We have a winner! The name my husband, Chuck, picked out of a bowl was: Gabriella Green! Congrats, Gabe - you won the giveaway of this little original watercolor as a subscriber to this blog. Thanks to all of you subscribers, early birds and newbies! I'd love to hear from you all about what you might like to see in future posts.
Following up on last week's thought about keeping that calm center during the holidays, I thought you might enjoy Susan Branch's latest blog about Hygge (pronounced HUE-gah). It's a Danish word that means a state of mind where everything is in balance within a cozy, safe environment. Susan has lots of ideas for creating more Hygge in your life. I'm trying a few myself: we have our first fire of the season going in the fireplace tonight, and I'm having a delicious cup of decaf cinnamon tea. Do you have a calming, cozy routine that you can share with us? Do you like any ideas from Susan's blog for pampering yourself? Sending hygge wishes!