Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? I can't even believe that we're in the second day of November already! I start to get very nostalgic this time of year because Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, we had the huge colored lights on our tree. I love those! Remember them?

As a kid, my fave thing was opening my stocking. It was always filled with candy, fruits, nuts and fun little toys!

My mom always decorated the house(every room) starting around Thanksgiving. We also were allowed to open one gift early on Christmas Eve. We'd sit around and listen to Christmas music, and have refreshments and punch.

She also collected the many ornaments that we made over the years(I wished I had pics, but my laptop is broken right now) in school.I cherish those more than the Hallmark ornaments that she collected. She passed away in 1994 of leukemia and I raised my two brothers. I continued to make Christmas a HUGE deal. We sometimes got a real, live tree(yes, they are alot of work though lol). I now collect Hallmark ornaments in honor of her memory.

A new tradition I have when I get together with my Aunt on Christmas, is that we make homemade fudge together(among other goodies-I love to bake!)She's so funny because she loves TONS of nuts in her fudge.

I better get started on my shopping because it will be here before we know it!

Oh, and I'm including these two images below, because I love retro ads!! Fun stuff and reminds me of a time when things were simple:)

*NOTE: I will have more posts in the next week along the theme of the holidays..I may even post recipes too! Be sure to check back often!

Go here to see all of the great giveaways for the upcoming holidays:


  1. I really enjoy Christmas as well. It's a great time to reflect on the little things.

  2. Thanks for stopping by Kim!! I agree! that's what it's all about..that and making sure the kids are happy lol

  3. What a great post. I love Christmas. It is really cool to hear about your traditions and how you are honoring your mom with ornaments.

  4. Thank you Sheila!! I miss her more and more every day! November 7th, Sunday, will be 16 years:(

  5. I do remember the big lights...we always had them too! LOL So sorry about your mom, but what a wonderful tribute to her with the Hallmark ornaments!

  6. I collect Hallmark ornaments as well ; )
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  7. haha, cool Tree! Thanks for stopping by and for the nice compliment!

    Cool Tiffany! I just checked out your awesome blog and followed too! thank you!!

  8. that is a great post! I love it that you are into the holidays and keeping the love alive from year to year...that is the point afterall :)

  9. Thank you so much Bree!! yes, it is! lol