Ahh, December, the month of so many holidays, traditions, festivities and celebrations. When else do we set aside almost a full month for decorating, shopping and preparation? For many it can truly feel overwhelming at times. I say, turn down the noise. December can be such a beautiful month, a month of reflection. Each day getting closer to the end of the calendar year. Thanksgiving may be behind us, but I suggest taking some time out of each day to be grateful for someone or something that has brought joy into your life. Enter December with a calm determination to enjoy every day. If you are hosting any holiday fetes, remember to read my tips for ease of entertaining and try some of my tried and true recipes! I wish you all a beautiful and peaceful holiday season.