|Autumn Greetings sign in my garden.|
Each morning as I awaken to greet the day, I peer outside my window to see frosty covered rooftops and steam swirling from the houses - reminding me that we are now well into autumn, and winter's icy breath is blowing ever closer. Brrrrr!
With Halloween behind us, my thoughts have turned full swing to the holidays! I've been spending my precious free moments (what are those you ask!?) to the projects and shopping that I'd like to have done for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
|The workspace my husband built for me :)|
I know I say this often, but being a working mommy, I have to stay organized so I'm a list maven! I simply don't know how I'd stay on top of things if I didn't write them down. Holidays have a not-so-kind habit of sneaking up on me. Keeping organized and on track keeps special occasions somewhat less stressing for me and my family.
I encourage each one of you as you make your holiday plans this year to take time to write out not only your shopping lists, but also your list of priorities and expectations. What are the key ingredients to your family's holiday that you consider essential? What are the things you would like to include but never seem to find the time? What could you begin doing now that would save you some time/money/stress come December?
I know I'll be asking myself these questions and more. I realize there's a balance between being a go-with-the-flow person that seizes opportunities as they arise and the person that meticulously plans out every minute detail of their life...but I think the middle ground can be achieved.
I'd love to know what you do to make your holidays a little merrier and more joyful. Please share your tips. The greatest part of blogging is the community we have with each other...to learn and inspire!
In the meantime, stay warm and toasty!