Wishing You All A Beautifully Simple Christmas

This is my last post pre-Christmas and I just wanted to wish everyone a really happy (and beautifully simple) Christmas!

I had originally planned a couple of other posts around this time, but my impromptu post on Tuesday took one slot and a lot of the community are disconnecting today for the holiday – so I thought I’d take a leaf out of their book and call it a wrap until after Christmas.

One very important thing I need to do before securing my Santa hat firmly on my head and cracking open the mulled wine is to specially thank the following bloggers who have been so welcoming over the last two-three months since actively writing here at simplybeingmum.

In no particular order… (I lied, it’s in first name alphabetical order – I’m nothing if not just a little bit pedantic)

Deb at Life Beyond Stuff – One of my greatest joys in life is meeting different people from different walks and stages of life. What I particularly like about Deb (I like pretty much the whole package but this one thing stands out) is she’s a straight talking woman.  From our conversations to date I would imagine she doesn’t pull any punches. I like that, by hitting people head on – they have to question themselves. She does it well and with respect, in my opinion.

Eric LaForest at Elevated Simplicity – not only does he have an amazing name, he has an amazing sense of humour (and attitude to life). I’m pretty sure that if Eric and I ever met in a snowy alpine bar to partake in a beer, we could put the world to rights.

Faith Janes at Minimalist Moms – Faith inspires great dialogue on her blog. It’s always a pleasure to pop by and see how, not only she, but her readers are doing. Faith is one of life’s connectors (me thinks)…

Gip Plaster at So Much More Life – Gip has been incredibly welcoming, even opening his blog to my musings in the future.  He has grand plans for his blog in 2011, and I am looking forward to seeing them come to fruition.

Rachel Jonat aka Minimalist Mom – I respect Rachel enormously, what she has achieved since embracing minimalism is awe-inspiring. She even decluttered her wedding dress for goodness sakes! I’m sure I know Rachel well enough now to say that we share much of the same philosophy on life, and I am so looking forward to accompanying her on her voyage of culinary discovery in 2011.

R.S at The Suburban Minimalist – Mysterious anonymous blogger from NY. I have got to know R over the last month or so and I can confirm she is a beautiful person inside and out, with a beautiful family.  A truly lovely individual with much to teach.

Robert Wall at Finding Frugality– If I ever want an ‘out of body experience’ I visit Robert’s blog. Simple cooking and a good ole dash of common sense is going on over there. I’ll leave it at that!

Sam Spurlin at The Simpler Life – I’ve followed Sam for a long time, way before I started blogging, or it even crossed my mind. He is at a very different stage in life than myself but I relate to what he writes. I always have done, and anticipate I will continue to do so. Sam has the quality of humility (in my opinion) and if life has taught me anything, it’s that is one quality that will take you far.

I’d also like to sincerely thank everyone who has passed by my blog pages (and the subscribers – how exciting to be able to type that!) over the last two months or so.  It’s deeply appreciated, my blog is a conversation, and without you guys, I’d be talking to myself.

I’ll be back after Christmas with a post that I didn’t think I’d ever write…

Have fun out there guys and Mr Griswold the photo below is in your honour



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  • Gip @ So Much More Life December 23, 2010, 9:37 pm

    Thanks for the mention. I see I’m in good company. Have a great holiday!
    Gip

  • Gip @ So Much More Life December 23, 2010, 9:37 pm

    Thanks for the mention. I see I’m in good company. Have a great holiday!
    Gip

  • Gip @ So Much More Life December 23, 2010, 9:37 pm

    Thanks for the mention. I see I’m in good company. Have a great holiday!
    Gip

  • Robert Wall December 24, 2010, 9:50 am

    Hi Jo! Just showed up at the in-laws and got my laptop hooked up to their wireless. Fun times over here. 😀

    We’ve got a rather ambitious Christmas dinner planned for the amount of kitchen space we have (not too complicated, but this is a very small apartment kitchen). I’m sure I’ll learn something and have a few stories to tell.

    Merry Christmas! Looking forward to your next post!

    • simplybeingmum December 24, 2010, 10:14 am

      I’m sure it will all go very well! A bit of military planning may be required though… I’m contemplating changing tack and slow cooking the turkey. Hubby off to collect the crown from butchers (no big boy for me this year – can’t manage the waste on Christmas day – not up for making stock whilst we have guests) – however I really should have got a meat thermometer – it was on my list and I forgot – nevermind… Looking forward to hearing how it all goes for you. Have a lovely Christmas – see you in the New Year (Digitally of course!)! Jo

  • Robert Wall December 24, 2010, 9:50 am

    Hi Jo! Just showed up at the in-laws and got my laptop hooked up to their wireless. Fun times over here. 😀

    We’ve got a rather ambitious Christmas dinner planned for the amount of kitchen space we have (not too complicated, but this is a very small apartment kitchen). I’m sure I’ll learn something and have a few stories to tell.

    Merry Christmas! Looking forward to your next post!

