That’s Christmas To Me

That's Christmas To Me

It's hard to believe it's the Sunday before Christmas! December goes by so quickly. In the blink of an eye we will begin a new year. This weekend we've had two family get-togethers. We talked and we laughed and we ate. What would Christmas be without all the delicious food? Family is such a big part of Christmas to me. (source) Growing … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts For Young Adult Children

Christmas Gifts For Young Adult Children

Gone are the days that I get to purchase toys for my children. These days I get Christmas lists emailed to me and the gifts aren't as fun to buy but at least I know they'll like them. I will say, both of our children are single and money is tight (Cory is paying back law school and Courtney is a single Mom)  so they appreciate anything we buy … [Read more...]

I Need A Silent Night

I Need A Silent Night

Every December I begin the month wanting to prepare. Not for the get-togethers with family and friends, or for all the baking or gift wrapping, but I want to prepare my heart. I don't want to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle and miss the most important part of this holy season. The world is trying hard to make us forget. To not … [Read more...]

Sunday Encouragement-Christmas Memories

Sunday Encouragement-Christmas Memories

Merry Christmas! I think we all love traditions this time of the year. We have traditions with our families and with our friends. As we unpack our Christmas decorations many of them bring back memories of Christmas' past. I'm sure you have a special ornament or decoration that reminds you of someone special. One of the sweetest Christmas … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas friends! I hope you're having a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family! Christmas is a wonderful time of year but many of us remember loved ones and experience a mix of emotions because we are missing them. Christmas in Heaven is a song dedicated to all of us that have lost a loved one. May we find peace and … [Read more...]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers!


In case you’re heading out to shop today, here are some last minute stocking stuffers or gift ideas. Any girl who loves makeup and fashion would love these! 1. Urban Decay Naked3-great eyeshadow! 2. Sephora Collection Heated Eyelash Curler-great for anyone who has straight eyelashes. 3. InStyle Magazine-This is one of my favorite … [Read more...]

Seeing Christmas Through The Eyes of a Child

Seeing Christmas Through The Eyes of a Child

There's something about seeing Christmas through the eyes of a child. They make Christmas magical! This year I'm seeing Christmas through Colt's eyes. He loves the Christmas lights and when we drive by a house with lights, he says, "Merry Chrithmas" (that's how he pronounces it. :-) ) I also love to hear children sing at Christmas. They're … [Read more...]

Keeping Christmas Simple


Merry Christmas friends! I hope you have all your presents bought and wrapped, your goodies baked, and your house decorated. If I did, it would be a Christmas miracle! But this year, I'm Keeping Christmas Simple. Last night my husband and I did some Christmas shopping. We had fun, but to be honest I saw a lot of people who didn't look like they … [Read more...]

Holiday Gifts Under $25!


Do you have some last minute gifts you need to buy? Something for a hostess gift or a stocking stuffer? Here are some holiday gifts that are under $25! If you know someone who loves coffee or hot tea these initial mugs from Anthropologie would be perfect! {$8.00 each} Cuff bracelets are a fashion trend and this Gold-Tone Open Cuff Bracelet … [Read more...]

Our Christmas Pajamas Tradition

Our Christmas Pajamas Tradition

Well, it's December 9th and I've decided I need to get some Christmas shopping done! I'm not sure what I'm waiting for?? One of the traditions my Mom started was to let us open one present on Christmas Eve. It was always our Christmas pajamas. We loved getting those pajamas! I've continued the tradition and I usually get myself a pair of … [Read more...]

Christmas Without A Loved One

Christmas Without A Loved One

Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year! We get to enjoy delicious food, beautiful decorations and of course time with family and friends. It truly is magical! But I'm also reminded not everyone is happy this time of the year. Many have lost loved ones and are spending their first Christmas without them. Although this will be my fifth … [Read more...]

Last Minute Gift Ideas!

last minute gift ideas

In case you're heading out to shop today for some stocking stuffers or gifts, here's some great last minute gift ideas. 1. L'Oreal infallible eyeliner 2. Eyelash curler - we all need one of these! 3. Brush Kit 4. Chi Flat Iron 5. Chambray Shirt 6. EOS organic lip balm 7. Scarf I love all these items! They would make great … [Read more...]

Fashionable Christmas-Sequins

Fashionable Christmas

It's Day 12 of my 12 Days to a more Fashionable Christmas! I'm sorry I'm late posting. The last few days have been super busy! A few weeks ago I posted some sequins outfits from Pinterest. This season, sequins is definitely fashionable. I love a black pencil skirt and this black sequins skirt is a classic look. Source: … [Read more...]

Fashionable Christmas-Skirts

Fashionable Christmas-Skirts

It's Day 11 of a more Fashionable Christmas. This Christmas season is full of holiday skirts! There are lots of fun skirts to wear or you can stick with a traditional black pencil skirt. I love a black pencil skirt because it's so versatile. I also love wearing red this time of the year, just add some jewelry and you're ready for the holidays. … [Read more...]

Fashionable Christmas-Color

12 Day To A More Fashionable Christmas

We're getting down to the final days before Christmas and if you're like me, you have lots to do between now and Christmas Day. If you have gifts left to buy or if you're looking for something to wear, "color" is very fashionable! I shopped all day yesterday and every store I went into was full of color and I love it. You don't have to wear red, … [Read more...]

Fashionable Christmas-Jewelry

Fashionable Christmas-Jewelry

It's Day 9 of my 12 Days to a more Fashionable Christmas and we're talking Jewelry. Where do I begin? Fashionable jewelry is everywhere from earrings, to necklaces, to rings and bracelets. Today we'll look at Collar Necklaces. If you're looking to add some flair to your outfit these decadent riffs on Peter Pan or tuxedo collars are the perfect … [Read more...]

Fashionable Christmas-Dresses

Fashionable Christmas-dresses

Hi friends! I've struggled writing this post. My heart is still so heavy over the loss of life. Funerals will begin today for the children and adults at Sandy Hook. I will continue to pray, and to beg for healing not only for the community of Sandy Hook but also for our nation. Over the last week, I've been sharing ideas for a more Fashionable … [Read more...]

Christmas in Heaven

Hi sweet friends! I just couldn't bring myself to talk about a Fashionable Christmas today after yesterday's tragic events. My heart has ached every since I heard the news of the school shooting. Like many of you, I wonder why? Why do these tragedies keep happening? I also wonder when we as a nation are going to see that taking Christ out of … [Read more...]

Fashionable Christmas-Riding Boots

Fashionable Christmas-Riding boots

Day 7 of 12 days to a more Fashionable Christmas and it's Boots, Boots, & Boots! One thing that I've noticed is how many women are wearing riding boots. I see them everywhere and I don't have a pair......yet! I'm planning to snag a pair during all the after Christmas sales. But if you can't wait or are wanting to buy a pair as a gift, these … [Read more...]

Fashionable Mother/Daughter Christmas Pajamas

Fashionable Christmas-Pajamas

Growing up my sister, brother and I got to open one gift on Christmas Eve every year. It was always our Christmas pajamas! We loved having new pajamas to wear to bed on Christmas Eve. Of course, I did the same thing for my own children. As some point I started buying a pair for myself that matched my daughter's pajamas. It became a tradition for … [Read more...]