Friday, December 28, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

The holidays have a funny way of sneaking up on you. After a lot of preparation including decorating, cooking, shopping, and visiting family, Christmas is over before you know it. On December 26th, we are all left exhausted but smiling, and already thinking about a day 364 days away.


This year my family celebrated with our usual traditions. On Christmas Eve, we went to my grandmother's house, just as we have for every Christmas Eve that I've experienced. We exchange gifts, eat, and sing Christmas carols. I have many beautiful memories of past Christmas Eves at my Mema and Papa's house. Each year, my brother would direct a performance that my cousins and I would perform. No matter how long the show, or how off key the singing, my family sat through our performances and at the end, clapped like it was Broadway caliber. Those memories are priceless!

On Christmas Day, I woke up early to find snow falling! It was going to be a white Christmas! As I sat in my living room, near our tree, surrounded by my cherished family, snow falling... I couldn't help but think "This is Christmas." I am blessed beyond measure and special moments like that remind me of the meaning of love and of the holidays.
Thank you to my cherished family for a wonderful holiday!After many laughs, desserts, and glasses of champagne, it was time to wrap Christmas up for another year. If you take a moment out of each day to reflect, you'll find that the spirit of Christmas is always around I'd you just believe.
Merry Christmas to all!

Love, Alicia


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Very December

December... A time to celebrate with loved ones, be filled with the holiday spirit, and to believe that anything is possible.

My amazing family!
In addition, for my family (shown above), December includes decorating the house inside and out to resemble a Winter Wonderland, watching Christmas movies, listening to Christmas songs, a lot of baking, and taking time to remember the real "reason for the season", Christ.

Here are some things that I enjoy about December!

I will always believe in the spirit of Santa! BELIEVE

Festive RED nails

"White Christmas" is one of my absolute favorite holiday movies! The singing, dancing, and costumes are beautiful!

My little Christmas tree that I have in my bedroom. Decked out in silver and gold! Will probably stay up until March because I love Christmas trees so much...


I hope that you and yours are enjoying the holiday season!

Love, Alicia


Monday, December 17, 2012


One of the main reasons that I created this little place in cyber space was to spread positivity. I wanted the person reading this to feel inspired, hopeful, and happy!

I think that one of the easiest ways to keep a positive attitude is to recall on blessings and accomplishments. A grateful heart serves as a mirror and positivity is the reflection.

Be thankful for your health. Be thankful for past, present, and future opportunities. Be thankful for the loving people in your life. Be thankful for the little things that most people take for granted.

What are you grateful for?


Love, Alicia



Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crumbs Bake Shop

I am a big fan of sweets... And of pretty things. So Crumbs Bake Shop is basically one of my favorite places because they sell delicious cupcakes that look like they were made in Candyland.

During one of my shopping trips to the Natick Collection, I stumbled upon the newly opened Crumbs Bake Shop!

I had a hard time figuring out what treats I wanted my splurge to consist of. Cookies? They almost looked too pretty to ignore... But I came for cupcakes! My attention shifted to the glass case filled with colorful, festive goodies. I chose a red velvet cupcake decorated with green sprinkles and holly. It was delicious.

Sweetly Yours,



Friday, December 7, 2012

Instagram : Photo Diary

Hi all! For those of us who enjoy snapping photos with our mobile devices, Instagram is a must-have app. Since this is my first blog post, I thought that I would share the link to my Instagram so that you could learn a little more about me through some photos. Feel free to connect with me!

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