Well, I thought I'd have my blog giveaway posted a few days ago but ended up commissioning doodlebug designs for a new blog look and decided to wait until that was finished. As you see, it is all done and I love it! I hope you like it too.

To celebrate all this newness I will now post my FIRST BLOG GIVE AWAY! A while back I was reading the blog of the Natural Nester and I really liked that several of her posts were dedicated to sharing what she was grateful for. Each time I read her posts I would be reminded how important it is to open my eyes and see the silver lining. Sometimes we get caught up in the little "crazy" things we are going through and forget to take a breather and be grateful for what we have in our lives.

Wednesday, I visited a friend who has cancer. His prognosis is good but right now he is in a lot of pain. This is someone I've known nearly all my life. He has been a life saver for our family on many occasions. He is the guy who gives gives gives and never asks for anything in return. I really admire him for the fact he always sees the good in people no matter who they are or what they've done.

When I saw my friend it made me think about how lucky I am. The first thing that came to mind, of course, are my children. So I've decided to blog every Monday over the next two months about why I'm grateful for my children and for my blog giveaway my only request from my blog readers is to post about a person or persons you are grateful for and why. A week from today I will put together the lists of posters and draw a name for the winner of my first blog giveaway.

Here ya go:

Sorry for my poor photograph... still working on those picture taking skills.

(kukui nut oil, handmade pikake soap with matching scented candle, lip balm with wooden magnet turtle).
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