that’s a wrap.
by victoria comment

12/20/13

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Tiny thanks banner stamp from besotted brand.

good tidings my dear readers. it’s that time of year when i shut it all down for just a little while. it’s rough, i can’t deny it. i feel guilty for leaving you all for the holidays, but i also know it’s important for me to refuel — and important for us all to stay off our computers perhaps a little more than usual. to spend time with our families and friends and or maybe just spend some good old-fashioned quality time alone. stare at the clouds, or watch snowflakes fall, or watch 8 hours straight of television if that makes you happy. read that big fat daunting book you’ve been putting off, see a film, take a walk somewhere you’ve never walked before. eat stuff you’re reportedly not supposed to. stand under some mistletoe and see what happens.

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it’s been such a good year for me, despite a lot of hard work. i’m so fortunate because for the most part, work does not feel like work to me. it feels like fun and it’s creative, and challenging and inspiring, and that is in huge part because of you. thank you so very much for showing up here each and every day (or whenever it is you drop by) and allowing me to share some of what inspires me, and hopefully brings you a little joy or an idea or some thought that maybe makes your day just a bit better. it’s a gift you keep on giving me, readers, so thank you endlessly for that.

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i have some exciting news to share in the new year, and i so wish i could tell you now, but someone would shoot me, so i have to bite my tongue. but that news is made possible by the enthusiasm you share for what i do here, so again — my heartfelt thanks. i cannot wait to spill the beans. until then, i’m leaving you with some last minute gift wrap ideas — but mostly i’m wishing you a wonderful holiday season filled with all the things that make your lives bright, and i’ll see you back here in the new year. cheers to sharing new inspiration, fresh ideas and a whole lot of happy. xo / victoria

sources: 1. glitter tinsel ribbon; 2. Vintage Handmade Glass Snow Globes; 3. metallic gold tags; 4. paper and stitch; 5. white tissue festooning ribbon; and 6. gold glitter ribbon; 7. metallic elastic ric rac ribbon; 8. paper mache polar bear; 9. gold glitter velvet ribbon; 10. rustic kraft paper invitations; 11. shanna murray’s downloadable gift tags; and 12. tags and twine set.

16 responses to “that’s a wrap.”

  1. Victoria,
    Wishing you a happy holiday season and a rockin’ New Year ! Thank you so much for your daily dose of inspiration and cheer. I’m looking forward to the big surprise, I know it will be good.
    All the best to you, (and Lucy)
    Sheri Shay

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Victoria! Thanks for sharing the awesomeness in your lovely internet home. Can’t wait to find out what news you have in store for us. xoxo

  3. Victoria I hope you enjoy your time off, you certainly deserve it. Thanks for all you share-love your blog, it is my weekend present to myself. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Merry Christmas and HAPPY New Year!

  4. Thank you, Victoria, for sharing so much with us. You are one of my daily stops, and I am so grateful to you for all of the beauty and grace you bring to my day. Have a wonderful break, a Merry Christmas and a very special 2014.

  5. Have a great break Victoria and thanks for all of your very cool inspiration. Looking forward to the news next year. Rest up and enjoy some time out. Merry Christmas! Mel

  6. Thanks for creating such a great place to visit. I look forward to all that is in store for the New Year. And I’ll take your advice…the book, the walk, even stepping away from the screen.
    Have a good one…..

  7. Enjoy your time away, you so deserve it. I love coming here everyday, you have no idea how much you inspire me in so many ways. Happy Holidays, Victoria!

  8. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your time off and do lots of things that no one ever has to know about. This year has been a tough one for me and some days the beautiful images you provided were the only bright spot.
    I will be looking forward to your return and can’t wait to hear your big news! Go recharge your batteries, girl!

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