December 21, 2017

Twelve Days Of Christmas...Day Nine...Treat Yourself

Hello, my friends, and happy Thursday! Christmas is almost here! As much as I like to plan and prepare, I realize some things simply cannot be done beforehand. So before the big day arrives, I take some time to treat myself. I like to think that caring for myself makes it much easier for me to care for my loved ones. As you may have guessed, I prefer simple things... a cup of coffee in front of the tree, or snuggling on the couch watching a favorite movie.

Sometimes, though, I find it necessary to put on some makeup and actual clothes and leave the comfort of my home. That is what I did today. And it was fun.

I went to my favorite salon downtown and got the best manicure!
I don't do it often, but it felt so nice to be pampered and have nice nails for Christmas.

Then I got dressed and put on makeup!
We went out to Steve's work Christmas party,
and had a really nice time.

This was the dessert.
Talk about a treat!

It was a nice day out and about.
And the best part?
Coming home, washing my face, changing into my pajamas, and snuggling on the couch watching The Grinch with my people.

Our candle today is Cozy By The Fire.
 Yankee Candle describes it as a mix of ginger, cloves, and orange, mixed with a hit of wood notes.
Sounds like a winner to me!

Thanks for stopping in, my friends.
Don't forget to visit Madison and Danielle too!
See you all here tomorrow, and don't forget to treat yourself!


  1. Your nails look wonderful, a great treat indeed. I am just about to light my Yankee Candle let it snow.

  2. That dessert looks amazing! I love your nails...I am getting mine done today. :)

  3. Pretty manicure❤️ That candle sounds like a winner to me too.

  4. Egads, the Grinch!!! Nononono, bad Grinch ((giggling and smiling, my son when he was little use to scream thru the house that... And what do you know, our town did Whoville, lol)).

    Your nails look so pretty and you guys are a lovely couple. My hair appt. Is this afternoon, we shall see about posting a photo. I hope you have a lovely Thursday, friend.

  5. It is fun to go out now and then, but I am 'home body' too! Your nails look so nice and festive.

  6. You look so pretty, Billie Jo. And your nails look very festive. I'm glad you've had a nice day and then even more perfect at home in your pj's. That's my favorite as well. ♥

  7. I love this! You AND your nails are beautiful!!! You and dad look amazing.

  8. Billie Jo, your nails are fabulous! So pretty!!

  9. I haven't had a manicure in years. But boy does that sound like a treat. So fun for you to go out and then come home to snuggle! That's the best of everything right there!!

  10. Yay! You go girl! : ) We all need a little pampering, especially during this hectic time. I love your nails!! They are so pretty and festive! Glad you had fun at Steve's party! ♥

  11. Hi Billie Jo!

    It is important to pamper yourself!! Your nails look great, and you two looked so cute, all dressed up and ready for a fun night out, we all need those. But, I agree with you, hone is always the best place to be...I watched, The Grinch tonight, it was wonderful, an all time favorite!!

    Hugs and Love,

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  13. Love your nails and that dessert!!! It's almost here :)

  14. The one thing I did not get done before Christmas was a manicure. It is much needed but I just ran out of time! Well, I guess this will give me something to look forward to in the new year!

  15. I was just getting dressed in my jimmies (I'm out sick with a nasty head cold) and wished I had gone in for a pedicure earlier in the week. I thought I had more time. Yours are so cute and festive!


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Billie Jo