What to do if your Christmas is crappy.

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Hi there friends! Today I want to talk about Christmas. Yeah, it is next week. I know. So weird. And I feel like I have accomplished nothing. And yeah that is pretty crappy. You know it is OK, it is OK if you didn’t get to do all the things you wanted. It is OK if you can’t buy presents for the 800 people that you think you need to get for(the number is very exaggerated) . And it is certainly OK if one year you are a Grinch.

it is allowed. It’s OK.

This time of year is so hectic. People get nasty and patience runs very very thin. And it is ironic that it is supposed to be the “jolliest time of the year”. Ironic. Very ironic.

So, what can you do about it, well my friends..not much. Except you can change your own outlook. You can not change the people around you, but you can holly your own jollies. What? Yeah, decorate your house, put up as many lights as you want and take care of you. Kindness and charity start at home. And that means being kind and charitable to you.

What does that mean? Well, it means friends taking time out for you. As I have said before here dealing with holiday stress is a bummer,but you can make it better. Light some candles, like my faves from Glade, and read a magazine. Drink that 5th cup of coffeee and give yourself a facial. Like with The Rodial snakeskin peel, it is amazing! Highly recommend !

This year and really the past few years the holidays have really been put into perspective for me. And I have realized what is most important. Memories of course but also to take a minute and relax. Stop the clock, put down the damned phone, which is hard for me being a blogger and a mom wanting to capture every freaking cute thing my son does. Like right now, I just took pictures of him being a goof ball outside. OK, phone down. Social media away. Step back from it. If you are having a crappy Christmas it is easy to fall and tumble into the their Christmas is better trap. Especially when scrolling through Facebook and Instagram. Get back on Pinterest and look at cookies. Make the cookies.

Right now, I am fighting a cold. My hubby is sick and I hope my little one doesn’t get it. But, I am not going to let that ruin my holly jollies. Or I hope. I am going to rest at night and as much as I can drink the cocoa, and do a facial peel. All while watching Christmas classics.

I found myself, friends, falling into that pit of Christmas crap, when I was wanting to do all these things and it just went kaboom. But, all that said, we are going to go light looking, we did Ginchmas, we will make more cookies. (I was wanting to post more on the blog of them but you know life got in the way)

And we ate them.

Take time for you, and don’t rush it. It’s important. I’m hoping to get some Chrismtas shopping done this weekend. We love doing the whole last minute stuff. It’s fun!  It’s how I have always been.

Have a great Thursday!


This is what I call, I am at home fighting a cold and want to be comfortable and cute. I gave myself “bear ears” to feel adorkable since I am not feeling the best. But we wont tell will we? Concealer is amazing BTW and this one by NYX hides the funk. Anways, the weather here is up and down so this light weight loose knitted sweater was perfect for the ever changing temps in Florida. And the burgundy color is perfect for the season. Matched with a mustard yellow bag and some metallic shoes, BINGO . Comfy Chic. Even though I was one with the couch today, I did get a bathroom scrubbed, dishes done, and some laundry cleaned. There was that. But, other than that I am not really sure where my day went. Blur. it was a blur. Oh well. Right? I love this outfit and if you want something like this I found a great sale at EXPRESS of the sweater that is Identical to the one I am wearing!

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  • Marjorie K. Brungardt December 15, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    I think you need a company in order to be merry this Christmas. When you are alone and just really busy at work just like me, then maybe you can say there is no time to celebrate Christmas. But, if you have the people in your house or in your surroundings that will encourage you to join on their Christmas Party, I think you will get excited too. My Christmas is super excited here because I have a baby boy and also there are many children here in the house. I think this could be a merry kids Christmas Party. And guess what will be our costumes? It will be pajama Christmas party. I’m so glad that I have purchased this pajama sets for my family at my favorite online store, https://www.boutiqueken.com/pro/135326.

    • Stephanie December 16, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      Sounds like you are going top have a great time!

  • Molly December 16, 2016 at 5:29 AM

    My Christmas has kind of been a bummer too and I’ve felt bad about feeling bad. Thanks for your introspective post. I’m glad I’m not the only one feeling kinda blaaaa this season. We all just have to count our blessings. 🙂

    • Stephanie December 16, 2016 at 10:40 AM

      We are allowed to feel blah some holidays. It is allowed and perfectly OK. 🙂

  • amy December 16, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Such a cute, cozy outfit. Love the pictures. One of the best Christmas I ever had (actually probably the best ever) was when my husband and I ended up alone for Christmas. We decided that instead of staying home and being depressed about it that we would make a reservation at a casino about two hours away. It was so wonderful and relaxing! We had a wonderful dinner, enjoyed the pool and our room (we don’t gamble, we picked a casino for the accommodations) and the next day we went to the Mall of America and enjoyed all the after-Christmas sales. We had so much fun and wanted to do it every year after that!

    • Stephanie December 16, 2016 at 10:40 AM

      We do the after Christmas sales too! That sounds like a wonderful and relaxed Christmas!

  • Mary Murnane December 16, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    I still haven’t gotten many things done, I can relate! Good advice.


    • Stephanie December 16, 2016 at 10:41 AM

      THank you so much Mary! It is like where did the month go?

  • Cheryl December 16, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    Great post and so true! We should all just be grateful to be healthy and surrounded by our loved ones during this time of the year.

    • Stephanie December 16, 2016 at 3:07 PM

      So very true! My perspective on Christmas and the holiday season as a whole. thanksgiving included has changed drastically.

  • Ruth December 16, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    So true! I try not to let the Pinterest-y decor, amazing wrappings and festive happenings get the better of me. I put my phone down when I feel the comparison game coming on and go hug my kids. They are what keep me grounded during the craziest and “jolliest” time of year! Hope you feel better quickly!


    • Stephanie December 17, 2016 at 1:05 PM

      I am right there! I love spending time with my little. We have too much fun!

  • Dawn Lucy December 18, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Haha … yeah I never get done everything I think I will. Well, not just at Xmas … always! Argh! But down time is super important. You look cozy and adorable!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Stephanie December 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      Isnt that how it always is. But yeah down time is essential.


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