Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12POC #2: Decorating Jeffica

Hello Lovelies!

One of my favourite parts of Christmas is picking out our Christmas tree. My family is religiously dedicated to this age long tradition. Every December, a few weeks before Christmas, we get in our van and drive to Ikea, where we all race around the tree lot, dragging around different trees to show my Dad.

Once we decide upon a tree, then we all must decide upon a name. Yes, a name. We name our Christmas trees. Don't ask me why, but about five years ago, we decided that it would be really neat if our Christmas trees had names. We've had Steve, Bob, Bella, Patrick and this year's model is Jeffica. We thought we needed another girl because we only had Bella in the past but we didn't want a stereotypical girl name, so of course, Jeffica was the most likely option.... welcome to my family.

Then came the amazing part of the Christmas tree tradition: welcoming Jeffica into the family with decorations, chocolates, Christmas music and lots of laughing.

We keep all the stumps of our
Christmas trees and use them as candle

Jonathan: Our tree is so fat this year!
Mom: Don't say that! *hugs tree* We love you just the way you are!

Love this guy so much. Excuse my paleness and the huge bags
under my eyes. ^^

Putting the lights on the tree.

"Did you take the picture yet, Sarah?"

Putting his favourite ornament, the drum,
on the tree.

My Dad is in charge of putting the metal hooks on the
ornaments every Christmas. He has dubbed himself
"The Hooker". And he giggles at it every year.

My favourite ornament; a sock monkey I got when I was thirteen.

My wonderful mother and Grandy (Grandma).

Lots of laughter.
Hanging the golden icicles. 

The final touch...

And the reveal!

Have a pretty picture of a merry-go-round ornament.

Welcome to the family Jeffica! We hope you enjoy your stay with us!

How do you guys decorate your Christmas trees? Our's is like a big scrapbook, filled with ornaments from all types of places. Handmade ones, store bought ones, ones that have been in the family for ages, toys, etc. Do you guys do real or artificial trees?

Quote of the Day 

A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin

Sunday, December 7, 2014

12POC #1: White Christmas

Hello Lovelies!

Welcome to the first post of 12 Posts of Christmas! Today I thought I would share with you my favourite Christmas movie and one of my favourite classics: White Christmas!

This movie was released in 1954 starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. It's a cute musical movie about an pair of friends from World War 2 who form a musical act and then meet two sisters who also have their own musical act. They both separately decide to go to Vermont for the holidays and end up meeting there again. They end up collaborating. 

I really like Danny Kaye a lot, he's one of my favourite classic actors. Bing Crosby has an incredible voice and I love the dynamics that form between the sisters and the friends. And the music in this movie is really wonderful. 

My family and I watch this movie every Christmas and it always makes me feel Christmasy. I've even been known to sneak it out at the end of the school year during exams. It's so cute and it always leaves me with a warm fuzzy feeling at the end. 

Here's the trailer!

What are your favourite Christmas movies? :) Leave a comment below and let me know!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12 Posts of Christmas

Hello Lovelies!

The wonderful Ali(ce)(which do you prefer?), has come up with an incredible idea to do a 12 posts of Christmas tag throughout December! Every post has to be about a different aspect of Christmas. It could be your favourite Christmas movies, gifts, decorations, etc.

She has tagged me in it (thank you!) so for the next little while, I'll be doing a series of posts on Christmas! The goal is to get all 12 done by the new year.

I'm really looking forward to doing this! I think it will be really interesting to be able to write about my favourite time of the year and read other people's posts.

I tag:

Kat from (Almost) Completely Mad

Dominique McDonald from 18 Going On Thirty 

The girls from Our Daily Haven

And anyones else who is reading this who wants to do it! If you do accept and want to do posts on it, leave a comment with the link to your post. I'd love to read everyone's opinions on different Christmasy things!

Song of the Day

Kind of sad, but I've been loving this song recently. I get to sing it for the Christmas concert I'm taking part in next Saturday! :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

You Know You're Not a LOTR Fan If

- You can count all ten members of the fellowship.
- Gandalf the Black is totally the best character.
- Gollum is the coolest elf ever.
- Aragorn was the guy who blew up the Death Star, right?
- Hobbits is the masculine version of hobbies.
- Samuel and Fred are trying to destroy the necklace of power.
- Merry is a girl, right?
- They all live in metal earth.
- There's an evil nose on a giant stand near a mountain somewhere.
- The gnomes in the tress are Legless's siblings.
- Eowyn is a type of beer.
- A black rider is someone with a black belt in karate who can ride a pegasus.
- You absolutely love Gimli's bow and you want that axe named Sting.
- There's a horse that has something to do with faxing a shadow.
- Saurmon and Sauron are married.
- Fido lives in Bag Bottom.
- The mines of Maria are where Ganfalf's ring was made.
- Strider's real name is Aratoga and he's the rightful heir to the city of Gonper.
- The two plowers was your favourite book.
- There were nine rings given to the dwarves who are distantly related to the Barthog.
- Arwen and King Theodreadlock are madly in love.
- Shelob is a giant butterfly.
- Apparently, Boar Mirror's death was really sad.
- Biblo is Fido's great aunt.
- Elton lives in Drivenbell.

So, that happened. Hope you guys chuckled! Is anyone else still trying to come to terms with the fact that the last Middle Earth movie ever is coming out soon?