12 Days of Christmas Day 6: Winterfest at Seattle Center

Hello, there. Today’s outing actually is more like a few different activities that are all in the same area. And… drumroll please… the area is Seattle Center! Not only does it have 3 wonderful museums, but it is also host to Seattle Children’s Theatre and the Chihuly Garden & Glass (oh, and the Space Needle too!). If you haven’t gotten the opportunity to visit Seattle Center yet, the holidays are the perfect time to go because there’s even more to do! Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas (in Seattle) Day 4: PNB’s Nutcracker

Hello, there. I think that many of you are aware of this classic holiday tradition. Though attending The Nutcracker has never been a true tradition in my family, I know it is for many others and the Seattle rendition is just too good to pass up.  Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas (in Seattle) Day 1: The Gingerbread Village

Hello, there. This is the first post in my “12 Days of Christmas (in Seattle)” miniseries. Every day, I will share with you, dear reader, one event or activity that Seattle hosts during the holiday season. By the way, these aren’t chosen in happenstance. Each and every one of these activities has been integral in my annual Christmas experience. They are traditions that are very close to my heart, and I think others will appreciate them just as much as I do.   Continue reading

Keeping the Holiday Humbug at Bay

Hello, there. During the holiday season, it can be quite difficult to be away from home. For the first time in my life, I am spending much of my holiday season (not the actual holidays, thank goodness!) away from friends, family, and the daily sights I associate with holiday times. I think that if I struggle with this problem, many others probably struggle with it, too. And if you don’t, dear reader, then count your blessings. Perhaps this post will remind you to be thankful for what you have. And for those that will be away from home this season, I hope the tidbits I share will help you get through (and enjoy) the holidays. Continue reading