Christmas just ain’t Christmas without the one you love. ~The O’Jays The holidays are here and I pray everyone reading this is surrounded by peace, love, and those you cherish the most. To those who have lost a loved one, I pray that you find comfort and hope in the memories shared. Sending love and light ♥ Continue reading Happy Holidays
What if I told you this time of the year used to be my darkest. It felt like the biggest downside to moving to New Mexico was having to leave my South Carolina roots and family traditions behind. Thanksgiving became my “trigger holiday” as I missed the sound of everyone gathering and endless plates of good food. No matter who was upset with whom, on … Continue reading Always a Happy Place
Let’s talk about the magic of Christmas. You know, Santa and his crew sliding down chimneys leaving presents for good little boys and girls and lumps of coal for those who have been naughty. Is it all a bunch of smoke? Is it fair to believe in Santa when so many families are struggling financially especially during COVID? I saw this post online and wanted … Continue reading Christmas Magic or Just A Bunch of Smoke?
Look who made Santa’s Helper list! Smokey is ready to help build toys and help feed the reindeers! It’s the little elf hat for me! I love a good find and a cute pet costume…put them both together and DOUBLE SCORE! Doesn’t he look dashing in his Dollar Tree Elf costume? Yup, Dollar Tree! He’s a skinny thing under all that hair/fur so a size … Continue reading Elf’n Around
2020 has been a year of _________ (fill in the blank). Creativity. Through adversity we’ve launched a new business venture, Art Effect Kid, LLC and Kid Coffee, as well as revamped our website. It’s also been a year of fun house projects. My first and biggest decorating project for the Thanksgiving holiday was setting my dining table, Pinterest-style. The center of my theme was a … Continue reading Holiday Fuss
This year has been full of lessons for us all. My prayer is that we will become stronger because of it. I know that I have. I’ve learned to slow down, be in the moment and never, ever take loved ones for granted. The pandemic painted a perfect picture of what can wait and what can‘t. Spending time with family is something I am no … Continue reading Always Giving Thanks