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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Picture is Worth

...a thousand memories.

Go Here Down Memory Lane

Words Alone

really cannot express 

my sincere 

joy and gratitude to you

ALL

for a dynamic 2011.

Here is a collection of some 

of my favorite moments of

YOUR FRIENDSHIP 

with links provided

if you so wish to go down

memory lane 

2011

with me. 

The countdown is on and 

remember: 


pinterest via


remember when


great moments of discovery


i had so much fun with the SISTAHOOD


thank you Dawne and Lisa M for the inspiration


my first poem


a fairytale moment


life lessons in school


new beginnings

...there are more memories to 

be made in 2012 my friends.

CREATE THEM TO SHARE!


Photo credits can be found on the blog posts provided.

130 comments:

  1. Brava (clapping) Beautiful post as always. I look forward to the new year and new posts. I always feel with the new year you get a do over! A fresh new start. Hope you had a wonderful Holiday! Grace xoox

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  2. Anita,
    This was so fun and I am reminded why your blog is magical and inspiring. I love your first poem, Free As A Bird. A year of great thoughts and stunning pictures.
    Love
    Ruben

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  3. Hi Anita!I hope you had a lovely Christmas.I so enjoyed this blog.I love the little mouse at the bottom and the new beginnings photos.


    I wish you the best in the New Year as well.

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  4. Dearest Anita
    What an inspirational trip down memory lane you have taken me on!!
    Your first poem... amazing!! And each post as fabulous as the last.
    Thank you for sprinkling magic on the land of blog...
    Much love
    Abby and Spotty xx

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  5. What fun to look back upon the years beauty here my dear.... as seen through your eyes!

    A blessed new year to you, with many magical joyous moments to share!!!

    ~ Violet

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  6. So beautiful and inspiring as only you can do! A very, very Happy New Year to you! Here's to 2012 and what we can learn and create!
    Robin

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  7. Conratz Anita and applause (standning) I LOVE your pictures and poems..sooo inspiring..keep on /Marie

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  8. There is nothing like a trip down memory lane with a friend. Beautiful... Happy New year

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  9. I have loved your changing banners throughout the year. I always love to see you name appear at the top of my blogroll as I know I'm in for a treat! You are truly SPECIAL. I wish you JOY!
    Much love
    Di
    X

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  10. Simply enchanting, Anita. I hope that your Christmas was filled with love and happiness. May the same be true for 2012!
    ~ Wendi ~

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  11. Such glorious memories you have afforded us dear Anita. Love the quote of beginning today. Gentle week to you dear...

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  12. Your blog expresses such beauty and peace...I am so glad I found it! Have a wonderful New Year's Celebration...I cannot wait to see what you have for us in 2012!

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  13. such beautiful images and memories! all the best to you and yours in 2012!

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  14. sweetpie SO MUCH eye candy that im sure to have gained weight -they are VERY pretty combinations and a record of an outstanding year enjoy the holidays
    Fay xxxx

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  15. Cant't wait for memories to be born in 2012!!!! Thanks for a lovely post and most of all a LOVELY friendship!

    Christmashug, Kristin

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  16. So much beauty on one page!!! It's gorgeous Anita & yes, what a wonderful world, the blogworld! Virtual friendships are truly beautiful :)
    Wishing you happy holidays & will come over here again in 2012! Don't want to miss it ;))
    Love from the Netherlands,
    Chantal

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  17. Anita,
    This is so beautiful. I really think you live in Paris and not a few miles from me :-)
    Big hugs,
    Suz

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  18. Hello Sweet Friend,

    How was your Christmas? I enjoyed reading this post, beautiful pictures!!! I wish you the best for the New Year. I hope you gone have a year full of love, happines and friendship.
    Hugs my friend,
    Liliane

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  19. Wowwww Anita !! what a beautiful post ....oh yes Paris.....that was great !!!...love for you happy week....and the best thing is that i met you in 2011 !!!...you are such a good friend to me...i love you with all my heart.....xxx...xxx...xxx...

