Friday, January 3, 2014

Be Inspired #171 Link Up Your Top Posts of 2013

Hope 2014 is getting off to a good start at your house. We have a fresh blanket of snow which makes for such a pretty picture, but I'll be here packing my studio today. In case you've missed my last couple of posts, we have big changes coming with this New Year. We'll be downsizing and leasing a smaller house in order to do updates to this one before putting it on the market. We're planning to move within the next month or so. I'm hoping you'll be along for all the changes and craziness. I may need a hug and a "snap out of it" slap in the face occasionally. LOL!! 

I imagine a lot of you are getting back to "regular life" after the Holidays today, so if you have a few favorite posts or a Review Post hope you'll link up for a look back at 2013!





I wanted to share a few more Christmas posts that were linked last week;
if you haven't checked them out, you won't want to miss them.

Take a peek into a "Merry and Bright" Christmas




Snuggle up on the Christmas Front Porch
from Barbara of 21 Rosemary Lane.



Love the Cardinals at the Christmas Tablescape
from Ann from the Corner of Plaid and Paisley.



Elizabeth from Just Following Jesus in My Real Life



and more wonderful home made snow globes from Miss Kopy Kat


thanks so much gals!


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  • Please have an individual link back to Common Ground within your post. I'd love to feature you. This is just part of the Party Etiquette.
  • Please remember to turn off word verification. I've tried leaving comments that didn't go through. I'm sure others have tried also.
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  • Link up to three of your Favorite posts or your Year in Review.
  • Take a minute to visit a few of the other links.
  • Please be a follower of Common Ground.
  • Thank you to all of you who come over each week to link up to the party, I may not get to leave a comment, but I try to visit each of your posts. You are a never ending source of inspiration to me and others, so just know how much I appreciate each one of you!


    OK, let's get the party started!




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    45 comments:

    1. Debra, thanks for hosting today. Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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    2. Thank you for hosting and best wishes for 2014!
      -Shelley

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    3. Thank you for inviting us to link up review posts today, Debra! I wish we could all come over to help you pack!

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    4. Great posts. Wish I was close enough to help but unfortunately I'm so far away. I really could live in a one bedroom house as some rooms I just walk through and never set in.
      Take it easy and don't work to hard.
      Mary

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    5. Hello Debra - I'm looking forward to reading all these inspiring posts - I do appreciate you hosting,
      Kathy

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    6. Hi Debra. New follower here, and linking up my Top Ten Posts of 2013. I read your post about selling your home and downsizing. It sounds a lot like our life right now. We're living in an apartment while we search for our next cottage. It will be very interesting to watch your progress, and I suspect inspiring, too. I wish all of God's best for you. Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage

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    7. Oh my! You do have a big year ahead! It's been an unusual December for us, and I am still catching up. I missed Sylvia's post so I'm heading over there. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. All good things to you in the New Year! xx

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    8. I'm so glad you shared more Christmas posts Debra! Each of these has staying power for bringing us into winter and out of the sparkle of Christmas.
      You may have a bit of fear and trembling regarding the move. But....I guarantee that it will give you renewed creativity. My personal situation is one where I could 'quit.' Yet....I have had fun working with almost nothing. I'll be watching.
      Wishing you blessing beyond imagination in the New Year!
      ~Diane

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    9. Thanks so much for hosting, Debra! Happy New Year! Hugs...Debbie

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    10. Happy New Year, Debra!

      Looking forward to following all your changes along with you, very exciting! Thanks for hosting such a great party all through the year, even when you had a lot going on in your life. Much appreciated!

      xo
      Poppy

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    11. Debra, thanks so much for all the great parties in 2013 and have a Happy New Year. Christine from Little Brags

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    12. Beautiful features, Debra! Happy New Year and thanks for hosting!

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    13. Thank you for hosting ...it sounds as if you are going to be one busy lady with the change / move etc coming along! :)

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    14. Debra...thank you so much hosting and for the feature!!! You sure are going to be a busy lady with all of the changes in 2014. What an adventure!!! Looking forward to reading about your big move, the good the bad and the hopefully not so ugly!
      Happy New Year and thank you again!!!
      XO Barbara

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    15. Debra,
      Wishing you luck and joy in what you need to do this year to get your home situation settled. Remember, every happens for a reason and how everything will work out will be meant to happen...

      Thanks so much for posting each and every week!!

      Hugs,
      Deb

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    16. That is a lot of change in just one month! Good luck with the move and getting your current home sale ready. I am sure it will be gorgeous when you are finished with it. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Thank you for hosting today, I love to see everyone's "best of" posts!

