Team TLC and Romano Duo Christmas 2017

December 25 2017:

Shhhhh …. They are still sleeping and I’m savoring a yummy piping hot winter blend coffee and a chocolate frosted gluten free donut.

I was up late making rather merry …. Poring over and combing through a special proof book to ensure corrections only have to be made once! I hope that counts as a Christmas present since it’s all I’ve been immersed in for a while!

Merry Christmas …. And an abundance of joy and love to you all.

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We three ….
Team TLC ….

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Most useful and much needed gift!! Thank you Romano Duo!

We have quite the walk from where the car is parked to our cozy little place. I buy spring water from a tank, filling 3 gallon jugs, and I’ve been using a broken cart with one wheel missing to haul them inside! No more!!

Got to use this sweet cart last night on a water run. WOW!! So much better and easier!

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Gift with the most beautiful energy, sound, and vibration …. Om mani padme …. It has a beautiful high tone … Thank you Romano Duo!!! xoxo

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Gift I had such an inspired and wonderful time creating. Made for The Romano Duo … xoxo

I love creating with recycled items! Grocery bag handle for hanging, crumpled packing paper wrapped around a thick piece of cardboard that was inside of a new wall calendar.

Poem written by me, glass stones, sun and hearts of silver and gold beads, three dragonflies with the letters T,L,C, and flower of dark green pearl beads and blue crystal bead, and yarn grass. Lastly a heart prayer box locket with a tiny gold heart in it. (Team TLC colors are blue and green.)

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May These Words

This I write to
to express the
gratitude that
is ever more
within me for
the depth of kindness
and love shared with
me and this little
family throughout
the years.

You two,
The Romano Duo,
Bless us more
than can be
expressed through
these mere words.

It is my deepest
desire that one
day soon the wounds
of the past are healed
so as to allow me to fully
spread the wings
of glory I mistakenly
believe were
long ago clipped.

And when this
wondrous day is upon
us it is my dream
to show you with
more than words how
much your support
and love have meant
to me.

Until this day
may these words
forever more ring
true to your ears
and settle upon your
heart with love
and light and
comforting warmth.

I Thank You Both.
I am Grateful for You Both.
I Love You Both.

Camilla 💖


Finally finished Lillian’s hand made Christmas gift! Just need to add string for hanging! xoxo

Dearest Lillian

May you always live with an open and light heart,
May you always live knowing you are unconditionally loved,
May you always live knowing and allowing peace, joy, and abundance.

May good fortune smile and shower upon you,
May joy stalk you and be hidden in every nook and cranny of your life,
May peace float always above you as a puffy cloud in a bright blue sky.

May the shadows ever be there to bring delight and laughter to your world,
May the suns rays ever bring a smile and tender joy to your life,
May you never lose your sense of wonder with all things that most have lost.

May you always hear the sweet sound of the magical bell.

May you always know, even after I am long done with this body,
that my love for you is eternal and never ending.

I love you,
Camilla 💖

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How to Have a Simple and Stress Free Gift Giving Season

December 10 2016:

Nearly all the gifts Team TLC exchange are handmade …. Always using recycled materials and arts & crafts we already own.

This year the lodge and staff where we live have provided a gift wrap station. We went over yesterday so Thomas and Lillian could wrap the items they’ve created so far. So fun!

When we got to the library they, too, had a gift wrap station and books for sale for 50 cents to 1.00. This book loving families eyes lit up at the sight of all those books!! We purchased a few books and wrapped them. More fun!

This is not only how we celebrate Christmas. We also create handmade gifts for one another for all other “gift giving” times. For about the past 10 years I have been slowly shifting away from consumerism.

Instead modeling and teaching that fulfillment and joy are inside jobs and not attained by the amount of stuff we have. And showing ones love for another is done on a daily basis and is not about how much and how many store bought gifts are given.

The gifts we give are truly listening, supporting one another, and helping each other to see and experience the wonder of the world. Yet, I also strive to teach and model non-judgment of anyone who chooses a different lifestyle and philosophy.

We do usually exchange at least one store bought item as there are things we need or items we feel will enhance our joy.

If you were to ask if there are things I want ….. Sure, there are! I’d be over the moon joyful about receiving a real camera, a pair of moccasins, and new cookware. Yet, I’m also not going to be sad and feel deprived because I don’t have them.

May you have a joyful, peaceful, and warm weekend!!! xoxo

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Sparkly paper snowflakes! xoxo ❄️❄️❄️

These are inexpensive and FUN to make. Not to mention gorgeous when hung on the tree or from the ceiling!

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