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Right now in life, I am:

MAKING a list of all I want to accomplish in the new year and reflecting on the beauty of 2014.
COOKING spaetzle (Christmas Eve) and roast, mashed potatoes, and veggies (on Christmas Day/Drew’s Birthday). We’ve been eating lots of Chicken Tortilla Soup this month and I made GF Christmas cookies (which are really just my Tart Crust turned into cookies with the filling iced on top! I added strawberries to some too!).
DRINKING hot chocolate (mmm, I want some right now!) and grapefruit essential oil in my water (grapefruit oil is supposed to be an antidepressant, detoxing, an energy booster, good for digestion, and aids in easing anxiety, bad moods, irritation, and stress — among other things). I also made Wassail for the first time this Christmas!
READING  Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design and Designing Patterns: For Decoration, Fashion, and Graphics. I got lots of new books for Christmas! I better start reading faster!


WANTING to have a quiet, relaxing, day off to ring in the New Year.
PLAYING Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. And lots of Christmas music this month, of course. This sweet song has quickly become a favorite.
SEWING nothing this month, but I have a sewing project that I want to tackle in December January! It involves these gold cloth napkins from West Elm.
CROCHETING snowflakes for our Christmas tree! Also this scarf, this scarf, and another one too.
WISHING for an organized 2015 thanks to the planner sheets I’ve been designing!


ENJOYING snuggling my sweet kitten as she recovers from her spay. (photo above)
WAITING to receive my gift from my Goody Goody Gift Swap partner. The gift I gave got me painting again!
LIKING all my lovely Christmas gifts! So many great books to read, essential oils to use, art/design supplies to play with!
WONDERING what it would be like to take a road trip in an adorable little camper like this one.


LOVING my new kslade made bag! (photo above) It is the Cruiser Crossbody in Saddle (I’ve been eyeing it for months and finally got it on sale after Thanksgiving!). The leather is so luscious and I LOVE my gold monogram (you can see that here).
HOPING that this post might have touched some hearts that feel the same way around Christmas time. 
MARVELING at the fact that this month marked 4 years since Drew and I got engaged!
NEEDING to refresh, recharge, and gear up for a great 2015. I’m seriously so excited about what 2015 will hold!
SMELLING the lavender essential oil that I added to the coconut oil I rub on my legs. Great for dry, itchy skin!


WEARING lots of warm, chunky sweaters and my favorite leather boots!
FOLLOWING along and singing Christmas Carols in Jackson Square. Too bad we got there too late to get a program and a real candle!
NOTICING the beauty in the discarded.
KNOWING this“The moment that you feel, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind, and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself…That is the moment, you might be starting to get it right.” –Neil Gaiman
THINKING about productivity and work-flow and scheduling and how I’m going to accomplish all my personal goals next year while also working full-time!


BOOKMARKING lots of creative business and blog advice as I think about where I want my career to lead!
CELEBRATING a wonderful Christmas! Filled with love and joy and family and kitten snuggles. (see photos above and another here and here)
OPENING lots of gifts from family and friends!
LAUGHING at this crazy little cat.
FEELING grateful for this year’s accomplishments and excited and ready to start a new year. I love this time of the year! Doesn’t it just seem so refreshing and exciting!?


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