Guess and Win a Card!

Yes, once again, I've created my homemade Christmas cards. I hope you can guess what I drew so you can win one. They are a huge part of my holiday traditions; a labor of love, sweat, and a few tears. I actually balled up a few early sketches and threw them. It seemed like the appropriate,... Continue Reading →

Dear Diary, Please make it stop!

Dear Holiday Diary, After a week of decorating, I still am surrounded by doodads and ditzies just begging to be made into some form of centerpiece, swag or other holiday shimmery thing. It doesn't help that I keep looking up at my cupboards with the memory of this ceiling I spied while in Denver. Thanks... Continue Reading →

Dear Holiday Diary

Dear Holiday Diary, I thought I would take some notes to document Christmas 2016. Danny keeps saying flying to Tahiti would solve most of my problems. I wouldn't have to decorate. The kids could join us and we could skip the gift exchange. He's dreaming. This is a transformative time of year for me and... Continue Reading →

My 50 Faves and How to Join!

After losing my dad in October, my poor mother had looked forward to coming to our home for the holidays. She hadn’t traveled since his heart attack in 2009 and thoroughly enjoyed her trip to our house over Thanksgiving. She wasn’t feeling well last week, but packed her bags. My family had driven to ski... Continue Reading →

You Still Have a Chance!

I have spent hours sketching, drawing, crafting, cutting, slicing and pasting my Christmas cards in a sort of elf-like assembly line without the elves. While up to my elbows in paper scraps, I looked forward to that blissful nirvanic state attained after slipping them into envelopes. A lot of love goes into each card and... Continue Reading →

10 Susieisms from Holiday Movies

It's important to make time for yourself especially when your calendar is full. https://media0.giphy.com/media/jBfp1FL3KOgr6/200.gif You can't do everything well. Pick one or two things and focus on them. http://pixel.brit.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/tumblr_mc7f86q4751r5e3noo3_500.gif In this season of "I want that!" and humongous wish lists, be grateful for what you already have. http://s2.thejournal.ie/media/2013/12/god-bless-2.gif We all want to be included. Celebrate... Continue Reading →

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