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It’s been a busy week. I can already feel things starting to speed up toward the Holidays ahead. There have been many years where I didn’t look forward to the Christmas season at all. All I could feel was the looming stress and anxiety of the business that was to come. These were the years when I cared far too much about what other people thought I should be doing. Leaving those expectations behind was not easy. In changing my patterns, I disappointed a lot of people, but not myself. When you know you can feel better, and do better, it’s just a huge relief to honor your life and life’s energy and do things your way.

I share this because I want to encourage you to do what’s best for you. If you find yourself dreading any of the seasonal expectations others have put on you or you’ve put on yourself, I hope you’ll reassess. It might be time for a change. When I realized I had the right to feel good and the power to choose where and how I spent my time during the Holidays, my whole outlook on the Christmas season changed. It didn’t happen all at once, but I took back my power and that of my family one choice at a time.

The secret to staying stress-free at Christmas is to do only what you feel you truly can. I knew this in my gut and in doing so gave myself the answer I was looking for. Christmas has been merrier ever since.

I’ve got some goodies for you on Life As Art today!

Stylish design ideas I saw this week

This was an interesting read about design careers and how they have changed drastically in the last decade.

A review of this newly remodeled and world famous classic hotel

Great tips I found very helpful and specific when it comes to designing in a rustic luxe style.

Quote of the Week

Listen to the Music

This song makes me happy for so many reasons. It’s declaration, it’s sentiment, and of course the incredible, incredible vocals.

Color for the Soul

Artist Karin Olah

Think On These Things

This is hilarious! Kudos to the young reporter who held it together as long as he did.

Great Christmas Decor Finds to Check Out

On the Blog this Week

7 Simple Ways to Decorate with Fresh Evergreens

Elegant Vintage Bedroom Makeover

Simple Orange Slice Ornaments

simple dried orange slice ornaments

Neutral & White Cottage Christmas Decor

Enjoy your weekend friends and stay in touch! You can find me on InstagramFacebook, Pinterest and Tik Tok.

xo maria

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7 Comments

  1. Linda

    These days I decorate for my family and myself. I can’t wait to see how they, especially our grandchildren like it! Thanks for enourging other to enjoy their decorations and the season

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      It’s so fun to see how kids react to all the decorations at Christmas. So worth all the work! How sweet your grandkid’s memories will be of you and the Christmas Season.

      Reply
  2. Donna

    I needed to hear those encouraging words you shared with us today! Thanks for that and all the interesting links you found!! Hope you have a wonderful week and a happy Thanksgiving!

    Reply
  3. Rachel

    That’s a beautiful quote about failure. Puts thing into perspective.

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      I very much agree Rachel. 🙂

      Reply
  4. Elizabeth

    Love the quote! And your beautiful decorations. I decorate for me, and my family not the world.

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      Thanks Elizabeth, I agree!

      Reply

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