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.