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  20. Lovely! Looking forward to another year of Castles, crowns and cottages!
    Much love,
    Rayanne

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  21. Sooooo fun....thank you for such a wonderfully beautiful year ....happy dance!
    Can't wait for next years ride.
    Have a joyful few more days of glory dear one. Turkey pot pie in the oven and you are invited!!!xoxoxo

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  22. It's always a magical mystery tour and I love it!

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  23. Dear Anita,

    Thank you for sharing a fun filled year with us, it has been a pleasure getting to know you sweet friend.
    Also appreciate all the inspiration you share and your friendship.

    Wishing you a happy new Year and look forward to visiting you and your enchanting blog
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  24. Oh Anita~
    I LOVE this! A walk down memory lane with you...how fitting.
    I am STILL smiling from the most WONDERFUL visit with you!!!! What a wonderful 2 hours and 18 minutes! HAHAHAHAHA
    I have so much to say I don't even know where to begin.
    I am so grateful to you for opening up a whole new world for me...
    Your friendship means everything to me.
    Love you! xoxo

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  25. Hi Anita,

    I so loved your Link Party and I'm going to have to go revisit that...because I remember I was having issues making comments on certain blogs at the time. But I did get to meet a lot of other fabulous bloggers through that posting, thanks to you!

    And it's so funny that you brought that up...because I was thinking about that link party the other day and wondering if and when you'll have another one. Are you going to make it an annual thing?

    I hope you have a good evening...so happy to hear that you're off work for another week!!!

    Enjoy!
    Heidi

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  26. Its been a beautifully inspiring year sharing it with you.


    thank you for being my inspiring friend.
    xoxo
    Dore

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  27. Lovely as usual dear Anita. Looking forward to 2012.

    A Shiny Bright New Year to You,
    Sue

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  28. Dearest Anita,

    It has been a great year in retrospect and I'm grateful for having found you! We shared, read and wrote each other and the bonding goes on. Wishing you a Happy 2012 en dank je wel voor alle liefs!

    Mariette

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  29. Dearest, most inspirational friend!!!
    I am getting teary as I think of what a life-changing year this has been. Really, truly, I have been so, SO! blessed with your priceless friendship, and the incredible INSPIRATION you have given me and continue to give me every day, my precious friend.
    I am so grateful for you, and the world is a more poetic,beautiful, gentle, artistic, kind, MAGICAL place because you are in it, dear sister.
    I can't wait to see what magnificent creations you will bless us with in 2012!!!!
    God bless YOU, most beautiful Anita!
    LOVE YOU!!
    xoxo,
    - Irina :)))

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  30. Une année 2011 que j'ai eu grand plaisir à partager ...
    Je nous souhaite une année 2012 aussi belle et remplie d'amitié, de joie et de tendresse, de paix et d'amour.
    Je t'embrasse affectueusement chère Anita.
    Marie-Ange

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  31. Stunning beautiful images. Happy new year!

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  32. Oh lal la.....so many gorgeous photos!!
    Daisy~

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  33. Anita...thank YOU for the gift of your blog and it is just that, a magical, beautiful, uplifting and inspirational gift. When I visit your blog I feel like I have stepped into a beautiful old movie where everything is perfect and ethereal and civilized. I don't want to leave!! And then the images you choose are the perfect compliment. So thank you for this wonderful gift! All the best in 2012!! XOXO

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  34. Oh Anita...look at this...what a beautiful post...Great minds think alike ha ha..I am drafting a post for the end of 2011...it will be a year month by month...

    Your menu sounds lovely...I bet it was full of flavour...and chocolate to end...perfect!!! I shall toast you from The Land Down Under with pink bubbles on New Years Eve...Dzintra xo

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  35. Dear Anita

    What beautiful images, the way you can put those stunning images together that conjure up a magical adventure is amazing, you have such such style grace and warmth,

    It has been a joy to have met you!

