Yes, decorating for Christmas can be this easy. So why, oh why has it been a two month process? I posted about this on my Facebook page the other day… and I know I’m not alone. At Christmas time (and every other time of the year too) we can feel this insane pressure to do and be it all, all the time.
This year I have learned SO much! But by far the best thing I’ve learned is that I don’t need to be it all do it all all the time. This has been my busiest, and most relaxing Christmas season ever! WHAT?! That makes NO sense? Well for instance I don’t LOVE baking so I have not made a single Christmas cookie yet. It’s just not my thing. Not doing it would make some people miserable but it has set me free! I’ve had more time to visit, host parties, decorate, and make handmade gifts. (and so many of you have been SO good to our family…… keeping us busy wrapping up lovely lil packages for you! Thank you!!!) And because of an abundance of supportive people in my life (especially my husband and my sister Annaliise) I am able to do SO much more of the things I love and share them with you.
Alone, would be such a lonely place to be, wouldn’t it?
I’m not sure if I’m the only one feeling this way but I really do feel a deep sense of something growing and changing. I’m not sure if it’s me, my business, my family………. or all of the above. Not in any monumental ways……. but in the small ways. The ways that if you don’t stop to pay attention you might miss ‘em.
I love the way they kept finding their way into these pictures. I usually always snap a few to keep them happy and tell them to scram (boy!! Does that ever make me sound like a heartless Mom!) But I decided especially for this shoot……. what the diggens, keep them in there. They are what makes home home. I have a feeling that someday when they are grown and gone all the decorating, creativity, etc…… might not have the same level of excitement to it. I could be totally wrong but I envision that at that stage, maybe(?) I won’t need the free therapy??
ok…….. I am off to dream and plan and play and celebrate Christmas with the family for the next couple of weeks!! Merry Christmas to each and every one of you! We are so thankful for you and feel so lucky and blessed!
The Prince of Peace is born!!!
I am leaving you with another corny DIY video (just the way I like ‘em!), a few more photos, and one last giveaway for the year! (go all the way to the bottom for the giveaway details!) Congrats to Valerie #52 for winning last weeks giveaway!
ok, are you ready for the giveaway?!
Starting with the Winter Magazine (or if you’ve already purchased we will start with the next issue.)
Just leave me a comment to enter.
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The full year print subscription is also available for purchase in my shop! You can check it out here!
p.s. heartfelt prayers and love to those affected in CT……. I have no words. Just prayers to you.