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Sunday, November 22, 2009

You Hold the Key to My Heart

I had such a relaxing and fun day at An Affair of the Heart yesterday (if you call being crammed shoulder to shoulder down isles of nicknacks and whatnot feeling like you are being herded like cattle relaxing and fun). And by the way, I do.

My girlfriend Deidre and I slowly roamed the isles, chit chatted and had a great morning without kids. Then we went to have some lunch together to get caught up on our lives. We had so much fun!

Unfortunately I found a few more items for myself than I found for Christmas gifts, which was my main reason for being there (buying Christmas gifts, that is). I did pick up a few odds and ends, but just didn't cross as many names off my list as I had planned. And I got a couple of great ideas for Thanksgiving t-shirts for Eli and Brynne and an adorable Christmas "Believe" t-shirt for Brynne. I'm planning to make these today, so I'll post them later today hopefully.

But I did buy one specific gift. Yeah, that's right, I put together this little number for the winner of my first ever Giveaway. (And I really want to keep it for myself!)

(No matter what I did I could not get this to post up and down.)

I just want to tell you thank you for taking the time to enter my Giveaway, but more importantly for the extremely kind words you left in my comments. During a difficult year, my blogging friends have been the source of a huge part of my strength. And my husband appreciates your support of me, too. I know that he has worried about the isolation I have created for myself over the past several months. But by reading your comments he saw that I really do have some great friends, probably some of the best I've ever had. And he said, "it warms my heart." I thought that was an appropriate response by him considering the gift I had just bought for the Giveaway. You need to know just how much you "warm my heart."

I hope that you will continue to read my blog and comment freely. I love to write, just to do it. But I also love to receive your comments! So please keep 'em comin'!!

So without further delay, the winner of my Giveaway is ...........

Tamara from Catching Up With The Conners. Yea Tamara!!

Tamara is my real life friend and co-blogger. In fact, I had the pleasure of inspiring Tamara to start her blog.

So, Tamara, let's meet for coffee and I'll get you your necklace! E-mail me!

(btw... Brynne only knows how to read sight words, so unless your name is a sight word, she couldn't read it when drawing the winner. The entries were shaken and stirred and the winner legitimately chosen by Brynne. But she did spend the rest of the morning drawing names and writing them in her spiral. So, now she may know how to read your name.)


  1. Ok so If someone crashes this coffee time wasn't me

    and if Tamara's necklace shows up wasn't me

    You did good! LOVE LOVE LOVE the necklace!! It looks just like Tamara :)

    So glad you were able to get away and have a good time shopping relaxing and just enjoying yourself. NEXT YEAR....if you are here....I want to go with you ok ??

  2. Glad you had such a fun time:) You sound like me...finding more for yourself than gifts.

  3. Awwww, love it!!!! I can't believe I won this! How cool! We definitely should meet for coffee. Maybe Loren could join us, too!! Your blog is a wonderful thing! I've been stalking it ever since I found out you had one. I am truly inspired by you and your openness. I'm not there yet. I was hoping I could be brutally honest on my own blog but I can't seem to do it yet! Thanks Brynne for drawing my name!! You did a GREAT job!! hee-hee

    Call or email me & we'll meet and catch up!


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