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What's Been Going On In November

Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Tiny tree in the art studio

Happy Tuesday, My Lovelies!  I have been the most horrible blogger of late.  Have you missed me?  (haha)  It is taking me forever to get anything accomplished these days...everything takes longer.  Everything.  I've received a few emails inquiring what's up, so I thought I'd give you a brief overview of my life lately.  As you can tell from the above photo, I'm slowly decorating for Christmas.  Our tree is up without the ornaments, but I have most all the other decor done.  I still need to pick up a little greenery later on today, and then I'm planning on decorating the tree tonight.

As far as my blog goes, I am actually working on a few posts coming up soon:

Our December 2023 edition of the Tales of the Traveling Tote will be live this Friday, December 1st.

Here is a hint from my Tales of the Traveling Tote post:

Not really much to go on, huh!?!?

Also, I'm hosting this quarter's giveaway! 
I hope you win!!!

On December 5th, I'm joining Rita @ Panoply for a Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop.

Here is a little sneak-peek of my tablescape, my "inspiration:"

I'm still attending my art classes @ Red Dot, and I have a goal to finish the realism drawing book I've been working on by the end of January.

Since baseball season is over, I'm reading a bit more at night.  I am also working on a post of mini book reviews.

The Rachel Incident will be included in my Literary Friday post on Friday, December 8th.

I'm still trying to determine how I will post during Advent.  I will probably post only on the Sundays of Advent this year, but I will be posting everyday in December on Instagram.  If you don't follow me yet, please start and I will follow you back!  There's a link to my account on the lefthand side of my footer, below.  I will be sharing prizes from my Advent calendar as well as daily scripture.

The Advent Calendar is the fancy armoire, and it's from Daphne's Diary Magazine.

Thank-you for reading my blog!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. I cannot wait to see your Tablescapes especially with Shabby Chic material. Oh La La. Have a good week. Hugs. Kris

  2. Nice hearing from you. The decorations look very nice. Happy decorating the ret.

  3. So good to hear from you! Time is definitely flying, I haven't started decorating yet, and I'm feeling very behind! I love your tiny tree! I'm looking forward the the tote tales coming up and the tablescape hop next week, I've got much to do!!

  4. So glad to see you back blogging and I'll look forward to your upcoming posts. We want to see your decor, too!

  5. it is nice hear from you. Everything looks lovely.


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