Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thank you's and a Give Away

Happy Sunday Everyone.


I want to say Thank you to all of you that took time to pray and leave your sweet comments to me about my mom's move this past week.

My mom is settled in her new apartment and when we left she told me it felt like home to her so that made my heart sing.

It is amazing to leave Chicago at 20 degrees and take a plane ride for 2.5 hours and arrive at 80 degrees.  To go from Winter to Summer in 2.5 hours is amazing to me.

Terry and I worked hard from sun up to sun down to get my mom moved from her home into the senior apartment.  We packed, cleaned, staged her home and moved and decorated like crazy this week.

I thank all of you for your special prayers for an easy transition for my mom and safe travels and success for Terry and I on this journey.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Now for some special Thank you's and then on to my give away.

My sweet blogging friend Dawn from Creative Cabin sent me this beautiful valentine's pillow that she made for me.  It was so nice after a long hard week to come home yesterday and open this sweet pillow gifted to me.  My heart was full as I received this from Dawn.  Thank you Dawn I love it.
xxoo
Head over to Dawn's blog for a sweet no bake valentine treat she just posted about.
Yummo!


Now for the Give Away!!!! Yeah!!!! I think most of you know the talented Becky from Timewashed.  Well she has created these cute lavender filled heart sachets in these cute pots for valentines Day.  Becky gave me a special price for one so I could do a giveaway to all of you sweet followers of my blog.

She included some cute tags along with the pot so I can tie off the cute valentine to the winner.

I have gotten many special treats from Becky for each holiday.  I get so excited to see what special treasures she will create for  each holiday.

Here they are.  I had to have one for myself and I also did a special gift with the #3 for a special friend and I have the extra one for the give away.


So cute right?!!! They smell so great too.  When I opened the box it smelled like heaven.  Love the scent of Lavender.

So if you would like a chance to win one of these cute potted valentine sachets just leave me a comment!  That's it easy peasy!
I love you all and wish I had one to give each of you.  Thank you Becky for this sweet treasure for a give away to my special blogging friends.
Good Luck Everyone!

If you would like to give one of these or do not win one in this giveaway you can go to Becky's Etsy Shop and purchase one for yourself.  I tell ya they smell divine!
Have a wonderful start to the new week.
Big Hugs,
Kris :)

80 comments:

  1. Oh kris. I am so glad your mom is in a new place that makes her happy. I would love to have a chance at this lovely give away. Our family is doing the same thing for my sister in laws mom. Di@cottage-wishes

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  2. Kris, I'm so happy your week went well, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a quick sell. Even though your mission was all about work, escaping the cold and being in the warmth just makes work seem easier, doesn't it? Thanks for the chance on your giveaway. I love Becky's work, and nothing beats the smell of lavender. And I know who #3 is. ;-)

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  3. Hi Kris,
    I'm sure you feel much better knowing that your Mom is all settled in and feels at home in her new place. I've walked in your footsteps and I know how hard it can be. Becky's hearts are so lovely.
    hugs,
    Sissie

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  4. I'm glad your mom is settled and happy in her new little home. This giveaway is so sweet... please do toss my name in the hat, Kris! :)
    Hugs,
    Lin

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  5. Good morning Kris! Here I am, now just a spectator (I am lonely!!!) but loving my private writing time. I'd love to enter the giveaway, but I suppose I shouldn't since I'm not actively blogging. I LOVE THOSE GRAY TAGS!

    Wishing you a great weekend! Anita

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  6. What a pretty gift idea! I'm so glad the move went off without a hitch. Thanks for the giveaway!

    xoxox

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  7. Spring is coming - a tree at work (WI) has buds starting to grow. Hope your mother does well in her new place.

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  8. It is really hard to move a loved one to a smaller space. Each time they have to go smaller. I hope she is taking it well, but it will be good for her to be part of a community and less worry for you too. xoox The pillow that Dawn made is adorable. And a thank you to Becky for her beautiful creations....

