“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


and we have a winner: Bella Grace

we step from august to september.
and we have a winner.


thank you to everyone who commented, who told me some of their sweet nothings. every day - every day - it made me smile to read your thoughts and happinesses. it's been such a fun week. i've felt a connection with each and every one of you.  i've visited many new blogs and found new friends and rediscovered old friends.  thank you once again so much.

and remember - 
keep holding out your hands to catch the everyday magic that is always there.

my neighbor's granddaughter came by to sell me some kind of school fund raiser thing and i negotiated a deal - if she would draw the winner's name from the bowl i held out before her, i would buy coupons.  i'm sure she thought i was crazy, sure she was thinking that most people just say yes and hand her money, or no and close the door.  but she smiled a shy smile and said yes and drew out a name.

the winner is deb from deb posted from home.  i just took a tour of her blog and she has fun news of her own -  i recommend paying her a visit.  i know i'll be back.  in the meantime, deb, i'll be getting in touch with you and we'll work out shipping details.  congratulations!  the magazine and the print of my painting will soon be on their way to you.

again - thank you all.  you made me happy.  i want to say you were the small nothings of my week, but you were more than that.  you were magic - all of you.

in the meantime, don't forget you can enter more giveaways (this blog hop ain't over yet), by keeping up with who's on first and who's next and who's still accepting entries, with the Bella Grace blog hop link.  Right here.



  1. Thank you so much!!!!
    What a wonderful way to start the beginning of September & Thank you for your kind words.
    Will send you an email.
    Happy September ♥

    1. Thank you! And Stampington! September starts with some fun. :)

  2. love that you had fun with the draw! so much better than just an exchange of $$. : )

    oh that photo, that photo, that photo. love the shadows and the same tone of fur and wood.

    we always joke that our decor has to match our sweet feline. as he is the best accessory of all. : )

    (love all the info on these lovely publications! wonderful to find out about.)

  3. What a beautiful photo! I love how inquisitive your kitty looks.


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