Have I mentioned that I love the look of Shabby-Chic? I think I am going to make it my stamping goal to be better at creating in this style for 2013. I just love the softness of the look, with surprise pops of bright color. While I decorate in traditional colors of red and green for the holidays, my daughter has chosen to decorate (at least for this year) her home in more neutral colors. This is her first holiday in her own apartment and I think these will look great on her tree!
As a parent you treasure the time spent watching your children grow, and do what you can to make sure they turn into well adjusted, successful adults, and wish them every success. But I have to say, it sure is bitter sweet to watch them go off on their own. This past year has not been the easiest for our family in so many ways. We are looking ahead to 2013, but in the meantime I am looking forward to the next few days of quality time with family, and we are truly grateful for the blessings we have!