Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone who has taken time out of their schedules to read this blog.  I appreciate it very much that you have spent a moment of your time reading my scattered thoughts.  I look forward to sharing more with you next year. The photo above are just a few of the favorites on my tree.  The pine cone is over 30 years old.  I know that people now purchase these in stores, but the ones on my tree actually belonged to my grandmother. My mom and her siblings actually went outside and scrounged these up and painted them as part of their decorations.  Yes…this was back when kids still strung popcorn and handmade ornaments.  I also still have a handmade one (not pictured).  Sometimes, the simplest thing can make the holiday that much more special.

Talk to you all soon.

Holiday Cheer. Day 2

Every year around this time in Town Center mall, we shoppers are treated to kids doing their piano recitals.  Yesterday, I actually sat down while eating a soft pretzel and listened to about four kids do their mini concert.  This year was the first time I saw a sign for it.  They called it to pianothon.  It was nice to see and hear.  It was the perfect opportunity to relax during the hectic shopping season. #holidaycheer

Holiday Cheer. Day 1

I remember my first Christmas in Georgia about 18 years ago. I had just started working for a temp agency after two months of interviewing for jobs with no luck.  I finally received my first check and I was so excited. While riding in my car listening to Christmas music on the radio, I looked over to the car next to me. The lady on the passenger side in the car beside me and I made eye contact and were both singing Have a holly jolly Christmas. We laughed and started singing loudly while dancing in our seats. Welcome to the South! That’s probably the moment I realized that I had made the right move. (Still a northerner at heart though). I think her husband (atleast that is who I assume the driver was) might have thought we both had lost our mind because he was laughing at us. ‪#‎holidaycheer‬

Love this blogging thing!

When I started this blog many years ago, I did not write a lot on it. I have always enjoyed writing (well at least on topics that is not for school). I was one of those people that always kept a diary and wrote in it frequently, almost daily.  It’s always been a blog of my personal thoughts and feelings.  In January, one of my goals was to write regularly and this is one of the goals I have managed to keep and LOVE.  It has been a joy to do updates once or twice a week.  One day, I hope to have much more to write about and have the ability to write about it well!  Sometimes, I have ideas of something that I would like to talk about but I just feel that it will not come across well, so I pass that post up.   I absolutely love blogging about fashion, beauty, and just every day life.  So, thank you to all of the readers who have subscribed and gotten some enjoyment out of reading or viewing my posts.  Whatever the reason is that have caused it to be somewhat entertaining to you, I hope that I am able to continue on that path.

Thank you, and I will talk to you all soon!

Super moon weekend

This past weekend was wonderful. Of course, I did a little shopping at The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta. It was not my intent to purchase anything, but I had to exchange two items that I bought in the wrong size. After making my exchange, I did my normal route of stopping in a few stores to look in their clearance section and had a little lunch at Taqueria Tsunami. I had been wanting to try this place for a while and it was fantastic. I had the garden shrimp quesadilla which was so darn good that I debated getting another to go for dinner. Since it started to get busier with the lunch crowd, I passed on waiting for that. After leaving there, I passed the Converse store and went in there for a look. I have never owned a pair of Converse. I have always seen girls with them on and they look so cute sometimes. I had never seen a pair that I thought looked as cute on my feet until now. Yes, I purchased my first pair. See, I almost made it out of there without one single purchase. They are cute little grey/pink/yellow/white shoes. Of course, I nabbed them out of the junior section. My friend got a laugh out of that. She says whenever shopping for me, she just looks at what the teeny boppers are wearing. Ha!

After getting home, I was being super lazy after 8pm and laying in bed watching television. I decided that I did not want to miss the super moon. So as soon as it got dark, I threw something on along with my new pair of converse and went outside to see the moon. I walked out to my patio and could see nothing through the trees in the back of my house. Determined not to miss it and not to blow it off, I grabbed my car keys, hopped in the car to head toward the park near my house where certainly I would see it. Well, I didn’t have to go far. As soon as I turned south off my street, there it was. It was big, bright, beautiful. Honestly, it looked as though I could drive right up to it and touch it. Magnificent. I took pictures, but they hardly do it justice. I was just in awe at how big it actually looked. Funny enough, the further south I drove, the further it started to look. Eventually, I found myself not at the park, but in the parking lot of a Target just staring at it. Not surprisingly, there were other people doing the same thing.

Sunday was a day of cleaning, although I really should have been working on my final paper for school. I have four weeks to complete that so I had better hop on it. Anyway, that was my weekend. I hope you all enjoyed yours!

Talk to you soon.

It’s that time again

If you have read my previous blogs, you know that yesterday was an exciting day for me. Yesterday was the first day of Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas! Yes, I began watching immediately when I got home from work and appointments. The holiday season is upon us and that makes me giddy. There’s no better time of the year than this. Everyone is gearing up for the holidays which mean they are usually really happy!

Another happy moment for me is that I am almost done with school and close to getting that darn Bachelor’s degree that have alluded me all these years.

Happy ThanksgivingMas people! (I just made that up.)

Sharon