That’s Christmas To Me

It’s hard to believe it’s the Sunday before Christmas! December goes by so quickly. In the blink of an eye we will begin a new year.

This weekend we’ve had two family get-togethers. We talked and we laughed and we ate. What would Christmas be without all the delicious food?

Family is such a big part of Christmas to me.

That's Christmas To Me

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Growing up I had so many wonderful Christmases. Not because of the gifts I received, I can hardly remember the presents. But it was celebrating Christ’s birthday and spending time with family that made Christmas special.

Since losing Mom in 2009, Christmas has been different. The first couple of Christmases without her were difficult. I didn’t want to celebrate without Mom.

Mom was the one who made Christmas special for all of us. We laugh about all the crazy things Mom did around the holidays!

One year she decided to make homemade custard for my brother, Blake, because he loved it. When we got to Mom and Dad’s house on Christmas Eve, Mom was sick (throwing up) in the bathroom.

I thought for sure she had a stomach bug but we later found out that she had made the homemade custard and drank it all!! There was none for my brother and Mom had made herself sick!

Needless to say, we’ve laughed about that for years. Mom was hilarious! I could write a book on some of the crazy things she did.

I cherish the memories of my Christmases with Mom. I hold them so close to my heart but I realize that Mom would want me to keep making Christmas memories.

I  know that many of you are having a difficult Christmas this year. I want you to know I’m praying for you. I may not know your name, but I can still pray for those who are suffering.

If you are experiencing the pain of loss or disappointment this holiday season, I pray that you will feel the peace that passes all understanding and in the midst of your pain you will find a way to make some Christmas memories to cherish for years to come.

I shared a song with you all a few weeks ago from the group Pentatonix. I went and purchased their Christmas CD and I’ve been listening to it in my car all month.

This song is not about Christ but it’s such a beautiful song. Colt (my grandson) loves it and makes me play it over and over, real loud!

It brings back memories of Christmas pasts and the joys of being a child at Christmas.

 

I would love to hear what Christmas means to you?

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What To Wear On New Year’s Day

Well, don’t faint but we’re finally finishing up the 12 Days of Holiday Outfits!!

What To Wear On New Year's Day
I know it’s taken us a little while to get through this but we thought it work better if we spread it out. Today it’s What To Wear On New Year’s Day.

Here’s what I want to be wearing on New Year’s Day! The last few weeks have been hectic and my exercise has been hit or miss. Starting January 1, I want to get back to a more regular schedule.

What To Wear On New Year's Day

Jacket-Target//V-neck performance top-Target//Pant-Target//

New Year’s Day is pretty relaxed around here. Sometimes we go see a movie or we might get together with our kids and grab a bite to eat.

If we go see a movie I dress warm because it’s usually cold in the theatre.

What To Wear On New Year's Day

Military jacket-Stitch Fix//Black scarf-Walmart//Skinny jeans-Macy’s//Boots-Rack Room Shoes

There’s still time to sign up for our Cabi giveaway. I love the leather link bracelet they asked me to style (on my right hand).

cabi bracelet

Do you do anything special on New Year’s Day?

Make sure to visit Jo-Lynne and Kristin to see what they’re styling for What To Wear On New Year’s Day.

I’d love for you to connect with me on your favorite social media platform. I’m on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest!

Beauty For the Heart~~A great verse to begin the New Year, Romans 12:1-2 from The Message….

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

Have a blessed day!

 

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Christmas At Shaker Village

Christmas At Shaker Village

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sweater with scarf and black boots

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Christmas Gifts For Young Adult Children

Christmas Gifts For Young Adult Children

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What To Wear On New Year’s Eve

What To Wear On New Year's Eve

Welcome back to our 12 Days of Holiday Outfits! Today it's What To Wear On New Year's Eve. So let's talk about New Year's Eve. First, we never go to a New Year's Eve party. I know, we're lame, I admit it. (For some reason most people don't invite … [Continue reading]