The pumpkins and gourds have all been put away and the turkey leftovers are but a fond memory.  It’s time to get out the wreaths, and colorful sparkling holiday decor, fluff the guest room pillows in anticipation of family and visitors, polish the silver and fill the wood bin, the time has come once again, to welcome December!  “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” sings Andy Williams, and I think most of us, especially children, would agree.  December is magical, no matter where you live.  However, between holiday parties, gift shopping, decorating and baking it can feel a bit hectic.  I have my own policies when it comes to the craziness – I don’t give in!  Look for my tips on how to truly enjoy this month.  I will share with you my tips for decorating, entertaining and how to slow down and savor the beauty of the season.  So, put that “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown” DVD in the player, and whip up a hot chocolate, December is here!