IMG_5572Well Howdy Sugar Pie! In my little O town of Branson, Missouri Christmas festivities are in full swing! We have over 100 live music shows and all of them are singing the tunes of this most Wonderful Time of the Year! I’m almost ready to start shooting my Christmas Decor for my Home Tour and I can’t wait to share it with you! I’ve been happily decking the halls, hanging wreaths, adorning my mantles with twinkly lights and garlands, while sipping Eggnog and listening to a lot of Bing Crosby and Doris Day. My Nativity scene got center stage, it’s one of the things I look forward to the most when I’m decorating for Christmas. Baby Jesus in the manger represents the whole reason why we are celebrating! “Joy to the world The Lord is come!”

I’ve been able to watch a couple Hallmark Movies with my dear hubby but the other day I got a hankerin’ to watch one of the Walton’s Christmas Episodes! Ahhh! So down-home and cozy! I could almost smell the sweet aroma of Mama’s Applesauce Cake Baking in the oven of her hot cast iron stove! That was John-Boy’s favorite! It really warms my heart to see such family-love modeled along with welcoming hospitality, wholesomeness, good morals and family values. Watching it gave the feeling that all was right with the world. Oh, there were some squabbles here and there, as in any family, but at the end of the day all was forgiven and love was extended when they each bid each other an endearing “good night” as the stars twinkled in the night sky above the old, love-filled, cozy farmhouse.

Here is the Walton’s Christmas Album! My favorite song on it is Christmas Times a comin’!

IMG_1960-500x749Filling our homes with the simple joys of the season blesses our whole family and those who walk through our doors.  Good smells, happy sounds, twinkle lights, wholesome meals, sweet treats, warm hearths, and glowing candles… all of it is like a big ol hug to our hearts! You know I’m all about loving everything vintage, but I am so thankful for the modern advances in technology namely our computer! It sure makes my Christmas shopping a whole lot easier! Although it’s fun and exciting to get outside in the crisp, fresh air to browse in the shops here in town but I do have to say I’ve also been enjoying just being home and shopping online. Since I have 8 grandbabies now it sure is a lot easier to check off my list wearing my cozy slippers and sipping eggnog surrounded by Christmas goodness! Lol!

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This year I put together a little Farmhouse Christmas shop over on Amazon. It’s filled with things that make joybells ring in my heart! Take a look-see just for the fun of it! I make a small commission if you purchase something at no added cost to you. Every little bit helps to keep my blog going! Here’s the link if you’d like to take a peek at a bunch of farmy goodness!

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Well, I sure hope you are doing well! Be sure to make some time to take good care of yourself! Take 15 minutes to sit down with a cup of hot tea, relax and think happy thankful thoughts. Sending you a big ol hug from my house to yours! I’ll be back before ya know it!

God bless your darlin’ heart honey!

Aunt Ruthie

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