1. Thank you for your blog. I’ve missed regular posts but sometimes life just gets in the way! The world is a scary place right now and I wish your son safe passage! I miss your posts where you made things like the owl tea towel picture and the pine cone project, both pieces I have in my home. Hope 2022 is a happy and healthy year for you and your family!

    1. Hi Susan, it sure is a scary place, and thanks so much for the good wishes for my son. I guess I should make some art pieces then again 🙂 Happy new year to you and your family as well.

    1. Thanks so much Carol. All the best to you and your loved ones in 2022 as well. Happy New Year!

  2. Kimberly Carnegie Bruhn says:

    Happy Christmas and New Year! I was sure thinking of you and all the wonderful things you’ve shared with us through your blog posts…my cousin is in France right now visiting her daughter/husband and their baby girl! She posted so many awesome pictures of the Christmas markets there (it’s somewhere right near the German border?). I’ve been living vicariously through her picturesque travels! I’m so glad you were able to go home….I finally received my updated passport and am chomping at the bit to visit my family back home, too (I’m originally from Ontario, Canada but live in Southern Oregon now). Here’s HOPING and PRAYING we can all stay safe (and sane…hahaha)into this promising new year!

    1. Oh, I hope you get to go home, Kimberly. It took me so long to get our German passports renewed. All the best to you and your family for 2022 as well. Happy New Year!

  3. Here’s to a more peaceful, happy 2022!

    1. Thanks Susan, all the best for 2022 to you and your family as well. Happy NEW YEAR!

  4. Your kids are so grown-up and good-looking! Glad you got to visit your family this year. Know that was very special. Happy New Year to all of you!

    1. Thanks Jen. They are definitely so grown up. I sometimes can’t even believe it when I look at them. I hope that I get them all back to Germany to visit as well one day soon. Happy New Year to you and you loved ones as well.

  5. Betsy Norman says:

    Happy New Year! I went thru exactly the same with my 2 daughters. Oldest is almost like my therapist and youngest has always done everything her way. Theyre 28 and almost 26 now and are finally seeing mom isn’t quite as crazy as they thought lol. Its hard but its also great to see them succeed on their own. We’re very fortunate to have such amazing kids. I have friends who struggle daily with their kids so I’ve seen both sides. At a certain point you have to let them do things their way and figure things out on their own. Its hard when bad things are happening around them but have faith that they make good choices and are never in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    Youre the first person i followed on Instagram besides my daughter. I found you because i was searching years ago for the little white ceramic houses and you popped up on pinterest or something. Then i saw your catio and cat walk. AMAZING!! Keep posting because i love seeing what your kitties are up to, your trips home and all your projects. Im sure its a lot work but just know you’re appreciated very much and are definitely an inspiration!

    1. Awwww thank you so much Betsy. Your daughters sound wonderful. And I’m very honored that I’m the second person you followed on Instagram after your daughter. I have to start posting more about the kitties again. Happy new year to you and your loved ones.

  6. I can’t imagine when Sawyer goes to college. UGH. My heart hurts thinking about it. Loved all of your amazing projects this year and your always outside the box thinking and creativity. And so glad you got to see your family this year. Happy New Year, my friend!

    1. Ugh yes it hurts so much and is so hard to get used to. Thanks my friend and Happy New Years to you guys too.


    1. Thank you, Luiza and happy New Year!

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