Life As Art

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It snowed last night!. Such a pretty sight to see the world blanketed in fluffy, cold white stuff. Not so fun to drive in but at least it makes you slow down and take in the moment. Or it should! While running errands it seems everyone is in a sprint to the finish when it comes to Christmas. As for me, I still haven’t bought a single thing for Christmas. I have lots in several carts though and will be purchasing gifts tonight!

We’re going to go light on the presents this year. In years past we said the same thing, but then at the last minute changed our minds. With young kids, it can be hard to convince ourselves that they can have a fun Christmas without a lot of gifts, but of course, they can. This year funds are tighter and we’ve allocated money toward a family trip we have planned.

The kids told us of all the Christmas presents they like opening their stockings the most. This makes me really happy. Each year I put a lot of time into buying them fun and functional gifts for their stockings. It’s a sweet tradition and I do feel a little pressure to come up with great finds for each of them. Thank God for online shopping!

If you need some ideas for what to put in your stockings, With five kids to buys for I’ve gathered some great stocking stuffers for kids both big and little in the link below.

Christmas centerpiece

Stylish design ideas I saw this week

Find the secret to minimal Holiday decorating, we went light this year for sure.

I love this gorgeous bathroom by Kristi. Just imagine taking a bath in here.

Encouragement to downsize and find your own level and need for space in this article.

Quote of the Week

Color for the Soul

artist Barbara Jarman

Think On These Things

This is a story of community and coming together that warms the heart and tummy.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

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7 Simple Ways to Decorate for Christmas with Evergreens

Decorative Holiday Pie Crust Molds

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

xo maria

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1 Comment

  1. Cindy

    Hi Maria,

    Happy you got snow! The bit we had is gone so I’m hoping we get more for Christmas. Your pie is beautiful!!

    Reply

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