With Gratitude…


Hi Friends!

Happy New Year! Isn’t it exciting to know that happy surprises await us all in 2015?

Creating our little blog was certainly one of my happiest surprises during the past year. Today Petals.Paper.Simple Thymes is exactly eight months old. You have been such an important part of this blogging adventure! It’s so remarkable to watch our friendships grow and bloom, even though we live in so many different parts of the world. Thank you all so much for taking a few minutes each week to visit this little gathering place for kindred spirits!

There are so many nice blog memories of 2014…

We have spent many peaceful times together in our Midwest perennial and herb gardens as they changed with the seasons. Often we chatted together over the garden gate. We have visited my favorite French Country Market in search of antiques. Together we have walked along a Midwestern prairie and hiked in the Sonoran desert. Sometimes we just sipped iced tea and shared stories on our front porch.

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It has been truly heartwarming to read your comments on each post. The very best part of writing a blog is hearing from you! From the moment I click ‘Publish,’ I can’t wait to see what you have to say! You add the most thoughtful surprises along the way. Thank you so much for sharing this journey together!

WordPress just created an Annual Report filled with interesting statistics about our blog. Last year, the Five Most-Viewed Posts were:

⚛   Inspiration is Blooming Everywhere!

⚛    Fairy Tales…

⚛    Let’s Celebrate!

⚛    Celebrating Susan!

⚛    A Walk through Our Friendship Garden…


It’s very exciting to think about where our journey will take us in the New Year!

Thank you so much for being here!



With heartfelt gratitude,

♡ Dawn

6 thoughts on “With Gratitude…

    • Oh, thank you, Karen! Blogging has been such a happy surprise! What an amazing way to connect with kindred spirits ~ both near and far! Wishing you all the best with your One Little Word for 2015! ♡

  1. Happy Eight Month Birthday! Where’s the cake? We need cake ~ there should always be cake ~
    So many happy memories of the past months, I am so happy you decided to enter this world of online journalling ~ it is such fun and I love all the magical things you have shared with us over the first few months. ~~~ Deb ~~~

    • Great idea, Deb! Cake would be lovely! You have just given me a spark of an idea… Inspiration is all around us! Thank you so much for being such a special part of our blog, Deb! Sending hugs Across the Pond! ♡

  2. Wow! Has it really been 8 months?! Time does fly when you’re having fun 🙂 I love reading your blog, Dawn. Thank YOU for bringing so many smiles to my face and warm thoughts to my heart! You inspire me in so many ways.

    • So glad you’re here, mrh! I think of you so often, my creative friend. Wishing you so much happiness in the New Year! Warm hugs on a very cold, snowy day! ♡

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