Happy Holidays 2008

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 Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas Tree Ornament

 Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

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As I sit here gazing out at an unbelievable landscape with almost two feet of snow, I can't help but think that this has been a wild year all the way around. What a year, huh? Not just with everything going on in the world, but in all of our lives, too. It's one for the record books.

At times like these, I'm also filled with gratitude. Not just for my life in general, but for all of you. There are so many of you who have been so supportive and encouraging of me and visiting here every day to leave your comments and offer your thoughts to me and the other readers. I love that about our little group here, and I thank you all, sincerely, for being such great friends. I wish I could give every one of you a big hug!

For now, though, it's time for me to focus my attention on my family, and the holiday, and my usual end-of-year reflection. So I'm signing off for 2008, returning next on January 1, 2009. I've got lots of ideas, tons of projects in the works and a bunch of improvements going on in my house that I haven't shared yet. So I can't wait to get back to all of you.

In the meantime, I genuinely hope that each of you has a memorable holiday, filled with love and light and experiences that will charge you up for the new year. It's going to be a great year next year, I can just feel it. I can't wait for us all to meet our greatest successes in 2009.

My best to all of you,

Happy Holidays!

 ~Angela :-)

~Angela :-)

P.S. Since some of you asked, the ornament at the top is my own creation. I made it from a vintage bulb reflector and a vintage earring. I have how-to photos to post, but the time got away from me. And then I made, like, 50 of them and was going to put some up for sale, but I wasn't sure people would be interested. They'd be, like, $6 each? Ish? So if you're interested, let me know. Otherwise, I'll probably go ahead and put the how-to's up later for next year, if you want to see that?

P.P.S. Just got a super-nice e-mail from Ki Nassauer of Junk Camp who said that she was excited to see that we had come up with the same idea with the vintage bulb reflectors, isn't that cool? If you haven't already, you should check out her new blog, Junk Camp

GreetingsAngela2008, 2008-12