Sorry, we’re closed. Back Monday (ish).

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This week I’m taking the entire week off and focusing all on my family and home. Without going into details (because it’s personal), we’ve had some rough times in our neck of the woods that began the day before Thanksgiving and has affected our family this holiday season. Truth be told, it’s been hard for some of us to get into the spirit of Christmas. When an event like this happens (it isn’t a typical situation), it just makes you want to be surrounded by the people you love and hold dear and appreciate every little moment.

And that’s what I’ve chosen to do all this week, especially since a couple family members have the entire week off.

What does that mean then?

No blogging. No emails. No working.

(emergent emails will be handled…and this blog post was suppose to have gone up monday but i was already busy ‘puzzling.’ haha)

‘The doors are closed’ for this holiday week. Chances are pretty good that Facebook and Instagram will still occur. ;) I’ll be making food, having movie marathons with my kids, playing games and putting together puzzles. Maybe a date night with hubby. And who knows, I may make another Project Life spread just for the fun of it.

I know I have work needing to be done and there are many ideas in my head bursting to get out. I’ve wrestled over the fact that it’s all getting put on the back burner…and some of the big projects that were meant to be done before the end of the year still haven’t been done because of so much that’s been going on here. It’s hard when you’re pretty much it for a company and still need to be a mom and a friend and all that’s involved there.

But life isn’t about work.

It’s about love and family.

Work can wait.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with all your family. Love them and hug them and squeeze them. Appreciate the smallest of moments because those are the most precious.

See ya Monday. :)

p.s. Here are a couple brand new kits: 


And here’s a little story about Elf. This movie came out on DVD for Christmas of 2003. I know, you’re thinkin’, ‘You remember that, Kerri???’ Well, this was the year my mom had started having strokes (she eventually passed away in July 2004). There was much ‘roller coastering’ (yeah, it’s a word) of emotions going on at that time–good days, bad days. Gonna make it, not gonna make it. That kind of stuff. On one particular Friday, when we were supposed to attend our church Christmas party, I was exhausted. Spent. Couldn’t muster up the energy to go, much less be social.

So instead, I took the kids to Target and we bought Elf and some hot chocolate to have a family night in. I hadn’t seen it before. Shocker, I know. But it was seriously just what the doctor ordered.

You know a movie is ‘that funny’ when you can laugh at it in your home without an audience.

We loved it.

And I loved that evening.

It will always be a special Christmas memory for me.


p.p.s. Don’t forget to take advantage of the sale going on through the end of the year.

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Great news for those of you who have been patiently waiting for the updated Getting To Know You (v3) class on Slight change of plan. I have the email list–for those of you in this class only–and will be sending you all coupons to access the class on my site. 


So watch for those by the end of the year. And make sure you add me to your list of contacts so it won’t go into your junk email ( 

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  1. Robin December 24, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Hope you are able to enjoy your holiday & time off with your family! Time well-deserved, I say…you work so hard and bring us all such amazing ‘stuff’ (‘stuff’ is a compliment :D!!!)
    Happy Holidays!!
    Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next year :D

  2. Renee December 24, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Good for you! Take this time to be with family and friends and to reflect on what is truly important. Merry Christmas to you and yours! PS Thank you so much for letting us access your class! You are so very kind!!

  3. Janet December 24, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Merry Christmas Kerri. Family always comes first. I am thankful for all the so wonderful things you bring us all year long. I wish you and your family peace and Christmas blessings.

  4. Pam K December 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Thanks for all you share with us — your creativity is awesome!

    Enjoy the time spent with family & close friends … This time of year is specifically meant for that; not for business, etc. Hope you find the peace & comfort of the season. & here’s to a better new year!

  5. Sally December 24, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for all you do. Enjoy the time with your family and I hope that things get better for you.

  6. Lycia December 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Great decision! Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your family.

  7. Lynette December 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I’m sorry your family has had some rough times lately. I hope that you enjoy your time off. Take all the time you need, we do understand! Know that your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! Merry Christmas!

  8. Cynthia December 24, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Happy Holidays, enjoy your time with family…most important…hang in there…

  9. vicki December 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Wishing you a happy and peaceful time with your family and the merriest of Christmases. I pray that your life will get back to normal and that your crises resolve and pass without too much strife. Happy New Year!

  10. Lorretta December 24, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I wish you the Merriest Christmas and a New Year filled with peace, great happiness and dreams to come true. Thank you for all the talent you share with us throughout the year. You have such an amazing gift. Enjoy your time off with family. I totally agree, family is what it’s all about.

  11. Lorrie December 27, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Have a fabulous time with your family. They are what matters most. Enjoy the reason for this Christmas season. Love, hugs and prayers your way. Remember you are a truly beautiful daughter of our Father in Heaven. =)

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