December 05, 2011

Guest Post: Mrs. Joneses Holiday Season Top 5

Last week, I promised you all a guest post today.  And here she is - the fabulous Mrs. Jones!  I just adore this woman, and I think you will too.  :-)  Today she's sharing with us her holiday season top five!


Sweet Cole is letting me kick off this work week by guest posting on her blog, and I couldn't be more excited. I'm Mrs. Jones from Keeping Up with the Joneses. I've been blogging for a few years now, and I've made some fabulous friends through it. A writer by trade, I'm grateful for a place I can just be me - my words, my thoughts, my little place in the blogosphere.

I admit to being a little scatterbrained today. My Crimson Tide is officially BCS Championship bound, and I'm still walking on air JUST a teensy bit. :-)

Today I wanted to share my holiday season top five. You know, the things you'd never skip. The things you love. The things it's not Christmas without?

1) Trimming the tree. I love Christmas, and my house isn't complete without our big tree - and my little tree. Mr. Jones, my wonderful husband, indulges me and let's me put the little one trimmed in pink in our room. It's been my tree since I was a little girl, and I love seeing it as I fall asleep.

2) An extra special day. Dec. 20 is our anniversary. This year, we'll have been married for three years. Time is flying by. It's also our little puppy's "coming-home-aversary". She came home two years ago, on our first anniversary.

3) Family time. Spring is the busiest of seasons for my family, so the slow time we get to celebrate is always extra special.

4) Down time. I'm a lucky girl, and I get around 10 days off at Christmas each year. I love making some extra special meals, hot lunches, and getting our home back in order for the new year.

5) Pulling out the china. My Lenox Holiday china is a sentimental staple. My grandmother passed away when I was in middle school, but she left me a beautiful legacy. Each Christmas, from the time I was little, she gave me a place setting of this beautiful china. While I love Christmas, and china - the love that went into putting my set together makes me smile every time we use it. I leave our little kitchen table set for two all December, because it brightens up the house - and life.

And, of course, I get to pick this Christmas song of the day, so I leave you with Celine Dion's O Holy Night... a favorite song by a favorite artist.

Merry Christmas lovelies! What is your favorite thing about the holidays?

Mrs. Jones



  1. The little tree is so cute! I have a little tree too, in addition to the big one, but not nearly that many decorations on it. I'm inspired now.

  2. I love that you have the china from your grandmother that she gave you as you grew up! What a great tradition. And your tree looks so great!

  3. I simply adore you and Mrs. Jones! Thankful for your friendship!

  4. I love all of those holiday items. Especially Celine's O Holy Night - such a beautiful BEAUTIFUL song!

    Hope you ladies had a great Monday! XOXO
    PS: Please be sure to check out our stocking stuffer swap!

  5. My house finally feels complete with the tree in it now :)


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