it decorated? Nope, we do not celebrate Christmas. But I love to see christmas trees all lit up with lights and decorations.

    Brownies: with or without nuts? Both depending on my mood.

    How do you feel about strangers touching your feet? That happens quite a lot in India but not with strangers per se. We touch our elders feet out of respect. None has touched my feet though.

    Have you ever tooted (aka β€œpassed gas”) in public? Haha not intentionally.

    Did you, or do you now, wear braces? No and no.

  386. Danielle Villarreal says:

    Hi πŸ™‚ Your bump is too cute! I am pregnant as well…with that being said…any brownie with or without nuts works for me! πŸ˜‰ Lol!

    All the best,
    <3 Dani

  387. Megan says:

    I have the most ticklish feet of anyone I know so I don’t even like people I know touching them, let alone strangers!

  388. Danielle Jones says:

    I put up two trees this year. My living room tree used to be my grandparents tree. So I decorated it like they used to using those big round icicle lights. Since they get hot I don’t normaly plug them in much, I also used some regular lights that I can plug in with out the worry. Then we put on red and green ornaments and a few that we made. In my bedroom my tree is girlie, white lights, horses, and crystals galore.

  389. Michelle Koerner says:

    I really like the quality of sephora make up. I splurged about 5 years ago and bought a pretty expensive eyeshadow pallete that i still use to this day!

  390. Donna L says:

    Brownies without nuts.

  391. Princess says:

    We put up the Christmas tree and decorated it over the weekend!

  392. Helen says:

    Brownies without nuts. Always.

  393. wen budro says:

    I like my brownies without nuts. LOL I do not de-fur during the Winter.

  394. Rebecca says:

    I wonder if there’s an easier way to wrap presents… Like cover them with stickers and just say “done”

  395. Hayley says:

    β€’How do you feel about strangers touching your feet?

    Im okay with people touching my feet – unfortunately I am ticklish and end up almost kicking people though when I get a pedi πŸ™

  396. Taryn T. says:

    What a great prize! Crossing my fingers, because the one neglected person during the holidays? ME! I make sure that everyone has a Merry Christmas, but it sure would be nice to have a great present like this. By the way, no nuts!

  397. Erika says:

    Yes, Christmas tree is up. Decorated with a mish mash of ornaments collected over the years.

    Brownies with nuts, although I will take it any way!

  398. jenn giannetto says:

    i do still shave in the winter and fall just a little less often the colder it gets.

  399. Jennifer M-K says:

    Brownies: with or without nuts?- Without nuts and soft+gooey please! Mmmmm…now I’m hungry lol

  400. Mary Gardner says:

    I do shave in the winter but not as often. I like brownies with no nuts. I don’t care for strangers touching my feet and I don’t want to touch theirs either.

  401. Julie Waldron says:

    Yes, we have our tree up. It’s decorated with an assortment of ornaments among others we have Hallmark ornaments that I’ve collected for our daughters, handmade ornaments from our girls, some from when I was little, some from vacations(bought ourselves or souveniers from family) and a few that belonged to my grandma….I think the oldest ones are a set of elves from the 40’s, the girls find them creepy & I keep telling them that they’ll each get one some day LOL. I could tell a story about every ornament. It has colored lights, gold beads, a red & gold velvet tree skirt(K Mart clearance!) a lighted gold star on top. I love our tree πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

  402. Amanda P says:

    Brownies should never have nuts in them! haha I just don’t want anything interrupting my chocolate!

  403. chickie brewer says:

    I have been interviewing the last few weeks So far no job.. I think I tend to get very shy in the interview and they don’t see who I really am.

  404. Silvia Fugate says:

    I totally can not stand anyone touching my feet at all!
    It just grosses me out and I have no idea why.

  405. Josie says:

    Have an awesome day!

  406. Audra says:

    Brownies without nuts warmed with vanilla ice cream

  407. brittany says:

    got a sample of the kat von d liner, i want to check what you think of it!

  408. Nadine says:

    Who couldn’t use this gift card?

  409. Karen Propes says:

    Our tree is decorated with white lights and a mixture of Christmas ornaments that I’ve had and accumulated throughout my life. We try and get new ornaments each year to say what we did this year. This year we added our 25th wedding anniversary ornament. I love our tree lit up or not lit up. It makes me feel at home.

  410. Annmarie W. says:

    Hi! Haven’t done much shopping yet, but plan to go to the Mall tomorrow to get some ideas going. We did get our tree this weekend, and decorated the yard. Started doing some indoor decorations today…and also brought Christmas cards to the post office! So everything’s moving along…just gotta do that gift shopping!

  411. Maria J. says:

    I love my brownies with little almond pieces in them!

  412. natasha lamoreux says:

    I like brownies with nuts ,caramel, and peanut butter! Thanks for a great giveaway and happy holidays to you!

  413. Melinda says:

    Brownies have to have nuts!!!!! It drives ME nuts that everyone around me seems to think otherwise! Chocolate is so rich it needs the crunch to cut through all of that gooeyness! My wish is for everyone to only eat brownies that have nuts (unless you’re allergic than you get a pass)

  414. Katie says:

    I have a Christmas tree up… that has yet to be decorated! OOPS!

  415. Efrain says:

    I always cook brownies with Mexican chocolate and without nuts.

  416. Trinh says:

    Christmas tree is up…just strings of lights, no ornament thou. I have a toddler and a baby whom both like to yank things. I think I am going to add some red bows.

  417. Leah Shumack says:

    LOL I love your ideas for comments. Never had braces and my tree is up but only with lights so far…gotta give the kitties a few days to get used to it being up before ornaments are added. And brownies have to have nuts!

  418. Heather M says:

    we don’t have our tree up yet, because we’re slackers and will likely get it up the week before christmas (we’ve done it two days before, already haha). ours is full of beautiful quality ornaments, vintage items, and tons of ornaments from various stages of our family’s life. it’s not glamorous or sophisticated, but it makes us happy!

  419. Lisa says:

    Definitely brownies with nuts!

  420. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I need a vacation!! I would love to go to Hawaii with the family. I went with hubby once before we had kids and loved it. If I could live somewhere it would be Hawaii!! The food is amazing also! So many types of food like Hawaiian, Korean, Phillipino, you never get bored!

  421. Amy Z. says:

    We just put up our tree and holiday lights. I love Christmas decorating!

  422. Katie Bellamy says:

    I am almost DONE with my Christmas shopping! I’ve even started to wrap. It’s a record!! πŸ™‚

  423. Mel says:

    I put my tree up tonight and I don’t have a tree topper so I tried to make a bow and my boyfriend called it a “gutter bow.” Which is fair to say is definitely not a compliment. (lol) I proceeded to look up how to tie a triple bow and 3 hours later I still do not have a tree topper πŸ˜‚ Being crafty is not my forte.

  424. Sue Hull says:

    I started decorating early, before Thanksgiving. Lol! I love putting up my lights so my apt can make people smile. Ive always wanted to try Sephora makeup but couldnt afford it. This would be such a blessing. Thank you for the chance πŸ™‚

  425. Sunshine G says:

    I had four years of braces and I’d totally forgotten about them…and now I can’t stop thinking about how annoying the squeaky sound was when they’d put the rubber bands on πŸ™‚

  426. AMOORACAT says:

    I go to a sugaring salon. It lasts for a while, even longer than waxing and much cleaner πŸ™‚ Thanks for all your swatches and commentaries.

  427. Maria K says:

    Totally guilty of shaving less in the cold weather! And it’s SOOO cold these days!

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