One of my silver linings from this crazy, difficult year has been more time to enjoy Christmas mornings…the decorations and the peace.
There is just something reinvigorating about beginning my day in my chair, with my coffee, Christmas lights on, candles lit, maybe a fire and quiet…blissful quiet.
Especially after a week which included unexpected family activity and a car accident…breathing in the peace keeps me going.
This is one place where I sit with a constant smile on my face.
In the past, I would rush out 5 days a week to get to work, and not be able to relish my morning time except on the weekends, but this year has been different.
It has blessed me to have many Christmas mornings and with Christmas Day just one week away, I want to fully enjoy what remains.
Besides snowmen and Santa’s, I am also captivated by little houses with either tea candles or tiny bulbs inside. The small white houses were my choice for the new kitchen this year.
Of course, I kept the snowmen in the kitchen…but selected them for color and style.
A select few are looking over us from atop the cabinets.
A local coffee shop shared this on their social media about snowmen…and, of course, I loved it!
ADVICE FROM A SNOWMAN
- Be a jolly happy soul
- Spend time outdoors
- Avoid Meltdowns
- Be well-rounded
- Live well, life is short
I believe my fascination with houses began as a child. I have always loved to see homes at dusk or dawn with their lights on. I found them to be captivating and comforting.
One of my goals is to create this same feeling in the mornings going forward into January. Not sure what my decor will need for that to happen. A work in progress and I will keep you up-to-date.
MY OWN CREATION – HOT COCOA #3
It seemed fitting to end this Friday series on Hot Cocoa with my own creation…next Friday is Christmas Day.
GIGI’S SMOOTH AND CREAMY HOT COCOA
1 1/2 cups of whole milk
1/4 cup of Coffee-mate French Vanilla Creamer
1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla
3/4 cup of white chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon of Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips
Stir until melted and hot. We like to top this one with whipped creme and a peppermint stick. If you want a really smooth, non-minty cocoa, then add a tablespoon more of the white chips and leave out the mint ones.
This is really good, and on the Mr. B-likeability- barometer….seems to be his new favorite among the three. But, I think he said that every week!!
Yes…we will be Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree this weekend! Actually, while I would like to enjoy the decorations all weekend...I HAVE MASS WRAPPING TO DO! I have adult children who sent me their gifts to wrap! Sigh!
I know they have their hands full with little ones…so I will be diving in! Never fear, Would You Wear It and more content will be here…so please stop by… would love you to support the blog with my links…share the blog with others who need encouragement….and always
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By Pamela Lutrell