Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Simply Savoring, Slowing Down

I am choosing to live intentionally.  To savor the process.  The process of baking, of cleaning, of working, of blogging, of Pinterest!!
A Christmas tin catches my eye.  I stack them in the kitchen.  They are empty (don't tell!) but they add the feeling of the warmth of the season.


I remember Chickie's first Christmas.  And her early Christmasses.  Making the holiday meaningful, warm, cozy and invitingly delightful for her.

I look, I see, I slow down, I savor, I serve.

What a blessed time of year!

Carol

18 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Blessings to each of you this Christmas Season.

bj said...

Hi, Carol...I am still, after all these years we've blogged together, sooo in love with your Sears Kit Home. Is it because I am old enuf to REMEMBER when you could order these?
I remember begging my mama to "just order one, Mama"....hahaaa...now I know it wasn't THAT easy for her. :)
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season, dear one.
xo bj

Olive said...

I know what you mean. I cannot do everything so why fret. In fact I just paid my sister to deep clean my house so I can do other simpler things. Happy Christmas friend.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very nice! Enjoy the moments:@)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am trying to slow it down, too, Carol. I so agree with that!

XO,

Sheila

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I think if I learned anything this year it was to live intentionally and this Christmas I am doing the same...time goes too fast to not stop and slow down and intentionally enjoy the moments

Debbie said...

Yes. Yes. Yes.

This has been my year of Finding the Sunshine. I have intentionally found the sunshine in the season more than ever this year. A ray here with decorating. A ray there with Hallmark movies. I have "intentionally" enjoyed it more.

Tim and Kristy said...

I held my 5 year old and we snuggled for a long time yesturday because soon he will be the age of his 19 year old brother and snuggling will be a thing of past memories. So glad I stopped to savor the moment.

Cindy said...

I will be slowing down shortly, as soon as I finish a couple of handmade items for our children and grandchildren. Baby's 1st Christmas ornament is adorable. I wish I had collected at least that much for my children.
Enjoy and savor the today!
Hugs, Cindy

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Judy,
This post is so beautiful.......I feel you have the perfect Christmas Spirit.
Thanks for sharing...you've showed me how to how to enrich my life......live intentionally and slow down...
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Carol! Your home is looking so festive and cozy! I love that big white cabinet in your kitchen. Just beautiful! I truly think that the holidays are all about memories - remembering and creating. ♥

Hugs to you!!

xoxo laurie

Beth said...

Hi Carol, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at your house! I really love the white hutch in your kitchen. It's beautiful! Blessings of the season, Beth

Jacqueline said...

I love collecting gorgeous holiday tins. Stacking them is such a great idea. I too have learned to slow down (although I am not sure blogging helps that!) I usually am more stressed with grandkids but spent all yesterday dipping chocolates with 4 of them and loved it. It felt like serving! That is when you really feel the Christmas Spirit.

Kaylyn said...

Hey dear! So funny. I just read a post about sears kit homes at coffee, caramel and cream blog. You should read it. Very interesting! Your blog is lovely :) XOXO your newest follower

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a darling ornament for your beautiful memories! I'm glad you're savoring the joys of the season. Makes all the difference when you can do that! Thanks so much for your encouraging words, and for stopping by the new blog while I get all sorted out!

Kaylyn said...

Carol, you are a doll. Thank you for all of the lovely recommendations on my blog! Especially the apple cider. I was wondering how I could make it taste better and you sealed the trick!! :) You are precious in every way!!

elizabeth said...

I'm feeling the same way. I've got my baking to do and cards to write and send, but all of the running around is done. :)

momstheword said...

Love this! You are so right, we need to slow down and savor the memories.

I remember how my kids would always hang the ornaments on just one branch, lol!

I also remember having the tree in a playpen so that the baby couldn't get to it, haha!