07 December 2011

Good Things (and a My Memories winner)

I hesitantly threw out the remains of our front yard pumpkin display, tossed out the mums, and scoured the house for any autumn-ish décor left hanging around. They’re now boxed and sealed --stashed away in the corner of our garage until next year’s fall season. As much as I hate to say good-bye to the beautiful copper-tones and cedar scents, I’m warmly welcoming twinkling lights and peppermint tastes.

I love the sparkle of Christmas. I love seeing my babies wonder-filled eyes as they soak up all the magic that this holiday has to offer. If all holidays joined forces to make the perfect punch-drunk, high-on-life cake, Christmas would most definitely bring the sugar to the table. It’s the crème de la crème of desserts.

And we’re enjoying the sweetness.

It’s about that time of year where I excitedly run to the mailbox in hopes of seeing delivered Christmas cards. I love the whole giving-receiving theory, especially when it comes in form of Christmas greetings --so much so, that it’s right up there in my Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Christmas list. I get naturally high off of mustering my creative juices in attempts to send out an original, heartfelt card to my loved ones; a card that sums up our happenings over the past year with an image, a feeling, a theme.

If you’d like to do a card exchange, please email me your mailing address to:

emilyroeart (at) gmail (dot) com

Where did I get William's super cute bow tie? An etsy shop called, The Little Gentleman. This tie has been one of my favorite purchases from etsy --it's very well made, well priced, and the service is amazing!

And speaking of receiving goodness in the mail…

Earlier this fall, I received a phone from Allison, the owner of Allison’s Relocation's (the moving company that moved us from Alaska). She said that she read my blog (this post to be exact) and I wanted to personally apologize for any wrong doing and to inform me that the man who stole from us has been arrested from not only stealing from us, but other families as well. Allison also wanted to personally mail Krysta a check to replace the money from her piggy bank, along with a little extra. I can’t even begin to describe how appreciative we are of her sincere gift. 

Krysta was grinning from ear to ear as she read Allison’s card. It puts a lump in my throat to know that there are still good people out there, that good prevails over evil, and that happy endings really do exists. I’m grateful that Krysta experienced the power of doing the right thing firsthand.

Thank you so much Allison!

We are smack in the middle of the Christmas Season and there’s truly no better way to take in the joy and laughter than to be with the ones you love. Gathered around the Christmas tree. In jammies. Watching Charlie Brown. Drinking hot chocolate. Just sayin’.

Tightly cuddling with my babes beside twinkling lights is one of my favorite December pastimes, you know.

Because it’s the togetherness, the sparkle, the shimmer and glow that makes me giddy for Christmas.

I wake up a little earlier each morning just to watch the Christmas tree lights in the stillness of early dawn, sipping a cup of hot coffee. It’s calming, yet rejuvenating --the perfect way to slowly wake up and start the day.

Tonight I will continue on with the bringing forth Christmas and nestle myself under an old thick quilt with the March sisters in Little Women. And you can bet your hiney there will be togetherness and sparkle and a little shimmer and glow.

Pure giddiness.

Lastly, I'm a little late on posting the winner of the My Memories giveaway.

The winner is.... teresagreen81 who said, I like the October Paper Pack. I love fall colors and can be used all year round. 
Teresa, please send me your email address to receive your code to My Memories digital software!

I hope you all are enjoying the Christmas Season!

Happy Hump Day,



  1. I hope I'm on your Christmas card list ;)

    I am SO glad the owner of that moving company contacted you and made those wrongs right. I was so sad to hear what had happened and to know that there are still nice people out there is awesome! Good for Krysta refilling her piggy bank :)

    Enjoy your march sisters, tonight. I don't know when but I'll get my time with them!

  2. What a lovely lady, who has done so much for your girl to restore her faith in the goodness of mankind. I almost shed a little happy tear reading this :)

  3. I'm glad that the man who stole your items and your daughter's money from piggy bank was caught. There is the good people out there that care what happens to others! A feel good for sure. Love all your Christmas photos...so lovely! I have our tree up and that's about it right now. Been behind with working then now I have a bit of a cold that's made me tired. But Christmas cards are on my list tonight once I get off computer. I'm behind for sure on that! I will email you about cards, that would be fun! And I was so cold last night I watched tv snuggled in a fleece blanket and still needed more cuz it was cold outside and ,......it's a long story...take care and hugs across the miles.

  4. you children are so adorable. theyre going to be so fortunate to look back and see the moments you captured of them when they were younger.
    cute blog! xx
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