    To friendship

    Denise

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  36. Hi Anita,
    Ta bannière est trop belle avec le gâteau bleu!
    J'adore toutes ces photos avec toutes ces couleurs!
    Quel enchantement!
    C'est un réel plaisir de regarder ton blog!
    Have a wonderful evening!
    XOXO

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  37. Do you know I can never listen to your music?? Not licensed here in Canada : (((
    I LOVE your banners. I'm always excited to see what you have created. Some stay with the same old same old. You are like me... we need change. LOVE LOVE LOVE them all.
    I think my favourite would have to be anything with the Tiffany blue in it.
    Oh before I forget. If you like Olsen Wilson you must watched "Midnight in Paris". I LOVED it. You will too. He goes back and forth from today to the 1920's. He meets Hemingway, Picasso and many more that you would LOVE. I will try and post about it soon.
    Still no little package from you : (
    I will let you know the minute I get it, promise. It does take a long time. You think I lived in China, lol.
    Happy New Year my dear Anita. When I say your name I always have in linger on my tongue. It puts a smile on my face. I took Sister to the mall yesterday, and had so much fun!! I will post about that too. We talked about my lovely maman Anita. See how pretty that sounds???
    It's a very typical day here in Canada.... Cold, snowy and blowing like crazy.
    Love You
    Love Me
    ooxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  38. Dear Anita,
    These pictures are truly amazing, and I remember many of them. Yes, this was such a special year. Those red ruby slippers - I wish I had them so I could click three times and they would take me to your home so I could give you a big hug. Anita, when I heard that song 'What A Wonderful World' on your playlist I had a happy heart. If only you knew what that song meant to me. There is a story behind that song for me, but in just a few words..that song reminds me of my dad, and when he passed away over 20 years ago I would hear it ALL THE TIME! Thank you for letting me hear that sweet music again. I hope the New Year brings you much joy, and I look forward to more of your creative and wonderful posts. Happy New Year, sweet Anita.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  39. Love, love, love your images and the way you put them together in such a fairytale kind of way! Hope you have a restful and creative break Anita, am so looking forward to sharing many things in 2012! xox

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  40. Anita,
    Your blog has been a magical place for me to visit; your lovely curated images and your way with words always inspire and transport me to a happy place. OVERALL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP. lots of LOVE to a beautiful soul. XX

    Looking forward to blogging in 2012 with you:-)

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  41. It was so great meeting you this year dear sweet Anita.
    I loved all your posts and comments on my blog. You are such a kind lady !!
    My wish for you is the most Happy New Year you have ever dreamed of.
    Love
    Mapi

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  42. Your blog posts have been a much-anticipated read for me every week since I recently found you. What a treasure you are! This blog is a charming little haven into which all who read can safely immerse themselves for moments of comfort, reverie and delight. Thank you for this place of magic, my dear!

    Keri

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  43. Wonderful Anita !!! we are looking forward another year filled of inspiration and beauty, here in fabulous your blog


    Muchos besos

    Cecilia

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  44. Merry Christmas Anita.. to you and Ruben
    I'm terribly late in wishing all my blog friends a lovely xmas... so perhaps I'll have to say Happy New Year instead..


    looking forward to another year of fun and inspiration.. ciao xxx Julie

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  45. Hello Sweet friend,
    Thank you for asking, my Christmas was so nice, we had dinner with my daughter and her boyfriend.
    I'm still waiting on some snow lol, do you have snow?
    I'm to creating some fairies, I have so many ideas :-)))
    Tomorrow I go to the hairdresser to dye my gray hair ;-)))
    Have a wonderful and healthy New Year my dear friend,
    Hugs liliane

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  46. Dear Anita, forgive me once again for being so late..I seem to be catching up on so much this past week! I have met so many wonderful people this past year, but only a very select few really made an impact. You are among those who changed me..changed my way of looking at things. I am so very lucky to have met you Anita, and to see things in a more pure light, to value what is really important, and to realize some of my own dreams with thanks to you. Your words have inspired me in so many ways, and taken me to places I dream of often. Thank you my friend for helping me get there...xoxo Christel

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  47. Anita,

    I love this roundup! Simply gorgeous so and *so* inspiring :) Hope you had a marvelous Christmas. And I wish you the most Happy- Happy New Year!

