Saturday, September 06, 2008

The Gift of Giving - For You!!!

Oh, guess who visited me last weekend??

Yep.... that sweet little pixie who I look forward to every year... the Fall Fairy!

I told her she was early, as it was still, technically, August. But she just smiled a bit coyly and said, "Not for you, dear girl, it isn't!" So in she came and decorate she did! I was thrilled beyond to see splashes of orange, gold, maroon, pine and pumpkins and leaves all around! The home is happy, happy and I am ever grateful for her early visit! Autumn is my favorite season of all, and woefully for us desert dwellers, it passes in the blink of an eye. So, one must stretch out the season as best one can in order to remember autumns from years gone by back in the midwest.

Fall Fairy bedecked the fireplace with something new this year...and it is pur-ty! A glittery message in the pumpkin-iest of orange...hanging by matching grossgrain ribbon! Don't you love it? Its simplicity is part of its charm, but ooohhh...the possibilities of what one could add with embellishments is endless! I'm refraining, for the time being, from adding anything...but oh my, the ideas are swirling like falling leaves!

And guess what!! ?

Fall Fairy left an extra one! She did, she did! Apparently she has visited not only my home, but my blog, as well ... and she thought it was time to have a little 'give' away! Perfect!! There's a lot of 'giving' going on around here! So in honor of Fall Fairy and all that I have to give thanks for, I'm going to pick a lucky winner and send this sweet little garland on its way! Too fun! To have a chance for this to be yours, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post of something that you give thanks for... appropo, don't you think? Leave your comment before Wednesday evening at 9:00 pm (mountain time) and I'll pick a lucky winner from the comments. How wonderful is that?






There is so much to give thanks for in my world....health, family, great friends, my job.... so many. I hope that there are many blessings in your life, as well.
Good luck to all of you!

11 comments:

Mary Jo said...

I am thankful for new beginnings. Even though people tend to think of fall as an ending to the spring and summer, I see it as a fresh breeze, a new chance at life!

Jane said...

I am thankful for family and friends!

I was also going to add that I am thankful for my Aly's teacher to see if that would help me win the give-away! ;)

Your house looks great! I love fall too...and can't wait for it's arrival here in the desert.

Jill said...

Ooooh! How pretty! I love fall... we are having crispy fall weather, finally! Thank you so much for the kind, supportive comment. It means so much!
xoxoxoxo

Just Joni said...

I could use that sweet little pixie in my house....send her this way if she's not too tired! Fall is my favorite season also...there's just something about the changing colors, the temperature change and all that goes with it...I love it!

I am thankful for the simple joys of everyday living...the morning stretches, the deep cleansing breaths, my morning coffee, laugh lines, and having kind and caring comments left on my blog by sweet friends I have never met.

There really is so much to be thankful for...it's nice to take time out to think about it.

Nonnie said...

wonderful vb....and i say the earlier the better! and i'll bet there was a little fall cha cha involved in the process, right?
i remember her visit last year and being just a bit envious! :) fall is my favorite season also......we just live in a funny place for that, don't we?...and i saw 16 days until fall? i think we need a celebration!!
i am so blessed with love of a wonderful family, and great health....how can i complain?
hugs dear girl!
kimberly

snazzykc said...

I am thankful for the world of blogging that allows me to visit beautiful people from around the world. To see what their lives and creative hearts are doing.
Oh and I am so thankful for glitter! My husband hates it which somehow makes me like it all the more...

Anonymous said...

Grateful to God!
For bff's and their patience....
For my "outside" family that I would go and pick out for myself to have....
For my 24 and 22 year old son's kisses on my cheek.....
For my beautiful husband and 26 years of still liking one another....
For a path that I didn't know I was on....

Your home is gorgeous my Ya-Ya.....always is....
Like a crazy women...
N

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that Fall is almost here.
KW

Chickenbells said...

Oh...loving the sparkly new garland. I am very ready to decorate for the fall...and getting quite close to doing so, if I may say. It is cloudy and smells like rain today...it makes me think that fall is really right around the corner. I am ready...

Susie of Arabia said...

I love the way you decorate your home for fall. Nice Post!
I am thankful for friends and family - and for modern technology, because I feel so much closer to everyone even though I'm halfway around the world, and I don't know how I would survive without it!

paige said...

what a wonderful post
so glad to call you friend
xo