One of the most fun things about running a small business is seeing people enjoy our products. This space that Jenny from @bigfamilylittlefarmhouse created is the picture perfect spot for our red and white wool felt garland 😉 (also available in green/red/white). It’s Christmas magic! I can almost smell the candy canes and hot cocoa! 😍 ☕️ 🎄 This adorably themed corner in Jenny’s home has me (almost) excited for the cold, crisp nights of winter....well, except for all the socks that will be required. Have I mentioned that, as a mom of 7, I dread all the socks my kids have to wear in winter? No? Well, now you know. And yes, I’m aware that this makes me very Texan since lots of you are having to bundle your children up head to toe, and I’m over here complaining about socks. 😂 Also, that’s 2 captions in a row that have taken an unexpected turn. 😂 Are there any random winter inconveniences you dread? #ginghamstreet#makeithome#christmasmagic
What does this colour combo remind you of? 🎅 🎄 Don't forget! Put your Christmas orders in by midnight November 30th to make sure your 4 legged friend is looking their best for the festive season 🐶 come and see us tomorrow @therosestmarket !
Large Lollipop Bows
Only what's shown available.
🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭 Each regular bow includes a 3" alligator clip on the back. Can be clipped to hair or even a headband for an adorably festive Christmas look. Sold separately, so please specify when you claim. .
One of the things I enjoy about the holiday displays at @thebutchartgardens is the many varieties of poinsettia they include. This one is gracing the tables of the coffee shop. The red bracts are only about 2-1/2 to 3 cm long (much smaller than is usual for poinsettias), quite deeply curved, the edges slightly curled, and set among deep green leaves of similar size. Very striking.
Small Present Bows!
3 designs. 3 of each available.
🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁 Each small biw includes a 1¾" alligator clip on the back. Can be clipped to hair or even a headband for an adorably festive Christmas look! The presents include glitter, which may get on your clothes. .
#tbt to a very cold but very beautiful Paris. This photo makes me want to string lights everywhere this Christmas. Do you decorate before or after Thanksgiving? 🎁🍾 I’m behind this year but also ok with it. #candctravel#paris#christmas
“She’s weird,” or “everyone else does that,” or “that’s unusual.”
I tense up when I hear comments like these, mostly when they’re black-and-white assessments of a way of being/living. These remarks can reveal a false sureness about the “normal” or “right” way of doing things, often stemming from ignorance, fear, or pride.
You see, I don’t think there is a “normal,” a single standard expression of living. There are many. But I admit, I’ve been spoiled. Growing up attending international schools—full of people from different countries—I was exposed from a young age to different cultures, customs, ways of life. There wasn’t one prescribed way of doing things, apart from the norms of city/expat living. Same with living in NYC: this city is kaleidoscopic, full of people with myriad dreams and from different backgrounds, each with their own “normal.” The city also has a unique culture of its own, which is neither right or wrong; it just is. For a few years, I got a taste of life in suburbia and learned just how different it is from city life. Again, neither right or wrong—just different.
So when I witness these judgments—whether expressed verbally or with silent looks of disdain…I want to scream, “Open your mind! There’s more to this world than your world!” (Which applies to me too, let’s be clear.)
How can so many different ways of being be “right and just”? Well, ask God: He made you…and everyone else on this planet.
No two people are exactly alike. We are each a new creation, with uniquely and intricately woven personalities, histories, futures. You do not think, feel, see, hear, or experience reality in exactly the way that I do. There's your story, and my story, and hers, and his, and so on. There’s THE story—the overarching story that encompasses all of ours. We are but a word in God’s literary masterpiece.
When we feel an urge to label another as “weird,” can we instead be grateful for a glimpse of the bigger picture? Our differences are created and united by the One who made us all. Each new “weird” culture or person we encounter is a thread, even if in the opposite corner, of the tapestry that is woven so beautifully and seen clearly from above.