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5 Simple Ways To Have A Joyful Holiday Season This Year!

5 Simple Ways To Have A Joyful Holiday Season This Year!
 Who else is ready for the family food and friends this holiday season? I know I am. That is why I have already laid out a simple, joyful plan for myself to follow. Although it is fun being surrounded by loved ones cooking and eating lots of holiday food. It can become overwhelming and tiring before and by the end of the event. And honestly, I can't wait to dive into a plate of honey ham, sweet potatoes, string bean casserole, dressing, gravy, pecan pie...Oh my!

Ok, now that I have gotten that off my chest, I hope I make it till Thanksgiving. And that is the beauty of the holiday season it should be about family, food, and friends loving on and celebrating one another.
But, I know in reality that may not always be the case. Someone may not have loved ones around, or they just may want to be alone. And trust me, that is ok. By all means, I go through those days and moments when I do not want to be bothered.
out shopping for the holidays. See outfit on mannequin.
But as I have gotten older, I've learned a few things along the way. Some of the things I should have known many moons ago. But, hey, it's never too late to learn something new, Right?

That is why I am happy to exercise my right to have a fun and joyous holiday season.
  • Do what I can for others with no stress or pressure. This is the year when I start realizing some things. I can not do everything and be everywhere. So, I will be sending love cards and making phone calls. The holidays are not meant to be overwhelming, therefore keeping things positive and cheerful is what I plan on doing. o, basically, I am saying yes to the things I can do and no to the things I can not. 
  • I started planning my meals for the season-long before the week began. So, I already know what I am going to cook and do before Thanksgiving this year. I can not wait to share that with you guys in a later post. But, I can not stress enough how planning this year's events have helped me out both physically and mentally. And I am glad I made plans because another important event has been presented to the family. So, I had to move some things around. So I am so thankful for the projects I implemented in my life this year. 
  • Having a little shopping spree is fun. I must admit I love shopping, and I know I am not the only one. :) I have my list of the things I will be buying for my family and others. But, I am excited about the sales that will be hitting the stores this season. I love getting dressed and grabbing Starbucks coffee with my two oldest daughters for a day of girl chatting and talking. Even if we do not buy anything, it has become a tradition for us to go snoop around the shopping centers. It has become a lot of fun over the years to laugh and shop with my girls. And, this year I am focusing on sales and buying sustainable clothes that last. Oh, and I've planned out a modest budget for myself. So no overspending this time. #fingerscrossed
  • I plan to have fun and fun only. I didn't realize I needed to plan my fun as well as an escape when I am ready to leave or stop entertaining. When it comes to family gatherings, it can go all night. And most people do not realize the hostess has been working for days and hours to get everything prepped and planned. So, I have also made a list of how I will escape when its time to go. First, I will start giving good night hugs. Help clean up any messes in the kitchen and area I've visited. Fix myself a plate to go and start putting on my coat to leave at a decent hour. Sometimes I do not want to leave the party when I am having fun. But, I gotta realize staying up all night and being tired is what was making me dreed the holidays. But, not this year, I got a solid plan. Oh, I am doing a few things differently.
  •  Last but not least, I plan to have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since I am focusing on the laughter, food, and enjoyment of the family, I see no reason not to have a joyful holiday season.
In conclusion: Life is to short not to be enjoying every stinking moment of it. I am only going to do and be involved with the things to me and being happy. So, cheers to all the fun family jokes- children laughter and food I am about to eat. And that my friend is how it should be. 

How will you keep your Joy this holiday season?

Do tell we nosey around these neck of the woods.

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie


  1. I plan on keeping my joy this holiday season by spending time with family, organizing for the upcoming year and of course eating good food and getting plenty of sleep!

  2. I keep my holiday Joy by enjoying my Family!! I Love their company around the holidays and its the only time throughout the year where we can all let loose and have a GOOD Time!!


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