December 31, 2009

It Was A Very Good Year...

2009 was a very troubling and, a times, downright
scary year. But through it all, we bloggers still managed
to carve out a little space in our lives to optimistically
create inspire and be inspired...and to
share it all in these little "windows" into our worlds
that we call blogs.

In 2009 we...had a few give aways!

Even as SO many magazines died in 2009, discovered...

a few ...

fabulous ...

new ones ...

Made a few pretties...

Got nominated...

thankx to you !

Got fatter!

A LOT fatter!!

Single handedly kept the sea shell industry afloat!

With this need for GLITTERY SHELLS !!!

Got published!

Still don't know how that happened!!

Found a new...

obsession ...

And fell more in love...

with an old one!

Blue was spotted...

at the OC Cottage for the first time!

And most importantly...

we welcomed a new baby GIRL to our family!


And be sure to stop by CINDY'S for The Year In Review !


  1. I look forward to your lovely creations and beautiful photos. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Looking at your pictures is like stepping into a dream world for me. I love everything you do, and am just enthralled by it.
    I wish I had the eye you do, the patience you have to create, and the treasures you make.

    Happy 2010, may it be your best year, yet!

  3. Loved your recap. A fun humorous post. Don't you find that those of us who blog have so many interests in common?

    I am participating in Cindy's party for the second year. It's fun to reminisce.

    Best Wishes for the New Year!

  4. Wonderful pics.

    Thank you for sharing them and for your wonderful blog.
    I have enjoyed my visits here, and always glad to see you have come by my place.!

    Love the 'treasures from the Sea'.
    Thought that would be cute done in bird nests but never got to it. =))
    (add it to the list!)

    Blessings to you and your family in 2010.

    Barbara jean

  5. Loved looking through all of your photos!!! Happy New Year....Hope it is filled with just as much and more creative ideas....


  6. I had to laugh at your sea shell comment! I have been so amazed at all the starfish you seem to find!!

    Such love pictures!


  7. How fabulously pretty!

    Ain't it the truth--I believe the bloggers I've met have indeed spread a LOT of sunshine in their support of one another.

    And such beauty and creativity. Wow!

  8. What a beautiful post! And so so much for you!!! You still must let me in on if you have a shop!!! All your talent!

  9. Happy New Year Most Sparkly One!! I wish you the most blessings and sparkles for our new year!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Lovely post! I agree there was so much here in blogland that got us through. I amn so glad I made the plunge into blogland in March and feel blessed every day to be here!
    Happy New Year! Hope it is your best yet!
    Hugs, Lisa

  11. Oh, I had such a time reading through this post! You have a knack for making everything so beautiful, I really enjoy your work!
    Congrats on getting published and especially, for having a new baby girl in the family!
    May the New Year bring many blessings, joy and happiness to you and yours!

    I look forward to seeing what the new year will bring to us...lots of blessing from God, new craft ideas and blogging buddies.
    Just love visiting your blog.
    Deb :)

  13. As always, so delicate and lovely. Why would I need to buy a magazine when I have you?

  14. What a wonderful year in review! I didn't know you were published!!!! I don't blame you one bit for being so excited!

    - The Tablescaper

  15. I have enjoyed your blog so much. I love pink and I love shells, thanks to you I love pink shells plus GLITTER!
    Thanks for all the thought and effort you put into your post.
    Happy New Year

  16. Oh such pretties! I'm glad you kept the shell industry going. You do have such an eye for a pretty look. Congrats on the precious baby. Rosie

  17. aw, what a great post!

    it was a very good year and i'm so glad to have discovered your blog and you, muby frubiend!

    here's to a new year filled with health, happiness and glitter!!!


  18. I got some much inspiration from you blog this year. It must have been how I got introduced to Life:Beautiful. I subscribed and I couldn't remember how I had heard about it. I absolutely loved your beautiful shells. Have a great 2010. I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway; that how I'm starting the new year.

  19. Hello to you in this brand New year !! I have soo much fun visiting you, and seeing all your new, wonderful creations !! you always inspire, and tickle my fancy !! LoVe all your seashells, and the whole cottage look of yours .. Thanks for sharing, and wishing you a wonderfully, terrific, only happy New Year ~
    hugs ~tea~xo

  20. So glad you kept the sea shell industry afloat! :) I enjoy your blog so much, M! Thank *you* for staying afloat! ♥


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