Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Keeping Calm

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Happy mid week, sweets! Hope you're all having a wonderful week and that you're all enjoying the holiday season.

I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that this week is a particularly busy one chock full of many parties and other holiday festivities. Bur somehow between all of the planning, prepping and celebrating, this year I'm managing to keep a level head and calm nerves. I'm even managing to pull myself away from the madness and have been able to have a decent amount quiet time. It's truly miraculous this time of year. And it's most definitely a first for me. I'm not sure what's come over me, but I have to say I'm liking it! :)

Have you managed to steal away some quiet time this season or are you all caught up in the madness?

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife
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38 comments:

le@thirdontheright said...

I wish !! work is full on, one baby is sick and we are in the midst of planning the interstate move ... well done you le xox

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I wish too. I am overloaded with stuff to do, but I will get it done!! I love that last image!! Hope you have a great day dollface!! xx

LatteLisa said...

no madness for me ... I refuse to partake in that in December. I love the Advent and I want it to be a calm and wonderful time ;-)

Adele said...

I'm like you Dawn, trying to keep calm through all the madness, it's the only way to survive!
Happy Wednesday hun xoxo
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Lana {lanalou style} said...

Not much free time unfortunately but I'm looking forward to plenty of that after Christmas when I go on vacation!x

Debby said...

I am not caught up in the madness whatsoever this year. The funny thing about facing divorce is how quickly you prioritize and realize what's truly important. I've learned it's definitely not the material side of Christmas!! So glad you are finding a few quiet moments to chill! xo

O said...

Hahaha, I feel you! Only quiet time I get is in the morning on the train to work when I read the morning paper and drink my only cup of coffee. xoxo

Tanvi said...

I can understand! Thankfully it is all peace and quite here though! Wish you the same!!! :)

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Amanda Hill said...

Adore this quiet peaceful feeling for the Holiday!

Collette Osuna said...

Have a good week too hunnie.....Im off today, TRYING to finish my Xmas shopping....wish me luck!!!

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With love... said...

Somehow this year it is a lovely quiet year for me. Here the really buzz starts after christmas and before NYE.

Have an exquisite day.

Styleabaad said...

that sounds great, being able to slow down in the middle of everything! I have been able to do the same over here, being at my parents place in Sweden always means getting a little spoiled to ;)

xoxo
Elsa

classiq said...

I'm trying to stay away from the craziness of this time of year and enjoy the spirit of Christmas, appreciating the quite moments and wonderful time with the loved ones. Have a beautiful day, Dawn! xo
Ada

rolala said...

Despite everything going on it's been fairly calm and quiet for me this holiday season. Hope it stays that way. Happy Wednesday!

Martina said...

Thats great Dawn, i need peace and quiet too and take it for me these days, since i was very sick and still feel a bit week! A creative break and christmas time - a nice combination!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

It feels so great not to be so stressed!

A Brit Greek said...

Yup, this week is kinda mental, not sure how i'm going to do everything, get frocked up to all the events happening in Athens this week and deal with the early morning starts, eek!

Have a super fun rest of the week, then chill time!
x.o.x.o

Melissa Blake said...

I totally agree with you. I was thinking about all the things going on this weekend, and my head is already spinning. But it's good to stay calm and enjoy the moment. Thanks for the reminder!

kristina said...

i'm like you dawn in that i have also been able to stay somewhat sane in all of the holiday madness which i love!! good job ~ i think it takes practice... happy midday week to you as well my friend ;) ;)
xx ~ kristina

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Thanks for this reminder!

Alexa said...

I always get caught up in all of it. It's so nice to find some quiet moments though!

Dancing Branflake said...

Good for you! It's funny that no matter how busy I am during the week or weekend I always find time to invite a group of friends over for an awesome dinner. A weekend wouldn't be the same without it.

B. in the Know said...

Glad you are able to get some quiet time amongst all the festivities! I didn't think I would be able to get some, but I am starting to get sick, so it looks like I will have to find away - which honestly, it will be nice to have a couple nights in!
Much love,
B

Kristin said...

Oh, Dawn, I'm trying to keep calm, but it's not easy!!!

xx's

Meta Musings said...

great festive images!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Calm, yes I can use some of that! I think after this week, calm will find its way over to my place. Glad you are finding the calm! Looking forward to seeing you hopefully soon! xo

Elle Sees said...

So do you decorate at all? Just no time/space/energy? Just curious...
And yes that song is amazing. I knew youd like it because we are kindred spirits!

Alyson said...

you are getting quiet time?! give me your secret. i'm practically running on empty right now... not even the holidays: work, trying to close on a house, baby, life, ahhh! :)

Katie said...

So glad you're staying calm and enjoying everything! I think I'm going to start wrapping tonight so hopefully I can stay calm through that lol. Probably so, I always like wrapping :)

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

I've somewhat adopted your state of calm as well this year, and I have to say, it's really nice! I'm trying not to stress about the little things, and have even given up a little on going "all out". It's been so nice to just enjoy family and friends! Love your gorgeous posts as always, Dawn! xo

Karissa said...

Good for you! A bit of relaxation makes the holidays much more enjoyable. My hubby and I are heading off the mountains this week to get away before the busy-ness of Christmas.

Maria @ Orchard Bloom said...

I'm totally chill!

Ali Rodriguez said...

Done with finals and now my fun week of festivities can begin! Hope you're enjoying your week!

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honey my heart said...

this week is so busy! i'm still wrapping presents and figuring out how i want to decorate for the holidays. wow. but you're right, keeping calm among all of the activity is key.

shooting star said...

i have had a hellish fortnight workwise..but managed to complete all the work..and now taking it a bit easy!!

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SabinePsynopsis said...

Been baking like a domestic goddess, and next week I'm hoping to become the goddess of laziness :)
Wishing you some relaxed and happy pre-Christmas days! xoxo

Andrea Reh said...

I'm as relaxed as ever... But my lovely mother has still managed to stress herself out - even though she's not hosting Christmas this year!

Andrea x