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Vacation and Thanks for an Amazing Year

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As 2012 comes to a close and many of us are heading on vacation for a few days, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support this year. I am truly grateful for each and every one of you and all you bring to this amazing community of groovy greeness that we’ve created together.

After so much tragedy and loss [2] over the past week I’m planning to spend some quality time [3] with my family and relax for a few days. Before I sign off there are a few things to share: 

Sandy Hook Help

If you’re looking for a way to help the PTSA of Sandy Hook Elementary has asked that people send snowflakes so they can hang them in the cafeteria of the new school the kids will be attending. Snowflakes need to be sent in by January 12, 2013. My friend Shane at Environmental Booty has all the details HERE [4].

#26Acts of Kindness

If you haven’t heard about this, Ann Curry from NBC News wrote about a movement [5]  started to honor the 26 lives that were lost at Sandy Hook Elementary. This is something we can all participate in and it will hopefully become so ingrained that it becomes second nature [6] and will last a lifetime.

Take the vow to do 26 random acts of kindness, each representing a life lost that day. The movement has gone viral. It’s already begun [7]. We all want to and can do something


As of this afternoon the long awaited school vacation week will officially begin. I will be spending the next week recharging and bonding with my family on our local ski slope.

May whatever you do to celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year bring you much joy and happiness. I am going to take a few days off from writing and I will be back in 2013 with more groovy green info to share. I’m looking forward to connecting with you here and on Facebook [8], Twitter [9], Pinterest [10], Instagram, Google+ [11] or maybe even in real life!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Wishing you much love and groovy greenness in the new year.


What are your holiday/vacation plans? Whatever they are enjoy! See you back here in 2013.

photo credit: RobertFrancis [12] via photopin [13] cc [14]

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16 Comments To "Vacation and Thanks for an Amazing Year"

#1 Comment By Marsha On December 21, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

Happy vacation! You can have some of our snow, we got over 18 inches so we have some to spare!

#2 Comment By Emily @Random Recycling On December 22, 2012 @ 6:46 am

Enjoy the time off! Thanks for being a green inspiration to me this year. Happy New Year!
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#3 Comment By Good Girl Gone Green On December 22, 2012 @ 7:03 am

Have fun! We have so much snow over here, feel free to take some. I am becoming the snow grinch! lol
Have a great holiday and can’t wait to see what is in store for you in 2013. xoxox
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#4 Comment By Andrea On December 22, 2012 @ 7:29 am

Have a great week on the slopes! Thanks for a great year and see you in 2013.

#5 Comment By Jennie On December 22, 2012 @ 7:58 am

Hi Lori,
Enjoy your time off – I will be doing the same, bonding with my family. To another great year in 2013!
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#6 Comment By Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama On December 22, 2012 @ 10:42 am

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and new year!
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#7 Comment By Robin (Masshole Mommy) On December 23, 2012 @ 6:55 am

Have fun skiing! We’re keeping the school vacation low key this year. I have some playdates planned and we’ll spend time doing some crafts, etc. After the whole Sandy Hook tragedy, I am also looking very foward to spending some quality time with my boys.
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#8 Comment By Joy @ Joyfully Green On December 26, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

Thanks so much for those links–great ideas for a worthy cause. Enjoy your time with your family, and all the best for 2013!
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#9 Comment By Lori On December 28, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

Thanks so much Joy. Wishing you a wonderful 2013!

#10 Comment By Cathy On December 28, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

Skiing? That requires going OUTSIDE in the winter time in the Northeast. No thank you, but I sure hope you and your family had a wonderful time!!
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#11 Comment By Kristina (The Greening Of Westford) On December 29, 2012 @ 10:06 am

Hope you had a great vacation Lori!! How was the snow?? I am looking forward to some good snow this year. We didn’t ski at all last winter!
All the best in 2013 and hope to see you at Whole Foods 😉
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#12 Comment By Lori On January 1, 2013 @ 7:25 am

Hi Kristina, The snow has been amazing for this time of year! Lots of skiing and fun. Hope you had a wonderful vacation. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2013. We might have to make a plan to meet at Whole Foods!

#13 Comment By Lori On January 1, 2013 @ 7:26 am

Yes Cathy, skiing does require that you go outside! We layer and drink lots of hot chocolate! Hope your holidays were wonderful.

#14 Comment By Shane@EnviroBooty On January 2, 2013 @ 10:12 am

Hey Lori! Looks like you guys had a great time skiing huh? You looked like an adorable little snow bunny. BTW, thanks for the shout out to the post above.
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#16 Comment By Lori On January 2, 2013 @ 11:46 am

We had a fantastic vacation Shane! Hope your’s was wonderful. Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family.