Sunday, November 1, 2009

Welcome November!!!


It's a beautiful morning here at the LeJeune home. {sigh}

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The morning sun is rising and it is peeking through every possible window, leaving the most gorgeous shadows on everything around me. I am surrounded by such beauty as I sit here and type this post. I have so much to be thankful for.

Speaking of beauty...

I love this portrayal. The shy little beauty with her precious little lamb. She's dressed so magnificently feminine with such grace and innocence. And him? He just adores her. I can see it in his eyes.

What do you think he's telling her?

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"Darling, I love you with all of my heart" or...

"Sweetheart, I would go to the ends of the earth for you" or...

"Whatever your heart desires, it is yours"...

{Yes, I'm a hopeless romantic, can't you tell?}

Speaking of thankfulness...

I am so thankful that I have friends. Friends who understand me, whether they are right next door or thousands of miles away.

Of those many boxes on the floor yesterday, 2 were  from Sandy, plus the envelope. And this is what was inside them.


She understands the loving and serious, yet fragile side of me and sent me this...

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She understands the preservation and vintage side of me and sent me this...

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Don't you just love how she repurposed a vintage sewing needle card?

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She understands the playful and fun side of me and sent me this...

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I'll share my fortunes with you ;)

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And she understands the artful and creative side of me and sent me this...

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Isn't this the cutest button bracelet?

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I love all of it on this beautiful morning...and I'm sure I'll love it forever!   ;)

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Did you remember to change your clocks back one hour today?

Did you remember to change the flowers on the graves of loved ones as today is All Saints Day?

Welcome November and all it has to offer ;)


Sandi said...

I am so dang jealous of you. So many beautiful gifts. All more lovely than the next. I absolutely love the button bracelet. The fortune cookies, to die for. All of it, awesome.

Isn't it a great day. The cool weather finally here. Hey!!!!


The French Bear said...

Oh Jodie, I wish I could have sent you a birthday gift.... it would have been fun just to see you open it, I can never find anyone that loves to get gifts, honestly. Do you know what I mean? Everyone thinks if you give a gift, then you must want something back.... I don't, I am a giver by heart!
Wait, it is your post birthday month isn't it?
Heck, send me your address!!!!
Hahaha.... I am serious!
You are so a hopeless romantic!
That's okay, I am too!!
Margaret B

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow oh wow! All so lovely you lucky girl. Great gifts for a great gal! Those fortune cookies are adorable. Have never seen anything like that before. Happy November to you! Best wishes, Tammy

KayEllen said...

Happy Birthday!

That button bracelet is adorable!!!!and so sweet the teapot and sugar and creamer...eeekkk!!!
Fortune cookies...over the top!!!

Happy Fall ;)


NicNacManiac said...

Happy November sweet Jodie!!
As I navigate through the blog world I find myself coming upon your name associated with so many who have occasion to mention you as an inspiration to them!! Kudos to you girl for spreading your thoughtful creative energy!! Your are amazing!! Enjoy the rest of the day!! xOxO Nerina :)

Draffin Bears said...

Happy November to you, dear friend.
I have just done a welcome to November, post too.
I love all your gifts .... the needle keeper and the button bracelet is gorgeous and the tea pot, sugar and creamer.
Also love the fortune cookies.


cindy said...

You are blessed indeed to have such a friend. Love the little fabric fortune cookies...too cute!

yapping cat

Jane said...

Wow!! The gifts keep coming and coming!! I think I'm going to follow your lead and declare next June my birthday month....on second thought, it will be my 50th, so maybe I should just forget the whole thing.
I loved the button bracelet you received! Gave me a little inspiration for a new project.
Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

I am taking the month of November for my birth month. I am doing a shout out to some of my followers each day til I get them all. My BD is not til the very end of the month so I like this idea of celebrating all month. You have some mighty pretty thingies. Enjoyed all your posts this month.

Sares said...

What beautiful treasures! And the beauties just keep on coming! Happy November!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Sweet treasures for you, sweetie! The button bracelet is just it! I have enjoyed sharing your Birthday Month, Jodie, I feel like I know you a lot better after this one little month! May you have many more wonderful B'days to come!

Alison Gibbs said...

