Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Snow-Covered Anniversary

Last night we were dumped with snow.  Literally.  I woke up this morning to a white wonderland outside my bedroom window.  In just one night the whole world was turned into glittering whiteness, and the house is so bright with the sun reflecting off the snow and into the rooms. 



 I love the way snow looks when it is stacked neatly on twigs and branches


 The driveway

 The forgotten woodpile at the edge of the woods.  Don't know why I took a picture of this but it looks kind of pretty...

My little sister's playhouse.  This house has been with the family for quite a few years now.  I remember playing Little House in the Big Woods in it when we were little.  I was Ma and he was Pa and Therese was Laura.  We had two dolls who kindly filled in as Mary and Baby Carrie. :)  We played this game year round, and when it snowed, Dad even rigged up a space heater in this little house and we insulated the windows and it was all warm and toasty in there!  Seeing it covered with snow today brought back those sweet memories.  Oh if only I were a child again...



And now, for the other news of the day.  Today, March 6, 2013, is my first blogging anniversary!  Yes, one year ago today I started this blog, and it has been such a joy to me ever since it's humble beginnings.  Here is my very first post: "My Passion for Creating Things."  Little did I know that this blog would be much more than just a craft journal. :) 

 I have 80 followers, along with some other friends who read my blog or follow by email, and I just want to say that I greatly appreciate every single one of you and all your inspiring and encouraging comments!  Thank you so much for being there for me this past year and being the inspiration and motivation behind my posts.

And so, in honor of the occasion, I have created a new blog button.  This has been highly delayed, I needed to make one a long time ago, but I haven't got around to it until now, so here we are. 

There are two sizes to choose from, the first is 200 x 200, the second is 150 x 150.  Please display on your blog to spread the word!


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God bless you all!  I am greatly looking forward to this new year of blogging with you!


3 comments:

Treskie said...

Happy anniversary, Elisabeth! :) Mine was last month.

The snow is really pretty. We got about a foot last night, so we're seeing pretty much the same thing you are. :)

cheers!

Rose M. said...

Awww... the pictures are quite lovely. I love the one of the forgotten wood pile!! And I would have been very envious of that little playhouse when I was younger. I think it's so cute that your dad heated it for you guys, hehe.

Happy Blog anniversary! You really have accomplished so much! 80 blog followers. Wow. Best wishes for this upcoming year!

God bless!

Mallory said...

The snow looks so lovely! We have had very little snow this year:(
Happy anniversary!

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