Sunday, November 16, 2008

Giving Thanks ~ Monday

Giving Thanks

Welcome to the first day of our "Giving Thanks" celebration! Let's take these next four days (Monday-Thursday) to prepare our hearts and homes for this wonderful time of year. Each day I will share a Thanksgiving project, daily cleaning challenge and poem, all of which are located directly below this post.

I would love for you to join in the fun! Mr. Linky is available for you to sign and here are some things you could share on your blog:

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

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

Please read the participating instructions carefully:

1. Write a Thanksgiving post on your blog. Link back to There is No Place Like Home so that others know where to join in. You may use the "Giving Thanks" button located at the top of this post. Go HERE for the picture code.

2. When signing Mr. Linky, link directly to your "Giving Thanks" post and not your homepage URL. People will be looking through these links all week long. If you link to your main page, it will be harder to find your post. Go HERE for instructions on how to do this.

3. In order to make the Mr. Linky list easier to read, please type your first name only and a 1-2 word description. Example: Kelli-Recipe.

We are looking forward to what you have to share!


Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hi Kelli, I can't wait to see what you do! I know it will be wonderful!
Have a blessed week!

Anonymous said...

It's a realy nice idea to list all the blessings and the projects for this week.

Terri said...

Thanks for hosting this, Kelli!

Pink Princess said...

I have entered too.

P. said...

Such a good idea.
We must give thanks everyday.


Sherrie said...

I would love to join in on this challenge. I have posted my Thanksgiving Menu for today. You can find it here:
Take Care!!


Jules said...

I'm going to try and do this every day this week. Thanks for hosting this! What a great way for everyone to count their blessings!

Anonymous said...

Kelli, please feel free to take #9 off the linky list. I did not link directly, and corrected it on #10. Thanks.

And thanks for hosting this again. I love to read them all. You will be busy once more. But I like the way you help us pause to be thankful for all we have. Blessings!

Mrs. H. said...

Thank you for hosting Kelli. I am thankful for you! :-)

Linda C said...

Thanks for hosting this Kelli! It is such a great way to inspire us to get ready for Thanksgivinig and stop and think and be thankful throughout the process. Can't wait to go visiting and see what each one is doing this week:)
Linda C

Christy Lee said...

This was such a wonderful idea Kelli! I am glad to be participating!

Unknown said...

I love this idea and am participating. Your cornucopia is gorgeous too.

Unknown said...

I am so excited to join in your challenge of preparing for the holidays. I can't wait to see what others do and maybe try something new.

Unknown said...

How fun and I actually was successful in posting mine!

Heather said...

this is going to be so much fun!

Susie Homemaker said...

Hi I have posted our menu for Thanksgiving and a recipe.
I know whatever you do will blow us away!

Thanks again for the fun way to get ready!

Wanita said...

Hi Kelli,

Thanks for hosting the Giving Thanks Celebration. It's a great idea!


Marnie said...

I am really looking forward to exploring this weeks posts. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Have a blessed day!

DealFinder said...

Lovely prizes! I've been enjoying reading other peoples' menu and decorating ideas!

Brenda said...

Hi Kelli, sorry I didn't read the fine print! Can you erase my name since I put in in twice? There's always One in the crowd!
God bless,

Marianna said...

I really enjoyed this last year and am so thankful :) that you are doing it again this year!


Tammy said...

This is such a great idea, Kelli! I hope to do a participating post in a couple days! :)

Kether said...

Thanks for doing this! It was fun to see everyone's ideas. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
I messed up my link, though, and didn't realise it still said (budgeting) behind my name from a former Works for Me Wednesday! Oops!
Mine's about a tablecloth..

Teresa said...

Thanks for getting me excited about getting ready for Thanksgiving!

Pink Slippers said...

oh-I just love your pilgrim and indian figurines. I would love to find a pair like those. We don't have a Hobby Lobby here. They look like they are all friends. :)

Jenn said...

I'm having fun doing this again this year with you all.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea to have a Thanksgiving give away !! We don't have Thanksgiving in The Netherlands, but I love the idea that is behind it !!
Your centerpiece is wonderful, those little statues are so cute !!
Have a wonderful day

Lindsay-ann said...

I LOVE your Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece. It's really beautiful.
I am sad we do not have Thanksgiving in England. It is just an ordinary day for us.
I am looking forward to kind of joining in virtually via your blog if I may!

moreofhim said...

Hi Kelli - What a fun thing to do! I entered my post on the Mr Linky. I'm so thankful for my plans for Thanksgiving this year.

Thank you for doing this!

God bless you ~ Julie

Lady Farmer said...

Hi Kelli~
"Thanks" for the opportunity to share in your "celebration". I'm so "Thankful" I finally (after an hour or two) figured out how to do Mr. Linky! :~P

Wanda said...

I've entered! I love this idea. Thank you for sharing! said...

Kelli- thanks for doing this! It will cause me to be deliberate in our planning...and I figured out Mr. Linky- woohoo.

Lynn said...

Hi Kelli, Thanks so much for hosting this. I'm excited to go check out everybody's Thanksgiving posts. I posted a garlic cheese roll recipe that is out of this world, made with the bread machine so it's not too much trouble. But it's a great addition to the Thanksgiving table.

OK, off to check out everyone's fun entries. Thanks again! :)

Mimi Sue said...

How fun. Love the menu idea. I usually make place cards. Your china is gorgeous. Mimi