Tag Archives: Christmas

A Very Travel Christmas

28 Dec

Hello All,

I really hope you all had a wonderful holiday. It was fun, relaxing one at the Devine household. We took our time getting up, becoming fairly presentable, watching Die Hard and then I made these.  Tasty, right?

I gave and received some pretty sweet gift this year.  Even though I’m stationary for the foreseeable future, I’m living vicariously through possibilities. And one way is through this book. Lonely Planet: The Travel Book. It has every country with photos, vital stats and a fun random fact. And it’s huge. I mean, massive.

Yup. It' s actually bigger than my laptop.

And to satisfy my crafty side, I gave a SMASHBOOK a try.

It’s essentially a scrapbook, but of course I got the travel themed one. I’m filling it with pics of my travel bucket list. The colorful pages are a nice change of pace, but I was a bit disappointed with the quality. I’m already starting to fill it up with possibilities. It is nice to have a place to put all my ideas down.

A couple day trips are in the works, so I’m currently content. Hopefully with the New Year news of Grad Schools will follow. Waiting is the hardest part. *Fingers Crossed* for good news!

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The Grinch Was Right

11 Dec

Well, not during his cranky kleptomaniac phase but when he had his sweet little revelation.

courtesy of Pinterest

And while we tend to get caught up in the season with the food, fun and presents it’s so easy to forget. This is a season of giving and not just to friends and family. And really the best part of it all is that it can be free. I got some really fun suggestions online. Like giving away my bridesmaid dress for another girl to use for prom or donating my old cell phone.  And there is always volunteer match.org, which will match you with your community needs.

And I just got involved in a great organization called moreloveletters.com

They are having a love letter drive from December 5th-17th. They have 12 folks in need of some love and encouragement and they will email the details for the letter. It’s so simple and it’ll make your day as well as the recipient. And even after the holiday season, they will send you a personal request once a month. We all need a pick-me- up and nothing beats a letter made with care.

I hope you’re getting in the holiday mood, because I sure  am. T’is the season, after all!

And It Begins..

26 Nov

I love Christmas but rarely do much for it. Due to allergies and animal shenanigans, we have a petite tabletop tree and a couple lights outside to show we celebrate the season. Sometimes I bake. We don’t really go over the top, and I like it that way. Some years the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas can feel like an eternity and a lot of people get burnt out. Our style is really relaxed and everyone is a lot happier for it. The holiday season is kinda like a performance, leave room to grow and you’ll always want to come back for more. And we do! I’m excited the season is here. Yesterday, Nicole and I went to the Mizner Park Christmas Tree Lighting. It was pretty awesome.

There were fireworks too!

I hope you are excited too. But remember its a marathon, not a sprint. Be sure to stay hydrated- Yes, hot chocolate and eggnog count :)

Oh, and check out my Twitter for a video of the musical tree show. It was pretty cool.