All the Feels, Get Real Series

The Year No Christmas Cards Came

Hard to believe...but a few short years ago my mantle was FULL overflowing¬†with Christmas cards from friends and family. So many glittery pictures of sparkling eyes, dressed up in various versions of Christmas colors, with smiles-a-plenty, complete with well wishes for a merry season and joyful new year! This has been true for as far… Continue reading The Year No Christmas Cards Came

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All the Feels, Lessons Learned

Twas the Night Before Christmas – Babies Don’t Keep

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the hall Ava wouldn't stay in bed, she continued to call. Our names to come to her and tuck her in But Santa was prepping to fill up her bin. With sparkles and shimmers and dolls all aglow With first morning light, soon she will know The… Continue reading Twas the Night Before Christmas – Babies Don’t Keep

All the Feels, Broken, Self-Help

What It Feels Like To Be a Half-Lit Christmas Tree

Hi. I'm "half-lit Christmas tree". I've been hiding out for the last 12 months hoping no one would notice that I'm incomplete. I don't work. I mean, I sort of do. But mostly my negative attributes (i.e. 2 strands of lights that are blown) stick out and far outweigh¬†my positive attributes (i.e. the 2 strands… Continue reading What It Feels Like To Be a Half-Lit Christmas Tree

Self-Help, Top 10

Top 10 Things NOT to Buy for Last Minute Gifts

Yesterday, I shared with you my last minute gift giving guide and spared you any guilt of procrastinating. Today, let's review my Top 10 Things NOT to Buy. No matter how desperate you get...do not...I REPEAT...Do not buy any of these. ANYONE YOU LOVE & WITH WHOM YOU WOULD LIKE TO REMAIN FRIENDS A Savings… Continue reading Top 10 Things NOT to Buy for Last Minute Gifts