What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?  Loved this sweet song — and the sweet singers too…Thought you’d like it too. 


Happy almost New Year’s! ♥ ♥ 

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97 Responses to What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

  1. Martha Ellen says:

    How lovely Susan! Zooey Deschanel has such a beautiful voice. I love that song. Enjoy New Year’s Eve! Love to all! ♥

  2. Shann says:

    Oh how sweet! I love her voice! And anyone who sings with a sparkly tiara on top of her head is brilliant to me! 🙂
    Happy New Year’s Susan and Joe!

  3. jeannine leonard says:

    Very nice, Happy New Year!

  4. pat addison says:

    hello and good afternoon Susan, and everyone. loved the video, loved the song. not doing much for new years’ eve, i think we may just stay home and watch the ball drop and watch old movies. but then again we may end up at the folks’ place ( in-laws) for the evening…i have no idea. wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, hope its a wonderful, peaceful and healthy new year for everyone. Happy New Year!!!!!! hugs…….. 🙂

  5. Cindy Tuning says:

    LOVE her!!Love you too!!

  6. Jeanette says:

    Susan, Thanks for sharing such a sweet video! I think every girl needs a tiara!!! 😉
    We’re having dinner of lobster and seafood with friends. I’m making your Chocolate Bundt cake in the Tree pan. We’ll be home early and watch the ball drop at 11 o’clock here in the midwest and call it a night. Think I’m getting old(er)… Been thinking of my intentions and will have my journal ready to go. Then we celebrate Dad’s 82nd birthday on New Year’s day! Fun. Wishing you all the best. Happiest of New Years to you, Joe and the kitties! xoxo, Jeanette

    • sbranch says:

      Happy Birthday to your Dad! That’s wonderful!

      • Jeanette says:

        BTW, what are you and Joe doing tomorrow evening? Any special plans for NewYear’s Day??? :).

        • sbranch says:

          I’m cooking today, making appetizers for a small dinner party tonight, just down the block. New Year’s Day, that’s walks, and quiet time, I love that day!

          • Jeanette says:

            Sounds divine, Susan. I’m sure your appetizers will be the hit of the gathering. Yum. Enjoy. And, quite time – perfect way to start the new year off. Blessings and hugs to you. You really tickled my Dad with your Happy Birthday wish. He was all smiles. :). Thank you.

  7. queenmum says:

    Hello Susan, and Happy New Year to you and Joe! We will be with the family at my Mother-in-law’s, playing ceramic dominoes, chatting and laughing, and eating way too many good homemade snacks (and a pumpkin cheesecake, but shhhh… they don’t know we are bringing it). Hopefully the kiddos will phone from across the country at OUR midnight, and not theirs. I will spend New Year’s Day as I always do…leafing through my day book and remembering all of the wonderful things that made up 2011, and wondering what 2012 has in store for all of us. Whatever you do, enjoy your evening!
    XOXOXO from queenmum

  8. Cindy Garner says:

    Love the video clip…I have to Google now to see if that was from a movie or are those two actors a couple♥
    Thanks for sharing.
    We are having family over for some munchies and beverages and a good ol’ game of “skip-bo” (its a card game that you can talk and play at the same time:0)

  9. Christine Anderson says:

    Lovely!! We play games with the family, eat pizza and at midnight we have the sparklers I saved from fourth of July!!!

    I love New Years and new beginnings!!
    Thanks Susan for delightful times!!!

  10. I’m going to bed on time and getting a good night’s sleep so I can start the New Year fresh and energized for all the new things I want to learn and create in 2012!

  11. Country Gal says:

    I did a post asking what all bloggers were doing for New Years Eve ! Papa, myself and furbabies are staying home to ring in the New Year where its nice and cozy ! Have a Happy New Year !

  12. Melanie E. says:

    Happy New Year — Zooey is so cute, quirky, and her voice! Thank you for sharing. No plans as of yet…probably just hanging at home for movie night and watching the ball drop. XO!

  13. Oh, this is so sweet and really cute 🙂 🙂 I shared the link on my Facebook page 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your family. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

  14. Linda Pintarell says:

    So happy someone identified her as Zooey Deschanel. She looked soooo familiar but couldn’t place her. The guy does too. Anybody know who it is? Beautiful voices – just perfect for that song. Wishing you all a wonderful New Year – filled with joy and good health!

    • sbranch says:

      The first time I saw him was in that funny series Third Rock from the Sun . . . he was the kid.

    • Melanie E. says:

      He is an actor – can’t place his name – but he was in the movie 50/50 that was out this year – about two friends, one of which was diagnosed with cancer (that was his role). XO!

      • Trish says:

        He was a child/actor in a baseball movie “Angels in the outfield “with Christopher Lloyd and Danny Glover.he grew up so wonderful!

    • Emily says:

      Joseph Gordan-Levitt. He’s been in quite a few high profile films recently. Great young actor.

  15. Nellie says:

    Lovely song/video, Susan! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    Our time during the day of New Year’s Eve will be spent scouring some antique shops looking for blue Mason jars which our daughter wants to use on the tables at her wedding. Need I tell you that she is going with a rustic theme?:-) She hopes to put curly willow and hydrangea in the jars along with something white that I cannot remember.