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  9. Hi Kris,
    I am so glad that all went well for your mother! I know you were very busy, but you are an awesome daughter. :) Would love to enter the giveaway. Becky is a sweetheart!!
    Blessings~

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  10. Kris,
    I so understand the impact you feel when you leave winter and arrive in sunny hot Florida as you are greeted with the sun kissing your face. You and Terry showed love, concern and respect moving your Mom into a more manageable home. I am sure you added your decorating charm and Mom will enjoy nesting in her new place. You always show kindness and love my earth angel friend.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  11. What a happy relief you must be feeling about getting your Mother settled. You got compensated with that beautiful sunshine. I was just down there and know exactly what you mean. What a lovely giveaway - you find the neatest treasures!

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  12. Love your blog, when I first found it last year I went to your first post and read forward!! You have a true talent for decorating! Hope you will post photos of your Mom's new nest. Please enter me in your give away. I have never entered one so maybe I will be lucky.
    Shirley

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  13. Kris,
    So happy to hear that your mom is happy in her new home and happy to hear that the trip went well for you and Terry. I love all the pretties that Becky makes so yes, please count me in on the giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Linda

    P.S. You were featured at my party last week :)

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  14. I am glad you are back home and that your mother is settled. Although it must be hard to be back in the cold after a few days of sunshine. I wish it had been funshine for you on this visit.

    I love the little sachets Becky makes. I also love the pillow with the heart made out of buttons. I need to copy that idea.

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  15. Glad moving your mom went well, Kris, and that she feels at home in her new place. That's got to be a huge relief for you. Dawn's pillow is sweet. How nice of her to gift it to you.

    Becky's sachet is so pretty. I love it nestled into that super charming pot. If I won it I have a blogging friend that I would want you to send it to. I know it would brighten her day.

    Glad you're home safe and sound.

    xo

    Nancy

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  16. I am glad your mom's move went well. Thanks.

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  17. I am so glad to hear that your Mom loves her new place!

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  18. Great that your Mom settled in well. Love the hearts.
    Rosezeeta.

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  19. So good to hear your Mom is happy in her new home, Kris.
    The vignette you created with the sachet pots is darling!
    Happy Sunday to you!
    Debbie
    xo

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  20. So good to hear your Mom is happy in her new home, Kris.
    The vignette you created with the sachet pots is darling!
    Happy Sunday to you!
    Debbie
    xo

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  21. You're always thinking of others! It's so sweet of you to host a giveaway Kris. I'm glad all went well with your Mom. Hope you're having a restful weekend. Hugs!
    Sherry

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  22. So glad that your mom is settled in and likes her new place. I know that you and Terry worked very hard to make her home beautiful. Now she will have people around her and can make friends and do lots of fun things.
    The little buckets are darling - you are such a kind sweet person. All of your items are very pretty.
    Sorry that you are back in the cold again - have a terrific week,
    Mary

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  23. Great news about your mom. The sachets are adorable.

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  24. Kris, That is such good news about your mother move. Bless her heart. I'm sure it was nice to have you and Terry with her at that time. Yes, please sign me up for your drawing. That is the cutest little gift. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  25. I'm so happy to read that things went well with your mom's move. I knew that if anybody could make it happen and make her feel at home, it would be you and Terry, of course! I'm sure your mom treasures you!! I love Becky's work, I have a few great pieces she has created :) Have a super week and stay warm!! Blessings to you, Cindy xoxo

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  26. Gosh, Kris I have really been out of the loop. Glad that you got your mom settled. My mom moved into a retirement apartment almost two years ago and she really likes it. THose hearts are adorable. xo Laura

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  27. So glad to hear that everything went well with your mom. The sachets are so cute. I love your blog. Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!

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  28. Kris,

    Treasure every moment you can with your mother good or bad. Becky is one creative gal! Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com
    Debby


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  29. Love those sweet sachets! Those tags are pretty cute too. :) So glad you had a successful trip to Florida. I know that had to make your day when your mom said it felt like home. :)

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  30. So glad to here that your mom is all settled in to her new place. What pretty heart sachets!!
    ~Cindy

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  31. So glad your Mom is settled in nicely into her new home and you and Terry made it home safely. I wish her all the happiness. I'm sure she will meet lots of new friends. Many blessings to you all!

