I Believe…..

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No matter how old or young you may be, you are never too old to believe.

 

This time of year tends to get crazzy hectic for us all, and for me I can get overly stressed trying to rush thru and get everything accomplished and just perfect before Christmas. Hmm…I wonder where I get that type A personality from.

MOM!!!! 😉


Sometimes I even fail to stop and enjoy the Christmas magic along the way, because Im busily checking off my to-do list.

 

That's when I decided to step back and really evaluate the whole meaning of it all. It's not the end of the world if I don't decorate the staircase with Christmas garland, or my Christmas cards go out the WEEK of Christmas.

What's most important is I slow down a bit and enjoy this exciting time with my children and family. 


Remember as a child you believed so hard in the magic of Christmas? The bright lights always seemed 10x brighter, and every toy and decoration was more and more magical than the next. 

 

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Sparkle and shine!

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Is it just me but didn't candy canes seem taste better when you were a child?

 

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Every year I looked forward to the old classic hits that connect me to my childhood. A time of pure excitement and anticipation of waiting for Santa.

 

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Waiting…waiting…waiting…

 

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Get in touch with your inner child and  Believe in the magic and joy of the holiday season.


If you want to share and pass it along. Feel free to grab this button and display on your sidebar. 

 


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As a little gift from me to you in celebrating the season, I want to give you a FREEBIE image that I digitally designed.

 

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Please feel free to use if for your own personal use.:)

You can make some cute gift tags like I did.

 

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 Happy Holidays dear friends!

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A little something to make you smile and bring back memories.




 

XOXO,

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Jenn~ Everything looks Enchanting I am sure enjoying the Holidays with our sweet little Grands.
It is a gift to have Breezy and her family back home in California for Christmas this year. And
the big plus they are not on Vacation they are here to stay~ Yummy Heart string stuff oxox, Miss Diane

Jenn – you are so right about not having to have everything perfect and stopping to enjoy the moment. I’ve been trying to do that myself this year. Love all the sweet glimpses of your home and the image!
Karla

Jodii

Hi Jenn just wanted to say that I love your nutcracker. I have a collection of nutcrackers but i haven’t seen one like yours ( well not in Australia anyway) ave a wonderful Xmas

sooo sweet Jenn!! Love the tags you made with the image!! Hope you are having a fabulous holiday season!! hugs!!! Britt :-)

Happy Holidays Jenn!! Beautiful post, I love everything!!!! Hope you are all having a magical season!!
Love and hugs,
Amy

Merry Christmas Sweet friend!
I do the same thing….get so wrapped up in making christmas perfect for everyone that I don’t take the time to enjoy the magic for myself.
Thank you for reminding me to stop and enjoy!
Hugs, Dolly

I believe! Every time I visit your blog, I see there is magic out there!
Happy Holidays!
xoxo
Lisa!

I love those tags. They are so magical! Thanks so much for sharing!
A very merry Christmas!
~Marilee

Tricia k. Johnson

Good Morning Jen, what a sweet post!!! And I just LOVE how you finished up with that adorable little girl that’s giving everyone a sweet little smile, just like you!!!
And your sooooo right, slow down and enjoy it just for you and live it through the eyes of a child!!
Have a sweet day Jen, Tricia K.

Hello Jenn… I sooo believe!… and thank you for sharing the beautiful “Believe” Santa button, I will place it on my sidebar… all of your photos are so pretty, I especially love your wreath out of vintage ornaments… and yes, candy canes really DID taste better when we were little girls… so, I am going to become that little ten year old girl again… and enjoy all the magic of Christmas that you have posted about… love to you, and Merry Christmas!… xoxo Julie Marie

Jenn, you’re right about not having to have everything *perfect*. This year, I’ve been embracing the beautiful “imperfect” and it makes life much more enjoyable. This season goes by in such a hurry, I don’t want my kids to ever say their mom cared more about how the house looked than sitting down with us and making memories. Sure, I still want a beautifully decorated home, I just have to know when enough is enough! We watched Rudolph the other night, all five of us on the couch munching on white chocolate and peppermint pretzels…. so wonderful!! Enjoy this lovely season with your family! xoxo

