Archive for January, 2013

Things I learned in 2012 a year in review (and other stuff)

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Personally 2012 was a fabulous Year for us (which I am incredibly grateful for).  We bought our fabulous first home and spent many glorious summer days enjoying the deck

We learned that having a house that backs onto the woods makes us something of  a critter hangout……


I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the poor squirrels who I muttered at and bad mouthed around town for emptying my bird feeders instantly……….turns out they were innocent and it’s more to do with these guys

I know the picture isn’t the best but I hope you can see that the real seed thief is the white tailed deer…….we have at least 4 that regularly come and hang out in our yard (love them)

I also learned that as much as I love a roaring fire (I mean how could you not?  a real fireplace was pretty high on my list of house requirements when we were looking.)

It sure does take a lot more work than I thought starting from when the cord of wood arrives

I guess my problem is I really am a city girl,  I had absolutely no concept of how much wood a cord is…..thank goodness we have the world’s best neighbours as they gave me a log holder and a log bag that made stacking all that wood a lot easier.

I also vended at the most fun Christmas Craft fairs and met so many super nice vendors and shoppers and Spencer  got a new Mom in Hingham

He looked so happy to have found his forever home,  which makes me happy to know he will be so loved.

This Christmas we did all our Christmas gift shopping from Crafters, artists and independent stores and I  absolutely love my pressies this year……Mark did a great job.  Some of my fave goodies are my vintage santa and reindeer table topper, my vintage apothecary jars and my Heidi Kenney Christmas ornaments……I especially love the candlestick.  I also got a cast iron circus elephant door stop that I forgot to take a picture of… and he is quite simply one of my favourite things ever. My parents sent me some pretty unique pussy cat frames from Spain that I have on my kitchen window.

So here’s to 2013 I hope it’s as brilliant as 2013 and brings us all lots of good things…..and more regular blog posts from me ; )