Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Give Thanks

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If you follow me on facebook you may have seen the link I shared yesterday.  I was going through my old posts from last year and came across this one and it was a great reminder for me to savor the rest of this amazing season.  Even though the stores {and my custom wreath orders} are telling me it’s Christmas, it still is in fact November and there is another important Holiday coming up that shouldn’t be over looked.
I managed to get all my Halloween decor down yesterday…woohoo!…and wanted to add a Thanksgiving vibe in.  I am working on being grateful for the seemingly simple blessings in my I take for granted and trying to write them down everyday.  I decided a little reminder by the garage door I go in and out of 100 times a day would be perfect.
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I picked up this wood frame with glass at a garage sell about 4 years ago.  After I made my burlap mat for our family picture in May of 2010, I thought of putting burlap behind the glass and maybe adding a decal onto the glass…well here we were Nov 1, 2011 and my empty frame still sat.  So I took action and put a scrap of burlap behind the glass.  I knew I wanted these two words and remember seeing framed memo boards, calendars and menu boards from framed glass around blogland.  I also saw this cute memo board on Pinterest.
I tried a few times to  freehand it, but couldn’t get it right.  I then printed out the words on a sheet of paper in the font I wanted, taped it on the inside of the glass and traced it on the top of the glass with a sharpie.  ** I didn’t have a dry erase marker and I didn’t want to wait…I read that alcohol will remove sharpie from glass if I ever want to change it though, so we’ll see**
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I really love how it turned out. :)
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To give it more presence, I added a thrift store frame around it along with my grandma’s silver platters I used in my Fall display.  Some little gourd & pumpkin friends below and I have my thankful reminder/Thanksgiving vignette.
The weather is gorgeous here and I am loving all the fall colors that are around.  I hope you all are enjoying the rest of this season as well!
I am a day late but for the month of November I will be sharing one thing I am grateful for everyday on Twitter & Facebook again this year. 
Have you ever kept a gratitude journal?  It is amazing how it helps me be conscious of how blessed I am!  Or is there something else similar you do?
Happy November:)
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  1. wow, I really love this! and I love how the sharpie looks on the glass! well done! I might try this soon myself!

    following you now!!!!

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  2. STICKER for you!

    I'll be featuring you tomorrow!

  3. I love this. So simple, yet so powerful!

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  5. What a good idea...and what a good reminder !
    Gail x

  6. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)

  7. What a great project! I love your taste. Happy to have found your blog :)

  8. Absolutely LOVE this! Think I just may give it a try. I have a couple of frames just sitting, too!
    Love your blog!

  9. I think it's lovely and I really like the soft blue pumpkin.

  10. This is so very pretty! I love the "Give Thanks" framed! And LOVE the watering can filled like that!

  11. Beautiful display! Love the simplicity of the "give thanks" piece. I'd love to have you share on {Not So} Tough Tuesday's on One Tough Mother:

    Hope to see you there!

  12. It's beautiful, Krista! I'm sharing a link in tomorrow's fall highlights! ;)


  13. Hi Krista, I love this idea! Simple but perfect. Thanks for joining the Open House Party.

  14. I love the frame; it is simple and elegant.


  15. This is so pretty. Love the simplicity. Thanks for sharing!


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