Friend Makin’ Mondays: Christmas Questions

by Kenlie Tiggeman on December 10, 2012

At this time last week I was enjoying my last day with Lance. I can’t believe he has only been gone for a week!  It feels like it has been so much longer.  At the same time the few weeks I have to wait to see him again feel like an eternity.   I miss him, and I missed FMM too!  Did anyone miss it as much as I did?

I have a final today, and I’m ready to be done with it.  I’ve enjoyed the class, but I’m ready for a break.  I have three finals left after this one, but I’ll be done with all of them by Thursday.  I’m looking forward to that!  I’m also looking forward to making a homemade gingerbread mansion with friends after today’s final.

In addition to finals and FMM it’s also weigh-in day, and it won’t be pretty.  I’ve been exhibiting some terrible habits over the last couple of weeks, and the scale is not happy about it.  I’d like to say that I have it under control now, but I won’t go that far.  Instead I’m happy to say that Sunday was a healthy day. I didn’t give into cravings, and I loaded up on fruits and veggies.  Today will be a healthy day too.

Now let’s talk about the holidays.  If you spend much time here you know I love Christmas, and you shouldn’t be too surprised that it’s this week’s topic too.

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

 Christmas Questions

1. How will you celebrate the holidays this year?  I’ll be at my sister’s house with my family, and I can’t wait to watch my niece open her presents!  She’s three now, and I know she’s going to love it!

2. What’s the weather currently like where you live? It’s not cold…at all.  That’s certainly a drawback of living in New Orleans.

3. Do you decorate your home for the holidays? If so, share a picture please!  Of course I do!  I’ve been selective about photos in an attempt to keep my location semi-private, but I’ll share a couple of wreaths I made.

I made this one out of burlap.  Doesn’t it look like it belongs on a door somewhere in the country? Ha..

I made this one out of old bulbs that Mom already had in the attic and a wire hanger.  It was so easy, and I kind of love it.

4. What is your favorite Christmas movie?  I have multiple favorites, but Elf is at the top of the list!  I watched it over the weekend with friends, and I’m already ready to watch it again.

5. What is your favorite Christmas songs?  Gosh..I love so many!  I suppose my favorite is Baby, It’s Cold Outside.  I also love Oh Holy Night, I’ll Be Home For Christmas and Sleigh Ride…and Joy To the World.  The list could go on and on…

6. Do you have an advent calendar?  I made one a few years ago when I lived in NY, but it stayed there when I left. I didn’t think about making one this year because I was busy moving and adjusting.   I’d love to make a new one for next year though!

7. Do you prefer color lights or white lights?  I think white is so elegant, but the colorful ones are my favorite.  Must. Have. Colored. Lights.

8. What is your favorite food to eat over the holidays?  Oh jeez…I think we all know I love lots of holiday treats!  I’d say my favorites are my sugar cookies and peanut butter fudge.  I also love Mom’s carrot cake, but she doesn’t make it every year.

9. Do you display a live tree, or do you prefer fake trees?  I chose a live tree because they’re so beautiful and smell so good.  I’ll plant a new one in the spring…

10. What would you need to make your holiday perfect this year?  I’ll be surrounded by my family.  If I get to see Lance again during the holidays I’ll have everything I want this year.


Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions!  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday!!!!!


{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Laurie December 10, 2012 at 3:07 am
Hailey December 10, 2012 at 3:56 am

I always miss FMM when it doesn’t happen. I enjoy answering the questions and seeing other’s answers as well. Love your cute wreaths!


P!nk December 10, 2012 at 7:29 am

Have you ever actually listened to the lyrics of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”? Very disturbing. Not a cute song at all.


Lance December 10, 2012 at 8:30 am

I wont be able to do mine until later. LOVE THE TOPIC….


Amanda December 10, 2012 at 9:53 am
Tammy Herrin December 10, 2012 at 10:24 am
Dad December 10, 2012 at 11:19 am

I live in the country


Lisa December 10, 2012 at 11:46 am
Lisa December 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

I love your bulb wreath, too! Bright & colorful & cheerful!


Karen December 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm
Nanci December 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm
Erin December 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm

After way too long a break (but I have a good excuse), mine are up!


Grace @ Grace Dishes December 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

You make the prettiest wreaths! I hope your week goes well and it fast forwards to when you can see your beau again :)


Regan December 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm
TooBIG December 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I think this is the first FMM I’ve ever done…lol


Andrea December 10, 2012 at 2:02 pm
sanumaria December 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

When reading my answers it seems that I’m not a Christmas person. But I am!


Patty December 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Your wreaths are gorgeous! :)

Loved the questions and I swear I’m not a Christmas grinch. :)


Carina December 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Loved these questions — enough that I even posted twice today, which really takes some questions I love! Glad you had a nice visit.


cookie December 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I like real trees better, but it makes me sad when they cut down a huge old tree just to put them in the city.


Renée (@pinkypie) December 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm
Deb December 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm Here’s mine. They are probably the least Christmasy answers anyone will do to this one, but its my absolute least favorite holiday of the year.


Laura December 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Boysmum2 December 10, 2012 at 6:08 pm
Ais December 10, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Forgot to link up, but here it is all the same:

I’ll be checking back tomorrow for all the posts, I’m headed to bed at the moment :) Goodnight!


Aimee December 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I really love your wreaths. Very creative. I did a wreath making class a couple of years ago and we made real evergreen wreaths. Mine fell apart before the class ended! Thankfully my classmates came to my rescue.

I wish you a very happy holiday season.

Here is my link:


Shari December 10, 2012 at 11:53 pm
Violet December 11, 2012 at 5:33 am

I think everyone’s in agreement about your wreaths. They’re beautiful! I’m more partial to the bulb one, but they’re both great! You should make more and sell them on Etsy! :)

Anyhow, here’s mine:


mevrouwhoning December 11, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I know, I’m a day late. . .was trying to get the photos to cooperate. Didn’t work, but such is life. Another fun FMM topic! Missed you last week, Kenlie. :-)


Julie Ann December 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm
Cathy December 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm
Rinda December 18, 2012 at 1:32 am

I always like your list of questions. This is the first time I’ve played along. Here’s my post:


Tammy December 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm
Cheri December 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

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