Here we are–the 12th and final day of Katie O's 12 Days of Sparkle! I hope you have all had fun reading up on some of my holiday favorites! We love to share the sparkle whenever we can and truly appreciate and recognize the importance of supporting local small businesses.

Our last day, however, is not about a favorite place to pick up a sparkly gift or dine on delicious food. I wanted to take a minute to reflect on the past year and all the joy and love it has brought me and my family.

2014 has been one of the most memorable years for me both personally and professionally. I became a “Mrs.” on 3.14.14 and completed my 5th year in business. These are two of my biggest accomplishments to date and I feel extremely blessed and grateful to have shared so many of these moments with all of you.

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Through this blog I have shared wedding planning tips and advice, but also plenty about my personal life. I believe that it is important for you to know the real me. The not always sparkly me, but the wife…the sister…the friend…the lifemaid, and the business owner, too.

In this somewhat scary world where we have witnessed so much tragedy and strife on a global, national and local level, please know I wish only the best for you all this holiday season.

I wish you faith; the kind that brings peace to your heart, clarity to your mind and serenity to your soul.

I wish you hope; the kind that helps to keep you going even when the days seem tough.

And I wish you love; the kind that lifts you up and makes you sparkle.

We're all reminded during the holiday season to enjoy the magic and treasure the greatest gifts of all–family, friends and loved ones. Please hold all of them and squeeze them tight!

From Team KOWE and Team Maloney we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Sparkling New Year!

Keep sparkling–