Sunday, December 4, 2011

2nd Sunday of Advent...St Nicholas Day

It's the second Sunday of Advent and the first and second candles of the Advent wreath were lit at church. The first candle is HOPE, the second candle is PEACE.

And so it is also St. Nicholas Day. He is the patron saint of children and of course, there is a long tradition of gift-giving associated with him. Those who observe St. Nicholas Day know that it is a good opportunity to remind children that Jolly Santa Claus is in fact St. Nicholas and inspire them to amend their ways in preparation for the coming King!
After Church, we had lunch at a fish restaurant by the neighborhood village square. I asked my husband to try and photo the whole gigantic tree and me. He has a thing about "zooming in" so you can't see much of the tree, but it is nice!
Skirt: Blue tartan plaid by Pendleton
Blouse: White Peter Pan by French Toast
Cardi: Navy by JCrew

The Accessories:
Pocketbook: Navy blue Bermuda bag, monogrammed
Cologne: Ralph Lauren
Lipstick: 'Talisman' by Chanel
Shoes: Navy 'Revas' by Tory Burch
Necklace: Gold beads {I'm actually showing a cardi guard, but wore a necklace instead}
Earrings: Gold monogrammed disks
Wedding band: 'Eternity' by Cartier
I'm showing y'all a casual outfit I wore the other day for a reason...
Slacks: Ralph Lauren
Blouse: Coldwater Creek
Cardi: J Crew
This is why I wanted y'all to see this...Why in the world won't this photo flip the right way? I tried to load it all kinda ways, but no, it just kept loading upside down!

Anyway, I love this new clutch that I got from Marley Lilly! I am so in love with houndstooth this season...some would think I'm even a Bama fan:)
This past week, I've been working on my Christmas 2011 Bucket List...
Remember my Advent tree? Items from my Bucket List are printed on little inside each cone...stuff I want to do each day of the Advent season!
On Monday I hung Christmas stockings on the armoire with care!
On Tuesday I decorated the front porch tree.
On Wednesday, I donated some of my Department 56 'Dickens Village' houses to the Church thrift store. The Church ladies were very happy!!!
On Thursday I decked out the front door with some Christmas cheer!
On Friday I put together my "Friendship Gifts" for December.
On Saturday I sipped my first Gingerbread Latte of the season!
I hope y'all are having a wonderful Christmas season. Please remember to keep Christ in Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season!!!


Stacey said...

Love your list, Miss Janice. Inspiring and fun!

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

Love all the Christmas decor! The only thing missing is some snow, hee! hee! ;)

Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...

Aren't you one busy elf!
I too have been bustling this season! Now I do believe Starbucks is on my list for tomorrow before kindergarten!

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Laura said...

I loved this post!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

You look cute as usual, Miss Janice! Looks like you are making progress in getting ready for Christmas. My decorating is creeeeeping along! Now I am going to have to head over to Starbucks! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Elizabeth said...

Hi Miss Janice,
I'm finally getting enough down time to visit some of my long lost friends in blogland! I've missed visiting you all. I love your advent tree and new monogrammed clutch. I'm hoping (once again) to start blogging regularly. I have a blog for my business that I'm trying to revamp as well. Stop by there and take a peek when you find a little time. I hope you won't give up on me, I think I'll ask for a Superwoman cape for Christmas, maybe that will do the trick. Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!