Sandra

I Believe! Thanks for the sweet button :)

love this post Jenn! Christmas is for the children and if we’re lucky and we slow down, we can get a glimpse of it through their precious eyes!
xoxo

we use to drive my parents NUTS getting up EVERY hour on the HOUR Christmas morning!! They made us wait till 7 am… Oh, it was the most thrilling night of the entire year!!
xoxo

Michelle Evans

Happy Holidays Jen, all of the things I bought from you this year look so beautiful in my home!! I wish you and your entire family a wonderful Christmas!! I so wish Asia was still little we loved Christmas with her so much!! The great thing is in January she is buying the home across the street so she will still be close!! Have fun, your new craft space is so awsome! Merry Christmas!

That is one of my all time fave Christmas movies! What a great post to celebrate the magic of Christmas – yes sister, I BELIEVE. 😉 Love your sweet Santa digi! Wishing you the happiest of holidays and all of the magic it brings. xoxo Heidi

Awww, you are such a sweetie! Great job on your Santa image and thank you for sharing your design. I love that your photos are gi-normous so I can really look at that Eye Candy!! My photos are always so small…lol!
Hugs to you, sweet spirit
Deanna 😀

Oh I surely believe in the Magic and Sparkle of Christmas!! There is just nothing like it. Thanks Jenn for the Image, I Love it!! Have a Wonderful Holiday!!
Huggs, Nancy
coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

Gorgeous post! And thank you for the image!

Sandy O'Donovan

Jenn….
Your post and blog are always so magical… I love to come visit you…so inspirational, such beauty, your eye for “special” always amazes me.
I’d love to invite you to come and visit me at my new blog…. Be my new friend!
Wishing you and yours the merriest Christmas ever!
xoso
Sandy
PS…Can’t wait to see your new studio…OMG it’s gonna be heaven on earth.

I have the same movies Jenn : ) Randy and I watched them all the other night. Last night was White Xmas. The music on XM radio has been very special also. It’s all the good oldies from when we grew up.
I LOVE your image. I saw it on Miss Bee’s blog. She’s one of the girls that is coming next summer for the blogging party. She posted your Once Upon a Dream in Oct. event, I can’t wait. I’m saving my pennies.
Your deco. is MAGICAL, just like you. I can’t wait to meet you dear friend. Your pics from Suzanne’s lunch were fab.
Merry Christmas Jenn. May you and your family be merry and bright!
LOVE Claudie
xoxoxoxoxo

Thanks for sharing the cute image Jen! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Sandy xox

That’s just what I plan to do this week… enjoy my 3 sweet little boys and get in the Christmas spirit! It’s harder to do when I can’t go home to visit my dear mama this year. She is the one who has always made Christmas so magical for me. Now it’s my job to make it magical for my little guys and it’s a lot more work than I ever realized. I really enjoyed this sweet post! Everything really was more bright and exiting and magical as a child. I’m loving your Christmas music sooo much! I’m really getting in the mood now, Thank You!!!
Hugs and MERRY CHRISTMAS, dear Jenn!!!
Michelle

Happy holidays to you Sweetie!
This is such a pretty post. I just adore Santa in pink. Who knew he’d be so cute! Hope you’re having fun in this last week before Christmas. All my best to you and your family.
See you next year!!!
Hugs,
Holly

Hi Jenn, I have not visited you before, at least I don’t think I have. Your beautiful blog has me mesmerized. Just the most gorgeous creations. I think I believe. Your offer for the image is so sweet. I love your tags. Claudie just alerted me to your Fairy tales weekend October 13th 2011. I live in Franklin, NC and we love to go to Asheville. I’m very interested. Smile.
I agree with taking time to stop and enjoy the Christmas season. All the hype and rushing around and then it is over and you didn’t take time to enjoy it all. And believe me, time rushes by and so do the years. So I am taking your advice.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs, Jeanne

Thanks for the beautiful post Jenn!! Merry merry Christmas!!!

What cute little gift tags! Thanks- Merry Christmas!!

Just thought I would stop by to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!
What a lovely post! So many lovely photos! The kiddos look so sweet!
Happy Holidays
xox
Cassandra

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