January 18, 2010

some housekeeping...

I love my house... and I love when it is clean and there is nothing to do but lounge on the couch and admire it. But that doesn't happen very often. I am not shy about admitting it... which is why my dear friend Suz gave me this for my birthday...


Can't read it?
Bad HouseKeeping Fairy
Nature abhors a vaccuum and so do I.
I actually don't mind vacuuming... it is just picking up the stuff on the floor to vacuum! But I kind of love the flip side of the keychain best. It says...
Live each day as if it was your last... which is why I have no clean laundry! Who wants to spend the last day of their life doing laundry?

So... the ham. I just cannot believe how many people were supporting Eric on his Honey Baked Ham for a Year quest. Thank you. So many people have told me I voted every day! But apparently he didn't win. Not even an honorable mention! But I just wanted to thank you for voting. It meant the world to me!

And now... for the winner of the Jesus Calling Devotional by Sarah Young. Congratulations to Ruby Red Slippers from Lions, Tigers & Boys Oh My! Have you ever popped on over to her blog? Her three beautiful boys keep her on her sparkly red toes. It is always a pleasure to visit her... for a movie, a recipe or a craft... or just a bit of her heart!
So...if you didn't win? I would highly recommend seeking this book out. The devotions are short reads and with a couple bible verses. Short, easy... and a huge blessing to your heart.

Okay... one more thing, or two! I recently received two bloggy awards from two great people! So, thank you. The first one is from Michelle at Graceful. (Check her blog out! Words of wisdom & beautiful photos!) And she thought of me when she passed out this gratitude award. The second is from Cassie at In Amazing Graceland. (Check out her blog, too! She has dogs and a super husband, as well as a beautiful heart!) This superior scribbling award has more rules than I could practically bear to read, but I am honored that she scooted it my way! I am not typically a rule breaker... but I think I am going to break away from them... just a bit.



The Gratitude award goes to...
Jenn at Randolph Six. She makes me smile! And her kiddos are beautiful!
Kelli at Joy. I smile there, too... and her littlest reminds me of Laura.
Dawn at Good Life. Our lives are eerily similar!
Richella at Imparting Grace. I love her heart and her honesty.
And I'm sending the Superior Scribbling award to...
Elizabeth at Boy Crazy. She is always looking for the clarity... and she helps me see it!
Erin at Together for Good. I love to laugh with her and her goofy sweet kids! And her faith in the down times inspires me.
Michelle at Graceful. She makes me really think. And she wrote a book!
Jo at Mylestones. Her photos of Maine bring me back to New England and her words are often a song to my heart.

And, since it is Martin Luther King Day, I will share this quote from him that made me smile...
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

And thank you... for all of the sweet things you wrote about my birthday girl.  She had a fantastic day and was so exhausted by the end of it that she headed to bed just after 7pm. 

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7 comments:

togetherforgood said...

Aw, thanks Dawn! :)

Dawn said...

did you ever hit "reject comment" instead of "publish?" i just did! so i am pasting these in from my email...

from Kelli...
Congrats to the winner. I will have to check this book out. The gifts you share with us are numerous and you are worthy of the bloggy awards!!! Thanks for the mention of "JOY!" Glad you hear that your sweet 16 yo enjoyed her special day!

from Richella...
Seriously?? You love MY heart? But that's what I would say about you!

Thank you, Dawn. Really.

By the way, I don't understand about the hams. Every time I voted, the website showed Eric as having the most votes. I thought for sure he would win! Oh, well. We were for him, for sure!

from Corinne...
What a phenomenal keychain :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have deleted before too, we are so alike.
I swear someone must be against Eric in the ham dept. It always showed he was in first place.
I demand a recount.
I am glad you love your silly housekeeping key chain. I seriously hope I do not end up doing laundry on my last day...but it may be the case. :)

Dayle said...

Between me and you, blogland is full of people who seem to have nothing to do but clean house. I keep my clean enough to enjoy it, but I'm no clean freak. Give me the open road any day. :)

dawn said...

Thanks Dawn! Am I the eery one or are you?? I'm thankful for you!!

K said...

I'd need one of those keychains too.

Congrats on you award.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Oh My Goodness! I can't believe I won!!! Thank you-I will send my address via e-mail!
(Thank you soooo much!)