Please excuse me for being slightly late on today's Challenge!

But I think I have the best excuse ever - my husband and I attended one of our Family Christmas'!!!

I am soooo blessed with an amazing family -
and some major league cute nephews and niece, if I do say so myself :)

Without further ado...

Happy Holiday Challenge Seven!

Try To Forgive Someone Who Has Wronged You
- Be Reconciled

I love this one - because I feel it is so important. Not long ago, but way before this Challenge, I actually reached out and did just what Challenge Seven says...

...It has brought such great meaning to my life and given me a greater perspective on things, I am so glad I did it. Honestly, when you REALLY think about it, there isn't much in this world that cannot be healed by an, 'I'm sorry' or 'Let's make this right, life is way too short'...

I am thankful to have done it
- so I hope it brings you as much clarity as it brought to my own life :)

Let's keep it short & sweet so you can all enjoy your weekend,
 before Christmas with your loved ones :) Agreed? Yah!

Happy Holiday Challenge Day Six!

Visit Someone Sick or Lonely or Sad

It doesn't mean right this second or today, but seriously, everyone needs a little one on one time, don't we?

Everybody needs somebody to love.

Have a happy, warm, and festive weekend!
I need a planner! A 2011 planner!

Does anyone have any great suggestions?

Also, if you do not know me well enough, the first criteria it has to meet is not functionality. The first criteria it must meet is...cuteness/pretty design.

Second, of course, is functionality - but after cuteness, cuteness then functionality, okay, got it?

This is a good starting point...
Woo Wee!

We are already at...

Happy Holiday Challenge Day Five!

How is everyone doing? Holding steady? Keeping Strong? Stay with it - I truly think this will help each and everyone of us remember the real meaning of the season...and today, my friends, is a good one!

Without further hesitation...

Make Goals For Yourself - Seal A Copy In An Envelope To Be Opened In A Year

Ahhhhh - might be the most exciting one thus far!

Now get to it, and let me know what you think :)

Oh, and Happy Friday! A week from TODAY is Christmas EVE!
Uhhh, how awesome are these glasss. When you fill them up, they look like little ones are actually swimming a swim around in your glass!

I love them. I would like to have them. They are helping me out on this major league cold/snowy/windy/flakes in your face, Ohio day...

'But since we've no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...'
Ho Ho Ho...I mean, Hello.

I have been regularly singing Christmas tunes, and Santa's known phrase around the house, something I am positive my husband loves....

...I bet he loves it even more when each day I sing Mariah Carey's, 'All I want for Christmas...', and each day I end it differently, always with something very expensive and needed...just kidding, just kidding guys! But not about the singing, just ask him about the singing...

Okay, well onward we push ---> to Thursday!

Happy Holiday Challenge Day Four!

Do A Good Deed Anonymously

Whoa Baby! This is a good one if you ask me! Especially for the time of year. Usually everyone is mildly on edge, given the hustle and bustle, and we cut eachother off, have our own agenda and do not take the time to be as kind as we know we can be to others. Let's remember that person cutting you off on the highway, might be rushing to welcome their baby into the world, or missed a conference call, or forgot to pick up his kids - we just never know, do we?

So let's be that one PERSON, that person that stands out.
The PERSON who a stranger goes home tonight and says,
'honey, you'll never guess what someone did for me today...'

Aren't we all called to be that PERSON?
It's just hard to always remember, I know, we can all relate!
But today, if only for today, let's be that PERSON - won't you join me? :)

Goodluck - And remember, we want to hear about it!

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I want...this fish bowl, to keep my fish in, that I don't have. But I still want it!
I want...these adorable wooden creations made of different cities, Paris, yes! I want to set them on my coffee table and stare at them. I really do.
I want...these waaay too cute pear salt n peppa shakers, because we honestly don't have a salt and peppa shaker, weird, I know, I know. I think it's like against a law, but that means we are definitely breaking it. 

Okay, so the final step is...leave your name, number, and credit card information and tell me which one you would like to purchase for me.

What? You don't want me to know which one you are getting me?

Ohhh, I get it, you are buying me all of them? That's way sweet of you. Remember I live in Ohio, so wherever you live, they need to be shipped SOON! Okay, thanks, I love you guys too :)
Woo Wee! Was Challenge Two a toughy? I thought it was a little tougher than Challenge One, but at least we got to use our creative side! Did you? What did you make? What did you hang on your mesmirizing tree? I used something that is natural and reminds me of my Mother and Grandmother :) It makes my heart all warm and fuzzy, especially when I miss my Grandma on Holidays like this...

Okay, let's keep it rolling!

Happy Holiday Challenge Three!

In Your Prayers Today, Give Thanks For Every Blessing Without Asking For Anything

Hmm, tricky, isn't it?! But how often do we really thank our lucky stars for what we have in life, daily, and not just ask for one teeny weeny little favor in return?

I am a firm believer in, 'you only get, what you give'...because I know, somewhere, somehow, someone is watching us. When I keep that in the back of my mind, it always helps me to be the best person I can be.

So today, let's give thanks for everything that makes us smile
and feel so blessed this holiday season <3
So, how was it? It wasn't really THAT hard was it? I mean, it just kind of makes you realize what we all sometimes take for granted, and just how important it is to tell the people we love...that we LOVE them :)

Great job everyone - One down, Eleven to go!

Happy Holiday Challenge Two!

Make A Tree Decoration That Will Remind You Of The Real Reason For The Season

Make any sort of decoration, something small that reminds you of family, something religious that reminds you all that is around you, I think you get the idea! I know you might be thinking, 'hey chica, I don't have TIME to sit down and MAKE a decoration!'

Well poo on you - yes you do! Place a picture that holds a special place in your heart on that tree, or even dig out something that hasn't been hung on that sparkling tree in awhile, be creative - the day is yours :)
And so it begins - Happy Holiday Challenge One!

Tell Someone You Love Them

Sounds simple, right?
But how often do we really tell people, day to day, that we love them?

So give it a go - and let's see what you come up with! Write it in a note, send it in an email, tweet it, call them up, tell them face to face, or plant a big ole smooch on someone :)

Please don't be shy - We want to see the love!
So tell us how you completed your Challenge Day One!