    HUGS <3

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  48. Dear Friend, I just read your email and was about to answer, when I thought "Maybe...???"And yes, you have done a midweek post and caught me off guard!!! And what a trip down Memory Lane!! I met you on May 28 at the Paris party, and that was the first night I really had fun blogging!! I always love to see that little girl and the Eiffel tower, which is why I had to buy those cards! Your headers are always a treat , as are your words. And I'm with Heidi...when is the next link party?????
    Love to you and Ruben in the coming year,and continued creativity!
    XO dawne

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  49. Evening dear one...I seem to be up burning the late night oil...but not for long. I have had a busy few days working on my book...lots to do and need to get some chapters completed before I head back to school..once school begins there is never enough time for anything!

    Hope your week is going well...I too start back Jan. 3rd!

    Love to you. xoxox

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  50. Another stunning post! Happy, Happy New Year to you!!! :)

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  51. (I think my computer just 'ate' the post I just posted.
    It was a good one too!
    Sigh,
    Maybe it will show up on your comments.
    Boo, hoo! : (

    You have touched my heart with all of your posts and stunning photos and prose.
    May your next year be equally as stunning and blissful.
    warm wishes for a wonderful New Year~
    Teresa in CA

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  52. What a lovely way to catch up on all I missed this year. Wishing you a wonderful 2012 xx

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  53. May the next year be wonderful and filled with friendship !
    I intend to pick-up blogging in the new year as much as I possibly can .
    Thank you so much for the beautiful home-made card you send me .....
    I wanted to write to you but my house was so filled these days ....
    friends family christmas birthday ( Elisabeth) and Anna who is staying for a week ( lives in France )
    Today I am home alone ( for a few hours ) and I am blogging !
    Wishing you well and all the best !

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  54. I LOVE the quote that says "A year from now you may wish you started today." Very motivating!! Happy New Year, Anita!! xo

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  55. you are just sooo wonderful...and i love it here at your castles crowns and cottages...and i love your sentiments..to me...happy, happy wishes my dearest for everything good and beautiful...xoxo Eden

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  56. Good morning! I came back for some inspiration, and a beautiful start to my day! Thank you for the comment on my blog, and the wonderful unique card. I save cards and momentos from dear friends, this is among my favorites! In response to your comment, My winter photo, also the front of my Christmas card is in fact a photo taken from my back door, looking out on our driveway. I felt as if I were in Narnia when taking that photo, it was magical, and so still..a beautiful scene. Have a great day! XOXOX Christel

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  57. Dearest Anita, it is you that we should thank. You have been such a inspiration and an angel on our shoulders with your kind and loving words throughout the year. I have missed you so and I look forward to returning regularly. Thank you so much for your kind words on my post, I can't tell you how much they mean. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and you are enjoying your break. Have the Happiest of New Years sweet friend and I will see you soon!!

    xoxoxoxox

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  58. Yes happy new years Anita and wishing you and your family a healthy and very happy 2012. I added some music for this week to my own blog after getting the idea from you, so its a nice touch and may use it again from time to time in the future. Your pal from Amish country. Richard

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  59. Anita Bonita :) There is no doubt you have thee most beautiful headers!
    I love this blog of yours and you of course! What a grand year!
    Hm, what will 2012 bring?
    Lots of love
    gi gi

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  60. It was a wonderful year of your pictures, Anita... especially that trip we all took to Paris! Looking forward to 2012. Happy New Year sweet girl!

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  61. Bonjour chere sweet Anita, it seems like 2011 started running weeks ago and still is heading to the finish, I can hardly keep up with time. But here I am, you are in my mind many times more as I come to visit your magical place. I started my own trip down memory lane earlier this week. I always do when the end of a year is near. What will 2012 be like? I do look forward to a whole New Year of inspiring, uplifting and lovely friendship with YOU here in your lovely little corner of the world. I believe you are no longer on fb, are you?
    Much love always xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  62. Oh My Dear you have imprinted so MANY splendid memories upon my mind and heart...thank you for yet another year of giggles...joy...but most importantly love. Such a kindred you are dearest.

