Friday, December 23, 2011

Last Day of Advent

Merry Christmas Eve! The rush is over y'all and now is the time to truly celebrate the reason for the season. It's been a busy week and I'm down to the final days of my Christmas Season 2011 Bucket List...

Day#22--Pepi's older brother Pedro picked out this for me to wear...a little red cardi and a pair of tartan plaid socks!

I found this cute little pink tree at The Hobby Lobby. Initially I was gonna decorate it with Lilly-fied ornaments to coordinate with the other two pink and green trees in my dining room. I thought that was a bit boring, so I decided to add the Lilly gift enclosure cards and make it my "Wish List" tree. {So my husband could just take the tags with him to the store!} After more thought, I felt like that was kinda selfish...I have so many friends and family members who need prayer during this Christmas season that I decided to make it my "Prayer Tree" and each card has the name of a person who needs my prayers!!!
The pink & green cards attached with pink gingham ribbon coordinate well with the theme in my dining room.
Vigil candles were lit at Church for each person...
Day #23--Pepi chose another "Tacky Christmas Sweater" for me to wear!
Pepi hit the road with me as we shopped for Christmas he is at my favorite lunch spot...Panera Bread!
Later that night, Pepi got into some of my "Naughty Egg Nog"
Day #24--It was time to wrap. I must tell y'all that my house is a mess right now and my wrapping center is out. of. control. I can't stand it when the ribbons are not categorized by color, design, and season!
Wrap. Sip. Wrap. Sip. Being Mrs. Claus is tough job!!!
Day #25--Up early preparing a Lilly-fied Breakfast. Here I am {Sleepy Miss Janice} wearing a Lilly 'Santa' apron to coordinate with my theme...I'm so Sandra Lee-ish y'all!
The dining room setting for my Lilly-fied Breakfast...
This was my outfit for the and black.
Day #26--Christmas Luncheon. I wore a red tartan plaid skirt, white Peter Pan collar blouse, and a black cashmere cardi.
My accessories:
{It was a four-bow day...bows on my headband, pocketbook, ponytail, and shoes!}
Shoes: Ballet flats by Chanel
Headband: Ferragamo
Ponytail bow: Black grosgrain
Tights: Black, J Crew
Lipstick: 'Star Red' by Chanel
Cologne: Ferragamo
Pocketbook: Ferragamo
Rings: Wedding band 'Eternity' by Cartier, and gold monogrammed signet ring
Earrings: Gold monogrammed disks
Pin: Gold monogrammed disk with maiden name monogram {Pinned on front center of blouse to collar points, just the way I wore it as a young girl}
Happy Hour with little Pepi! Tis the season:)
Day #27--Luncheon and gift giving...I wore my red Austin Reed double breasted blazer with a navy cable pullover by Ralph Lauren and a navy & red scarf by Balenciaga. I wore this with winter white slacks and gold Revas, by Tory Burch.
Found this cute bag at The Cracker Barrel...perfect for carrying the wrapped packages!
Later that night, Pepi just kicked back and roasted some marshmallows over an open fire!
Day #28--Christmas Eve!

Dinner and Church...I wore a red turtleneck sweater with a black & white houndstooth jacket, a red Ferragamo headband, black Ferragamo pumps, and a black skirt.
Our bible is open to Luke 2: 1-20...The Birth of Jesus!
This is a photo of the church that I took earlier in the week.
The beautiful stained-glass windows are adorned with Christmas greenery.
Advent Wreath:

The white candle {Christ Candle} is lit on Christmas Eve, along with the other four candles, to symbolize Jesus is the light of the world and that if we follow Him, we will never walk in darkness, but have the true light of life!
And we are ready for Santa Claus, as well!!!
Merry Christmas y'all!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Merry Christmas Janice. I loved your idea of the prayer tree. I think I'll use that one next year - a wonderful focus for the Advent season. Wishing you a wonderful New Year ahead filled with many joys and blessings.

Mona said...

Merry Christmas Miss Janice!

Kathie Truitt said...

Oh, this was a wonderful article. I hope you had a very, Merry Christmas and I so look forward to more of your outfits, and just your life in general. You are very blessed, which I know I don't have to tell you, but you also are a blessing in my life, which you probably didn't know. Thank you for being you. Your blog means a lot to me.