Comments on: A Quiet Christmas The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:08:06 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tasha Tasha Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:00:57 +0000 I was intrigued and found this regarding the acronym:

YAUITSS (VIEW INFO) — December 23, 2008

Nikon D200: 50mm, 1/350, f/2.8

This picture is appropriately titled ‘YAUITSS’. The first commenter to correctly identify the acronym (in the comments) will receive a print of their choosing. Happy holidays everyone…

By: Karen from Chookooloonks Karen from Chookooloonks Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:05:38 +0000 When I was single, I used to make a point of spending every Thanksgiving alone (although I lived in the US as did my parents, since we’re not American, Thanksgiving isn’t a huge holiday for us, so it was no big deal if I chose to stay home for the holiday). It was lovely: I’d make myself a vegetarian Thanksgiving meal (everything but the turkey), and if it was cold, I’d light a fire and eat it in my living room while I read a good book.

Now that I’m married and my daughter is American, we always make sure to celebrate Thanksgiving for her — but to be honest, I miss my solo holidays. I strongly recommend the practice of taking one holiday for your own, if you have the luxury of doing so. It can be positively divine.

By: Jessica Jessica Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:06:59 +0000 Gabrielle, what a thoughtful and inspiring post! So needed by so many, I’m sure. Thank you for thinking so far beyond yourself, at Christmas and always.

By: Lisa | Happy By Lisa | Happy By Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:44:24 +0000 You never disappoint me when picking special topics to present to this blog. I really love this and the story you shared. It takes so much courage and love for yourself to make this choice. May everyone find a reason to smile these holidays, whatever their life is like at the moment. And for those that are alone, may they feel blessed and loved. This is the wish I shared on my blog too.
Happy Holidays to all your family and I am glad you had a blast.
Lusting for pictures :)

By: Léa Jones Léa Jones Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:56:48 +0000 ah sorry, just saw the link to the photo, still, well chosen beautiful photo!

By: Léa Jones Léa Jones Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:55:23 +0000 what a beautiful photo! did you take it Gabrielle?
I love your blog! I love following your adventures in France.