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.