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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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The Week In Between

Hello, my friends!
I hope your Christmas was as merry as can be.
We are currently enjoying my very favorite week of the year.
I love this week in-between.
We are home, snuggling, watching movies, sipping coffee, tea, and cocoa, and playing brand new games together. Some of us leave for work but come home as soon as it is done, returning to our cozy little holiday nest. 
The tree remains up and lit, casting a warm glow during the long, dark evenings.  The toys and books are scattered around the family room, and there they will stay. Life will return to normal soon enough, and we aren't in any rush to say goodbye to this cozy, magical time.
I hope you have a wonderful and blessed New Year celebration, my friends.
I will be back next week!


  1. Your cozy week sounds wonderful ❤️🎄🏡

  2. I like your outlook. Enjoy the rest of Christmas 🎄

  3. I love this week too:) I have one more visit with Grandchildren out of town and I'll be back in my cozy home. My tree will stay up a few more days and I will miss it when it is gone. Have a blessed day and enjoy these days together with your sweet family! HUGS!

  4. Best time of the year! Rest, relax and enjoy!

  5. You should see my living room - bedrooms - hallways all of it covered in the mess of new and fun and relaxing. Enjoy this special time!

  6. I also love this in-between week! After a month of hustle and bustle, it is very welcome indeed. Happy New Year!

  7. I'm not game to enter our family room post Christmas! It's been taken over by kids and gifts and can stay that way until I'm ready to deal with it... next year sounds soon enough. Enjoy your New Year festivities and see you in 2019. xx Susan

  8. Enjoy every moment :-) "See" you in the New Year!


  9. Happy New Year to you and yours!! Enjoy your 'in-between' time with your lovely family!

  10. How wonderfully relaxing! Happy New Year!!!

  11. Yes!! I love this week too! I've had to work a day or two but I try to come home as soon as possible! Enjoy!

  12. It sounds perfect. It is much the same here and I'm becoming increasingly used to these relaxed days. Although the house is in complete disarray and I am going to have to sort it very soon.
    Happy New Year to you all. X

  13. It is a good week to continue with special family time as we all ready for the new year! Enjoy

  14. I am with you my friend!!! I am 100% still in cozy mode. Hugs to you! ~Juli

  15. I love how you savor the week enjoying family. It's best not to rush through it all! Enjoy every moment. ♥

  16. What a wonderful description of your magical week. We've spent ours with my husband home alternating between being deliciously lazy and planning and catering a wedding for my friend as a gift. You're right. Normal will come soon enough. Enjoy every last moment.
    Thanks again for making that easier for us.
    Look out for my new year's post coming soon!
    Best wishes for a productive happy new year.
    God bless you,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  17. My favorite, most cozy, week of the year! I love it as much as you do. I hope you are enjoying this magical time! Happy new year! I can't wait for 2019 : )

  18. Just stopping by to wish you a very cozy New Year's Eve. Praying for a wonderful new year for you and your family. SO many wonderful things to look forward to...each and every day. xx


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