Thursday, January 21, 2010

Feeling Really Blessed

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s my Birthday today and I just have to share with you how absolutely blessed I feel! To the point of tears in my eyes. It is overwhelming!
I started off my day with my husband and kids wishing me Happy Birthday! The cheesecake is already in the refrigerator just waiting for tonight! Yum! My nephew and his wife have offered to watch the kids so that my husband and I can go out for supper! Thanks Tyson and Mikaela! :)
Aren’t they the cutest newlywed couple you have ever seen!?  :)
Today I am really taking a moment to reflect on my family and friends. Like I said it is overwhelming. I have the most incredible family anyone could ask for. We are all here for one another in good times and in the not so good times. To know that I have that support whenever I may need it is a great comfort. Thank you family.  I appreciate and love you all more and more everyday!
Friends….old and new. They are a blessing. I will start with old friends. My best friend from high school, we are still in touch often, we still laugh about the same things! We can still finish each other’s sentences and we keep all of those “inside jokes” in our back pockets for whenever either one of us needs some cheering up! I recently had my 20th high school reunion. Re-connecting with those friends was so fun! It was like we stepped back in time! Most of us have now found each other on Facebook and it’s been great seeing everyone’s children, where they live, what they are doing etc.

So if you can’t tell…I feel blessed. Did I mention that I feel blessed? Haha! But the emails, texts and cards keep coming. I am just overwhelmed and overjoyed today. And I can’t help it!
Oh by the way…. I am 39 today! :)
Thank you all for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such sweet comments! I appreciate each and every one of you!
Have a wonderful day! Until next time. Take care. ~Sarah~

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Little Dose Of Summer

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you are all doing well! I thought that we could all use a little dose of Summer. Just in case some of us have those “Snowy, Winter Blues”.

We are still buried in snowdrifts so high that you have to creep out very carefully at the intersections. Can’t even see over some of them. And the snow piles in the parking lots are HUGE!

I hope you enjoy these warm, Summery images!

Here is our front porch in the Summer. Look at all the green and the fresh flowers. Ahhhhhh…….

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Can’t wait until I can sit here with my cold ice tea!

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Now we are going to take a little virtual trip to Hawaii. These are photos that my nephew and his wife took there! Can you say paradise~




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Hawaii Sunset

And here is one of my favorite pictures that my nephew took right through the lens of his sunglasses! 


And what says Summer fun like playing in the sprinkler with your clothes on!

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If it is cold where you are I hope these photos warmed you up a bit! If it is warm where you are…enjoy the warmth and get out into that beautiful weather!

Until next time. Take care. ~Sarah~

Monday, January 11, 2010

And The Winner Is………

Hello! Hope you are all having a wonderful Monday! We are finally back to school. There is SO much snow everywhere! When it all melts we are going to have a very wet mess.

It’s time to announce the winner of my Blogoversary Giveaway! I took all the entries and gave them each a number. Then I used a random number generator. The whole process worked really slick!

I want to thank you all for your kind comments and entries! And a nice warm welcome to my new followers as well!

And the winner is…….. Carla! Congratulations Carla! I will get your prim goodies mailed out to A.S.A.P.!

Again…A BIG THANK YOU to all of you for entering! Maybe when I reach 100 posts I will have another giveaway!

Here is what Carla won~

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Until next time, take care. ~Sarah~

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy Blogoversary To Me! It’s Giveaway Time!

How exciting is this!? A year ago today I started blogging! I can’t believe it! What a journey it has been!

When I started this blog I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know what I was doing. But with the help of some sweet fellow blogging friends, all of their tips and advice helped me so much.

I am still learning and will  continue to learn. There is always something new out there. If any of you are thinking of starting a blog, to you I say. DO IT! It has been a wonderful experience for me!

The friends I have made through blogging I will cherish forever. So many talented, generous people that are more than willing to offer their help and encouragement and most importantly their friendship.

Now let’s get to the Giveaway shall we!?

To sign up for my Giveaway~

~ You must be one of my friendly followers

~ Please leave me just ONE comment on this post and you will be entered to win

~ Due to the weight of this package and shipping costs my Giveaway is only open to residents of the USA (does not include Alaska and Hawaii

~ And lastly, if you don’t have a blog make sure that you leave me an email address where you can be contacted if you win!

I will be announcing the winner  a week from tomorrow on January 11th!

Good luck to everyone!

Oh….you didn’t think I was going to leave without telling you what the prize was did you!?  : )

Here is what the winner will receive~

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~ My Spoon Rack Makeover

~ Two of my small bowl makeovers. ***Neither of these are to be used for food. They are all for decoration only***

~ A bundle of Sweet Annie

~ And a bag of my wintery salt dough bowl fillers.

Here are a few close ups~

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Here is what’s in the bag~

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And here are the two small bowls~

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Once again, Good luck to everyone!

And most of all…THANK YOU to all of my followers! I appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to stop by. I love reading all of your sweet comments!

Here’s to another fun year of blogging!

Until next time. Take care. ~Sarah~