~Happy New Year~ & ~Catching Up~

Happy New Year, Gals! I thought I had better get caught up on 2008 before 2009 rolls in...I have been such a bad blogger this year...so my New Years resolution is.....DO a Better JOB at Blogging, Nancy!!!!;) I have been given several awards over the last couple of months and I have lost some on them....so if you gave me an award and I forgot it...then pleeeeease forgive me! If you will email me, I will definitely add it in asap! Before I go on, I want to say that it has been a pleasure to meet so many wonderful talented gals out there in blog world! This has been my first year blogging and I never thought it would become what it has!~ I appreciate every one of you, and you will never know how you all make my days!
Hoss and Lucy are making their selves at home around here! They have taken over! I will be doing a post all about the changes around here, they have instituted, very soon, but I had to show you a recent picture of them. I didn't know that dogs could get spoiled, but honey they are spoiled rotten already!!!:)
This is 2 candles that I received from Janera at My Garden Hat. She sells them and we did a swap....she wanted one of my tassels and I was happy to receive the candles! These candles are fabulous! We have a big house and It is hard to find candles that will smell up the whole house, but let me tell you, these do! Also, Janera emailed me a while back and ask me to help her decorate her bedroom, Janera lives in Texas, but through the...Internet, eBay, and pictures, we did it! I will be showing you the before and afters in January! It turned out gorgeous!
Thanks Janera, for the wonderful candles....I will be ordering more!!!!!!!
Everyone knows Nikki Crumpet...right!!! Blah, Blah, Blah Blog... This girl cracks me up daily! I will read her blog and laugh till I am in pain!!! She had a giveaway during the holidays and I won! Thank you Nikki for such a wonderful Giveaway! We have really been enjoying all the goodies!

Y'all remember when I introduced Miss Janice a few months ago....will look what that Miss Janice went and did.....she sent me a thank you gift! Now, that is a true Southern Lady!!!!!! Thank you Miss Janice! I was using this for my tassels sells, but I bought something else for the sells and I will now be using this cute note book for blogging notes!!! Maybe I will not forget about awards now!!!!LOL

I also want to send a big appreciation to Whistlestop Cafe Cooking for choosing my snowman table center piece as one of their picks for December! Who would have guessed the girl that can't set a table would be picked....lol:) Thanks so much!!!!!
Last, but not least is an award from Roberta Anne at Little House in the Desert. Thank you so much Roberta Anne!
I have to post 5 things I like about Chirstmas....so.....These are not in any order!
1. The decorations...of course
2. The food....of course!!!!
3. Christmas movies
4. Santa Claus....Yes, I believe!!! I received 2 puppies....I know it had to be Santa!
5. The Reason for this Season.....JESUS!!!!
I now have to pass this along....and since this Christmas Season is almost over......I will just leave it for you to pick up if you want it!
I am caught up now, and ready for 2009!!!!! Again, if I have forgotten an award or Meme....pleeease let me know! I know I have forgotten....so please forgive me!!!!! Maybe I forgot because I will be turning 40 on Friday...;)
We will be celebrating my 40th birthday....on Friday and Saturday....only because my hubby wants to....I would be fine staying in bed on the 40th...lol I will post the celebrations {maybe} no promises on that one...;)
Everyone be safe this New Years Eve! Thank you so much for stopping by! Thanks to all the faithfulls and all the new names I see! I appreciate all of you!As always, Blessings to all my friends, Nancy

45 comments

Beth in NC said...

Happy New Year! I always enjoy looking at your beautiful pictures! And I can hardly wait to see the before and after pictures you'll post in January! I'm impressed -- decorating someone's house from the Internet! What talent!

Many blessings to you and your family!
Beth

Tracey said...

Happy New Year to you and yours too Nancy!!
and an early Happy 40th Birthday....the 40's aren't so bad girl, don't fret about it!!
The puppies are sure growing quick :)
Tracey

Susan said...

Happy New Year~ see you in 2009~

Mabry's gamma said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR NANCY...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR ALSO!

Cheri

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy New Year Nancy! I wish you the best in 2009~

Cute doggies :-)))
Penny

laurie said...

Happy New Year AND Happy Birthday. 40 isn't so bad-believe me, it could be a lot worse! laurie

Lori said...

Happy New Year! I enjoy your blog so much. Your new puppies are adorable. They make my heart melt!

Lori

Darlene said...

Hi Nancy,

Your puppies are just adorable and I am looking forward to a post about them. TOO CUTE!!

I want to wish you and your family a Happy New Years and now a Happy Birthday to you!!!!!! I am sooooo glad that I "met" you while blogging this year. I always enjoy your posts and look forward to blogging with you in 2009!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Congrats on all your awards...
Happy New Year to you and CHEERS to bloging!

~Vanessa~ said...

Happy to see your post Nancy. Have a wonderful and Happy Birthday!!

Hugs,

Vanessa

Raggedy Girl said...

Happy New Year, Nancy.
I love your new header and the puppies are just way to cute. You make blogging special.
Roberta Anne

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Happy New Year Miss Nancy!!!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Found you via "French Country" - turns out we have the Lord in common too. Happy New Year!

Becky said...

