It’s been way too long since a {big blog world} post! There has been a ton of holiday goodness I’ve wanted to share! Here are just a few of my favorite posts from around the blogosphere this past week.

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These super fun peppermint twist printables from Hostess with the Mostess may make an appearance at our holiday open house this weekend. And if not, then we will definitely have these free merry and bright holiday printables. This is a perfect way to add pizzazz to your next party!

I recently read this post about an 8-yr old boy named Max who is battling leukemia who can’t make it home from the hospital for Christmas this year and had to spread the word. He has an awesome Christmas wish — to receive 1,000,000 Christmas cards in the mail. I don’t think there could be an easier way to help make a wish come true. We sent a card with a photo of Bodhi to Max on Friday afternoon. My thoughts are with this little man as he keeps fighting leukemia. If you have a moment, please consider sending a card. All of the details are in the link.

Reading this post about mindful holidays was eye-opening for my husband and I. I’m not going to get deep into a conversation about religion. I value and appreciate many religions and spiritual practices. I am surrounded by people who practice many religions. One thing I’ve learned is that in every religion, forgiveness, compassion and peace are emphasized. I have found that focusing on mindfulness, regardless of your religion, can be so good for the soul while we all live in this busy, busy world! I enjoyed this post on mindful holidays written by the blog author, who is a stay-at-home-mom and a Buddhist on the blog Parenting as Path. I think she made many great points that may resonate with you as you scurry about trying to check everything off of your holiday to-do and shopping lists. 

I feel like I could write so many more posts about all of the great things I’ve seen in recent weeks, but time is a tickin’! Live the fancy life!

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