Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Favorites - Christmas Style

 I'm excited about joining with Rachel today for Friday Favorites.
We've been celebrating the Christmas season in full force around here this week and it's been so much fun.  

I've had the decorations up since the weekend after Thanksgiving. I'm always ready to put them up as soon as Thanksgiving is over but I'm also just as ready to get them down.  This picture doesn't really do our front porch and door justice but you'll just have to take my word for it. ~smile~  The twinkle lights are really pretty at night and we have spot lights that shine on the red glittered 
Fleur -de-Lis. (And, in case you are wondering what that sign says on our front is to remind the USPS, UPS and FEDEX that they are NOT to leave packages on the porch. Our dogs think that any and all packages are for them.)

  I use to decorate in "grand style" but now I decorate in "mini grand style."  It is just too difficult to carry all the decorations up and down our very steep stairs and since I'm the one that does the carrying, I have simplified things quite a bit.  But, it is still very pretty and definitely feels "Christmasey" around here.  For now, I'll hold you in suspense as to what our tree looks like. 

Since we will be loading up our sleigh and heading towards Dodge City this next Tuesday, I decided to do any entertaining I was going to do this week.  We will return home on the 17th, but I didn't want to come in and have anything to do except do my fudge deliveries. ~smile~  So, it has been a busy week of entertaining and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

Every year I have Hubby's staff for lunch during the Christmas season.   Our son and 4 great gals make up his staff and as I often say, they are "the grease behind the wheel."  They do a great job and we look forward to sharing this special time of year with them.

I always fix up some kind of "Christmas happie" for the girls and this year it was Vera Bradley  totes filled to the brim with all kinds of goodies.  VB had a big sale this summer on this particular tote and I could not resist getting them one. I think they were pleased.

After they enjoyed digging through their happies they presented Hubby and I some Christmas goodies as well.
They gave me a charm for my Pandora bracelet and Hubby got a beautiful Scrimshaw engraved knife. And, they gave us a nice gift card to Longhorn's.  Yea!

We appreciate these gals and our son and their hard work and it's always a privilege to share this special time with them each Christmas. And, I enjoy a cuppa Java with them 2 or 3 times a week too. ~grin~

Last night we had a holiday dinner to attend  and then today I'm hosting my annual brunch for The Formidible Women (my birthday group - pictures will be forth coming). Tomorrow evening is our Sunday School  gathering.   Indeed, it's been a week full of favorite holiday gatherings! 

Christmas blessings to you!

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Love those shirts the girls are wearing!!!

  2. And you're blogging! I'm impressed...I've had something every day this week, two days I've had two events-whew! All lots of fun, but I just haven't had a chance to get to the computer.

    I'd love a Vera Bradley tote : ) Enjoy all the festivities!

  3. Your a busy girl! Love the gifts you gave the girls. Enjoy all your festivities!


  4. My only D-I-L works for Vera in the corporate office. She is LOVING working there.

  5. Sounds like wonderful times! And what great gifts! Enjoy every minute!

  6. Love your front door! You have an obvious gift of hospitality! I'm sure so many are blessed by your warmth and generosity!
    Blessings to you!

  7. What a delightful Christmasy time!

  8. Everything is just beautiful, and still looks pretty grand to me! We had hubby's staff party here this week end and enjoyed every second of it. Enjoy your trip!

  9. I love how you welcome your husband's staff as you do. Having worked in a medical practice for years, I know how special that is. They do become like family and I love how you make them feel so special. I love your decorations.

    Blessings and love,

  10. Looks like you through an awesome party. How sweet of you. Your decorations all look so beautiful!

  11. Love those twinkle lights! I'll bet their so festive at night! You do such a nice job decorating for Christmas.

    Those shirts are adorable ... and the VB totes filled with goodies sound like a fantastic gift idea!


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