florida winter

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In case you missed the “We Hate You, Florida” weather map last week, the sunshine state isn’t participating in winter right now. But despite this hot and balmy December, the holiday festivities are going strong. I am so in the Christmas spirit, ya’ll!

We’ve enjoyed lots of quality time with our friends. More are coming into town in the next week, and I can hardly stand it. We pulled all the decorations down from the attic, found things from our first Christmas in our home that made me sentimental and weepy, trimmed a perfect tiny tree, attended a few work-related holiday parties, and baked a holiday treat or two. I even finished my shopping early!

For the last couple of years, C and I have been so consumed with the business we kind of passed right over the holidays. We went through the motions with family and friends, but didn’t buy a tree, decorate the house, or even exchange gifts. This year we made a pact to slow down and savor the season, and it’s lovely.

So even though I can’t comfortably cuddle up in a chunky sweater with a cup of cocoa just yet, I’m loving every minute of this December. I hope you are, too!

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About Keira Lennox

I'm a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

21 thoughts on “florida winter

  1. I totally can relate to this, I live in Orlando. this post was so cute you have inspired me to to maybe do one like this down the road!

  2. I am actually homesick for Florida right now – my family and the warmth. I am so happy to hear that y’all are intentionally “slowing” yourselves down to enjoy the holidays. I did the very same thing this year, too, for the first time in a while – bought a little tree, took the time to decorate, and am inviting some friends over for Christmas {I work in a very “driven-by-the-holidays” industry, as well}. I am loving all of December, too! Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the palm trees and humidity, and I’ll don a sweater and shovel the snow here for you! ;-) Deal!

  3. So happy to hear you’re making the most of your not so white Christmas! I live in central California, and we usually have that same issue. However, lately we’ve been down in the 30’s which I guess not everyone would consider cold, but for us it might as well be Antarctica.

  4. Hi Keira,
    nice to hear that you have the Christmas spirit already. In Germany the weather is quite cold, but snow is missing.
    This year I’m also glad that everything slows down. I have all the gifts, baked tasty cookies yesterday and most important: I’m with my family and friends! Christmas can come. I’m looking forward to it!

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