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  33. I'm so glad your mom is all nice and cozy in her new home. You are such a good daughter. It's so hard when one gets older to make big changes and having a loved one to be there and help to make the transition makes all the difference. Glad you are back, we missed you Kris!

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  34. It's difficult when parents age...glad that she is all settled and you made her place "home sweet home"! Very sweet giveaway and very sweet that you are sharing it with one of us! Thank you.
    warmly,
    deb

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  35. I am happy to hear your Mom has transitioned well. We went thru that with our Mom too and it's a relief when they settle in and feel like it's Home. A lovely giveaway! Dawn ... The Bohemian

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  36. So glad the move went well Kris. Love that heart cushion. Good luck with the giveaway! x Julie

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  37. I am so happy to hear all went well and your mom is settled in and feels at home. You are such a sweet daughter to go through so much work making her feel safe and warm in her new home. I helped my mother move a few years back and I remember helping her as well. Unfortunately due to my medical issues I could not do near what I wanted to do for her. My husband was a huge help to her and I will always be appreciative of that as I am sure your mother is of you. She must be so proud to have you as a daughter!

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  38. Hi Kris, I'm so glad that everything went well with settling you mom in FL. It must of been nice to be in warm weather for little bit too. The little pots with the hearts are so pretty that your friend made. Wishing you a wondeful week and stay warm.
    Julie

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  39. Talk about GORGEOUS! Oh my goodness what fabulous Valentines. My very best to you, your husband and dear Mum. These moves are difficult at best but it sounds like yours was extra wonderful. I'm thinking her new home looked LOVELY after you got it ready. You are a GOOD GIRL! LUVS & HUGAROONIES!!

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  40. What a wonderful giveaway! They are just divine. I love Becky's stuff. I've got my fingers crossed lol--in the meantime I am going to go check out her other stuff :)

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  41. Oh, in all the giveaway excitement I forgot to say so glad everything went well with your Mom and moving! Would love to see how you helped decorate her new place :)

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  42. Glad your Mom likes her new apartment. Husband's auntie (92) just moved into an apartment this fall and is still settling in. It's a wonderful place for her to be. Hope your Mom makes new friends and has a wonderful time there!

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  43. so glad your trip with your mom was a good one, kris:) may she have a wonderful new life in florida! becky's vday gift is so charming! thanks for the chance!

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  44. I knew you would make your mother's apartment a home! She's lucky to have you in her life. I've purchased Becky's items and love the attention to detail. Lovely gift.

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  45. Your mother is lucky to have you help her set up her new apartment...it must be adorable! Love the hearts in the pots....everything that Becky does is beautiful!
    JP

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  46. I would love to win one - they are awesome! I will go check out her site. THANKS

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  47. Be still my heart. Love to win. Have a blessed week

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  48. I love lavender & hearts!

    I also remember moving my mom from her home of over 30 years 1,000 miles across country to her little apartment, such a hard time of life but still full of good things too.

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  49. those moves are always difficult but I know you and Terry have her place so "home sweet home:!. Love the potted valentines. :)

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  50. I am just about to start looking for a place for my mother who has vascular dementia. It's so nice that you were able to be such a blessing to your mother.

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  51. Kris, I am glad that your mother's move went smooth. This is such a huge life change and so much work on top of that. We never think about these kinds of things happening to our parents when we are younger, so when they do happen, it is an emotional time for all.

    Thank you for offering us readers the chance to win Becky's beautiful, beautiful heart creation. LOVE the pot! Such a great idea. I collect hearts and this would look cute with my others.

    hugs,
    Becky

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  52. Kris, I am glad that your mother's move went smooth. This is such a huge life change and so much work on top of that. We never think about these kinds of things happening to our parents when we are younger, so when they do happen, it is an emotional time for all.

