Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The greatest gift

I had a few things I wanted to say to all of you. In this time of friends, family and giving, I wanted you all to know that during this past year you have all given me the greatest give I could ever have hoped for. The gift of yourselves. I never knew how much I would LOVE blogging when I started back in May. I have met so many women that I truly believe I can call my friends. You have all shared your stories with me, your creativity, your inspiration and probably most of all, your time. Thank you, Thank you , Thank you, To all of you who have left such sweet and wonderful comments for me. I sincerely apologize if I have failed to get back some of you. Life can get to be rather hectic at times, but I cherish each and every one. If you frequently come by, but don't leave me a note to let me know you've been here, thank you for spending part of your day with me. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of warmth and love, and SMILES!!!!! From myself and Jasmine and all the rest of my family...

Merry Christmas!!!!



37 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Merry Christmas, Karen, to you and your family! It's been a pleasure discovering your blog this year.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful New Year. I enjoy your blog and the friendship.
Hugs, Pat

Laura said...

Merry Christmas Karen! I feel the same way about our blogging community! I wish all good things for you and your family in the coming year! :) Laura

Debbi said...

Karen, have a wonderful holiday! Yes blogging is fun isnt it!

Kelly Berkey said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I'm new to blogging, just pushed the button on post 100!! I agree, I've met so many dear people through my art blog.
Hugs to you,
Kelly
http://kellyberkeydesigns.blogspot.com

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Karen,
First, I love that photo of you and Jasmine. It is so sweet and should be added to your lovely wall with the rest of your four-legged friend photos (if it's not there already!). I am so happy to have met you this year in this bloggy blog world... You inspire! Have a very merry Christmas sweets :)
xo~Tracie

The Rustic Victorian said...

Merry Christmas Karen! Be ready for all the blessings to come your way this year.
Love
Marcie

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Karen, What a wonderful post. I know just how you feel as this is my first year blogging too. I can't imagine how I didn't do this sooner. What a joy it has been to meet and discover other bloggers like yourself.
Happy holidays!
Sharon :-)

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Merry Christmas to YOU, Miss Karen! I'm so glad we found each other's blogs!

May I use your 'thank you for your comments' image on my blog sidebar? I just LOVE the colors...I added it, and if you want me to remove it, just let me know! ;0)

sissie said...

Merry Christmas Karen. I have enjoyed your blog so much and I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Your blog was one of the first ones that I joined and I have loved every minute of it.

Have a wonderful Christmas. Your little dog has a great smile!

~~hugs~~
Sissie

Linda K. said...

It's been fun finding inspiration here, thank you for opening your home and sharing all of your talents. So glad to have found your blog! Have a wonderful Christmas.

Linda

Fleur de Provence said...

Merry Christmas to you too. I am glad I found your blog, you are very nice and talented.

Sara

Ana said...

Hi Karen,
Love your blog. It is always full of inspiration and creativity. Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself with us too. Wishing you and your family a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Lora said...

Cute pic...

This blogging thing is a pretty great thing, huh?!

Merry*Merry Christmas!

Claudia said...

Merry Christmas to you, Karen! Have a wonderful holiday.

xoxo
Claudia

zandra said...

Love the world of blogging and meeting such wonderful people. Wishing you and yours a very magical Christmas!
Hugz, Z

Jodie LeJeune said...

I could NOT have said it better Karen...you are too sweet!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and I want to thank you for such a wonderful studio blog party and for all of the inspiration you have brought to blog land. I for one am very grateful!!!
I'm sending you many blessings for 2010 and may it be just as fun as this year together~
everything vintage

junkermidge said...

Merry Christmas to you Karen. And here's to a new year filled with lots more blogging fun.
Midge

Cyn said...

Haha ...great pic! I so enjoy going to your blog! One day I will get back into mine. :) Merry Christmas!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Karen.....Your pic is too cute! I just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! I love your blog and I so appreciate your friendship and comments. Thanks for taking the time to visit me! Big Christmas Hugs,~ Patti

Faded Charm said...

