Hey everyone! I missed a couple months of TBB Asks, but I’m back this first Monday of December to share the Holiday Edition! I love everything with the holidays, so this was a fun Q&A post to write. Cheers to the holidays and I hope y’all are sneaking in moments of peace, reflection and joy amongst all of the hecticness and the endless to do’s that come with this busy season. Let’s get started!
Candy Canes? Yes or No
Yes! But, I prefer them as a ‘stirrer’ in my hot cocoa than alone. 🙂 And, speaking of hot cocoa additions… I was at TJMaxx and they had these ‘snow cap’ marshmallow toppings for hot cocoa! Don’t you hate when you see things while you’re waiting to check out? Yup, those went in my cart and I can’t wait to try them out! They had crushed peppermint over marshmallow toppers as well, if that is more your jam.
Christmas morning early riser or sleep in?
Early riser! I usually get up at 5:00 a.m. every morning anyway, just because I get a workout in before everyone else is up. BUT, on the weekends I usually sleep in. I WOULD sleep in on Christmas, but the kids usually want to open their gifts… and, I never get back to bed after that. 🙂
Did you shop on Black Friday? Yes or No
Yes, I never shop in stores, but I did shop online! I almost always shop at Old Navy and then maybe a few other stores. I’m not organized enough to have my shopping lists ready by Black Friday, so I am usually doing a lot of shopping after this day. It seems there are a lot of sales after Black Friday, but I do risk items being sold out. I need to get more organized, but my daughter’s birthday is right before Thanksgiving, so I’m always shopping and planning for that and it gets me behind on making my Christmas shopping lists. Ahwell! 🙂 The best sale I ever got on Black Friday was my Silhouette machine at an awesome price and I got a lot of vinyl and extra tools/freebies with it.
Christmas tree up in November? Yes or No
Yes! I usually put it up later in the day on Thanksgiving or the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year I had the tree up 2 weeks before Thanksgiving and had planned on decorating it BEFORE Thanksgiving, but I got so busy that I didn’t get it decorated until last Thursday. I decided to change the tree to a more ‘farmhouse’ style this year and that delayed me a bit. I’ll be sharing PHOTOS on Wednesday when I share my holiday home tour of our new farmhouse style decorated tree! The photo above is our tree from last year. 🙂
Do you get holiday ideas from Pinterest? Yes or No
Yes! I used Pinterest (follow me HERE!) to help me with ideas for how to decorate the tree with a farmhouse style (but, there wasn’t a lot of inspo on there for that, surprisingly!) and my two tier shelf. I do some of these boards as Secret boards, but if you want to follow any of my other Christmas Pin Boards, here they are:
I spend a lot of time updating my boards from season to season. You’ll find my FAVORITE Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Sundae Cake above, I make this for our family every Christmas. I whip it up in the slower cooker that morning and it cooks all day and makes the kitchen smell lovely! The hot sundae sauce cooks on the bottom and you flip it over when serving, so the sauce is on top of the cake. The ingredients are really simple, you probably have all of them in your pantry right now!
Christmas Glam or Ugly Sweater?
I’m all about Christmas Glam!! 🙂 BUT, if I was invited to an Ugly Sweater party, I’d have fun shopping for one! I’ve seen A LOT of awesome Ugly Sweater options at the stores this year! The photo above is from an Ugly Sweater I had a few years ago. Unfortunately, I put it in the washer with the battery pack to the light up nose still attached and it didn’t survive. Bummer.
Stocking Stuffers: Wrapped or Unwrapped?
Wrapped! We always open our stocking stuffers on Christmas Eve. We play a dice game and take turns opening stocking stuffers. Everyone picks a number. If the dice lands on your number, you open a gift. We keep rolling it until everyone has opened all of their stocking stuffers. The kids love it!
Traditional or Modern Christmas Songs?
A mixture of both! We have been talking about Michael Buble in our household lately and how he’s sort of the ‘Christmas music’ staple.
I also love these Christmas songs right now:
You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Gwen Stefani
Here Comes the Son by James Taylor
O Come all Ye Faithful by Josh Groban
Anything by Michael Buble
Anything by Pentatonix (Especially Hallelujah and a A Pentatonix Christmas)
Anything by George Straight (Especially Old Time Christmas and I Know What I Want for Christmas) (George Straight)
Fruit Cake? Yes or No
NO! I honestly don’t know if I’ve even tried it, or want to try it. 😉
Is your Christmas Shopping Finished? Yes or No
No. I wish! It’s getting closer. But, I still need to finish shopping for my daughter. She changes her mind on what she likes about every week, so she’s hard to shop for… ahh, 10 year old girls! 🙂
Is there Snow in December where you live?
Yes! We got our first snowfall in November, the kids had a snow day the week before their week off for Thanksgiving break! Lucky kids!
Classic Show: A Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph?
A Charlie Brown Christmas… I mean… it’s Charlie Brown! I do love Rudolph, though. When the kids were little, I used to buy them a new Christmas movie DVD every year for St. Nick’s Day. We have quite a collection. However, now we buy all of our movies electronically (or, whatever you call that!) and we don’t even have the DVD player hooked up anymore! We need to hook it up so we can watch some of our old Christmas DVD’s! (Sadly, I’ll need to have the husband do this, I don’t know how!! Lol!)
I hope you all have a blessed holiday season and thank you for stopping by! I’m looking forward to reading everyone elses TBB Asks Holiday Editions later today! 🙂