Smatterings .

1. If you haven't ordered your Christmas cards yet, don't. Please don't. Come back here next Monday for a wonderful giveaway from a generous and beautifully stocked company!

2. Our Christmas tree will be up and glowing this coming Saturday! You? Speaking of Christmas trees, the first set of Cranny yarn trees sold in the shop today!

3. I love this quote.

4. Thursday is Thanksgiving!

5. Thursday is Thanksgiving?

6. I am making Shanna's Kabocha Squash Custards as my contribution to our Thanksgiving get-together with friends. I will be happy if mine turn out half as beautiful (and tasty to be sure!) as those pictured! And, by the way, have you bought her book yet? You need to.

7. In January, Steve will be teaching a week-long class on the book of Psalms at a nearby Bible college that happens to sit half a block away from the ocean. I am thrilled about this opportunity for my husband and very thankful that the boys and I get to tag along too.

8. Every Saturday, my husband makes a big breakfast for us. That is very special to me. I also love that the significance of Friday, to Graeme-bear, is that daddy is home the next day.

9. And, speaking of those big breakfasts, last week, as Graeme sat staring at Steve's Starbuck's New York mug, he said to us, 'yook! That man's sayin' hip! hip! hooray!'. It was the Statue of Liberty. (smile)

10. Okay. What in thee world is so great about the book, 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak? I just don't get it.

11. Jobie has a grand total of three teeth and they are all top teeth: one front tooth and both lateral incisors. Yes, it is very hilarious and matches his completely adorable personality.

12. We officially named our new Volvo. Her name is Elsa.

13. I felt like I found a kindred spirit here.

14. I hope to share about  Cranny's first magazine feature very soon!

15. On Saturday, I was given a few early birthday gifts from my husband. I'm not complaining!

16. I need your help! Do you have a favorite quote that would work well on a calendar? Please share it and I might even send you something special, wink!

17. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. You just give and give. Thank you for your constant kindness and support, especially but not only about the ebook. Sarah!

    Also PS a magazine feature!! Yes!! I can't wait to hear more!!

  2. Hi Sarah,
    Hope you're doing well.
    When to we enter the contest?

  3. Shanna,

    I've been meaning to tell you that I finally had a quiet evening to finish your book! I was very sad to get to the last page-- I could have read for many more pages. Thank you so much for writing your book. I was challenged on so many fronts and I loved learning new things about you too-- amazing things, like, you cured yourself through diet! Amazing! I am so excited to support you in this because what you do (and have done!) is so supportable. I am so thankful for you!

  4. Trish! The giveaway will go live next Monday, November 26th! I hope you win-- Minted's products are wonderful!

  5. Lovely, lovely blog! I just wanted to let you know that your blog is now linked and up on the website! Follow along with the facebook page, twitter, or email subscriptions to get updates on next year's meet-ups!

  6. Jenni,
    Thanks so much! Hoping to join you all for a meetup early in 2013 .


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