Christmas week is here! Can you believe it? I can clearly remember counting down to Christmas as a child and it seemed to take forever! Time sure has a way of sneaking up on us, am I right?! Sure the stress of the Christmas deadline can tend to take a toll but I am not going to let it steal my joy. As much as I have to get done this week, I am being diligent in setting aside time to truly enjoy the season.. I make a point each morning to have my coffee in front of our Christmas tree to admire its beauty and all our decorations. We’ve taken a longer drive home to ooh and ahhh over all the Christmas lights that brighten the street. We make popcorn and watch Christmas movies as a family. And of course, we drink hot cocoa with all the fixings!
With each new season comes a different list of responsibilities that need to get done; along with the to-do list of projects that get accomplished if there is enough time and of course money in the budget; and then there is the hopeful but further away wish list; because it never hurt anyone to dream, right?! I am a lover of lists… crazy I know but more crazy that I prefer to write them down. Sure, electronic devices may make list making a synch but there is just something about making a list on paper and physically checking it off that makes me happy! Continue reading
Do you decorate your home or mantel for the holidays? I had never had a fireplace growing up, so when my husband and I bought our home I was thrilled to have a mantel to decorate! I started getting more into decorating my mantel for each upcoming holiday or the current season when my children were little. I loved to see their excitement when they would help to pick out and display the decorations on the mantel. They both are still enthusiastic about decorating for Christmas, but for most of the other holidays it’s just me. Continue reading
Today marks the beginning of the Lenten Season — HAPPY ASH WEDNESDAY! Just as one looks to the changing seasons or the new year as a way to start fresh and begin anew; I look to Lent. After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, my heart seems to long for the simplicity that Lent brings. It is such a beautiful time of year; a time to turn our hearts, minds and souls toward Christ and away from ourselves. Continue reading
To groom or not to groom (at home)? That is the question I had asked myself over and over again. Continue reading
Don’t you just love the look of custom window treatments? I find they can complete the look of a room beautifully… but with the cost alone, that is an option I won’t even consider. Continue reading