Sunday, December 15

Can You Spell U.N.P.R.E.P.A.R.E.D?


I just finished these letters for The Littles to hang with their stockings or on their doors. They are sweet little things at 5 inches tall. I wish I'd finished them earlier, maybe added some to my Etsy shop.


It's just ten days before Christmas, and it's one of those seasons for me. The tree is up, the lights are strung, but there's not a single ornament on it. I may resort to handing out these at the door. That poor tree is lucky I'm giving it water.

So, I'm giving you all fair warning. There is no wreath on the door, no garland on the stairs. Not a single bough on the mantle. . .

But, there is joy in our hearts, hope for the coming year, love and laughter in our home.


And resolve, that next year, we will be better prepared.

Merry Christmas!

20 comments:

  1. Where you are is just fine ! That's what I have been telling myself. Like you, focusing on the joy and togetherness. That is what makes the best of Christmases, right ?
    Love and light to you and yours !

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    1. Thanks, Kim! Every once in a while I think it's good to go all "Christmas Lite," so I'll appreciate the all-out version even more! Blessings to you and yours!

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  2. Still…..You're way ahead of me! HoHoHo! The letters are stunning…..and always an inspiration….I'd love to try them myself one day….or better yet, your next year etsy shop! ox sending Holiday LOVE!

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    1. Thanks, Marianne! I bet it's beautiful in New Mexico. Enjoy and have a wonderful season! xo

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  3. Its funny how these things happen. You made the beautiful books...then listed them. Now you've discovered these little beauties...which I immediately thought...I wonder if shes going to list them? Yes, we ARE making our lists for NEXT year and as a trainer I know always says...Learning is Happening!
    Laura

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    1. Thanks Laura! We can't get too early a start on these things as time flies! Merry, merry!

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  4. Never mind...I know how much ahead of time you were last year :)
    You are lucky that you still have 10 days to Christmas...I have 3 to have everything ready. We are having little Christmas on Tuesday with my cousin and her husband...they cannot make it on Christmas Eve because he has to work over the Christmas holidays...they are traveling from Washington DC
    I love these letters...next year I will need three V J and C

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    1. Better get your order in now, Mo'a! You know how I am! Hugs and kisses and best wishes that you and Ken enjoy all of your Christmases!

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  5. Stunning & oh so clever little letters. They will love them forever!

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  6. Ditto on my decorations. Thanks for making me feel better.

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    1. There are certainly worse things, Karen! xo

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  7. Stella and I were talking yesterday about how when she was a girl they put up their tree the day before Christmas Eve.... adorned with candles... and those were only lit on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.... a week of celebration.... I think we have worn ourselves out on it being a "season". So we have all the days still in front of us for our week of celebration... we can still rock this! Merry Christmas sweet friend!

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    1. I adore you, Keli! You are so right. I am making the very most of each of those days, and if I don't around to hanging those ornament, there are always the Holiday Specs. Wish we could share a cup of hot chocolate! xo

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  8. the above was from Keli.... whoops working for my sister right now - so it shows up as Stacey... best get back to work! Ha!

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  9. Thank you!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours! Best wishes for the New Year!

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  10. Merry Christmas Leslie and I hope you have a beautiful and creative new year!
    love, roxanne

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  11. Sweetie! It's all good. Those little letters are too lovely. Knock it off!
    I hope your 2014 is filled with fabulousness. Look forward to seeing it.
    xo

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    1. Thanks, Chris! It was good! Now, would someone please come take down my tree? xo

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