Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and write a little something about all the things I am thankful for. I am thankful for my wonderful and loving family that I love with all of my heart and would be lost without. I am thankful for my amazing friends who are always there for me and have shared many memories with that I will never forget. I am thankful for my education and all the opportunities that are available to me. I am thankful for my health and the health of my friends and family. I am thankful for my new job that I adore. I am thankful for all the yummy food I get to eat today and the time I get to spend with my family on this holiday!
Speaking for food, time to go help my dad in the kitchen and get started on my dessert! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Childhood Memories

There is something about the holidays that always reverts me back to my childhood days. Maybe it is because I get all giddy about multi-colored lights and homemade Christmas cutouts cookies, but every year around this time I think back to my favorite childhood memories, and more often than not, they revolve around the holiday season.Here are a few things I loved doing as a child and look forward to doing each and every year.

{Curling up on a snowy night to watch Christmas classics such as Rudolph and How the Grinch Stole Christmas with my family.}

{Sitting with my mom in the living room gazing at the Christmas tree until the lights become a blur of twinkling multi-colored stars.}

{Houses decorated with Christmas lights and how snow covered bushes look after it snows.}

The list goes on and on, but the holidays are just around the corner, so I will be sure to post more of my favorite childhood memories as I think of them.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

'Tis the Season

Okay, so its not quite time to be dusting off the Christmas decorations. Thanksgiving hasn't even passed by yet, but something has got me in the holiday spirit very early this year. Normally I am one of the many people complaining that its too early for Wegman's to have their Christmas tree up for display in the lobby or for Star 102.5 to be playing "White Christmas," but this year I love seeing and hearing Christmas cheer. I was driving to work today and turned on the radio only to hear "Mr. Grinch." I immediately jumped in and sang along. It's November 17! I don't know what it it , but I am loving it! Also, I walked into work today to find subtle hints of holiday decorations that have completely inspired me for home decor for my apartment. I am so excited to get my paycheck this Friday so I can begin my Christmas decoration shopping and well as Christmas present shopping!
I am so excited about this holiday season that I have not been able to sleep, and instead have spent the past hour searching the Internet for good deals at Michael's and Jo-Ann's on decorations. Here are some ideas that have inspired me to brighten up my apartment for the holidays!

{Garlands draped over the windows and little side table with candles or pine cones mixed in}

{A large bouquet of Christmas berry stems in a tall clear vase}

{Candy canes in glass holders on the coffee table for guests to enjoy a sweet treat}

{Cute little trinkets placed throughout the apartment}

{Wooden letters that spell out words such as Noel and Peace & mini Christmas trees}