december web stuff

Ok, ok. Don't put your recipes boxes away yet. I promise I'll ask tomorrow, but first I need to take care of some business.11/02/09 11/02/09 a favorite from last month . . . . . . . . . . . The Noticing Project: Heather and I have decided that December will indeed be the final month for our beloved Noticing Project. This project has opened my eyes wide. At first I was always on the lookout for a good "noticing opportunity" and then it just became part of my day, examining and enjoying the small, lovely things around me. But the thing I thank the NP for the most is sweet Heather. She has become one of my dearest friends in the world, and for that I'm eternally grateful. We are proud of this two year collaboration. It has been quite an endeavor- taking photos when we were really busy or just not in the mood, emailing photos to each other from out of town, or saving photos to post later when we couldn't. There are only a handful of days we missed. The similarities between our photos were often amazing, even to us. It makes me so pleased to look at the archive pages and remember each small moment. Each and every one. But it is time to let it wind down. I hope you'll join us a lot over there this month and help us wrap it up in grand fashion. . . . . . . . . . . . Habit: December will also be busy at habit. Molly and Emily have asked all of the year's guests to rejoin them for the month. I really can't say enough about their brilliant project, and I'm honored once again to be a part of it. . . . . . . . . . . . My shop: Here's the deal. I have had plans to put some cute little notepads (kind of like this) and handmade items into my shop for a couple of months- I think they'll be really fun. I just haven't had the time to get them finished up or assembled. I don't want to forget them all together, but I know when to say 'uncle'. I just want to take my time on my own gifts and enjoy the season. . . . . . . . . . . . Their shops: If you're going to purchase something for your loved ones, please consider handmade items. Pretty please? It really makes a difference. Rachel always keeps lovely items in her shop. Heather is having a little sale. Martha's Handcraft Holiday Collection is to die for. I really do want every single thing in this shop. (Plus she has the best name.) Melissa has berry bowls again, and then some. Claire has the most amazing stuff in her shop. So creative. Crazy Awesome McTote Bags. ; ) I could go on and on... Ok, then. Have a great Tuesday!
p.s. Oh, wait. I forgot the Simply Photo Pop Up Shop. Yes, Yes. Go there and buy something. It's all good.