December 1, 2009

Welcome December

There's nothing like the smell of a fresh Christmas tree. Over Thanksgiving we did our annual search for the perfect tree. We found a new farm that had the most beautiful trees I've ever laid my eyes on. All of them were so thick, full, and perfectly shaped. And you won't believe the prices... $28-30 for 6-8 foot trees. Amen and amen.

I've been doing my own frugal decorating around here. Those candies are left over from last Christmas. Hey, they're still pretty! I just wouldn't eat them.


As I'm feathering my nest and decking the halls I am filled with joy and anticipation for the month ahead. I don't want to get discouraged with all the things I "should be doing." This is a month to savor.
January will be here before we know it with her diet plans, organization methods, and fresh calendars. December is here with her arms open to family time, savory treats, twinkling lights and celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace.
Welcome, beautiful December. Welcome!

15 comments:

Graceful said...

Thank you for inspiring me to embrace the season!

Shell in your Pocket said...

My daughter just asked me for one of those mints...they are good!
sandy toe

Robin said...

Your frugal decorating looks great. If you decide to do a decoration swap (your comment on Chatting at the Sky), let me know!

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

I love frugal decorating, too. I'm getting it done slowly. Like you, I want to savor this month.

asnipofgoodness said...

I love that "This is a month to savor" you are so right, and the joy can be sucked right out so quickly if we let all the "bustle" get to us! Thanks for the reminder!

flyonthewall said...

THANK YOU so much for your tender reminder that this truly is a month "to savor" as we anticipate the celebration of the birth of the King of Kings. I let myself get caught up in a major bah-humbug of a mood. Lost focus. Thank you for your sweet post....

Amber said...

Beautiful.

And so true about January's calendars and schedules, and December's time to savor.

LOVE IT.

Anonymous said...

Once again, I am instructed by the younger woman. You have great wisdom and I need as many reminders as possible that this is HIS month! Miss Dixie

Learning as we Live said...

What do you suggest doing with a poinsettia (sp?)? I bought 2 small ones for 99 cents!!, but I'm not sure how to decorate with them.

Southern Gal said...

I love to focus on the moment. Savoring it is a great way to enjoy it. Thanks for the reminder.

A Little Of This And That said...

You hit the nail on the head, as we say here in the South. And, by the way, love the leftover candy idea!

Sandy said...

Loved this post! And I am ALL about a decorating swap. I'd be glad to host it (maybe in mid-late Jan.) I have things boxed up to take "somewhere" but they can wait another month... Anyone?

Dawn said...

loved those trees... i miss tree farms :) enjoy. and continue to savor!

Joy for the Seasons said...

I have you to thank for my mantle's apothecary jar. :) I bought one for fall, and I have learned from you I can just switch out what is inside it to fit the season. My wallet thanks you!!

Gretchen said...

Alas, this is our first year w/o a "live"(dead) tree. We won't be here for the holiday b/c we'll be in CO, and I don't want to rely on our house-hound sitter to be a tree sitter, too. Though my allergies are thanking me...I do miss the real thing. Still, "winter" from Bath and Body Works helps me pretend that I have a nice Frasier Fir.

What a beautiful tribute to a great month.