Happy Monday! Join me today for the Week before Christmas Lifestyle Notes!
I promise to be back to fashion soon after Christmas and appreciate your patience as I power through the week before Christmas.
Here are some week-before-Christmas lifestyle notes…including activity from the past weekend and a note about sales you may not want to miss.
A few of you told me to relax this week. My favorite way to do that during Christmas week is in the morning hours before sunrise.
I am still an early bird, morning person….and probably will always be.
After rising, I love to sit with the Christmas lights on, candles lit, and coffee in my Christmas cups to just ponder.
It is a cozy warmth that I love so much and gain strength from during this time.
So, join me with a warm beverage of you own, and let’s share lifestyle notes during the week before Christmas.
THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS LIFESTYLE NOTES: THRIFT TREASURES
As the boot provided more mobility, I have slowly done a little more decorating…though it is still not the full load.
That was when I found this thrift treasure I discovered during the summer at a stop by Goodwill San Antonio.
This crystal bowl is lovely and hand-painted with Christmas trees and ornaments.
It was only $4.99.
I plan to do more with it next year, but for now set one of my poinsettias in it.
I have several Christmas decorations for thrift shopping in the past that I really love.
A reminder: Mid-January is a great time to stop by Goodwill after many have cleaned out over the holidays.
THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS LIFESTYLE NOTES: THESE ARE GOOD
The week before Christmas is a great time to bless others…neighbors, co-workers, service workers, etc.
Mr. B was gifted these two items to enjoy the week before Christmas and they are delicious! I was very impressed.
I will remember this for sure next year as gifts for others…now that I have tried it myself and know it is excellent.
THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS LIFESTYLE NOTES: ACTIVITIES WITH GRANDCHILDREN
We spent an evening with three of our grandchildren this past week, and it was fun to have them the week before Christmas.
Mr. B and I each prepared an activity.
My project was making chocolate donut Rudolf reindeer.
Each child had a different spin on their creation….
But, Mr. B and our 3 year old granddaughter decided it was better to go with a motocycle!
I would have to consult with Santa to see if he prefers a motorcycle to reindeer.
Mr. B had all three lay on long butcher paper and her traced their images.
Then they colored them! It was prepared to be a gift to their mom….so we handed her three scrolls.
THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS LIFESTYLE NOTES: TAKE NOTE OF THIS
This is another one of my grandsons…he looks like a little Christmas elf, doesn’t he?
He is here to remind all of us this week before Christmas is a time to discover great finds in retail and often with amazing prices.
After I shared that silver shoes are on trend for next year, I was asked to show you more options. Here are some in a slideshow: (I promise to watch for more and some will go on sale after Christmas)
Also, watch out for these opportunities:
Thank you for joining me to begin the week before Christmas! Here is what to expect this week:
Tuesday – Would You Wear It
Wednesday – Fashion news only
Thursday – I begin to look back at some of my favorite outfits from 2023
Friday – A Christmas message from me and my family
I appreciate everyone of you so much! Now….
By Pamela Lutrell
I was encouraged to explain more about my SHOPPING LINKS page and how to use it. (In fact I just added a few new brands to the list)
I am an affiliate for many different brands and when you click on those brands and shop, then I receive a small commission.
This is such an important income for me and my family.
I have tried to include the brands most shopped by this audience, but sometimes I miss one of your favorites.
If you will tell me what you are shopping, then I can tell you if I am affiliate for them and give you that link…if it is not already on the page.
And remember to send your holiday recipes and decorations with pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send to email and do not try to put in comments! YOU are the best.