Please welcome Kelly Jamieson!
1. What is your favorite thing about the colder weather?
I love a beautiful winter day with freshly fallen snow sparkling in the sun and a clear blue sky, and as long as it’s not TOO cold (living in Canada, my comfort level for being outside for any length of time is about -10 C which I think is about 14 F???) I love to be outside skating on the river, tobogganing with my kids, skiing or just walking the dog. If it’s much colder than that, I’ll admire from inside in front of the fireplace!
2. What kind of books do you like to curl up with on a cold day?
Of course romance, something steamy to warm me up.
3. What is your favorite holiday food?
I like to eat, and lots of holiday treats are so good, but one thing I make every year is my Grandma’s Christmas toffee, with real butter and cream and brown sugar. It is sooo good, fortunately for our arteries it’s a once-a-year treat!
4. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
We have some odd traditions that we’ve started in my family (they have to start somewhere, right?) On Christmas Eve, I make pizzas for the whole family, right from scratch, crust and all. Then instead of milk and cookies for Santa, we leave pizza and beer. And on Boxing Day, I use the leftover turkey and make turkey fried rice. We are an Irish and Scottish family, but we like multi-cultural eating!
5. Be honest, how much do you decorate for the holidays?
I LOVE Christmas decorations! I’m ready to put the tree up right after Halloween (my husband won’t let me). I put up lots of garlands with little white lights – on both fireplaces, over the French doors, up the banister of the stairs. I decorate outside too with greenery in a big pot on the front steps and in the window boxes, wreaths with big red bows hanging in the two front windows and more lights. We have a 50 foot fir tree in front of our house and had a company come and put lights on it, and it is awesome! Our inside Christmas tree touches the ceiling and is loaded with decorations, which we have so much fun with because some of them were made by my kids when they were little, and a lot of them we buy when we travel – so we have a little Eiffel Tower from Paris, and Disney characters from Disneyland, a little Empire State Building from New York, a palm tree from Santa Barbara and on and on!
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