Thursday, November 8, 2007

Spotlight Blog and Thanks!

First of all cats and kittens, let me just say WOW! I have, at the present time, 110 entries in my giveaway. I feel like Sally Field; You like it, you really like it. Keep referring your friends and I'll keep entering your name. Remember you have until Saturday evening to post about it and enter. And if I may be so bold, please refer them to our webstore Nunnie's Attic, Inc. too. Maybe someone will find just that perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for person.

Secondly, I wanted to mention 2 blogs this morning. One I have known about for a while and have loved since day one. And one I just found through the comments on my giveaway. I was thinking of doing a weekly Spotlight Award for blogs. As you can see by my blogroll, I have a ton of people whom I love to visit. And they have some of the same friends and some different ones as well. I would really love to get your help on the matter. If you have a favorite and would like to shine a spotlight on it, please let me know. I have just found so many comforts and tips and ideas through all of you, I thought it would be great to share these blogs with everyone. Let me know your thoughts and I'll see what I can come up with.

So without further ado, on with the spotlight. The first is Joanne at The Keeping of Christmas. I just LOVE this little blog. As you all know, I am a HUGE fan of Christmas. Not just the commercial aspect but the true meaning behind it. And I love her title. It reminds you to keep Christmas in your heart all year long. Not just the month of December. She has fabulous ideas and she shares them so freely. I think I start all of my comments in her blog with "clapping my hands here." Thank you, Joanne for your Christmas spirit and your kind heart!

Second spotlight of the day goes out to Kate at Our Red House. I must apologize to Kate. I didn't visit her site (like I thought I was doing) because after reading her comment on my giveaway blog, I took a trip over to see Mary at Little Red House. HA!! Mary and I have been friends for a while now and I guess my weak brain saw "Red House" and just assumed. Isn't there a saying about never assuming???? Anyway, I realized my mistake this morning. And I just loved Kate's blog. She has fabulous tips from list making to homemade sprays to recipes and crafts. See the beauty in blogging? Fabulous new friends. Great new ideas. All because great minds think alike.

Please take a minute and visit these fabulous ladies today.

Blessing for the day: I'm blessed because I have laundry to do. Laundry means my family has clothes on their back and enough to go around.


Mary Isabella said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my post and for telling me about your Thankful post. I just read it it is so beautiful. I agree with everything you said. Have a Blessed day. Mary

Anonymous said...

What a sweet matches your spirit. :)

Anonymous said...

Your post reminded me of a poem...can't remember how or when I memorized it:
Bless this stack of dishes;
they have a tale to tell;
while others are going hungry,
we are eating very well.
With home and health and happiness,
we shouldn't want to fuss;
for by this stack of dishes,
God has been very good to us.

Counting Your Blessings said...

I have a plaque near my sink that says something similar about dishes. Ugh, I hate doing dishes but I have to be grateful! Your prayer request.. we're in the same boat over here - I'll be praying. I like your idea about spotlighting a blog. There are so many wonderful blogs out there! Yours is at the top!! Blessings... Polly

Anita said...

I will check out the links later today... :)

Love your daily blessings, by the way...

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Good Mornin' Ms. Julie,

A sweet post by one of the sweetest bloggirls I know. I hope you are having a wonderful day :)


lori said...

You are just such a bright spot out there...I can hear your voice in your of my faves!!

FYI, I am going to "DECORATE my blog for Christmas, very, very soon!!"

FarmHouse Style said...

Hey, Julie! I went to visit your spotlighted blogs and I am so glad I did. I branched off to Authors' Ridge and I love it. She is featuring Robert Frost whom I adore. Thanks for introducing me to some wonderful new places:)

BTW precious Chicken graphic!


BittersweetPunkin said...

Good Morning Julie!

Bethany Hissong said...

I don't know how you keep up with all of your blog friends!! I know you have more than me!!! And how appropriate, your blessing for today... I'm in the midst of piles of laundry!!! I'll smile while I do it now :))

T*mmy said...

I made a post right now advertizing your give-away...I'm so new that I did not know about your store so I will include that too!

I enjoy finding new blogs to much creativity and joy to be found!

Loved today's blessing, my washer and dryer are humming away with my blessings as I type this!

Have a great day!

From the Doghouse said...

Thanks for everything - have a great day!

Esther Sunday said...

Ok. Now I will probably get fired from work. More lovely blogs to visit. Great. Thanks, Julie. ;)

PlainCatholic said...

Thank you for emphasizing our blessings. We all need to remember God's graces in our daily lives.

God's blessings be to thee.

Joanne said...

Hi Julie ~ Thanks for featuring me today! I've been meeting new friends there at The Keeping of Christmas, and on my two other blogs as they visit them, too :)
Hugs, Joanne

Michelle said...

That's wonderful to spotlight favorite blogs. Yours is a favorite of mine~I am celebrating the blessing of laundry today too. Have a wonderful day.

Terri and Bob said...

I love it when you post about other blogs you love, it helps me learn more about YOU and it introduces me to great blogs! said...

Love the new links ... some great bloggers out there... hard to keep up with everyone... I am off to finish some creations... have a great day!!!



Alison Gibbs said...

Thanks for the introduction to the other blogs. Great way to get to 'know' more people.

hoganfe said...

Thanks so much for that sweet post it made my day :)

Anonymous said...

Apology accepted! It is so easy to mix up blogs with similar names, especially if you were already familar with one.

Thank you for recommending my blog too. That was such a kind thing to do and, based on their comments, you have sent some really lovely readers my way.

I'll pop you on my blogroll too.

Hugs and blessings,


joan said...

Thanks for the links. You know I like to visit new blogs.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Okay thanks I'll go check them out!

Sandi said...

Thanks for the links Julie! I love reading your blog, too. :)

Super Mom said...

sweetie... you have to start scaling can't keep this up!!!

bj said...

This is such a darling post. You seem to have such a sweet and loving spirit about you.

Alice said...

Thanks for recommending those blogs. I know if they are special to you, I'll like them too.

Scrappy Moments said...

What a Sweet Post, Just like you Julie :)
I will have to look at these fun blogs, they look fun :)

Don't forget the Gratitude Gala tommorow :) See you there :)


restyled home said...

So many people say you are sweet, because you are. I can just picture you in "real life"...always smiling, compassionate and thoughtful. Too bad you didn't live nearby. I could use a friend/neighbour like you!!

Your blog is one of my all-time faves...!!


rosemary said...

Julie, you are one of the most wonderful blog friends I are so thoughtful, giving and really funny....and know when to be just a little, rosemary

Kristen said...

I am a frequent visitor to both of their blogs and am so glad! I have had some wonderful tips from both of them and I am totally blessed by all of my blogging friends!! So special!!!