Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve

I love the warm, coziness of Christmas time.
We are having dessert for breakfast.

These lovely holiday flowers are from my brother-in-law.
We open our gifts this evening. 
Christmas Day is a time for relaxing with the family and sharing a big Christmas dinner.
~~~♥~~~
{Pine Branch Frame}
~~~♥~~~

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Merry Christmas to You

I hope you all are having a joyful Christmas season with your loved ones. 
Christmas is a time for families. 

~ Celebrating the moments of Christmas ~


~ Selecting the tree ~

~ Christmas Baking ~

~ Cozy evenings by the fireside ~

 ~ A little Christmas humor ~
{A comic I made from my children's conversation.}

 ~ The night before Christmas ~


~~~♥~~~ 

  ~ I am taking a Christmas holiday and will not be back until after Christmas ~

Monday, December 14, 2015

How to Dress like a Millionaire

Just look at Lauren Bacall.
She is always classy - and her hair is always perfect!

Her Green silk chiffon evening dress with fur trim from
How to Marry a Millionaire
is one of my favorite dresses.
~~~♥~~~

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lady in Spring Hat

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PleasantSimplicity
I have not had much time to use the computer lately. 
I stayed up until 1:45 last night (actually - this morning)...
Slept on the couch and got up at 5:00 A.M..

This is what I have been up to...
Creating new cards.

My sister is always asking me why I don't make my own cards.
I am sending a sets of these to my sisters for Christmas gifts.

~~~♥~~~

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Memorable Moments

A Nativity scene made by my husband's mother while visiting us one Christmas 
when my children were very young.  
 My daughter and I regularly go to AMPM weekend mornings 
to get our pumpkin spice coffee.
The sweet girl who works there is always so kind to everyone.
This weekend, she eagerly presented this gift she had waiting for us.
Isn't it just the cutest can of popcorn!
~~~♥~~~

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas Cards

I just had to post something today to move on from my last post and that photo of me. Do you ever post something and later want it gone? I am tired of seeing that picture of myself.

So, I decided to show you my Christmas cards. I did not even know that I had them. They were packed away with the Christmas wrapping, which I just dug out yesterday. I bought the cards after Christmas last year, thinking I would be all set for sending them out on December 1 this year.


I know that I just posted that I was going to be very GOOD for the next three week, but I had forgotten that this evening I will be going to a friend’s house for pizza and dessert. Although I don’t have my calendar full, as some of you do, this was planned months in advance.
 {Inside of Nativity card}

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Oh, So Many Tasty Temptations!

This is a photo from another year, but it still represents me BEFORE I started my diet (August 27 - 14 long weeks ago) this year.

After three days of delicious Thanksgiving feasting, I slipped up four pound on the scale. I have been working hard all week to shed that holiday cheer.

Last night, I was SO tempted to eat a slice of fresh homemade BREAD with BUTTER! But I made it through the evening, and I am happy to say that this morning, a week later, I am back to where I was before Thanksgiving.

I am determined to work diligently for the next three weeks before the Christmas Eve– hoping to lose five by then.

Focus! That word keeps me on track. It is a simple word, but so powerful.

So many tempting delights EVERYWHERE I look. Pinterest is such a wonderful distraction. However, I try to avoid the food world on Pinterest. Instead, I look at cozy rooms and holiday settings.

I wanted to post a photo from Pinterest, but I was not able to get permission, so you get a picture of my living room, instead.

~ Now you can see where I sit when I am visiting you ~

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Through My Window

~ A View through my front window on this first day of December ~
~~~♥~~~
I am come a light into the world,
that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
(John 12:46  )
 ~~~♥~~~

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