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Merry Christmas from the Shanes

Greetings on this Christmas morning! We’re just sitting around, waiting for the kids to wake up, so I thought I’d hop on and share our Christmas card with you.

And I just want to say that I’m so grateful to you for being here, for supporting my business, and for making this such a fun, encouraging community. I laugh every time I hear or read someone say, “Blogs are dead.” I always want to reply, “Not mine!”

All that to say, I know how blessed I am to have you all here, and I realize I could not do this without you

We met up with some of Paul’s family for their annual Christmas Eve sushi dinner after church yesterday, which was fun… and delicious! Then we came back home and made Christmas cookies and watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, as per our tradition!

And now, we wait for the kids to wake up so we can have our presents and Caroline’s delicious homemade cinnamon rolls.

I hope all who are celebrating today have a wonderful time with your family and friends. Joy to the Word, the Lord is Come! Let Earth receive her King!

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Just pinned Caroline’s recipe to try next year. Merry Christmas to your family! Thank you for all the wonderful things you do for us all year long. It’s not just about fashion It’s a community of caring individuals from all over.

  2. Merry Christmas. One of the reasons your blog is so loved is your interaction with us all. I follow many blogs (I love to read and learn) but yours is one of the few with interaction.

  3. Jolynne-
    Merry Christmas! Such a beautiful family picture, thanks for sharing. Enjoy the peace and quiet, then enjoy the togetherness when they awaken.
    Haha- blogs are dead? no way! Yours is alive and well and I’m glad to be here for it. Thanks for having me.

  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours! I look forward to your blog every day so happy you are who you are. Love the Christmas card and it is one that you all will cherish forever.

  5. Merry Christmas Jo-Lynne. I’m sitting quietly with my coffee waiting for my son and hubby to get up, catching up on your blog as it seems I’ve been MIA 9 KITCHEN0for a bit. Enjoy and Happy New Year🎉

  6. Merry Christmas 🎄 to you!
    And thank you 🙏 for your sweet message this morning. It’s such a blessing to find a Christian these days, especially in the media! Keep up your fantastic work!
    Blessings to you and your family in the new year!

  7. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family! My life has definitely been and continues to be enriched thanks to your blog and the great group of ladies, that are all now true Friends. I got up at 9:38 and the guys were already up, so they’re waiting on me to open presents.

  8. We had Christmas Eve dinner after church last night at our eldest’s son’s home. He and his brother are due at our home shortly for brunch and gifts!

  9. Merry Christmas to the Shanes! I am very thankful for your blog and your authenticity and realistic view of fashion! May God immensely bless all of you in 2024!

  10. Beautiful card! Merry Christmas and thanks for your blog. It’s been a fun little something just for me for several years now.

  11. Merry Christmas from sunny Scottsdale Arizona. I’m drinking my coffee, waiting for the rest of my family to arrive for brunch (? Lunch) an and gifts. I enjoy your blog so much and read it daily.. the only one I’m faithful to…

  12. Christmas blessings to you and your family! We’re enjoying visiting family this year and the four teenagers in our household might try to sleep the entire morning. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your great sense of fashion and design. I’ve learned so much from you in just a few months!

  13. Merry Christmas to you, your family, and this wonderful community of women you have here as readers and followers. Other blogs may be dead, but yours is thriving, and I think it’s because you continue to put out relatable, helpful content and encourage interaction with not only you, but among each other. It’s a fun place to check in every day! 🎁🎄💚

  14. Merry Christmas Jolynne and all of ou who follow her blog. Wishing everyone a special day filled with those you love and cherish!

  15. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Thank you for all of your hard work, love your blog.
    Glad you shared the Cinnamon Rolls recipe, its on the baking to do list🤶

  16. Merry Christmas Jolynne and your family from Vancouver Island. You are by far my favourite blogger and even tho I can’t always purchase from some of the stores as they don’t send to Canada I look forward to your email everyday, Thank you for keeping us in the fashion loop and all that you do. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and all good things for 2024!

  17. Merry, merry! Our daughter also made cinnamon rolls, sausage balls, baked french toast casserole, ham, and I brought a fresh fruit salad. It was so much fun watching the boys open presents from the family (they opened their Santa gifts very early this morning haha!)
    I look forward to your posts, and I love reading and looking at your photos. Sometimes I feel like I am channeling Jo-Lynne in my outfits.
    Enjoy! Arna

  18. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I always enjoy your blog, so personable and brings a bright spot to my day. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

  19. Jo-Lynne your blog is my number 1 favourite. Thank you for all you do and share with us.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  20. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Your blog is a blessing and the best out there. I appreciate your hard work and kindness.

  21. I am sure you enjoyed your peaceful morning, but now it’s 5:30pm so the day is moving along! We visited family and grands and are still hosting our son and friend from NY. It’s been a beautiful day! Thanks for your blog and how we feel like one big internet family!! I love reading your advice and hearing pieces of your life. Happiness and good health in 2024.

  22. Merry Christmas to you Jo-Lynne, and our wonderful community of friends and bloggers!
    So grateful for all you do! 😊

  23. Merry Christmas to you and your family Jo-Lynne! I love reading your blog everyday! Thank you for bringing light into my day and for all the fashion predicaments you have helped me through! May God bless you now and in the new year! ❤️🎄

  24. Love your Christmas card, what a great family picture in Italy! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior! Thanks again for all you do to keep this blog going throughout the year, it’s one of my favorites due to the community you’ve cultivated here.

  25. Merry Christmas Shane Family!!! ❤️🎄 I’m getting here LATE! I hope y’all had a very blessed day! I am so thankful for you, all the hard work you put into your (very much alive! 😉) blog, and your kindness. I look forward to reading your emails every day, and often “save” your email for later in the day because it’s like my little “treat” lol.

  26. Merry Christmas, great pic! We had to drag our college Jr DD out of bed to open stockings, then had our traditional omelet, bacon, sausage, & kuchen before opening gifts. Hoping to get to Italy next summer when DD planning Study Abroad 🙂

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