Love: A Holiday Message

I have given much thought to the human condition, as of months recent and considering the current circumstances and restrictions, I thought today would be the day to write about it.

Love, in all its chemical laden abundance, seems to be the most significant bonding emotion in the world today. Be it love for family, love for friends or compassion for others, love is a very important binding factor which connects us all in our humanness. It is a connection which everyone of us (even the green grinches) strive to achieve with at least one other.

In my mind, we all contain that part of us from youth in which rejection from others (be it real or perceived) hurts so deeply. Although so many are isolated from those they love, we should all consider ourselves fortunate to have a strong connection with others in our lives. And even though the shiny packages will be so much less this year, it is more important to reinforce that the human connection is there, than it is to make purchases.

So many have suffered heart ache and loss this year. Loss of those loved, loss of businesses, loss of homes, loss of workplace, loss of human connection and even….loss of motivation. The luxury of being selfish, staying angry or being complacent exists no longer. People need to know that others care. If you aren’t already, please, make a call, send an email, post a card, send a text or take the time to help another – even in a small way – this holiday season and beyond.

This part of the human condition, love and compassion for others, is something which has carried humankind through crises throughout history. In my mind, forming a community, helping others, caring and contributing – even through a kind word or friendly gesture – is something that each one of us can do to help brush away the pervasive sense of loss and reinvigorate those around us.

Happy Holidays to my friends here in the blogosphere. I appreciate all that you do and for sharing your valued time to read, comment, share friendly ideas and dialogue with me on this platform which have brightened many cloudy days and I’m hoping to share many bright days and laughter with you on this platform in the coming year, 2021.

Cheers!

-Mliae

Happy Holidays and Link Party!

Hello all 🙂

It is that time of year again. I just wanted to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday! Enjoy being with you beloved ones, forget about the diet for a few days and take the time to just stop and enjoy the moment!

In the spirit of the season, I am opening the comment section on this post for everyone to share your blogs. Give us a short description of your blog and leave the link. If you feel like it, check out some of the other blogs there too!

Happy Holidays!

-Mliae

‘It Ain’t Christmas’ by Tombstone Betty

I had to share this emotional new Christmas tune by Tombstone Betty.  I’ve been following them for awhile now and this song was just recently posted. Speaking as someone who misses quite a few very special people over the holidays, it left me with a few tears. So I thought I would share this for those of you who don’t mind an emotional charge over the holiday season.

Enjoy!

-Mliae

*Photo sourced via Tombstone Betty Official site

Holiday Gift Ideas Part ll.

Hi there 🙂

I wanted to write a follow-up gift ideas post, this time separated into categories by receiver. Many people have completed their holiday shopping already in June (ugh) but I know that I am not the only person who takes their time and then freaks out when I look at the calendar and realize I barely have time for shipping. *All items I am listing will make it wherever its going by Christmas 😉

For the man in your life:


“Burgundy Melange Merino Jumper”


Made from up cycled leather and firehose, this Elvis & Kresse Wallet with Coin Pocket is definitely a hit!

Green gifts for the eco-friendly:

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This newly marked down Holiday Giving Plate from Love Justly

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Ceramic Olive Boat from Globein. Love this!

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This hand forged in USA Arc Cuff from Bead & Reel

For the Luxury – lover:

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ANINE BING SILK CAMISOLE – RED LEO

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Scarf – Abstract Plaid Silk – Darby Scott


15% off everything using code TREAT15 – live now!

Sophisticated Suede Shopper
Sophisticated Suede Shopper

For the new home owner:

One World Trading Company

Marimekko Home – Kitchen and Dining

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This gorgeous hand made Makki Indigo Duvet

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This too fun eyeglass holder from Globein

So that’s it for today. I really hope you found something that will fit your gifting needs! If you didn’t, but you are still looking, take the time to quickly check out these sites. Many of them offer a ton of options and I just picked one fave of mine to post here. Because, well…I love it, so hopefully you will too!

Happy Hunting!

-Mliae

 

Monday Laugh: Holiday Fails!

Ok, yeah…I kind of HAD to do this. Monday’s suck. And holiday stress is well, stressful. And you know me…a good laugh is always preferable to a good cry. So, I hit google and downloaded the weirdest, strangest, most inappropriate images I could find to give a giggle today.

Enjoy!

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When you know you can’t compete: Not a bad idea…at least they put in some effort.

*Photo via Acid cow

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*Photo via vitamin-ha

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Whoa! Maybe more terrifying than funny, but hey, when does one every get to see a sight like this?!

*Photo via The Christmas Blog 2013

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*Photo via Mom . me

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Right….think I’ll pass on those pancakes, thank you!

*Photo via She Knows

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*Photo via Team Jimmy Joe

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Someone would have to come get my car out of the ditch, if I saw this.

*Photo via Pinterest

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*Photo via Buzzfeed

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*Photo via Rural Revolution

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*Photo via Lame book

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*Photo via Sammy 5198

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*Photo via Damn you autorrect

 

Enjoy your Monday!

-Mliae