10 Christmas Traditions

I am trying to start some new traditions this year. I LOVE Christmas so much. And December is one of my favorite months- especially if it is cold outside!! Bring on the snow please. So I have come up with a list of christmas traditions I would like to start or continue in our home. […]

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a holiday- themed paint night

J and I love a good paint night. I found this great holiday-themed watercolor tutorial online for (one of) our December “date-night-paint-nights” and not only did they both turn out so well, we completely enjoyed ourselves. We cranked up the old holiday Spotify Christmas classics, watercolor paper, brushes, paint, and oil pastels, and voila! Magic in the making. […]

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Chop it, Trim it, Charlie Brown.

This year J wanted to cut down our tree. There is something romantically sentimental about chopping down your own Christmas tree…..in theory. Perhaps in some states, that idea carries through from forest to living room and you end up with a full, vibrant fern. But in the northern Alaskan hills- the picture isn’t painted quite so […]

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How to Ease-Stress in an Ugly Sweater

I don’t know about you, but when the holidays roll around, I can feel my muscles start to tense up. While I may be able to socialize with larger groups of people, my introverted nature starts to reach for the curtains and seeks to “cocoon” as soon as possible. The “being on” all the time […]

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