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Dec 23, 2009

First I must say WOW… thank you all so much for all the wonderful comments and emails you have sent me regarding this post. I have decided to keep it real on my blog this year. I certainly do not want to give the false impression that everyday is a holiday for me. Most days are really great don’t get me wrong. But I think we woman sometimes get caught in a trap and feel it sets us up for unrealistic expectations on ourselves when we read that everything is always peachy or things always seem so perfect at all times on other blogs. Really life is not that way and I certainly do not want to portray that mine is. Yes I do have so many things to be thankful for and I am but I too have to worry about paying mortgage and juggling everyday expenses, cleaning the house, getting the mounds of clothes washed, tote Ansley here and there, work and try to stay sane. I’m just like every other person trying to make the best of each day and not let the not so fun stuff get in the way of what truly is important. It really is amazing how I feel more connected to you all after reading all your comments. They are all such a wonderful gift and I thank you for taking the time to comment and email me.

12 Day Advent Calendar

Okay so now for this finished project well sorta finished I guess. These are all the finished pockets I created over the past month. I just added some tinsel and chenille stems around the edge of a cranberry painted 7″ x 9″ canvas. I have not yet attached the pockets to the canvas as I cannot make up my mind if I want to make this bigger buy placing them onto larger altered tags and then a larger canvas. And I am torn on whether I want to have it sit on an easel or hang. So many minor details to think about. Lol, this just might end up being used next year. How are you going to finish yours? I would love to know.

So this morning I finally got all the Christmas cookies baked and have given Alan and Ansley strict instructions to please leave some for Christmas. I think they know I am serious. :) Have all my gifts wrapped thanks to a sweet 15 year old neighbor. I have all the food needed to cook for Christmas Eve so I guess I am pretty much ready for the holidays. Just need to do a bit more cleaning and washing. I hope everything is falling into place for you all and remember, whatever you don’t get finished your family and guests will never know if you don’t tell them.

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  • Linda Campbell

    Momma Rand and Gram Spinney would be so proud of the lovely, talented and caring young woman you have become! It is such a delight to be able to keep track of family thru the likes of these online gems. Keep on keeping on…you are a beautiful person!

  • http://theinspirationinstitute.com bren yule

    Wow Lisa, that turned out beautiful! I love seeing them all together! I kind of like the tag idea with magnets on a cookie sheet! Crop-a-dile holes to hang! I hear ya sistah, life is not all glitter and roses, but hey, it’s the creative stuff that keeps us sane! Enjoy your famiily and friends! I want my signed book!!!!! Can’t wait! kisses, brenie poo

  • SuZeQ

    Oh my oh my oh my oh my. This certainly is a beaut and will be a treasure for years to come. It’s perfect just the way it is so stop fretting and move on to another beautiful creation. WHEN are we meeting at North East Michael’s? You promised, remember?

    Christmas Merries and New Year Happies to you and yours.

  • http://2amscrapper.blogspot.com/ 2amscrapper

    I love how you put it all together, even though you still have some details to decide on. Thanks for the year-long inspiration! Have a wonderful holiday!

  • http://www.ibeenthinkinboutinkin.blogspot.com Lori

    Your calendar is a beaut, Lisa. Have a Merry Christmas!

  • http://piecesofd.blogspot.com Dianne

    I’m so glad I found your blog. I love the beautiful things you make and find alot of inspiration here. I have 3 new granddaughters to celebrate this year… the youngest is Ansley! So, of course when I saw the name in your post my attention perked up. I hope you and your Ansley and the rest of your family and friends have a wonderful Christmas and peace and joy through out the New Year!

  • http://piecesofd.blogspot.com Dianne

    Oh yeah… I’ve decided to have a word to strive for and keep me focused every New Year… Mine is committment for 2010. I will be writing about why I chose it on my blog after Christmas. I’d love it if you and your readers would take a look and tell me what you think. I feel so fortunate to be part of such a creative and supportive community. Thanks so much.

  • Trish

    It is 7:11 pm and I still have gifts to wrap. Every year I say it will be different. Maybe the only difference is the number of gifts I still have to wrap on the 24TH! Have a Merry Christmas, Lisa.