Friday, December 30, 2011

For a change......

I used to post everyday, at least for the past 12 months, I have been keeping my blog very active, even when i am on the road, I pre-scheduled a new post every single day, don't know if it is the holiday, or I am just too busy with other things, I kind of feel less motivated to craft, let alone sitting in front of my laptop and write my post. Oh well, I do miss my blog friends and wanted to let you know what is going on the past week......

We found another park near us (on Christmas day)


Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Spring


I can't believe we just discovered this after living here for 18 months, especially it is only 15 minutes drive from our home


it reminded me so much of the east coast, where we often spent Fall visiting nearby parks


wild life....


peaceful and quiet.....


I am really loving all these right now....



I do want to say THANK YOU for all these lovely cards and gifts I received for the holiday


my dear Pixie Lauren sent me a beautiful Paris card, oh how she even know I love Paris, LOL!
a great book on mixed media art and lots and lots of goodies from her recent trip to Hawaii


just look at this Hello Kitty, it is simply Kawaii


a perfect vintage angel card from Ira


and another one with Vintage Santa from Sylvia


Sylvia also sent a pack of yummy chocolate, we all love it!!!


this cute mitten card from Cheryl


came with a pack of Prima butterflies, I can't wait to use it on my project


and from Linda Breedlove, a snowy winter card, perfect for the holiday

thanks so much my dear friends for all the happy mails I received the past week, I have more waiting to upload to my laptop, show it to you another time....






18 comments:

cnelson said...

Such lovely photos!!

Elborgi said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures- the park looks nice! Think in spring it will be fantastic there!
Take care-ane I love to have alook everyday at your nice blog!
Elma

Dora said...

That place looks amazing! Great pictures!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL park! I loveeeeeeeeeee it!!! GORGEOUS photos!! And loving your happy mail you got!!! Have a wonderful new year my friend, hopefully you will have a renewed spirit :):):):):) I am so happy we got to meet this year! You are a beautiful woman! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Ros said...

What a lovely park and it does look so peaceful ... love your happy mail ... enjoy!

Audrey Pettit said...

I can totally relate, Kirsty! I usually post almost every day, too, but just haven't been doing that since Christmas. With my family visiting, and my daughter's friend from CA, I just haven't had much time. Think we all need a break every once in awhile, right?
So glad you found a new peaceful spot to visit near your home. There's something about being near water that feels so soothing. And love all the sweet Christmas goodies you received. :)

Angi said...

What a gorgeous park. I'd be there everyday! Love that Hello Kitty!

Ira said...

Wow, that park looks amazing! I can only imagine what it looks like in spring and summer! Fabulous happy mail Kirsty, so happy for you!

Sylvia said...

What fabulous photo's and lovely cards, Kirsty! I think we are just a little tired and overwhelmed by the holidays. It is nice to refresh to get ready for another year. Happy Friday, hope you are enjoying your holidays.

Theresa said...

those pictures from the park are beautiful.
Looking forward to your creations in 2012. Have a very fabulous and Happy New Year!!! =)

Linda R. said...

I just love Floyd lamb park.. When I was a kid we would go there for Easter.. Back then they had a petting zoo.. We also went there for our photography class.. We had to get a photo of one of the geese our there.. A close up of there eye! That was pretty hard to do!! I am lucky if I post once a week lately.. OH Well!!!

Take care my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Cherry's Jubilee said...

you got some gorgeous goodies! love the mittens card. It is fun when you discover something so close to you..that park is beautiful. cherry

Audrey Frelx said...

My friend, I know what you mean; I've been there too with not feeling much like crafting/posting, etc. But after a lenghty stay of not being able to do it for means beyond your control only makes it more fun to get back too... lol!!!

Looks like you found the most beautiful park!!!

Love all your gifts; what wonderful friends to send you such lovely things.

Have a very happy new year, my friend! And, I'll see you in 2012 for new blogging adventures!

Hugs!

Иришка said...

С Наступающим тебя Новым годом!!!
Пусть Новый год вам принесет
Со снегом - смех,
С морозом - бодрость,
В делах успех,
А в духе - твердость.
Пусть все заветное свершится
И, пересилив даль дорог,
Надежда в дверь к вам постучится
И тихо ступит на порог.
А вслед за ней войдет удача
С бокалом праздничным в руке,
Вбегут, ребячась и играя,
Сюрприз и шутка налегке.
Мы от души вам всем желаем
Любви и радостных хлопот.
Пусть вас ничем не огорчает
2012-й год!

mandysea said...

What lovely gifts you've recieved!
Have a very magical and creative twenty12
xx

Denise said...

Happy New Year Kirsty! Hope it brings you lots of happiness :)

Melinda said...

Happy New Year Kirsty!! Wishing you a wonderful 2012!! Take care :))xx

Helen Tilbury said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Kirsty! That park looks so inviting - we have nothing like that here - we have to travel 3 hours by road if we want to step on grass in a public place!!