Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Anniversary Week: Giveaway #3

Anniversary Week continues and I hope you're having fun because I sure am!

I absolutely love this ribbon plate that Jillian gave me earlier this year.

The one I have is from Southern Living at Home, but sadly it has been discontinued. However, I found a similar version at Michael's and that's what I'm giving away today!

Leave me a comment and tell me something(s) you're thankful for.

Today, I'm thankful for these three kiddos. John and I are crazy about them!

I'm also thankful for my husband who works hard so that I can stay at home, and for new SmartWool socks! I got some fun ones the other day--they make me smile AND they keep my feet super warm!!!

Here are links to some ways I've decorated my plate:
I usually use Sharpies or my ZIG markers. Just test an area first to make sure it comes off--sometimes I have to really scrub.

Anyway, the possibilities are as vast as your imagination. And I suppose you could use it as a serving piece as well!

So tell me what you're thankful for today and maybe you'll be the lucky winner of this giveaway!

The fine print: Giveaway will close at 10pm on Saturday, October 31. Winners will be chosen at random and posted on Sunday, November 1. Contest is open to US and international residents. You don't have to have a blog to enter, but you must leave a way to be contacted should you win.


adrienne said...

Well, my first thought is that I'm thankful for this blog that you write. I really enjoy reading it! Thank you! And I'm thankful I can stay home with my kids so that I can go on fun field trips. Today we are going to the Shedd Aquarium. And I am thankful that my husband will go to Kindergarten coffee and cookies today for our little one since I will be at the aquarium. LOTS to be thankful for!

Teri H said...

I am thankful for my family... thankful to be living back in TX after all these years... for a new house that the Lord has provided... and for having the pleasure of meeting you!

Stephanie said...

Thankful for mercy and grace - the last two days have been UGH but mercies are new every morning. This morning, that is what I am looking towards and focusing on as I ponder and implement some changes.

Amber said...

Oh, Mer!! I was just telling someone the other day that I wanted one of those plates so badly!! How exciting!!

I'm so thankful for my family. And the opportunity to stay home with my boys this year has surpassed all my wildest dreams. I feel so blessed.

Carpool Queen said...

I'm thankful for Jose Ole and sour cream.

I'm thankful for under eye concealer.

I'm thankful for hair color and the professionals who know best how to use it.

I'm thankful for caffeine, which I may or may not have had too much of this morning.

Tiffani said...



My Michaels even said they were, if I don't win then we've GOT to work something out about you getting me one at your Michaels...WHEW. I'm like havin' a fit this mornin'! As soon as I saw that pic...I screamed!!

Ok, wow...moving to the actual purpose of your post:

I am thankful for my children and my husband because they bring me light and joy when I feel heavy and sad...

I'm thankful for my home.

I'm thankful for great music.

I'm thankful for wonderful friends...those that live in my computer and those in real life.

I'm thankful for my Jesus.

Gretchen said...

These are amazing giveaways, Mer.

I'm thankful for our health. Given the surgery that D just went through, and all the swine flu madness and my friends who are sick or have sick family members--health is just not to be taken for granted. I need to switch this gratitude into better self care. Baby steps. ;)

Midway Records said...

I am thankful for my family and this wonderful country we live in! Neither are perfect, but I love them!

Robin Green said...

1. I'm thankful for Jesus and my salvation.
2. My precious children and husband.
3. My wonderful friends and church family.
4.Facebook and the wonderful woman I've met in Blogland!
5.Mochas and Chai Tea
6.--aww--that's enough!

Robin said...

I am thankful for my family. We feel so blessed to have four happy, healthy boys.

I am thankful for our launch team for the church plant. The family helping with this church plant is above and beyond awesome.

I am thankful Tim, he is my best friend AND the love of my life.

Lauren said...

I'm thankful that even when my mind doesn't always chose to be thankful, that the Lord gives me the choice to be thankful, which is what I strive to do each and every day!!

Kendra said...

I'm thankful God answered my prayers and gave me Sam.

I'm thankful Sam's birthmother gave me the chance to be a mom with Sam.

I'm thankful my husband works so hard so I can stay home and raise my child.

I'm thankful I live in America. Despite our problems we are still a great nation.

Lori Harper said...

Oh man!! I'm dying for a plate like that!!! More than anything in this world, I am thankful for Jesus and the gift of eternal life. I am also thankful for a godly husband, three healthy children, a home the Lord blessed us with and a great church family. The list goes on and on.

Cathy said...'s SO hard for me to pick just one thing when there are SO many things to be thankful for!

I'm thankful for my God who loves me unconditionally, Who never leaves me, Who saved me from myself, Who blesses me lavishly.

I'm thankful for family and good friends who love me just the way I am, who take the good and forgive the bad.

I'm thankful that I already HAVE the Southern Living plate that you have, so if I win I can pass it along to someone in "need"!! Hmmm....who should I pick?

Question for you...I use dry erase markers, do you use just regular old Sharpies on yours? Cause I NEED different colors than what I have. Oh and BTW, our plates almost look identical with their fall ribbon & I have "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!" Phil. 4:4 written on mine right now!