    I have a HOUSE FULL right now, but it is a house full of LAUGHTER...FOOD...BOARD GAMES...FOOD...MOVIES...FOOD...and much LOVE. So much fun...SO MUCH FOOD...LOL.

    Every one pulls out on the third...Lizzy is flying out of the Abbotsford airport, Mom is hopping on the bus, and Ryan is flying out of Vancouver to India for a month...should be a busy day, but ahhhh the quiet on the 4th.Will get a bit furniture ready for the shop as soon as time permits.

    Thank you for stopping by daily to sprinkle a bit of your JOY in my neck of the woods...so sorry I could not join you in the back yard to build a snowman, there was just too much CrAzInEsS in this old house to escape.

    Looking forward to a year filled with your smiles and loveliness,
    HAPPY NEW YEAR, DEAR SWEET BACK DOOR FRIEND...xoxo...rosie

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  63. Happy almost 2012 my dear friend!!!
    I can hardly believe 2011 is coming to a close!!! It has been wonderful getting to know you this year!!!
    I love this post with some of my favorite photos from posts throughout the year!!!
    I have had sinus headaches all week; we had snow on Monday & today it's much warmer so I think the changing temperatures are wreaking havoc on my sinuses!!! My parents will be visiting next week on their way to Arizona. They rent a home there for 3 months to avoid the cold midwest weather!!! My mom has had lots of knee and foot problems. Arizona is much better for her during the winter. When it gets really icy- it's so dangerous for her and a fall could result in a devastating injury.
    Do you have any new years plans? We don't yet; we may stay home.
    Hope you're having a great day!!!
    Hugs!!!! Shannon :-)

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  64. Anita,
    here is the address for you to send me copies of the theatres you have created I to will be listing mine I am just trying to get it all together with photo time and packing goods prices.
    xoxo
    Dore
    Email me at.......

    DH4designs@aol.com

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  65. dear anita, your pictures are so wonderful. i love your posts, always. this is such a special post with piece and silence. love it.
    i wish you a wonderful year 2012 with luck, hapiness and of course health. lovely greets and kisses,
    maren anita :*

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  66. What a lovely blog you have! I'm a new follower! Wishing you a wonderful 2012!

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  67. How delightful it always is to see your smiling face gracing the comments page on my blog!!!

    The new year is almost here, I wonder what WONDER is in store for us?!?!?!?!

    Love you!
    Violet

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  68. Anita- The amound of time and love you put into your posts always touches me...
    Have a pretty New Year,
    Kristin

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  69. I open your gorgeous blog and I see my precious Eva!
    Bonne année mon amie.
    xx
    V

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  70. was fun to see again all these beautiful photos that you so amazingly put together....just perfectly to go with the words that accompany them.
    Can't wait to see what you come up with for the New Year.
    I know it will be more wonderful things to inspire all of us.
    Happy New Year to you gorgeous.

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  71. Oh Anita I am catching up here...yes...the SISTAS of April...how special is that...and we all celebrate over the month!!! A lovely lovely month weatherwise too for all of us I think...Dzintra xo

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  72. My Dear Anita,
    Words can not express the joy of finding such wonderful people and fast friendships as I have in these past brief months of blogging. Connecting with people of like minds has been awe inspiring. Thank you for sharing your gift and feeding our creative souls with your beautiful words.
    May 2012 richly bless you and yours with health, happiness and magical dreams.
    Big hugs,
    Patti

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  73. Can't imagine photos any more beautiful than the ones I've just seen, but I know you have some magical tricks up your sleeve just waiting to be shared in 2012, so I"ll patiently look forward to your posts each time, and revel in the beauty. So glad we connected this year and look forward to more time shared together in the new year.

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  74. Dearest Anita

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year and may each new day glow in sunshine.

    You blog has brought me much delight and happiness this past year. Your kindness support and comments are much appreciated.

