- 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. had 16,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, would power 4 Film Festivals.
- In 2012, there were 582 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 133 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 38 MB. That’s about 3 pictures per week.
- The busiest day of the year was 26th August with 251 views.
- The most popular post on that day was Reblog: Terra Cotta Pot Dolls.
Where did visitors come from?
There were visitors from 139 countries in all. Most visitors came from the United States. Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom were not far behind.
I have a list of folks I know all written in a book,
And every year at Christmas time I go and take a look.
And that is when I realize that these names are of a part,
Not of the book in which they’re written, but of my very heart.
Each name denotes someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in that meeting they’ve become the rhythm of the rhyme.
And while it sounds fantastic of me to make this claim,
I really feel that I’m composed of each remembered name.
And while you may not be aware of any special link,
Just meeting you has shaped my life more than you can think.
For once you’ve met somebody, those years they can’t erase,
The memories of a pleasant word or of a friendly face.
So never think that my Christmas greeting is just a mere routine,
Of names upon a Christmas list forgotten in between.
For when I send a Christmas greeting that is addressed to you,
It’s because you’re on that list of folks whom I am indebted to.
For I’m but a total of the many ones I’ve met,
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget.
And whether I’ve known you for many years or few,
In some way you had a part in shaping things I do.
So every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,
The biggest gift that life can give is meeting someone like you.
And may the spirit of Christmas that forever and ever endures,
Leave its richest blessings in the heart of you and yours.
Author is unknown or contested, and many variations and adaptations exist.
Have I mentioned that I love succulents? Good. So I don’t know how these fantastic walls of greenery grow, but I want one in my house:
Do you think that’s possible for me? Look at how in love they are! I love the colors of this wedding: green, grey, turqoise and a majestic red. I don’t think I’ve ever seen these colors come so well together.
Remember when I said that succulents would be a good gift? How ’bout in a can?
I love the pictures of them they stuck in there too. Cute touch.
The cake I designed for them would be two maroon sixteen inch cakes separated by a grey fondant covered dummy cake and sugar paste succulents and feathers. There’d also be a sugar banner on the top of the cake that says “We Did” or maybe their initials. The cake would feed two hundred and eighty.
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How to Make a Wedding Celebration that Keeps on Growing
At the Point Lobos Ridge Home in Carmel, we went wild. Quite literally. Our goal for this wedding situated just over the sea, was to bring the outside landscape in, featuring arrangements that were less about cut flowers and more about showcasing living plants that thrive locally.
We started by using lots of small containers to create living landscapes as table centerpieces. The small worlds we conjured were comprised of mosses, ferns, rosemary, and orchids. Giving the appearance of growing out of the table, we gave them free reign and encouraged them to weave around the table and the chargers. Living orbs of live plants, mosses, and succulents brought panache to each surface.
The cake table was a fanciful island all it’s own. Using lichen-covered twigs we constructed a frame over which we allowed vines to hang, loose and…
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