Monday, November 14, 2011

I am thankful for ... Encouragement! :)

There are some days when I stare out the window at a dripping, dreary scene of melancholy woods and wonder ... "Does anybody really care?"

Once in a while I wonder if anybody enjoys this blog but me. But then something happens that reminds me...

I have friends! I have followers who care. I have people who have been blessed by what I typed with my ten little fingers and then clicked "publish" for with my mouse!

And that is such a huge encouragement. It gives me the energy and the inspiration to keep on blogging.

And today... I have been awarded! By my oh-so-sweet and oh-so-nice fellow friend, author, and blogger... Rachelle!
Ahhhh! This award is so sweet! What a compliment...

I just wuv this little bumblybee...

The Official Blog Award Rules:
the same for both awards.
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
(Thank you, Rachelle! You have touched my heart today.)

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Give the award to 15 other bloggers.
(ugh. That's a lot. Plus Rachelle already awarded many of my sweet friends... but I'll do it!)
So, for 7 things about Julia:
1. I cannot go anywhere  now without somebody commenting on my hair, which is so long it falls to the top of my thighs.
2. I am currently in love with the Breyers' Blasts Oreo Mint ice cream.
3. I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK! Oh my goodness! Where has this year gone? It seems like life gets faster as I get older. (I'm 20 going on 21, if you must know).
4. When I swapped out my winter clothes for my summer clothes, I organized them by color, and now my walk-incloset looks like a big rainbow. ;)
5. I love mechanical pencils.
6. I wear Bath and Body Works fragrance mist almost every day, whether I'm going somewhere or not. ;)
7. I prefer warm weather to below freezing weather. 75 degrees is my favorite temperature... and when it's only 29 outside, you will find me in about 7 layers of clothing huddled in front of the woodburning stove in several blankets with a mug of steaming hot chocolate. ;)
That was fun! Now, for the bloggers I am going to award.... (I hereby jointly award all the MOHL girls along with Rachelle, by the way!! She got to it first...) :D
5. Jennifer from Dear Lillie (love this blog and shop, so creative!)
11. Vicki
12. Disney from Ruffles & Stuff (best craft-y ideas ever!)

So, today I am thankful for Encouragement!
Don't forget to check out the 30 Days of Thankfulness challenge

This post took me a ridiculously long time to put together! Whew! :D
Have a beautiful day!


  1. yay for bloggy awards! loved reading about YOU! :)

  2. Oh, thank you so much Julia!! You are so sweet and such a good friend!!!

  3. Thank you so much for the blog award and of course, your sweet comments on my blog!
    I loved 7 things you shared about yourself! Oreo mint ice cream sounds crazy yummy!

  4. Thank you Julia! : )

    I've loved reading your thankful posts! Great way to remind ourselves of all our blessings. Hope to see you sometime soon! : )


  5. Thank you very much!! I feel honoured. =) I would pass the award along...maybe I will...but I'm already behind one! I've been having a very busy 2 weeks.

    Thanks again!


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