I love this photo! I hope you have a very blessed Christmas also. I too am thankful to have met you. I think you were one of my first followers.

Take care and enjoy!

Kathleen

Denise said...

Merry Christmas! And a fun blogging new year!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Karen! I'm happy that we met virtually and I'm looking forward to your future posts!

Hugs,
Julia

The French Bear said...

Merry Christmas to you and may you have a wonderful day today!!! enjoy the family and fun and maybe some treats!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Debra said...

Merry Christmas Karen,
Thank you for sharing your creative ideas and your time this year with me it's been a joy!
Blessing,
Debra

icandy... said...

Merry Christmas to you, Karen! You have provided us all with quite a gift as well... you are such a beautiful and creative soul.
You bring us joy, thank you and have a blessed New Year!
Hugs,
Christina

T's Daily Treasures said...

I hope that you had a most wonderful Christmas Day and wish you much joy, peace and love in the New Year to come. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful crafty creations with us. You are a true inspiration. Holiday blessings :) Tammy

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Karen,

I so agree with you...I've only been blogging full time for about a year. Now I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't! I've met so many lovely ladies and the ties of friendship are sweet among us. To talk back and forth and the sending and receiving things back and forth is most fulfilling and has a depth to it that nonbloggers will never understand. :0)

I'm glad I met you this year and hope for many years ahead of fond friendship. And in 2010 you get to treat us to *Where Bloggers Create* again!! :0)

I hope you had a wonderful magical filled Christmas. I do know how hectic life can get and at times there is no way to keep up with comments but none the less they are so appreciated and mean the world.

Hugs,
Stephanie

Karen said...

It can really boggle the mid if you think about how many friends we've made over the past year - just by blogging. We know their favorite dishes, their favorite paint color. We've been invited into their homes and know some of their secrets. We definitely know all about their pets and where they went on vacation last year.
And now we can all sit back and say we literally have friends all over the world. people we want to spend time each day with, and without blogging, that would not be possible.
I think this is AWESOME!
And I am so glad I "met" you!
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
Hugs Karen!

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing your blog. I truly enjoy stopping by!

Rella said...

Karen, I just stumbled upon your lovely blog today...and what do I see?? you are a desert dweller, also!!! Somehow it feels so nice to 'meet' a neighbor'.....here. Love your cottage and it makes me feel like I am back in Connecticut again..
sigh
Beautiful blog and I have added you to my sidebar to share with my friends.

Happy Holidays Neighbor!!
xox Rella

Lynn Richards said...

Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, Karen!! It has been lots of fun getting to know you and seeing the beautiful items on your blog. Thanks for all your inspiration!
Lynn

Dreams and Decor said...

Hi, Karen, I feel the exact same way about blogging! Your blog has been a treasure! I have really enjoyed your posts and seeing your creativeness! You are so talented! I love your Christmas decorations & your Christmas banner at the top of your blog! That sure is a cute dog! Best wishes for a wonderful New Year! Patti

Nancy said...

Happy New Year Karen. I certainly enjoy your blog and all the beautiful creations you make. Wishing you and your family many blessing this 2010.
XO Nancy

mitziscollectibles said...

It's been wonderful getting to know you this year, and let me say you "blog etiquette" is beyond perfect! You are always so gracious and thankful for comments left, I always feel great after visiting you! I'm looking forward to more inspiration and friendship from you this year!

VerdeSalvia delle colline di Firenze said...

Hi Velentine! A very creative 2010 to you too!
I love your creations!
Watch out your counter, you're arriving the 38.000 visits! WOW...
Dani Green Sage from Florence Hills (Italy)

cathyjo said...

Hello Karen, Just found you blog,and just loved it all,Thanks for the joy you brout me,by sharing.Wishing you and your's the very best in the New Year.

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