I admit I'm off to to a slow start this December when it comes to Christmas preparations. The childrens' calendars have taken over this month! Parties, dress rehearsals and costume making hasn't left much time for thinking about gifts or decorating the house. It hasn't, however, stopped me from scouring the web for inspiration. Christmas to me is the lengthening evenings, inviting outdoor dining with friends, magnolia's and proteas adorning my home and lots of loud music (mostly daggy Christmas hits) as the soundtrack to all the craziness! I hope you are enjoying your December:).