Holiday Happenings

photo of antique snowman sculpture as artist
{My new friend!}

It’s been a busy around here wrapping up 2013 and rolling into the holidays. My apologies for letting so many days slip by without any postings. My personal motto is that life should be lived first! And then I can blog about it. (smiling)

Our home is looking very festive and cozy. I’m highlighting several touches of red around the house. The beautiful snowman sculpture is a gift from my parents. This snowman sat on our mantle growing up and finally he joins me in my own home. I can’t tell you how much I love him. He sits right next to my mason jar of my grandmother’s brushes, too. Just perfect.

photo of christmas tree with dreidel cookie cutter ornament

Our tree is now up and adorned with a popcorn garland (yes, I string the popcorn and watch BBC mysteries—SO. MUCH. FUN!) and decorated with our collection of ornaments. Special thanks to the elf who flew up and helped D and I.

photo of holly and evergreens on door

While collecting our tree, I grabbed a few remnant branches of various evergreen trees and a holly branch for that touch of red. I pulled it all together, added a little red ribbon, and voila—a festive holiday door ornament!

photo of cookie gift bags with snowflake tags

And of course it’s not Christmas without…COOKIES! It’s a tradition since I moved up here to give a little bag of home baked goodies to our local friends and neighbors. Cookies never go out of style and they are always the right size, right?!

Well, I think D and I are ready to enjoy Christmas and New Year’s Eve. I’m officially giving myself a little R&R for the next 2 weeks. I need a little quiet time to reflect on 2013 and think about all the goals for 2014. I will see you in January!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday—filled with lots of laughter and smiles.