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Monday, January 2, 2012

New Giveaway and resolutions

Well, I have all my Christmas stuff down and put away for next year. Been cleaning out closets and giving a lot to the goodwill and arc stores. I still have too much stuff left. But time to get back to work. I am having a giveaway for the quart sized jar light above and the second giveaway is for 2 candles from Black Crow candle company. I splurged after the last show and bought me a bunch of the Black Crow candles, I love them. I love the graphics and packaging. So if you want to enter the giveaway just leave me a comment, remember you have to be a member of my blog to enter. The giveaway will end on January 6th.

My biggest New Year's resolution, is to beat this depression that has taken hold of me since my diagnosis. I can't seem to shake it. Worry has become my life. One of my goals this year is to, stop worrying and try to enjoy life again. So really hoping to get back to sewing this week, I actually drew out some doll patterns today and dyed some muslin. So hopefully have a couple of new patterns ready this weekend.


Samantha and I had made these back in March for her Spring show, I had the picture on Facebook and someone saw it and commented on it, then all of a sudden I got several orders for her. I have to admit these little pink haired Annie's grow on you. There was a time I would never had made a pink haired doll.

The dining room back in order, Buddy guarding his spot in front of the fake fireplace. I bought some red plaid curtains for the dining room and kitchen. I have had the blue checked up for years. You can the Christmas lights in the window, that hubby has draped across our pool, he keeps them up all year round.

I took some items off my cupboard, I don't want as much clutter in my life this year.

We needed another chair, and my daughter had one she had bought and wasn't using, and we are using that one now. I wanted to buy one, but hubby liked the free version better. My dream couch and chair are a set I saw up at Circle K, they had a red/white small plaid print, kind of like gingham, I would have loved to buy.

Well, I hope everyone had a great Christmas and Happy New Year, and hoping we all have a healthier upcoming year.



44 comments:

  1. Sandy, please enter me into your wonderful giveaway! I always like coming to visit your blog. Wonderful pictures of your home, looks so inviting. Wishing you a wonderful 2012!
    Colleen

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  2. I would love to be included in your giveaway! Thank you & Happy New Year!

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  3. Hi Sandi! I'd love to be entered in your Giveaway! I'm so sorry you are battling the depression and hope you can find a way to beat it!
    I sure do love those pink dolls, too!!
    Happy New Year to you and yours!
    }}Hugs{{
    Vicky

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  4. Your home is so pretty and neat with your special prim touches! I love your big rugs! Thanks for the sweet giveaway! I sure hope you can enjoy creating and sewing and not feel bad, my friend. I know it's not easy but I sure would love to see you happy this year! And that little pink haired Annie doll...adorable! Hugs and Happy New year, Diane

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  5. Sandy, I love your pictures of your home. I am such a fan of your talent and would love to be entered in your giveaway. Having such a harsh diagnosis is enough to put any person into depression. It is a tribute to your strength that you have been able to rise above it as well as you have. Keep the faith. You are my hero.
    Linda

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  6. Your home looks so warm & cozy hun; hope you can kick your depression; please enter me in your very generous give-away. I love candles also; I've never tried these and LOVE the jar w/light. I keep a smaller one lite for my dad who I lost 6 years ago..

    Hugs, Shar

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  7. Sandy, your house looks great, and just think I may be buying your "junk" from the goodwill, HAHAHAH, if we lived closer I really wouldn't be surprised, hopefully I win the give away!
    May you have a HEALTHY, happy, New Year, I will keep you in my prayers, always! and always keep us posted so we can pray, I firmly believe in the power of prayer! HUGS xoxo Kimmy Beth

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  8. Oh I would love to be a part of your give away. My depression is for different reasons but I hope we both have a lot better days in 2012.

    Donna

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  9. Sandy , your home is lovely ! Id love to be entered in your giveaway ! Im sorry to hear of the depression but it is completely understandable I wish the best in the New Year in battling it and want you to know that you and your strength and creativity are truly an inspiration to me ! hugs lilraggedyangie

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  10. Great giveaway Sandy. When I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis a year ago, I too seem to be in a funk. For some reason it changes you. You are a beautiful person, I pray that the depression leaves you! You home looks so homey..cozy! We have a pool..might have to get hubby out there to sting some lights. Take care.

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  11. Your home looks great Sandi, love it all. WE have lights in our back yard that we are going to leave up all year..it does kinda make it cozy out there. I hope you feel so much better this year. Hugs and take care, you are having a wonderful give a way. Melanie

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  12. I enjoyed seeing pictures of your home and I love the new curtains too. Give me anything red and I'm a happy girl.
    Praying you will feel better soon. Your giveaway is awesome and I'd love to be entered.
    Sending you a hug and blessings,
    ~Sheila

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  13. What a great treat to possibly win for the new year! I made your cute little mouse on the log this year, loved just the mouse so much after he was done just hung a string through him and hung them up on our tree!! soo super cute! Hope you feel better soon, depression is hard. It always seems to hit after the holidays and cold dark winters for me.

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  14. I would love to be entered!!! I certainly am a follower!!!

    Thank you for sharing the pics...your dining room is MY DREAM ROOM!!!! It is SOOO cozy and inviting and I loving it!!! It has such warmth and your spirit shines in it!!! :) Beautiful!!! Keep sharing!!!! PLEASE!!!

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  15. Hi Sandy

    I would love to enter your giveaway. I hope you have a great new year. I wish you the very best.

