Appreciating

Linda and Annabel - Päkapikks and Christmas Magic!

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Oh how I love my little Estonian Päkapikk! She came all the way across land and sea from Estonia, just to live with me!!

Kathy = Christmas in Poland and Happiness at the Dinner Table!

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Image by Kathy - Polwig.com

Thanks to a very busy food wizard and mom of three, during the winter holidays I was able to share a little about the rich traditions and customs that are a part of the Christmas season in Poland.

Arielle Takes Us on a Mid-winter Vacation to Tropical Okinawa, Japan!

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Arielle's photo of billboard advertising Christmas dinner from KFC on Okinawa, Japan. 

The winter holidays were extra special for me this year because four very generous online friends were willing to share their own stories of Winter Holiday celebrations and traditions in Japan, Poland, Estonia and Italy.

I completely understand how much work and thought and time went into the pictures and words that made up each story. I am grateful beyond words.

A Valentine to My Daughter

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Happy Valentines Day to my beautiful daughter Diane and my handsome Grandkitty, Pushkin!

In giving me the this little blog-ship so that I could venture out into internet space - specifically the crafty blogiverse, Diane has given me two most excellent gifts: connections with amazing, brilliant, talented friends, and opportunities for learning and exploring new ways to express myself artistically.

I have never kept my appreciation a secret!

Maryline Collioud-Robert - Another Renaissance Artist

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Image by Maryline Collioud-Robert

Beautiful image, isn't it? It is one of my favorites from Maryline Collioud-Robert's "Inspiration" series.

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