We Interrupt This Blog…

If you read my Holiday Haven Guest Post on Courtney’s amazing blog, A Thoughtful Place, then you know I take off work for my kid’s entire school Winter Break. I use the two weeks to focus on my family and soak up every second with them. It’s my one chance a year to be a Stay At Home Mom!

We wander around Neiman Marcus (not touching or buying anything!) gazing at their gorgeous decor and eating warm popovers.


We watch the ice skaters at the Galleria and drink Starbucks Cocoa.

skaters and hot cocoa

The kids always beg me to take the long way home so they can gawk at the Griswalds neighborhood lights.

christmas lights

Since bedtimes aren’t critical, many nights are spent having breakfast for dinner (B4D in our house) and watching movies.

christmas movies

It’s also a great opportunity to show my love for them in ways I don’t usually have time for…like making real dinners, baking cookies and just general wallowing on the floor together! Granted, I’ll be ready to go back to work after two weeks, but I do love having a peaceful home, smelling of dinner when Mr. Sugarplum walks in the door. Quite a change from the usual chaos of the dinner/homework/bathtime routine of a house with two working parents!

And as much as I love this blog, I’ve decided to take a break so all my attention is focused on family. “You’re always on the computer!” is a phrase I don’t want to hear much from them for two weeks! But you guys will probably love Hi Sugarplum! even better with me mostly gone…..because I have lined up an amazing series of Guest Bloggers!!

bob series
I have made some true friends through blogging, and I was shocked thrilled when many agreed to Guest Post in my absence!! And by Best of the Best, I mean some of the Very Best Bloggers sharing their Very Best Projects of 2010! How great is that?!?
We’ll kick the series of Monday with Emily A. Clark (told you…the Best!)

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  1. Haha, I just noticed your "leave a comment" note. 🙂 Um, 2 whole weeks of no cassie? I don't know what I'm going to do… Enjoy your time with your family my dear. 🙂

    Posted 12.18.10 Reply
  2. We just had breakfast for dinner the other night! Why is it so much more fun to eat pancakes for dinner??? And Love, Actually is my absolutely FAVORITE movie to watch during the holidays… it is so so so good. I love Christmas!

    Posted 12.18.10 Reply
  3. Enjoy your time off and looking forward to being one of your "guests"!

    Posted 12.18.10 Reply
  4. Lili wrote:

    have fun with the babies!

    Posted 12.18.10 Reply
  5. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Good for you! You know I'll miss ya, but in reality…I won't be on much myself either. They grow up fast…take the time now! Love ya!

    Posted 12.18.10 Reply
  6. NO . . . please don't go, don't walk out that door! hehe! Enjoy it all, my dear. Such a special time of year. I am really excited for your guest posts! Thanks for having me, Cass.

    Posted 12.18.10 Reply
  7. Enjoy your time with your kiddos! Looking forward to your guest posts.

    Posted 12.18.10 Reply
  8. Michaela wrote:

    Have a wonderful week with your fam, girl! We'll miss you!! xo

    Posted 12.19.10 Reply
  9. I'll miss you, but I'm super excited for your guest posts! 🙂

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

    Posted 12.19.10 Reply
  10. Cassie, I am so envious of you! I think I remember reading something from your birthday post that you are 28? Anyway, I am 27 and single, and waiting for my prince to sweep me off my feet (I really hope that isn't just a fairy tale..) and you have the most adorable family! You should feel so very blessed! (and I'm sure you do!) I wish you the very Merriest of Christmas' and a wonderful couple of weeks with your family. I hope someday I can be as wonderful a mother and wife as you and create such special memories with my family. Enjoy your time off and I'll be here reading when you get back 🙂

    Take care and Merry Christmas,

    Posted 12.19.10 Reply
  11. enjoy your time off! i just watched love actually fri night- it is my all time fave holiday movie! and i watched elf last night! and we have family movie night several times during the holidays to watch the classics. enjoy your break!!

    Posted 12.19.10 Reply
  12. What a fun time for you and your kiddos! Enjoy the holidays!

    Posted 12.20.10 Reply
  13. Enjoy your time with your family girlie! And of course, I love your "Best of the Best" image! Did you do that??!!

    Posted 12.20.10 Reply
  14. I totally understand… I'll probably be taking an unplanned break too. Already, I'm finding no time/desire to sit at my computer!

    Enjoy your time with your family, girl!

    Posted 12.20.10 Reply
  15. enjoy the time with your kiddos! merry christmas!

    Posted 12.20.10 Reply
  16. Happy Christmas Cassie! Have a lovely rest!
    Rachie xo

    Posted 12.20.10 Reply
  17. what a great thing to do – two weeks off, I need to do that with my kiddos – next year! Have a fabulous 2 weeks off and ejoy the down time! 🙂 and yes – yummy NM popovers – TDF 🙂

    Posted 12.21.10 Reply