Monday, October 17, 2011

Autumn Feel (and a giveaway!)

After the rains rumbled through here on Friday, the winds came, ushering the sun in with it and now it feels like autumn - cooler temps, beautiful foliage, the smell and rustle of fallen leaves, puffy white clouds and blue skies. Oh, I do like autumn!
These beauties started themselves from last year's seed and have been blooming all summer long.

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This will happen in my kitchen before Christmas...
I. CANNOT. WAIT!

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Webster's definition of sacrifice:

'...the act of giving up; destroying; permitting injury to;
or foregoing something valued for the sake of something having a more pressing claim.'

How sacrifice ties in with servanthood!
 Easy? Absolutely not!

This was our Sunday School class discussion - I was blessed!

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And this again...

Thank you for your lovely comments on the headboard and a welcome to the new followers - I love meeting you all VIA blogland! The number of followers has passed the two hundred mark, so I'm having a $25.00 gift certificate from Lowe's as a giveaway. 

Here's how...

Leave a comment.
Being a follower or becoming one is an extra chance.
You MUST comment twice for both to count!
This will be open for one week until October 24.

(If you want to comment and have no blog, clicking on annoymous will allow you to do that!)

33 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so enjoying the fall colors, too. It makes me want to walk around with my camera every day snapping pictures. How nice that you garden is still doing so well! You have that magic touch, Esther!

Thank you so much for having this generous giveaway! :-)

XO,
Jane

Blondie's Journal said...

I am a happy follower!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love autumn, too! So fun to have cool, fresh air, finally after a hot summer. Love your photos.

~Shanon

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

....and I am already a happy follower! Thanks for having a giveaway.

~Shanon

Shelly said...

Yay for a giveaway and congratulations on a successful following!

Shelly said...

I'm a follower.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog. :) Lucinda M.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see your new kitchen! I find with our "up"grades, it makes the house feel fresh. Lucinda M.

everydaymoments said...

Can't wait to see your kitchen make-over! Mine just got "a cheap girl's facelift." Posting about it soon! Oh, how a Lowe's giftcard would come in handy right now!! =)

everydaymoments said...

Faithful follower I am!

Rhoda said...

Fall-A favorite!!

Rhoda said...

Lovely pics!

Anonymous said...

Having a new kitchen is great!! Rosita

Anonymous said...

Always read your blogs from facebook but am now an official follower! Rosita

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

Love the pictures! Specially the orange leaves.Thanks for sharing. And thanks for sharing this giveaway, too! You rock.

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

I also follow you. Love your blog. 8^)

Pat said...

Beautiful photos!

Pat said...

I just started following so I wont miss anything!

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

I'm also a new follower....that gorgeous headboard got me! Are you refacing your cabinets or getting new ones? I did a reface in a previous home and it was awesome! Lucky you.

Anonymous said...

feels more like winter hear today...with a cold rain coming down. Sharon A.

Anonymous said...

You inspire me with all your fun projects you are always into but I just don't have the creative juices you do. I also love the cooler crisp days although summer is still my fave.
Elsie G.

Pearl@serenitycove said...

I love fall too...it's just what comes after it I'm NOT looking forward to.

Pearl@serenitycove said...

I am a follower and I love both of your blogs.

Anonymous said...

can't wait to see your new kitchen! love your blog

Anonymous said...

you are amazing! who knew what was inside us? love your blog~ Lil

Lena said...

Love fall! the crisp mornings are beautiful!

Lena Lantz said...

I am a follower and have learned things from your blog:) The tea give away was wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I just adore your blog. The pictures you take are just beautiful
I will and try to figure out how to be a followerer:)
deezie
deeziesunshine@aol.com

The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill said...

I recently found your blog (the post on your new 'headboard') and am happily following you! I think we have similar tastes. :)

I, too, have a giveaway going on here: http://oldewindmillfarm.blogspot.com/2011/10/time-for-giveaway.html. It ends tomorrow night...
~Rachel

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Well - of course I'd love to win this useful gift!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Posting a 2nd time for following. Always love your ideas...

Beth said...

I enjoy reading your blog. your flower gardens are lovely!
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Beth said...

I am a follower.
reading44654(at)yahoo(dot)com

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