Friday, December 19, 2014

christmas isn't a season. it's a feeling.

It's hard to believe how much has happened lately. It seems like time is going by so quickly. Whenever I look at the calender, I am astonished to find there are so few days remaining until Christmas! There is a good reason for this. My calender has been packed with special events. In the last couple of weeks, I have gone to a few concerts, met up with friends, and have been busy decorating the house. Let me just say: I have been having a ton of fun....but it is definitely making me lose track of time. Since there has been so much going on, I thought that I would re-cap some of those special events.

The first was going to see O-Town with a friend of mine. I am a massive fan of O-Town and was so excited when they announced their reunion. And even more excited when they announced they were coming to a nearby city. My friend and I made plans to go to the concert, stay overnight, and have a blast. We definitely did! I had such a great time, singing along to all of the songs, and having a long standing dream come true. 

The next special event was yet another concert. This time it was Barenaked Ladies with the TSO. I bought the tickets for my fiance. We had a lot of fun. My favourite part? Watching my fiance laugh and sing along to the songs. That was pretty much perfect. The concert itself was a mix of BNL's biggest hits and Christmas songs - so that was a fun night.

I have also been doing a lot of festive things. Like, decorating and eating delicious festive treats. This is how I love to spend my time during the holiday season....following traditions and spending time with family. Here are a few random Christmas themed pictures!

Next up was the annual dinner with my friends. We met up to get our picture taken with Santa, do our Secret Santa Gift Exchange, and have dinner. It was a lot of fun....minus getting there. (Public transportation was not my friend that day.) I always have a great time when we all manage to get together, even though it doesn't happen that often anymore. So, these are a few pictures from the night! 

The holiday season has definitely been busy - but it has also been a lot of fun. This is how I love to spend Christmastime.....with the people I love.

How have you been spending the holiday season?

xo Shannon


  1. love your sweater and happy for your busy days! Love the party, sure it was tons of fun!

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  2. Looks so fun! Love your sweater. Festive things are the best :)
    xo Annie
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  3. Guardo os pequenos detalhes desse
    ano caminhando a seu lado,
    em minha memória e no meu coração ,
    tens um lugar eterno e especial
    onde guardo nossa amizade.
    Obrigada..Obrigada de todo coração..
    Você é tão especial que deixa marca no coração,
    quando ausente sinto saudades.
    Preciso demais da sua companhia...
    A vida é uma grande escola ,
    onde plantamos e se escolhermos boas sementes,
    certamente vou colher as mais belas flores.
    E fazer dessas flores que dei o nome de amizade,
    as mais belas e perfumadas no jardim da minha
    Um abençoado final de semana.
    Um santo Natal para você e sua belíssima família.

  4. I am SOOO jealous of you! O-Town is so amazing and I was also excited to hear they were getting back together, expect without my fave member :( haha But love them all :D

    Love your Christmas sweater btw :D :D

  5. This past year has really flown by; glad I'm not the only one who feels that way! BTW, I'm so jelly you got to see O-Town; you go girly! Best, CD. ican'taffordmylifestyle

  6. Aw this put me in such a nice festive mood:) Lovely post
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  7. That looks like such a fun time!! Have a wonderful Christmas Shannon
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  8. I was spending the time very much like yourself..meeting with friends, enjoying myself...but now I'm starting with my final Christmas preparations.

    Btw you look so adorable in all these photos.

  9. Aw looks like you had fun! Love the quote at the top xx

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  10. Awesome photos!
    wish you a great weekend!

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  11. bellissime foto!!!! auguroni per un anno felice!!!

  12. Looks like you have such a fun time, Shannon.
    Happy holidays, girl

  13. Ohh yes, happiness is all I wish for this Christmas! :)

    You look so pretty! Lovely make up :)

  14. Look like you had fun, great!!

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  15. Your Christmas tree jumper is sooo cute! *.*

    Francesca The Sparkling Cinnamon

  16. seriously you've had such a fun-filled holiday season!! JEALOUS!!!

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