It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A Savvy & Chic Christmas – The Tree Has Been Trimmed!

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A Savvy & Chic Christmas – The Tree Has Been Trimmed!

I can honestly say Day 210 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project has been one of my all-time favorites because not only is it beginning to look a lot like a Savvy & Chic Christmas in the living room with the tree trimmed – my hubby and I did it together! We’ve been married for seven years and each prior holiday season has had us disagreeing on how to decorate the house overall with the tree being one of the biggest bones of contention. Not so this year. I suspect it has a little to do with the fact that our twenty-five, twenty-two, twenty, fourteen and twelve-year-olds have either grown up and/or are growing away. As bittersweet as that is, it has brought my husband and I closer together. Last night, at our tree trimming gathering, no one but four-year-old Izzy (daughter of my oldest step-son) showed much interest in hanging ornaments. So, this morning, for the first time, we worked side by side, listening to Christmas carols, and did it in tandem. It really does look a lot like Christmas in the living room now that the tree is trimmed and it’s beyond beautiful, not just because of the way it looks but because of the heavenly time we spent in harmony.

Our tree trimmed with all of my Simply Shabby Chic, Shiny Brite and vintage inspired pink and pastel ornaments. They are sharing space with my hubby’s traditional red and whimsical ones.
Even prettier after the sun went down. Of course the NFL game is lending its own glow!

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose cygnet (a baby swan), I have to admit, the children aren’t the only ones who are growing up. Anyone who has had to listen to me lament the conflict over the years knows it not being an issue this year is HUGE. It’s nothing short of a miracle. If you’re a regular reader, you know Joel Osteen’s message often lines up with my life. Today, it was about all of us having two sides and how the positive one can be prevalent most of the time, but how every once in a while, the negative one can rear it’s ugly head. That has certainly been true for me regarding Christmas decorating. But this morning, after I read my devotion, I prayed and decided I wasn’t going to let the ugly me rule the day. And I’m so thankful that I surrendered to Him and for how it turned out. Joyous, peaceful and romantic too. The Lord heard me and honored me BIG time. He never ceases to amaze me! I never would have imagined instead of  it beginning to look a lot like a Savvy & Chic Christmas in the living room and tree trimming being a heartache He would turn it into a a holiday miracle.

How about you? Is there something or someone at the holidays that causes you heartache? In your personal life? Professionally? Be Savvy & Chic by surrendering your attitude about it to God. I’m proof that He can surprise you when you do…

Be savvy & chic,

Pink Collar Coach


2 thoughts on “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A Savvy & Chic Christmas – The Tree Has Been Trimmed!

  1. Beautiful tree and decorations! Our tree got attacked by our dog this year, so we just have a tiny tree now. But, it’s cute and our kids love it.

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    1. Hello, Carla. Thank you again. I appreciate it. I’m sorry your tree got attacked! That happened to my presents one year when my old cat, Sophie, ate the corners off of all of them! Still, I love Charlie Brown tiny Christmas trees and am can understand why your little girls love it. I love chatting via the blog and so will be looking at yours as I continue my journey toward gut health. : )

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