Hi there friends! Today I want to talk about Christmas. Yeah, it is next week. I know. So weird. And I feel like I have accomplished nothing. And yeah that is pretty crappy. You know it is OK, it is OK if you didn’t get to do all the things you wanted. It is OK if you can’t buy presents for the 800 people that you think you need to get for(the number is very exaggerated) . And it is certainly OK if one year you are a Grinch.
it is allowed. It’s OK.
This time of year is so hectic. People get nasty and patience runs very very thin. And it is ironic that it is supposed to be the “jolliest time of the year”. Ironic. Very ironic.
So, what can you do about it, well my friends..not much. Except you can change your own outlook. You can not change the people around you, but you can holly your own jollies. What? Yeah, decorate your house, put up as many lights as you want and take care of you. Kindness and charity start at home. And that means being kind and charitable to you.
What does that mean? Well, it means friends taking time out for you. As I have said before here dealing with holiday stress is a bummer,but you can make it better. Light some candles, like my faves from Glade, and read a magazine. Drink that 5th cup of coffeee and give yourself a facial. Like with The Rodial snakeskin peel, it is amazing! Highly recommend !
This year and really the past few years the holidays have really been put into perspective for me. And I have realized what is most important. Memories of course but also to take a minute and relax. Stop the clock, put down the damned phone, which is hard for me being a blogger and a mom wanting to capture every freaking cute thing my son does. Like right now, I just took pictures of him being a goof ball outside. OK, phone down. Social media away. Step back from it. If you are having a crappy Christmas it is easy to fall and tumble into the their Christmas is better trap. Especially when scrolling through Facebook and Instagram. Get back on Pinterest and look at cookies. Make the cookies.
Right now, I am fighting a cold. My hubby is sick and I hope my little one doesn’t get it. But, I am not going to let that ruin my holly jollies. Or I hope. I am going to rest at night and as much as I can drink the cocoa, and do a facial peel. All while watching Christmas classics.
I found myself, friends, falling into that pit of Christmas crap, when I was wanting to do all these things and it just went kaboom. But, all that said, we are going to go light looking, we did Ginchmas, we will make more cookies. (I was wanting to post more on the blog of them but you know life got in the way)
And we ate them.
Take time for you, and don’t rush it. It’s important. I’m hoping to get some Chrismtas shopping done this weekend. We love doing the whole last minute stuff. It’s fun! It’s how I have always been.
Have a great Thursday!
This is what I call, I am at home fighting a cold and want to be comfortable and cute. I gave myself “bear ears” to feel adorkable since I am not feeling the best. But we wont tell will we? Concealer is amazing BTW and this one by NYX hides the funk. Anways, the weather here is up and down so this light weight loose knitted sweater was perfect for the ever changing temps in Florida. And the burgundy color is perfect for the season. Matched with a mustard yellow bag and some metallic shoes, BINGO . Comfy Chic. Even though I was one with the couch today, I did get a bathroom scrubbed, dishes done, and some laundry cleaned. There was that. But, other than that I am not really sure where my day went. Blur. it was a blur. Oh well. Right? I love this outfit and if you want something like this I found a great sale at EXPRESS of the sweater that is Identical to the one I am wearing!
Steal my look!
Sweater: hm similar
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