Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This Holiday Season

2 more days until Christmas!

Because we've been in a drought this year, it was nice to have some rain the past few days. I stayed in, and was able to get all my gift wrapping done. In the process, I went crazy with the glue gun, and made all sorts of bows. This DIY bow I found online (here) was one of my rainy day projects. I thought it was a perfect stand-in for a tree topper. I'm not one for a flashy tree, so I liked how the ribbon is simple, yet different. I was going for that shabby & chic look, actually. Now that the tree is complete, the gifts are wrapped, and the house decked out in holiday mode, I'm set for Christmas! Though it's been chaotic and traffic has been inevitable everywhere, I'm really going to miss all the festivities when it passes. Everything is just brighter and livelier! Peppermint bark and sugar cookies won't taste the same during any other time of the year. It makes me only want to savor every seasonal bite, and cherish every fleeting moment this holiday season.

On Christmas Eve, I'm going to be spending a good chunk of the day in the kitchen, as I will be cooking up a storm for my family. I'm excited for how everything is going to come together, since it is the first time I'll be making a proper American meal for my family. Per my mom's request, I will be serving pasta with sausage, green bean and mushroom casserole, garlic bread, and mashed potatoes on the side. What can I say, my mom loves Italian food. As for the presents, we will be opening them when it hits midnight! I can't wait to see the look on my parents' faces when they open their gifts.

I hope this holiday season brings you lots of love and cheer! Sending the warmest wishes to you all and have an amazing NEW YEAR!

 More bows!

What are your plans for the holidays?

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