“I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.” ~ Ashley Tisdale A Piece of Childhood Since I was a child, I have always loved going to The Christmas Loft. Open year round, it was the epitome of having a bit of Christmas every day and ….
“Grief is a room without doors – but somehow, with its tinsel and cliches, Christmas finds a way in.” ~ Simon Van Booy A Difficult Time of Year There is no denying this can be a difficult time of year for many people. From the lost of loved ones, to the estrangement of family members, to the stressful pressures of ….
“Don’t let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.” ~ Taylor Caldwell Christmas Favorites I can not believe this is the last Friday Favorites of 2019! Perhaps I will do a year cap of all my favorite things, though we only have 11 days left! It is crazy to think how quickly ….
“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” ~ Charles Dickens Christmas Morning Christmas Morning has always been incredibly special and fun. As kids, we would wake up early and watch ….
“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.” ~ Carrie Fisher Old Fashioned In some ways I am old fashioned. Or maybe in a lot of ways. I love giving and receiving snail mail. I use to eagerly check my mail box when I ….
“It’s always a wonderful time to be able to settle down by the fire, enjoy the Christmas tree and the decorations, and just spend time with the ones you love and surround yourself with the people that you don’t get to see enough throughout the year.” ~ Jay DeMarcus My Own Little Tree My family could have had our own ….
“For me growing up, Christmas time was always the most fantastic, exciting time of year, and you’d stay up until three in the morning. You’d hear the parents wrapping in the other room but you knew that also, maybe, they were in collusion with Santa Claus.” ~ Chris Pine Traditions While a lot has changed this year, both for the ….
Graphic tees are vibes. And I think they’re the basis of a lot of wardrobes, but that makes it challenging to distill what you’re brand means within a T-shirt. Virgil Abloh Graphic Tee Intervention You know that time (and by time, I mean tennis blog posts ago) I said I needed a Pink Lily intervention because I am obsessed with ….
“The best thing about doing those Hallmark movies is my dad loves them. My dad watches all of those Christmas movies, not just ones I’m in. He watches them all, so the first one I did, it was like my Christmas present to my dad.” ~ Eric Johnson I Heart Hallmark By now I think everyone knows that I heart ….
“Why is there an end of the year? Because the calendar imposes numerical order on time. There is a natural fitness in the celebration of the New Year, a holiday of numbers imposed on things, with lists, as well as with Advent calendars and songs like ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas.’” ~ Elif Batuman About Dang Time! Guys, I FINALLY ….