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Holiday Hiatus & a Gift for You!



PLAY THE MUSIC:  this is Mandatory – millions of screaming monkeys will descend upon you if you don’t hit play. 




I’ve decided to take some time off from blogging to enjoy the holidays more thoroughly with my family, like I normally do every year at this time.  I’m going to miss you guys, but I’m really looking forward to my break and the chance for Refreshment before I click that Reset button in 2019!



Now, don’t cry (let’s just pretend that you are heartbroken at my departure).  I shall be returning to Allison’s Well shortly after New Years!



But, before I leave you, I want to give you a Christmas present!!!



Both The Reluctant Godfather AND A Royal Masquerade will be on sale for only $0.99 until after New Years!







Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells – big deals on the way!!!  😉




I hope everyone enjoys my (temporary) farewell gift.  ❤   When I come back, there will be all kinds of fun content for you guys (as well as a giveaway, I think! Stay tuned).  But, in the interim, could you guys fill out this form for me?  As I move into the New Year and planning out my content, I would love to hear YOUR feedback on what you most like to see on Allison’s Well!




So, until my return, goodbye!  God bless you all – and I hope you have a wonderful, amazing, and thoroughly blessed Christmas and New Year’s, my friends!!!





May the Love of Christ fill you, touch you, and draw you closer as we celebrate His birth!


16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:16-19


Talk To Me!

What are your plans for Christmas?  What are you most excited about this holiday season?  Tell me everything!  And don’t forget –





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12 thoughts on “Holiday Hiatus & a Gift for You!

  1. I hope you have a great time this Christmas Season with your family! I personally think breaks are very beneficial! 🙂 They always help me refocus and clear my brain and my plate before jumping back into whatever I took a break from!

    We do a lot with family around the holidays! Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day have been the same for as long as I can remember! 🙂 Of course things change, for instance we gather at different family members houses and such. Also, as the extended family grows, it can be a challenge for everyone to all be together, but we all try our hardest to keep our family traditions alive!

    Merry Christmas, Allison!


    1. Thank you so much, Emma! I hope you do too! Yes, BREAKS ARE GREAT. I’m just not very good at taking them – hehe! – so thank goodness for Xmas, when I finally do!

      That’s awesome that your family has been so faithful with your get togethers and your holiday traditions! It takes a LOT to coordinate that many people, but I’m sure it’s worth it!! 🙂

      Merry Christmas, Emma! Thank you so much! I hope you have an AMAZING Christmas!


  2. I’ll miss your posts, but completely understand you want to take this time to enjoy the holidays. I’m actually about to go on a little holiday hiatus myself, so I’m right there with ya. Because it’s CHRISTMAS and there’s so much to do and celebrate! 😀

    I hope the rest of your December is amaziiiing! See ya! <333

    1. Aww, thank you, Christine!! *squeezes* It’s so sweet to know that my little posts might be missed! <3

      GOOD FOR YOU! I know you are a Christmas Elf, so I'm delighted that you're taking a break, and I hope you enjoy Christmas and New Years to the very brim! 🙂

      Thank you, dear!! 🙂 <3

  3. As with most holidays, my parents and I will just do our usual traditions at home, including watching all our Christmas themed movies, baking special things, opening presents and video chatting with extended family. We also are wanting to get our tree today. The only thing I’m taking a break from is putting new items in my Etsy shop. The holiday shipping deadline for the USPS to be able to guarantee that people will get stuff by the 25th has passed so I figured I’ll spend time building up some inventory so it will be ready to go for the coming year.

    Merry Christmas, Alli, and see you when your break is over!

  4. That sounds lovely, Beth!! What are your favorite things to bake? *taking a Burndee-like interest in these activities* That’s awesome that you get to video chat with family, too!

    I hope you can find the perfect one; tree-picking is a serious event. 😛

    That’s great that you’re taking a break from Etsy work! I love your shop, and I can’t wait to see your new inventory!

    1. We’re baking new things this year! A week ago we made a chocolate cherry loaf we’d never made before. It turned out great and was very tasty, even if it was shaped like a blob. :p My mom also plans for us to make this for breakfast on Christmas Eve.

      Definitely. 😀 Especially this year since we have to find a tree that will fit in the corner where we can block it off to keep the 11 month-old puppy from eating needles, tipping it over, or stealing the ornaments. 😛

      Thanks, Alli! I always appreciate your support. <3 Along with new designs, I plan in 2019 to re-make certain items that got a good response, try to keep them in stock, and offer color options where I can. Creating items that sell repeatedly makes the Etsy algorithm happy, and I'm hoping doing that might, in addition to creating best sellers for my shop, draw in customers who could also buy the one-of-a-kind things. 🙂

  5. CHOCOLATE CHERRY LOAF??? Yummm… *licks lips* And the link looks amazing!! I want to get in the kitchen so bad now, hehe! Have FUN!!

    AHAHAHA – Puppy-Proofing the tree would definitely by a priority. She might enjoy the chaos, but you wouldn’t. 😛

    I’m so happy to support! <3 That sounds great; smart thinking! You work so hard and have such great service on your shop, Beth - you do a great job and I wish you best of success with your new plans!

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