Thanks for Reading!

Today is my 1,000th post here on RefreshHer!
When I first started this blog in 2008, I had no idea how long I would write nor how often.  I just had found out about this new venue in which to connect with the world, and since it involved writing, I knew it was something I wanted to try!  You see, from the time I was in the fourth grade and had a teacher who stirred my love for creative writing, I have been putting my thoughts on paper (and screen!).  I wrote poems, short stories and diaries from that time until now, leaving quite a stack of journals and folders! 
While there are many who are far better at it than I, I love to write, and my greatest pleasure comes from using my experiences and lessons to teach/encourage others.  My first target audience for this blog was my church ladies.  By “my” I mean the ladies that I go to church with.  Yes, they are mine.    =)  I thought this would be a great way to stay connected with them during the week, to reinforce things we were doing at church, and to encourage them in their daily walk with the Lord.  I’m thankful for others who were invited to read, and for those who have simply “found” this simple blog on accident and decided to follow it. 
Thanks to each of you for reading.  Thank you for your encouragement.  Thank you for your patience.  I know Blogger has real issues with trying to leave a comment; something that I cannot help, but am praying about how to remedy.  I appreciate you stopping in to read my simple thoughts or ideas. 
So, on this day of the 1,000th post, I am going to have my first true giveaway! I don’t have sponsors like many bloggers do, so this I decided to share with two readers two of my favorite things.  Years ago I started using  Priority Planner by Linda Dillow.  It is now out of print, but much to my delight, I found a planner that is almost exactly like it!  It has a place to plan for each day, a place for your menu, a perforated sheet for the grocery shopping list, a place for phone numbers, and even stickers to add to the pages as reminders of birthdays, appointments or calls that need to be made.  This book made my life as a Stay-at-home mom so much simpler!  I am giving away one
 2013 Mom’s Home Engagement Planner
This is a little hard to see, but there’s a space for each day, a “To do” list on the right, grocery list on far left and This Week’s Menu on far right.
Another thing I love is seasonal decorations – especially for fall.  I have lots of it, because it’s so homey and fun.  Recently I was in my favorite store – TJ Maxx and found this adorable wooden picture for fall. 
How cute is that?  Sooooo, another person will win the fall picture above to add a lovely fall touch to their home! 

Here’s how you can enter to win:
  1. Go to the Facebook Page and “like” this page (if you haven’t already). Then…
  2. Click here to go to the giveaway page.  It will take you to a form where you will leave your name and email address.
My husband will choose two random numbers to select the winners.  Winners will be notified by email.  Entries will be accepted until midnight Saturday night, Sept. 15,  and will be announced on Monday’s post!
Have a great Thursday!

2 thoughts on “Thanks for Reading!

  1. Congratulations on Blog 1,000! You are such a blessing, Denise, and your words are an encouragement to my heart.
    May God bless you with another 1,000 days of writings to share with the rest of us.
    Loving you ~ Debby


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