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Circles Make Me Happy

I got in my circle cutter! And I can't wait to put it to use to make something like this...

This, of course, is another wonderful idea from Martha Stewart.  I love the varying colors of the circles and the sizes of the banners.  Who would have thought a mini banner would look so cute hanging on a floral arrangement?  Now my mind is swimming with possibilities.

However, I will have to save my banner making for another day because today I am preparing for my first "gathering" at our house.  And I'm very excited about it.  It won't be anything big, just a few of the spouses from Jon's work.  But I think it will be fun.  AND it gives me the opportunity to finally use some of my platters, pitchers, cake stands and serving pieces that we got at our wedding.

I realize I have a whole lifetime to use all of the wonderful goodies we received, but I'm the type of person who wants to use things right when I get them.   I mean what's the point of having something if you aren't going to put it to use, right?   So today is a good day for me :)  And I think we'll have to have gatherings at our house more often from now on!
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