    • simplybeingmum December 24, 2010, 10:14 am

      I’m sure it will all go very well! A bit of military planning may be required though… I’m contemplating changing tack and slow cooking the turkey. Hubby off to collect the crown from butchers (no big boy for me this year – can’t manage the waste on Christmas day – not up for making stock whilst we have guests) – however I really should have got a meat thermometer – it was on my list and I forgot – nevermind… Looking forward to hearing how it all goes for you. Have a lovely Christmas – see you in the New Year (Digitally of course!)! Jo

  • Robert Wall December 24, 2010, 9:50 am

    Hi Jo! Just showed up at the in-laws and got my laptop hooked up to their wireless. Fun times over here. 😀

    We’ve got a rather ambitious Christmas dinner planned for the amount of kitchen space we have (not too complicated, but this is a very small apartment kitchen). I’m sure I’ll learn something and have a few stories to tell.

    Merry Christmas! Looking forward to your next post!

    • simplybeingmum December 24, 2010, 10:14 am

      I’m sure it will all go very well! A bit of military planning may be required though… I’m contemplating changing tack and slow cooking the turkey. Hubby off to collect the crown from butchers (no big boy for me this year – can’t manage the waste on Christmas day – not up for making stock whilst we have guests) – however I really should have got a meat thermometer – it was on my list and I forgot – nevermind… Looking forward to hearing how it all goes for you. Have a lovely Christmas – see you in the New Year (Digitally of course!)! Jo

  • thesuburbanminimalist December 24, 2010, 7:15 pm

    Thank you so much for the very kind mention, Jo. Wishing you and your family the merriest of Christmases. Love from New York!

  • thesuburbanminimalist December 24, 2010, 7:15 pm

    Thank you so much for the very kind mention, Jo. Wishing you and your family the merriest of Christmases. Love from New York!

  • thesuburbanminimalist December 24, 2010, 7:15 pm

    Thank you so much for the very kind mention, Jo. Wishing you and your family the merriest of Christmases. Love from New York!

  • Eric December 27, 2010, 4:07 am

    Hi Jo- hope you’re having a fantastic holiday weekend!

    Just wanted to drop in and say thanks for the wicked cool words you posted about me. I damned near blushed, but as I’m always red faced it seems, it was hard to tell for sure;-)

    Keep workin’ your magic here writing exactly what you want and inspiring other moms out there!

    Eric

    • Eric December 27, 2010, 4:10 am

      P.S. I do some of my best pontificating over beers so I have no doubt we could make major improvements!

  • Eric December 27, 2010, 4:07 am

    Hi Jo- hope you’re having a fantastic holiday weekend!

    Just wanted to drop in and say thanks for the wicked cool words you posted about me. I damned near blushed, but as I’m always red faced it seems, it was hard to tell for sure;-)

    Keep workin’ your magic here writing exactly what you want and inspiring other moms out there!

    Eric

    • Eric December 27, 2010, 4:10 am

      P.S. I do some of my best pontificating over beers so I have no doubt we could make major improvements!

  • Eric December 27, 2010, 4:07 am

    Hi Jo- hope you’re having a fantastic holiday weekend!

    Just wanted to drop in and say thanks for the wicked cool words you posted about me. I damned near blushed, but as I’m always red faced it seems, it was hard to tell for sure;-)

    Keep workin’ your magic here writing exactly what you want and inspiring other moms out there!

    Eric

    • Eric December 27, 2010, 4:10 am

      P.S. I do some of my best pontificating over beers so I have no doubt we could make major improvements!

  • marianney December 27, 2010, 4:22 am

    hi Jo! Merry Christmas to you as well! Thanks for spreading the word on some of the good blogs out there 🙂 I love branching out in the community!

  • marianney December 27, 2010, 4:22 am

    hi Jo! Merry Christmas to you as well! Thanks for spreading the word on some of the good blogs out there 🙂 I love branching out in the community!

  • marianney December 27, 2010, 4:22 am

    hi Jo! Merry Christmas to you as well! Thanks for spreading the word on some of the good blogs out there 🙂 I love branching out in the community!

  • simplybeingmum December 31, 2010, 9:14 am

    Hi Marianney, Glad you had a good one! This year we are celebrating early. I am doing a New Years Eve Tea Party for the kids with a handful of their friends so they can join in the celebrations. Our countdown will be about 6 hours early! Making party hats in a bit! Hope you have a great New Year! Jo

    • marianney December 31, 2010, 7:15 pm

      That sounds so sweet! I guess by now you’ve probably already had the countdown. Hope it was fun!

  • simplybeingmum December 31, 2010, 9:14 am

    Hi Marianney, Glad you had a good one! This year we are celebrating early. I am doing a New Years Eve Tea Party for the kids with a handful of their friends so they can join in the celebrations. Our countdown will be about 6 hours early! Making party hats in a bit! Hope you have a great New Year! Jo

    • marianney December 31, 2010, 7:15 pm

      That sounds so sweet! I guess by now you’ve probably already had the countdown. Hope it was fun!

  • simplybeingmum December 31, 2010, 9:14 am

    Hi Marianney, Glad you had a good one! This year we are celebrating early. I am doing a New Years Eve Tea Party for the kids with a handful of their friends so they can join in the celebrations. Our countdown will be about 6 hours early! Making party hats in a bit! Hope you have a great New Year! Jo

    • marianney December 31, 2010, 7:15 pm

      That sounds so sweet! I guess by now you’ve probably already had the countdown. Hope it was fun!

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