Please welcome Nicole Austin!
1. What is your favorite thing about the colder weather?
Colder weather…in Florida. Eh, not so much. We do get a little break from the nearly constant heat but it doesn’t last long enough. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I’d rather pay astronomical air conditioning bills and have a green Christmas than shovel snow and drive on ice!
2. What kind of books do you like to curl up with on a cold day?
Wow, this is a really difficult question because I enjoy all genres of fiction but my favorites would have to be edge-of-your-seat Suspense/Thrillers. My favorite thriller authors are the Special Ks (King and Koontz). No matter how many times I’ve read the stories the anticipation still has me hanging on every word.
3. What is your favorite holiday food?
Bourbon sweet potato casserole. Sweet potatoes, brown sugar, pecans and marshmallows with a little bourbon to give it some kick. Mmm…it’s so good. There are never leftovers but I’ve got it covered. I always make one to share during get-togethers and put away a second casserole for after our company’s gone home.
4. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Going to see Christmas lights is something my family looks forward to all year long. Our local newspaper runs a list of creative lighting displays to help us plan our route. We pile in the car, put our Christmas CDs on shuffle and have a great time. Depending on the weather we stop for either ice cream or hot chocolate. It’s a fun family evening we all enjoy.
5. Be honest, how much do you decorate for the holidays?
When my kids were younger, I went all out. Now I keep things a bit simpler. I put a fresh balsam wreath on the front door, deck out a real tree in the living room, put out my great-grandmother’s nativity set and string some white lights on the shrubs and trees out front.
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