Time flies when you’re having fun! | Winter Break Wrap Up

While some people, which may include some of you, are still on Winter Break, I went back to school (virtual public school) this Tuesday. To be honest, I miss being on break. The time just flew by so quickly! Although, I must admit that I’m glad that I’m back.

Since a very young age, I’ve always loved school, and all the wisdom that I gain from learning.

Today, I’m going to do an overview of some of the things that I posted/did during winter break, or as I like to call it, a Winter Break Wrap Up. The overview will include pictures, links, and small descriptions of some of the posts that I shared with you all while I was out of school.

Are you ready? Let’s begin!

Family Fun

During my break, I was able to spend a lot of time with Goodmommy (grandmother/guardian.) Although we didn’t go outside of the house for Christmas (Due to the rise in COVID cases), we did spend much needed quality time together. We also did a lot of baking—most of which was cookies. We made sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, and chocolate chip cookies, all of which were delicious!

My Favorite Posts

Here’s some link to some of my favorite posts that I wrote during the break. Enjoy!

Christmas Tree Photos

Finally, here are a few pictures of our Christmas tree. Even though we took it down yesterday, God’s presence and the pictures help keep the memories alive. Besides, one of the best things about Christmas is that it comes around again every year!

I hope you all enjoyed this Winter Break Wrap Up! It was a joy to write!

What was your favorite part of Christmas break? Please comment down below.

See you later, y’all! Have a blessed day! ✨

Remembering the Reason for the Season | Blogmas Day 15

4 days…that’s all we have until Christmas of 2021. In today’s world, a lot of people have forgotten the true reason for the holiday of Christmas: to celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior. To be honest, the purpose is obvious, since the word “Christ” is in the title.

However, many try to use phrases like “X-mas” to try to X-out Christ. Even though that will never be possible, society has shaped words and phrases to make it look like it is.

I wanted to talk to you all today about remembering what Christmas is really about, and celebrating that in our everyday lives. As Christians, we are followers of Christ. Therefore, we must make sure, while family, friends, and giving are also important parts of Christmas, that we are giving thanks to the Lord for blessing us with another Christmas, and another amazing year.

Keep in mind that there is nothing wrong with singing Christmas carols, giving and receiving gifts, and enjoying a Christmas dinner. They are all parts of what make Christmas special! Meanwhile, we should always remember and cherish the true reason why we celebrate Christmas annually!

🎉 Happy Birthday, Jesus! 🎉

Have a beautiful day, everyone! ✝️

❆ List of My Favorite Christmas Movies ❆ | Blogmas Day 13

In my house, the amount of Christmas traditions is absolutely astonishing! We take the holiday season very merrily, and one of the traditions that we use to celebrate is binging Christmas movies. Each one emerges you into a different story, but they all capture the essence of the Christmas season.

Since Blogmas is still underway, I wanted to create a list of a few of my favorite Christmas movies of all time. *Keep in mind that this list isn’t in any specific order, as I love each movie for different reasons. They’re all my favorites, so the ordering is just for organization. Thanks!*

The Polar Express (2004)

This movie centers around Hero Boy (Chris), who decides to go on a magical train (The Polar Express) on Christmas Eve. On a journey to the North Pole, he discovers that some wonders of life are only possible for those who believe.

Not only is this movie one of my favorites, but it brings so much nostalgia from when I was in elementary school, watching the story emerge in my pajamas. Although I didn’t focus on it when I was younger, the animation in this movie is truly breathtaking. The characters are easily likeable, and the story has a fantastic message for viewers of all ages. It includes much adventure that keeps you at the edge of your seat, and the music really brings in that classic Christmas feeling!

Godmothered (2020)

Godmothered is about a fairy godmother-in-training who has come to Earth to answer the long-waited letter of a young girl. But when she finally arrives to make the little girl’s dream come true, she realizes that the same girl is now an adult with a family of her own.

I think this movie is very similar to the Disney classic Enchanted (which I also really liked), but with a spin. I love its focus on family, with comedy here-and-there and just a bit of romance. While it might seem a bit cheesy to some, I really love how it has the theme of cherishing your family, and appreciating what you have, even if it isn’t the life that you planned or envisioned.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)

This is pretty much a modern spin to the other Christmas classic, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. The beloved Grinch has an internal battle as he makes it his goal to steal the gifts of the people of Whoville, and essentially “steal Christmas.”

I really love the soundtrack of this movie, since it takes the classic version and twists it to give it more of an upbeat, yet still festive, vibe. This modern classic definitely kept me laughing, especially with the Grinch’s pessimistic, yet comedic, attitude. I believe that the narration is actually quoting the book by Dr. Seuss, and the rhyming really captures the author’s whimsical style, making the movie and characters truly come to life.

Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Christmas with the Kranks is about a middle-aged couple who decide to throw a neighborhood Christmas party to welcome their adult daughter back home who left the country to be with her new fiancé. However, the party planning has many bumps in the road.

I must admit that this classic is absolutely at the very top of my family’s list. The amount of comedy, family, and Christmas whimsy that they were able to incorporate into the film is incredible. Additionally, the cast made funny moments even more enjoyable! This is an absolute family favorite that people of most ages can enjoy happily during the Christmas season!

I had so much fun with sharing some of my favorite Christmas movies! As the year wraps up, we are planning on watching many more, and hopefully adding to this list!

What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?

Have a beautiful day, everyone! 💖

My Favorite Christmas Desserts

My Favorite Christmas Desserts

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Christmas is right around the corner, and even though there’s so much that I enjoy about the winter holiday, I must say that I always enjoy Christmas desserts. And, although there are many desserts that I love to eat during the holidays, I wanted to share three of them with you all, today!

So, here are some of My Favorite Christmas Desserts! ✨

Red Velvet Cheesecake

I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of this amazing dessert but if you like either red velvet cake or cheesecake, you are bound to love red velvet cheesecake! It’s the perfect duo, and it gives you that soft and creamy texture with a crumble from the cheesecake. It just melts into your mouth, and I’d recommend it to anyone who loves dessert.

Pumpkin/Sweet Potato Pie

Ahh. Classic pumpkin pie. Sweet potato and/or pumpkin pie are some of my favorite desserts to eat all year round, but especially so when it comes closer to the holidays. Even if pumpkin or potato pie isn’t on your table this Christmas, it’s never too late, and that’s why this dessert will always be one of my favorites.

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls are yet another holiday classic that I’ve always loved. They’re sweet and have that festive yet crisp taste that is great in fall and winter. Not only that, but I love how you can make different types of cinnamon rolls…and eat them for breakfast on Christmas morning. Just don’t eat too many, lol.

I hope I didn’t make you all too hungry while sharing some of My Favorite Christmas Desserts! The truth is, dessert and food in general is a part of Christmas, and it’s important that we remember to give God all the glory, not only on Christmas, but every day.

What’s your favorite Christmas dessert(s)? Comment down below!

Have a beautiful day, everyone!