Christmas

A Christmas Memory

I believe in Santa, despite what the kids in my classroom said when I was 11. We would visit Granny’s house every Christmas Eve. We’d pack the car with packages and hit the road bound for Austin. I looked forward to this road trip for months because it meant presents and surprises from Santa, [...]

Managing Christmas Expectations

Last weekend I found myself having a severe case of FOMO. You know, the fear of missing out. After perusing Facebook and seeing photo after photo of friends having Christmas fun, parties, recitals, decorative homes and friends and families being oh so merry, I found the old familiar party [...]

Ornaments: More Than Just Decorations

Has your home taken on a new look like mine has recently? My living room has been rearranged and Christmas has moved in. The Nutcracker stands guard on the fireplace and our stockings are hung above the chimney. Scout, my 8-month old beagle has made her home in the Christmas throw on the couch. I [...]

A Merry & Bright Night: Event Review

If you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift or something for that hard to buy for person in your life, The Junior League of Austin’s A Christmas Affair is the place to find it. Whether they’re into home decor, raising babies, cooking, or sports, or they’re a boot wearing [...]

Gifts That Keep Giving

The holidays are here with only 32 days left until Christmas. I went to a big holiday shopping extravaganza the other day with aisles and aisles of stuff. Choices beyond choices and it wouldn’t have taken me long to spend my entire gift budget without making a dent in my list. I just couldn’t [...]