Monday, December 09, 2019

Christmastime is here 🎄 ☕

The sights, the sounds
They're everywhere and all around
I've never felt so good before
This empty place inside of me is filling up
I simply cannot get enough!
                                                   -Jack Skellington in Christmastown

i love Christmastime! the fresh cool air, the bright and colorful lights and decorations, Christmas trees and garland, Nativity scenes, traditions, magic wonder and hopeful excitement, making plans to be with family and friends, buying and wrapping thoughtful gifts, and knowing it's all a big celebration of the birth of's all so special and makes my heart so happy! December is easily one of my favorite months of the year, second only to October ;) 

some of my Christmastime favorites:
// TRADITION pajamas, hot cocoa, driving around looking at Christmas lights
// MOVIE Elf and Nightmare before Christmas 
// FOOD Nini's Dream Salad, and spaghetti on Christmas Eve
// DRINK eggnog and hot chocolate 
// CHILDHOOD GIFT Baylor sweatshirt 
// SONG Joy to the World, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, and Heaven Everywhere 
what are your favorites?

a Christmas playlist of some of my favorite songs: CHRISTMAS FAVES ON SPOTIFY 🎄

3 secrets to a joyful Christmas: HOW TO HAVE A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS

20 easy free(ish) ideas for FAMILY CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

our tradition of giving only 4 CHRISTMAS GIFTS to our kids

have a holly jolly Christmas, it's the best time of the year! i don't know if there'll be snow, but have a cup of cheer:
have an eggnog latte or peppermint mocha or whatever you like on me :)