Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007


Hello everyone! I'm sure you are all wanting to know who the winner of the "Giving Thanks" giveaway is. I'm happy to announce that the lucky lady is from the blog Capturing Today! Congratulations! I also noticed on your blog that today is your birthday, so Happy Birthday too! Please email me your address and I will get your gifts sent out right away!

Thank you to all who joined in with me this past week! You all put so much time and thought into your posts and it was wonderful to see all the ways that you have prepared for this upcoming time of Thanksgiving. You kept me motivated while doing the daily cleaning challenges and inspired me with your Thanksgiving traditions, memories, recipes, crafts, poems and prayers. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful things this week. I couldn't ask for a better group of blogging friends!


If you need any last minute Thanksgiving decorating, craft or recipe ideas, here are some posts from this past week's "Giving Thanks" celebration.

Making a Cornucopia

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings

Stamped Paper Napkins

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Refrigerator Dinner Rolls

Holiday Sparkle Drink

After Dinner Games


We are going to be having a fun-filled week. All of Phillip's family will be together this Thanksgiving and we will be eating dinner at his mom and dad's house. On Friday, everyone will be coming over to our house for another big dinner. Here are some things I'm looking forward to this week:

-Planning our dinner menu with the girls and Benjamin
-Shopping for our turkey
-Baking pies
-Making our thankful tree
-Colder weather that is expected to arrive on Wednesday
-Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade
-Visiting and laughing with family and friends

Phillip will be off for the entire week after Thanksgiving so we can put the finishing touches on the winter edition of Seasonal Delights, due December 3, 2007.


I do have something to share with you on the day after Thanksgiving. A special way to welcome in the Christmas season, so be sure to come visit me! Other than that, I will be taking a break and enjoying this time of year with my family.

I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!



dot said...

Kelli, I hope you enjoy the holidays with your family. I can smell good things cooking way over here in Georgia!

Jen said...

Yes indeed...Happy Thanksgiving Kelli. I so enjoyed your week of giving. Enjoy your week with family. Scott is off Wed and Thurs....I'm going Christmas shopping today....

Midlife Cycler said...

I couldnt wait to see who the winner was..when it wasnt me, I went to her blog, she sounds like a neat person. We all had fun last week. I visited different people and different people visited me. It was great, thanks.

Carole Burant said...

Good morning dear Kelli:-) Sounds like you've got a wonderful couple of weeks ahead of lovely that Phillip will have his whole family together for Thanksgiving!! I read a lot of the Giving Thanks posts and you're right, so many wonderful ideas and recipes were given:-) Congratulations to your winner!! xox

Jodi said...

Kelli ~ Sounds like you have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of family and fun all lined up. Blessings to you and yours.

smilnsigh said...

Have a lovely Thanksgiving. And a lovely break, for sharing time with family.


Julieann said...

WoW!!! Kelli, you have been such a busy little bee--Bless your heart--you are an inspiration to us all. I hope you have a wonderful ThanksGiving my dear, sweet friend--and enjoy your break!!! ((Gentle Hugs)))


Anonymous said...

A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Kelli!

Anonymous said...

I moved from Texas to Tennessee and these folks were quick to inform me that Texas in NOT the south. It's the west.

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) A very Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I hope it is a lovely time of celebration and joy.

Thank you for all that you did to make last week a fun and interesting time - even for those of us who could only come and read.

Looking forward to the new issue! Love, Q

TJ said...

Thank you so much for hosting last week Kelli! Also thank you for visiting each of our blogs to leave a comment, it was very nice of you.

I wish your family a very happy Thanksgiving.

Unknown said...

Kelli, I've enjoyed looking over your blog today. I'm just beginning the whole blogging thing and you are great inspiration. Way to use your gifts and talents to inspire others! Hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving. Visit me sometime!

Cris said...

Hi Kelli! I hope you have fun during your Thanksgiving! You really worked so hard making last week a success! So nice that you compiled all the posts! Happy Thanksgiving! Congratulations to the winner, what a nice birthday gift! Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking time to do all these fun post and sharing so many neat ideas.


Coach Paulette said...

Hi Kelli,

I'm so excited to be a winner! What a wonderful birthday surprise to top of a lovely day with my family!

I appreciate so much the hard work and inspiration that you put into this past week of Giving Thanks. It was a blessing to me to be able to visit the different participants and get so many great ideas and read so many stories of blessings!

Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Can't wait to see what you have planned for Christmas! Are you discontinuing Show and Tell?

Happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Dear Kelli,
I pray that you and your family will have a blessed Thanksgiving! When I count *my* blessings, you are on the list! LOL You have been such an encouragement and inspiration to me! So thank you, dear friend!

PS...Congrats to the winner!

Karen said...

I pray you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, as well.
Blessings and hugs,

Lori said...

Thanks for hosting the Giving thanks week. That was fun to participate in and read everyone else's posts.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Creative Life Studio said...

Thank you, too, Kelli, for hosting last week. Such a fun idea!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!

Gena said...

Kelli, I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family. I wish I had been able to participate in all your lovely posts, but I've certainly enjoyed reading them.

Mary said...


I love the graphics that you added to your post - all beautiful depictions of Thanksgiving.

I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving with the love and laughter of friends and family.