I am giving you a break from Little House and Christmas pictures today to tell you a story of two books and two blog giveaways.
Just the other day I looked at my email and I had an email from Rhoda of Southern Hospitality fame! I was so excited. She was emailing to tell me I had won the book, All the Pretty Things, from her recent giveaway. Apparently one of the original winners did not get back in touch with Rhoda so I was second runner up. This just makes me think that I am supposed to read this book which is written by Edie Wadsworth.. You may remember Rhoda's post about Edie. Several Christmases ago her newly built house burned to the ground and only a few things were recovered. I look forward to reading her book about All the pretty things that we get focused on and sometimes we forget the most important things are NOT things. I am guilty of this...I had to give myself a talking to about my little house. That it does not have to be decorated right away, it can evolve but I struggle with wanting it all done NOW. I will do a book review on this book and when I am finished with it, I may pass it on in a giveaway.
These two stories remind me of the far reaching effects of the blogging world. Reaching out over the internet we never know whose lives we may influence. I am so thankful for all my blog friends and how you encourage me each day with your comments, love and prayers.