    We are not much for partying, so we will probably watch a movie or some kind of programming on TV. We have a difficult time staying awake for the ball to drop.

    Sending along Happy New Year wishes for you and Joe! Enjoy!


  16. Kathy B says:

    Oh my!! I am going straight out tomorrow and find a tiara to wear to our gathering tomorrow night! Meeting with some of our friends from church for food and games, then home before midnight to watch old movies with my husband and lap dog. Raising a glass to you and yours – – may 2012 be all you want and hope for xoxoxox Kathy
    Oh, yes, putting out my SB wall calendar and SB blotter calendar tomorrow – – – I plan my days on that blotter!

  17. debbie says:

    Such a great song and such a cute tiara. All of the girlfriends need one♥!!
    New Years Eve will be spent in my jammies, making delicious snacks and watching my favorite movies, along with a bit of knitting or stitching. Aaah! I can hardly wait:) Happy New Year!!

  18. Lisa G. says:

    They are awfully cute! We’re just going up the street to my neighbor’s and her elderly aunt – probably have pizza.

  19. Jessica says:

    Happy New Year’s to you Susan, to Joe, and of course, to girl Kitty & sweet Jack!!! You have been an amazing blessing over the years…and now with your beautiful blog, I know 2012 will be filled to the brim with even more of you and your whimsical life…which means more blessings!
    Thank you for giving & bringing such joy…always!!!

    PS~ Your movie post was spectacular, and one that I will be referring to forever!!! Thank you!!! ♥

  20. Wendy says:

    So sweet -they sound great together…love the harmony! Happy new year, Susan!

  21. nancy says:

    Love this! How can anyone not smile watching this? A quiet New Year’s Eve for me, house/pet sitting. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  22. Alison says:

    We will be spending the night as we typically do, beside a roaring fire, enjoying many types of fondue, listening to wonderful music, and playing board games as a family. Our children are 14, 23 and 26……..we savor whatever time we get with them! Please give Jack a cuddle for us……Happy New Year!!

  23. Tiina says:

    I love the show New Girl, she cracks me up! Thank you so much for the video. I’m just staying in eating junk food and watching the ball drop. I just love your blog and want to move to Martha’s Vineyard. It’s so beautiful. I wish you a wonderful new year filled with good health, good friends, and good times.
    xo Tiina

  24. Mary S. says:

    I LOVE this!!!! Is this from “500 Days of Summer”?
    We are going to a friend’s house and playing games! Fun!
    Many blessings to you and yours!

  25. Kelly J. says:

    Happy New Year, Susan! Thanks for the cute video! This year we are going out to a local place for dinner with old friends and then bringing the party home for games & movies. I’ve got my SB wall calendar all set to hang in my kitchen on New Year’s Day, as I have for the last 20 years!! Has it really been that long? Best wishes to you and yours for a happy & healthy New Year 🙂

  26. Joan Lesmeister says:

    Love this – so happy you put it on your blog for the nontwitterers!xoxo

  27. Diana says:

    Oh, I LOVE Zoey.. first loved her that movie with Kate Hudson and Matthew McC….she was hilarious!! stole the show if you ask me.. but don’t ask me the name of the movie.. can’t remember those things most of the time. That is why I am thankful for your list of movies! I will spend some of 2012 exploring those I haven’t seen. Going to a friends house with three other couples and enjoy the fellowship and catching up with each other from the holidays. Hoping that being with other people will help up stay up to midnight, as I am working today and getting up early is NOT conducive to late nights! LOL…My wish of happiness, healthy, and many more adventures in 2012 to you and yours Susan! Oh, gotta eat us some Hoppin’ John for luck too! 🙂 Oh, name of movie just came to me… Failure to Launch!! Ha!! My brain is really clicking today!!! LOL…

    • Diana says:

      Oh, and I think it was Sarah Jessica Parker, not Kate Hudson.. maybe my brain ISN’T clicking as well as I thought!!! LOL…. Oh, and Happy Healthy Adventurous New Year to all the Girlfriends out there too!!

    • sbranch says:

      Happy day Diana!

  28. Susan says:

    Dee-lite-full! Thanks for finding this vid. Going to a friend’s house, playing “aluminum foil” games, eating stuffed shells, which I’m making today, and handing out some Moon bookmarks to people who will appreciate them. How long did it take you to paint the charming bookmark (Don’t worry- only a dozen bookmarks for our friends- is that OK)?Happy Almost New Year’s!

  29. Stephanie says:

    Love Love Love this! She has a beautiful voice – great arrangement – just lovely.

    This song and Barry Manilow’s “It’s just another New Years Eve” are my two favorite New Years Eve songs (maybe the only two??).

