I have so much to be thankful for this year, but I’m sure you all know what tops the list.
I’m so thankful to have my sister Debbie and my niece Kris living here in Minnesota! I honestly can’t even remember the last time I spent a Thanksgiving with them. But I do have one very vivid Thanksgiving memory. The year was 1986. I was living in South Carolina with my parents and the three of us drove up to New Jersey for Thanksgiving. At the time, Debbie was pregnant with Kris. She was very, very pregnant, yet she put on a huge Thanksgiving dinner at her house for both sides of the family. I still clearly remember getting up the next morning and finding Debbie cleaning up the kitchen. She made a comment to me about how she thought maybe she was going into labor. She said it so matter of fact-ly. My only experiences with child birth were what I’d seen on TV, so I was pretty sure she should have been writhing in pain and rushing around to find her overnight bag and speed off to the hospital. But no, she was very calm. Several hours later, sure enough, she and Kris’ dad went off to the hospital where she gave birth to my niece. It was pretty fabulous timing since it meant that my parents and I were there to greet the new addition to our family! I’m pretty sure this Thanksgiving won’t be quite as eventful, but I’m very happy to be spending it with family.
In addition to Thanksgiving, I have one more thing to celebrate today. It’s my blogiversary! How appropriate that it should fall on Thanksgiving Day this year. I’m so thankful for all of you who read my blog and occasionally take the time to leave a comment or two (or many!). I’ve been blogging for two years now, but it weirdly feels longer. It’s strange to look back at some of my earlier posts and to see how much my blogging style has changed. And it’s hard to believe it was only two years ago!
As a way of showing my gratitude to all of you who follow q is for quandie and to celebrate my two year blogiversary, I’ve decided to host a Thanksgiving Giveaway!
Here’s what is included: the November Jeanne d’ Arc Living magazine, a bag of MMS milk paint in Bergere, a jar of Fusion’s Mathew Mead Studio Metallics in Bronze …
Some Miss Mustard Seed brush soap (I swear by this stuff!) and a pretty vintage glass …
A lovely vintage soup bowl that just wants you to believe …
And because I want the whole box to smell fabulous when it arrives at your door, I am also throwing in a bar of Thymes Frasier Fir soap. This stuff smells amazing.
All you have to do to enter your name in the drawing is leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite part of q is for quandie is. Are you a fan of chippy pieces painted in milk paint?
Or maybe you love just seeing the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pics.
Are the garage sale ‘find of the day’ posts your fave?
Or perhaps you really enjoy the gardening posts.
Do you get inspired by the room make-overs the most?
Or maybe you love the quick and easy makeovers like these stenciled buckets?
Whatever it may be, leave a comment and your name goes in the hat for the giveaway! You have until Sunday, November 29 at 6 pm to get your comment in. The winner will be announced on Monday.
Mr. Q and I are off now to pick up Debbie and Kris and head out to my in-laws for Thanksgiving. This year we’ll have quite the feast since my sister is adding 4 dishes to the mix. I’m bringing my favorite sweet potato casserole (shared here last year). I’m also bringing my camera because I want to get some pics of my father-in-law’s amazing workshop to share with you guys, so check back next week!