Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just a few things . . .

Good morning!

First off -Thank You Lord for the Fall weather. I was sooooooo over 105!!! I know - I know - it's supposed to be back up to 90 tomorrow for 2 more days, but then go back down to NORMAL! Whew!

Second - While hopping through blogland found a great giveaway. Myrna from More Than Heirlooms is celebrating the grand opening of her new Etsy shop! She is giving away this lovely collaged mirror she created.

She has beautiful handmade items that will make you just drool. So pop over and take a look!

Lastly - I have some long overdue thank you's to send out. Dawn from Cottage State of Mind sent me the sweetest award. It is the Attitude of Gratitude Award.

I was kind of puzzled by it, but then once I read how Dawn phrased it - I liked it immediately.

"I realized being grateful is not just about being thankful for blessings you've received outright. It is also about finding that silver lining. Seeing the blessing where it's not obvious. Making lemonade instead of complaining about sour lemons."
I've been trying really hard to practice this! I look back over my posts and how often I've said this very thing. I cannot post it on my sidebar - Good ol' Blogger is giving me a headache with my sidebar lately - long story. But thank you Dawn.

Finally - I have never posted pictures of my pretty plaque that Ginger from The Gingerbread Shed gave me this summer when we met up in Utah.  Here it is in it's very happy new home in a niche on our stairway. Thank you Ginger!!!!

And finally - last summer I found a treasure of a ledger book. And I told you it weighed at LEAST 20 pounds. well . . . close!

Told ya!  
I'm done rambling! Off to visit Pretty Petals to see if she posted our last journal pages to work on! LOVE IT!!!!!
Have a wonderful day! 



Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Karen,

You had lot's of great news to post. I think I have already been to Myrna's. She is a sweetie and so generous to have a givaway!

Congratulations on your award and wall placque. You have been a lucky gal lately!! ;-)

Enjoy the rest of your week!!


blushing rose said...

TY for sharing all the wonderful news. Congrats! on your award. Will pop over to visit Myrna's.

Have a beautiful autumn day. TTFN ~ Marydon

Ginger said...

I will pay Myrna a visit. Cute mirror she made.
Congrats on your award. You deserve it, your blog is one of the best ones around, and I'm always excited when you have a new post to read.
Glad you liked your plaque, and found such a neat spot for it.

Theresa said...

Yippee, love all the beautiful things! Have a blessed day!

Cathy said...

Congrats on your award!!! You sooo deserve it!!! all of your goodies!!!

Thanks for stopping by earlier...I love it when you visit!!!


Shelley said...

I just love that sign that Ginger made for you!

P.S. Clifford is in the thumb area - it's actually closer to my downstate home than it is to my cabin. About an hour and a half. How many days (and what days) will you be there? Maybe I could take a drive up....

:-) Shelley

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Karen,
Can't wait to see the pages your working on, and I am so glad your getting some cooler weather! Congrats on the award my dear, you deserve it! Oh, that placque is very sweet! Hugs, Cindy

A Hint of Home said...

Congrats! on your award. Your plaque is adorable.
Always good to visit you.

Dawn said...

Your so welcome Karen. Myrna's mirror is gorgeous. I'll have to check out her shop. Love the placque with the rest of the arrangement.

Isn't it nice to feel some cool air!? Hubby and the weatherman called it good!