Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

The final days of 2009 were a flurry of activity as we readied the house for company, but all the hard work was worth it in the end. Or should I say in the beginning? We opened our doors New Year's Day for a brunch for the young families from church. It was great to start the year off with some of our dearest friends -- all determined to keep a spiritual focus in 2010.

One of the benefits of planning a New Year's Day party was finding deep discounts on Christmas decorations. I found quite a few ornaments perfect for wintertime celebrations. I'll share some more ideas throughout the week, but wanted to start with the wreath on our front door. I wanted to sparkle for New Year's, so glittery turquoise and pink ornaments and curly branches from Wal-Mart added the glitz we needed. Wooden numbers from Hobby Lobby -- painted with glitter paint and tucked into the wreath -- welcomed party guests to 2010.

Last year held many special moments, and here's to doing it all again in ...

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