This weekend is my favorite weekend of the whole year. Not only do I get to celebrate Thanksgiving but I also get to bring out the Christmas decor. This morning it is snowing ever so lightly and I am taking full advantage of the holiday spirit. I found this Susan Branch Christmas from the Heart of the Home book at a thrift store years ago. I like to re-read it every year and I started it just this morning.
I am sitting in my comfy chair, sipping on a nice hot mug of peppermint hot chocolate. I've got my little silver tree lit up beside me and I am in my Christmas PJ's. And of course, the Christmas music is playing in the background.
Across the room from where I sit is this magical scene. My beautiful mantle is decorated in Christmas colors and our tree is all lit up and decorated. I decided to use all of my ornaments this year and have a colorful tree. Most of the ornaments on my tree were made for me by my grandma. Since this is our first Christmas without her, these ornaments mean even more to me.
I am picking out which things from this book I will try out this year. I absolutely adore this book and all the wonderful ideas she has. The illustrations and stories just add to the merriment of it. There are recipes for appetizers, drinks, side dishes, main dishes, desserts and even a recipe for the dogs too! I am so glad I found this book and bought it. It has quickly become a tradition that I love and will continue!
I am truly in the Christmas spirit already and am looking forward to the holidays this year. I have a few things on my bucket list that I can't wait to check off! I have a good head start and have so much more to do. Good thing I have an amazing husband who lets me do some crazy things and goes along with all of my wild ideas!
I hope you are getting in the Christmas spirit too!
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