It is all up

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The tree has been up for about 2 weeks , that being said the rest went up today. Ian was so excited that the lights went up outside. We drove down and through Frisco square tonight and his pure joy is so nice. I need to remember to look through his eyes more often. His joy is so untainted.

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I have been feeling great, maybe it is my meds finally being right? Lets hope, I want to live in the moment not lost in my mind.

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I wrote this post about half an hour after taking melatonin while on my phone so if it makes no sense, I will blame that

Holiday Comforts

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What are those little comforts that mean the holidays are here to you? To me those little things tend to be simple things.
Lots and lots of Christmas lights, everywhere from the tree to outside.The Tree is up.Outside lights up, check.
Hot Coffee and Hot Cocoa, being that I only drink these when the weather is cooler and here in Texas that doesn’t happen till the Holidays are here.
Daily Mug.
Now that I have kids of my own the annual trips to visit Santa are back, and the joy those bring.

Then there are the more spiritual comforts that the holidays bring to me. Like spending lots of time with friends and family. I feel like we need to make the time for friends and family all year not just a six week time period. Then sitting down and wrapping the gifts that I have poured my thoughts and love into picking for my loved ones. Watching their face as they unwrap my gift for them, I was taught at a young age it is better to give then receive. I still feel that way, it is tough this year. I am unable to give to all that I want to, I hope that they understand. Donating my time in years past has brought me comfort knowing that those in need are getting the help that they deserve. Can’t forget the smells of the season, my home smelling of the goods I am baking. I think my all time favorite is the magic that this season brings to young children, and that magic brings out the magic in nearly everyone. Along the lines of the magic, getting to be Santa is new to me but bring me so much joy and joy is a comfort to my soul. These are just a few of the comforts the holidays bring to me, what are a yours?


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It’s that time again-Giveaway(closed)

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When you start thinking about those all important Holiday Cards. Are a you a new formal family portrait kind of card giver, or you more like me who knows getting that perfect holiday themed photo would never happen. So you love the Christmas Photo Cards that have places for numerous pictures, so you can use some of your favorites from through out the year. Then there is the more traditional greeting card style card.

Shutterfly has thousands of options, I just spent over an hour going through them all. How is it picking that perfect card to send out to all your friends and family so hard? I mean I don’t remember my mom stressing over Holiday cards. After narrowing down my options, I then had to decide what pictures to use. Overall I have to say the whole process was pretty simple. The only thing I wish Shutterfly had was an import from other sites option. Otherwise though I give the whole process a 8 out of 10. The site is easy to navigate, lots of design choices, and easy ordering process.

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FlashbackFriday-Christmas Edition

Christmas Through The Years

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This Big Bird Big Wheel, is still probably one o fmy favorite Christmas gifts of all time. I rode it until it had holes in the wheels my mom said. Then my mom sold it literal out from under me at a garage sale, that trauma still hurts today.

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Lines, Lines, and Santa.

Last Year

This Year

Right after this years picture was taken he head butted Santa. As we were leaving Santa’s work shop Ian said never again (There is more to this story coming later today).


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Hard Candy Christmas

Christmas Ideas.
1. Bare Tree Apparel
2. uffda designs
3. Back 40 Life
4. The Charm Lady

Christmas is rapidly approaching and it is time to think about what I should be purchasing for others and ideas for others to purchase for me. Receiving has never been high on my list. The joy of watching one open something that you took the time and care to pick out from them and are giving them because you care about them, nothing can replace that feeling of anxiety/pride/happiness. The time it takes to shop for others looking for just the perfect item that they will love. I have already started mostly in my mind shopping for the ones I love. In the past few months I have decided that supporting small business and buying handmade is what I would love to give and receive. This is a few things that I have ran across that I would love to give and/or receive. Minus a couple of things and those two things are being mentioned fully for my benefit.
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This Vinyl Decal, I love it and how true it is.

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5. Alorra Handmade
6. Back 40 Life
7. Tiffany’s (This one is an idea just for me, I have a $50 GC for there I need to use.)
8. The Pleated Poppy

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9. The Pleated Poppy (I have a few of Lindsey’s items and I love them all, I would love to have her signature Poppy’s for jacket lapels.)
10. Lucky Blue Bird Art
11. Allora Handmade

Then there are a couple more stores that I can’t wait to explore more Noah’s Ark Creations and Pickled Parlor.

Nothing in this post is sponsored and I do own items from Pleated Poppy, Noah’s Ark Creations and BareTree Apparel but all items I owned were purchased with my own money.

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