Christmas Countdown, Day 14


Hello, Readers!

Oh. Oh, Dear me, one……..FIVE DAYS? Five Days until CHRISTMAS??

How did we get here so fast? Are you excited? I am!

Today I chose “Christmas books” as the topic. Reading books at Christmas time is always something we’ve done since my brother and I were really little.

Here are ten of our favorites:

“The Polar Express” ~ Chris Van Allsburg (there’s also an amazing movie based on this book!)

“The Year of the perfect Christmas Tree” ~ Gloria Houston (Such a sweet book!)

Emmet Otter’s Jug-band Christmas” ~ Russel Hoban (We love this one!)

“Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree” ~ Robert Barry (A classic, happily ending story😊)

“Silver Packages” ~ Cynthia Rylant (A good story and a great writer)

The Letter On the Tree” ~ Natalie Savage Carlson (We always enjoy this one)

“The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey”  ~ Susan Wojciechowski *please don’t ask me to pronounce that* 😂 (We’ve read this every year since I was a baby)

 Stephen’s Feast ~ Jean Richardson (This always makes me want to sing the song)

“The Church Mice at Christmas” ~ Graham Oakley (One of my Mom’s favorites)

“A Little House Christmas” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder (Sweet Stories)

What Christmas books do you like? Do you have any recommendations?

Come Tomorrow!



Christmas Countdown, Day 13



Today for “Christmas Countdown” the topic is going to be…..


My favorite(:

We always, for probably most of my life, Have gone out Thanksgiving night and go a little way down the road and purchase a 7-8 foot Christmas tree. (It’s and 8-9 footer at this house, but at our old house we had to get a 7 foot tree!) We come home and pull all of our Christmas Decorations out of the attic. Ornaments, Garland, Lights, wreaths, Bows, Small trees, and anything else that might be stashed up there(:

This year we also went to Hobby Lobby while they had their Christmas sale and picked up some extra garland and a star and some red ornaments(:

The tree with the star and red ornaments we bought.

We went with a simple tree this year, using the red ornaments and star, and we decorated the faux tree with our regular ornaments.

The faux tree. (If you would like to see a full house tour, click here)

How do you decorate your house? What kind of decorations do you have? Do you LOVE Hobby Lobby? (:

Come back soon! (or tomorrow!)




Christmas Countdown, Day 12


Oh! I’m glad you’re here today!

How are you?


Today I am going to revisit Christmas Cookies, Because, I mean, who can ever have to many Christmas cookies! (and, I really didn’t do all of my favorites justice😂)

So, when I last posted on this subject was ten days ago. (on the 8th) Not to early to talk about it again!

Last year we made a lot of different kinds. A few include:

the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever

Buttery Spritz Cookies

Easy Sugar Cookies (with frosting!)

Be sure to check those out! (and save one for me!😄)

Some that we’re planning on baking this year are:

Gingerbread Whoopie Pie

Christmas Sugar Cookie bites

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Yum! I can’t wait to make all of those!

What kind of cookies do you like? Do you make cookies?

Come back tomorrow!





Christmas Countdown, day 11



Today I chose weather as the topic for “Christmas Countdown” (:

A little bit of an odd one, but I though I’d give it a whirl!


Here where we live in Georgia, the weather on Christmas day is quite unpredictable.

I can only remember one white Christmas, and I think that was about nine or ten years ago! We usually get at least one snow a year, (maybe two, if we’re lucky) but we haven’t had a white Christmas in quite some years.

In 2016 we had 80° weather here! I remember that, because my Mom, for Christmas, had got me a plaid flannel shirt that I was eager to wear, but when we all went outside, since it was so sunny and warm, I had to go back inside twice to change into something that would be cooler! (I have pictures; I ended up with a tank top and shorts!)

But most years it’s just been cold, maybe sunny, and snowless): But that’s okay, because if we don’t have snow before Christmas, we usually get some after. (:

What Is your weather like where you live at Christmas? Do you get snow? Is it Hot?

Come back tomorrow!

8 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS! (wait, what?! 8 days?)



Christmas Countdown, Day 9


Hello all!

Today is the, hmm.. let’s see, 14TH OF DECEMBER?!!??

WOW! How is it the 14th already? December is flying by!

Well, today the topic is… Events!

Today we’re going to see a play; “A Christmas Carol.” (Charles Dickens) It’s with our homeschool group. I’m excited! We recently bought “A Christmas Carol” Radio Drama from Focus On The Family so we can know what the story is, so we’re not lost in the story of the play(:

Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we go Ice Skating for my Brother’s birthday.

Also this year we’re doing a dessert party/gathering for the neighborhood around us(: We’re going to make lots of desserts, have coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Do you do any Christmas Events? If so, what?

Drop by again tomorrow!



Christmas Countdown, Day 8


Hey There!

Today for “Christmas Countdown,” I will be talking about………………………………………………

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a HAH!

hee hee(:

So. Christmas fun.

Well, My Brother’s birthday is this month, and we have gone Ice Skating for the past few years. It’s always really fun! It never gets below 25º here, (rarely even that!) and snow is meager. (although, we DID get 8″ last year, which is the most we’d had since 1993!) So we never get to do a lot of snow activities. That’s why outdoor Ice Skating is so awesome!

Every year my whole family and I make bunches of pans of cinnamon rolls, which is always super fun!

What do you do for fun at Christmastime? Have you ever gone Ice Skating?

Come back tomorrow!




Christmas Countdown, Day 7



Today for “Christmas Countdown” I’m posting about gift wrapping!

I know, kind-of a weird topic, eh?

Well, I know a lot of people who wrap gifts differently; Paper, Bags, Tissue, Boxes, ETC.


Well, we wrap in both bags and boxes, but you know how it gets sometimes, the paper “run-out” leads to some creative wrapping ideas (😄)

We also have to wrap very good. We have a snoop my Dad or two in the family, who like to pick up, shake, rattle, spin and examine the gifts under the tree, so we’ve come up with some ways that, if there’s any way that someone could guess what’s in the bag/box, they can’t. (😂)

How do YOU wrap gifts? What do you use?





Christmas Countdown, Day 6



Today the topic is…CHRISTMAS MOVIES!


We really like to watch Christmas Movies, sometimes when it’s not even Christmas!

Some of our favorites are: The Grinch (the original and the newer one with Jim Carey. We have yet to see the one that has just released!)

The Elf. Oh, man, is that a good one! It’s so funny(:

My Mom and I both like Hallmark Christmas movies, but it sends my brother in to a state of grief((: My Dad just chooses not to watch them, for the same reason as my brother((:

What are your favorite Christmas movies? Have you seen the new Grinch movie?

Come back tomorrow!




Christmas Countdown, Day 5



Today’s topic is… FOOD!


I like food(:

So, our tradition on Christmas day, for dinner, is to have Beef Tenderloin. It’s been a tradition of ours since I was probably 7 or 8. It’s always something we look forward to. My Mom usually gets everything ready Christmas Eve, then, on Christmas, She pulls it all out of the fridge and cooks it.

Another one of our food traditions is to make cinnamon rolls. We make tons and tons of pans of cinnamon rolls and give them away to friends and neighbors, and we keep one pan for ourselves to eat while we open presents. (or after)

We use the Pioneer woman’s cinnamon roll recipe. Try it! I’m sure you’ll like them!

Do you have any food traditions? What do you eat for Christmas dinner?

Come back tomorrow!