Monday, November 30, 2015

List: Ten things I love about the holidays.

I hope that everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving filled with lots of family, friends, and food!
Shout out to my busting waist line!  Here's to getting back on track with my healthy swaps.
I've been so excited for the holidays and to finally experience my Mush grasp the concept of it all.
Despite my childish excitement, there's been so many things bringing down the mood.
The constant fear of all the evil things in the world and all of the holiday drama have been awful.
I mean, I totally get the fear of ISIS, but shut up about the red Starbucks cups already.  I like them!

In a brave attempt to bring back the holiday cheer, here's a quick reminder of how magical it all is.
Let's not let the evil in the world consume us.  Let's fight back by enjoying the moments we have.

Ten things I love about the holiday season.

1.  The world is decorated in red and gold.
Everything from the street signs to the store fronts to my living room will be red and gold.
...and that totally makes me smile ear to ear...

2.  The whole month is an excuse to indulge in hot chocolate.
There's nothing better than a glass of hot chocolate with a splash of peppermint creamer and marshmallows.
Did anyone else lick their lips at the sound of my favorite hot beverage?  Guilty!

3.  Building ginger bread houses.
I struggle to find activities to enjoy with my toddler, but this season is chock full of them!
Besides, it's a great excuse to chow down on graham crackers and candy!

4.  Decorating, decorating, decorating!
I always loved to decorate for the holidays.  I'd be the person showing up at your door to help!
I also like those quiet nights driving around to find our favorite decorated homes.

5.  Cheesy Christmas movies on Lifetime.
I don't care how bad the acting is, how unrealistic the plot is, or how cheesy they are.  I love them!
Combine #1 with #5 after a long day of #4.  What's better than that?!

6.  Practicing the art of giving.
I honestly enjoy giving gifts and seeing people's reactions way more than I do receiving.
I make a point of donating at least one gift every season.  It makes me smile to know I gave to who needed.

7.  All that extra time with family.
As you all know, I'm all about family from immediate to extended.  I love the extra time the holidays give!
I'm referring to everything from doing holiday activities together to all that extra time off work!

8.  Holiday baking and all the goodies.
My best friend and I spend at least one afternoon every season baking anything we can think of.
Not to mention, there's usually wine involved.  We'll call it "holiday wine".  hah!

9.  Attending holiday parties.
Between company holiday parties and get togethers with friends and family, it's a great time to enjoy!
I'm really looking forward to my company holiday party in two weeks.  They don't ever spare an expense!

10.  Watching my child experience the magic.
From window displays to Christmas trees to Santa Claus, everything leaves my baby wide eyed.
Sometimes I wash that we're all able to see the holidays through her eyes.

What are your favorite parts of the holiday?


  1. Seeing them through kids eyes again would sure be great. haha I do absolutely nothing, just go to the other sea and everything is done for me.

  2. My favorite day is Thanksgiving. I pop the champagne as soon as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade begins and I address my Christmas cards during the parade. That has been my tradition for 30 years and I absolutely love it! For me, it's the official kick off to the holiday season.

  3. Good for you. Enjoy yourself! I enjoy NOT doing things that are expected of me because I don't want to do them. I spent Thanksgiving in bed.


  4. I love to see outside lights. Beautiful homemade cookies. Seeing my boys light up and get excited. And there's nothing better than giving gifts to others....

  5. I like giving presents, when I feel like I've had a good year picking them out. When I've had an off year? Hmmm...not so much.

  6. I think anything that has food in it, has to be my favorite :)

    I wish you very happy holidays !

  7. 5 is one of my wife's favorites. She forces me to watch them...

  8. Hooray to number 6 - trying to decide what charity to give to this holiday season

  9. Yes to all~ especially the art of giving. That's like the best part of the whole thing.

    omg, I bet it's so cute to have a little one during the holidays. especially at your daughter's age!! So cute.


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