Happy New Year!

I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! I really hope that this will be a brighter and happier year for us all. Tonight there is a blue moon (2nd full moon this month) and I hope it is a good omen of things to come.

I found this lovely poem on Curt’s World blog and he has given me permission to share it with you all. So here’s my wish for you in the coming year, and beyond:

May your sorrows be few and far between,
may your laughter be loud and strong.

May your blessings be the biggest you've ever seen,
may your life be happy and long.

May you be surrounded by the ones that you love,
may your worries be little and few.

May the angels protect you from the heavens above,
may your skies be sunny and blue.

May your enemies be few and your friendships be many,
may your riches be plentiful too.

May this coming New Year be better than any,
for these are my wishes for you.

Written by:  Curt O'Brien

Thank you, Curt, for sharing this…and thank you all for stopping by my blog. Why don’t you share just one of your New Year’s resolutions with me? Just click on Tell Me What You Really Think… below.



Feast your eyes on what the UPS man just delivered to my house, courtesy of my awesome friend Ronna:
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At last, my very own copy of PW’s cookbook! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, dear Ronna!!!! I can’t say that I will actually prepare any of these delicious recipes, but you just never know. The recipes are not complicated, from what I have seen so far, and the photos are awesome. I love recipes with photos and this book has tons of them.
What a perfect way to start the New Year off right! Even if it is still 2 days away. Excuse me, but I have to go hug my cookbook now. Check out The Pioneer Woman's blog -----> HERE.


Is it Spring yet???

No, not yet? Are you sure? Fine, let me go put on another pair of socks, my feet are cold. There, that’s better.

If I still have any readers left (tap, tap….is this thing on?) here are some of the beautiful cards I received this Christmas. I don’t think I have photos of all of them so if you don’t see yours here please don’t be upset – I loved them all and they brightened my day every time one showed up in my mailbox! This has been a dismal year in more ways than one, but we have put one of the most distressing events behind us and are doing our level best to forget about it. If DH can find a job this year we will be happy campers. Well, we are already happy – and have lots to be grateful for but a job would do wonders!

Without further ado, here are the beautiful cards, in no particular order:



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Karen K:

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Sharon M:

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Karen V:

Sharon C:


Thank you one and all for thinking of us!

I wish you all a very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year! May 2010 be a brighter year for everyone.


What a great Christmas present this would be!

Especially if it was free! It looks like it would be a lot of fun, doesn't it? I'd love to have one and they are giving one away over on the Lifestyle Crafts blog. Click the link at the top of the photo to pop on over and enter.

In the spirit of the holiday season, we here at L are giving away an L Letterpress Combo Kit , valued at $150, plus your own custom printing plate, valued at $39.99. Included in the kit is everything you need to be on your way to letterpress bliss. Here's what's on the table:
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Christmasy Goodness Giveaway

Jennifer has a fabulous giveaway over on her blog Created by JB. Hero Arts and Purple Union Designs stamps and goodies - oh my! Click on the link above the photo to check out her beautiful work and enter the drawing.
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