In my last post, Following My Feet, I told you about my decision to become a Beachbody Coach. What I failed to do was tell you what the heck Beachbody is and what a coach does. Oops, my bad! So this post will tell you all about those two things.
I’m so sorry for being absent since December. I’ve thought about writing at the most random times and when I placed my hands on the keyboard, nothing happened. I have so many thoughts swirling through my head and I’ve had the hardest time putting them into cohesive sentences. But today I am going to give it my best shot.
Back in July I wrote a post called Follow My Feet and I’ve been busy doing just that.
“I don’t know where,
I don’t know where,
Where my path will lead, but I’ll follow my feet…”
(The Unlikely Candidates)
I finally made it to the 12th day! I wasn’t sure it was going to happen haha but I finished before 2014! So, here we go!
On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Harry Potter. I know this may seem like an odd thing to add but for some reason I associate the winter holidays with Harry Potter. It could be because I’m a Potterhead and I try to relate everything to HP or it could be because 4 out of the 8 movies were released in November and I always saw it opening weekend, if not opening night. It’s funny too because the book release dates were during the spring and summer yet I don’t associate that time of the year with the series. Plus, the first time I went to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was in November.
J.K Rowling made sure to give the Hogwarts students a decent break for the winter holidays and Harry, Ron, and Hermione took advantage of the time off to solve some kind of mystery surrounding He-Who-Should-Not-Be-Named. I loved the way Christmas was depicted in the movies and books too; the Great Hall was always decorated with trees and the ceiling was enchanted with falling snow.
I got a really cool Harry Potter ornament for my tree and I make sure I find the perfect spot to display it.
This concludes my 12 days of Christmas. I hope you enjoyed a peek into my holidays and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. If you don’t celebrate, I hope you enjoy time with your family and friends celebrating your holidays and traditions.
I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and fabulous 2014! xoxo
On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…7 fish dinner on Christmas eve. My parents have done this tradition for as long as I can remember. We used to go to my dad’s best friend’s house for dinner for many many years but have since continued at my parents house and now at my house. Now, having done it myself, I have so much more respect for my mom and all the work she has put into it over the years. It takes a lot of planning and work but is most definitely worth it! We haven’t always had 7 different kinds of fish but usually come close. The menu this year was:
On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…fireplaces and mantles. These made my list, even though I don’t have either, because they are beautiful and seemingly fun to decorate. Installing a fireplace is definitely high on our list of additions to our house but for now I’ll settle on looking at pictures of how I’d like to decorate it. So, here are some gems from my Pinterest page:
On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…the color red. Red and green are such classic Christmas colors so they work together. I don’t really pair these two except around the holidays though. I have enough green with my garland so I’ve added pops of red where I can. For example…
Ok kids, I am quickly running out of time to get my twelve days in before Christmas so I’m going to combine some of my favorite things!
On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me…garland. Lots and lots of garland. I have to admit that I’m a little obsessed. I don’t have nearly as much as I’d like but year by year I’m adding to my collection, much to my husband’s dismay. He doesn’t get it. Maybe it’s a girl thing. Maybe it’s a me thing. Right now I have generic green fake garland.
I would love to have real greens to display all over my house but I can’t seem to get my hands on any. If I go fake, I’d also love to have the thick kind with ribbon or fruit throughout. I’m trying to spruce mine up by adding ribbon and that definitely helps give it some pizzaz! Do people still say “pizzaz?” Oh well, I just did. One other addition that adds to plain greens are lights, which brings us to…
the 5th day of Christmas! My true love gave to me…lights. I’m probably equally obsessed with lights and candles. No, not equally-more. The glow of white Christmas lights and electric candles in the windows give the rooms in my house such a wonderfully cozy feel. All my garland is wrapped in white lights. I have them on my console table, on my bay dining room window, above my kitchen cabinets, around the railing to my front door, around my front door (although next year I need to switch it out for something longer because they look like flood pants against the door since it’s too short), along my back deck, and of course, around my Christmas tree.
This is the only time of year that I get to enjoy this much soft light in my house. Our neighborhood displays luminaries on Christmas Eve, which I love as well. My family used to drive around to surrounding neighborhoods to look at their luminaries and Christmas lights on Christmas Eve after church. I used to like to take one last peek at the houses that still had their lights on and the luminaries that were still lit before I went to bed. Sometimes I still do that.
I hope you are enjoying all the Christmas lights and decorations!
Stay fabulous! xoxo
I love the holiday season! I love the lights, decorations, trees, music, food, memories, nostalgic feelings, smells, colors, and time-off from work! Another reason I love this time of year so much is because I was married in December and that always brings fond memories. Since I enjoy it so much, I decided to write about my own version of the 12 Days of Christmas. And if I’m honest, I want to start blogging more frequently and I thought this would be a good way to stay on track. So…
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I still can’t believe that it has come and gone already and there are only 22 days left until Christmas!
My husband and I happily inherited the tradition of hosting Thanksgiving dinner and have done so for the past few years. I really love having the families come together and since both of ours are small, it’s never too overwhelming to have everyone (or most everyone) over to celebrate. The hubs takes Thanksgiving week off of work so he’s a huge help in getting the house ready and running errands. Everyone also volunteers to bring a side dish so that also helps take the burden off of me to be responsible for the whole meal and that way everyone is involved!