Wishing You The Merriest

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Before I take a holiday break, I wanted to send you holiday greetings and thank you so much for following along this year.

Merry Christmas window with drawn on snowflakes and candles inside
photo – Pinterest

Thank you for all your support, friendship, and kind comments you have left me throughout the year and especially the loving support you have given me as I had to take a step back from creating and posting so I could travel more to see my granddaughter, who is doing very well through her treatments. :-)

When I shared that I was going to get a hip replacement in the early fall, your comments were so helpful and educated me about so much I didn’t know about the procedure.

They were truly beneficial and helped me to ask the right questions and make the right decisions. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to tell me your stories.

I treasure each and every one of you, and am unbelievably grateful you take the time to visit my blog.

You are what makes me enjoy blogging. Your comments, social shares and connections mean so much to me. I appreciate all of your kind words and ideas you have shared with me over the years.

I am looking forward to sharing new ideas and more with you in 2023.

I’d love to send each of you a warm embrace, but virtual will have to do! XO

Vintage Christmas Card

I hope you are all cozy and warm at home and the winter storm that has taken over the country has not affected you and your holiday plans too much.

From my house to yours… Sending you wishes for a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a healthy Happy New Year. 

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  1. Merry Christmas Diane, and all the best to you and your family in the New Year! I so enjoy your blog and reading about your ideas and projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity and all your talents with us!

  2. Cindy Steen says:

    Merry Christmas to you & your family. I’m so glad I found your blog, very inspiring.

  3. Merry Christmas Diane to you and yours!
    You are the one that got me back into a bit of crafting after a long absence!

  4. Wishing You and Your Family a Blessed Christmas and a Healthy, Happy 2023!

  5. Merry Christmas to you and Ed. I enjoy your posts so much and am sorry I could not be more consistent in my visits. It has been a year of much sickness, getting over one thing and moving to something else. I currently have COVID. Best wishes for better health for us both in 2023.

    1. Hi Nancy – Sorry to hear that you had Covid. I hope you are feeling better. Ed had it before we left for California in mid December and it took him 2 weeks to feel like himself again. No fun being sick over the holidays. I took time off and traveled quite a bit. Now that I am home, I need to get resettled and get back into work. I hope 2023 is a much better year for you. Take care. XO

  6. Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year!

  7. Thanks to you and Ed for being so creative and sharing it with the rest of us! May 2023 be successful and happy for you and yours.

  8. Merry Christmas 🎄 to you and yours.

  9. Merry. Christmas I so enjoy your blog. I pray your granddaughter continues to do well. So glad the hip replacement was successful. Have a very Merry Christmas and Blessings in the New Year.

    1. Hi Lu Ann – Happy New Year. I hope you had a nice holiday. I took time off to travel in December and now am just trying to catch up with everything. Thank you for your prayers for my granddaughter. She is doing well through her treatments and is a happy little kid despite all that she has to go through. Getting my hip replaced was a very good thing. I can walk again with no pain. :-).

  10. Merry Christmas! I’ve enjoyed your blog for several years and really enjoy it. I may have to get the hip surgery tips from you!

    1. Hi Teri – I hope you enjoyed the holidays. If you are thinking or planning to get a hip replaced, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I will gladly share what I learned and now know first hand about the procedure. Wishing you a very happy 2023!

  11. Susan Honeycutt says:

    Diane, wishing you & your family a very Merry Christmas & y’all stay healthy!! I was wondering how your sweet granddaughter is doing with her treatments? Xoxo

    1. Hi Susan – I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I took time off, hence my delayed reply to your comment. My sweet little granddaughter is doing very well through her treatments. She is a happy little kid, playing and dealing with all her doctor visits and procedures. Her treatment goes until the end of this year. In May she is going to have a little brother that she is excited about, even though she wanted a little sister. XO Happy 2023.

  12. Diane & Ed,

    Wishing you also a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Glad to hear Zoey is doing great – children are very resilient. I have not been hearing about how your hip is doing? I am sure you are not having any more pain. I hope 2023 is going to be great for all of us.

