My Christmas tree, sacred long stem white roses, candle light and some heart magic. Remembering what is real and true in these times. Life; this body; love; simplicity; honouring beloveds who have passed and all we have experienced in this year. These are sacred times in the weeks around the solstice. A time of review and surrender into the dark to birth into a new year. Every moment is precious. Blessed be your own transitions at this time in whatever way they show up in your life. It’s been a challenging year for so many, me included...opening to the infinite possibilities of new expanded joyful experiences in 2018 . May the white rose blossom in the hearts of each one of us bringing purity, upliftment, beauty and peace 🙏💕💚#newtraditions #sacredtime #solstice #peace #beauty #simplicity #newlight #surrender
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He wanted a #torontomapleleafs "themed" tree.... but if you look close enough i got my Ariel 😗💙 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #newtraditions #firstchristmas #firsttree #newhome #family #christmas #thesix #hockey #disney #ariel #thelittlemermaid #hockeyplayers #relationshipgoals #goals #hegetsme
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Tip #4 for happier holidays when coping with infertility: 
Start a new family tradition with your partner. Change the way you celebrate – go on a weekend get away. Go out to dinner with friends rather than doing the big family celebration. Approaching the holiday in a new way on your own terms can make it a lot more enjoyable. #SurvivingTheHolidays #fertility
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New Christmas traditions can be fun too, like the first Starbucks snowman cookie of the year #snowman #snowmancookies #starbucks #starbuckscookie #newtraditions #christmascookies @starbuckscanada #bringbackthepolarbearcookie
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Our ADVENT calendar!!! The boys have really enjoyed the countdown. #diyadventcalendar #latepost #newtraditions are so much FUN!!!
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The 12 BEERS of Christmas countdown for the Hubby!#12daysofchristmas#christmas#countdown#newtraditions#yeartwo#ipa#thefridge#ipas#tistheseason 🎄
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The cutest little elves in town!!! These 3 melt my heart all the time!! #elfpresents #elfmagic #cutestelvesever #christmastradition
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Happy Hump Day! I thought I would miss having a fireplace in our new house strictly because of Christmas time and hanging stockings but I have to say I’m loving seeing them hung from our banister! We opted out of a gas fireplace at our new house because for 10 years we used it maybe 4 times at our old house. • • • #christmasdecor #december #decor #gasfireplacessuck #banister #stockings #newhouse #newtraditions #lovethistimeofyear #christmastime #blessedlife
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One unconventional but dog proof Christmas Tree 🎄 #christmastree #logs #rope #newtraditions #christmastime #presents #joytotheworld
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Part 2 of moving house... At 4.30pm. Tuesday 13th December 2016, after packing our house up into a van and numerous cars, we finally got the keys to the new house. It had been a tense few days, promises of moving days coming and going, days off work wasted, van hire wasted, money wasted, kids kept off school for nothing, living out of boxes and eating fast food to keep the fridge freezer virtually empty. It was chaotic. Even by that morning the solicitors weren't sure that they could do the money transfers or that we would get the keys due to their (and the other bits of the tiny chains counterparts) ineptitude and inability to do their jobs properly. We just spent all day packing up the house and ringing anyone for any news that we had access to, cleaning up behind each room we emptied. But as I say, we got the keys, with an hour to empty the van before we had to return it. Furniture was crammed into a garage, boxes dumped into the first room we got to, then when that was full onto the next room. We had no sofas to use, no beds, but thankful of the matresses on floors, glad when we finally located the gas mains to switch on the heating. The house had been empty for the best part of a year and in mid-December it was bitter cold. But we were in the new house. . So exciting and strange and relief at the months of waiting finally being over. Twelve days to Christmas Day. Then New Year. A new start. It's been a tough year settling in but I'm still so very glad we have a house to be happy in, to grow in, to be a family together. 👫👪🏡 🛏 🌎 🏠 🚛 🛣 🛤 🌞 🌈 #reallife #newtraditions #movinghouse #movinghome #newbeginnings #newhouse #outwiththeold #inwiththenew #happyfamily #mumlife #instamum #instablogger #lifeblog #happierthanever #xmas #xmasmum #xmasfun
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May you make many great memories this holiday season. It’s not the “things” we cherish but the moments we spend together❤️ #holiday #memoriesforlife #childhoodmemories #timeschange #newtraditions #grammysgirls #christmaspjs #hotchocolate #smles #family #arizonawinter #mompreneur #saferproducts #safebeauty #ameliajames #stelladot
