Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year and Summing Up 2014

Hello, Dear Ones! Happy New Year to you all!
Well, so many of you are sharing your reviews of the past year on your blogs. I'm gonna do it too!
I must tell you this has been some kind of year for us as we decided we would sell our house in Galveston and buy a house in upstate New York so we could be with our little grandchildren and watch them grow up! So here we go...
I was sewing little meeces for grand daughter, Carter. We were decluttering and getting rid of so much junk before putting our house on the market.

I discovered cow creamers and went on a quest looking for some! Throwing out stuff so I could bring in more stuff! :)

Cow Creamers, Note Songs
 I showed you my finds - a cow creamer a day and added to my Pyrex collection! :) I really don't know why I was keeping it a secret but I did, we got a contract on our house!

We traveled to New York to spend Easter with our little ones and looked at houses to buy.

I revealed the sale of our Galveston home. Then I shared about moving into our little house (the condo) and began the redoing of the rooms. 

I showed you more of the redoing of the little house.

 I continued to add to my Jadite collection and started Barbie Mondays.

 Biding my time as we're traveling to New York in Kiki and I shared our tour of Graceland with you then showed you the new/old house we bought in upstate New York!

My first 'real' New York post as the moving van shows up with our furniture!


 I showed you the redo of the front of our home and the kitchen redo.

 We celebrated special birthdays and showed you the den redo.

One more time to see God's hand in our move ~ sharing special moments with our family.

I wish you all the happiest New Year and I'm so looking forward to blogging with you all in 2015!

You are always my sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Auld Lang Syne Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
~ sung by us all


  1. Phew! What a whirlwind 2014 was for you! So many BIG things took place in your you ever wonder How You Did It All? Now that you're settled, and hugging on those "grands"...maybe you can relax and breathe! Happy 2015!


  2. Happy New Year, dear friend. That was quite a year - a year of change and challenge and God's leading. I look forward to hearing about the blessings that are coming in this new year. You always inspire me. We are in that place of clearing and simplifying and getting ready for whatever the year brings. Enjoy every minute with your grandkids - they are precious!

  3. Such a busy year but a wonderful one! I know how much I love nearing my Grandson and I know you also are enjoying living near your's! It's the BEST! On to more adventures in 2015~

  4. An incredibly busy year with so many changes, but very fulfilling and fun I am sure. I hope that 2015 brings lots of fun and nice things, but perhaps with not quite so many massive changes! xx

  5. A year with Graceland is a good year indeed! Happy 2015 to you, you Hunka-Hunka burnin' love!

  6. And God is all over this move! :-)

    I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am that you have had such an eventful year and are able to be with your sweeties while they are little. That is so important. And having you in their lives is just HUGE.

    This really makes my heart sing to read this post, Shelia. I hope and pray that God continues to bless you in the year to come. You are one of my bestest blog buddies, and I love you like I know you. But I do. In the spirit. :-)

    So here is wishing you all the best for 2015! Wish us the best as well as we enter some unchartered waters. Good news is, God is the skipper! :-)


    Sheila :-)

  7. Replies
    1. Happy New Year to you, Deb!
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  8. You did have a busy year full of fun and new adventures. Hope this year brings you great blessings.

  9. Quite some year. I am so thrilled for you to be near your grands, I know that is a blessing every day. Happy New Year.

  10. What an enjoyable look back Shelia! You are so very blessed to now be near the grandchildren and settled into a lovely new home! Wishing you a lovely and healthy new year! I love your collections....a girl after my own heart! Hugs dear one!

  11. I'm SO glad you got to move close to your beloved family. There will be so many precious moments to enjoy with the grands! And you'll get to see them all.

  12. Happy 2015 Sheila!

    I loved this re-cap of your year and it helped me know you and your blog a little better. I've been loving blogging so far and hope I can say at the end of this year that I'll have a year to re-cap!

    Your new home looks so lovely. And I love the Barbie Mondays - they're a "stitch!" (bad pun I know) Lol

    God bless for the New Year. xo

  13. Your year has been a whirlwind, with travel, family, fun and moving! Here's to a bit of a rest in 2015!

  14. Shelia, Happy New Year to you and yours. Wishing you all the best for 2015 and heaps more memories made with those little grandbabies.


