I must admit, Christmas is not my favorite of holidays. There I said it.
I am more of a Thanksgiving and Fourth of July kind of lady. The biggest reason why is because there is so much comfort, joy, and excitement buzzing around and then come January 2nd – or whatever work/school day follows – the magic in the air fizzles and vanishes, never to return until next year. So many of us forget that comfort and joy should be with us all year! Why reserve it for 25 days out of the year? It got me thinking what brings me comfort and what brings me joy throughout the year.
Below are just 3 of my seasonal comforts throughout the year. What are yours?
- Homemade soups
- Leggings and sweaters as lounge wear
- Dinners and Gatherings with family & friends
- Opening the windows in the house for fresh, spring air
- The end of daylight savings time – Spring forward!
- The start of baseball season
- Ceiling fans
- The option for my hair to air dry
- Backyard firepits
- Root vegetables
- The scents of cinnamon, cloves, pumpkin….
Since I don’t make videos I’ve swapped Vlog for Blog in the Vlogmas tradition. Essentially, people post daily video diaries from December 1st until Christmas Eve. I doubt my days will be as interesting as some of the others, but it could be for some fun and creative ways to build content!
I work full time so a “day in the life” would be just me sitting at a desk, typing and taking and placing phone calls. Today I wore navy ankle pants from Van Heusen, a pair of black heels, and a top from the Loft. It is a little big on me so I tied it into a knot at the bottom to keep me from looking like I am walking around in a polka dot tent. My watch is from Caravelle. I had my eye out for a nice, classic watch for MONTHS before finding this gem.
My hair is simple: I slept with it in a bun and then pined back the front sections in many bobby pins.
The Twelve by Justin Cronin
I read a section of this the night before last and ended up dreaming I was hiding from viral humans. Lesson learned: do not read before bed. haha!
I’m not sure if posting daily will happen, but I will certainly do my best!