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…taking inspiration from SouleMama in celebrating {this moment}. There are no words to this Friday ritual. Just a sweet and simple moment from the week to remember, cherish and absorb just a little bit longer.

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It’s been a busy flurry of handmade activity over in these parts.  A lot of it is holiday card orders, but plenty of it is making the gifts and treats and decorations that are so much a part of our holiday traditions.  This year, Eli and I started a new tradition:  advent birds.  We cut, sewed and stuffed these little fabric cheepies,  numbered them (little squares of muslin cut with pinking shears and stamped with a number) and attached a little bit of ribbon.  Now Eli gets the thrill of adding a new bird to the tree every day.

To continue to implement this tradition of course means that every year from now on we’re going to have to have our tree by December 1st.  But that’s really such a good thing, since we’ll get that much longer to enjoy it.

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