Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, New Look, New Ventures

I hope you had a wonderful New Year's Eve. We had friends over and spent a very enjoyable evening playing games, including our new favorite, Apples to Apples, and snacking on a variety of hearty appetizers. I usually make the standard Chex Mix and Lil Smokies and this year added Buffalo Chicken Dip, courtesy of Purple Chocolat Home. It was a hit at our house!

With the new year I'm introducing a new look to my blog. I will continue to focus on the same topics as in the past but wanted to simplify the look and feel of my blog.
Design by Maggie Bononomi
I'm also very honored and thrilled to have joined the talented group of artisans on Early Work Mercantile. I will be offering new items on the first of every month here. If you haven't visited Early Work Mercantile before, you are in for a treat! Please check it out and see what everyone is offering this month.

All Designs by Maggie Bononomi

Thank you for dropping by and I hope the New Year is full of hope, anticipation and peace. I have enjoyed getting to know some of you over the past year and your thoughtful comments make my day!

11 comments:

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Your new blog look is very simplified and pretty. I like it.
Blessings,
Susan

annie said...

I love your changes, the pictures are just wonderful. I love her designs, I hope to see more of your work this year! Happy New Year!

Raymond Homestead said...

Lovin your Maggie creations!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh I love to play the Apples to Apples game!!!
Love the new look!
Hope you find many joys throughout the new year!
Happy New Year!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I love the items you are working on..and I made your chex mix last night for our new years eve..holy cow that stuff is so addicting..I didn't bring any home..I divided it up with 2 couples..cause there was no way it was coming home with me..it was a hit.;) thanks for sharing the recipe;) happy new year.;)

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

HAPPY 2012 ROBERTA.
I want to say THANK YOU for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment...I never thought to compare my home to myself...but they feel like one in the same...my home is a part of me.
Congratulations on EWM - that is a fantastic group of talented ladies for sure.
Blessings...
Karen

Michelle Palmer said...

Apples to Apples is always filled with laughs and fun! We enjoy it with all ages, too :)
Happy New Year & Best Wishes with Early Work Mercantile!

Heather said...

hello there and nice to meet you! what a beautiful blog you have and such lovely creations!~

Prims By The Water said...

Love your new blog look. New Years Blessings to you, Janice

TheCrankyCrow said...

Sounds like a fun New Year's Eve....Ours was our traditional celebration - hubby makes a wonderful meal of prime rib, lobster and crab, and is nighty night by 8, and I watch The Twilight Zone marathon.... On family get-togethers, though, we love our games - Apples to Apples and Balderdash are among our favorites. Congratulations on your affiliation with Early Work Mercantile....Some of my favorite artists are there so no doubt you will fit right in....Wishing you and yours a wonderfully blessed new year overflowing with joy and hope....When I look back on my many blessings of 2011, I count finding you....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Deena said...

'm so glad to hear your precious kitty is better. We lost our house cat last year. She was in kidney failure, just broke my heart.She was 14. I have 3 other cats, all strays that have come here and I always keep them. I hope you will check out my new blog, I just started this week. If you like animals, farm life, decorating, antiques, etc you will like it. And that cake looks delicious. I will try it. Check out my recipe for Puff Pancake. I hope you will become a follower.