Bountiful Blessings




Today is Nov. 1st and with it comes the reminder of BOUNTIFUL Blessings.

I have been a bit busy, so I haven’t put the Thanksgiving décor out yet.  However, it wasn’t too difficult to grab my November calendar

It sits atop my desk where I can see it daily.


I made this runner years ago.  It has ragged edge pumpkins and leaves.


Look at this darling little pumpkin pie crochet pin cushion, complete with cream on top.  I bought it at Swiss Days (an outdoor Fall boutique) for $10.


I thought it would be appropriate if I shared some of my many blessings with you throughout the month.

Today I am thankful for:

My blogging friends!

For a first time adventure, I met one of my blogging friends in real life.

How fun is that?  It all started with my apron give away.

Kimberly, the winner chose a Christmas apron instead of the one I posted for my give away.

Vicki/Jake from: saw this and asked if she could buy the heart apron.  I said sure and that I would be happy to mail it to her.

Instead, she had a better idea.

She just happened to be a UT blogger.  She lives a little over an hour away from my home.  Her son works in Lindon, which is just 20 min. away.  I met her there.

From there we went to Magleby’s for lunch.  Isn’t she a cutie!  She’s modeling her new apron.


My friend Ann came along in case Vicki was some crazy woman stalker. lol!  Just kidding, I needed a friend to take our picture.

Look at their long hair.  Vicki’s goes clear down to her patuddy.  Hey, she’s a ‘cutie patuddy’!  She said some people say she is a ‘Flower Child.’  Works for me, I love flowers!!

Notice the fresh sign?  I joked that they were both ‘FRESH’.


I had so much fun getting to know Vicki/Jake. We found we had a lot in common.  Like we both hate wearing coats and love wearing flip-flops.  Seriously, it was hard to break out the boots today.  Vicki still had on flip flops.  Gotta love her!  It had been raining, and now is snowing.  Sure hope we meet up again!  Don’t you love your blog friends?

Don’t forget to enter my guessing game give away.

Now hop on over and visit Vicki/Jake.



black eyed susans kitchen said...

What fun! I love that calendar. It is great to be able to meet up with blog friends,,,I have had several opportunities and it has just made for even better friendships. We have so much in common with our blog friends!

camp and cottage living said...

Oh Jann
That is just great-getting to meet Vicki!
I think she was meant to have that apron-
it looks just right on her.
You both look cute in your picture together!
You are really ready for fall with all your
crafted deco-love it!

Joanne said...

How great that you got to meet a blogger buddy! I love that aprron. I make them too. I think your calender is adorable..very cool!
Blessings, Joanne

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,

Oh, what fun!! Good for you!
It sounds like you had a great time. The apron is just perfect!
I love your pie pin cushion by the way!
All the Best,

Linda E. Pruitt said...

I met one of my blogging friends last year in Vermont (And I live on the West Coast!!) It was a wonderful time; she showed me around the Vermont country side and we are friends to this day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! It's always so special to meet a blog buddy! You both are beautiful...let me see those feet! Any flips flops there? heehee! I love them in Florida...too cold here! Are we still guessing? Can I change mine now? ♥♥♥

Vicki/Jake said...

Who would have ever thought an apron could do this? What a fun day, and good lunch. I loved meeting you and Ann, you're both cuties. I'll be posting about us on Friday but will snag your pictures, I only got the one. We were too busy talking! Isn't it fun learning how much two women have in common:) We'll do this again Jann. And next time we'll eat cake!

Betsy said...

What a fun day! I'm amazed at the friendships that are formed as a result of blogging. I really like your November calender too!

Donna said...

Please get in touch with me ASAP so that I can mail out your giveaway prizes!!!

Linda said...

It's so fun to get to meet a bloggy new friend...I have met a couple...and we had a great time!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Such fun to be able to meet a fellow blogger!!! I have yet to do that. Vicki/Jake is a wonderful blog buddy of mine too...I love her sense of humor!!!

I am stopping over from her post. (Oh...what a lovely apron too!)

Hey, I noticed that she was wearing slippers (aka flip flops) on her blog post :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Peg said...

Looks like a fun lunch date! I am so happy you got to meet in person one of your blog friends. I love the pumpkin pie pin cushion too! Vicki's hair is incredible,love it!

Shannon said...

I have never seen a calendar like that..I love it. And Vicki's hair...oh my goodness!!

A Bit of the Blarney said...

What wonderful pictures to share. Thanks giving is just around the corner and this year we travel to Charlotte to visit our children there. It's such a wonderful time of the year! Thank you for stopping by and thank you too for your kind words! Cathy