My December 2015 in Instagram!
What a strange December!
It took a while to get into the Christmas spirit this year. Not least of all because of the weather (it was up to 70 degrees some days!). I was debating whether or not I should get a tree this year, since it was just me and Joe here for 95% of the month, but we did end up getting a small, fake tree. I spent so much time making gift guides for him and her and kids for the blog that I barely had time to buy gifts for my list. And I think I listened to Christmas music only like two days this year!
Still, I ended up having a lovely Christmas with the whole family in from San Francisco, Manhattan, and North Carolina.
Here's what Insta saw in December:
Christmas (just) Past
Joe and I decorated the house all on our own this year, which was quite the feat, and we had a busy, wonderful holiday with our families. We spent Christmas Eve in Brooklyn: dinner at my Aunt Jackie's and dessert at his Aunt Claudia's. And Christmas Day we had a lovely brunch in Merrick with his family and dinner in Point Lookout with mine.
Around Point Lookout
Some beach town things.
I tried a new thing this month: making images of quotes for sharing on Instagram and Facebook. I'm still developing a style and figuring out fonts and quotes that other people will like (and not just me!). But, I really enjoy making them!
Food & Drinkies
Seems like I had quite a bit of celebrating to do this month. From Christmassy drinks to birthday celebrations and visits with friends, I had more photos of what I imbibed this month than any month since I started this Insta-project!
Tonight's a pajamas before 8:00, ice cream sandwich kind of night. Thanks for the salted caramel ice cream sandies, @sensible_socialite - Mona's jealous. #pointlookoutny #mona #dogsofinstagram #yum #icecream #icecreamsandwich #longbeachnynotcalifornia #frozencowicesandcream @frozencowicesandcream #saltedcaramel #lidobeach #longisland #newyork #dessert #instafood
Some Monas (+1 Giuseppe the Cat)
The escapades of everyone's favorite Mona!
Fun & Games
My entertainment this month: Game of Thrones Monopoly; everyone's favorite podcast is back (!); Colin Quinn's one man show; paper moustaches; moving one house into the other. Plus one major fail: Springsteen sells out in 10 minutes.
Everyone was doing it... A Best Nine collage of photos from 2015!
My best nine of 2015 (I guess) 1. Our Glen Cove apt #glencove 2. Nationals #solonatshasstarted 3. A McQuade Wedding! #getmegtomcquade 4. Oyster Fest #oysterfest 5. Caroline runs the NYC Marathon #nycmarathon 6. Sippin' Chix Long Island Wine Tour #northfork 7. Goodbye to Port Washington #sandspoint 8. Thanksgiving on the beach #cousins 9. Mona on the beach #Mona #beachinfall #goodbye2015 #bestnine #instabest #2015bestnine #2015 #best9
What Insta Missed
- Filming my aunts as we talk about Brooklyn, the movie
- Researching the Moveable Mess Gift Guides for him, for her, and for kids
- Me having an awesome time sketching on our new iPad Pro
- Making Christmas cookies with Karen V
- NYE dinner & board games with Texans and Australians in Queens (thanks Alana!)