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Travel Sized Christmas Cheer

I love Christmas.

I love the smell of gingerbread baking, the glow of twinkle lights reflecting off the snow, and I love the excited anticipation that literally wiggles through my children’s bodies.

But how do I create traditional Christmas memories when we’re on the road? I don’t have mistletoe, fresh pine trees or little golden jingle bells.  I mean who travels with Christmas decorations?!

But with a little imagination and some treasures we found on the beach, we up-cycled Christmas this year. I think we did a pretty fine job of making  things festive, and bonus, it was a fraction of what we typically spend on Christmas in the states.

Travel sized Christmas!

Check it out.

XmasTree-1Christmas Driftwood Tree = Free
Up-cycled ChristmasUp-cycled Christmas Driftwood = Imagination + 5 euros with of decorations.
Xmas-8A mess of cheap candy to decorate bakery boxes into faux gingerbread houses = 20 euros worth of supplies.
Xmas-10Pride in his seriously awesome craftsmanship.
Xmas-5Serafina did a lot of sampling the goods!
Xmas-1Street side vendors peddling children’s candy dreams.
Xmas-4Mamí and Abu savoring mulled wine and time together.
Xmas-2How could one not feel like the richest person in the world with this sweet little streets all filled with Holiday Cheer and twinkle lights.
Xmas-20Holidays spent with loved ones = Priceless.

Happy Holiday’s friends near and far.

Presence truly is the best present.
We’re grateful for you.

And have an eggnog for me,will ya?




Tiffiney Lozano is the creator of the Mama Said Project and two crazy humans. She offers workshops for women craving connection with themselves and the world around them. After 18- months of continuous travel she and her family are finding adventure in the everyday from the comfort and beauty of their home in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe.
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  • Virginia Jaquez
    December 18, 2015, 7:43

    Happy holidays to you, Diego, the kids, and your family, Tiffany! I’m off to Puerto Villarta for two weeks!! I can hardly wait!!
    Hope your new year is a healthy and happy one. Take care and always fun to read your news!

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