Friday, October 29, 2010

Giving Thanks

I know Thanksgiving is next month, but it's certainly not the only time when we should express our gratitude. Without making myself sound like some sort of saint ( cause I "ain't") I do try to have an attitude of gratitude always. Lately, I have been really honored to have had some lovely things happen and come my way and I wanted to say thanks to some wonderful bloggers who are responsible for that.

Today, Tracy at Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures has featured my blog as her blog of the week. Tracy started this series as a way to "pay it forward" and recognize and promote a new blog each week. One thing I absolutely love about blogging is the way that bloggers look out for each other. Stay tuned for my own "pay it forward" series starting next week. In the meantime, please go visit Tracy's wonderful blog. She never ceases to amaze me with her creations and talent.  Like her painted fall color:

Thank you Tracy!

Last week, the hysterically funny and talented Suzy, of Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom with ever present green room guest Tom Selleck, made me her guest of the week. Suzy is both witty and crafty. For example: 
Suzy has a tute on how she made this beautiful quilled monogram. Go visit!
Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

I've been really fortunate to win a couple of things lately. I get absolutely giddy when that happens don't you? Jacqueline at Purple Chocolat Home recently had a drawing for a CSN gift card and I was the lucky winner! A new Cuisinart 9 Speed Hand Mixer is on it's way to help me make lots of chocolate concoctions for the holidays. Jacqueline has some amazing projects that are so elegant and beautiful beyond words. I mean look at her island for Halloween entertaining:

And I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Elmer's XACTO giveaway I was doing a happy dance when I learned I'd won from Craft eNVy.  Nicholette and Vanessa ( see how creative they are to use their initials in their blog name!)  have got all kinds of crafty goodness at their place and of course the weekly "Saturday Spotlight" link party they host. Go visit for some inspiration and tutorials.

I'm also grateful ( and amazed) to those who have featured my projects and for the continued support of my followers. This has been such a great experience and little did I ever think that almost 400 people would follow my kookiness but I'm getting close to that.

So stay tuned for a new feature starting next Friday and for another giveaway when I hit 400! In the meantime, thanks everyone and wishing everyone a happy, fun, and safe Halloween!


Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I never expected that post. See I knew what I was talking about when I said you were as perfect as chocolate. :) Thank you.

Suzy Myers said...

Thanks so much for the sweet words! Tom and his mustache and I had so much fun when you visited!


Jacqueline said...

Oh, thank you so much for the spot! I was so excited for you and I can't wait to see what you whip up, especially anything chocolatey! What a lovely Thanksgiving blog. Years ago Oprah mentioned a gratitute journal. Our kids were to young to write things so we started saying 3 things we were grateful for each night. I hope it made them more grateful people as they grew.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Yay, Carol!! It is all most deserving. Congrats on your wins! And that purple Halloween setup is SUH-WEET!!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Well, you and all your darling cuteness deserve the recognition! Congratulations on your success. :)

the cape on the corner said...

congratulations on your feature, and all your winnings. i have yet to order from a csn giveaway that i won b/c i don't know what to order!

Chrissy said...

Congrats on everything!
You definitely deserve all of it!!

Happy Halloween!!

Christine said...

You rock! Congratulations, and it is very much deserved!

Applesauce Inn Bed and Breakfast-Bellaire, MI said...

I am a new follower! Saw your awesome blog name and had to check you out! Love your blog and look forward to reading more of your fun posts!

Stop by and say hello

Netty said...

Congratulations for it all, couldn't happen to a nicer lady. Annette x

Lori said...

Congrats! That interview with Suzy was very entertaining, I must say.. 400 followers? That would be just a dream for me, but you're so darn entertaining I can see why you have such a huge go girl!