snow on branches

As I was reading through some blogs the other day, I came across a new column by Trina and Hanna. It’s called “How We Do” and the idea is to pick a different topic each month and describe how you do that thing. This month the topic is the perfect December day and I really enjoyed reading the entries so far. My perfect day in December would look something like this:

If I were in my apartment in New York…

I’d wake up in the morning and look out the window to see that everything outside is covered in a layer of soft, fluffy, white snow. My bed would be so warm and cozy, but eventually I would pull myself out of it for a brief moment to make some peppermint tea.

After I make myself a cuppa, I’d quickly get back into my bed and get all bundled up again. Then I would pop open my computer to catch up on my favorite TV shows or watch a movie on Netflix. After a few hours, once I’m really, truly awake, I would hop into the bathroom for a nice long, hot shower.

Now I’d be ready to do some baking! I’d put on my colorful apron and of course, turn on my Christmas playlist. I would make classic sugar cookies and right when they’re ready to come out of the oven, I’d make a fresh cup of tea to drink with my cookies. Then I’d retire back to my bed or to the couch in the living room with my tea, warm cookies and a good book.

My night would end with a classic Christmas movie. I’d drink a cup of hot cider and snuggle on the couch with my kitty Milton. My roommate would pop out of his room to see what I was up to and maybe, just maybe, I could convince him to watch a holiday movie with me.

If I were home in California…

I’d probably wake up to the sound of my brothers running around the house. I wouldn’t mind though, because I’d just be happy to be home. I’d go downstairs to grab some breakfast and say good morning to everyone. We’d all still be in our jammies, talking and laughing in the kitchen and dining area.

Then my sister and I would decide to bake something, because you can never have enough sweet treats in your home around the holidays. We have a tradition of making cookies for the neighbors and then usually my brothers deliver them to each one of our neighbors. Of course, while they are “helping” us, one or two cookies usually go missing from the trays :)

After baking, my sister and I would clean up and then we’d pile the whole family in the car and drive around to look at the Christmas lights. One year my brother’s teacher put up one of those light shows synchronized to music, so we drove to their house to check it out. It was set to top 40 hits and I have to admit it was pretty mesmerizing!

When we got home, we’d all get back into our pajamas and then we would pick out a holiday movie to watch. We’d get comfortable in our spots in the living room, pop a couple of bags of popcorn to share, and then start the movie. Most likely, my mom and dad would fall asleep early, but we kids would stay awake long into the night, all wrapped in blankets together.

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Tell me: What does your perfect December day look like?

(top image via // if you want to join in on “How We Do” click the second image!)

  • Jenmarie

    What a fun idea! I love your answers. They sound so calmly and yet exciting. Netflix is so addicting, by the way!
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    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks Jenmarie! And you’re so right- it’s hard to remember life before Netflix!

  • http://www.rachelslookbook.com/ Rachel

    I love this! How fun! :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks for reading Rachel :)

  • http://studio-404.com/ Angel Y.

    Oh man this sounds wonderful! My perfect December day definitely involves some Netflix time and possibly cupcakes.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Oh yes, cupcakes are the best! :)

  • http://www.modlychic.com Katy Rose

    Oh.. love this post! What a great idea. I’ve never thought about my perfect day in December, but I’m sure it would involve snow, hot chocolate, a good book, friends, cookies… Hmm… maybe I need to write one of these posts. – Katy

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks Katy! You should totally join in- I’d love to read your take on a perfect December day :)

  • http://www.oftreesandhues.com/ Latrina M.

    I loved this so much! I really enjoyed how you shared both stories… Your California story reminds me a lot of how I would spend the holidays with my family who live out east. So I really enjoyed reading that one!

    I’ve been pretty much living your NYC story all week! haha, and I love it. :)

    Thank you SO much for participating in this, I have really enjoyed reading everyone’s stories… this has been such the perfect way to bring bloggers together from all over the world and I’m so happy to have you a part of it! :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      What a wonderful idea you and Hanna had- I loved participating! I started writing just one story but realized that I experience two totally different environments in December, so I had to split it into two :)

      I’m looking forward to the next “How We Do” column!