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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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There's Still Time

Don't worry. Don't panic. There is still lots of time left. Lots of time to watch Elf together after dinner, pop popcorn and drive around looking at Christmas lights, bake snickerdoodle and molasses cookies, drink cocoa by the fire, wrap and deliver presents to family and friends, and read Christmas books from the basket by the couch.

So don't worry if you feel anxious and stressed. There is plenty of time remaining to enjoy every moment of this blessed Christmas season!



Like families used to do.


Thanks, Pinterest for the images.


Comments

  1. I so needed to hear this today! I was literally just looking at my list of things that I still need to do and getting a bit anxious. Thank you sweet friend! I'll go back to my coffee sipping and non stressing now....Love you! : )

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  2. A lot of online shopping being done at my house. Thank goodness for two day shipping.
    xx Beca

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  3. I haven't had time to do anything...between school (finished tomorrow afternoon until the end of January) and now having to have medical tests done...I'm just so tired. Thanks Billie Jo, needed to see this. smiles

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  4. I am so thankful for the extra time to enjoy the season and all that goes with it.

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  5. Love the pictures. Nothing beats wearing pearls at home! It's been a bit of a whirlwind around here lately but kids finished school for the year today so I'm hoping for a bit more calm in the coming days to enjoy the festivities. xx Susan

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  6. Yes, there is! It is so nice having an extra week this year!

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  7. I love your vintage pictures. They are so heartwarming. Thank you for sharing. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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  8. Billie Jo,
    First of all, thank you so much for your most kind recent comment and visit to my blog♥ What a delight to read it. I am so sorry it has been ages since I last commented- I have not been as steady on blogger as I wish and need to be better about reading my dashboard. I have visited your beautiful blog recently and am so glad to be back to comment and also take a moment to catch up with you through your lovely sharings.
    The last post here I remember visiting was of your truly beautiful home this season, which looks so cheery, bright, and comfy to spend the holidays in! And I am in LOVE with the vintage holiday images here- oh so nostalgic and cheerful! I just love them and the yearning for yesteryear they evoke, especially this time of year.... Your words also paint such an image of the blessings of this cozy time of year spent the best way- treasuring moments with family.

    Many blessings to you!
    Jazzmin

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  9. What a cozy post! I love the pictures you chose to share. I always enjoy my visits to your blog. Hugs to you. ~Juli

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  10. Billie Jo, your posts always make me smile but this one touched by heartstrings and made me cry. In a good way, I guess. I feel like I'm in your home having a cup of coffee (not tea for me). Enjoy your family and have a Merry Christmas!

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  11. Pretty much sums it up! I'm feeling the clock running down... still have lots to do...

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