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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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