merry: the first 2012 Cranny giveaway

I'm always in favor of fresh starts, new beginnings, and clean slates, aren't you?
This morning, I welcomed twenty-twelve by wiping my chalkboard clean.  I was a tad sad to say goodbye to my hand-drawn, twenty-eleven advent calendar but also excited for all of the new things my chalkboard will hold this month. ( I think a grocery list needs to form on it soon or my little family will be eating leftovers for a few days! )

It's been a bit quiet around Cranny lately and I've decided that I need to have a fresh start for the new year.  And I decided that my friends, followers, and closet fans, wink wink, need to have a part in said fresh start.

And so, without further rambling, let's have a Cranny give-away, shall we?  
Let's give away this sweet little merry banner.    
(Read the deets on her here. )  

This give-away will be open until Saturday, January 14th.  A winner will be chosen and announced on Monday, January 16th.

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to enter the give-away. . .
leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about beginning a new year.  For instance, tell me how long it takes you to break your new year's resolutions.  I don't mean to brag, but I think I've already broken about 8 of mine, wink wink.  Oh, I kid.  I didn't even make new year's resolutions this year.  Shoot, I hardly even knew that it was new year's day! ( still catching up on sleep, but I love my sweet baby boy! )

So, yep, just leave a comment.  You don't have to become a follower of this blog or a follower of Cranny.  You don't have to make a purchase and you don't have to sell your firstborn.  You don't have to do 50 push-ups or text, tweet, or facebook about it.  Just leave me a comment and make sure to leave your contact information in case you are the lucky winner of miss merry!

Here's to beginning twenty-twelve in a bright and merry way...................

18 comments:

  1. Can't decide if I'm happy to be the first or at least one of the first commenters...;)
    I love that the new year brings with it a new slate. I haven't set any resolutions, but I've made several financial goals and hope to come up with some personal ones as well soon. Somehow I feel goals get accomplished more than resolutions. ;)

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  2. my favorite thing about starting a new year is just thr promise of hope.... that feeling of "this is going to be the year, this is going to be my year!" i am a dreamer by nature, so i love being able to dream about what is to come.

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  3. I don't usually make resolutions but a new year always brings the feeling of a fresh start and a new perspective. (mattnlizsmith@gmail.com)

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  4. My very favorite part of a new year is getting a new calendar. I love to write all birthdays and special events in their in pretty colors and nice handwriting. I love to look at the empty pages and anticipate what will fill them. {Confession...I love it so much, I usually buy my calendar in September or October to have it ready to go on January 1.} I use the same type calendar each year and keep them as a sort of diary.

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  5. My favorite thing is just the hopefulness of starting again....thinking of the things I want to try or do differently this time.

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  6. I love ordering my new Franklin Covey refill for my planner -- yes! I still use paper!!

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  7. I love the fresh feeling of cleaning and organizing after the New Year.

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  8. No resolutions for me either! :)
    My favorite thing about beginning a new year is looking back to see what God has done as well as looking forward to what He will bring in the year ahead!

    mrs.wright327@yahoo.com

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  9. We have been going away for New Years for a few years now and it's really nice to step back and evaluate and jot down my "list" of ideals to start/stop for the new year while away from the hub-bub of our normal schedule. And I do love a clean slate. Literally. :)

    Merriest of New Years to you!

    erin@thefinerneiners.com

    (and thanks for making this giveaway simple!)

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  10. I love to think about the new year and all it will hold. I look back on the lessons learned the year before and wonder about the ones yet to come.

    I don't make resolutions because I can't seem to keep them. Getting showered and dressed every day is usually a high and lofty-enough personal goal for me. :O)

    So sweet of you to have this giveaway. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family!

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  11. I love the chance to start fresh in the new year! God's gift of time to us. There's something about new year's resolutions that I just love (more like new year's goals for me)...but I do have trouble keeping them! I met two goals last year, and I think that was a first!

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  12. I believe in new beginnings and look forward to re-birth, creativity & exploration on so many levels!

    Sweet wishes to you in 2012. So very kind to offer a merry give-away!

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  13. would always love a Cranny treasure. :) Happy New Year!

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  14. I love the return to the normal schedule after the holidays, the time of evaluation and re-committment, and the opportunity to count the blessings of the last year.

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  15. Heidi6:15 PM

    I love a fresh start! A time to redicate myself to the tasks God has called me to and the ones He's called me to love!

    Heidi
    hewasher@yahoo.com

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  16. I have a new little one as well and the new year completely passed me by :) I'm looking forward to having company gone and life back to normal soon....whatever the new normal will be.

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  17. What I loved most about this new year was an extra day off from work and the super clean kitchen that day off afforded me. The clean kitchen was a goal from sometime last year, but I'll take victory where I can get it!

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