Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Happy New Year! ...and yes! I'm back!

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 Hi again! Remember me?  It's been almost a year since I posted anything here!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

I never intended to take this long of a break, I guess life just got busy!  That, and after 10 years of blogging I really didn't have much to share. After years of buying stuff for my home I realized it was bursting at the seams and when you aren't constantly buying new stuff there isn't much to share.


 I'm still living in the same place, not by choice but the rent prices continue to climb here and as much as I would like to move I haven't been able to find anything better for a price that is affordable. So I'm making the best of it for now.  I still miss my old place so much but I'm not going to live in the past but make the best with what I have.



 So, this is my mantle for the New Year.  I took my Christmas decor down and stumbled upon these glittered letters in my closet and they inspired me to decorate for the New Year which is something I've never done in the past.  I've since added a white feather wreath to the mirror that I found on 80% clearance at Michaels. 


The martini glass was part of a set I gave to my daughter for Christmas.  For those of you that have been around a long time you may be shocked to hear my daughter is now 24 years old!  And my son, who is now working on his PhD is 30!  Time flies! I'm still not a grandmother though. My son has been in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend and my daughter is still trying to find a good guy. As for me, I'm still single and happy.  


I would like to thank all of you that emailed me out of concern. I think I told everyone that emailed me over the last year that I would post soon.... I finally did it!  I don't think I will be posting as often as I used to but I don't think I will be gone as long in the future! I promise!!!
 
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35 comments:

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

So happy you are back. I check on your blog quite often to see if you have returned. I know we all have missed you. I have not posted on my blog for quite a while. I all of a sudden had 6 grandchildren with lots of baby sitting. You mantel is beautiful!!! I do not have a mantel or fireplace but always love seeing others decorated for holidays. Best wishes to you in the New Year. Will be checking back often!!!

christy said...

The mantel is beautiful! Great idea!

Teah said...

Yeah! Welcome back. I've missed your beautiful and inspiring posts.
Happy New Year!

My Cozy Corner said...

Yay! See your posts soon.
Joyously,
Betty

Gayla said...

Welcome back. I missed you!

blue october said...

I was really happy to see your post today, and very glad you are back. The mantle is so nice and makes you want to celebrate. Welcome back and Happy New Year.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

Lisa Wright said...

Happy to see you back. Your blog was the first blog I ever read and introduced me to what blogging was. God bless you and Happy New Year

Sharon Cross said...

Yay...you are back!...I have missed you!...Happy New Year...

Linda said...

Hi, Cindy!
WELCOME BACK! It's nice to hear from you and to know all is well. I also took a break from blogging this year as it has been a hectic past 12 months. You're sweet post just reminded me that I, too, haven't posted in a year! I am promising myself that I will very soon! I've been missing blog land. WoW! Where does the time fly?! Happy New Year to you! Wishing you and yours all the best of health and happiness in 2017.
Wishing you a beautiful day,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sincerely Sande said...

Welcome Back! Yours was the first blog I ever visited and I was Smitten!!

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy and welcome back! I've missed you although I've tried to keep up with you on Facebook. I know how it is about life getting in the way. You just post when you can and share your gifts with us! Happy New Year!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Jean Bee said...

Glad you're back!

Mary Woeppel said...

So glad you are back! It is good sometime to step back and reflect. Enjoy your beautiful blog.
-Mary

Digi mom said...

I love your elves and easter bunny how can I order them?

pipigirl said...

Shes baaaaack🤗🤗🤗😍

donnacp said...

Yea, so happy to see you. I'm happy you have been well. Look forward reading more of your post. You have wonderful decorating ideas. Thank you for coming back. Love and appreciate you, Donna

Junkchiccottage said...

Welcome back Cindy. Wishing you a new year filled with lots of happiness, good health and unexpected joy. Have a great start to the new year.
xoxo
Kris

janicek said...

You're Back!! I kept you on my blog list and would check in once a week or so and today was the day!! Hope your life is going well and so glad to see you posting again as your decorating tips really inspire me :)

Deanna said...

lovely mantle!
Blessings to you,
d

housetropical said...

So glad to see that you're back Cindy! Happy New Year!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

I am thrilled to see you back!! You have been missed!

Curtains in My Tree said...


How funny I was just thinking about you last week, and thought you must have met Mr Wonderful and remarried is why you aren't blogging any longer haha

I'm still single also haha

Glad to see your post again, before I first started blogging 7 years ago you were one of the first blogs I read, You had just painted your bed white

Good to hear you and your kids are doing well, how is your Dad and Beau?


Happy New Year 2017

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Welcome back and happy new year!

gayle said...

I am so happy to see you here, checked frequently and today a surprise! I loved you decor posts and your personal ones, post when you can!

Donna Watkinson said...

Hi Cindy so happy you're back! I check in periodically and was just going through the Feb 2010 edition of Romantic Homes magazine in which you were featured as one of The Romantics (which is how I found you) and something told me to check your blog and there you were! So sorry for all that has happened in the past year. My sympathy to you and your family. I've always loved your blog. Thank you for the inspiration you bring to all of us!

The Vintage Chateau said...

So glad you are back! Happy New Year!
Karee

Connie said...

Hi Cindy! So glad I checked in today and saw that you were back. As you can see, you have a following who care about you and think of you often. Thanks for all the beautiful pictures and inspiration you have provided here and many wishes for a wonderful year ahead.
Connie

NanaDiana said...

Oh! I have MISSED you! I am so glad to see you posting again!!! I am sorry you are still in the same place. I remember you saying you would like to move and that you missed your old place. Maybe that will happen for you this year! Blessings to you and Happy New Year! Keep posting!!! xo Diana

Ev said...

So happy you are back!

Debbie said...

sooooooo glad that you are back. I missed you and your eye for decorating!! Looking so forward to reading your blog again. You were my inspiration to completely change the look of my house- and I enjoy the Romantic feel and look of my home everyday because of you. Thank you!

Tracy Patterson said...

Welcome back Cindy! I have been checking your blog weekly for so long and I finally got your updated post! You made my whole year (so far, haha)! I have so missed your beautiful posts and all your great decorating ideas. I am anxious to see what you are doing and have done that we might have missed. How is your little dog, Beau?

Zedx88 said...

So glad you are back - just though I would check under my bookmarks and boom there you were! Hooray!! and welcome back! Totally missed your posts - never boring and always lovely as usual! Thanks for sharing again!

Gail Griner Golden at Gail-Friends said...

Wonderful to have you back, Cindy. I always enjoy your posts.
Blessings,
GG

Dee in BC said...

So glad you are back!