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Day 1: Kickin' It Old Skool Blog Challenge


Here we are, in the midst of holiday madness (at least, that's how I think of it here in the U.S. where we've just had Thanksgiving and now move right on to Christmas).

This time of year becomes such a rush of activity and whips by at seemingly warp speed.

While I intend to keep on with my regular posts here at Live Wonderstruck during this busy time of year, I'm also jumping in for a bit of fun with Jamie Ridler, her sister Shannon, and a slew of others to bring joy back to blogging.

So for the month of December, I'll be Kickin' It Old Skool with their daily prompts (or as daily as I am able, anyhow).

If you want to play along too, jump right in anytime. The more the merrier.

Now, speaking of time flying by, it seems December 1 is drawing to a close. (Gasp! December! When? How? Deep breath.) But before it does, I offer up my Day 1 post- the selfie.

That selfie up there at the top of the post? That's me. For those of you who don't know me yet, my name is Sherri. Also known as S.M. Hutchins. I'm a mom, a stepmom, a tender of two white ducks (Squackers and Buttons), and a perpetual seeker of the wonderstruck moments in everyday life.

And when I say "that's me." I mean that's me right now. That is me as I sit at 10:30 tonight- cozy in my husband's old hoodie, no makeup, sitting in a recliner, thinking about bedtime. (Okay, I pulled my hair out from it's ponytail before taking the picture because when I saw that reflection... well, I wasn't comfortable sharing that photo.)

So to you reading this in your now, I say welcome. Whether you've been here before or it's your first visit.

Welcome to my wonderstruck corner of the web where you are accepted as you are. Because I am wearing sweatpants and a hoodie and I did not dress up for that selfie.

And if you showed up at my house right now, I would answer the door just like this (or maybe with a ponytail) and I would offer you hot chocolate with marshmallows. I like to think we'd be friends after that.

Happy December, everyone!


  1. I am playing as well. Beautiful smile!

  2. Happy December Sherri! I love your Selfie, and it's so wonderful for you to be introduced to your world. I think hot chocolate with marshmellows sounds like a perfectly delightful friend invitation. That's the spirit :)

  3. I love the idea of being wonderstruck by the ordinary everyday - I try to find and see that in my daily round, too! Nice to meet you!

  4. Aww, thank you, Shannon! It's a pleasure to finally connect with you because Jamie speaks of you so often (and fondly!).

  5. Good for you trying to find wonderstruckness in your daily life. It's nice to meet you!


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