December 31, 2016


Hello Loves...
Happy New Year's Eve!
Have you shopped the after Christmas sales yet?
I was not really going to make a point of this,
however, I did pick up a few really cute and fun bargains!
The first item was this darling, darling little Scottie Tin 
of Walkers Shortbread cookies!
Of course, everything was 50% to 70% on sale!

Then I spied these PRECIOUS little note cards
on the dollar isle...simply adore them!

Love the woolen plaid scarf which I may wear
use as a table runner next year!
It was only $7.00!
I am always on the look out for plaid wrapping paper
and when I came across these...oh yes....I needed wrapping paper!
This most likely will determine my decorating theme for next year!

Now how sweet is this little sugar and creamer?
$12.00 at Joss and Main!

Hey..let's drop in on Atlanta and catch a glimpse
of their festivities to end the season!

It was a cold, blustery night,
but perfect to pay a visit to the
Chinese Lantern Festival!
You know kiddos...constant motion.....

I think Miss Irma, Luke's Ohio Grandma
has had the time of her life this visit!

Aw...love this of Miss M and her sweet little boy!

Rob was able to come home for the New Year's weekend
to celebrate a best friend turning the big 3-Ohhhhhh!
Since he has parties to attend,
we reserved a little time with him for lunch on the Square!

This is one of our favorite dining spots...
always crowded...a sure sign of yummy food!

A Pinot for lunch?
Don't mind if I do......
after all....we are celebrating right?

Divine as always.....

Well. that's a wrap for 2016 lovies!
Today we are golden...
Happy 2017....stay safe and Be HappY!


  1. We used to love Square Burger!! Great pics of your adorable family. Have a happy, healthy New Year, dear Betsy!

    1. Wishing you the happiest and healthiest 2017 Katie! Stay warm by the fireside!

  2. You found some great items at the end of season sales! I love plaid for Christmas, too. Love seeing the family pictures and glad you got some time with your son. -Jenn

    1. Thank you Jenn! It was a great gift! Looking forward to 2017 and hope it's a great year for everyone! Stay warm love!

  3. a purr-fect way to end your year.....lunch with your boy and snuggles with ms. mae....purr-fection! (crackin myownself up!)
    Happy New Year, my friend...........may all the days of 2017 be exactly as you want them to be!!!

    1. Happy New Year Janey! I so hope your son is on the road to recovery and that 2017 is the best for him! Big hugs!

  4. Betsy you picked up some cute Christmas items on sale. Yesterday I was able to pick up some napkins and cards and wrapping paper. You can't beat half price. Happy New Year to you and yours, dear one. xo ♥

    1. Sounds perfect to me Martha Ellen! Now is the time to purchase for next year! Have a wonderful New Year for 2017!

  5. So hard to believe this year is almost over. Happy New Year! Love your after Christmas sales items. The Scottie tin is just adorable.

    1. The year just few by didn't it Kathy? Let's hope for good 2017 and we are all peaceful, healthy and happy! Big hugs!

  6. Happy New Year's Eve and a Happy New Year to you and yours and that includes Miss Mae. So glad that she is doing so very well. I was looking at your beautiful header and imagining what it might look like for January. I have grown to adore your headers!


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