It's November 1st and the countdown begins. No matter what I do, I'm never ready so I've decided to stop trying. Let's face it - I'm not Betty Crocker, Martha Stewart, Suzy Homemaker or any of those famed people who seem to have all the answers, do everything perfectly AND on time. Where's the fun in that, anyway? My favorite memories (you know, the ones we tell over and over and over) are always based on the things that didn't go as planned. Remember Christmas eve morning when we found the toilet hadn't stopped running the night before and there was water (clean, thank goodness!) all the way into the living room where the presents were already under the tree? What about that Thanksgiving where I cooked enough food for 20 people because I didn't know how to cook for just 3 - and then forgot to even take the stuffing out of the turkey? And who can forget that time when a week after Christmas I discovered a whole bag of presents hidden in the closet - and we had a second celebration opening them? Does anyone really reminisce about the perfect wrapping paper, the thoughtful table settings or the handmade decorations? I don't! So, here's my advice to you from now. Take it one day at a time and really enjoy what life is handing you THIS VERY MINUTE. In the rush to be prepared for one single day, it's all too easy to miss the joy in the ones that come before it.
Here's a little card I made (just to keep this post related to stamping)!