Thursday, August 25, 2011


Welcome to my latest blog!  This has been years in the making and while blogging it, until recently, never entered my mind, it has become a hobby of sorts for me.  I've learned a lot through the successes and failures I've experienced (and there have been a lot of both!) and am so excited to share it.

As a mother of three and child at heart, it has always been my desire to make Christmas in our home as magical as it was for me growing up.  It was a magic I did not expect to disappear.  But somehow as I got older and became responsible for making the holiday happen, it did.  While I may never experience the "awe" of the holiday in the same way I once did, my hope is that while my children are still in our home, they will.

I have to start this off by giving a shout out to my wonderful cousin-in-law, Vania Reckard, for several reasons.

1) She is just as fanatical (er, I mean "passionate") as I am about the holiday season and making it special for her family and I firmly feel this has bonded us on a level that others cannot hope to understand.

2) She is the one who introduced me to the Holiday Grand Plan a few years ago and my life has never been the same!

3) Her blog Christmas Rapping was a constant source of joy for me last year and my inspiration for spreading the holiday spirit to my own friends and family.  I highly recommend it!

Vania, you have forever changed the way we do Christmas in our home and made me feel normal, despite accusations by others (who shall remain nameless- for now) of my possible psychosis.  I can't thank you enough (and my family thanks you too)!

1 comment:

  1. Hooray! This makes me so happy! I can't wait to read your posts this year and see all your suggestions! I can't stop using exclamation points!

    Btw, be prepared for some traffic. Have you put StatCounter on this blog? If not, I think you'd find it helpful. You won't believe how many people from how many different countries will find you!