Best New Year Wishes Card

So here it is, almost the end of the year, and I have some really exciting (or at least life-altering) news…I’m going back to college full-time…to be a high school math teacher. Yep, it’s been twenty-five or so since I’ve been a college student, but on January 1, I start my journey.

While I’m really looking forward to being a student again, I’ve realized something’s got to give in my life as I know it….and, unfortunately, I think it’ll be this blog. Chaos Served Daily became my creative outlet when we moved to semi-rural Wisconsin and I had much more time on my hands than I had in the past. I’ve loved writing five posts a week, but am anticipating only writing once or twice a week in the new year. I hope to still share crafts, recipes, and, of course, tales o’chaos with you.

I can’t tell you how thankful I am to all of you for reading and commenting and sharing with me, and I know I’ll miss that daily interaction. But until I’m in a “battle rhythm” with school, I need to concentrate on fitting that into my schedule. I know you’ll understand, but I still feel a little guilty…and sad, too.  Of course, my kids can now eat whatever I make without asking if I need a photo for the blog first, which I’m sure they’ll appreciate!

Speaking of the hooligans, Christmas break begins tomorrow for them, and my favorite GI Joe is on half days (which really means he works from 0600 to 1500), so I’m taking the next two weeks off completely from blogging, to spend time making memories with them. I hope you are surrounded by family and friends this Christmas and New Year’s, and make all sorts of wonderful memories yourself!

I made one last card for the year…a New Year’s card…that I wanted to share with you…New-Year-ChaosServedDaily

This uses a single stamp, Best New Year, gold Encore ink, gold embossing powder, Whisper White and Crumb Cake cardstocks,and Island Indigo ruffled ribbon. I just had to use some products from the new Occasions catalog, available January 1: the Scallop Tag Topper punch and mini gold clothespins. There are two tag topper punches in the new catalog, and I love them both…scalloped and angled. The clothespins are an assortment of gold and silver.

The sentiment is stamped in gold ink, then embossed in gold.  In person, it’s very, very pretty.  To make the confetti gold dots, I used a pencil eraser and the gold ink…cool, right?  My kids love to stamp with pencil erasers and other household objects, so they thought this was a perfect way to decorate the background.

Anyway, this card says it for me, but I’ll say it again:  I wish you all the merriest of Christmases and a very blessed 2014!

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12 thoughts on “Best New Year Wishes Card

  1. Is it just me, or did you cry too???

    Wow, congratulations on taking that big step going back to school! That’s awesome! I’ll miss you everyday, but of course your life is understandable. I’ll just have to be better about writing to you offline. Many many blessings to you in this new adventure. :)

  2. I’m really going to miss my daily dose of Chaos. I know how much time a blog can take, so certainly understand your need to take a break. I take my hat off to you for taking on yet another major undertaking. If you take on school the way you’ve taken on this blog–look out world! Congrats, Megan.

  3. Congrats and good luck on your new adventure! Glad you won’t stop posting all together. I will look forward to once or twice a week!

  4. WOW! THAT’S SO EXCITING! You should go to college at Aquinas! Ha ha. I’ll miss the frequent postings but college is awesome!!! Congratulations!

    • Thanks, Natalie! Congrats on finishing your first semester…I’m glad you’re having so much fun (while still maintaining your grades, of course, says the adult in me!)…enjoy your break!

  5. I just got my desktop computer back up and working, and I’m stalking all the posts I’ve missed, including this one. I am so proud of you for taking such an amazing leap and going back to school! You are truly inspiring! And I’m really glad you are still finding time to write one or two posts a week. :-)

    • Thanks, Dania! I’ve finished 3 credits already (Finite Math) and am 2/3 done with Comp I and PreCalc, so hoping to finish those by the middle of Feb…then on to more!

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