“On Boxing Day, we always go for a walk in our wellies with the dogs, no matter where we are.” ~ Darcey Bussell Where Did The Season Go? Hello Dear Readers! I can not believe that tomorrow is New Years Eve! Hopefully we have all recovered from our Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations as well as other vacation week festivities (for ….
“The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world’s busy life and become more interested in people than in things.” ~ Thomas S. Monson Merry Christmas The most Merriest of Merry Christmases my dear friends. I don’t know how, ….
“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 ….
“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 ….
“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 ….
‘There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.” ~ Kristen Wiig “Ugly” Christmas Sweaters I use to hate Christmas sweaters. I know! What? Me? Miss pseudo Santa Clause herself? But guys, let’s be real, they are NOT fashionable! Regardless of whether they are “Ugly” or not, they just aren’t. I feel like I have a pretty ….
“Christmas is never going to go away, and it’s always going to be there. And there’s always room for one more Christmas song, I think.” ~ Johnny Mathis The Power of Music There is something about Christmas music that is positively timeless, joyful, festive, and just gives me all the feels. My Mom use to start playing it right after ….