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Saturday, December 29, 2012

if you look for the good...

// please excuse the hot mess design! givin' the blog a facelift for 2013, so bear with me :)// 


Hi sweet friends.

I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas! 2012 is nearly over. For us all, I know this year was filled with lows and highs, joys and sorrows, happiness and heartache. I am reminded of a quote I love, 
"Hurt is something to measure happiness by.
It's like valleys and mountain peaks: 
without them both the world would be flat and uninteresting." 
Little House on the Prairie 

One of the sweetest and most freeing things I learned this year is something one of my favorite writers/bloggers scribbled in the cover of her book for me: 

"If you look for the good,
you will find it."
Kelle Hampton 

I'd like to share a few snapshots of the good I looked for, and found, in 2012. This has been a growing, unexpected, and wonderful year here at Sweetness Itself. I am thankful. and I love love love you all - you sweet ones whom God has brought into my life this year. I am incredibly awed and overwhelmed by your love, friendship, and readership. Thank you for this year -I'm so excited for 2013! XO. Love.

30 comments:

  1. Love that quote. It sometimes feels easier to focus on the bad, but there really is SO MUCH good in everyday. It looks like your year was filled with goodness :)

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  2. So beautiful, Erin! It's been an honour reading your blog in 2012. God bless you, sister!

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  3. So glad I stumbled upon this blog in 2012, it was sweet encouragement that I found :)

    Thankful for you and your sweet heart! Here's to a wonderful New Year!

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  4. I found your blog this year and have fallen in love with your heart and your words. THey are always a source of encouragement. I also love your instagram. You have wonderful images.

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  5. What a blessing & encouragement you have been to me this year friend!!! Loved the pictures, remembered seeing some the first time. I pray 2013 is your best year yet. Much, much love to you!
    xoxo

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  6. I have also fallen in love with your blog and your words, you are so extremely positive and uplifting- how is it you are that way almost all the time?! I could learn many* things from you.

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  7. Erin, ever since i have came across your blog, it brings nothing but joy to my life. I love you lovely, and I love the photos in this post(:

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  8. Beautiful post, thanks for sharing :)

    Janine xx
    BakeGlueandTrend

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  9. You're so pretty! And it looks like you had a good year!

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  10. Love that quote! Such pretty pictures from a fabulous year! Hope to (finally) meet you at Influence next year!

    xoxo
    Erin
    readeatcreate.com

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  11. What a great post! Your joy truly radiates through these pictures. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful quote!

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  12. Wow I love you so much!!!:) You are such an inspirational person!!!:) I really love the pictures, but I really love the one of you holding the picture frame that says "He Loves You"!!!!:) I love it a lot!!:)

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  13. I'm so glad you found me.......now I'm follow YOU! Yahoooo for new blog friends!

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  14. Nice to have a new follower ;) love your blog! Can't wait to read more! All the pics look awesome! XO
    Brooke wideospaces.blogspot.com

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  15. loving the zoe girl quote!
    hope that you had a merry christmas, friend :)

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  16. Beautiful post and photos. Looking forward to following along with you in 2013 :)

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  17. These pictures make me smile. Thanks for stopping by Like Ordinary Life today. I am enjoying my little visit to your sweet blog. :) I'm looking forward to keeping up with you in 2013. :)

    http://likeordinarylife.com

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  18. Great photos and great quotes.Happy New Year hun!
    Sheree xxx
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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  19. Happy to have met you this year! YAY FOR 2013!

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  20. Such an awesome recap of your year! I absolutely LOVE both those quotes you posted, so inspiring! I'm glad you had a wonderful year, and I hope your 2013 is equally as blessed, Erin. Love ya girl! :)

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  21. Lovely photos! The little kitten is so cute xx

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Aww, Erin. I loved this post so much! It's such a beautiful way to recapture the important and the seemingly unimportant moments of 2012. I loved every picture! :) Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your life, sweet girl! Love you!!
    xo!

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  23. That quote is so beautiful. It looks like you had an amazing 2012. I'm so blessed to have God bring you into my life.

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  24. Oh my word! I am loving this post and loving your new bloggy design!! I hope you have an amazing new year, Erin. :)

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

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  25. Love this all. Glad I stumbled across your blog today! Such a beautiful post full of wonderful photos!!

    Love, The Skinnys

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  26. Love this. And ALL your photos. You are so encouraging, as usual :) God is doing such big things in your life girl. Really neat that I get to be a prat of it even if it's just from being able to read your blog.
    Love-Jess

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  27. I love this! Such a perfect quote! I'm going to write this in my planner so I remember it every day!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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sweet friends, share your heart.

"kind words are like honey...sweet..and healing.." -proverbs 16:24.

xo.

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