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 →

Elfish Holiday Survival Tips

If you are a little behind in your holiday shopping, decorating, and baking, don't get down on yourself. You can always regift, dim the lights and order from the bakery. https://45.media.tumblr.com/fd7602e45e86f8df61f8eb80135947c8/tumblr_myaefftUym1qdbxo3o1_500.gif This is the time of year when everyone believes in Santa and Christmas miracles. If you don't, keep it to yourself. https://45.media.tumblr.com/91fe880e56cc9795582a08129af25909/tumblr_myafrwMfLx1qdbxo3o1_500.gif Embrace your inner... Continue Reading →

The Nutcracker Sweet – A Video

A few days ago, I mentioned a few of my Christmas traditions, but excluded my favorite. There were many guesses. Some readers were right. BAKING. We used to watch my daughter, Courtney, dance in the Nutcracker. I had an idea. I could combine the two! I saw an adaptation of the traditional gingerbread man on... Continue Reading →

Twinkle, Illustration, and Elves

I'm ready for the next project on my long list. It's my absolute favorite. Can you guess? Nope. I'm not wrapping presents. I always leave that chore until the last minute. I'm not hanging the stockings. NOTE TO SELF: I need to buy sticky tack. I'm not writing my letter to Santa. I'm playing with... Continue Reading →

Leave a Comment and Win!

I've been busy drawing, cutting, pasting and folding this year's Christmas card. I think I've listened to almost every corny holiday movie between the Lifetime and Hallmark channel. Every year has its challenges. In the past, I sent out my cards after more than sixty hours of work and they boomeranged back for more postage!... Continue Reading →

Boulder Twinkle – A Photo Essay

Just add snow!             This time of year, it's easy to see the world  with the wonder of children. Do you enjoy Christmas lights? Do you hang them? Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Twinkle - Weekly Photo Challenge Share on Twitter and I'll tweet a "#follow you" to my 9000 followers!

The Unusually Wild Gift Guide

I've been surfing the net for the wildest gifts online and would like to share a few unusual finds with you. Some are wilder than others, but they are all meant for someone who has everything or a sense of humor. The Power Nap Head Pillow can be found at Bedding In Because naptime...  The... Continue Reading →

Jumping for Joy! Literally…

As part of our family's Christmas traditions, I shop, bake, decorate, and create homemade greeting cards. I am always up for adding something new to the list. My son Kelly figured he would receive a Playstation 4, but he still expressed over the top happiness when receiving his gifts. That's when I had an idea... Kelly... Continue Reading →

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