Friday, January 1, 2010

~NEW YEAR BEGINNINGS - Making Room for Change~

~BLESSINGS FOR 2010~

As hard as it is for me to believe, today marks the one year anniversary of my humble bloggie. The past 365 days have ushered in lots of exciting changes into my life and enough familiarity to keep me grounded. I will miss 2009. It was a good year. I'm deeply thankful for all the good and lovely things that have come my way while trying at the same time to stay positive about the things that proved to be a tad bit unsettling.

I've never been a person to look back. Still, I've found that taking a peek into the rear view mirror of my past is good for me. For how can I know where I'm going if I don't know where I've been? Is it possible for me to make better choices if I don't reflect upon those that left me wanting and hungering for more?

I think not.

And so, I begin the new year ahead with a heart full of promise that 2010 will be all I need it to be. May it be a year filled with good things, positive life lessons and a deep, maybe even profound understanding of why I am on this journey.

These things I pray for you as well.

I am blessed to have each of you follow along. I love reading your comments and your encouraging thoughts. I love your muse, your gentle advise and the sharing of your life's experiences, talents, joys and challenges. You never fail inspire me with your creativity or to bless me with your praise...

Thank you all. So very, very much.

Early next week I will begin sharing with you some of the things I have planned for this year. Stay tuned for pictures of the fabulous Chandelier my Mr. AGPMan gifted me for my birthday as well as the photos of TWO 2die4 China Cabinets we just transformed into something Shabby-Cottage-Chic-WONDERFUL! :) I continue to love all things romantic and will be sharing lots of tips, ideas, graphics and tutorials this year as well!

Additionally, I'll be updating you on just WHERE I plan to go with my A GATHERING PLACE Website (and why it's been on hiatus for so long), news about eBay and Etsy, as well as the location change of my local antique mall space...

Oh...and I'll be having a little Give-a-way for my Blogiversary, too!

Blessings to you as you enjoy the first day of 2010.

An Ever Grateful, Rebecca

47 comments:

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Rebecca,
Happy New Year to you and your family!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

debbie said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU, REBECCA AND MR. AGPMAN
I HAVE LOVED YOU SINCE THE DAY YOU WALKED THROUGH AMY'S HOSPITAL ROOM. THERE WAS A SWEET SPIRIT ABOUT YOU AND I HAVE NEVER TOLD YOU THIS BUT WHEN I WATCH YOU TALK YOU SO REMIND ME OF BETTE MIDLER....I CAN NEVER SPELL HER NAME....I AM NOT SAYING YOU ARE OF HER CHARACTER BUT I THINK SHE IS VERY PRETTY AND SHE HAS A VERY DISTINCT VOICE.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS AND ENCOURAGEMENT AND FOR ATTENDING AMY'S GOING HOME SERVICE.
I WAS TELLING A CHRISTIAN FRIEND I E MAIL JUST YESTERDAY....GOD NEVER SAID THERE WOULD NOT BE PAIN, THERE WOULD NOT BE GRIEF, BUT THAT HE WOULD PROVIDE THE HOLY GHOST AS OUR COMFORTER AND THE PROVISIONS TO HELP US PART OUR RED SEA.
I HOPE WE CAN GET TOGETHER SOON. IT WOULD BE FUN.
LOVE YOU
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE
I FORGOT TO TELL YOU I HAVE A NEW BLOG: SIMPLY DEBBIE
YOU CAN GET THERE FROM MY PROFILE PAGE ON THERE'S AN ANGEL ON MY FRONT PORCH OR THE URL:
http://iamsimplydebbie.blogspot.com

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Happy New Year to you sweet Rebecca! Always a joy to visit, and I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us this year my friend....
Hugs ♥ Teresa

Rebecca said...

To Debbie...You crack me up! I've been told the thing about Ms. Bette before...I've also been told I remind people of THE NANNY (Fran)...OMGOSH! Say it isn't so!

I found your new bloggie on my own! :)

xoR

The Blog Authoress said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! ♥

Catherine said...

Happy New Year and many blessings to you!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Dear Rebecca! I'm wishing you love, happiness, and joy as you adventure into the new year! Your changes sound exciting and I can't wait to hear more. It's been such a pleasure and treasure getting to know you over the past year. You are a true friend! Blessings and joy! Coralie

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Dear Bette...er Rebecca :), I have so loved taking this journey with you. I am looking forward to sharing another year of laughs and maybe a few tears with you but most of all I look forward to your gentle inspiration.
Happy New Year!
xxoo, Sue

Lisa said...

I am ready for change! Bring it on!! hehe
Happy New Year! Hope it is your best yet!
Hugs, Lisa

Dolores said...

Good morning sweet and beautiful Rebecca!
Happy Blog-anniversary to you. I don't know how I found your blog, but I'm so thankful that I did. Your sweetness, love of God, family, friends and all things beautiful... and your positive attitude always lifts my spirits and makes my heart sing.
I look forward to 2010, and following along on A Gathering of Thoughts.
Love,

Shelia said...