    Thanks for sharing. Your blog always put joy in my day. 🙂

  30. Sara says:

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

  31. Karen P says:

    Love it!!!! Let’s all put on our tiaras and ring in the New Year!!!! xoxo….kp

  32. Francine says:

    What am I doing New Years Eve???? At 4:00 I am picking up my 17 year old granddaughter. I learned on Dec. 15th that she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma!! And although it has a very high cure rate, it’s a fight to get there. She’ll loose her hair for sure, (which is a hard thing when you’re 17 – she got it cut short on Christmas Day) and she’s already had a number of blood transfusions! Anyhow, she requested coming to spend the night with me and my husband! Aw!!! So it will be a somewhat quite night. Tomorrow we are having a pajama brunch with any family members that would like to come. The kids always seem to like our jammie brunches!! And so do I. I’ve got a loaf of banana bread in the oven as I write. And that’s it! Other than waiting for our new baby granddaughter who is due Jan. 6th!!! Happy New Year to you and Joe!!

    • sbranch says:

      You have everything happening at once! Wishing you and yours, and especially your granddaughter, all the very best in 2012!

  33. Kimberly says:

    LOVE<LOVE <LOVE THIS!!! have it posted on my facebook! Merry New Year Susan…Thank you for your lovely spirit! May all your dreams come true!!!! and everyone elses too~!

  34. KJ says:

    Hi Susan,
    Thanks for sharing this delightful video….Have loved this song for years….Unfortunately I have to work……an ER nurse’s work is never done !!LOL
    Just want to wish you and Joe and wonderful New Year filled with love , peace and joy !!!!

    • sbranch says:

      No, it’s never done — what would the world be without the wonderful nurses that keep things going? I wouldn’t want to think! Thank you KJ! Happy New Year!

  35. marylu2 says:

    As usual, you’ve made my day! Thank-you for sharing your talent with such loving generosity. Happy New Year, Susan~I hope 2012 is the best year yet!

  36. Mary Cunningham says:

    Happy New Year to you and Joe!!! and the kitties….loved the video…Zooey is a sweet singer and her buddy Joseph are cute ..love the ukulele….have a wonderful weekend…Here’s to 2012!!!!!! I’ve got my Susan calendars ready to hang!

  37. Ginnie says:

    Happy New Year, Susan, to you and Joe! Thank you for all the beauty, wonder, and fun you’ve shared with us this year through your blog.

    My New Year’s: This afternoon a friend came over and we made high tea for ourselves, my husband, and his caregiver, and it was so special and fun – we all enjoyed it. Tonight it’s just my husband and me, staying home, appreciating our cozy house and being together. Tomorrow my parents will come over for brunch to welcome in the new year. In Holland, where my husband is from, they call this time Old and New, which I like: acknowledge the past year before welcoming the new one.

  38. Judy Murrah says:

    I just posted my second blog all by my self. I’m so giddy I don’t need any champagne to celebrate. Hubby is grilling ribs and we are going to watch some old movies as you suggested. All is well in our household.

    • sbranch says:

      Isn’t it exciting? My finger still shakes as I hold it above the “publish” button, to send a blog live!!! Congratulations Judy!

  39. Oh my, love your site!! made me smile! What am I doing New Years Eve? I went to dinner with some very special friends … came home and thinking of New Year’s Eve …. I lost my wonderful hubby of 52 years a few weeks ago and the moon made me think of him. Pleasant thoughts … a good life we had and I miss him so much. He is my Man in the Moon!!
    Pink Hugs,

    • sbranch says:

      So sorry Dee! It must be so difficult. I love the way you think of him xoxo All the best in 2012!

  40. Pat Simon says:

    Happy New Year to you and Joe and the kitties. I am preparing to welcome home one son and will be calling my other son in California to wish him a Happy New Year. This was my first Christmas since 1982 without my (twin) boys. Argh. BUT… looking forward to a happy 2012. Happy trails….

  41. Jayne says:

    Thank you once again for putting a smile on my face …they do the song proud!
    Happy New Year everyone…may you all be richly blessed with good health and happiness to share with others that we meet…..2012

  42. Patty says:

    Dear Susan,
    I want to wish you and your special Joe every blessing in this new year!
    Thank you for the happiness and inspiration you give so freely to all of us!
    Happy New Year!!

  43. Linda says:

    So cute! I swiped it and put it on FB!

  44. Christl says:

    Just checking to see that everyone knows that Zooey is the gal from Elf, she sings in the shower and goes to listen to her beautiful voice.

  45. Rosemary says:

    Our daughter came over last night and was so excited to show me a sweet little video….and lo and behold it was the “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” that you posted. That is the loveliest little tune. Thank you for sharing.

  46. Georgie says:

    Happy NEW Year Susan! We gathered with family for the evening, sharing laughter around a table of wonderful food. LAter in the evening we shared a special moment as we stepped outside, had a bonfire on a silver tray, of silvery candles surrounded with glistening bath salts and sugared cranberries. Breathing in the crisp night air, with the twinkling stars over our heads, we lit sparklers and made heart felt wishes!!!

    I love the quote from Peter Pan… 2nd star to the right, as well as a line from the song…
    The second star to the right
    Shines in the night for you
    To tell you that the dreams you plan
    Really can come true

    Thanks for sharing your dreams with us Susan and taking us with you as you fly right on til morning!!! Georgie

  47. Cheryl says:

    I love that you posted this! I had already seen it and just loved it – she is so adorable!

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