Helloooooo friends! Happiest of holiday seasons to YOU!!  In the blink of an eye, Halloween whizzed past us, Thanksgiving went by in a flash, and now the most wonderful time of the year is gently upon us. I have to admit, it took me a hot minute to get into the Christmas spirit this year, which is weird since I’m one of those people that the day after Christmas says, ‘Only 364 days until next Christmas!!!!’ But this year, the transition has been a bit slower for me. I just moved again, (yes, moving is officially my new hobby), got back from a wonderful trip to Colorado where I got to visit one of my dearest friends and her adorable family, and I just started at a new job. So things have been a bit of a whirlwind, and the Christmas season just showed up like a last minute dinner guest, like, Oh! I completely forgot you were coming over! However, we cannot slow down time, and here we are, just a mere 2 1/2 weeks away from the holiday! I absolutely love seeing my neighbor’s houses all lit up, seeing the hard work that they’ve put into hanging those tangled lights, up on the ladder, hammering those nails in, all for the pure joy of it. No matter what is going on in the world, especially right now, it is so magical and peaceful to drive down the road and see the time and effort people have put into lighting up the streets in such a homemade way. I love driving past and seeing holiday decor and Christmas trees through front windows. It’s one of those special little things.

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Seeing the beautiful homes all alit, (especially that one above with the lamp in the window from Christmas Story) has really given me that little nudge I needed to get into the holiday spirit.I must say, I love decorating my home for the season. Nothing is more comforting and cozying as a wreath on the door, a dazzling tree, some twinkle lights and garlands, and something delicious baking in the oven. There is nothing like being enveloped by the aroma of cinnamon and spice, and truly, everything nice. So, with that being said, should we decorate the home and bake something to tantalize the taste buds? I thought you’d never ask.

First things first, put on some holiday Pandora music. Or for all you cool kids out there, Spotify works too 🙂 My fav