“Alas! How dreary would be the world if there was no Santa Claus! There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.” ~ Francis P. Church Christmas Reflections Every year I do a Christmas reflection post whether I talk about grief or the fact it isn’t always the jolliest of holidays. As much as ….
Category: A Nautical Christmas
“Hey, I’m gonna give you to the count of ten, to get your ugly, yella, no-good keister off my property, before I pump your guts full of lead!… 1… 2… 10! Keep the change, ya filthy animal!” ~ Home Alone Holy Grail of Graphic Tees I have been patiently waiting to share this graphic tee with y’all for months! This ….
“When we think of classic American desserts, we tend to imagine apple pie and ice cream. However, the most classic American dessert of all might be the chocolate chip cookie.” ~ Homaro Cantu Growing up Growing up baking was always huge at my Mom’s house this time of year and in a previous life I used to be a professional ….
“A lot of sequins for New Year’s! Red, green, white – I fail at all of that because I’m always in black. But for Christmas, I do love wearing cute dresses with tights and a pair of boots.” ~ Ashley Benson Fancy Friday I debated sharing this, since in true 2020 fashion I didn’t end up using these pictures for my ….
“For Christmas is tradition time; Traditions that recall, the precious memories down the years, the sameness of them all.” ~ Helen Lowrie Marshall Kennebunkport Kennebunkport is the quintessential New England town. Located on the well known coast of Maine and discovered in 1653 before officially being established in 1820, it is rich in history, old New England architecture, and to feed the ….
“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” ~ J. B. Priestley We Got SNOW! Friends we FINALLY got snow!!!!! I feel like ….
“Plaid is always cute and always will be. But only on the bottom. At the top, it makes you look like a farmer.” ~ Jen Lancaster Buffalo Plaid I feel like Buffalo Plaid is quintessential New England as well as has become synonymous with Christmas. I admit I wasn’t alway a fan of this loud checked pattern, but I am ….
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” -Charles Dickens Christmas Oasis Each year I share the ornaments that I get for my personal Christmas tree, but I haven’t actually shared MY tree. Which shows years, decades really, of memories from infancy to present. And while I have shared my village, I haven’t ….
“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” – Andy Rooney A different season this year This year the Holiday season has kind of been turned on its head because of the pandemic. Tree lightings have been cancelled, family get togethers curtailed, and ….
“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” –Alexander Smith 2020 Fashion I feel like this could ONLY be a 2020 thing because my Christmas cards this year were interesting to say the least. As in mine got messed up not once, but twice and I STILL do not have the originals. I ended up having to go to ….