If there is one thing I have not learned, it is how to get through the holiday season without a twinge of guilt for all the people I could have seen, the many places I could have gone and the show stopping dinner parties I could have hosted. I race around like a checklist robot in hyperdrive doing everything I can to cram as much jingle bell merriness into the space of a few weeks only to find myself utterly exhausted by the time January rolls around; if you have ever seen Christmas Vacation, now is a good time admit that I often sympathize with Clark, especially when he announces with exasperated enthusiasm that Santa will arrive to find a jolly bunch ( I might have summed up this quote for obvious reasons).
So this year, I am finally listening to my husband and embracing a guilt free holiday season that includes just as many quiet nights at home as it does outings, parties and errands. I’m trying with all my might to block out time to re-charge, and rather than feeling guilty about not hosting enough parties, or accepting every invitation this December, I’m remembering that January is an equally fabulous month to visit with friends.
This new approach to the holiday season is why I am so excited to be partnering with Alexia Foods for a week of simple guilt free holiday inspiration in 2 prize packed parties with some of my favorite food and lifestyle friends. Together we will be giving away over $600 in cash and prizes from Alexia Foods, and hosting an #AlexiaHolidays Pinning and Twitter Party sharing a week full of inspiration for simple holiday party ideas, easy Christmas DIY projects and plenty of guilt free recipe ideas.
Can’t wait for the parties and inspiration to begin? Follow the Alexia Foods party board, and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+ using the tag #AlexiaHolidays to see what is inspiring us in the run up to the the holiday season.
Follow Alexia Foods’s board Holidays Made Simple & Guilt Free on Pinterest
When: Monday December 1, 2014 8pm EST on Pinterest | Wednesday December 3, 2014 8pm EST on Twitter
Where: Use the #AlexiaHolidays tag to join the party on Twitter, and follow the Alexia Foods party board on Pinterest
Follow: @AlexiaFoods on Pinterest | @CoryanneEttiene @CelebrateAtHome @TonyaStaab and @DineAndDish on Twitter
Prizes: Over $600 in cash and prizes to be won courtesy of Alexia Foods.
Rules & Regulations: No RSVP required, open to US residents over the age of 18. Winners will be selected at random. Pinterest winners will be contacted via Pinterest Message by 930pm EST on December 1, 2015 by Coryanne Ettiene; Twitter winners will be announced during the party by Coryanne Ettiene. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. For a full list of rules and regulations, contact Ettiene Media LLC.
Disclaimer: I have partnered with Alexia Foods to build the #AleixaHolidays promotion, and have been compensated for this partnership. All thoughts expressed are my own.