12.20.2009

Merry Christmas!


Hello? Helloo-ooo? Is anyone out there? I've been gone an entire month (and lets face it, was frequently absent before that), so I'll just assume I'm talking to myself!

(I suppose I should change "a fresh slice of crafty" to "a slice of old stale crafty")

The length of my departure was unplanned, but very necessary! The transition from our first home to a temporary apartment and finally to a new house is finally complete. After months of planning and imagining and anxiously waiting, we were able to move in a week ago! While the whole process was actually relatively quick in the scheme of things, it still felt like an eternity (also, moving 2 weeks before Christmas is a blast, I tell ya!).

Having a place to call our own is certainly a blessing that we don't take for granted. While the apartment was nice (way better than the 500 square foot place we had when first married!), it still didn't feel like home. Knowing that we would only be there 4-5 months, I chose not to do any decorating or "nesting" at all, and instead made due with the bare necessities.

While that plan was certainly the most practical, it did have a major downfall: my creative side died! (oh the horror!)

The good news is that it seems to be reviving itself (freshly painted walls seem to awaken it!); I find myself wanting to, no needing to make something, anything with my hands. I look forward to sharing again!

Check back this week and I will try post a few pics of our new home, and as the new year starts, hopefully something crafty!

Thanks for hangin' with me!

22 comments:

Shilo said...

So glad that all is well! I just checked in here yesterday to make sure that I hadn't missed anything in my reader, interestingly enough! :)
Many blessings as you settle in your new home and Merry Christmas!

Pink Princess said...

Glad to see you back! Hope you will have a wonderful time in your new home, and yes NOTHING Better than a blank canvas to start anew, lol.

Hugs from the Netherlands in the snow bbbrrr

RLR said...

I'm still here :) Merry Christmas!

Sara said...

welcome back! and merry christmas! :)

Jennifer said...

I'm so glad you're back and I look forward to seeing those creative juices flowing once you dig yourself out from the pile of unpacked boxes. Merry Christmas!

Lorie said...

I don't know about everyone else but I'll be here to see your posts whenever or however often they occur. You're in my RSS reader so I won't miss a thing. Have fun getting settled in your new home. Merry Christmas!

Shannon Richardson said...

So glad you guys are settled for Christmas! I have certainly missed reading your posts! Looking forward to seeing what you will do in your new place. Merry Christmas!

Janessa said...

So glad you are back!! Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy decorating that new home of yours! Can't wait to see what you do!

Darning Diva said...

Glad to have you back! :) I know all too well what it's like moving just before Christmas. Hoping you're able to settle in soon and make your new home *yours.* Can't wait to see the impending craftiness! Merry Christmas! :)

janadec9 said...

glad ur back! merry christmas

Allie said...

Congratulations on the new place! Merry Christmas!

Autumn Leah Designs said...

Yay!!! It looks great! We are so excited to visit and see it all... And your elf looks perfect in that spot!

Megan said...

Welcome back! And enjoy the new place during this lovely holiday season!

JW and Susy said...

Glad you're back!

Virginia said...

yay! I'm so glad you're back! Enjoy getting your new home settled & I can't wait to see what new creativity you bring us in the New Year! :)

Stephanie said...

Welcome back!

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Elizabeth said...

congratulations! i can't imagine how exciting it must be to move into a new home....

SweetSamantha said...

One of my friends showed me this site about two weeks ago, and I have been checking everyday to see if you had updated. I guess I'm a new "follower"! Can't wait to see your next crafty adventure! Merry Christmas!

Hillary (aka Mrs. Einstein) said...

Glad you're back! And congratulations on the new place! What a perfect Christmas gift!

Lezlie said...

Glad you are back!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Andrea said...

Glad you're back! I'll be checking in to that craft! Thanks for the tip! Merry Christmas!