Happy less-than-a-week-until-Christmas, y’all! I know pretty much everyone gets “into” the Christmas spirit by the day after Thanksgiving but I don’t know if I’m just a scrooge at heart or what, but being prepared and excited isn’t natural for me. I absolutely love the holiday, the tree, the family together-ness, the excuse to go shopping, and the advent season. I’ve decided to be more purposeful this year and learn to do special little things despite being ridiculously busy as always.
4) Using peppermint sprinkles. The amish store we get a lot of our dry goods at has candy-cane shaped peppermint sprinkles year-round that I’ve never bothered to try because I love the plain colored ones so much (I have an addiction, really…), but my sister suggested we change for the season and I’m glad we did! They are so yummy and make everything more festive. On top of whipped cream in coffee is just perfect.
My Sperry’s have sparkles on the sides and that makes me really, really happy. 🙂 I think it makes them girlier since a lot of guys have similar looking shoes. When wearing loose sweatshirts like this, it’s important to keep your skirt as slimming as possible to reduce the amount of frump. I also make sure the skirt’s waistband is fitted because extra bulk under the sweater would be terrible.
Hopefully next year I’ll not only do these four things, but even more! Like, *gasp* bake Christmas cookies or make homemade ornaments! What kinds of things put you in the mood for red and green and gold and sugar and snow and white fur and glitter and bows and laughter this time of year?