Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wednesday Gratitude #13 Warmer Days Ahead at Heart and Home


Good day all! I hope you're enjoying the warm days of spring! Thank you for stopping by, and many thanks to all my new followers! Welcome aboard, I hope you'll have a great time visiting here at Heart and Home. Read about my giveaway at the end of this post!

Wednesday Gratitude is the day you are invited to join me and "celebrate whatever makes you happy and makes your heart sing"...I've been so amazed by the awesome blogs that have linked to the party since January. Every week I've seen unique and thoughtful posts that have made me smile, made me think, and made me realize how fortunate I am to be a part of this community. I'm inspired by you, and am very grateful that you choose to spend a little bit of your time each week to share your thoughts and ideas with me here at Heart and Home.

(If you want to link to the party, Linky Tools will be up and running by 6:00 pm PST every Tues. Remember to link the URL of your actual Gratitude post, and link back to Heart and Home in your post, and please leave a comment after linking!  From now on I will start deleting posts that don't follow those simple guidelines, just to be fair to everyone....thanks for understanding!)

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer

today I'm celebrating:

long walks in the warm, early evening air,

recently planted flowers starting to spill out over the edges of their containers

the fountain splashing and dinners outdoors,

pretty posies on the kitchen window sill,

new lanterns (in my favorite color) for the deck,

and weather warm enough for bare feet, flip-flops, and sandals!

 I love this season, when the end of the school year is just around the corner and summer lies ahead - feeling the excitement of six weeks with no schedule, no plans, just long languid days to read, create, play and dream! I'm eagerly anticipating those days, and grateful for pretty Spring afternoons like this one, spent daydreaming about them...what are your favorite things about this time of year?

Until next time,

And now, about my giveaway:
Two of my lucky readers
will win a full year's subscription
to Traditional Home Magazine.
You read it, you love it, now win it for one full year!
For an entry do one or all of the following:

Become a follower,
Leave a comment,
Link to Heart and Home in a post!

You get an entry for each.

Of course you can enter more than once!
Let me know which you've done.

A winner will be chosen by
random drawing Friday May 7.

Good luck!
Also:  If you are a follower and have a blog-roll gadget on your site, would you please let me know if the Heart and Home listing is showing updated information? This week I noticed there was no indication of the last 3 posts, Heart and Home was only shown as updated over one week ago. I wouldn't want you to miss anything and hope the issue has been corrected. But if you did,  just scroll down for the last few posts!!

I'm linking to Imparting Grace and the first "Special Touches" party!


Kelee Katillac said...

And what a time of year it is!

Anticipation of all you have mentioned.... and

Those are cute feet! Such symmetrical toes!

Also, the quote...can''t tell you how many times I have been low and someone inspired me back "up" again!

Thank-you Heidi for hosting this inspirational event!


Sherry said...

I have enjoyed coming to your blog and reading post for Gratitude Wednesday. This is the first time I have linked to this event. Thanks for hosting.

Pat said...

Hi there,
The blog roll is not working on mine...still reflects a week ago. I shall return with my gratitude post!


Apron Senorita said...

Hi Heidi,

The stroll look so breathtaking. It sure makes me want to go outside to play, instead of having to go to work. Thanks for mentioning your giveaway, and I would love to be try my luck.

Yoli :)

Jessica Hills said...

I am a follower!

Jessica Hills said...

I love your Gratitude Link Party!

Pat said...

Hi again,
I'm rushing out the door but just had to post my gratitude list! :-)
Thanks so much for sharing this weekly.

Have a beauty*filled day!


Stacey said...

Heidi, your flowers are so pretty! I love alyssum.

Richella said...

Hi, Heidi--thank you so much for linking to my "Special Touches" party. I especially love the green lantern on your porch!

How nice that you're hosting a weekly party devoted to gratitude! We all have so much to be grateful for--it makes sense for us to stop and count our blessings, doesn't it?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I LOVE that green lantern! So cute. :) I'm going to have to make T paint my toenails since a pedicure is not doable right now...I want to have pretty toes too. :)

I'm visiting from Richella's "Special Touches" party. :)

Kenzie said...

Visiting from Richella's party! I love the fact that it is warm enough for sandals and bare feet, it's 45 here today :( Your flowers and lanterns are gorgeous!

pontmarie said...

I just got that same little lantern but in white, it's adorable!

Prior said...

LOVE your new lantern and the flowers are great! I asked for a pedicure for Mother's Day! Just popping over from the party, glad I did! Lezlee

nannykim said...

Very pretty flowers and fountain. I have those too, but my feet , unlike yours, are UGLY!! ha!!!