Raise your hand if you enjoy fall nesting.
Do you transition your fall decor from September through Thanksgiving?
Last year I had fun playing with my then, new-to-me sideboard.
I thought it would be fun to take a look back to see the process I went through.
This photo is the last iteration before Christmas.
Please pop over to the post and see where it all started, and the changes that led to this.
While you’re at it….please let me know which version you like best.
Where are you in the fall nesting process these days? With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner…what is your timetable and what are your plans. Yes…we’re all dying to know. [wink]
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Catch up on all that’s Extraordinary…
this week at An Extraordinary Day:
Here’s a rundown of this week’s posts…
- Just Be… The Week at a Glance 11/02
- Be Obedient :: Joy Day!
- How to Make Pine Cones Pop :: Dry and Debug Pine Cones
- The Case of Ruffled Feathers :: Bluebirds
- Thankful Thursday :: Be Thankful
It was another Extraordinary Week on the blog!
We wrapped the week with a quote from a reader that spoke volumes to our understanding the importance of “being” over “doing.” Not only did we count our blessings for Joy Day! we talked about the joy we receive for leading an obedient life. You know how you’re working on a crafting project and something happens and you have to “Plan B” the project? That’s what brought me to writing the post about drying and debugging pine cones. What was most interesting to me was that I almost didn’t write the post. I’m so glad I did as numerous people were helped by the suggestions. For most of my life, I’ve only gotten glimpses of Bluebirds. But, on this day, I got to take their pictures. It was more than fun. I think you’ll love their antics. Again, I was surprised by the response to the post. And because I’ve been feeling grateful for the littlest of things lately, I decided that between now and Thanksgiving, I would have Thankful Thursday. I shared a fun idea there for jump starting your gratitude heart. There’s lots of extraordinary goodness on the blog. I do hope you’ll pop over to any of the days you missed.
Humbled and blessed.
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On a Personal Note
I know I’ve talked about this in the past, but I really haven’t been very successful at monetizing the blog. If you have some suggestions, please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas. Many bloggers offer advertising for a set price per month to companies, bloggers, shop owners, etc. If you would like to advertise here, please let me know. I need to start somewhere, and it would be wonderful if I could begin with a few An Extraordinary Day readers.
For those of you who pray…there has been no response, again, from the interview a few weeks ago. We are considering going a different direction and your prayers for guidance and wisdom would mean so much.
I can’t believe that cold weather is now upon us. Though I packed winter coats and boots, I really didn’t think we would need them. I seriously thought this time of “inbetween” would have been over by now. Waiting on the Lord requires faithfulness on our behalf. It isn’t easy, but I do know that God’s timing is perfect.
Any one who knows me well knows I’m not a dog lover. To clarify, I’m not a dog hater either. It’s just that my earliest experiences with dogs included Cocoa that barked at me, and snapped at me as I walked to school, and Nipper, who lived up to his name. There’s this little dog named Bear who has made it his life’s work to make me like him. And you know…he’s doing a great job. Today I threw the ball for him to chase, catch, and bring back to me. We do this almost every day. But, today I decided to run away from him as he was bringing the ball back. I totally cracked up thinking of what it must have looked like to observers as I ran around the trees with a tiny black dog, ball in mouth, chasing me. I guess he’s pretty serious about playing ball, since he’s willing to chase me just for the chance that I’ll pick up his ball again and throw it for him to chase and catch.
So tell me…what good things have made your week?
Do you have a pet that loves to play?
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