A Peaceful Christmas Morning

I had a wonderful Christmas Eve celebration yesterday. I was preparing Christmas dinner together with my mom, with the Norwegian Broadcasting’s Boys’ Choir singing on TV as the church bells rang in Christmas. In that moment… If I’m not feeling the Christmas spirit before then I’m definitely feeling it now. This choir has been singing in Christmas every year for as long as I can remember. We had a wonderful dinner and then we unwrapped our presents.

Today I’m having a very peaceful Christmas Day. I’m having a white Christmas (almost) every year but we got a lot of snow this week, I’ve already been out this morning shoveling snow in the dog yard. Short legged furbabies need pathways in the snow to be able to move about. After dinner I’ll go out again and shovel the driveway. To those who are starting their Christmas celebration today; enjoy every moment. If you’re celebrating with children, please don’t get drunk. If you’re celebrating by yourself this Christmas, I hope you can find something to be grateful for and that you’re still able to enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas!

  • Bricolage Merry Daybed Set @ Holiday 2021 Shop & Hop (through January 2)
    • Bricolage Merry Daybed
    • Bricolage Merry Side Table
    • Bricolage Merry Log Basket
    • Bricolage St John’s Wort Wreath
    • Bricolage Christmas Peppermint Cocoa
    • Bricolage Jolly Molly
  • Bricolage Misc Holiday Items @ Holiday 2021 Shop & Hop (through January 2)
    • Bricolage Basket of Amaryllis
    • Bricolage Holiday Ornament Sleigh
  • [IK] Candlelight Village @ The Liaison Collaborative (through January 10)
    • [IK] Candlelight Village – Table
    • [IK] Candlelight Village – Stand
    • [IK] Candlelight Village – Carpet
    • [IK] Candlelight Village – Small Tree
    • [IK] Candlelight Village – Big Tree
    • [IK] Candlelight Village – Candlelight #1-9
  • DaD “Oillala Mountain Chalet”
  • [Harshlands] The Nutcracker Music Box

Let’s Celebrate

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is one of very few television personalities that I actually admire. She started with nothing and worked her way to the Forbes list by inspiring and empowering people. She speaks up, she speaks wisely and she uses her power to do good. I wish we all could be a bit more like Oprah.

I’m celebrating Advent and life in general over at this amazing round of Cosmopolitan. This round contains an abundance of great offers and I want to try to showcase them all as best as I can. I’m having a celebration in the town square, with Orange Eggnog Mousse from ChicChica, Xmas Candy Balloons from BAD IDEAS, the Golden Xmas Too set from Kaerri, the beautiful Christmas Tree 2021 from Palavia and the very glam Mai Glasses from BONDI. Which by the way go extremely well with the Hoorenbeek Elvis outfit.

Wearing:

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Other items used/previously blogged:

Traditions

Some traditions are closer to my heart than others. As a child it’s easy to see magic in everything and especially Christmas and with a little help from loving grown-ups this magic can become real. I believed that Santa came to our house every year after midnight on the 24th of December with our Christmas tree; he decorated it and put all the presents underneath then he hung our Christmas stockings filled with candy on our bedroom doors. Sometimes if I was awake that late I could hear Santa stomping up the steps (yes the steps, he didn’t come down our chimney lol), carrying the tree, I imagined. But since I was bit shy I closed my eyes and hid under the blanket. My sister easily slept through the whole thing every time. I think my parents and my dad in particular had a lot of fun creating this memory for us even if it meant staying up very late.

Wearing:

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  • Bricolage Misc Holiday Items @ Holiday Shop & Hop (through January 2):
    • Bricolage Christmas Star Wreath
    • Bricolage Abies Nordmanniana-Nordmann Fir
    • Bricolage Primitive Santa & Snowman
  • [IK] Christmas Reindeer – Group Gift!
  • Muniick – Llewellyn Cast Iron Fireplace
  • DaD “Victorian wooden Panel large” c/m

Pose:

  • CHEZ MOI Traditional Xmas Tree – [Decor Tree] (slightly modified with Black Dragon Poser)

Christmas Eve Will Find Me..

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I’ll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

I’ll be home for Christmas

Imagine coming home to a winter wonderland full of Christmas spirit. It doesn’t matter if your home is old or new, shabby or chic.

Build the most beautiful hedges with Natoma’s Boxwood Hedges kit from Konoha, which is out at this round of Shiny Shabby. Tall, low, straight, curves, gates, cones, spheres… So many options! 4 winter and 4 non winter textures available in the Touch menu.

The Welcome Home Christmas set from DaD is meant to be a heartwarming fun decor to bring joyfulness and happiness to your holiday. Giant Christmas ornaments in single or trio sets in several festive colors and designs to help decorate the outdoors as well as indoors. Topiary plants in seasonal colors and bows to decorate the entrances of your homes. Absolutely magical!

The Muniick In-Ground Auto Light Kit contains 2 versions for you. One low LOD light (1 LI) and one high LOD light (2 LI). Lights are set to Auto-Light at night. You can also click to turn on/off.

  • DaD “Welcome Home Christmas Set” @ Tannenbaum (through December 25)
  • DaD “Laguna House”
    • DaD “Snow Roof add on Laguna House”

Gone Shopping

Even though the Christmas holidays officially start December 25th Norwegians kick off Christmas in style on December 24th, on Christmas Eve. The stores all close at noon and following tradition people then attend an afternoon church service and after the church bells ring Christmas at 5 pm it’s time for family and friends to gather for Christmas Eve dinner and the opening of presents.

