Tuesday, August 30, 2011

thanksgiving in august

Waiting for Irene cupcakes

Thank you to everyone for your wishes of safety during Hurricane Irene. The storm was full of sideways rain, heavy wind gusts and a power outage that lasted a day and a half for us. We are very thankful that the only "damage" we had was to perishable foods.

There was lots of unplugged time together drawing and playing Scrabble by candlelight, but let me tell you we all jumped for joy when the power came back on!

Thanks also to everyone who entered the subscription giveaway and for your AWESOME comments about my kitchen and dining room project. I have so enjoyed reading everyone's own words of style, experiences and plans!

Using random.org the winner is Trish! Congratulations {and Trish: Please contact me via email}! Cottages & Bungalows has become one of my favorite magazines and it truly gets prettier and more useful each month. Enjoy!

And thank you to everyone who visits my blog. I never could have guessed the immeasurable treasures a click of the bright orange Start a Blog button would bring to my life.



Anonymous said...

Oh okay I'm trying to be a good sport... here it comes... Conrats to TRISH! Whew!

Elyse, Glad you weathered the storm with no ill affects! ♥

myletterstoemily said...

congratulations to the lucky winner, but
we are all winners every time we visit
your lovely and inspirational blog!

Debby said...

Even though I wanted to win.....it's okay that Trish won, hah.
It is so true about the "start a blog" button. It has really changed my life as well. Love yours by the way.

Blondie's Journal said...

Hooray for Tricia. And I am glad that you weathered the storm and had a bit of fun, too!


Sugar Pink Boutique said...

Praise the Lord you weathered the storm well you were in all of our prayers. Hugs!

Congratulations Trish!

VA Boutique said...

I'm so glad to hear you are all safe & sound.
Congratulations to the lucky winner.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI sweetie!

So glad you road it all out well! It was crazy here too, but thankfully we didn't have to wait too long for the power to come back! Any length of time can feel like an eternity ;) But then I just had to remind myself that so many others here on the Island are still without!

Btw, I want to reach through the screen and grab that delicious cupcake right now lol. It's snack time here ;)

Congrats to Tricia too! I think I missed this one with the busy summer I'm having, but what a great give-away you always have! And I'm glad you found the orange button "start a blog" too! Blogs and give-aways start great friendships and I'm so glad we met here!

Hugs and wishes for a very "lit up" week ahead :) xox!

NanaDiana said...

Elyse! I agree about the friends that you meet once you start blogging. It's amazing, isn't it? I am so glad that you are all safe and sound and suffered only minor inconveniences. Blessings...oh and Congrats to Trish! xo Diana

koralee said...

Glad you are safe and sound my friend....hugs. xoxo

debi said...

Elyse, I'm happy to hear that everyone is okay after the storm. What a scare!

I noticed throughout blogland that those bloggers who were preparing for the storm all had made some special treat, cookies, cupcakes, etc. I think I would have been freaking out too much to bake, but everyone seemed pretty calm.
Your cupcakes look delicious, btw.

Earlier this week, our power was out for a few hours, and we didn't know what to do with ourselves. Kudos to you for knowing what to do while without power for so long.

Anonymous said...

So thankful Irene was not as fierce as believed she would be! So glad you and family were safe and sounds like having a good time with each other despite....

Congratulations to Trish!!

bee blessed

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Elyse, I am so glad to know that you suffered no real damage from Irene. I feel the same way, starting our blog has opened up a world of friendships that we would have never known. Blogging is awesome! Congratulations on being published! Enjoy your day! Twyla

stampedconcrete said...

congrats to the winner .. job well done ..

Cottage 1945 said...

Glad to hear you had no major damage! Take care.

permanent magenta said...

Oh I love those hurricane cupcakes! And am very glad to hear you and yours and your stuff is okay. Congratulations on Cottage's birthday. Ditto myletterstoemily, we are all winners visiting you here.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're okay! We are as well, but others suffered so much distruction. I am thankful.

Erin :)

Terri said...

Elyse, I am so glad you guys are ok. Sorry for not checking in on you earlier. We have had so many fires here in Texas and in my neighborhood. We are ok but many lost their homes. THe cupcakes make me feel comfort just looking at them! Terri