Monday, November 05, 2007

~Giving Thanks~

Giving Thanks

The month of November has arrived and with it comes the wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving. Over the river and through the woods, we gather with family and friends to give thanks for our many blessings.

During the week of November 12-17 (Monday through Saturday), I will be sharing decorating ideas, crafts, poems, songs, prayers, "after dinner" games, table settings, activities for children, and a daily cleaning schedule (with before and after pictures!).

Here is where the fun part comes in. I'm going to post a Mr. Linky, so you can join in too! Here are some things you could share:

-What you are thankful for
-Thanksgiving traditions and memories
-Recipes
-Craft Ideas
-Decorating ideas
-Your menu
-Cleaning/Organizing "before" and "after" pictures
-Anything having to do with Thanksgiving!

In thankfulness for all of my friends here in blogland, the week will end with a giveaway! Everyone who participates and signs Mr. Linky will be entered into the drawing.

The prizes are a collection of gifts for you and your home, to welcome in the Christmas season!
Gifts

~Six red damask napkins. The bronze tray is also included.
Napkins

~A five foot jewel tone beaded garland, perfect for candle or napkin rings.
~A glittery pinecone candle.
Candle

~Two Christmas mugs, complete with lids to keep your drink warm!
Cups

~Two bags of each of the following flavors of tea: Holiday Spice, Silent Night, Happy Holidays, Peppermint, Gingerbread Boy, and Sleigh Ride.
~Festive shaped shortbread cookies.
Cookies

~Snowman themed mini-cards, post-its, a journal, and notepad, so you can get a jump start on your Christmas planning!
Notecards
The winner will be announced Monday, November 19.

Here is a "Giving Thanks" button that you are welcome to use on your blog.
Giving Thanks

I hope you will join me next week as we prepare for Thanksgiving!

44 comments:

Mrs. C said...

This sounds like so much fun! I'm looking forward to a wonderful week. :)

Blessings,
Mrs. C

Just Mom said...

This sounds like fun! What a fantastic idea.

Mary said...

Kelli,

This sounds like a lot of fun and though Canadian Thanksgiving is past, I will be happy to participate.

Jen said...

Sounds like great fun....I'll be participating...and cannot wait.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

How fun! Can't wait to get started
~Amy

diana said...

fun idea. i'll be thinking of how i can participate.

Susan P. said...

I'm sure I can speak for everybody else when I say that one thing we are all thankful for is YOU, KELLI!

tiany said...

Wow, what a treat!!! The blogosphere is just hopping with wonderful giveaways this time of year! YEAH! This sounds like such a neat idea, i love it! I will surely try to join the fun as time allows! Looking forward to it, your blog is just wonderful!!!

ellen b said...

Sounds like fun!

Julian said...

boy, put my name in!
Christina Gomez

Sheri said...

Kelli, you are always such an inspiration regarding holidays! I look forward to next week!

Amber said...

Can't wait to read all the wonderful ideas!

That is such a nice giveaway!

Brenda said...

Girl you are just to good!

HsKubes said...

What a neat idea and wonderful gifts. I look forward to reading others' ideas and such.

~ Christina

Anna S said...

Kelli, what a wonderful feature! I can't wait.

Heather said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I can't wait. :)

Sharon Kay said...

Looks like a lot of fun and a wonderful way for us all to share our Thanksgiving. I will partake of your lovely idea Kelli.......

Lisa said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! (with the gift giveaway) What a sweet idea. Always love your posts.

Susie said...

Looks like a fun week. Your button is very cute. I'll plan a post to join in..
xo

Dani said...

Woo-hoooooo! This coming week will be great!

Myrna said...

What wonderful prizes/gifts. YOu always think of the most fun things! I will definitely be aback to participate.

Mrs. Pivec said...

Sounds wonderful. I'm looking forward to all the neat stories and ideas. :)

Sandra said...

This sounds like a great idea Kelli :)

Heather said...

I'm going to be adding a blogroll to my new page. May I add you? :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great idea, Kelli! I hope to participate in all the fun!

Katherine

Deborah said...

Happy Thanksgiving, indeed! Thanks for this! I will be celebrating my first Thanksgiving as a wife this year (married in March), and am far from home. I am in Australia, although, I will be home (Michigan) for two weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I enjoy your blog so much! Thanks, again!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful idea! :o)

Christina said...

This could be FUN!!!

Spiess said...

I will be posted next week. Sounds exciting. Always looking for new ideas.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. What wonderful things!

Diana F.

Caroline said...

I just found your blog, and I can't wait to join for the Thanksgiving week. How fun! I love Thanksgiving so much!

Lori said...

What a great idea. Sounds fun!
I will be sure to participate next week. Can't wait to see everyone's thanksgiving ideas.

Amy E said...

This is so nice. This is a great idea.

Anita said...

That's another of your wonderful ideas, Kelli! I am already curious to look at the things you will share with us that week. What a pity that we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Germany.

Oh my, your give-away looks wonderful, I'll try to enter my name in your drawing!

Warmest wishes from stormy Germany,
Anita

Julie Marie said...

Kelli,

This sounds very interesting. I have never done a "Mr. Linky" before, I hope I can do it." (Not very computer minded)

I am glad you are putting warm colors on your blog. To me here in ND, November seems so gray and brown. Or white - it snowed this morning (but did not last).

Julie

Mommy said...

I just saw this, and I am jumping in on the fun too! Thanks! :)

Jessica from NB said...

You just gave me another reason to wake up early on Monday! See you then,

Daughter of the King said...

I will be here.
Deby

Pam said...

Sounds like fun, the prizes are lovely!

I've enjoyed catching up on your blog tonight and seeing all your "lovelies"! The red ribbons on the keys you found and using them as ornaments this year is a great idea! You're always planning and scheming aren't you? LOL I mean that in a good way!

PatinTenn said...

I have just posted about this on my blog.

I can't wait to see how this weeks goes. I am very excited to hear what you have to share with us.

THank you for doing this.
Pat In Tenn

Connie said...

I would love to be part of your giveaway. Thanks so much for your generous thought.
I have already decided to post tips on helping with Thanksgiving with a book by Kate Heyhoe

Janne said...

What a great idea! I will be joining in later today.

blugrl said...

Great idea!

Mansi Desai said...

hey Kelli! I just got here from cris's blog and I love this...I posted thanksgiving decor ideas just today on my blog...So I'm already in for the event!!!

Count me in...I'll be making more recipes too on my food blog and sharing it with my readers!

-Mansi