“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 ….
“May your nails be merry and bright” ~ Tammy Taylor A Good Manicure Nothing beats a GREAT mani-pedi except maybe a festive nail! As a teenager slash young adult, (think early twenties) I was all about an awesome manicure. In fact I had what some would call daggers, my nails were NATURALLY (Something I was extremely proud of) long, and ….
“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 ….
“Every Christmas Eve, the elves will come and give us a new pair of pajamas.” ~ Sabrina Carpenter PJ Obsessed Last year was a year of a lot of firsts as far as fashion and new Christmas traditions go. As a family, we never did the new pajamas on Christmas morning that a lot of people do. And as an ….
“For Christians, Advent reminds us why we need Christmas in the first place. It relies not only the grace of God but also the assent of Mary to the divine will.” ~ Michael J. Knowles Counting Down to Christmas Last year was the first time that I did an Advent Calendar after years of seeing my friends and fellow bloggers ….