The Year In The Rearview Mirror πŸ€

Hello my lovely friends 😍

So, we’re getting ready to wave goodbye to 2020. πŸ‘‹πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ₯‚

And I’m pretty sure that most, if not all of us, love to see it behind us. πŸ™ƒ

There were a lot of ups and downs. But since I don’t have pictures of the ‘downs’, πŸ˜‰ and I don’t wanna bring anyone ‘down’ (see what I did there πŸ˜‹), I’m gonna share with you some pretty pictures of the past year. πŸ’–

I hope you enjoy the show 😊

The Missouri River on a cold January morning…

In February I picked up my pencils again…

March brought the first signs of Spring …

In April we took a lot of long walks, and sometimes I even brought my camera πŸ˜„

Same in May 😎

In June I got out all my vintage cookbooks, and gave them the spotlight they deserve!

And went on more walks…

In July I started training my future Yoga partner 😍 and…well, you know πŸ˜…

In August we witnessed some baby birds getting ready to leave the nest and explore this strange, new world – right from our porch 😊

In September we painted the house…and I got my purple door 😌

In October I voted for the first time since becoming a citizen in 2019 πŸ€“πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

In November I made this unique Advent wreath πŸ•―

December brought some beautiful days with sunshine and balmy temperatures – sprinkled among the icy, freezer-like temps. But we don’t wanna talk about those 😁

This was my year in pretty pictures. Thank you for stopping by and looking! πŸ₯° I hope you enjoyed them all (or at least most of them!) ☺️

All that’s left now is me wishing you a wonderful, healthy, pleasant 2021!

Be well! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ₯‚

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Your Advent ~ Calendar – Day 18 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ₯°

I can’t wait to show you what’s behind Door #18 😍 You’re in for a treat!

Let’s do this…

Good morning, Lansing 🀩

When I was little and the sky was painted pink, my Mom always told us that the angels are baking Christmas cookies! πŸ’– Isn’t that a lovely thought?

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you’ll be back for the opening of the remaining doors! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ•―

Have a lovely weekend! Stay well! πŸ€—

Your Advent ~Calendar – Day 7

Hello my lovely friends 😍

Welcome to the reveal of the Day #7 surprise 😍

Now without further ado (it is kinda late already), let’s open the door…

It’s some Snowman Wisdom πŸ˜…

That’s some good advice! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•β˜ƒοΈ

Let’s meet again tomorrow to see what Day #8 has in store. πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Your Advent ~ Calendar – Day 5 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends 😎

It’s getting late, so let’s open Door #5 before it’s time for #6 πŸ˜‹

Well…what do we have here? Looks like we’re in for a crafty Sunday 😍

Snow globes are my favorite Christmas decorations, so I’m definitely gonna make a few of these! πŸ€“πŸ’•β„οΈ

Just click here (link opens in new window) and let’s get creative! Have fun! 🀩

Your Advent Calendar – Day 2 πŸŽ„

Hello my lovely friends πŸ₯°

Ready to open Door #2?

🎢🎢Oh, Christmas Tree🎢🎢

My little Winter Wonderland ☺️

And here’s something a little different*…

I’m trying really hard not to imagine the frustrations this installation will bring πŸ₯΄ and instead just focus on the beauty of this amazing decoration! πŸŽ„

Did you put your tree up yet? We always put up everything on Black Friday…instead of braving the crowds in the stores. 😁

I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow to open Door #3! πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Until then,

*I found this image on Instagram and no source was given. If you are, or know the patient soul that put this decoration up, please let me know so I can give credit!

Your Advent Calendar – Day 1 πŸŽ„

Hello my lovely friends 😊

It’s that time again…24 doors to open. 24 festive surprises to discover behind them. πŸŽ„

So, without further ado. Here’s Door #1

Christmas Carols 😍

This book is a real treasure! Even if you don’t like to sing, you will enjoy the beautiful illustrations πŸ₯°

This book was published in collaboration with the NY Museum of Modern Art.

Here’s a little peek…

Absolutely amazing, aren’t they?

I hope you enjoyed the surprise of the 1st day, and will come back tomorrow for

Door #2. πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„πŸ•―

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 19

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

It’s later than I thought πŸ™ƒ So let’s open this door real quick, and let’s see what’s waiting for you today 😊

A cute little Christmas craft 😍

Little Pinecone folk πŸ§™πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Aren’t they adorable? For a link to the instructions (and more cute Pinecone crafts) click Here and have fun!

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 16

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Day 16 already? 😳 I’m sure you have things to do! So, without further ado…let’s open Door #16 πŸ€—

And what did we find? Snowy pictures β˜ƒοΈ

After yesterday’s snow event I took my camera out, and took photos of everything that caught my eye 😊 Here are a few for your viewing pleasure…

An interesting snow-pattern on our patio 😍
Snow on a pine tree πŸŽ„ Is there anything more beautiful?
A beautiful, overgrown juniper bush
The birch tree in our yard 🀩

Now I let you go back to what you were doing 😁 I hope you enjoyed this little selection!

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ₯‚

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 8

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Well, another (way too short) weekend comes to an end…but we can’t let it be over until we look what’s behind Door #8 😁

I came across this beautiful, wintry picture…

And I love people that share their wisdom with us 😍

Have a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday season πŸ’•πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Your Advent Calendar πŸŽ„ Day 1

Happy December my lovely friends πŸ’•

It’s hard to believe, but once again it’s time to open door #1 of our Advent Calendar 😍

Let’s see what surprise is waiting for you…

Image: gooDSGN
Isn’t this lovely? 😍

The DIY Instructions for this beauty and quite a few more calendars

can be found here (will open in new tab)

I wish you a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly Holiday Season! πŸŽ„πŸ’«πŸŒŸ

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