Molto Piccolo

For the love of all things "very tiny" {Italian}

.excitement building. December 15, 2010

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I don’t know what your house is like, but mine has little people, so as you can guess, the excitement is building for THE day.  Yes, that once a year day we know as Christmas. 

There’s much to love about Christmas.  I probably don’t have to convince you of that!  But I also often wonder why there has to be so much tension leading up to a day that is meant to embody peace, joy and love.  *sigh*  My perfect Christmas would be void of all manic behaviour, crazy shoppers, mega-sales and extreme stress. 

Sometimes I seem to spend so much energy trying to avoid these things that I miss the whole point of why I was trying to avoid them in the first place! 

So if you see me appearing manic, crazy, stressed and saled-out, please remind me that I’ve gotten caught up in the very activites that I detest and tell me to go & sit under a tree somewhere and dream about orange groves and cherry blossoms and all things good and lovely!!  Maybe you’ll want to join me too. (o: 

Most of all, the thing I’d like to do this Christmas, as with every other Christmas, is celebrate Jesus and enjoy the simple blessings of family and friends.  Yes, there will be presents and decorations and exciteable behaviour, but what great celebration wouldn’t have these things!? 

If you’ve got any advice for experiencing the joy without the angst at Christmas time, I’d love to hear from you, so please leave me some comment love!

Love Ruth xo

{P.S. Aren’t these nativity luminaries just gorgeous?  I found them at Simple Mom}.

 

.i love you, sweet paul. December 3, 2010

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You would be correct in thinking I would say this to my husband!!

You would also be correct if you thought I was talking about Sweet Paul Magazine.

Yes, that’s actually what it’s called!

It’s a beautifully inspiring piece of e-magazine-ness and I just have to share it with you!  The 3rd edition (a lovely festive one!) is currently online, and it’s divine.  I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.  And even more lovely – it’s absolutely free!

You can check the back issues here and here – they are just as gorgeous.

Enjoy Sweet Paul!  (o:

Ruth x