    Many blessings to you,

    Pat

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  16. IHappy New Year your new curtains looks great! I would love to enter your giveaway!
    Have a nice day

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  17. Hello Sandy-
    You have a Beautiful Home. Love the new curtains. Here's to 2012 being a better year for you. It's understandable the way you are feeling. You been through alot. My thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    I would Love to be entered in your Giveaway.
    I am a Follower of your Blog.
    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  18. Hi Sandy.
    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway too. Thanks for hosting it!
    Your home looks so cozy, I just love it. I hope you have a wonderful 2012, you deserve it.
    Blessings,
    Nancy

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  19. Hi Sandy,
    Love the red checked curtains. Red makes me feel good. Love to enter your giveaway. Hope you have a HEALTHY and Happy New Year.
    Ellie

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  20. Hi Sandy,
    I think I have the same curtains in my dining room, except they are gathered up all across
    the valance. And your floorplan looks like ours, too. Open living room into the dining room.
    Everything looks beautiful there. Your home must give you so much pleasure.
    I'm so sorry about the diagnosis. You have been through so much last year and I pray for you each night. I agree with Kimmy Beth, the power of prayer is a mighty force.
    Know that we all love you and you bring so much joy to everyone with your wonderful
    dolls and other creations!
    Hugs,
    Susan XOXO

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  21. Sandy,
    So sorry but I forgot to ask you to include me in your giveaway. It's a great item and I love candles too.
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  22. i Love the Pink haired Annies they would be great for breast Cancer Awareness, please enter me in your drawing I really love mason jar candles but can never get the hole drilled.....

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  23. Thank you so much for the generous giveaway. Your home is stunning!

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  24. So hoping 2012 will be a wonderful year for you and your health will greatly improve. Love the photos of your home. So pretty and welcoming. Please enter me into your giveaway. I follow your blog and enjoy it. Have a great day.
    Angela

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  25. Your home is beautiful! Very warm & inviting : ) I pray that you will reach all your goals this year. I've dealt with depression from time to time & know that it really helps to keep busy. I am, needless to say, a follower & would love to be entered in your giveaway. I wish you a very Happy New Year! Blessings, Shirlee

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  26. Sandy~ I know that depression just never being able to get on with life because of the uncertain outcome.I go through it with Dad having cancer.Sweetie the best advice I can give is live each day to the fulliest and appreciate the simple things.Hug your loved ones and let them know you love them...Count me in on the giveaway.Here's to new beginings and a Happy New Year!~Amy

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  27. Happy New Year Sandy!!! You always have the sweetest giveaways from your heart. I can relate to the depression thing-with having surgery back in May=which through me into early memo-pose + having fibromylagia life has been tough-I have good and bad days, I try to live one day at a time (trying not to worry is hard for me something I would like to kick myself)I love to create with paper, stamps, ink and sewing...but I needed something more so I am trying my hand at mixed media and creating through my emotions. And I am loving this kind of art..try something new to you~create and enjoy...
    Peggy Lee

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  28. Happy 2012!! Your home looks great with all it's prims!! Please enter me in your drawing!

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  29. Please enter me into your wonderful giveaway. I am a follower of your blog. I am so happy I found you. I love the pictures of your home.Somesay I hope my little cottage has as much warmth as I see in your pictures.

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  30. I love all the photos of your wonderful home! Please enter me in your giveaway!

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  31. Hi Sandy, Wishing you a Happy 2012 can't wait to see your new patterns!I would also like to be entered in your giveaway.

    Blessings,Leah

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  32. Hi Sandy~

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Can't wait to see what new patterns you come up with this year.

    Blessings~Becky

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  33. Please enter me in your fun giveaway. Love the candles!!!! I also love the pink haired annies!

    Happy New Year!

    Carol

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  34. Pleas enter me in your giveaway. You have the cutest creations. Depression is so hard to manage. Hopefully you can get it all figured out this year. Your house is one of the coziest I have ever seen and beleive me, as a blogger, I have seen alot of them. Take Care. -Steph-

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  35. Hi. This sounds like a awesome giveaway. Please enter my name. :) I have added your giveaway to my blog too.

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  36. I am a follower.
    I would love to win this! Please enter me
    rjs682 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Hey Sandy, sure have enjoyed your pictures of your home for Christmas. Would you please put my name in the pot for the free drawing. Can't wait for some of those new patterns. Have a blessed day.
    Pat

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  38. Hi Sandy - Please enter me in your giveaway. I too spent the past year purging and cleaning out. It is amazing how much stuff I had and didn't even use, just had. It is an amazing feeling to get rid of things and free up closet space, etc.

    Blessings,
    Becki

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  39. I'd love to win this. I have the perfect sopt of it!! :-)
    Thanks for the chance

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  40. Hi Sandy! Please enter me in your give away. I would enjoy having it alot! Take Care of yourself and looking forward to your new patterns. God Bless! Praying that 2012 will be a healthy new year for you! Donna

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  41. Love the pictures. Please enter me into your giveaway. I love the dolls. I really hope you start feeling better soon. You are a strong woman and can beat this! ((Hugs))

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  42. Oh I love your dining room! Love the curtains!
    Please enter me in your giveaway

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  43. Holy MOly, what a great 2 giveaway's. PLEASE enter me in your awesome givieaway's.
    I also love the two dolls I see that you post, they are beautiful!

    I am also having a giveaway on my blog, there will be 2 winners. In honor of my Grandmother, please come on by and enter!

    Prim Blessings,
    Tricia

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  44. Oh, I forgot to tell you I am a follower!
    Hugs,
    Tricia

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