Good afternoon and thanks for stopping for a visit. We're still in So. Fla., and today is a typically lovely Fla. day...sun is shining, balmy - not windy - air, lots of boat traffic going by. We just watched 6 dolphins - in 2 groups - playing around out in the water. There was a boat passing, and the boaters stopped to watch these critters frisking around. Sort of obscured our view and I wanted to shout "Move on", (but I didn't!). We have the sliding door open to the deck which is right by where I'm sitting and typing away on the laptop. Worked on cleaning up some of my Pinterest Boards this morning. When I first started on Pinterest, I set up a Board entitled Inspirational cards. Well, I put everything I liked on that board. Did the same with Recipes (not that I cook much, mind you. I collect cookbooks too. Funny story: Used to always buy a cookbook from each place that we would as to have some regional dishes to read through. The sales person commented to DH "Boy, your wife must be a really good cook". DH replied "Nope, hardly ever cooks...she just collects books". LOL. Pretty well the truth too. Anyway, I have all sorts of recipes pinned and need to separate them as to crockpot, breads, etc. Something to keep me busy while we're sitting & waiting for DD to return from some errands. Then we think we may  go to lunch - if we can last that long until she returns - maybe do a little shopping. I can almost always shop! So I would like to take the opportunity to wish each of you a very Happy New Year, in which I hope you will receive whatever blessings that you are needing, that you will have good health & happiness. I pray that our Lord will hear our prayers that so much of this awful stuff we see taking place everywhere in the world will pass away. That those who are committing these violent acts will see that all it does is cause pain where none should be. And hopefully that all of us crafters will be able to enjoy more time to do what all of us love & love to share. God Bless & have a wonderful, safe holiday. Hugs and come again.
Edit: Just noticed that I have another new follower, so Welcome Theresa. Folks, we're getting closer to that blog candy! When I get back to SC, I will be collecting some items, and when I can post pictures again, I think I'll add a little tidbit along to show what things will be given as blog candy. Spread the word....And Thanks!


  1. Know you're having a great time! Hope you have a wonderful 2013 too!

  2. Happy New Year to you. It must be lovely to be sitting beside that gorgeous view...watching the boaters and the dolphins!!!

    I know what you mean about pinterest. My boards have been very neglected lately...My sister added some shared boards and now they are all out of alphabetical order and I created some new boards and they have not been placed in order...

    I need to get cracking and just clean them up too. I got so addicted to pinning in the secret boards that I have neglected my main boards upkeep!
    Happy pinning...I have been getting some great ones from you!!!

  3. Sounds like you are having a grand time Mary! I love to see the dolphins, but don't get to the shore much. Wishing you a very Happy New Year my friend!!!

  4. Hi Mary and Happy New Year! All best wishes for the coming year! Sounds like you're having some lovely moments in Florida and hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

  5. Happy New Year to you and your family Mary, keep well and happy. Looking forward to some blog candy. xxx

  6. Hi Mary,

    Happy New Year to you and yours!! Oh, I bet the dolphins were so much fun to watch! We got some more snow yesterday and last night so hearing about your FL vacation warmed my heart!

    I just had to laugh when I read that you collect cookbooks from places that you've been. I used to do that until I moved into the condo (that doesn't have much room) so I switched to magnets and Christmas ornaments, if I can find them. Then when I decorate the tree I re-visit those places. It's so much fun.

    As always, thank you for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment!

    Today I plan to go watch the movie "Lincoln." I've heard mixed reviews on it.


  7. Happy New Year to you and your family. Have a wonderful and prosperous Year.

  8. Enjoy yourself, Mary. It sounds idyllic! All we have here is rain. I have had to do a ten mile detour to get to my friends due to flood water and we are in the middle of England! It was worth it for the good food and company though!

  9. Happy New Year to you Mary! Have a safe trip home and I can't wait to see your upcoming creations!

  10. Hi Mary

    Lovely to hear from you.

    Sounds like you are having a great time.

    Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2013.

    Love Jules xx

  11. Hi Mary. Thanks for your comment. Just joined that site you follow. It is the same type of card from another person I follow. Same name as a friend of mine actually. How cool. Have a good time in the warmer clime, snowy and cold here, Ugh, !!

  12. Sounds idyllic, hope you had a lovely NY Eve and my best wishes for the year of 2013.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  13. Hi Mary, Hope you had a wonderful New Years! I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment! It really means a lot when someone stops by and leaves a comment! Hope you are enjoying Fl! ~Sending Smiles~