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The Old and the New. 🎄🎄🎄🏺🏺🏺#newtraditions #ancient #art #life #family #home #christmas
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what are Y O U most excited for this holiday season? ✨ • I'm soaking up all the warmth and sun the next few days, because on Saturday I start my 2 week vacation back to the Midwest (aka the frozen tundra this time of year) ❄️ but I am actually so excited! I talk to the kids I work with about their holiday traditions, and none of them involve snow. this has made me feel so lucky that I grew up in a place that has all the seasons, and it makes me appreciate the many white Christmases I've experienced ☃️ • but snow or no snow, there is something truly magical about seeing others others light up when they talk about this time of year and what it means to them ✨
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Instead of the Christmas pickle, our family will be searching for the Christmas bacon on Christmas morning. #newtraditions
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@rkuhnconductor doesn’t like our family camping dessert favourite, “pudding in n blik”, which is stewed fruit and custard. Hence, “pudding in n boks” will have to do. #newtraditions #lovemymaestro #maybeonedayhewilleatcustard
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The start of River’s Christmas Eve box. I’ve been seeing these online and thought it was the perfect year to start a tradition with our girl. I am going to fill it with Christmas books, a Christmas movie, Christmas PJ’s, oatmeal and her favorite fruit...pomegranates! Such a fun tradition to begin with our sweetheart! #ChristmasTraditions #NewTraditions #FamilyTradition #ChristmasEveBox
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Over the weekend, my daughter and I were reading about Christmas on The Little House on the Prairie and how different it was from our Christmas today. In the book, the girls were stringing popcorn to decorate the Christmas tree. So of course we had to try for ourselves. She loved it so much she asked if this could be a new Christmas tradition for us! Have you tried stringing popcorn to make an old fashion Christmas? #stringingpopcorn #oldfashionchristmas #newtraditions #Ord#OrdinaryMomentsagical #IndigoInkBoutique . . . #TransformOrdinaryMoments #TimelessMemories #CreativePrintables #PartyPrintables #PrettyPrintables #OrdinaryMoments #printables #adayinthelife #thesearethedayswewillremember #familylife #simplychildren #documentyourdays #childhoodunplugged #letthembelittle #lifewithkids #holidaytraditions #familytraditions #Holidays #holidaytime #holiday2017 #christmas2017 #holidaydecor #oldfashioned #oldfashionedchristmas #familychristmastradition
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Day 1 is complete. Happy Hanukkah 🌠 Welcome to our blended holiday traditions. #potatosoup #hannukah2017 #newtraditions #historylovinghome @llevins
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On the first day of Christmas Logan picked out new pants!👖#12daysofchristmas #newtraditions #homemadestockingsmadebynana #spoiledbaby #hedeservesit #babyboyclark
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Non-traditional tree for our new house ❤🎅🎁 Can you spot the Homeboy's gift? Wrap smarter not harder 😉 @cutinosauce #birchchristmastree #birchtree #minichristmastree #christmastime #happyholidays #newtraditions #makeityourown
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Shut up shop for annual xmas dinner #newtraditions #teamAVD
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So far we've gotten to a few beautifully lit houses and the Christmas train. It's been fun enjoying our time as a family. #newtraditions #newmama #christmas #mamabear
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Making the #christmaspudding using the old and faithful #deliasmithrecipe tweaked a bit over the years. The buglet helped until she fell in it 😆 #makingmemories #newtraditions #makeawish
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Do you ever have times when you want to break free of expectations? When you want to step away from the norm but wonder if it's the right thing to do, if it's worth it? For many this feeling is particularly strong at Christmas, a time when traditions and all the expectations that come with them take over, silently directing decisions and activities. If you're in that position why not reshape the traditions that don't work for you especially, if you end up rundown and overtired? Be brave, be bold, have that conversation, share or ask for what you need after all it is the season of peace and goodwill! Let's end the year more energised and less frazzled. Xx #peaceandgoodwill #traditions #newtraditions #christmas #stressfreechristmas #amomentforme #expectations #selfcare #selfkindness #takeabreak #destress #relax #unwind #mum #newmum #motherhood #londonmum #lifegoals #selfcaregoals #breathe
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Forever thankful for this gem of a human 💎 #newtraditions
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