“Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows.” Edwin Osgood Grover Merry Christmas! In the tune of NSYNC, “Merry Christmas. And HA-PPY Hall-la-days…” I feel like that song has been going through my head ALL season and with good reason! ….
“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 ….
“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 ….
“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 ….