Happy Holidays + Ben video + winner of giveaway*

I’m feeling quiet these days so I will let Ben do the honors in wishing you all Happy Holidays! This is a video from Christmas eve when Ben entertained us all with his rockstar moves. Note that he is wearing little more than a set of striped Christmas socks.

Sending love and joy to everyone out there on the interwebs!

And the winner of the earrings from Michele Goldstein is Morgan who said, “Oh my! These are adorable… They are like Frida Kahlo, for ears. Love them.” Congratulations Morgan!

Oh, and in my hideout time I have been reading the most wonderful books. Here are some of them:

The Wishing Year: A House, a Man, My Soul A Memoir of Fulfilled Desire by Noelle Oxenhandler
Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Rom by Peggy Orenstein.
Annie Leibovitz at Work by Annie Leibovitz
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

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  1. emily

    i’m feeling quiet these days, too, and i think it’s so important to honor this feeling. hoping that your quiet time brings you peace and contentment…

  2. mary catherine

    so totally cute. it’s official, my little one needs a guitar.
    enjoy your peaceful holidays!

  3. vivienne

    Such a great list of books! I think i’m going to have to get The Wishing Year. I too got the new Annie Leibovitz book and am loving it!
    Hope the rest of your holiday time is wonderful!

  4. Alexandra

    Thanks so much for the book recommendations! Thanks to this post I ended up getting The Wishing Year today and am LOVING LOVINGLOVING it….this book has come into my life at the most fantastic of times.

  5. Robyn

    Happy Chanukah Andrea!
    Happy Holidays!
    Love the Ben video.

  6. Rebecca F.

    Awwww. How sweet is he??
    Thinking of you.
    Rebecca F.

  7. Wanda

    Love the video…and the rockstar outfit!
    Merriest of merries to you and yours.

  8. mccabe

    little ben never fails to
    make my day.
    much love+light
    to you andrea….
    mccabe xx

  9. Catherine


  10. heather

    Happy Holidays Andrea! I love Ben’s video and I must say he has a bit of a “Dave Mathews” vibe going on in the way he moves – SO CUTE!!

  11. nicole

    Thanks for recommending The Wishing Year. I just got it yesterday and am halfway throught it already. It’s “magical”

  12. nicole

    Thanks for recommending The Wishing Year. I just got it yesterday and am halfway throught it already. It’s “magical”

  13. Morgan

    Hi Andrea!
    The power is back on here in Idaho…finally!!! And I just saw on your post that I won the earrings! Oh, I hope I hope that I’m not too late. I’m so excited. Please let me know what the next step is…oh I’m so excited!

  14. Shannon

    I got the new Annie Leibovitz book for Christmas and have found it so inspiring! I will definitely be checking out The Wishing Year – thanks for the recommendation!

  15. Anna

    Hi Andrea! I just wanted to say thanks very much for another year of beautiful, joyful and thoughtful words and photos.
    Your blog is always an uplifting and inspiring place to visit. Thanks so much for sharing with us and I hope you enjoy your quiet time and have a great New Year!

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