Monday, January 4, 2010

2010: time for a change

Friends, readers, and soul-siblings, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!

(Is soul-sibling a word? I sort-of like it!)

Did you have a good holiday? Is your 2010 off to a marvelous start? I hope so. I spent Christmas in southern California, where I got to meet my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's brand new baby girl, just 2 days old. What a miracle babies are. It was so strange, holding this tiny little thing that 2 days before had not yet ever been in this world. What a strange, mysterious, and mind-boggling place our universe is. I grasp the wonder of it all in tiny glimpses, and then it goes away and all I see is the physical world through my eyes again. This year I am going to practice connecting to that mystery. We'll see what happens.

I love this time of year- I'm a sucker for the opportunities for renewal and fresh starts that the new year brings. Which brings me to an announcement that I've been mulling over for a while now.

The announcement is this: Pecannoot's little life is shifting direction. I will no longer be writing posts here, but am instead going to be using my website as a vehicle for this theme of abundance and positivity. I'll be posting several times a week, but the images will be all my own.

So, that said, I invite you all to please come with me over to my website to be a part of this fresh start with me! You can subscribe to the site and/or get email updates sent directly to you, so you'll get my brand new content first thing.

You might be asking yourself "why the change?"

My answer: I'm simplifying and streamlining in 2010. It's felt like too much keeping two blogs up to date along with everything else that goes on in my day to day life and work, and I haven't been giving either the attention that I'd like. So I'm shifting things around to see what's going to work best. (I have an inkling that many of you know exactly what I'm talking about, because you're all so motivated, compassionate, and hard-working! Sometimes it just ends up being too much, right?)

Thanks so much for all your comments, support, and love here on Pecannoot- let's keep it rolling, just in a new place, eh?

Here's to a focused, streamlined, and abundant 2010, and I'll look for you all over at my new abundance hangout spot!

Friday, December 25, 2009



Today is the last day of the 12 days of Christmas here on my blog and website. I hope you've enjoyed it! Today I have a fun and inspiring desktop wallpaper for you to download for free (just click right here to go to the download page.) There are 4 different sizes that will hopefully suit most computers. Here is the 800x600 version:

I'm inspired looking at it, are you?!

Also, in one final celebration of the goodness that was 2009, through the end of the year you can buy a calendar and get a free print
in my etsy shop. Just let me know which print you'd like in the 'notes to seller section,' and I'll send it along with the calendar!

Merry Christmas, and I'll see you back here in the new year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


It's Christmas Eve! I've always loved Christmas Eve. We always used to go to my grandparents' house to have dinner and open presents, and it was one of the best parts of Christmas. This year I'll be with my husband's family on Christmas Eve, which will be nice as well.

So in honor of holiday family dinners, I have some cute downloadable place cards that you can print out and use on your holiday table! Just click here to go to the download page. You can write the names in the white space, and then fold them in half to make little table-tent-like place cards.

I have one more download and one more shop deal for you tomorrow, and then I'll be taking a blogging break until the new year. See you here tomorrow (or the next day, if you're planning to stay offline on Christmas!)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


If you're still needing cute wrappings for your gifts, I have a small downloadable sheet of wrapping paper for you to download and print out today. It's 8.5x11", so it'll only work for small gifts (or larger gifts if you get creative and tape it together), but it'll make your small gifts ultra-adorable!

CLICK HERE to go to the download page. And come back again tomorrow for the second to last downloadable goodie!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Can you believe Christmas is in 3 days??
(ps- I'm sorry to anyone that doesn't celebrate Christmas who reads this blog... I don't mean to alienate you! The blog will be back to normal soon, I promise.) :)

Today I have some cute holiday gift tags that you can download RIGHT HERE, which will hopefully help make your presents look a little cuter!

CLICK HERE to go to the download page, and check back tomorrow for another useful freebie!

Monday, December 21, 2009


Another downloadable treat today-- a Christmas card! Actually, it's two versions of the same card in different colors, but you'll have to download it to see what the other one looks like.

I hope they come in handy as you're wrapping your gifts! Now you won't have to rush out to one of the crazy-busy stores to pick up cards if you forgot to buy them.

CLICK HERE to go to the download page on my website.


Sunday, December 20, 2009


Today I'm focusing on giving to others again, but this benefits you also! Do you still have people on your Christmas shopping list? Are you wishing you would have ordered some artwork from etsy, but now you don't have time?

I have your solution. TODAY ONLY, you can purchase a piece of my artwork to print out yourself and give as a last-minute gift. Here is the image:

It's called 'Gratitude,' and it's very aligned with this season we are in.

You can purchase it right here. I'll send you a link to the download page for the high-res file, and then you can print away to your heart's content.

AND, all the proceeds will be given to the Samaritan House here in Atlanta. It's goodness all around.