Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy 2009, friends! Thank you for your support and friendship this past year. I started Canyon Wren Cottage late last spring, but I didn't get really serious about blogging till July or so. Since then, I've met so many wonderful bloggers and made lots of new friends. Your comments warm my heart, and I've enjoyed getting to know you all.

This new year will feature even more open houses of gorgeous hill country real estate. In fact, I'm meeting with a realtor next week, who's listed a multi-million dollar home in the area. She wants to know if I will help her get the word out about the home, as well as raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Um... Yeah!

This new year will also feature more projects around my own home. It will be the year we finish the media room redo, because once the entertainment center cabs are finished, we still need to address the laundry area, purchase seating and do something about the floor.

We will also be addressing our storage issues. It's a little frustrating to have lived in our home a year and not feel completely settled, but I realize that sometimes you have to live in a space to figure out how best to make it work for you.

Finally, a couple of dear blogger friends are featuring giveaways on their own blogs. Linda, at Lime in the Coconut, is featuring a fun giveaway in which the winner gets to choose the prize.

Penny, from The Comforts of Home, has a great giveaway, too. If you love shabby chic style, you will not want to miss her fabulous prizes.

Have a great New Year's Day!


Becca Watson said...

I can't wait to see more houses! I'm also very glad that you started your blog! I have enjoyed following along very much! I hope you and your family had a wonderful New Years! ♥

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I'm looking forward to more Canyon Wren Cottage, Sandra!

Happy New Year!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Sandra!
Thank you so much for mentioning my giveaway!

I have so enjoyed getting to know you in 2008. I am glad you started a blog. I love your open houses and really enjoy seeing how you decorate your home. It has been a real pleasure this past year and I know 2009 will be even more fun.

Did I ever tell you that even though I live in NC most of my sales from my website come from Texas and Ca? I have learned alot about Texas this past year or two and I would love to visit there someday. Texas has the best flea markets!

Amber said...

Happy New Year, Sandra! I plan to plant my butt in that media room, finished or not, in '09! ;-P

karlene said...

I am looking forward to seeing how you organize.

Velvet and Linen said...

Happy New Year Sandra!
I'm looking forward to seeing what you are up to in 2009


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oooh...Sounds like it is going to be a very productive year Canyon Wren style!!

You are glad that you take us along on your open houses and home projects. FUN!

Hey~THANKS for mentioning my blog...

Happy happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Awesome to be showin' off real estate *and* making $ for CFF! Is that your cup of tea or what? Lovin' the blog and lookin' forward to more in 2009!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

So glad you started blogging, Sandra! It's been fun reading & catching up with you. Look forward to a fun new year in 2009.

Katie @ said...

Sounds like a busy (and wonderful) year to come. I'm looking forward to it!

for the love of a house said...

Happy New Year Sandra! I've so enjoyed your blog, can't wait to see what you do with your house this year! Looking forward to seeing your storage ideas!

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