OhioFamOf4 said...

I don't know if there's a big enough space to write all that I'm thankful for.

I'm most thankful that I'm 6 1/2 years cancer-free so that my kids can still have a mommy. Also that my police officer husband has come home safe and sound from work for the past 9 years and 10 months.

I'm thankful that each of my kids has their own bedroom and that we have a warm house for them full of books and love.

I'm blessed that even on the roughest days (my son has Asperger's) I get to stay home with my kids and am grateful that my parents are both alive as well so that they can build memories with them.

Starting to become grateful to Beth Moore as I'm in the middle of Esther, my first of her bible studies that is teaching me so much more than I'd ever imagined. Hoping to pass on to my children to seek God's wisdom while they are still young.

And of course I smile every time one of your blogs pops up in my feed, because they are always insightful.

Stephanie Kay said...

I'm thankful for a comfortable home that keeps us warm and dry on cold rainy days. And for autumn - I'm loving all the colors I see outside my windows.

Barbie said...

I am thankful for a God who loves me unconditionally, despite my faults. His love endures forever!!!

Judy said...

I am so incredibly thankful for my husband and his unconditional love for me. I am baffled that God blessed me with such an amazing man.

O Mom said...

I'm thankful for lots of firewood, it's been really cold.
And so Thankful for Jesus and how He knows how to restore me on weary days.

Katrina @ Pics, Pages & Purls said...

I am thankful for a God who loves me despite the faults. I am thankful for a wonderful husband and an adorable son. I am thankful for my family; immediate, extended, church, facebook & blogland. I am thankful for yarn and other crafty things...Thanks for this give away Meredith.

Nina Diane said...

I'm thankful for my family, for my job and for my health. And oh yeah, thankful that I just got tickets to see TSO!!
I would love to win that would look so great in my kitchen!

Elizabeth said...

I love those plates, and I've always wished I'd bought one when SLAH had them. They're so fun!

I'm thankful for my hubby who puts up with me, and my kids who forgive me every time I yell at them. They all teach me a lot about grace!

mom2themonkeys said...

I am thankful for the hard work God is doing in my life right now. I am also thankful for the chance to win this really super cute plate.

Christy said...

I was just thinking yesterday how much my life has changed for the better since I had my kids. I am so thankful they are healthy and happy (well happy most of the time). I am also thankful for my wonderful husband who works so hard. Also, where would I be without my relationship with God, who was and is and is to come. Thanks for the giveaway.

cheryl said...

I am thankful for my family. From my teen in drivers training to my preschooler with her first loose tooth. Not to mention my amazing man!

Melissa Stover said...

my family, my wonderful husband who goes to work every day without complaint so i can stay home. my camera (had to throw that in there), jesus, this gorgeous sunny day...

Kristina said...

I am thankful for my family and the new baby that is about to join it. I am also thankful for wonderful friends.

Becky said...

I have wanted one of those plates for years...since I first saw yours!

I am thankful for the beautiful day today w/sunshine. Thankful to have completed my shopping w/out having to do it in the rain! :)

I am thankful for an easy pregnancy thus far. Thankful my 4 year old is healthy and very excited about a new baby.

Thankful for a husband who works hard so I only have to work if I want to...I'm loving teaching preschool 3 mornings this year!

Anonymous said...

Like you, I am thankful for my child, 10 year old Gracen and for my husband. I am also very thankful for our church family!

Anonymous said...

I am so very thankful for my wonderful husband and family.

petrii said...

I am so thankful for my husband and kiddos and my g-babe ~~ pure joy!! I am so thankful for the sacrafice Jesus made on the cross to save me, and I'm so very thankful for the Word and helps us find our way through this life.

That plate is ADORABLE!! I can think of all kinds of fun things to do with it!!

On another note, I went yesterday and bought your husbands book. And if I win the one here, I will gift it.

Have a Beautiful evening (I hear it's really snowy there =)


Michele said...

I am so thankful for my family of course! I am also very thankful for our health. So many people around us are dealing with sickness right now.

Jennifer said...

Even through trying times I am thankful for my family, our health, and love. This year has been a struggle but I am thankful that God provides for us. I am also thankful for the internet. LOL Seriously because I have learned to coupon to feed our family of five for far less, I've learned to dress and shop in a frugal but stylish way, and I've learned to decorate for less! I'm also thankful that the world of blogs has led this southern gal from Florida to having an online friend in Colorado! :)

Thanks Mer!

leslie said...

Hi Mer, I'm thankful today for the snow day and the good possibility of another one tomorrow. We've enjoyed pumpkin cookies and hot chocolate and a relaxing day at home. I know how much you enjoy these so I had to check in! Leslie

2cats said...

What a great plate.
I am going to give Thanks here fo rwhat I am most thankful for TODAY.
I am thankful to God for giving me my best friend. We have been friends for 34 years. She called me on the phone this morning and after talking a few minutes she ordered me out of the house. She told me to fix my hair, put on some make-up, get in the car, and go run some errands. She knew that I had not left the house since last Tuesday other than to get the mail.
And although I only ran household errands, I had a perfectly wonderful day.
It was great to be out in the fresh air, and visit with people that I encountered.
So, thank-you God for my friend.