Jodie what wonderful gifts.
How beautiful to see the sun shining through

vintage girl at heart said...

Beautiful gifts for a Beautiful girl!!!
Love seeeing the glimpes of your Home and the button bracelet..oh my!!!
Happy November sweet girl!!!

trash talk said...

Jodie, this is such a sweet and lovely post. Your gifts have all been amazing.
But, you know me...I gotta say what I gotta say. I thought he was asking her "Was that you or me...these knickers are so tight I couldn't tell?"
Now on to Thanksgiving, right?

Lee said...

Love the bracelet.
You are blessed, and so am I.

Frippery said...

Now that your most fab month is complete look for one more package winging your way. I thought a package in November would ease the let down of your birthday month's end. BTW I have my copy of Artful Blogging in my hands and I am so proud to know you. I hope you will still speak to us little people now that you are famous. That button bracelet is amazing. And those fortune cookies!!! Sandy is such a talented girl.

The Victorian Parlor said...

What beautiful treasures! The tea set is just lovely and all of the other goodies are pretty great too! I'm glad that you are still enjoying the blessings of your birthday month:).

BTW, I laughed so hard at your comment about Kramer and the conspiracy-too funny!!!


Kim said...

What a cozy and welcoming chair by your door!

Lori said...

Jodie, those are wonderful goodies that Sandy sent to you...those fortune cookies are so cute...and i love that little sewing kit!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Jody,

Wow! You really did it. You have posted everyday for the month of October. That's a lot of work. But then it's your birthday month and you are happy so it's all for the good :-)

Aside from being busy from the gifts, you were busy also from activities. This must be really tiring at the end and that chair is just as cozy to rest . . . or maybe we need a bed :-)

I enjoyed the parade. You really are one proud Auntie and you have all the reasons to be one too. She must be a one bright, charming young lady.

How funny was that "for sale" sign". SO did she received any call? LOL


(I hope and pray your Dad is recovering well Jodie)

Becca said...

what beautiful gifts! I love the little "sewing" kit and the button know me and buttons :) lucky girl!!!

A Fanciful Life said...

Isn't it nice to have friends that really know you? How extra special it makes those gifts. And what gifts you received, both material and otherwise! Just nine more days until I get to give you a big hug and shower you with glitter - ha ha!
Sharon :-)

LiLi M. said...

Bonjour Jodi! Happy November, isn't there any birthday in this month too LOL? I am sure that you are both relieved and sorry that October is over. You sure got some pretty presents from Sandi and I love love love your tags.

Linda said...

Beautiful gifts to someone so deserving of them! ♥ I'm so glad you had a great Birthday month and now it's my turn, LOL. :D

Happy November.
Love, Linda

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Jody, I'm so happy it's been your birthday all month. It's been a big party. I love the button braclet, why didn't I think of that, I love buttons.

Your post is so fun to come visit. Can't wait to see you Christmas.


Miss Sandy said...


I wanted to drop in and tell you that I have been thinking about you and hoping you are well. What a wonderful shower of blessings you received from your friend.


Wow, what lovely treasures you recieved! Those little fortune cookies are fun. Your big plush chair looks so very inviting.
Have you checked out my give away? Blessings!

T's Daily Treasures said...

It is now the 4th day of November. I hope that all is well with you and that your dad is as good as can be expected with all that he's been through. Just wanted to send special wishes and blessings your way. :) Tammy

Stephanie O. said...

Oh those fortune cookies are just a hoot. How creative. As always, I love, love, love visiting your blog.

You will be @ the hotel on Wednesday evening, right? We plan to arrive then unless we get distracted shopping along the way, but I think all 4 of us are going to be pretty focused. Can't wait to see you....

lorhen82 said...

Hi Jodie! I've missed you, girl! I'm trying to get caught up on all your posts that I've missed.

Now, I'm a romantic at heart too...but my wicked sense of humor won out on what I think the man is saying to the woman. I think he leaned in close and whispered, "But lamb chops would be SO tasty, my love!"

I know....BOO, HISS! Sorry that I went there!


send flowers to germany said...

Nice idea! I never try to make a flower tissue before, Anyway, thanks for sharing this post. I've got an idea.