Happy New Year, Dear Most Beautiful One! I'm so blessed to have gotten to know you this year! I wish you the very bestest for this new year! I just had to pop in to say hello as we're off again in a couple days!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Linda said...

Hi Rebecca,
Happy New Year...and Happy Blog Anniversary!

Your picture doesn't seem like you would sound like Bette Midler or Fran Drescher...That's fun to know.

You sure have a lovely blog and I know you are a lovely person!!!!

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Good Morning Dear Rebecca,
I am so looking forward to sharing this New Year with you and to see all of the wonderful things that God has in store for us, you continue to inspire all of us, and like Debbie I knew when I first met you that there was such a sweet spirit about you
Congratulations on your one year anniversary, I am so glad you moved into this wonderful neighborhood known as Bloggersville.
Blessings
Sue

Wilhelmiina said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. I found here the other blogs and your blog is gorgeous. Roses is so sweet -i love it too :)

I joined a reader.
Best Regards Wilhelmiina

becky said...

Happy New Year Rebecca!

June said...

Happy New Year Rebecca! I wish for you joy of the sweetest kind and will be following you around where ever 2010 takes you!
love and hugs
June

ceekay said...

Happy New Year! Anxious to see what you have in store for 2010!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Rebecca... wishing you and your family a beautiful new year... I am excited to see all of the wonderful things you have lined up for 2010... xoxo Julie Marie

Abby said...

Happy New Year Rebecca! I had only discovered you a little while back but your blog is one I visit often and enjoy reading and taking in every word you write. You have a sweet soul and it comes through each time I read your posts....thank you! Can't wait to see what the new year brings here.

Abby:)

Terra said...

Bette Midler huh? Now I want to meet you in person :)
Like you I tend to look forward rather than back, but it is good to glance back from time to time too.
As for my own goals, I shared 4 writing goals for 2010 with my band of 6 writer friends.
Happy New Year to You and to All,
Terra

Miss Gracie's House said...

Happy New Year, Rebecca! Your energy is amazing...and an encouragement. Can't wait to see *all* that you have planned...
Rene'

Piney Rose said...

Happy New Year, Rebecca! I look so forward to the blessings this new year will bring. I am so glad our paths have crossed - you are such a dear, and you have the gift of encouragement. I so look forward to seeing that chandelier and the cabinets, and what your plans are for 2010!!!

Marilyn said...

Happy New Year to you both my dear friend! I look forward to more blogging & sharing of ideas as the year goes on!
Have a Great NEW Decade!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Rebecca said...

OK Peeps...Here's a PS to the comment made about Bette Midler and the Nanny...

I've had people tell me that before that my antics remind me of Bette Midler...IS THAT A COMPLIMENT? I asked my hubby about it and he said "Nope...don't see any resemblance, but you are a NUT like she is! Maybe that is what people mean!?"

And...about the Nanny (Fran D)...

When the Nanny was popular on TV I would hear ONCE IN A WHILE that my laugh was similar to hers! But..I TELL YOU HONESTLY...I do not TALK or SOUND LIKE HER!!!!

I do wish I had her BOD, though (Fran, not Bette)! :) :) :)

xoRebecca

Victorian1885 said...

Happy..Healthy..2010 to you & your Family! I look forward to seeing what you have planned for the New Year. Take care!
Wanda

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Rebecca, I hope that you have the best year of your life in 2010 and that God enriches your life greatly, Blessings always, Maureen....

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I am looking forward to seeing what you have coming in the new year. And I always look forward to seeing the beautiful pictures you have a the beginning of your post. They are all always gorgeous. So shabby chic pink and pretty. Hope you and yours have a wonderful year.
Hugs, Pat

Barbara Jean said...

So looking forward to hear all your news for 2010, and pray you will be blessed with peace and hope in all you do.

Thank you for the inspiration you are to all of us.

blessings

barbara jean

SHABBY.VINTAGE.BLISS said...

DEAR REBECCA,
SO THIS MORNING I AM SITTING HERE FINISHING UP COUNTING THE ENTRIES FOR MY DRAWING AND I COME ACROSS YOUR COMMENT THIS MORNING. MY HUBBY WAS IN THE KITCHEN AND SAYS " WHY ARE YOU CRYING, DID SOMEONE WRITE YOU SOMETHING MEAN ON THERE, WHO WOULD DO THAT?" WELL IT TOOK ME A MINUTE TO STOP CRYING (IT ISN'T PRETTY TRYING TO TALK WHEN YOU ARE CRYING, HOW DO THEY DO IT ON SOAP OPERAS?) ANYWAY I EXPLAINED TO HIM WHO WROTE IT AND WHAT IT SAID AND HIS ONLY RESONSE WAS..."THERE AREN'T TOO MANY NEAT PEOPLE LIKE THAT ON THIS EARTH TO GO AROUND, I'M GLAD YOU HAVE HER TO TALK TO" INDEED, I AM GLAD TOO. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING YOU. I HOPE YOU TOO HAVE A BLESSED 2010. I AM GLAD I HAVE KNOWN YOU AS LONG AS I HAVE. I THINK YOUR DEAR FRIEND GLAPHRE IS MAKING SURE YOU AREN'T TOO LONELY BY GIVING YOU NEW FRIENDS TO SHARE HER LESSONS AND GRACE WITH. BIG HUGE HUGS. YOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PERSON. HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND.... P.S.. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR CHANDELIER!!!

