November 13, 2008

{ I'm a Copy Cat }

What can I say. I'm a big copy cat. It' the sincerest form of flattery, right? I have been racking my brain, trying to come up with ideas on a how we can celebrate Thanksgiving & make it more than a one day hoorah so, of course, I went to my precious blogland for ideas. My favorite idea came from Just a Girl who got it from The High Heeled Mama.

The High Heeled Mama's fireplace

Isn't it cute! The idea is that every day each of us writes down what we are thankful for. So, Ms. Sassypant's & I traced & cut leaves out last night while watching a recording of Dancing With the Stars. {note to self: next year go get them die-cut}

I love how The High Heeled Mama hung them across her fireplace but, since we don't have one, we hung them down the stairs.

The kids are having fun with it. So far, some of the things they are grateful for are ice cream, church, Cap'n Crunch & family.

I like the idea of saving them each year so we can look back at them. And maybe we'll get enough to decorate the Thanksgiving table! Go to Just a Girl to get more cute ideas on ways we can help our kids {& ourselves} remember the many blessings we have.

13 comments:

Erin said...

I love that idea too. I need to do this with my kids and have it hanging for Thanksgiving!

Kasey said...

great ideas are passed from one to another.
love it.

Letti said...

I don't think you are a copy cat just someone who found a great idea and used it too. I have also found some amazing things while blog surfing. I even found your blog which I really have been enjoying.

AJ said...

Jamie, I've been wanting to make this too. Just haven't gotten around to it-I dread cutting out all those leaves!
Thank you so much for your encouraging words. You are too sweet. I really do appreciate it! Yes, please say a prayer for us:)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Don't you love this...it is so cute! What a great idea too. I thought about something similar except attached to a tree branch...I'm sure it is not original but I like the leaf look! Great idea, Debbie

Sandy said...

Great idea - love it!

Corinna said...

these are so cute! I also love those Halloween pillowcases you showed in an earlier post.

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

Blissful Nikki said...

dont worry! I am making one of these too! :) hehehe

By the way, I am having a giveaway over at my blog, I would love for you to come check it out! :)

Traci said...

Way cute! I can't believe you traced and cut out all of the leaves. Crazy girl!

Chris said...

It looks great! I don't envy you for cutting out all those leaves. Would this be a bad time to tell you that I just used by die cutter at work, and it only took me about 5 minutes? Yeah, bad time. :) It's a great idea--glad you "copied" it!

Sheila said...

This is a beautiful decoration in more ways than one. I especially like the idea of using the staircase; this area is such a neglected spot for decorating.

You have a beautiful site!

fourlittleloves said...

You have a so very cute blog!! I found you through Just a Girl! You have such fun things to share, I love it! Feel free to stop on by my blog at www.thechildrensnest.blogspot.com. I have fun kid ideas! Take care and have a great night!
BTW - LOVE the coaster idea!!! FABULOUS!!

Laurel MacD said...

We are planning on making that this weekend - I love it on the bannister. I left you an award on my blog.