Majestic And Simple

Last Sunday Bill and I were invited to attend a Christmas Music Church Service with our dear friends, Jim and Karen Parmenter. The music and singing were just beautiful and very moving. When it came time for the Pastor to give his sermon, I was inspired by his description of what Christmas should be. His sermon was heartfelt and beautiful but his main message, and what I took home with me was, that Christmas should be both “Majestic and Simple.”  I so agree with that message and always try to keep Christmas “majestic”, according to my faith, and what I believe. And this year being our first year living in a tiny space… I’m learning how to keep Christmas “simple” as well…

I thought I would share a few examples of “majestic and simple” things I was blessed with this very week… Like this beautiful, majestic, sunrise right outside our motorhome. That, to me, is very majestic!


After we attended the church service with Karen and Jim, we were invited to their beautiful home for a wonderful brunch and fun afternoon of playing Jokers and Pegs, a game Bill and I never played before but loved it and will look forward to playing again. Thank you Karen and Jim for treating us to such a beautiful day.

As we were saying our good-bye’s to Karen and Jim, Karen gave me this lovely bottle of Merlot wine wrapped in a simple but cute little Christmas scarf and hat. I love it and I love that it also serves two purposes… I’m using it as part of my Christmas decorations in our tiny home, then after Christmas, I will of course need open and enjoy it… Thanks Karen and Jim!


And, lucky me, Karen also gave me this simple little box of Noel soap. It smells just divine and I just love it. It also is now part of our Christmas décor as it adorns our tiny bathroom sink bringing a touch of Christmas cheer there. Thank-you so much Karen.


How about this “simple” little wire Christmas Tree I was given at work this week. It even has little ornaments already on it… It was part of the Christmas decorations used in the Nature Center at San Tan over the years but they are trying to scale down some now and were putting together a donation box when I mentioned how cute I thought the tree was so our Supervisor said I could just have it! Works perfect in our tiny space, and it’s small, lightweight, unbreakable, and easy to pack away.. I love it! 🙂


These “simple”, but adorable, little stuffed Santa’s were on a table that was marked “yours for a donation to the critter fund”, They just spoke to me so I made a two dollar donation and now they are hanging in our motorhome. Again, small, unbreakable, and easy to pack away… Perfect for our tiny space… 🙂


I love everything about Christmas because I know the reason for the season, and for me, it’s celebrating the birth of Christ. What makes my Christmas special is trying to help others in any way I can, of course attending our church services, and cooking and sharing special meals with family and friends as we spend quality time together making memories…

I hope all of you have a “Majestic and Simple” Christmas..

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

P.S. I made it snow on my blog again this year for all my cold weather loving friends. You may need to give it a minute or two after you visit the blog before the snow begins to fall but it should be there.. xoxo

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 03:08:40

    Love seeing all your decorations!! And can’t wait to see them for real!! xoxoxo


    • beyondcinderella
      Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:49:36

      Thanks GG. We can’t wait to see you for real too… just let me know some dates that work for you and Bob and we will get the fixings for your jambalaya or if your tired of that… and want something else like stuffed acorn squash or anything else… just let me know and I will make it for you. XoXo


  2. Lucie Veie
    Dec 14, 2015 @ 22:55:39

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Virgina…… Love your decorations and thank you for the snow. Once we get snow I will send you a picture of real snow. Ha Ha love you both very much.


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