Thursday, August 5, 2010

Recharging (plus a winner!!)

Well, my bloggy pals -- I don't know if you've noticed the lack of projects and home improvements, but if you have, it's because I've been away...recharging.  Although I missed all of you and blogging, it was a much needed mini vacation to re-energize myself.  I hope you enjoyed Brittany, our Handy Girl on Monday -- she was so kind and filled in for me while I was away. :)  Thanks so much, Brittany!!!

This last week we took our annual extended family vacation to Madden's Resort on Gull Lake, and can I just tell you how refreshing it was!  There was nothing we HAD to do for three whole days.  We basked in the beautiful Minnesota Summer weather and enjoyed lots of time with family.  So I wanted to share a few pictures of the gorgeous sunset that my talented hubby took:

Couldn't you just live here?  Me too.  And now that we've had some time away from real life, I'm energized and ready to go on lots more projects.  I'm so excited for Monday -- becuase I'm going to show you a great room redo -- I think it may be my favorite so far!

And I'd like to say "THANK YOU!" to everyone who entered my clock giveaway!  Your comments were so kind and sweet.  They really made me smile.  And I'm very sorry that I wasn't able to respond to everyone who commented.  I normally visit or reply to everyone, but due to the amount of comments and the fact that we were gone I wasn't able to do so.  :(  Such is life.

With all that said, I'm very excited to announce the winner of the double clock:

michelle@somedaycrafts said... 68 My jaw dropped! I love this one and when I saw who made it, I wasn't surprised. You are a crafty genius. I will feature this one TIME at

CONGRATULATIONS, MICHELLE!     LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog -- and thanks for your incredibly sweet comment :)

Thank you all for entering the giveaway -- I truly wish I could give one to each of you!

12 Hand-Me-Downers Shared:

Sue at Beach Bungalow said...

Beautiful spot; luck you!


Lisa said...

Glad you had a nice break! It looks like a beautiful place! I think we can all understand you needing some time to rest and recharge. It's hard to find time to rest and when you do, you feel guilty that you should be getting something done. Good reminder!

Ewa said...

These photos are so beutiful !!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh how beautiful!! Yes I could live there :) Glad that you took some time to refresh. We all need it!

Congrat's to Michelle too! That is awesome :)

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

Congrats to Michelle!!

You definitely might have to consider framing some of those pics...they're gorgeous!! Makes me want to go on a little getaway of my own. :o)

Rhiannon said...

beautiful pix! just gorgeous

somedaycrafts said...

No FREAKING Way! My kids just saw me do an "I's so lucky dance!!!!" Thank you so much! I need a clock for my living room and this will be it! I can't wait. I'll even send you a picture! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Lacy said...

What a beautiful place to kick back and vacation. Your hubby takes great photos.

Jeralee said...

Beautiful photographs. It sounds like a great place to get away. My recharging time is in a week... can't wait.

Julie~ My Bella Home said...

Gorgeous pics, wishin' I was there!

patchworkdelights said...

Wow beautiful relaxing photos!

Shanarun said...

So glad you got recharged. :) Fabulous photos, 2 huge talents in one household!

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