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The Importance of Planning in December

The holidays can almost be a blur because of the busyness that can come with the season. I want to make sure however that I enjoy the family time, the traditions and the giving season. One thing that helps me get a head start for the season is my planner; whether it’s a shopping list, keeping the festivities or appointments straight or just handling the everyday tasks. It can be a crazy season and planning helps to ‘keep the spirits bright’ and organized.

I thought I’d share my planner view . . . it’s certainly a ‘blush’ palette. Somewhere along the line I lost my lovely pen. I absolutely love my planner clip which I found on Etsy here. Thank you Summer from Two Weeks on Mars. 

A few helpful hints as we move into this season . . . 

  • We can’t do it all so choose your festivities and activities and prioritize. 
  • Plan ahead with your gift giving. If you can’t, try stores like Trader Joes or Tuesday Mornings where you can grab and go. Think ideas like beautiful bars of soap, bottle of wine or sparkling lemonade dressed up, jar of fancy olives, and more. 
  • Don’t forget to schedule in time to rest. The holidays are the peak for colds and flu so rest is very important. 
  • Set aside a wrapping corner or area. For quick wrapping, gift bags and tissue are a must. I’ve found several cute gift bags in the ‘dollar section’ of Target. Shop early for the bags. 
  • Don’t forget the reason for the season. So often we can loose sight of the season. Make sure to cherish the moments!

Warmest Creative and Winter Wishes, 

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide


  • Marianne B in AZ


    I have tried to make planning with a planner work for me. I just don’t keep up with it. I have bought different versions over the years. Right now, I think part of it is that I don’t have enough things to even put in the planner to keep me interested. Life is pretty simple =) It doesn’t keep me from loving to see how beautifully you make your planner. The details are stunning. I love the blushy-pink color you have as the main color and how you have found so many fun things to coordinate. The tiny little Raskog cart caught my eye, along with the beautiful bling on the whole spread. Oh, and of course, the “Abby home” made me happy for you! Wishing you and your family a blessed season full of love, laughter, and meaningful time spent together.

    Love and hugs, Marianne

  • Tanya Napier

    Your planner is beautiful! It’s a work of art, my friend.
    I was excited to turn to December in my planner where I had included pretties that someone special had gifted me a while back 😉

    Love you!