Ten Things and One Fabulous Award

I struggled a bit this week with Ten Things - I don't know why. I guess that is actually why I like participating in this carnival so much, I really think it is so important to focus on the positive. It is so easy to forget all the things we have to be thankful for, it is so easy to get bogged down in the hardships, in the little speed bumps (or big ones in some cases) that are thrown in our paths. Just the fact that I am able to sit right now in front of MY computer in MY home, should remind me that I am blessed!!

10 reasons this time of year is great (Autum/Winter I guess)

1. Color changes everywhere!!
2. Crisp cool sunny days
3. Starting up the wood stove
4. Perfect Baking weather
5. Pumpkin picking
6. Apple picking
7. Christmas Tree tagging
8. Hot apple cider
9. Charlie Brown Holiday specials
10. The Christmas spirit


Elyse over at Following Him has blessed me with another fabulous award.

As with any award, there are rules. The rules of this award are:
1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.

On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well. To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then "add image" it in your post as a picture so your winners can save it as well. To add it to your sidebar, add the "picture" gadget. Also, don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.

5 of my favorite addictions:
1. Diet Coke (really I could live off the stuff)
2. Everything Bloggy (comments, layouts, etc)
3. Bravo Reality TV
4. Coffee
5. Sleep (it the only thing I am almost garunteed to do daily)

And five more blogs that I love:

1. Sneaky Mommy

2. Counting Our Blessings

3. A Wrinkle in Time

4. With the Greatest of Ease

5. One Crafty Mama


  1. I second the Hot Apple Cider AND the Charlie Brown Specials! So fun! I have played Lucy three times in local productions!
    FABULOUS blog for sure! Perfect award!

  2. PS: I like the new layout! So cute!

  3. Coffee, Diet Cokes, and sleep...sounds good to me!

    Congratulations on your award. :o)

  4. Hey, you changed your layout.........me likey! :)

    Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it on to me! I'm so honored!

    Do you watch Project Runway? I'm so bummed this was the last season. Sniff sniff!

  5. Congrats on your award! I do love the new layout! and great job on the lists!

  6. I am newly addicted to Bravo. I swore I'd never watch that channel, but now the reality horror shows suck me in!!

    Thanks for the award! It's my first one!

  7. Congrats on your award! An award? For me? Thank you SO much! I'm SO excited! Happy Dance! :)

    I LOVE Bravo too! I'm glad Top Chef is back on, but I already miss Flipping Out. :)

  8. Congrats on your award and a thanks is in order as well...your award trickled down to me!! Also...thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. Congratulations on yet another blog award! Awesome!
    Thanks so much for thinking of me and my blog. My first award....I am thrilled!
    Thanks also for the helpful info you sent my way the other day. I appreciate it!
    Hope you have a lovely day!

  10. Congrats on your award! So fun to be blessed with such things. I was touched by your honesty on my post from Sat. I'll keep your family in my prayers too. Transition isn't fun but thankfully we know with God in our life and as our center we'll be ok.

  11. Congrats on your award!!! I just can't tell you enough how thankful I am for you helping me!!

  12. Your layout just keeps getting better and better. I love it.

    Loved both your lists too. Doesn't pay to be negative, I agree. I had a small pitty party with myself this morning and got out of it rather quickly by thinking of all the things I am grateful for. Thanks again for sharing, sure helped me today.

  13. Hot apple cider sounds grand, it's snowing here today and I could really enjoy curling up with a full mug, fleece throw and a good book.

  14. I love all 10 of your items!! And I'm with you, I have to constantly remind myself to be grateful for what I have and not be a brat about the things I don't!


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