2016!  Remember when the year 2000 sounded so strange?  It is hard to believe that 16 years have gone by!

First, I want to say thank you to those of you who have continued to visit my blog even though I haven’t posted in quite some time.  Life has thrown me some curveballs recently and my crafting has been put on hold.  I haven’t created a project in so long and I really miss it.  It hasn’t stopped me from BUYING crafting products though!  Oh my.

As many of you were with family on Thanksgiving, my husband and I were at my mom’s.  When I went back home, I found that our house had been burglarized and we know that it occurred on Thanksgiving Day.  It just amazes me that some people feel that it’s okay to break into someone’s home and take anything they want.  I’ve tried to be positive but it’s hard.  Things were taken that had precious memories attached to them, things that can’t be replaced.  And yes, I keep reminding myself that they are just things.  I have so much to be thankful for and that is what I’m trying to focus on.

My mom is doing really well.  Her knee replacement surgery (and two more hospital stays) took much longer to bounce back from that we originally thought.  But she’s getting stronger every day and loves that she can walk without pain!

I hope to start creating soon. The Occasions Catalog goes live on January 5th and as a demonstrator I was able to place a pre-order.  I’m excited to pull out some of the new goodies that I purchased and create very soon.

Here are some Stampin’ Up! updates:

The Stampin’ Up! Year End Sale will end on January 4th.  You’ll find clearance items, closeouts and discounted CURRENT retiring holiday products. There’s quite an assortment of items so be sure to check it out HERE.

Here are the Weekly Deals for this week.  These prices are good until Monday, January 4th or while supplies last.  If you’d like to place an order, click here and you’ll be taken to my online store or click on an item below for more information.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to be back soon.

Take Care & Happy New Year!