Happy New Year {and a few exciting things!}

I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful holiday season
and a fabulous start to your New Year.

I was overly motivated for some reason this year, to quickly pack up the Christmas decor; I love the coziness of Christmas but truly love the feeling of the clean blank slates left after the fact! As I packed each little thing away, I anxiously made an extensive to-do list in the progress of projects to accomplish before the spring.

I’m so excited for what’s in store for the New Year!

Visit thecsiproject.com
I am beyond thrilled to be this week’s guest judge for
The CSI Project!The CSI Project {Create Something Inspiring} is a super fun site that is bursting at the seams with inspiring projects from all over the web. Each week there is a given theme and you have the opportunity to link up any project from your blog that fits within the guidelines.
{There are also some fun prizes linked along with each party}
Plus they have had some pretty cool guest judges like
Krylon and The Martha Stewarts Craft Departmentso you never know who may be stopping by your blog for a visit!

This week’s theme is
“The Color White”
and the link party opens
Today at 9am

You can check out The CSI Project and link up {here}
I can not wait to check out the projects!

Special thanks to The CSI Girls
{a few of my favorite blog friends}
Amanda from Imperfectly Beautiful
Jen from Tatertots and Jelloand
Becky from Infarrently Creative and her new site Knock Off Decor

The Sunday Showcase Party
will be back up and running this week!
{The link party will be posted on Saturday night}

I have truly missed browsing through your projects and can not wait to see what everyone has been up to these past couple of weeks! I hope you’ll stop by and join in the fun!

I’m a huge fan of Martha Stewart and the classic elegant touch that is stamped on pretty much every project over on her site {not to mention the tremendous amount of eye candy available for your viewing pleasure}. If you’re like me, you’ve spent some notable time browsing and bookmarking many projects.

Well my inspiration file is a little over-filled and this year I am determined to put some of MS’s adorable ideas to use {instead of remembering them after the season or holiday passes}.

Each month I would love to have you join me in picking one project or idea from the Martha Stewart site. The ‘inspiration’ project will be announced at the beginning of the month and if anyone cares to join the fun there will be a little linky a few weeks later to share your take on the inspiration.

The first project will be announced February 1st so if you have any ideas bookmarked please feel free to email me or simply share in the comments below.

Love and thanks to all of you for a wonderful year that went above and beyond

any expectations I could have ever imagined.
~I’m looking forward to all that is yet to unfold~
Happy New Year My Friends!


  1. I’m a little obsessed with the color white right now. There are so many great sites showing off white dishes and accessories that it makes me want to jump on the band wagon–espcially now that Christmas is all packed up for another year.
    I am passing the “stylish blogger” award on to you. You can grab the award button off my blog at http://garciamania.blogspot.com

  2. Happy New Year to you! Love Martha Stewart, I’m excited to see how your crafts turn out!

  3. Happy New Year, Stephanie Lynn! I’m super excited about the Martha inspired craft along! Sounds like so much fun!

  4. Happy New Year! Sounds like it will be another exciting and inspiring year and I love the Martha inspired party idea!

  5. I am absolutely crazy about the white Pez Dispenser project. We have gotten Pez in our stockings every year since 1971. If only I had saved them! LOL. I may have to do a Christmas version for my mom. BTW, I don’t think the linky is working for the White party.

  6. What fun! Heading over to CSI right now to check it out : )


  7. Happy New Year, Stephanie Lynn! May yours be filled with all that’s best and brightest!


    Sheila :-)

  8. I love, love, love your Martha idea. How fun! I’ll be watching for the first bit of inspiration.

  9. I just came across your blog, and I’m a huge fan! I am your newest follower and looking forward to sharing some of my projects in your Sunday Showcase Party. Happy New Year!

  10. Can’t wait to find out what projects you do for this spring!! :)

  11. I am loving the Martha Inspired Craft Along idea! I can’t wait!

  12. Happy New Year. I cannot wait for the Martha Stewart Craft a long! It sounds like so much fun and I love Martha’s ideas!

  13. That picture is beautiful!

  14. Im a huge fan of Martha too, cant wait! Wanted to let you know that my package from Pillsbury came I did a thank you post.


    thanks again!

  15. Hi Stephanie Lynn~

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s! :) That is so exciting that you have been asked to be a guest judge at The CSI Project! I have seen the button for it, but have never checked it out before. I will have to do that! :)

    I also love your Martha Stewart idea. Her website is one of my absolute favorites, and she never fails to inspire! I am definitely interested in participating in this. :)

    I hope you are having a good week so far, and that you have a blessed night!

  16. Happy New Year to you! I can’t wait to see what projects you have up your sleeve!

  17. This sounds like so much fun. I am just getting started joining the blogging community and these types of adventures are just what I am looking for.


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