  15. What an exciting year you had in 2014, Shelia! I think the best thing was the move you made to NY to be closer to your grands. I'm sure you think so, too! : ) I will look forward to seeing more of your touch being added to your new home. Those mice - I pinned those back when you shared them hoping to maybe make something like the with all the fabric I have here. I hope to get to them this year!

  16. You certainly had a busy year, the move alone would have done me in. Blessings for 2015!

  17. I'm so glad you did a recap. What a busy year! I'm happy for you, and I know your grandchildren will greatly benefit from this big change. Congratulations!

  18. What a great and busy year for you. I know you LOVE being closer to the grands. Thanks for being a great blog friend. xoxoxo

  19. You have had a very exciting year Shelia. I wish you all the best as you continue to settle into your new home. Blessings. Pam

  20. Happy New Year to You! ( I have a sister named Sheila. Sometimes, I forget and write to her and spell her name like you do. She thinks I am so funny for forgetting how to spell her name.)

  21. You have had a wonder year with lots of work to get where you are. Wishing you the best this next year can bring with lots of rest.

  22. Happy New Year! All I can say looks like A Wonderful Life!

  23. Shelia,
    Oh, my goodness, dear friend!!!
    When I see all that you did in 2014. . .I stand all amazed and in wonder!!!
    I am thrilled that you are within close proximity to your children and grands!!!
    Life just doesn't get any better than this!!!
    Looking forward to seeing what's in store @ Note Songs in 2015!!!
    Happy New Year!!!

  24. Happy New Year, Shelia!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  25. Happy New Year sweet Shelia...wishing you all the best in 2015!!

  26. You had such an exciting and eventful year Shelia, all glorious! I can’t tell you how wonderful it would be for me to be near my grandson so I understand your joy. Wishing you all wondrous blessings in 2015!

  27. You had a wonderful, busy year. Enjoy the new year in your new home.

  28. Happy New Year, Sheila! You have had quite a year. Hope 2015 brings you much happiness.

  29. Happy New Year Sheila! Enjoy the kids:@)

  30. HI Shelia, You sure had a remarkable year and I so enjoyed being on the journey with you through your blog. What a difference a year can make right? Loved your year in review and taking a look back at all you've accomplished. Wishing you many blessings in the new year and much love and happiness in your new home. Enjoy your grands!!
    Thank you for your friendship.

  31. You've had a BIG year and I know you are excited about the new one that's here now. I started making doll clothes and now I'd like to make some of those tiny mice again! Happy new year my friend. Much happiness, Diane

  32. You have had a very busy and successful year, hoping the next one is a great one too.

    Happy New Year!

  33. Happy New Year to you. You are a blessed gal. I just went through all the posts. I haven't been on the blogs for the last month. Looks like you are settled in, and I am so happy for you. Christmas with the little Grands is a huge blessing. Love all that you have done to make your new little house a home. You are a master at it. Love seeing all the love and happiness you are enjoying. I look forward to 2015 for both of us. May we be blessed and with peace and happiness with family and friends. Hugs, to you my blogging friend. Karie

  34. Happy New Year Sheila! Loved looking over your past year! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  35. Well, it seems I missed the last three posts over the holidays...I have read them now :) There is no doubt your move to New York has been a good one...what a blessing to have your loved ones so close. It is always a joy reading your posts and I am looking forward to what's in store for 2015...Happy New Year, Sheila!

  36. Hi, Sheila! What a busy and exciting year you had! What is it about those cow creamers that makes us fall in love? :) You have a lovely collection! What a blessing to find such a beautiful home and be so close to those precious little ones. So happy for you. Happy New Year!

  37. Truly a very big, busy and blessed year for you! I love seeing the joy in your eyes and the smile on your face as you hug those sweet little grandchildren, God weaves our lives so beautifully!
    Looking forward to more optimism and happiness from your niche in the world!

  38. 2014 was a super busy and exciting year for you! Looking forward to continue reading you blog this year. xoxo Maria

  39. Blessings always.
    Have a wonderful new year,

  40. What a year. I've some catching up to do. Your new house is just beautiful. How is that winter going up there?
    I'm a New Yorker transplanted to Texas. My Texan son just moved to New York. Both places are wonderful places to live. Congratulations on a wonderful and memorable year.

  41. Those little cow creamers are the cutest things I have ever seen! I have one that I bought a few years ago at Home Goods....but I love these vintage creamers....especially these purple set. So charming!
    Congratulations on the sell of your home!


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