Lindsay said...

I'm so thankful for finding a home and sense of family in Arkadelphia, AR. I moved here after 26 years in Richmond, VA. This year...turning 65 and contemplating retirement have found that staying here might be an option.

Betsy said...

Ooooo...I LOVE that plate!!! So cute! Let's see...I'm thankful that this is a short week at school. Yay for that! I'm thankful that when all my kids have flown out of my nest, Steve and I are still crazy about each other and have the best time together! And I'm thankful for Thai food, a dog who sleeps on my feet and keeps them warm, and TiVo! :)

Betsy said...

Ooooo...I LOVE that plate!!! So cute! Let's see...I'm thankful that this is a short week at school. Yay for that! I'm thankful that when all my kids have flown out of my nest, Steve and I are still crazy about each other and have the best time together! And I'm thankful for Thai food, a dog who sleeps on my feet and keeps them warm, and TiVo! :)

Virginia said...

I'm thankful for my Heavenly Father who loves me unconditionally and for all the blessings he give me.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for friends who love me unconditionally.
Joan Crowder

Lindsay said...

My new Bible study that started tonight.

Dee Dee said...

As mentioned by lots of others before me - that plate is so cool, and I've been eyeing yours for a LONG time wishin' for my own!

I've been working extra hard to be thankful - something that doesn't come naturally for me so this will be a good exercise!

1) that our children want to play w/each other all the time
2) they all three have sweet, tender hearts
3) that I have a wonderfully rugged man for a husband, and that makes me feel extra protected and provided for. (plus, if the economy ever goes completely bottoms-up, I figure he can go out and shoot our dinner!)
4) the wonderfully cool weather after record number of 100-degree days!!! - see even my thankfulness is tinged w/a little negativity - oops!!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Mer? Did you read my mind? Look at my post title for today - lol. I guess that serves as my answer, too.

Christy Laster said...

I'm thankful for:

dove chocolate-the best ever!

Jesus! He loves me us so much!

being able to homeschool my 2 girls and a loving husband who makes it possible ;)

my handsome one year old that never fails to make me smile a LOT everyday

Trish said...

okay, I have a funny request......

I have one of these plates. The Southern Living one, just like yours, except I never use it because I don't have darling ribbons to go in it.

But I want to start using it, because oh my goodness, how cute is yours.

So here is my request: Would you mind, the next time you are in a craft store (since I don't have a craft store here in the bush ;-)) picking me up a few different seasonal colored lengths of ribbon.

I'll send you money for them and postage!!!

I am thankful that I have warm clothes!!

Rebecca said...

I am so thankful for my Lord, for my husband who give to me above and beyond, and for three healthy children.

I am also thankful for refreshing rain! I would love! a snow day, as I used to live in Colorado Springs...but I'll take a wet and cloudy day to.

Gretchen said...

Oh! I didn't know you could use zig markers! I thought it was only dry erase. Oh the possibilities!!

I am thankful
1.that I am getting to know new bloggy friends.
2. for the pumpkins spice latte my hubby just brought home to me
3. my 3 kiddos

Gretchen said...

Oh! I didn't know you could use zig markers! I thought it was only dry erase. Oh the possibilities!!

I am thankful
1.that I am getting to know new bloggy friends.
2. for the pumpkins spice latte my hubby just brought home to me
3. my 3 kiddos

Becca~CapturingSimpleJoys said...

(I'm a little late in entering this!:)
I'm thankful today for snow, pumpkin cookies and happy children!

Jackie said...

Oh! Mer, ever since you blogged about this plate before, I have been looking for a similar one - I absolutely LOVE it.

Right this second I am thankful for the fact that at a flip of a switch, we can have lovely heat flowing through our house. I was sitting here earlier watching snow come down (In New Mexico! In October!) and I was so thankful. Of course it doesn't compare to the piles of snow that you have, but still.. :)

Carol Lee said...

I am thankful that my whole famly will be together this Thanksgiving and we are going to stay in cabins at Heber Springs and go trout fishing. Not really thankful for the fishing but the fellowship. fun stuff. Carol Sanders

Christie said...

Today I'm thankful for my cozy quilt that's keeping me warm while I'm sick. :)

Holly said...

I am SO thankful for three snow days in a row this week and for friends and family, who love me just the way I am. :)

Unknown said...

First and foremost, I am thankful that Jesus is my savior and for all He has done in my life. A close second is my family. I am so very thankful for my husband and my 2 boys - they are truly a gift and I am thankful each and every day that God has blessed me as their mom.


Stacey said...

i am thankful that my kids are healthy!

Unknown said...

I'm thankful that The Mister has had this week off from work. We have had such a good time together. I am trying not to think about Monday, so being thankful for this week is good right now!

Kristi said...

I am thankful for my amazing husband, adorable daughter, and the year of 'parenternity' we get to spend with her.

Amy Fulmer said...

So thankful for grandparents. Baby-sitting for a much needed date with the husband....priceless.