MYSA helps us count the sleeps left until Christmas with the ‘Sleeps ‘Till Christmas’ sign. It’s an interactive Advent Calendar; click the date and the little tree moves! Available in 3 different colors, two versions included – Group Only and Everyone permissions.

The Lapointe & Bastchild Jett Chinos are available in Jake, Gianni, Geralt, Slink, Legacy and AES sizes. Include both regular and cuffed versions.

Merry Christmas with the Carol Snowmen from CHEZ MOI! Touch it to display the sound menu and some random Xmas sounds will play – you can set the volume and frequency.

Scene:

  • Vita’s Textures – SNOWY TILES 3D Seamless 1024 2017
  • Vita’s 3D Ground Texture – FOREST SNOW TGA 1024 2021

Wearing:

  • L&B Swear Jett Chinos @ FaMESHed (through December 27)
  • L&B Swear Boss Leather Jacket
  • {kokoia} Derby :: Man Shoes ::
  • Shopping bag is {kokoia} item box slightly modified

I Got This

I got this. Especially now that I have the Sari-Sari Beer Advent Calendar. Then with help from CHEZ MOI I can make gingerbread houses and I can wrap all my presents with the new gift boxes from Granola. Yup. And still look good too, wearing the Crockett outfit from Hoorenbeek.

The Sari-Sari Beer Advent Calendar is both decorative and functional as it dispenses you a holdable beer (male and female and also right and left hand versions). Find this awesome piece at The Warehouse Sale event. Skål!

For Tannenbaum, CHEZ MOI made a fantastic DIY Gingerbread House Decor Set. I couldn’t fit all the set pieces in this picture so make sure you check it out at Tannenbaum!

Granola‘s Noelle Gift Boxes Mod/Transfer versions for Happy Weekend and Mod/Copy versions for the Granola Black Friday Sale. Both sales run through Monday!

Previously blogged / Other items used:

  • MOoH! Deer beanie 1

It’s Cold Outside

The pupper is properly displaying how we feel right now in this frigid weather. I only take my puppers on short trips outside as Dachshunds aren’t made for freezing temperatures. Best to stay warm and cozy for right now and save the long walks for another day.

The Meriweather Living Room Set from Bricolage consists of sofa PG/Adult, highback chair PG/Adult, ottoman w/single sits, coffee table, side table and a decorative dish. All parts of the sofa & chair are texture change, the ottomans wood base is texture change.

Bricolage, JIAN and CHEZ MOI all have Black Friday sales going on, happy shopping!

  • JIAN Classic Accessory Chihuahuas Comfy Blankie
  • CHEZ MOI * Ho Ho Ho Santa Fun Collection:
    • CHEZ MOI White Fireplace
    • CHEZ MOI Fireplace Decor
  • Refuge – Winter Scene Home
  • SAYO – Velvet Drapes – Crimson
  • Laminak – Yule Red Area Rug
  • HISA – Wanderlust Cottage

Santa Knows

I’m pretty sure I’m on his Nice list… but I guess it all depends on the definition of ‘naughty’.

Treized Designs‘ XMAS SWEATER is at this round of the Men Jail event. 12 textures to choose from and it’s fitted for Slink, Belleza, Legacy, Gianni/Geralt bodies.

Barley has a set of fun posters out at FaMESHedX, sure to make people smile. There are 6 different posters and they are Copy/Modify. Have fun decorating!

  • Barley – Poster FATPACK @ FaMESHedX
    • Barley – Sweet But Twisted Poster
    • Barley – Good-ish Poster
    • Barley – Define Naughty poster
    • Barley – It’s All Fun Poster
    • Barley – Lit Poster (not pictured here)
    • Barley – Save Santa Poster (not pictured here)
  • Contrast – Gentleman Tripod Lamp
  • WRONG – Bar stool (pose included, slightly modified by me)
  • Sander is wearing:
    • Treized Designs XMAS SWEATER @ Men Jail
    • TORI TORRICELLI // Ace Jeans //
    • not so bad . ODNEY sneakers
    • [Deadwool] Undercut Hair
    • !NFINITY Luca Choker
    • CATWA Candy Cane

Cozy Christmas

Looking for a complete Christmasy living room set? Here’s the ‘Magical Christmas Eve’ Living Room by Aphrodite Shop/Heart Homes; available as PG or Adult and you get the couch, chair, trunk table, potted tree, potted plants, hot choco cups, wall art with string lights, table decor and rug. Grab it at the Aphrodite Shop mainstore or marketplace and you’re all set for the Holidays!

EED is at the Christmas Expo with two different versions of the Stuff’nStuffed Christmas tree. A chique and a boho version and I’m showing the Chique one in my picture. Also, EED has an advent calendar going, so you might want to hop on over to their mainstore and check that out.

At the SOS Christmas Fair, exclusively and limited to the event, you can find the wonderful ‘Wishing You..’ candle carousel by Never Totally Dead… With three different wishes; Joy, Happiness and Hope.

Last but certainly not least, DaD has a new group gift out for you! Group members can grab the ‘Santa Claus Cozy Sack’ at the mainstore!