Hello friends, as 2021 comes to a close there is a stillness that has settled in. As I reflect on all that 2021 has been and how many have learned the value of patience, the need for brotherly love, and to count our blessings. It gives me prayerful pause, because we are still a nation divided. But, on the brighter side, we did enjoy the holiday season with family gatherings and holiday traditions reaffirmed. Oh, it’s our youngest grandson’s 12th birthday today! For those of you who are new friends, I have five beautiful grandchildren ages 12-22,and Grandma is my favorite name (smile).
I love re-reading your comments over the year, comments are always a bright spot in my day, thank you. It is a blessing to know how many enjoy spending time here at my little corner of blog land. Although some people have whispered that blogging is on it’s way out, I found comfort in knowing that my blog still remains relevant and is enjoyed by many lovely bloggy friends.
When I was teetering on the precipice of ending my blog you said no, and don’t go and I listened (smile).
I will continue to write and create things that bring joy for a while more (smile). I’m looking forward to sharing new DIY projects and recipes in 2022. Thank you for continuing to find inspiration and creativity here. Thank you for your kindness, your comments, emails, and subscriptions.
My most viewed posts from 2021
- TFT Blog Hop Link Party
- The Family Secrets series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
- All Giveaways
- Stop Overthinking
- Heart on My Sleeve
- Autumn on a Tray Blog Tour
- Christmas on a Tray Blog Tour
My most viewed posts overall
- Spring Cleaning Outside the Bucket
- Easy Apple Pie Recipe continues to be my most pinned too with 28.6k
- All Giveaways
- From My Hands to Your Heart
- Unstuffed Peppers
- Make It Monday Week Seventy
- Acorn Craftiness
- Let It Snow
I wish you all a happy and healthy 2022. “May the Lord bless you and keep you, make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you, and give you peace” 6:24-26
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Barbara at Mantel and Table says
I’m so glad you decided to stay, and I can imagine what a tough decision that must have been. I hope you know how much you inspire us – I certainly come away from every post with renewed optimism and excitement! I don’t comment on every one, but I love them all! Thank you for continuing to share the beauty you find in life – I hope you’ve also found balance and joy with it! Lots of love –
Oh my goodness Barbara thank you much for your lovely comment. From your heart to mine, it is because of friends like you that I enjoy blogging. XO
I’m so very glad you decided ot keep blogging! Your presence in blogland is such a positive light! Even though there are many shy ones out there, like me who may not be telling you as often as we might, we are so gratfeul for you and your positive and loving kindness!! xo
Okay that made me cry, what a beautiful comment. One of the best things about blogging is having a friend like you xo
Yay for continuing to blog! This is my first time visiting and it seems you have a lot to share! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Hello Cindy, welcome! Thank you, I am your newest subscriber. I’m following you on Pinterest and Instagram ( smiley face). Hugs
Hi Katherine! Love this post! I am so happy you took a pause and came back to the blog. It feels different now in an amazing way! I hope we do another blog hop this spring! It was fun to meet new bloggers and see a few I have followed for years! xo Happy New Year! laura
Thank you so much Laura, yes absolutely lets find ways to make bloggy joy. I’m definitely thinking about more “on a tray” blog hop/tours. Happy new year my friend! xo
I enjoy your variety of subjects and how you mix faith into your lovely posts.
Thank you so much Gail xo