Toast Life

I can't even believe I am writing a post about 2009 ending. When I was little and I used to say "this year went by so fast", people always responded with "the older you get the faster they go." Never has a truer statement been spoken.

So many wonderful things have happened this year in spite of what a terrible year 2009 has been for our country. I moved in with my wonderful boyfriend in April, and while there was an adjustment period (I am stubborn as an ox and as messy as a 6 year old. He is stubborn as an ox, and wants the house swept everyday... you get where I'm going with this?) I can't imagine my life taking place anywhere but this little old town. I started blogging in October and can't believe that anyone reads it, and stunned that 46 people (the greatest 46 people EVER) have chosen to come back and read again! This has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. Not only are there so many of you out there that have inspired me with your talent, many of you have inspired me with the kindness of your words. I can hardly wait to get started on my to do list for 2010, but I am spending my last few days of vacation, relaxing, decompressing, and getting ready for what I know is going to be wonderful year!

I feel extremely lucky to not have cracked under the economic pressure and that I am still contributing to my savings account every pay check. I am thankful to have my own car, a roof over my head, and a feeling of security. My heart goes out to those who don't, and hope that the new year brings fortune to those who have been hit the hardest this year.

I hope you come back to see me in 2010, and I look forward to meeting those who I am not had the pleasure of doing so just yet. Each and every one of you has had an impact on my life, and for that I thank you!!

PS: keep the great project ideas coming :)


  1. Happy new year to you! I just wanted to tell you that I made the canvas doily totes you blogged about a few weeks ago and just posted photos of mine on my blog, in case you wanted to see. Thanks for the great idea! :)


  2. Yep, I have a Cricut. I've had it almost a year and I LOVE it. I got the Design Studio a couple weeks after I got the Cricut when Hobby Lobby had their 2/89.99 sale and I won't use my Cricut. Almost all of my projects have used the Cricut in some form or another. Once you take it out of the box and start using it...you won't stop. :)


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