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    17. Best of luck Debra! that is quite an undertaking. I know that wherever you live it will be warm and cozy. Wonderful features. Have a fabulous '2014'!
      hugs,
      Jann

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    18. Happy New Year Debra! I am wishing you good wishes on moving and downsizing. We just helped my Mother do this. She moved two states to be here with me and we downsized her to a house half of the size, it has kept me so busy since August. We did it ourselves with Uhauls and it took a whole month we are still going through the things she has to get rid of. This is why I have had so much new blog material! LOL!
      Sherry

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    19. Your stressful changes now will turn in to smile of relief. Packing is not a fun chore, but when it comes time to opening all those boxes it will seem a bit like Christmas and new placed to highlight your treasures. Thanks for hosting the party. I will definitely be along with you on your journey!

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    20. I wish you well and ease in your move, I'm sure it seems like a mammoth undertaking now, but just think of the fun you will have with a new place and a new spot to decorate! I can't wait to hear your stories, I will be supporting you in thought!
      Jenna

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    21. Thanks for hosting. I love your new blog header. Best wishes on moving. XOXO

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    22. Thanks as always for the lovely party. Best to you in the New Year!

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    23. Thank you for hosting my favorite party of the year. May 2014 be truly blessed for you and yours.

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    24. Thanks for hosting, Debra. I can't wait to poke around and look at the most viewed posts of the year.

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    25. Debra, Good luck with your packing. Having gone through this recently myself I know how much work it can be.
      Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful 2014.
      Hugs,
      Sherry

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    26. Debra, Good luck with your packing. Having gone through this recently myself I know how much work it can be.
      Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful 2014.
      Hugs,
      Sherry

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    27. Thank you so much for hosting all of 2013 and looking forward for all the fun in the new year as well! Take it easy with the packing, it can become painful at times! Happy and blessed new year 2014 for you and yours.
      FABBY

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    28. Thanks for hosting all of 2013. I'm so excited to spend the evening perusing all these wonderful "best of" posts.

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    29. Debra, thanks for hosting and good luck on the sorting and packing.

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    30. It sounds like you are going to be a very busy lady Debra. We'll be here to cheer you on. Thank you so much for all you do to make this party happen and happy new year to you!
      Blessings,
      Patti

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    31. Hi Debra,
      Happy New Year!
      Thank you for hosting! :)
      ~Liz

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    32. Thanks for hosting and Happy New Years. :-)

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    33. Thank you for hosting. Happy 2014, Linda@wetcreek Blog

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    34. Hello Debra,
      Hope the packing is going good for ya. Stay in and stay safe with all that winter weather.

      Blessings,
      Linda

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    35. Hi Debra! Just joined your party and wanted to thank you for hosting, I just looked outside and we are sure getting hit with snow...my son text me and is getting hit bad, he lives in Annapolis, Maryland~
      I love your suitcases in your header btw♥

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    36. Happy New Year, Debra! Lots of good luck on your downsizing...and thanks for hosting the party!

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    37. Thank you for featuring my simple little project!

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    38. You have your hands full, Debra! We'll all be along for the journey and looking forward to seeing where God leads in 2014!

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    39. Happy weekend, Debra, and thanks for hosting in the midst of your mayhem. Oh boy, have you got a lot on your plate. It's one thing to wrap up Christmas and 2013, but to have to start packing up a life......no envy here. I hope you feel productive, in whatever you get accomplished. Remember to rest in between the work!
      Rita C. at Panoply

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    40. Hi Debra,
      We went through the same ordeal four years ago. It was with mixed emotions when we decided to leave our historical farmhouse for a two bedroom cozy condo. We went with this one because even though it is a condo we have lots of privacy and even have our own little courtyard off the kitchen. I loved my old home. It was my dream home. When our children moved out of state it just didn't seem the same in our big old house. I know a few people thought we were crazy. I have to say it was a lot of work, it's taken me until now to let go of something's I now know I'll never use again. It was well worth the work and ripping off the bandaid and just getting on with it. You'll be so happy with you change. We feel so grateful that we made the decision didn't listen to the naysayers and went with our gut. We may have less but we feel so much richer. How can you put a price on peace of mind? I'm happy for you!!!!! You'll love it!

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    41. Happy 2014 and thank you for hosting!

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    42. Hi lovely lady.
      Thanks so much for hosting your linky party for us! Happy New Year to you and your family.
      Diane

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    43. Thanks so much for the wonderful Feature!! Your vote of confidence came at a great time - like that snap out of it slap in the face you mentioned - but much nicer!!! I am sending you a cyber hug and hope that your move goes well. Hopefully it will inspire you to do what you do so well - make any spot that you are in beautiful!! :)

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    45. Thank you for hosting us. A beautiful 2014 year.

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