December Daily : Day 17

(day 17 : "holiday" from a Kate Spade mailer)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Oh man, I am really starting to get all excited. Updating some of the decor I put up earlier: making adjustments, moving things around, getting ready to have family here. I can hardly wait for all of them to get here.

Working a bit on wrapping each day so I don't end up doing it all at the last minute. I like being able to take my time. Here's a couple so far - going with a red + browns theme.

Found these bakers boxes at Shim + Sons. I like having a mixture of wrapped presents and others in simple brown boxes. Ribbon from Pottery Barn.

Red on red stripe wrapping paper at Target. Chocolate ribbon from Paper Source.

This is cool: today (Tuesday) through Thursday, December 20th Fontwerks is having a 30% off sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks. Enter "HoHoHo!" at checkout (don't forget the exclamation point).

And one more thing: could you say a little prayer for me today? I had three more abnormal moles removed this morning. Here's to hoping they are simply abnormal looking and not anything else.

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  1. Nicky Anderson

    2007-12-19 02:24:51 -0500

    Our prayers are coming your way!!
    God Bless.

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  2. Ida

    2007-12-19 02:27:44 -0500

    prayers for you....dont worry so much

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  3. Brittany

    2007-12-19 02:42:43 -0500

    definitely praying for you

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  4. jenn shurkus

    2007-12-19 02:49:13 -0500

    keeping you in my thoughts ali ;) it'll be all good! no worries.... *HUGS*

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  5. Shannon

    2007-12-19 02:49:46 -0500

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for all you do to inspire.

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  6. Dolly

    2007-12-19 03:25:43 -0500

    Ali you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers on a daily basis...

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  7. Kim

    2007-12-19 03:28:36 -0500

    Praying for you.

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  8. Judy Grubbs

    2007-12-19 04:10:32 -0500

    My prayers are with you Ali.

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  9. Sharon

    2007-12-19 04:20:21 -0500

    Prayers and hugs from across the pond for you. Sharon xx (UK)

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  10. Kelly

    2007-12-19 05:12:23 -0500

    Prayers and good thoughts for you.
    It's all good...try not to worry. :)
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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  11. pattyn

    2007-12-19 05:22:22 -0500

    All the best thoughts going your way! Happy holidays, Ali!

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  12. Koren

    2007-12-19 05:40:38 -0500

    beautiful wrapping! it's a whole other gift around the gift. we prayed for you and will continue to pray for health. what a better time of year to know that we can rely on God. much love

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  13. Marge

    2007-12-19 06:30:00 -0500

    Hi Ali,
    Just wanted you to know that I sent word to my big guys and gal up there (I'm a cancer survivor and talk to them all the time, believe me!) that your moles are insignificant. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
    Your friend, Marge

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  14. denali

    2007-12-19 06:33:59 -0500

    Keeping you in my prayers, Ali. No worries. You'll be just fine. I know it in my bones :)

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  15. ~Michelle~

    2007-12-19 06:34:05 -0500

    You got it Ali -- many prayers for you and big hugs.

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  16. Frances M

    2007-12-19 07:28:43 -0500

    "Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru; if you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    What a great quote. I read it, thought of you Ali and then realized you helpd me find my the art at my own door! Merry Christmas!

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  17. Frances M

    2007-12-19 07:31:04 -0500

    And thinking of you today! Prayers you will be fine!

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  18. Rebecca

    2007-12-19 07:42:12 -0500

    Just whispered up a little prayer for you!

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  19. DonnaC

    2007-12-19 07:52:19 -0500

    Prayers have gone out for you Ali, and visions of vibrant health!

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  20. Jodie Winters

    2007-12-19 08:36:27 -0500

    Your in my thought's Ali, praying for you. Congratulations on bringing awareness to the importance of getting moles checked, it is vital. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and healthy new year. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration through out the year. Your blog has become a ritual-I check my email and then check your blog! Look forward to sharing your life and inspiration next year. Try not to worry too much while awaiting your results and keep us posted.
    Jodie (Sydney, Australia)

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  21. Anat

    2007-12-19 13:45:22 -0500

    Keeping you in my thoughts! Hoping all is well and you have a wonderful Christmas surrounded by love!

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  22. Crystal

    2007-12-19 14:19:18 -0500

    Keeping you in my prayers.....they work :)

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  23. Deb Gaither

    2007-12-19 14:36:17 -0500

    Saying big prayers for you Ali.

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  24. Tiffany Kotz

    2007-12-19 15:17:03 -0500

    I think people pray for you whether you ask or not! You're that special!

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  25. Verena

    2007-12-21 04:20:57 -0500

    Hi Ali, I wish you all the best and sending my prayers.

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