Happy 40th Nancy!!! Oh and Happy New Year to you and your family!

JANE said...

Girl 40 is great! It'a all about a new attitude, loved it!!
You have a gorgeous blog, came over from Blah..Blah..Blah, she cracks me up too!

Michelle said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it, I can't wait to read more. Have a happy new year!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Nancy, those are the cutest little pups ! They are going to be big. Happy New Year.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Nancy, Happy New Year!! What absolutely little heart stealers are those two puppies of yours.

Blessings,

Sher

Jessica said...

Happy New Year Nancy!!

Big Texas hugs~ J.

Rhondi said...

Hi Nancy
I just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy new year.
Rhondi

~♥~ Monica S said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR NANCY!!

You've been a lucky girl in 2008.. hope 2009 will be just as lucky for you! :-)

Monica

Classic Charm said...

Nancy,
Happy New Year! I wish you a wonderful year with your family. I've had so much fun visiting your blog...so glad I found you. Your pups are adorable!
Hugs,
Rose

Dawnie said...

great gifts you have there!

I'm glad your holidays were great and I tell you, I'm so happy those dogs found you and your family. I smile everytime I think about them little guys. I'm also glad your spoiling them...THANK YOU GOD!

My dog is so spoiled..people will say all the time that dogs or animals dont have emotions-I'm here to say thats 100% wrong! When baldyman walks our sons dog--our dog will imitate whatever that dog does so baldyman wont pay any mind to our sons dog. he walked them one time about 1 year or so ago and our sons dog always likes to pick up HUGE sticks to run with..our dog never has touched a stick since we have had her--NOW when the dogs are walked together--our dog always--runs and attempts to grab a stick! She wants to show her daddy what she can do. I'm tellin you, animals FEEL..more than we know!

Miss Janice said...

Well Happy New Year to you and Happy Birthday also, Miss Nancy! Your blog header looks awesome and I'm so glad that I found your blog. I look forward to our visits together in blogland during the new year:-)

nikkicrumpet said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR....HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And it's so good to see the puppies all content and settled in. They are such adorable little furbabies!

A Hint of Home said...

Happy New Year and Congrats on your awards and your pretty gifts.

Melissa Wertz said...

Nancy, your puppies are getting big!

Congrats on winning Nikki's givaway and the award. And for your centerpiece being picked by Sandi!

Happy New Year!

Tamara Jansen said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! Wishing you many blessings for 2009 :)

Melissa Miller said...

Happy New Year to you Nancy!
So nice to have met you and looking forward to reading more of your blog in 09'.
The puppies are looking healthy and wonderful. ~Melissa :)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Nancy! You got some great gifts! It's been nice getting to know you too, and I love your home! You are very talented, looking forward to many more visits! Kristen

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Happy New Year, Nancy! Hope 2009 is a wonderfully Blessed year for you and your family :)!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Nancy!!!! I hope it is the best one yet!!! Looking forward to this year's posts as I always enjoy what you show us! Now just because it's the new year doesn't mean you cannot have cake on your birthday!(Mine is the end of the month so I'm already justifying breaking a diet!!lol) Have Fun,
Sincerely, Jeannette

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Happy New Year, Nancy! Here's to a fun new year & I hope you have a wonderful 40th birthday! The 40's really are good times.

Belle-ah said...

Nancy,

what kind of puppy is that adorable baby?

Happy New Year, wishing the best for you and yours!

the voice of melody said...

Happy birthday Nancy! Hope your celebration is wonderful, and your new year full of blessings! :)

southerninspiration said...

Happy New Year to you and Happy Birthday as well! Hope you are having fun celebrating! I'm sure your boys will treat you well!
Look forward to more of your pics!!

Suzanne

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Nancy,
I have been on a blogger break but am now up and running again. I wanted to come over and say thank you for your friendship and for your prayers you said for my granddaughter Noel...She is doing wonderful!
I also wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY girl!
AND let you know you are a wonderful blogger! You are so great about posting and your post are always so wonderful.
I do love your new header!
Have a blessed New Year dear friend,
Robin~♥

An Accomplished Woman said...

Nancy,

Thank you so much for your friendship. I love everything about Christmas and love your list. I hope the new year brings you and your family blessings. Your new puppies are adorable.

Rue said...

Well Happy Birthday Nancy!!! 40?! Let me know how it is ;)

Thank you so much for your friendship and being so sweet to me. Happy New Year!!

big giant Birthday hugs,
rue

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!!!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Nancy,

Thanks so much for stopping by! your comments are so sweet as always!

I adore all your finds and that blog is giggles all the way!

and btw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Have a fabulous one!

Happy 2009 too! Hugs, Cynthia

Shelia said...

Happy New Year, Nancy! Happy 40th birthday, too! You're so beautiful and I love all your goodies. Looking forward to more blogging with you this year!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Muse said...

Cannot wait to hear more from you in the New Year!

Jan and Tom's Rose Haven said...

Happy NEW year and Happy BIRTHDAY, Nancy!!!

It looks like you've been VERY busy this year!! It has been fun blogging and getting to know you!!

~Blessings,
jan

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Oh yes, dogs can be spoiled as much as kids! Our Golden is spoiled rotten too!

Happy New Year!

Manuela