Weekend Wondering…

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Have you ever noticed that during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season people talk about how we should be generous year-round... not just during the holidays? Yeah, I've noticed that, too.   So why is it that when we're given a super easy way to BE that mid-year generous person (and even get something in return), most people can't seem to be bothered?     I really appreciate it when a corporate entity like Balsam Hill wants to be generous. They've offered 10 blogs an opportunity to raise money for whatever charity they desire, and Balsam Hill will match funds raised up to $1,000 per blog. That's $10,000 the company is willing to give away.   My Blogland friends, Heather and Vanessa, jumped at ... Keep Reading...

Inspired by Summer

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Are you finding inspiration during these lazy, hazy, CRAZY days of Summer? I sure hope so, because when you feel inspired, your mind and emotions are stimulated and you feel ALIVE! Excitement and creativity kick in, and all is right in your world... at least for a little while. And who doesn't want that?   Lucky for you, inspiration is all around! Yes, I know some of you think you're not creative – and wouldn't know Inspiration if it tapped you on the shoulder – but I'm going to show you otherwise. There really are lots of places to find inspiration... and lots of ways to be creative.   One of my favorite things to do is create tablescapes, and sometimes it's the tiniest or simplest little things that inspire me. A ... Keep Reading...

Saving Lives At The Picket Fence

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  Sometimes the Encouragers need to be encouraged... I had just said those words to God yesterday when I received an email from Vanessa, one of the two sister-bloggers over At The Picket Fence.   . . . Recently we were contacted by Balsam Hill about an amazing 'Christmas in July' charity campaign. We were asked if we would be willing to choose a charity that is close to our hearts and have Balsam Hill set up a page where they would match the donations up to $1,000. Readers who donate certain amounts also get the opportunity to receive beautiful Balsam Hill ornaments as a thank you.   Our post will go live tomorrow morning and we wanted to know if you would be able to let the representatives from Hope Unlimited ... Keep Reading...