Welcome to guest blogger Krista Davis who's brought us a holiday quiz:
This year my domestic divas were knee deep in ghosts, seances, and vampires in The Diva Haunts the House. Halloween is such fun, and what better time of year for a spooky murder? In spite of the candy corn that might still be hanging around, Halloween is over -- and you know what that means, don't you?
There was a time when I didn’t give Christmas much thought until Thanksgiving. Like Nordstrom, I wanted to give Thanksgiving its due. Unfortunately, I don’t have a team of Nordstrom elves to transform my house into a winter wonderland overnight, and somehow, the older I get, the shorter the time is between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Originally, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the final Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving Day. In 1939, during the depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt moved it back a week to give retailers a longer holiday season. If you ask me, he should have moved it back more!
So here’s a little quiz to determine just what kind of holiday diva you are. Note whether your answers are predominantly A, B, or C. And be honest!
It’s November 7th.
A. Your home is decorated with gourds, pumpkins, and fall mum displays.
B. An orange and gold wreath graces your front door.
C. Your Halloween decorations are still up.
A. You have sent invitations to Thanksgiving dinner and have crafted acorn and oak leaf placecards, napkin rings, and stemware hangers.
B. You have talked to your sister-in-law about which dishes each of you will prepare.
C. No one has invited you to Thanksgiving yet -- time to start dropping hints.
A. You have already baked two batches of Christmas cookies and put them in the freezer.
B. You’re looking forward to baking cookies on cold December days.
C. No one will notice if you bring store bought cookies to the cookie swap if you arrange them on a platter or in a tin.
A. Your Christmas tree will be up and your house will be entirely decorated for the holiday by the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
B. You love to decorate for Christmas but you space it out over a week.
C. You’re not sure where you put the Christmas decorations last February when you took them down.
A. You shop for gifts the entire year. All you need now are a few stocking stuffers.
B. You have already bought or ordered some gifts and can’t wait to go shopping.
C. Christmas is on a Sunday this year, so you can shop all day Saturday.
A. You have booked serving staff for your holiday party, but you do all the cooking and baking.
B. You set up a self-service bar and a buffet for your holiday party.
C. The only holiday party you’re having involves a fireplace, pajamas, popcorn, and a funny movie.
A. You have already printed labels for Christmas cards to be mailed the day after Thanksgiving.
B. There’s still plenty of time to write and mail Christmas cards.
C. You haven’t managed to get Christmas cards out for two years. Thank goodness for Facebook, at least people know you’re not dead yet.
If you answered mostly A~
You are a Natasha. You are Martha Stewart without the magazine and TV show. You plan ahead. You love crafts, and are at your happiest creating beautiful things for your home. Your house is always spotless and ready for company. You cannot imagine living any other way.
If you answered mostly B~
You are a Sophie. You love to entertain and to be surrounded by friends and family. You keep things simple but lovely. You might make your own wreath, but you don’t think you need placecards at your dining table. People gravitate to your kitchen and sneak tastes. Your home is warm and welcoming, but not necessarily perfect.
If you answered mostly C~
You are a Nina Reid Norwood. Take-out is your best friend. If it doesn’t come in a box or can’t be microwaved, you don’t cook it. You like holidays, but you prefer to travel so that a hotel or cruise ship does the decorating, cooking, and most of all -- the cleanup!
Krista Davis write the Domestic Diva Mysteries. She confesses to being a Sophie, who likes to entertain, but keeps things simple. Her most recent release, The Diva Haunts the House, crept up to number 27 on the New York Times Bestseller list. Two months later, she continues to celebrate this event. Visit Krista at