    Helen xx

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  75. Oh Anita thank you so much...your comment really touched me...Those potato things are just so yummy...and very easy...Boil whole potatoes for 10minutes...peel...cool...grate...shape into rounds or make a big one and fry...delicious!!! Happy New Year my sweet...wishing you much Peace, Joy and Contentment...and I shall drink to you with some pink bubbles...Much Love, Dzintra xo

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  76. Thank you for all of the beautiful inspiration you provide day after day. Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!!

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  77. It has been fun, hasn't it? I do love visiting you and your magical world every week. It is so detached from the hum drum world. It always makes my spirit a little lighter looking at the photos you've gathered with fluff and feathers and pure true words. May 2012 be a great year for you!

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  78. I just found your blog and it is so lovely! Thanks for sharing all your talent with us.

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  79. Me, too, Anita!!!I want to wish you a wonderful, happy and blessed NEW YEAR!!!

    Kristin♥♥♥

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  80. gasp!...i love everything i see here....and now i am following too!.....just lovely!

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  81. Merci pour cette belle année passée en ta compagnie.
    Tous mes voeux pour la nouvelle et qu'elle soit aussi savoureuse.
    Je t'embrasse.
    Fine.

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  82. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH, my sweet friend - thank you for sharing all this magic, beauty and love and thank you soooooo much, for all your inspiration, dearest Anita!!!! Wish you A BLESSED AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

    Hugs from Jade & Sheila

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  83. Oh honey, your posts are so beautiful, so touching and so memorable, that I want to save them all in a book and sit and leaf through them on days that I need nothing but beauty in my life.
    Thank you for that.
    See you in the New Year .. 2012 .. how amazing is that ??
    besitos, C

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  84. Happy Friday Anita Bonita :)
    Ooo, I can never get enough of your eye candy and beautiful words!
    Thank you for your frienship, your loving words, and being so inspiratioal!
    Much love to you!
    Do u have big plans to ring in the new year?

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  85. Hello - I'm your newest follower! Such a beautiful post, including the lovely music. I really enjoyed it! Happy New Year!
    Cindy

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  86. Happy New Year Anita. Coming here this year has been like opening up a special gift with each post that you illustrate with your beautiful eye candy and words.

    Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with many joys and blessings.

    Karen

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  87. Dear Anita, may your new year be filled with the best emotions ever!!! Love you and our friendship!!!
    Much love and health and peace!!!
    Bela

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  88. Beautiful music and memories. Wishing the very best year for you in 2012. I will still be dropping by God willng..
    Love to you sweet Anita


    yvonne

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  89. Your creativity is beyond amazing. Words cannot describe it for me. I am always enthralled and get lost in your magic. I shall look forward to more in an exciting new year. Best, best wishes to you dear friend, Fiona

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  90. Thank you from the great depths of my loving heart for letting me share with you your journeys of boundless beauty and inspiration. I raise a glass of the finest French champagne to you and say cheers to more exciting adventures together in 2012! I wish you health, love and great happiness, Anita! Big hugs! X

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  91. Happy new year dear friend, I hope and pray that 2012 is everything that you hope and dream it will be! I am so happy to have found you, it was a gift from God the day I started blogging and opened a new window into the world.

    Have a safe and happy new year, xoxo Elizabeth

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  92. You know, the picture of those three, beautiful, little girls is STILL my favorite. What angelic faces full of wonder...so adorable!
    ...And the mouse!!!!??? Can we say enough about that MAGICAL mouse??? LOL LOL Absolutely adorable!!!
    Happy New Year, my wonderful friend.
    I'll call you later on today (wish me luck!!!!) ;)
    Huge hugs XO

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  93. Such beauty, overflowing creativity and sparkling magic!

    Bonne Annee mon amie!

    Love to you and Ruben, Sherry

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  94. Sending you ooooooodles of love for today...the last of 2011...your friendship has been such a blessing to me! I am sad about 2011 leaving us but excited about what is to come. May your day be filled with sweet memories of the year and your heart be excited and filled with hope as me step into the new year together. xoxox

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  95. chère Anita,

    Oh là là... plus beaucoup commentaires...mais - je veut dire Merci pour ton Blog - comme un rêve...

