December 31, 2010

REFLECTIONS ON 2010 + CHEERS TO 2011!

I don't know about you, but I'm very excited to welcome a new year. 2010 was wonderful in so many ways, but 2011 will be even better. With a move to a beautiful new city and being in a very happy place with my life, I can just feel it.
I wanted to take this time to thank each and every one of you. As you may have guessed, launching Rue has been the defining event of my 2010. It's brought me to a place of great challenge, passion, gratitude, creativity, and growth, which is more than I could have asked for when the little seed of an idea popped into my mind last April. And it all started right here, with this blog, and with you.
What I love about blogging is that it levels the playing field. It gives us all an opportunity to be part of the conversation. To build friendships with other like-minded individuals near and far. To belong to a community that is kind, inspiring, and supportive.

So today, I thank you for being that for me. For coming along the journey with me. For your kind comments, encouraging words, creative ideas, and most of all, your support of my personal endeavors. There aren't enough words to describe how much your support for Rue this year has meant to me. At the least, I hope that my gratitude is felt and that my blog and the magazine will always be a place you can come to for a little inspiration.

I wish you each a very happy new year! May 2011 be better than the last. May it be filled with dreams, happiness, love, and continued self-discovery!

xo,
Crystal

21 comments:

Jennifer Nicole said...

Beautiful post :) Happy New year to you as well and a BIG congrats for all of your achievements this past year!

Laura@Developing Designs said...

Beautiful sentiment. We are thankful for all your talent, gift, blogging and vision to see through an awesome endeavor. Your are an amazing individual that has inspired and reminded many to follow your heart and dreams is worth every moment. Success is bliss.
Happy New Year. xo

HilaryInspired said...

Well said, Crystal! I can't wait for what's in store.

yvonne@designvignettes said...

It has been fun to watch Rue come to life! A dream realized and shared with others is truly a gift. Keep doing what you are doing - we love it!

The Iconic Blog.com said...

Happy New Year to you too! What an exciting year to come!x

Karena said...

Crystal how wonderful your thoughts, your images!! So happy that you are my blog friend!

Happy New Years!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Splendid Sass said...

Happy New Year, Crystal. Can't wait to see what Rue has in store for us.
Teresa
xoxo

Cara said...

Love the images - looking forward to reading in 2011! Chicago will miss you!

Cara
www.anurbancottageblog.blogspot.com

Rene said...

Happy new year!
-Rene

Brandon said...

Crystal, congrats on an awesome year!!! Wish you all the best in San Fran and can't wait to see how you, Plush Palate and Rue all evolve in 2011. Big hugs from both me and Arlene. Xoxox.

High-heeled Momma said...

Crystal, I have been following your blog for quite some time now but this is probably the first time I've ever left a comment. Your blog, your magazine are such wonderful sources of inspiration! All the best in 2011! Cheers!

mydesignchic said...

I've loved following you on you big year journey!! New town and new magazine...wishing you great success and happiness in the new year!!

New England Fine Living said...

Happy New Year! I am looking forward to your posts in 2011!

Laura@AcquiredTaste said...

Happy New Year! Cheers to 2011!

Torie Jayne said...

★ Happy New Year ! ★
May all your dreams come true

Jennifer Rea said...

Such a lovely post. Congratulations on all your success this year. I'm a huge fan of Rue and am looking forward to all the upcoming issues. I hope you have a wonderful new year!

Life is a Runway said...

happy new year!
you have a lovely blog, and lovely personality.
Hope this year is even better than last year!

Splenderosa said...

Crystal, you have surpassed yourself with 2010! Happy New Year to you, darling one, and my best wishes for even bigger success in 2011. I'm one of your biggest fans. xx's

Design Girl {Pretty Haute Mess} said...

You nailed it on the head what makes blogging so special...I have fallen in love with it since starting a few months ago.
Plush and Rue will always be inspiration for me...keep up the amazing work!
HNY!

classiq said...

Beautiful post. Have an amazing 2011!

Emily Ruddo said...

love this post. gratitude will surely bring you good things in 2011. Looking forward to more inspirations from you and Rue in 2011 :)

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