Yup, we're on our way to Thanksgiving.
I have been sharing a few holiday craft posts with you over the last week or so, but nothing gets decorated for Christmas in my home until Friday. One holiday at a time is my motto. I like to revel in the special feel that each one has to offer. I like to take in the colors of each season, right now for example, I love the apples on my table, the red and gold leaf banner on my hood...
and the roosters...chickens...that currently reside in my living room.
Although...hints of Christmas have popped up in my mailbox. Gifts...or should I say winnings?
This week when I unlocked my box, I found a key inside! Written on the chain were instructions to use it to open another, larger box, lucky number thirteen. What? I am new to this whole PO box thing, so this felt like a scavenger hunt. Very cool.
But not as cool as what was inside!
This beautiful gift is from Julie of Julie's Lifestyle. I won her anniversary giveaway. Happy Anniversary, Julie! She put together the most wonderful goodies, including hand crocheted potholders. I told Julie that I needed to snap a picture quickly, because my family was trying to open the snacks and devour them. Such is the life of a blogger!
I have been drooling over Julie's crocheting skills for years. Last year, Santa brought me some yarn and hooks. I still haven't opened them. This year, maybe I should ask the big guy for some time to learn...or, better yet, a visit from Julie!
As if that isn't enough, I also won this beautiful print from Jemma at At Home With Jemma. I just adore the rich color. Right now, it has made its home on my kitchen plate rack. I have been toying with the idea of moving it to my master bedroom or bath...if...IF I can convince my daughter, that even though her room is blue, it was my win and I would like the chance to enjoy it for a bit.
Apparently, nothing is safe from the grip of my family. However, considering my gifts, I think that just means that they have really good taste!
There's never enough time in the day, I am not good at saying no and Deb has created a symbol for me, that will remind me that I don't have to choose between one or the other. There is room for both, I just have to see it.
I just hope that the recipes I whip up for the big Thanksgiving meal goes this well. Did I mention I'm hosting and that I'm not a big cook?
Hmmm. Maybe my guests need a prosperity jar, too.
I wish you all a prosperous week and to my friends in the states, a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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