I want to thank everyone who reads our blog and takes time to comment. Each one means so much to us and we feel like you are all such wonderful friends. We had Jordan, my Son pick the winner! We wish each one of you could win the giveaway, but it is time to announce the winner:
Leslie of The Crazed Crocheter!
You know how I like to show you cute things at our house? Well, right now this is the cutest thing at our house! Muffin went for a grooming on Friday and came back about half the dog we left there, but he sure looks sweet. He got a new shirt to keep him warm.
Here is an unflattering look at me, but a precious picture because I love holding him on my lap while looking at my favorite blogs. Spencer has gotten so big I can hardly hold him anymore. We are starting to wonder if he’s going to be a standard poodle, ha.
One of my favorite things about this time of year are the magazines. Best issues of the year, I think. Lindsey and I picked up a few new ones today. These will set you back quite a bit!
There’s lots of lovely inspiration and artist appreciation. Speaking of artists, our blog sister MaryEllen of Artkissed is published in Somerset Holiday. So proud of you!
I love magazines. I picked up my first Country Living in October 1984 and it has been a 24 year love affair with that magazine. I used to read the articles over and over until I knew all the people and their collections. In a way it was sort of like blogging. I have magazines everywhere, on bookshelves, in cupboards, under beds, in boxes. I used to have a stack in a closet that was taller than I was! Once I buy a magazine it is mine. I don’t buy it to read and toss out. I believe that whoever dies with the most magazines wins! (So far, I think I’m in the lead!)
That shirt was a 3X. I was embarrassed to be seen and very unhappy with myself. Losing 100 lbs was a daunting task but it’s like the old question, “How do you eat an elephant?” One bite at a time! I could never go back to the way I used to feel and live. I guess what I’m saying is – no food tastes as good as a size 8 body feels!
This picture is for Heidi Ann of Gold Country Girls. She did a post on August 19 showing her collection of restaurant creamers. I loved how she had them displayed. I found this one in a flea market Sunday.
I am so excited about the swaps that Lindsey and I are doing this fall. My partner for the Very Vintage Halloween Swap hosted by Foxgloves, Fabric and Folly is Kathy a very sweet lady that I have been enjoying emailing and getting acquainted with. She has a brand new blog called Kat Collects. Stop by and visit her and make her feel welcome to the blogging community. I know she is going to be a lot of fun.
My partner for the Sweet and Sinister Swap is Patricia of The Unfinished Flower. She is a very talented mixed media artist. The pressure is on I tell you! She has a very nice blog showing her creations and she also participates in Pink Saturdays.