Saturday, November 08, 2008

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.

It is time for the 2nd annual "Giving Thanks!" Many of you participated last year and it was so much fun! November 17-20 (Mon.-Thurs.), I will post a daily cleaning challenge (with before and after pictures!) a poem or prayer, and a Thanksgiving project (craft, recipe, decorating idea).

Everyone who participates and signs the daily Mr. Linky will be entered into a giveaway at the end of the week! Each day you participate, your name will be entered. If you participate two days, your name will be entered twice, join us all five days for five entries, etc.

Here are some things you could post about:
-What you are thankful for
-Thanksgiving traditions and memories
-Recipes
-Crafts
-Decorating ideas
-Your menu
-Cleaning/Organizing "before" and "after" pictures
-Anything having to do with Thanksgiving!

The prizes will be collection of gifts for you and your home, to welcome in the Christmas season. I will share pictures next weekend.

Feel free to use the "Giving Thanks" button on your blog. Here is the code:

<a href="http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2343/1862088856_8b77801b21_o.jpg" alt="Giving Thanks" border="0" height="150" width="200" /></a>

Giving Thanks

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

42 comments:

Jennifer said...

Thanks, I am excited to participate! I already put the button on my blog. Have a good evening Kelli!

Mrs. H. said...

Yay! I can't wait! :-) Thanks Kelli!

Lora said...

I'm adding the button right now and very much looking forward to it!!

aswewalk said...

Oh, I LOVE it! I can't wait to join in. What a wonderful idea.

Heather said...

sounds like fun! i put your button on my sidebar!

aswewalk said...

Can someone tell me how to make a button? Lol. I have wordpress and can't just choose a photo widget. And I'm so computer illiterate. Help!

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) Hope that you are having a lovely weekend!

I thought this was such a neat idea last year! I'm planning to join in the fun :) Love, Q

Tammy said...

Sounds like so much fun, Kelli...I will definitely try to join in! :)

Tove said...

It`s pure joy and recreation to enter your blog, Kelli! I think Thanksgiving is a wonderful tradition, and i have decided to bring Thanksgiving into our home this year. We have so many things to be thankful for, so I have told our children that November is the month were we will focus on all the good things in our life. We celebrate our own joys and pray for those who struggle.

Today it is Father`s Day in Norway, so we give thanks for having the most wonderful and loving father in the whole world!

Wishing you a blessed Sunday!

Love from Tove, Norway

Susie Homemaker said...

I'll be there!

Warm Wishes,
Susie

Stacey said...

Hi Kelli! I will definitely be participating in this. Thanks for getting us started. :)

Carrie said...

This sounds great!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Sounds like fun, I'll be looking forward to participating!

Manuela

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

Very cool. I really enjoy reading your blog and have put your button on my sidebar. It will be cool to see what everyone else puts on here. I have so many things to be thankful for this year!!

Needled Mom said...

Great idea.

Shopgirl said...

I don't know how to join in...yikes. Hugs, Mary

Farrah said...

That sounds wonderful, Kelli! I will try to participate, time permitting! :-)

Linda C said...

Kelli, you come up with the coolest ideas! Sounds like fun -and will inspire me as I get ready to host Thanksgiving at my house this year. Hoping to make it special for some friends of my son who are away from their homes this year.
Linda C

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun! Wish I had a
blog.

M.B.

Jenn said...

I look forward to taking part!

It's All Good! said...

This sounds like so much fun. I'm glad that you are doing this and highlighting the wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday, since it gets lost between Halloween and Christmas.
God bless,
Brenda :)

Mimi Sue said...

Sounds like fun. Mimi

ohiofarmgirl said...

Ithink it sounds like such fun. I missed it last year. dianntha

Susie Homemaker said...

Hi Kelli,
I am having trouble adding the button...I can't see the code...I am blog challenged here...help?

Thanks,
Susie

Ali said...

Being a Canadian yourself, you'll know I celebrated Thanksgiving in October. Despite being on this side of the Atlantic! However, I hope you and your family have wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to reading your blog through the days leading up to it.

glorv1 said...

Thats a very good idea. Its always nice to read people's remarks on what they are thankful for. I hope you have a great week.

Lori said...

I'm thankful for all my friends in blogland too.
I may have to participate again this year.

Melinda said...

This sounds like so much fun! I can't wait to praticipate.

Tracey said...

I wish I knew how to get into these contests. This sounds like a good one.

Brenna said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Can't wait!

Christy Lee said...

I'm so excited! I didn't have a blog last year to participate with so I'm definitely doing it this year!

Elizabeth G. said...

This is great, Kelli!

So many people rush on through Thanksgiving to Christmas. How lovely of you to encourage us to stop and really think about this Holiday and to give thanks.

I am looking forward to next week, when we will prepare together.

God bless,
Elizabeth

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

I've been posting a daily Giving Thanks on my blog since 1 Nov....and usually post about the various things you mention throughout November....I think it will be fun to join you and participate as much as I can.

I'll add your button.

TJ said...

I've been hoping you would do this again! I so enjoyed it last year.

Take care! Hugs
TJ

Nancy M. said...

Kelli,
I just wrote about this on my blog.
How special to think of this Button.
I also enjoyed the corn husk dolls.
What a fun project for the young and old.

Lady Katherine said...

I left something on my blog for you, if you wish.

Christine said...

How fun...I'll try and keep up...lol Can't wait!

Jeanie said...

What a splendid idea, Kelli! I'll look forward to participating!

Cindy B said...

I can't wait to make some corn husk dolls! many thanks for the tuitorial...I made these years ago and had forgot how much fun they were and how cute they would be on my Thanksgiving tree! ( see Mr Linky show and tell) Thanks Kelli!

Schotzy said...

How exciting to have such a fun way to get ready for the holiday! Great idea! I have your button on the sidebar!

It's All Good! said...

Hi Kelli, I just missed this one last year since mid-Dec. is my 1 yr blogging anniversary. I'm looking forward to being a part of this years!
Thanks,
Brenda :)

Princess Of Pink said...

I will try to part. We don';t have Thanksgiving in the Netherlands, but since I love the USA (and Canada too) I usually do something for just me, lol

Have already put your button on my blog

Hugs from Marian