Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to making 2015 your best year ever!  Lots to catch you up on, but right now I am heading out to track some steps on my new Fit Bit!  I have already lost 2.5 pounds since I strapped it on last Friday.  What a difference tracking all your activity and what you eat makes.  Love it!  Recommended. :)


Just a few pictures to share though since it's been awhile, as a Christmas gift, my son Jonathan bought me this stocking kit with his own money, so I'd "have a fancy stocking, too" (like the ones I'd made from Bucilla kits when each of the boys were born) and then we worked on it together the weeks leading up to Christmas.  Beyond special to me.  It turned out great!
 Next: my bestie Carolyn King sent me this beautiful arrow bracelet (Stella and Dot), so this is on my other wrist, reminding me: ONWARD.  No looking back. March towards your goals and dreams!  (At least that what I think it means) ;)


Finally, here is photo of our tree, which for a good bit of the month had a "tail", see?  For Sadie's second Christmas, she was a really good girl and never tried to climb it or knock ornaments off, but with the low hanging branches, it was the perfect place for her to hide and jump out to grab our ankles as we walked past and then disappear again before we even saw her.  Usually she'd be fully covered, but sometimes like this she'd give it away...  Now that she's "all growed up" the chaos of unwrapping Christmas morning seemed to freak her out a little, but she found a nice quiet spot on the wrap around the corner from the action.



ONE WEEK UNTIL OUR NEXT GINA K. DESIGNS RELEASE, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  It's been months since we've had a release party and I am really looking forward to next Thursday to share my new set and chat with all of you. LOVE THIS NEW SET!

More soon.  Big hugs!  Would love to hear from you about anything special about how you celebrated or what you received!

11 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

The stocking turned out great. Happy New Year!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Happy New Year! We keep our tree in another room, since we adopted a puppy 5 months ago! The bracelet is beautiful and inspirational! Cannot wait for all the good things coming in 2015!

joy said...

What an encouraging post! Thank you. Hope your 2015 brings you many new adventures!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas. We have not had our family Christmas yet, but will do so Saturday. But we did enjoy an overnight visit to a daughter and her boyfriend in W. St. Paul, MN Christmas Day.

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love those Bucilla kits. I've made several of them for kids and grandkids. Anxiously awaiting the new release! Happy New Year!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful pics! Great stocking! Funny how cats like to sit under Christmas trees. Ours used to do that each year, but the branches on our tree were higher, so he would just blend in with the presents.
Happy, Happy New Year to you and yours!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful pics! Great stocking! Funny how cats like to sit under Christmas trees. Ours used to do that each year, but the branches on our tree were higher, so he would just blend in with the presents.
Happy, Happy New Year to you and yours!

Carole Renneker said...

Happy New Years back at ya' Melanie. I got a Fit Bit too and Love it! I lost 5 pounds this week but I have a lot more to lose than you do. I'm anxious to see the new set! I can hardly wait. Love the stocking and the pretty bracelet and that's so cute how Sadie hides under the tree and lays on wrapping paper. I bet she brings everyone lots of smiles.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Happy New Year!!! Love the stocking and the bracelet, fabulous.

Lisa Lara said...

Happy New Year to you Melanie. Your stocking looks awesome. Great job, what a sweet gift. Love your pics.

Pattie J. said...

Happy New Year, thank you for sharing your family Christmas. I enjoy your video's and images so much. I now have your new Christmas, and Stately Flowers,love all the possibilities they are so inspiring. MY wish for the New Year is to be able to print your directions for further study, after I watched your video here.More study is often needed to accomplish the task....thank you soooo much.Looking forward to the New Year with your creations.