…a few of my favorites things {December}

snow & frozen wreaths
pastel decorated cookies
The original classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas & Cindy Lou Who :)…love it
Reminiscing my Christmas tween years. Thank you Mom & Dad for such sweet memories!
crisp.apple.strudel. my mom can & does make the B-E-S-T!
the natural beauty of green & the smell of pine & cedar. heavenly.
brown paper packages, tied up with the biggest bow!
paper whites. there is something about watching something grow inside so beautifully.
Counting down the days. we have done this as long as I can remember. I know when I go home for Christmas, there will be an advent calendar hanging up, with opened windows & doors.
Thanks, Mom for such a lovely tradition.
Give me some peppermint cocoa or some spicy hot chocolate, and I’ll be your best friend.
Music! Isn’t it amazing how music can stir your heart and take you back to a certain time & place? These are just a few of my faves. This one, this one, love this, smile with this one, and feel humbled & blessed with this one!
all stockings are hung (with tugs & pulls to get them down)
An eclectic Christmas table setting.
A sparkle something something holiday sweater.
And some sparkle something something “there is no place like home” ballet shoes.
and a fru fru holiday buffet side table to wear my sparkles too!
I know I am a bit late doing my monthly favorite list. There are soooo many things to enjoy this month and ALL month long. Would love to know some of your favorites. It is always so fun to hear what others love of old & new traditions. I know we will be doing as much as we can around here of our favorites & discovering some new ones as well!!! Happy Week to all! “Here’s to doing some of your faves TODAY!!!”
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  1. says

    Oh my goodness again…where do you find this stuff! If I were only half as creative and thoughtful as you I would be doing alright. You truly inspire me to be more “martha stewarty”…he he
    Oh, I’ve gained two lbs since I got those whoopy thingies from you..THANKS A LOT! LOL jk

  2. says

    Loved your list. Thanks for stopping by. Last week we were almost headed to Nashville to live. I was excited about trying Southern style. Our plans fell through and we are a bit bummed out.

  3. says

    Your lists always make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I love the pic you found for reminiscing on your tween years-perfectly catches the mood. And I remeber making a snow globe out of a glass jar like that when I was little!

    My absolute favorite thing to do this time of year is bundling up the kids at night, putting some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies in a bag, some hot chocolate in travel mugs, loading them in the car and driving around looking at all the Christmas lights. We have a local place called “Christmas Tree Lane” where every year each house on the block totally decks out the front of their house with lights. A lot of the homeowners have their garages open and are gathered with friends around a fire-pit enjoying all the people that have come to see the lights. They even have a santa at one of the houses you can go take a picture with. So much fun!!

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