Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Lightsss(and other such Holiday reflections)

Ahhh, so one of my favorite things right now is Christmas lights. And when my awesome grandparents visited for Thanksgiving I recruited their help to install some in my bedroom. It's soo easy, but so beautiful. All you need is a string(20+ ft. is preferable) of lights and some small Command hooks. 

 I decided to share the pictures here because it seemed like the sort of thing I should post about. 

So, what are you looking forward to most about Christmas? The break from school? The music? The food? The presents? The movies? 

I share the closet with three sisters, so all the dresses aren't mine. However, most of the books are. :) 

 My Christmas break plans consist of reading lotttsss of books, re-watching Downton Abbey Season 2(*sigh*), and practicing violin till my finger pads wear off. Oh, and spending time with family of course.
featuring the lovely Audrey Hepburn picture from Olivia's My Fair Lady Giveaway
Does anyone else struggle with keeping the Christmas season focused on Christ? It's difficult with commercialism and stress and my distracting lights, but it's what's most important, right? 


One thing about harnessing my thoughts towards Christ is realizing I can savor the joy of Christmas all year. There's always that let-down in January after you've opened all your presents and finished all the cookies, but realizing that the amazing gift of salvation is something I can be grateful for all year helps. 

Are you one of those people who starts celebrating really early or do you wait till after Thanksgiving? 

Do you love or hate Christmas shopping?

*inserts random(and absolutely necessary) picture of dog*

Do you have any plans for Christmas break?

so proud of my collage :) 
So grateful for my family to celebrate Christmas with and Amazon to easily order presents. And wrapping paper. Very thankful for wrapping paper. :)

On the right, the talented and very-photogenic Audrey Hepburn, on the left the awkward and very-not-photogenic Me. ;) 

 Happy Christmas season, everyone!

Well that was a different sort of post. :) Usually I would ask questions, but I've given so many already that you can just answer those. :) Unless you have any questions for me? *raises eyebrows expectantly* 


  1. Awesome! I LOVE string lights and I have some on my book shelf year round ^_^
    Your lights look amazing, and your collage is pretty epic too :)

    1. Thank you! I'm thinking of keeping mine up year-round as well. At least till winter is over.

      Thanks. It's my pride and joy. ;)

  2. I love Christmas lights too -- I seem to put up a few more every year, lately. I used to just have them on the tree, but last year I added a curtain of white lights behind the tree that we all loved, so I did that again this year. And this year I added battery-operated lights around the lamppost outside and around all the spindles the hold up the banister in the foyer. Lights, lights everywhere!

    I love Christmas shopping. I usually start around May :-D My plans for Christmas involve my mom coming to visit, making yummy food like apple bread and coconut cream pie, and going to church multiple days in a row :-)

    1. Ooh, lights around the lamppost sound beautiful. And that's funny how they multiply; maybe that's how it'll be in our family. I got my sister a box of them for Christmas because she wants to mimic what I did in my room.

      Your Christmas plans sound lovely, especially the yummy food. :)

    2. I keep trying to get a picture of the lamppost, but the lights twinkle, so it's never quite worked. I'll keep trying! They're really pretty.


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