The winner of the beautiful wreath is Melanie Johnson. Congratulations!

It’s Black Friday and I’m trying not to stress.   All the people fighting for that last $10 DVD player and camping out for whatever toy is hot this year kind of give me hives.


At the same time all the stores are telling me that time is running out!!  Hurry!! Buy now!!  They say my kids won’t be happy until they have the “deals” that are flooding my inbox.  Hives.


Let’s slow down, y’all.  Enjoy the holiday.  Hang a wreath, drink some hot cocoa, watch A Christmas Story, or better yet, read THE Christmas Story.


And speaking of wreaths, I have a fun giveaway to kick off the holiday season.  P. Allen Smith has a new line of fresh wreaths for Christmas.  And in true P. Allen fashion, they are elegant and fabulous.  The chocolate and spice collection noble fir 20 inch wreath is the one I’ll have above my mantle this year, so I want to give one to you, too! Remember when I got to hang out with P. Allen?   We’re BFFs, you know.



Here’s the description of the wreath from (I swear I didn’t make this up):  “Inviting as a mug of spiced cocoa, this wintery array of Noble Fir boughs is festooned with chocolate and spice inspirations warming the heart and signaling the holiday.” It’s festooned, people!  You know you want one.


Enter by commenting on this post and tell me your favorite Christmas tradition.  I’ll pick the winner at random on Thursday, November 30 at noon.