Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, my wonderful friend! I hope your stomach is full of yummy Christmas goodies, as well as I hope you feel warm, risk-free as well as loved. If you’re flying solo this year, please let us prolong a online holiday hug to you, as well as please understand there’s somebody available believing great thoughts for you on Christmas day. You’re not alone. Connor, Rosie-Pose as well as I send you finest desires as well as really hopes from the bit town of Novato.

This has been rather a year, hasn’t it? Again. I don’t understand about you, however all of this “keep on keepin’ on” has taken a toll, as well as I’m around the feelings circle this year!


It. Me.
I’ve felt sadness, despair, exhaustion, heartbreak as well as SO much worry, however I’ve likewise felt joy, relief as well as hope, particularly during this holiday season. I appreciate the fundamentals more than ever before — health, security, love, having a roof over my head as well as food in my tum. whatever else, to quote Tabs the feline (miss you, buddy), is “Just gravy.” 2021 has been deeply humbling.

Thank you for always providing me a reason to smile every time you visit. ever since I started this blog in — wait on it — 2007 (!), say thanks to you for sharing your stories, your beauty recommendations, your hopes, your fears, your congratulations, your time as well as your wonderful company. most of all, say thanks to you for just being a nice person on the internet, which seems to have ended up being something of a rarity these days.

But not here. Not ever here. I can honestly state that my experience blogging every single day going on almost 15 years has not been the nasty, petty, hurtful, unfavorable on the internet experience we hear as well as see so much about nowadays. After 14,372 blog posts — yes, that’s right — I still like it since of you.


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I’m so grateful for you as well as for the connection we’ve made online.

Have a restful as well as joyful Christmas, my friend. may your day be merry as well as bright. happy holidays.


Sending so much love!

Your friendly community beauty addict,


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