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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18 comments:

  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!!!!

    xo,
    ashley
    Adventures of Newlyweds

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  2. STICKER for you!

    I'll be featuring you tomorrow!

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  3. I love this. So simple, yet so powerful!
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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

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  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! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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

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

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

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

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  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:
    Www.onetoughmom.blogspot.com

    Hope to see you there!

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

    Roeshel

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

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

    Emma
    http://emmavogelsang.blogspot.com

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

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