Cheers to a Year!


I know, I have been gone from blog world for a while now. I have a lot of excuses, I promise! 

First things first, I got married. yes, that is right, I got hitched on December first to the love of my life, and I officially gave up the Surname Krapfel last Friday. My new name is Sarah Beaver. My friends tell me that giving up Krapfel for Beaver is not much of a trade-off but I love him. At the very least, it is easier to spell. Below is a sneak peak of the best weekend of our lives.



We also traveled to Argentina for 2 weeks; If you have not been, you must go once in your lifetime. The wine and red meat are the best you have ever tasted, and the snow-capped mountains in the background make for an ambiance like none other. Best of all, time together was shared and memories were made.

Then the Holidays came, and we all know that things get crazy around the Holidays. The mad dash to find the perfect gift for everyone, the decision about who’s family to spend Christmas with looms over your head, you are either stuck in a car for hours on end or a busy airport with millions of others running around like a chicken with your head cut off, you always eat way too much desert, drink way too much eggnog, and work always gets put on the back burner. I know, this makes it sound terrible. December is actually my favorite month for all of these reasons-hence why I decided to throw my wedding in the mix. I love Christmas-I love the decorations, I love the mad dash, I love the traveling, I love the families, and I love the joyous mood that hangs around most during the Holidays.

Next comes New Years, for some a Holiday that they do not look forward to, but for me, a time to reflect on the successes and failures of the last year, and set goals for the upcoming. To start fresh, whether it be at work, with your family, at the gym, at cooking, at a sport, at quitting a habit, or just to start fresh ready to take whatever comes your way. I love that about the New Year.

And that brings me to…the New Year. 2013, what is in store for Branding Bliss? What goals have I set forth for myself and my company. As we celebrate 1 year in business, there are so many things I can reflect on from the first year: my fabulous customers-I love you all!, my supportive Husband-I love you too!!, my suppliers, my friends, my luck really…But most importantly, rather than spending a lot of time in 2012, I am ready to face 2013 head on! I am ready for the challenges and successes it brings my way. I head out to Las Vegas next week for our largest Trade Show where I will attend educational sessions and visit each of my suppliers to pick up new products and trends in the industry. It is the perfect way to start off the year…and maybe I will even set a goal to BLOG more in 2013.

Stay tuned for updates from me at the show…

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