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december giveaway


december giveaway 2017

It is time to announce the December giveaway!  This month, as a homage to getting organized for the new year, the giveaway is a planner and a notebook!

Start 2018 off in style with this adorable planner and Lilly Pulitzer notebook!  What better way to get organized as a new year begins!

december 2017giveaway

Just leave a comment and you are entered to win the giveaway.  The winner will be chosen at random at the end of December.

Thank you to everyone who entered to win the November giveaway – the cute succulent calendar (click here to see more).  The winner of the calendar is Cheryl.  Congratulations to you Cheryl!  Enjoy this adorable calendar!

giveaway planner and notebook

Instagram users, please read on!

The challenge for December is to post your favorite holiday ornaments!  Ornaments are the best, aren’t they?  There are so many great ones and we would love for you to share your favorites!  Use the hashtag #pleasuregram to share.

december 2017 instagram challenge

Happy December, my friends!  Stop by on Tuesday to see my DIY Advent calendar for this year!

Have a wonderful weekend and remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie

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january book giveaway!


jan giveaway pleasure in simple things blog

Happy New Year, my friends! Not only is it the end of 2015, but it is also the end of the month and time for a new giveaway. Since it is the start of a new year, I have something different planned for this month. Instead of a book title, I am gifting a set of journals and some pretty new pencils!

giving away journals for jan 2016 pleasure in simple things blog

The idea is to start 2016 with plenty of new ideas and documented dreams right from the start! I am hoping to inspire your creative spirit and to encourage you to write about your dreams and goals instead of deciding to give up something or to come up with a resolution from the typical list of 10 or 12 everyone you know seems to also come up with.

journal giveaway for jan pleasure in simple things blog

Leave me a comment and you will be entered to win the journals and pencils. Good luck!

journal giveaway pleasure in simple things

The winner of last month’s giveaway, Birds of a Feather coloring book by Vicki Sawyer, is Mari. Mari’s name was chosen randomly from the comments I received.  Congratulations and thank you to everyone that left a comment to enter the giveaway! Send me an email Mari and let me know where to send the coloring book and coloring pencils! Enjoy!

For those with Instagram, this month’s challenge is to share a photo that gives a glimpse of your goals and dreams for 2016…use your imagination to share your dreams using hashtag #pleasuregram!  Can’t wait to see what you share!

January 2016 Instagram challenge pleasure in simple things blog

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Wishing you many new dreams for 2016!

Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie

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a time for renewal


out with the oldIt is sad when Christmas is over…it comes and goes so quickly!

Christmas tree


Taking all the ornaments off the tree is a sign of another Christmas come and gone…


Today’s Friday field trip signals the end of Christmas with the last signs of the season leaving my home…


I pause to admire the tree one last time before I remove all the lights…







And put all the ornaments back into the storage boxes to be packed away until next year…

Clear the mantel of the last of the holiday decor…

lemon spruce tree

And start contemplating the new year…

The start of 2014 signals an excitement of starting something new…possibilities…a renewal…

I love to learn new things and to be open to new experiences…I look forward to new challenges in the coming year, and

I wish you all the best of possibilities as you start 2014…

Renewal quote

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I look forward to sharing 2014 with you.  Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie 

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