New Year, New Adventure!

Welcome to 2016!
It's the time of year for new beginnings...

You can see that I've redesigned my graphics here on the blog - 
it's a simple, fresh, sparkling, HAPPY look that embraces where I am in life right now:
I'm ready to discover joy, to let joy in, to 'see the joy, be the joy'
and to let life be A JOY RIDE
as my sweet friend Barbara of Wildflower 57 says!

As a matter of fact, my 'Word for the Year' is JOY

There are some fresh, new, wonderfully JOYFUL things in store for me and my Mom this year!
I am SO excited to work with her on them  - and then to share our projects with you...
yes, that means homewardFOUNDdecor is coming BACK!

I'm not going to spill the beans just yet on what we're up to,
but it's BIG and I know you are gonna' LOVE it!
Stay tuned for new blog posts coming up SOON!

(until then... did you see my new Pinterest board 'My Current Obsession'?
It's all about my love affair with rose gold and sparkles! Look over there in the sidebar >>>> )

(I didn't want to start my post with this, but I do want to share...)

Truth be told, friends, I am just glad that 2015 is over. Honestly.
It's been a really REALLY hard year, 
which is one reason that I took a sabbatical from blogging here and left my job at Disney.
My Dad was fighting a fierce battle against cancer this time last year, 
and I just wanted to focus on helping him and Mom as much as I could.

I am SO glad that I did that...
as hard as it all was, as much pain and loss and grief and fear that we went through,
my sisters and I helped Mom care for Dad here at home
until he slipped softly into his eternal home on Easter Sunday morning at dawn.
We spent some very special moments with him, 
and have precious memories that will last us a lifetime.
Since we know that Dad is in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus in Heaven,
we can rest in our faith that we will see him again one day.
That brings peace like nothing else can!
It's finally time to say goodbye to the pain, the grief, the sadness that have surrounded us.
Mom and I (I live with Mom as her 'Personal Assistant' & companion)
are ready to embrace new lives, new directions, new experiences now.
I am so grateful that I am here, with her, and we are such good companions.
It is a blessing to treasure, and we know that.
God is Good, all the time! 

Here's a toast to all of the good things awaiting in 2016....


  1. I am so happy that you are coming back and can't wait to see what you will be up to!! Happy 2016!!

    1. Thank you so much, Miss June, and it's good to be back! There's so much coming my way and I can't wait to share it here on homewardFOUND! Happy 2016 to you, too - and thank you so much for visiting me here on the blog <3