Welcome to my new holiday series, A Season of Serenity (Now) at Home. My goal is to share creative tips and tricks to bring some Serenity to your home this holiday season!
"'Tis the season to be jolly."
That's the quote, right? Why do so many of us find ourselves stressed out, over-committed, and just plain tired this time of year? When I felt the annual guilt and anxiety start to creep in, I knew it was time to do something about it.
As my friend Kate so aptly said, with all of the distractions that can pop up at Christmastime, our goal should be to "prioritize our time spent together-it's more important than anything else."
I enjoy writing this blog and creating little projects and recipes to share here, but my number one priority this Christmas season is to make lasting memories with my children. In twenty years, they won't remember those yummy cookies Mommy posted about in December of '11, but they will remember snuggling on the couch to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas, or driving around to see Christmas lights.
I still want to provide you guys with some fun reads this next month, so don't worry--I do have lots of posts planned for you. I also have a very exciting group of guest posters who will be contributing their own holidays tips and tricks.
We are all looking forward to sharing fun projects, activities, recipes, and more...things that will keep your stress levels low and invite some Serenity (Now) into your home for Christmas!
I'll be posting the links for each post in the series here, so please check back in here if you miss one:
#1 Metal Tin Advent Calendar
#2 How to Stay Joyful (and Sane) this Christmas Season
#3 Sausage Stuffing (a Simple Holiday Side Dish)
#4 Christmas Organizing Tips and Tricks
#5 How to Throw a Less Stressful Holiday Party
#6 Decorative Chalkboard Tin
#7 Vintage Silhouette Ornament Tutorial
#8 Holiday Style Guide
#9 Christmas and Holiday Card Display Craft
#10 Christmas Tinsel Garland Wreath (Dollar Tree Decor)
#11 Adding Flair to Your Christmas Gift Wrap
#12 Affordable Tablescape Tips and Ideas
#13 Series Wrap-Up and Holiday Inspiration
May you and your family enjoy a blessed and stress-free Christmas together!