Dear Santa… I’m a little confused

I’m glad you are here… stop for a moment and take a deep breath.

I’m taking one too………..

It’s been an incredibly busy season!

Okay. . . so this is probably why we call it the ‘silly season’… right!

 

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[Evelyn and Rose Christmas Home Tour]

 

So this morning in amongst the rushing around in the humidity and heat…

I paused for a moment,

Pulled the dogs up…. um yes, they were on their morning walk.

And I wondered to myself… ‘what day is it?’

 

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[French Country Cottage Home Tour]

 

No seriously, I really had to think for a moment.

There just seems to have been so much going on lately with the…

Simply Shabbilicious magazine,

decorating for the Christmas home tour,

the Handmade Christmas collaboration,

and this week there’s the Cookie Exchange.

Add to that the daily happenings with Simply Christmas,

making gifts,wrapping and writing cards….

and don’t forget the baking……lots of baking!

 

Ummm, yes we do also need to work in the resort. The guests maybe on holidays, but we are not, so I slip in a bit of time there too. [sigh]

 

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[Shabby Story White Christmas]

 

So there I was this morning, hot and slightly sweaty and feeling a little frazzled on my morning walk…

with no clue what day of the week it was…

and realising I needed to just slow down and B-R-E-A-T-H-E.

I’d forgotten my own mantra of ‘Simply’ Christmas.

 

Does that ever happen to you?

 

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[Shabby Art Boutique – shabby vintage Christmas]

 

I’ve definitely put the homemade and home baked into the holidays in the English household.

It’s all feeling very festive…. my lists are all ticked off… and I’ve sampled way too many Christmas cookies.

Time now to slow down and enjoy all the merriment of this beautiful season.

[And perhaps next year I’ll remember not to commit to so many things].

 

I’m looking forward to the fun things we have organised for the rest of the Christmas season… catch-ups with friends, Christmas drinks, break up parties and end of year activities…. all mixed in with a whole lot of merriment!

What a magical time of year it is.

 

Joy WIndow

[Junk Chic Cottage Christmas home tour]

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed these beautiful photos from the glorious Christmas home tours this week.

I’ve been collecting them for an easy reference, so if you’d like to check out a plethora of gorgeous and inspiring holiday homes, head over to my…

‘Christmas Home Tours’ Pinterest page.

I’ll be back tomorrow to share some more joy with Shabbilicious Friday.

Comments

  1. Hi Kerryanne,
    I am with you on slowing down and taking a deep breath. With our Thanksgiving being late this year we lost a week before Christmas so everyone feels so rushed to get everything done. I did the same thing today I stopped what I was doing and sat down and looked at the pretty tree all lit up and said hey I am taking a moment to just enjoy this moment. It was nice. It will all get done and what does not get done well it just won’t right?!!!! Hope you have many more peaceful days ahead.
    Kris

  2. Thank you so much for that dreamy moment !
    xoxo from PARIS

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  3. Thank you so much for that dreamy moment !
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    Joëlle
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  4. kerryanne, you’ve shown us so many wonderful ideas, recipes, and blogs–i don’t know how you do it! thanks so much for sharing my tree–too sweet! wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season!!

    • I always enjoy Simply Christmas Lynn and I’m thrilled if I can share some festive spirit. Your tree is gorgeous and was so perfect for my white Christmas round-up.
      Wishing you both a very merry Christmas.
      Hugs – Kerryanne xx

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