Hello friends, its Christmas weekend, can you believe it! I have scheduled this ahead of time knowing what a very busy week it was going to be with our party and family coming in. I plan on doing some serious resting on Sunday but only after I buy my last few gifts. Then its all about staying home, cooking, wrapping gifts, RELAXING, movie watching, game playing and most likely some mean rounds of ping pong:) Hope your weekend is going well and that you too are just about done with all your holiday prep so that you too can enjoy the real meaning of the holidays, its been quite a whirlwind and I must say by the time this weekend is over, I will be one relieved and happy camper:) Bring the relaxation on! Let’s get started with this Sundays post…….. _____________________________________________ 1 A BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY HOME This is a beautifully classic home decorated for the holidays found in Traditional Home. Extra brownie points for the homeowner for using blue and white on her mantle:) Such a lovely, elegant and inviting home click here for more info. 2 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Of course this weekend will be all about Christmas and trust me, it was hard narrowing it down to a chosen few! Many incredible exterior shots that just scream Christmas in the most beautiful way possible. Hope you enjoy because this is probably the last Sunday featuring Christmas for awhile:) 3 BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES TO BINGE WATCH OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS! So I admittedly am a kid at heart about many things and one of them is most definitely Christmas. I love the magic of the season and Christmas movies make me very happy:) They just transport you to a really happy and joyous place. Town and Country came up with a great list of some Christmas classics that are worth watching (or in my case rewatching). As we all gather with our loved ones over the next few days, a great movie can bring us together, regardless of what our ages might be in a way few things can. Click here to see them all, have any of your own to suggest? 4 WHITE FLOWERS DURING THE HOLIDAYS So I will do a recap on my holiday party over the next week or two but in the meantime, one theme this year was white flowers. I love white during the holidays and have a feeling this might be my new holiday theme going forward. I bought amaryllis, paperwhites and about 8 dozen white roses. I had such fun making arrangments with them and popping in a little fresh greenery to add a holiday vibe. I love the way they came out. Heres a sneak peek- 5 INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO OF THE WEEK Please don’t be upset with me for making you cry on this Sunday morning. I just couldn’t resist sharing this video of the 10 most moving/beautify Christmas commercials ever. #9 is one of my personal all time favorites, I cry every single time I see it like I have never seen it before. And in the same vein, #5 is a pretty close contender. It just goes to show how easy it is to spread just a little bit of joy, you just never know what effect a small gesture can bring. 6 MY NEWEST MELAMINE PATTERN! For your eyes only….this is by far the one thing I am most excited to share, my newest melamine pattern that is in the works, yes 2019 is going to be a great year:) My beautiful melamine that only looks like china has been such a hit that I am excited to announce I am going to offer a new pattern just in time for spring! Finalizing the additional serving pieces but the dinner plate is done and we are just finalizing. I will be getting this dinner plate sample soon for approval and can hardly wait to have it in my hands. I can see so many beautiful table settings with this fabulous new pattern. I will also, as I have done with the other patterns add an elegant charger to go along with this (which doubles as a round serving tray) Stay tuned! Some of the supporting pieces 7 SUNDAYS SURVEY Almost coming off the heels of an incredibly busy and bustling holiday season the idea of Christmas cards has been at the back of my mind for a while. So today’s poll is all about Christmas/holiday cards, do you send them out? I know we all love receiving them! I used to be so good about getting bribing my boys to take holiday pictures and took great joy in sending out our cards. As they got older, it was 3, then 2 then 1 and the last time I did it, it was just sweet Teddy:) So I have, embarrassingly not sent cards out in I think 3 years. Every year I say I will and time gets away from me, so 2019 that is really going to change, just watch and see! I will be sure to do this in Sept. so its a done deal. Curious how many of you send out cards? Which best describes you and Christmas/holiday cards? ______________________________________________ And that is a wrap for this Sunday, the Sunday before Christmas. We will be taking the next few days to relax, sit back and finally enjoy the magic and real meaning of this season….being together! I will be back on Christmas with a photo recap and then its back to real life on the 26th. Wishing everyone a calm few days as we head towards the finish line:) Thanks for stopping in. Until next time…….stay calm and jingle on:) PS We will have our much anticipated 50% off sale on all ornaments, holiday wrap and dog gift stockings starting Christmas night. We are quite low on several items so first come first serve, be sure to look out for the sale which will be announced starting later on Christmas night.