I had a whole bunch of things to blog about over the last few days, but it is not happening.

I have decided to not get stressed out with Christmas this year and so far I have been fairly successful. In order to not get too crazy, I had to let the blog go over the last few days – sorry!

But, I couldn’t step away for the break without sending you all Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah or whatever you celebrate, wishes!


Photo by Eve’s Wish Photography

Card by Tiny Prints

And I also couldn’t let the year end without saying a few quick thank yous.

In the last few weeks, I have been lucky enough to have some features on some really AMAZING blogs, please take a minute to visit these ladies and their lovely blogs:

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


Thrifty Decor Chick

The Old Painted Cottage

Ten June

And I want to thank all of YOU!

The experiences and interactions I have had with all of you have been so priceless to me this year.

Before I started this blog I was feeling frustrated and trying to find my way. Okay, who am I kidding, I am still trying to find my way. But at least now I feel like I have companions on my journey!


Thank you for taking time our of your busy life to visit here!

And my final wish to you is this…

I have always been someone who tends to get caught up in traditions. For me, my favorite day is always the day AFTER Christmas – you stay in your jammies all day, eat leftovers, there is no schedule, no place to be – just family time. Well, this year, that is not happening, so I have had to let that go. I have to find new things to be excited about – like have the last few days with my hubby home. We have gone to the grocery store together, run errands, cleaned the house. I know it seems so silly – but those are things I always have to do alone and doing it with my best friend is fun! And this morning, my 11 year old woke up and climbed into bed with me. She is a morning person and a fidgetter, so even though she likes to cuddle – she usually can’t settle. Today, she laid on my back and fell right back to sleep – priceless! Or my 9 year old all excited to help me set the table for dinner tomorrow.

I am already good. Whatever else tomorrow holds, I am good. I am trying to hold off on expectations that could be let down.

So I wish you unexpected wishes fulfilled!

And I wish you the many blessings of the Season!

December 24, 2011 — Laura Putnam