    Thank you for offering us readers the chance to win Becky's beautiful, beautiful heart creation. LOVE the pot! Such a great idea. I collect hearts and this would look cute with my others.

    hugs,
    Becky

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  53. Kris I'm glad to hear your Mom is feeling comfortable in her new space. I am sure you put your creative talents to work and created a beautiful space for her. Becky's heart sachets are gorgeous - talk about attention to detail! Keeping my finger's crossed because it would look amazing in our master bedroom. Thanks Kris for offering the giveaway!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  54. So glad all went smoothly. I'm sure your mom's new place is adorable with your staging abilities. And what a cute giveaway. Soo dang cute. I love valentine's day!! Enjoy your blog karen

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  55. So glad all went smoothly. I'm sure your mom's new place is adorable with your staging abilities. And what a cute giveaway. Soo dang cute. I love valentine's day!! Enjoy your blog karen

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  56. So glad everything went well with your mom's move. You are a true blessing! As for the give-away....I LOVE lavender and would be thrilled to win!

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  57. Kris,
    First of all I'd like to say that I adore the angel you opened your post with today...she is wonderful! Your giveaway is so exciting! The pots are beautiful and I just love lavender. Wish me luck!

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  58. I am so glad your mom is settled! Having been through this with my own mom, I know how hard the transition can be and I bet your heart is feeling better knowing she is happy! :) If I win, send it to your mom ~ Happy Housewarming! :)

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  59. How wonderful that the move went well and your mom feesl at home in her new digs. Those sachets look absolutely gorgeous, and I bet they smell that way too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. My heart is full just reading about moving your Mom. I have resettled my parents each to a separate location, closed up and cleaned up their house for sale. Then the final blow, moving my husband out of our home and into a care facility where he will remain. So I know that you must be exhausted, both physically and emotionally from all this. Now is the time to take care of yourself, maybe the most difficult thing of all. Talk to friends, take baths, long walks, go into the closet and cry or scream, whatever you need to feel better even if is just for a few minutes. Those needy times will get shorter and less intense as time goes by. I'm sure you mom is grateful for have you as her daughter. Be Kind to yourself......bless you

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  61. Kris , so thankful your mom's move went well
    . Love the giveaway , who doesn't love lavender ? Love Becky's Etsy Shop ! She's so talented !!
    Hugs
    Cathy Thompson

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  62. I'm so happy to hear your Mom's new place feels like home to her. :)

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  63. Kris isn't it amazing what prayer can do? I'm so glad that your transition with your Mother went well, that is never and easy situation to be in. Glad that you go some sunshine, sounds good right about now. Have a great day! XX Jo

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  64. So fun to see all these beautiful little treasures!

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  65. I am very fond of hearts and these are so pretty... So here's hoping I might win. Thanks for a sweet giveaway!

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  66. So glad to hear about your Mom. Please put my name in the hat. I would love to win. Thanks, Martha

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  67. I just love the heart sachet in the pot!!!! I won't count on winning but it would be a wonderful surprise if I did!! Thanks for sharing. Nancy

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  68. I am so glad that your mother is all settled and enjoying her new place. I am sure it looks so warm and homey!

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  69. So glad you got your mom settled and she feels at home! I know that makes you feel good, too! Great giveaway...I would love to win!

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  70. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am happy to hear that the move went smoothly for both you and your Mom.

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  71. I'm very happy for your mother. I'm sure she will start a new great life! How many adorable and pretty things!! The heart sachets are gorgeous, they inspire me a lot. Good luck for the giveaway.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  72. Oh how lovely photos! :) Thank you for this giveaway!

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  73. So glad you made your Mom's new place feel homey for her, bless your heart!

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  74. I am so Happy your trip went well.
    I will send Happy thoughts to you and your Mom.

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  75. Not sure if my original comment got through so am sending another one. :)

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  76. I have been playing catch up since hubby and I headed out of town for the weekend so I have not made it over. Happy to hear that you got your mom moved and all settled in! The little sachets are gorgeous! I too love the smell of Lavender. Thanks for offering this sweet give away! I love both 3's 5 and 7. I have 5 kids and with hubbby and I it makes 7. lol! Yes, I can add. Also, my birthday is in July.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  77. Happy your mother is at home in her new apartment.

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  78. New to your site. Love it. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  79. I'm a little late for the giveaway, but today I'm catching up on emails! Glad your mom is doing well and love that cute pillow. What a great surprise to come home to!

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  80. I'm so sorry about being so far behind in my emails. I'm so happy your moms move went well. What a great giveaway. Count me in!!!

    Cindy

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