Blogmas #25: Merry Christmas šŸŽ

Wishing you and your family a very healthy, safe and Merry Christmas šŸ’‹

Blogmas #23: How to Have a Stress-free Christmas Day šŸ˜³

Hey my friends!

I know with Christmas being less than 2 days away, the stress and anxiety is building up.

Try not to stress too much. Here are a few tips I have to help alleviate a stressful Christmas day:

  1. Make a list – Write down all the things you need to do now. Don’t wait until the night before or the morning of to decide what you want to do.
  2. Delegate responsibilities – if you have people that can assist you, please utilize their services. Don’t try to take on everything by yourself. And don’t wait til the day of to ask for help.
  3. Menu planning – it is important to plan your meal. You need to know how much to make and what items you are making. If there are people planning on bringing a dish, find out what it is. You don’t want multiple dishes of the same food item.
  4. Prepare food in advance – try to prepare as many dishes as you can in advance. Sometimes we think because an item is easy to prepare, we can just make them the motning of Christmas. Believe me, if it’s easy and it’s not an item that is better the day of the meal, make it ahead of time. You can also prepare a casserole, don’t bake it, but instead put it in the refrigerator. The morning of your dinner, just pop it in the oven. This saves you tons of time and alleviates some unnecessary stress.
  5. Refrigerator space – this seems like a no brainer, but you’ll be surprised how many times someone has had an event and have no space to store the leftover food.
  6. Pick out your attire – one of my most stressful parts of hosting, is having your guests arrive and you’re not dressed at all! My suggestion is to lay your outfit out the day before. Decide how you want to do your hair and/or makeup by laying out all the products you need. And if you followed steps 1 through 5, you’ll have ample time to beautify yourself.

Until next time, night night šŸ’‹

Blogmas #22: My Top 5 Favorite Christmas Songs šŸŽ¶

Hey my friends!

Have you been loving the Christmas music playing on the radio stations as much as I have? I’m going to miss singing along to all the Christmas tunes.

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs? These are my top 5 favorite Christmas songs:

Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney

Baby it’s Cold Outside by Dean Martin

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

All I Want for Christmas by Mariah Carey

And last but not least, my favorite Christmas song….

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

I would love to hear some of your favorite Christmas songs.

Until next time, night night šŸ’‹

Blogmas #20: Home Decor Tour šŸ”

Hey my friends!

Can you believe we are less than 5 days away from Christmas? It seems like it’s coming way too soon. I am not ready to take my decorations down in the next two weeks. It feels like I just did my decor, although it was completed a few days before Thanksgiving.

I love my decoration so much. Not to toot my own horn, but it’s one of the best I’ve done. I’m usually an all white Christmas type of girl, but this year I decided to go with reds and golds as my main focal point.

Without further ado…here’s my Christmas house tour…

Livingroom

Diningroom with bar area and seating area

Kitchen with eating area and tea bar

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas tour. This year I only decorated 3 rooms. I usually decorate my office and master bedroon as well, but since I’m not entertaining this year, I decided to keep it to the main rooms.

Until next time, night night šŸ’‹

Blogmas #19: What Was the Worst Christmas Gift you Ever Received???

Hey my friends!

Let me first say that all gifts are a blessing to receive. As they say, “it’s the thought that counts.”

Now with that being said, let’s be real…

We all have certain things that we like and dislike. It’s ok not to like a gift you receive. It doesn’t mean you are not grateful; just simply means it’s not your style.

The worst Christmas gift I ever received was a pair of colorful socks. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not the socks that I disliked, it was the design of it. This person, who happened to be a coworker from a job I had years ago, knew that it was clearly not my style.

What made it worst is that I put so much time and effort into buying that person a gift that I knew they would love. To add salt to the wound, when I opened my gift, my other coworkers smirked when they saw the socks. They laughed because they knew it was a last minute thoughtless gift.

What was the worst gift you ever received?