Blogmas Day 15
I had a completely different post planned for today, but then we lost internet last night and I was on the phone until 3AM with Comcast. Long story short, nothing was solved and the earliest they will come check things out is Friday. Not sure how I'm supposed to survive in 2015 without internet, but you better believe that Comcast will be crediting our account this billing cycle. Anyway, for the sake of keeping things short (I'm using my phone data as a hotspot right now), I'm
canceling postponing my original post that required lots of photo-editing and collage-making on the internet. Instead, I'm going to do this quick Q&A I found floating around!
this family Christmas photo we just took at the mall with Santa
Sorry, I just had to share. I'm still shocked that we managed to get PJ to look into the camera at the right moment.
Ok, now onto the Q&A part!
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I don't think that my family had any out of the ordinary traditions. We did go Black Friday shopping together every year, which was always fun. Now, we are all resigned to shopping over the internet in our pjs. I am in love with the tradition that husband and I have started of not exchanging Christmas gifts.
What you'd love to see Santa bring you most this year
Honestly, I don't know. Santa was very generous to me last year by bringing my DSLR, my sewing machine, and Betty Sue (my stand mixer). I'm really having a hard time thinking of any big gift that I would want. As I've gotten older, I'm finding that I want less tangible things. Or at the very least, many of the things that I do want are small enough that I just pick them up for myself. So this year, I didn't ask Santa for anything. It should be interesting to see what he brings me.
What's your go to stocking stuffer
Hmm…you can't go wrong with candy or healthy treats like fruit and nuts. Gift cards are always fun to find in a stocking too.
Christmas Tree Lights: Colorful or All White
Definitely Colorful Lights!
All white lights are very elegant, but when I think of an old fashioned Christmas, I think of those oversized colorful bulbs. We do white lights as a base layer and then add in the colorful ones!
Favorite Holiday Song
This one is totally not fair. I can't pick just one. I just can't. I love everything from the classics to the modern day Christmas albums.
Real Tree of Fake Tree?
I love any and everything to do with Christmas, a tree will make me happy either way. Fake trees are great because you can keep them up all year long if you want. And yes I have done this. But real trees are the best too, especially if you cut them down yourself. Plus, I love the scent of the fresh pine every time I walk through the door. Those basalm candles just don't do it justice. For now, we just do whichever is most convenient that year. Once we own a home, we will probably have a large real tree as our main one and maybe some smaller to midsize fake ones spread throughout the house.
Favorite Holiday Treat
That's a tough one. There are some many goodies floating around during the holidays. And I enjoy baking them just as much as eating them. I'm going to have to go with this pineapple cranberry upside down cake that I make every year..mostly because I'm eating this right now.
Follow along with Blogmas to see more holiday fun everyday this month
Hopefully, my internet returns before Friday, if not I will still be posting every day. I will just have to spend some time sitting in Starbucks and bumming free internet.