    Pour toi et ta famille je souhaîte de tout mon coeur une BONNE ANNÈE 2012 avec SANTÈ et beaucoup de Joie au vivre!!!

    Je t `embrasse bien fort et à bientôt..

    Amitiés ta Birgit d `Allemagne

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  96. Sooooo beautiful! I wish you the very best in 2012, Anita. Happy New Year. Mona

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  97. Bonjour my beautiful Anita! what a wonderful year you have given us in pictures and words... thank you so much for making the world a more beautiful place.
    i was just dropping by to wish you a happy new year, filled with magic, happiness creativity.. and friendship.
    xo sandra

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  98. What a wonderful review!

    Happy New Year!!!

    ♥ Franka

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  99. Hello you! Here's to another year of positive thoughts and uplifting posts from our Mistress of "all that is beautiful and elegant and SUPERB!" Keep them coming....pleeeeese.
    From your friends in the Hollow, especially Hamish, who sends a Honking good New Years wish.

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  100. Nita, I love you so dearly! you are such wonderful person and artist! I am so blessed to know you and be called your "friend"!
    It fell so good to see all yoru title pictures as it felted like a flash back of this year!
    love you so much!!!!

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  101. Hello dear friend!
    Your banners are what 'drew me in' to your blog when I first saw them somewhere in the spring of 2011. I could not resist Oooing and awwing at the stunning photos from all around the world. Then, your other earthly prose touched my heart with joy and peace. And 'Fly Like a Bird' by the Beatles was so enchanting with the video you posted. I was in HEAVEN!!!
    and over the moon too!
    We are at my oldest brother's this evening to have soup and cheeses and bread and corn bread (laugh!)and crackers...a relaxing evening with family and playing games and whatever else we come up with. We are non-drinkers, except maybe for Martinelli's sparkling apple cider. And World Market had some vintage soda pop...Bubble Up! And Nesbits Orange Soda so I splurged and got some! I wish they still made Squirt the way they used to with REAL grapefruit juice in it, you could see the succulent particles of grapefruit inside the drink. It was soooo good!
    Well, dearest, enjoy creating and have a relaxing New Year's Eve.
    Time flies way too fast! I want to enjoy this next year and really stop to smell the roses along the way.
    XXOO
    Teresa

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  102. Dear Anita,

    I am so sorry to hear you have been sick for 2 months! Are you feeling better at all? Would you believe it that this is the first week I have been able to visit blogs?! This month has been the busiest of months. I have gotten sick three different times since Thanksgiving, but am finally well. I have finally learned that getting enough sleep is so important.
    How was your Christmas? I hope it was filled with lots of joy and family. Mine was wonderful. Christmastime certainly goes by too fast. I am excited about a new year. A new start to goals. It is rather refreshing!
    I hope your new year is filled with more of your dreams coming true! As I look back over the past year, I am grateful I was able to meet you!
    xoxo

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  103. All best wishes, Dear Anita, for a wonderful 2012!

    I hope all your dreams come true.

    XOXOXO,

    Sheila :-)

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  104. Oh! Anita
    You have finished two beautiful Cinderella Theatres! They are so very charming! You must post them on your blog! I only chanced across them as I felt led to go to your Etsy shop! Everyone will adore them!
    Cheers!
    Teresa

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  105. Happy New Year dear Anita. I am all the richer for knowing you!
    Di
    x

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  106. Happy New Year, to you and Reuben dear Anita.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2012, may you have good health, happiness and all your dreams come true.

    Sending love & hugs
    Carolyn

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  107. One of the treasures I discovered in 2011 was your blog! I love your creative eye! May you have many many blessings and much joy in 2012!!

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  108. Happy New Year! Discovering c c and c has been a highlight for me!

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  109. What a brilliant post!

    Happy New Year!! Hope your year is filled with many blessings!

