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Christmas 2021 Reflections

It's  Christmas reflection time for me.

When I like to gather all my favorite images


 memories of my 

Christmas Season.

To hold them tight in my heart.


This has been Jeff's project for the last few months.
We are adding some beautiful storage to our side yard.
We have been storing seasonal decor off site for almost 20 years.
It was time to bring it all home.
Jeff even added some temporary decor while he finished the build.

This year's  newest room got some Christmas magic as well!

We were invited on the sweetest 
Holiday Sunset Cruise!

I added a
 Christmas Suit
to my holiday wardrobe this year
it did everything I was hoping it would!

Besides dressing it up
I styled it with tennies and a backpack
It worked perfectly for Christmas Day at the Zoo as well!

Paired the pants with my neutrals and signature necklace!

The suits pieces will be a classic in my 
Holiday Wardrobe 
for years to come!

I also added a 
red tulle skirt
 this season!

Spending quality time with my brother 
was a holiday highlight.

Jeff and I decorated the grave site.
Our visits were quite comforting this year.

Our Christmas Eve family dinner
was everything I was hoping for this year.

Spending time with these two
is always the best!

We changed things up this year
and did
Christmas Day at the San Diego Zoo!

I have become such a proponent of 
New Traditions 

New traditions bring such a lightness
new perspectives!
Embracing and Celebrating
the Life that is here now!

I was actually afraid of Christmas this year
with so many missing.
I was afraid I would completely unravel
ruin Christmas for those I love.

So I made an Intention Everyday
to really focus on the 
Good Before Me

Letting go of 
this Christmas 
to years past.
Not  to focus on what wasn't there.
instead ...

Letting little miracles and moments
unfold in front of me
with a heart full of 
so Much Gratitude.

I am wise enough to know
no season is promised to us.

 I know life is short.

It is my intention to 
appreciate, savor and enjoy
it all.

My heart is full.

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


  1. I am so happy to be able to have a moment to read your blog and appreciate all that you share in this space. What a beautiful holiday season you and your family are having. I'm so happy that you are finding peace in this tender time as you miss your dear loved ones while holding their memories close and celebrate new traditions.
    Your suite is a gem and I can not wait to play eye spy in the next holiday seasons to come. What a winning addition to add to your wardrobe. I also love the pink settee in your closet/yoga space. I could hang out there all day! Much love to you and yours and here's to a promising 2022!!

    1. Shon it is so wonderful to have a visit from you, here! Thank you so much! I really appreciate your visit and encouraging words! Wishing you and your beautiful family all the best in the coming New Year! XOX

  2. Fabulous framing job by Jeff! Guessing in place of playhouse? Your red Wellies ornaments are too cute! Thank you for sharing what you've been seeing this Christmas season. And thank you for leading in how to live in this new phase of life, enjoying what is now .. as it's just as precious as what was. ♡

    1. You are quite right my dear! It's a grown up version of the playhouse, to be sure! Thank you for articulating so beautifully that "enjoying the now, is just as precious as what was". I so agree! Wishing you and Sienna all the best in this new year! XOXO

  3. Christmas at the San Diego Zoo?! Who knew?! Sounds like holiday perfection to me ... with stunning photos to confirm my impression. I know nothing is ever perfect, and I admire the way you've embraced new traditions ... and encourage us to do the same. Thanks for sharing your beautiful holiday with us. Wishing you the happiest of New Years, Tamera. xo

    1. Juliet how wonderful for you to visit here ... and leave a gift of words! Wishing you and yours all the very best in this New Year! XOX

  4. A beautiful Christmas post, Tamera, full of your wisdom and style. It is a bittersweet time after losing loved ones, and your way of honouring them with a little Nativity is just wonderful. I am absolutely smitten with your red tulle skirt and red suit. Your will wear with flair forever! Thank you for encouraging us to be brave and create new traditions - Christmas at the San Diego zoo with so fun and whimsical, after a perfect family dinner on Christmas Eve. Wishing you all a very safe and Happy New Year and better days in 2022. xoxox

    1. Hello dearest Patricia! As always I so appreciate your visits here ... all the way from Brisbane! Wishing you and yours all the very best this New Year! XOX

  5. BEAUTIFUL.............I'm all for NEW TRADITIONS TOO!

    1. Yes my friend! Here's to all the very best in New Traditions! Sending you big, big hugs! XOXO