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Thursday, September 30, 2010

~~Give Thanks~~

Hey guys! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! I have been looking around blog land at all of your inspiring fall decorating and thought I would show you what little I have done...lol. I have had this wreath for a few years now, but decided to spruce it up a bit. I added a "Give Thanks" pumpkin in the middle, some smaller pumpkins around the wreath and some of that wonderful mesh! I love that stuff! Hobby Lobby is carrying a little bit of it now. It sure makes everything look alot more full. I love the colors of fall...

I don't have much room to play with on my front porch. I added some scarecrows and pumpkins for a festive fall look. I know I need mums in those pots, but decided to just add the pansies with the existing flowers for now. It's been too hot for mums around here lately. I bought the scarecrow and pumpkins at a antique/junk mall and put them together in a clay pot.

He turned out pretty cute!

I bought this fall mat at Lowe's last night. It was just $11.99.

We celebrated my birthday tonight. It's actually tomorrow, but I'm leaving for Dallas so we celebrated early. I'm getting at the age where I don't want to tell my age...lol. Ok I'm 37... :0. I've gotta change it on my profile again!! Didn't I just do that? The title of my post is "Give Thanks" so I guess I shouldn't complain about my age...I should be thankful I'm alive. We went to Market Place with my parents and grandma. You get a free chocolate mess on your birthday for those of you who don't know that. It was sooooo good!! Poor hubby could only have a few bites, he's cutting his calories and starting to run. I'm very proud of him! For those of you who visit Cathy at Mille Fleur, it's her birthday tomorrow too...go over and wish her a happy one.
Can you believe I'm going back to Dallas tomorrow? I still need to buy some more items for a show I'm doing up in North West Arkansas in November. I will tell you more about it in the upcoming weeks. I will also be buying for my Etsy store. As you can see it is totally empty! Thank you for your purchases! I have been trying to restock, but with custom orders and working at the interior store, I didn't have the time. I need more hands!! I will restock when I get back from Dallas next week. If you have any requests just e-mail me and I would be happy to try and accommodate you. Have a wonderful weekend!


26 comments:

Carol said...

First off...happy birthday. Second you are so pretty. third your work is so nice. I know you will do well at the show. I'm so glad to have found your blog.

Carol-the gardener

Lynda said...

Happy Birthday, Kristen!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Happy Happy Birthday...what a great picture of you and your boys....Have a safe trip...Great door wreath....

Gail said...

Happy Birthday Kristen! Love your porch with all it's fall touches.

Have a wonderful day.
Gail

Kim said...

Happy Birthday you sweet girl and you are still SO young!!! I love the pic of you with your family.
I LOVE Cathy to death and I'm glad you gave us the heads up about her birthday. I'm gonna go over there right now and wish her a happy one too! Enjoy your day.
xoxo,
Kim

Liz said...

*~*~*Happy Birthday*~*~*

I love the picture of you with your son and husband, just precious!

Your wreath and fall touches outside are GORGEOUS!! Do you think you'll be making any x-mas wreaths for your etsy store? I would love to buy one.

This year flew by didn't it? It does seem like yesterday that you turned 36....amazing!! Enjoy the day and have fun in Dallas!

XOXO ~Liz

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Happy Birthday~!!
Your entry way is lovely, all dressed up for fall..
Have a wonderful trip to dallas.

Sonny

lmlynch42 said...

Just came across your blog last night. I love, love, it... The flower arrangements are out of this world. I added you to my followers list hope you don't mind.

Lisa

3LittleByrds said...

Kristen, Happy Birthday and enjoy Dallas again. The weather here has been great. I love your scarecrow and pumpkin set up. Very cute. I love that wreath and the way you put Give thanks in there. I want it. lol. You need to make some of those. :)

Karen said...

Always enjoy stopping by. Everything looks very fallish! Happy Birthday!
Karen

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Birthday and safe trip, Kristen! It's almost 10 years ago, but I remember 37! ; ) I was in, probably, the best shape of my life ~ going to the gym 4x a week; I was still a SAHM; and back at college part-time to get my 2-year degree. Enjoy it!

Teri said...

Happy Birthday, Kristen!! You are beautiful inside and out! I wish I was only 37. I'll be 50 in 14 months!!! My 49th is right around the corner, but 50 seems to be all I can see. Hahaha! Again...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Your fall porch is very pretty! Love your wreath!

Have a safe trip. Blessings!
Teri

Melissa Miller said...

Happy 37th Birthday Kristen!!!!
You look gorgeous and young. Wow! That dessert looks really good. I'm proud of your hubby too. That is fantastic news. I wish him well.

Enjoy your Dallas trip! I can't wait to see what your buy and make this time around. I'm still keeping an eye on your Etsy for what else I may want. Your wreath with mesh and pumpkins is so pretty.

Happy travels! ~Melissa :)

PS My entire families birthdays are the mext two weeks as well. Whew! I have so many cards and things to buy. I have to get going on that.

Nancy said...

Happy birthday, Kristen!!! Can't wait to see what goes back into the Etsy shop! Have a safe trip and a great weekend ~

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday! Great wreath!

Gypsy Heart said...

Happy Birthday!

You're going to be in the midst of the State Fair and Texas/OU weekend. God bless you! :-)

The picture of you, your husband & son is wonderful and that chocolate dessert is just plain decadent.

Enjoy your trip ~
Pat

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Happy Birthday Kristen! I hope you had a wonderful day. Your fall entryway looks beautiful. Of course everything you do is stunningly beautiful...do you ever get tired of everyone gushing over you? lol
Have a safe trip to Dallas. I can't wait to see what you come back with.~Carrie

Denise said...

Happy birthday sweet friend, a day late but lots of good wishes coming your way. I'm having a 'birthday' month this year!!! Mine is the 18th but I am going to celebrate in some way all month long.
Love all your fall decor. It's cooling down nicely here - finally. Have a wonderful weekend.
xxx

Angela said...

Happy Birthday, Kristen! That wreath came out so nice! You're very talented!

angiecannon07 said...

Happy Birthday Kristen! Have fun at market and I look forward to more Kristen Creations on Etsy.
Blessings to you and ypur family.

Becca said...

Happy, happy birthday! Beautiful family picture! I love your Fall entry ... so welcoming and whimsical. Your wreath is so pretty! I can't wait to see your goodies from market! Take care, *Becca*

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Hey sweet girl! Thanks so much for the mention on your post! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! We went to Fredericksburg for the weekend to celebrate...we had a blast! Now it is back to reallity and catching up with everyone in blogland! Next time you are coming to town let me know so that we can get together!

I love the pic of you Kevin and Chase...you are the cutest family!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Tardevil said...

Happy Birthday! Shop for me in Dallas, since I can't be there to share in the fun!

A Hint of Home said...

Happy Birthday Kristen! Looks like a fun night out with your special guys!
Your front door area looks fallish and inviting!
Hope you're having fun in Dallas.

On Crooked Creek said...

Kristen,
Happy birhday, dear!
Your floral wreath is amazingly beautiful! What creativity you have! ! ! Thank you for sharing your talents and your time with all of us!
Fondly,
Pat

mississippi artist said...

Happy belated birthday. Whatever that chocolate mess is it looks divine!

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