    Nancy

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  110. thank you for a year of joy
    and i'm looking forward to 2012
    and what you have to show us...
    i'm reminded of your talent
    and creativity every day when i
    look at your beautiful drawing on my desk...
    Happy New Year Mon Amie
    BEAR HUGS ~victoria~

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  111. Anita, stopping by again to see these lovely images once again. Happy New Year to you. Visits to Castles Crowns and Cottages have added much joy to 2011. I look forward to much more in 2012.
    Hugs and best wishes ~ Sarah

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  112. Sending you the Happiest New Year Wishes Ever my friend. I look forward to many more wonderful visits with you in 2012 xo

    Always Wendy

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  113. Sweetpie Anita HAPPY NEW YEAR its chaos out there !! the fireworks are bursting my windows !!! I must go off to dream thankyou for all the deliciopus things this year ans all the fun and friendship and looking forward to more this NEW YEAR 2012
    you two mice hugs and kisses Fay xxxx

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  114. goodness c=gracious sausage it s now a band and 40 0000 whistles this will be on for more hours!! yes my little bird eyes will be all over the place this year !!! tweet tweet soit its midnight 26 away I fly to s=nuggle in my nest wiht a BIG HAT ON MY EARS !!!! tee hee love and stuff xxxx

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  115. hip, hip, happy new year!!! to you sweet anita...may the coming year bring you the best of everything!
    erin
    xxoo

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  116. Anita what a treat to see your images and headers together; so inspirational!!

    All the best in 2012!

    I hope you will enter my Giveaway From Serena & Lily!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  117. The happiest of New Years to you dear Anita!!!
    I am forever grateful that I am so blessed to have met you xo
    Joy overflowing and even more into this new year!

    All my love,
    Deborah xoxoxoxo

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  118. Hi Anita,
    I am wishing you personally a Happy New Year

    Bonne Année
    Good Health, Good Year :)

    I know you posted a new post I see the photo on my sidebar, but when I go to your site all I see is your Dec 27th posting. I wonder if blogger is acting up. do you see your new post?

    The photo on my sidebar is of a curtain tied back with a finial knob!
    I will have to check back later to see if it is loaded.
    xoxo
    Dore

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  119. HNY Anita. It's now 3am and I'm just going to bed after spending a champagne fueled night with good friends. You still have a couple of hours to go. Enjoy!
    Di
    X

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  120. Happy New Year Dearest Anita!!!
    Its good to have friends that you can say...Remember When!!!
    I wish for you to have a most wonderful year and good health to you and yours.
    XXOO Marie Antionette

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  121. Anita,
    It amazes me how you get so many comments on your blog postings, and yet, I always find a response from you! It's so wonderful to read your inspiring words and to browse through the magical, almost angelic images you choose. I've never met you in person and yet I feel connected to you through this blog universe who help us find kindred spirits. Thank you for your positive postings, and uplifting comments. May 2012 be filled of happiness, joy, peace, love, health, and everything your heart desires. Thank you so much for being a dear blog friend!!!

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  122. Happy New year my dear friend!
    Love and blessings,
    Penny

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  123. I want to wish you a happy newyear Anita! I loved your beautiful posts in 2011, and I hope I see more of your beautiful blog in 2012!
    Hugs Ester

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  124. HAPPY MAGIICAL NEW YEAR ANITA THANK YOU FOR SO MUCH MAGICAL BEAUTY THAT YOU PRESENTED TO US IN 2011 I LOVE EVERY POST THAT YOU DO YOU ARE READY TO WRITE A BOOK DEAR ANITA!!!MAY LOVE PEACE AND HEALTH BE WITH YOU ALL YEAR..BLESSINGS SANDRA

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  125. Your page always,,WOW!
    It makes me happy. I get energy desire to create to.
    I´m so glad i found yor page.

    A Happpy New Year I wish you.

    Elizabethan
    www.elizabethgarden.blogspot.com

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  126. Hello again!

    Have you published a book?

    Hug
    Elizabethan

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  127. I'm DROOLING over your blog! I'm such a turquoise maniac, and so many great turquoise pictures!!

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