Wednesday, December 15, 2010


For my next favorite thing about the Christmas season--those of you who know me well probably figured it would not be long before I started talking about candles. 

Christmas candles are absolutely wonderful!  Both I and my husband look forward every year to the first week after the Thanksgiving holiday.  We go out to our nearest department store and buy a small, inexpensive package of "Christmasy" scents.  We have them burning pretty much constantly when we're home.  It makes the house smell so wonderful!  Our favorite this year is called "snowflake".  My daughter predicted it would smell like laundry detergent, but it doesn't!  It smells wonderful--kind of spicy, but not too much. 

A comment though on some of  the scents--I have NEVER been able to find a candle trying to smell like a Christmas tree that actually smells like a Christmas tree.  We found one this year.  It's wonderful!  The same smell without the nasty cleanup and crawling underneath the prickly branches to add water.  YAY!!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 favorite things

It has been suggested to me that I post a "12 days of Christmas" theme.  I thought it was a fabulous idea!  So you should receive a favorite and a tale each day until Christmas--hopefully

As I was contemplating what to write about, I was thinking back over all of the things I love about Christmas.  The lights, the ornaments, Santa, snow, etc and trying to decide where to start.  I believe my first favorite thing about Christmas would be the clothes.  I adore seeing everyone in Christmas themed clothing--men in their neckties
Little girls in their pretty dresses
And ladies in their sparkeldy sweaters
How can you not enjoy all of the wonderful outfits and colors?!!  So just remember when you get dressed to go shopping, some folks are just going out to enjoy people watching!