Hello all!  It is now just five days until Christmas and I am finally back from the dead!  I have had a nasty stomach bug and was pretty useless for the past week.  Thankfully I spent all day last Wednesday getting the bulk of my wrapping done and all day Thursday running all over the place getting tons of errands done before my oldest two came home from college.

I haven’t published a blog post in quite some time now and have been pretty non-existent on social media, too.  I ran into another friend a couple of days ago who told me that she, too, has been enjoying my gift guide posts and has purchased several items that I recommended. I am glad I got those posts out before the BIG BAD BUG hit me!!

I had a handful of blog posts planned in the past couple of weeks that just never came to fruition.  I have been concentrating on holiday prep and I also have been crafting like crazy getting holiday orders done!

As I have been fairly house bound as of late, I have been truly enjoying my festive, holiday house and all of the decorations that I have collected through the years. I’ve been listening to lots of Christmas music, burning all my delightful, fragrant candles, and smiling a lot at the various holiday ads on tv.

I’d like to share a little glimpse of the decorations that I love!




And no, I do not already have my table set!  I just put it together for this blog post!  We are having 23 for Christmas dinner this year so we will have SEVERAL tables to set!  How lucky and blessed are we?  I hope you all are finding the time to enjoy all the different holiday things that may make you smile!

I had a huge smile on my face this morning watching all the little ones walking to their last day of school before the break.  I remember that frantic feeling as a mom of elementary school-aged kids, with all the classroom holiday parties to attend and teacher gifts to purchase and the internal panic of knowing they were going to be home from today on and wondering how I was going to get everything done! Godspeed to all you Moms out there…YOU CAN DO IT!!!  Coffee and wine…those are my words of wisdom!!!

Coming soon I have a couple of holiday recipe posts to share, including some yummy cocktail ideas!!!  Have a great day everyone!




7 responses to “My Holiday Home Tour

  1. Your home is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your family and I look forward to your Posts in the Bew Year! I hope you feel better!

  2. Your home is just beautifully decorated!
    I love your EAT sign over your stove . Did you make this and if so can u make me one..?…….? Not before Christmas of course!
    I met your lovely Mom ( she makes me laugh) at our Tuesday morning Weight Watchers meeting and she turned me on to your blog!
    I am going to Florida for the winter and that is where I’d to use the EAT sign. Maybe we can work something out as it would have to mailed to me…
    Thank you Jen and have a Merry Christmas with your family and friends . Enjoy those college age gals!

    Michele Mele

    1. Thank you Michele! I did not make the ‘EAT’ sign but I do make many signs and could make you a similar one. Get in touch with me after the holidays if you’d like! Merry Christmas!

  3. Totally enjoyed reading your blog and loved all your beautiful decorating. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas .

    Happy to hear you are feeling better,,,

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