  13. Donna Estevez says:

    Thank you for being such a light in a sometimes very gloomy world. Wishing you health, happiness, love and laughter in huge helpings ❤️Donna

  14. Merry Christmas Diane to you and your family! Looking forward to more great posts in 2023.

  15. Whoo! What a year you’ve had! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  16. Happy Holidays to you and your family! Thank YOU for all of the fabulous tips, recipes, diy’s, articles… for everything last year! Much love for the new year!

  17. Merry Christmas, Diane! Best wishes for a lovely holiday and a peaceful, prosperous 2023!

  18. Hi Diane – Thank you for the lovely greetings. I really enjoy your blog, your ideas are so beautiful and inspiring. (I discovered your blog a couple of years ago when I went looking for a curtain solution for our sliding glass door-wall… my husband put up the curtains for me as a Christmas present in 2020.)
    Wishing you and your family all good things in 2023. And to all the other readers, too!

  19. It is my pleasure to follow your blog Dianne. Some complain the internet takes us away from people. Quite the opposite in this case because I was able to meet and learn from sweet people like you. Merry Christmas to you, Ed and your family.

  20. 🎄Diane🎄

    The best news ever is that your granddaughter is doing well –
    such a Blessing 🌟 And . . . of
    course, your recovery from hip surgery !!

    Have a wonderful Christmas🎄
    and wishing you endless Blessings on the new year !!

  21. Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄 Yours was the first blog I found and still the first thing I read when I check my emails in the morning. Your ideas are beautiful, practical and fun. I love what you can do with the things you already have on hand. Wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy, Blessed New Year. You are appreciated!

  22. Caye Cooper says:

    Wishing you and your family the very merriest Christmas ever! Much love to you always! God bless.


  23. Margaret Langenberg says:

    Happy Holidays Diane and family. I have learned so much from following your blog for years and through your move. I am so glad your recovery is going well and that your granddaughter is doing well. I know that was a huge worry for you and Ed. Hope Ed is doing much well as someone who has had Covid twice. Has been as cold as 50 below here in Nebraska, this morning was an improvement, 6 below. Finally coming out of the deep freeze. But I have boiler heat so nice and cozy hunkering down.

  24. Betty Baker says:

    God Bless. You and yours at this joyful time.Love and Best Wishes

  25. Merry Christmas! ❄️❄️❄️
    Wonderful to hear your granddaughter is getting better.
    So glad you are recovering from surgery.
    Thank you for posting so many wonderful helpful ideas that doesn’t break the bank, as the saying goes. Love it all! Cold weather here in central Alabama.

  26. Merry Christmas to you and all your readers whose comments I also love to read and learn from. Continued positive health prayers for your granddaughter and hope you continue healing wonderfully from your hip surgery! Enjoy the time off, you deserve it!

  27. Barbara H. says:

    Best wishes to you, Diane, and all your family near and far. Thanks for sharing all you do. We never know how far and wide what we share will travel. Just as all the comments have helped you, your sharing has no doubt helped others, too. I seldom comment but I always read.

  28. Nancy Dellinger says:

    Dear Diane,
    Thanks for all the helpful ideas and creative ways to make a house a home. So glad to hear your granddaughter is doing well and that you are making a good recovery from hip surgery. Hope you and your loved ones have the merriest Christmas and a healthy, happy new year. God’s blessings to you and your family.

  29. Happy Holidays! Enjoy the time with your family and friends!

  30. Merry Christmas Diane to you and your family! Enjoy this time together! ;)

  31. Happiest of the Season to you as well. See you and all your new ideas in the NewYear

  32. HaPpY & Merry EVERYTHING~ May we continue to be blessings to one another as a New Year of Life approaches !

  33. Wishing you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas. Thank you for all you do throughout the year for your readers.

  34. Theresa Stewart says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Diane and hugs from a long time follower! Theresa

  35. Pamela Caudill says:

    Merry Christmas to you, Ed, and the rest of our family! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2023! All the best!

  36. Jeannie Rickard says:

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  37. ❤️ Youre the best, Diane!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. Christmas blessings & much happiness to you in the New Year!!

  38. Donna Marie says:

    A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

  39. Merry Christmas! Your blog has been so creative and enjoyable! I love when I see a new post! Happy and healthy New Year 2023!

  40. Merry Christmas, Diane!