Friday, December 11, 2009

happy holidays!

finally addressed and sent out all my christmas cards,
i say finally, because i used to have all my cards addressed in november
and was just waiting for december to roll around
so i could stick them in the mail.
i also used to be the type that got all my holiday gift shopping
done before thanksgiving and then just enjoyed december's festivities.
{i know, it's actually embarrassing to say so now, i was a very lucky, stay-at-home mom and was fortunate enough to have time on my hands, no etsy shop back then}.

anyway, back to reality, those days are gone.
between kids {homework, checks* they always, i mean always, need money for something, rides, laundry, cooking, etc.}, animals {3 cats 2 dogs},
husband's new job {i'm his happy assistant},
my balancing act of running two etsy shops,
social media for two completely different businesses,
as well as boutique merchandising and occasional crafting,
there is no way, i can get anything done 'ahead of time',
sometimes, not even on time. *wink, wink*
but, of course, like all you other creative types,
i have so many things to add to my goal list for 2010.
i expect another crazy year and i can't wait!

i love what i do, everything that i do,
and i look forward each day to 'getting things done',
making my family happy
and chatting with my super cool friends
on twitter, facebook and etsy. You all rock!
i mean it, you do!

which brings me to the reason for this post:

while you won't be getting a card in the mail,
please know that each and every one of you makes me laugh,
smile, say "awww"
and inspires me on a daily basis

Happy Holidays!

The Jones Family

Johnny, Kerri, Alex and Mikaela


  1. Such a beautiful family! My Christmas cards are no where near done, neither is my shopping....I will say that I am a Christmas procrastinator at heart and am no worse off this year than in years past, despite the newfound busyness of starting the Etsy shop! Happy, Happy Holidays, Kerri!

  2. Happy Holidays to you & your lovely family! Wishing you all a wonderful year ahead, and looking forward to seeing what's in store next! :)

  3. your family is just gorgeous!!! :] i love your blog and i'm so happy that i have been able to meet you and have a lovely blog friend! merry christmas! :]

  4. You guys are such a cute little family! And your daughter is beautiful, looks just like you.
    Have a great weekend,

  5. your family photos are so beautiful, you've such a lovely family!! I don't sent cards just mails or text messages, and in my family xmas is like a comedy/drama so we don't really celebrate it!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

  6. yeah - Happy Holidays to you, too! I'm still working on my cards...finally took the picture a couple of days ago, now on to all the addressing! and you are a busy woman! i say it keeps up young :)

  7. wait - you have 2 etsy shops??? what's the other one? hmmm, wait, it's coming back to me...i'm going to have another cup of coffee - then i'm remember

  8. my other etsy shop is: TuLLe

    I had been making jewelry for years, then decided to start a supply shop on Etsy. Sold my jewelry in boutiques, but wanted to have an on-line boutique as well, so I started tenthings. last September.

    I've had over 6,000 sales on Tulle, making me sort of an expert on Etsy, as far as shipping, policies, etc. ;) But, creating jewelry, accessories, etc. is really my true passion. I do love my TuLLe customers, though. They're awesome, as are my tenthings. friends, really, truly, awesome!

  9. I love these pictures! Happy Holidays to you and your sweet family, Kerri. I'm so glad to have met you online and hope I get to meet you in real life someday! You are such a positive person, and I always look forward to reading your blog. :)


  10. Aww...great photos! You guys are so cute :) Happy Holidays and wonderful New Year!


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