~~Deby said...

Happy Blogaversary to you...
I have not been the best blogger this year and plan to do better..in twenty ten....
Your blog and sweet spirit and of course TALENT...with a big capital *T* are a blessing..

deby

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi there, little one, Happy New Year!

Congratulations on your first year blogging anniversary. You must have started right before me.

Wishing you all of God's best this year, Rebecca, and your family.

XOXO
Barb

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hello my Sweet,
Isn't it great to see another NY in & one that I JUST KNOW is going to be brimming over with all the pleasures, joy, love & laughter that life has to offer. I honestly feel as I approach my 50th birthday my life is just going to get better & better, I have managed to get through a very difficult year (but then you know that) & it feels so good to have left it all behind by the mere movement of a clock hand. Congrats on your first year in this amazing blogland I have loved coming along for the ride with you...

Lyn xxx

BECKY said...

Happy New Year right back atcha, Rebecca!! am SO looking forward to all of your news and all that you have to share in 2010!! I know it will be wonderful!!

Congratulations on your blogaversary!!! I skipped right over mine, and may have to do something special for spring for my friends!!

Praying all of God's very best for you and Mr. AGP!!

You're a blessing and delight!!
Love n hugs,
Becky

Cathy said...

Happy New Year!!!

I am soooo looking forward to what 2010 will hold for us all!!! I look forward to sharing the New Year with you sweet friend!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Cynthia K. said...

Rebecca ~ I don't know what this year holds for me but I do know that I want you and your blog in it. It MUST be a better year for me because I lost my husband, mother and younger brother in 2009. I am so ready for less painful times.

Have a Beautifully Blessed New Year...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

blushing rose said...

Chuckle! Trust me, she doesn't sound like either Bette Midler nor Fran Drescher at all. She is just Rebecca, her own self ...

Happy New Year Rebecca. Wishes of joy, peace & beauty throught= this year. As ever, xo Marydon

Cathy said...

Happy New Year Rebecca! Here's to another year of wonderful blogging!

Cathy ♥

Ginger said...

Happy New Year Rebecca, can't believe 2009 is gone. It was a good year. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us on your blog!!! I would love to meet you for lunch, I will let you know when I can come it is suppose to snow tomorrow I hear!! I feel so blessed are paths have crossed and hope to have a long friendship with you dear friend. Now I am really intrigued, Bette or Fran?? LOL
Hugs
Ginger

Anonymous said...

I have followed you for a while now, peeking in and reading every word. Soaking up every idea but afraid to put myself out there. So, in 2010, here goes. I look forward to seeing your beautiful works of art. Have a very happy New Year!

Rebecca said...

To Anonymous:

PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE MY FRIEND! When I started my Blog on 1/1/09 I was soooo afraid. I honestly thought "What do I have to say?" and "Who will even CARE if my walls are white, cream, blush or taupe!"

Guess what? Somebody did! We all have something to offer...

NOW...GO FOR IT!

xoRebecca

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Rebecca: Happy New Year to you. Congratulations on our one year anniversay. It is mine too. Wishing you God's best in 2010. Martha

Darlene said...

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. It is always fun to meet another Oklahoma blogger. I wish you and your family many blessings in 2010!♥

Cherished Treasures said...

Dear Sweet Rebecca,
Happy New Year To You !!!
Can't wait to see what you have in store for use for 2010.
It is always a pleasure to stop by and see what inspiration you have to share with us.
God has truly gifted you with many, many talents.
XOXOXO, Carol

Nanbon44 said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Rebecca, I always enjoy my time with you here, You have such a relaxing area that all who enter it may feel at home.

Sares said...

Happy anniversary Rebecca! I look forward to seeing what changes and beautiful things you will have to share with us in the coming year. It is always such a sweet joy to visit you here. I hope you have a wonderful year!

Roselle said...

Rebecca: Happy New Year and Happy Blog Anniversary! I am so glad I found you all those years ago on eBay. Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2010. I wish your antique mall store was in New Jersey! Is your website going to be listed at an online marketplace?Anyway, thank you for your inspiration, sweetness and the spells you weave with your beautiful words. Here's to a blessed, healthy 2010.
Roselle in NJ

ShabbyTammie said...

Oh I simply love your blog..
Thankyou for your comment on my blog I love the holly hobbie pics too..
I added your link on my blog..
Hope you have a wonderful 2010..
xoxo

Blog Archive