Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"a huge bucket full of gratitude" giveaway!

bucket of gratitude giveaway!
 This blog has grown and shifted many times over the last few years, and it continues to be one of my favorite outlets for both creativity and personal expression. The way that I parent, feed my family, and repurpose everything within reach felt a little lonelier before I started writing here. You get me.  You really do. This community that greets me through email, comments, twitter and now workshops has become a circle of friends that I love and appreciate. Even if you don't write... I know you're here. When I temporarily gave up posting tutorials and diy's to work on my book, I expected everyone to disappear. That's what the "blogging experts" always predict. You proved them wrong! And since you kept showing up... so did I- through thoughts and pictures of my days. Writing posts was my bit of sanctuary amidst the chaos of deadlines. Truly, it kept me focused and sane. And now... as I shared last week, I've found my way back out of the "woods". And so I wanted to acknowledge my gratitude for your steadfast friendship with a gift or two. This is the biggest burlap bucket I make. In fact, I've only made two this size ever! Check out the clothespin on the left for size reference. It's about a foot and a half tall... and a foot wide. That's a big ol' bucket. Right now, as you can see, it's filled with my deep thanks.  I'm sure that you can think of something that needs containing at your place, so I'd like to send it your way. Please leave your name and someway to reach you (email, blog, etc.) in the comment section before Thursday at 9pm EST. I will ship this bucket anywhere on the planet! (I just wish I had more than one.) The randomly selected winner will be announced on Friday. Comments are now closed. Thanks to each of you who shared. Today I'm also grateful for this burst of beautiful weather that is allowing me to write to you in short sleeves outside under the trees. What are you grateful for today?

Your comments filled me up in so many ways... I loved hearing the many different kinds of gratitude we all feel. Thank you!
Congratulations to-
 
Lindsay said...
Hi Maya,
I enjoy your blog so much. Creativity and a quiet peace flow from it. Today, and everyday, I am grateful for my little growing family and the joy they bring, often times in an unexpected way.

Yay, Lindsay! I will contact you to get your mailing address and you'll soon be filling up this bucket! Pin It

223 comments:

  1. Melissa
    bugandtim@msn.com

    I am thankful for the gorgeous full moon I saw on the way to work this morning. A beautiful way to start my day.

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  2. I am grateful for all the inspiration that surrounds me.

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  3. I'm one of those who read but rarely commented, and the blogging experts can take a hike, don't you think? I'm so tired of reading about how we should blog if it's anything other than "stay true to yourself." Anyway, I'm thankful for this quasi-sick day~my kids had time to explore the writing center I set up for them and start writing/drawing some new books. Yay!

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  4. I am grateful for every person who supports my creative endeavors--you know who you are!

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  5. I know it would be well used in my home!!!
    I am glad that you feel that way about the blog Maya. I still remember the early days, with all the hesitation and anxiety. You've come a long way, girl!!!

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  6. We just had our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. I'm thankful for so many people and things in my life, but mainly I'm thankful for the healing I've done and who I am today. I can now honestly say that in most moments, I am "the peace" that I wish to see in the world.

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  7. wow...beautiful bag!
    jobodama @ gmail.com

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  8. I have always admired your buckets, but just couldn't find the room in my budget. The Guatemala sacks are closest to my heart because my husband and I honeymooned in Guatemala.

    Even though I am every day, today I am especially grateful for my husband as it is our second wedding anniversary. He is the best person I know and being with him is always the best part of my day.

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  9. Hey,
    i like your bags sooo much, maybe i have some luck ♥ i try.
    On my blog is a giveaway too, you and readers are very welcome ;-)

    Greetings from Germany
    Tanja

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  10. so kind! and i love your buckets :-)
    today i'm grateful for music and children eager to learn and in awe of little things.

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  11. Today I am grateful that the children play together peacefully and quietly - so that I can rest a bit in these very last days of the third pregnancy. Also, I am glad that the children have finally recovered from their cough :-) Astrid.

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  12. I too am grateful for the support we blog writing/reading creatives provide each other; my secret project, secret no longer, was received with enthusiastic support this week, and I am over the moon!

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  13. I'm grateful for the beautiful weather in upstate NY!
    ymdavila@gmail.com

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  14. I am grateful for my husband who helps to keep me sane when my kids all melt down at the same time.

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  15. I'm one of those quiet readers. Been following for a long time, but I'm not a stalker, I promise. ;) I've always admired your buckets. :)

    (Forget blog experts. There is too much diversity in blogs for anyone to be an expert.)

    Jessica
    snowpumpkin /at gmail /dot /com

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  16. I am thankful for a husband who does the laundry when I don't feel well and folds better than me! xx

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  17. Maribel
    dmaribel@gmail.com

    Another quiet reader here.

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  18. I love your blog and your buckets and am grateful for the community of bloggers who keep me thinking consciously about how I craft our family life.

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  19. I'm a lurker, but I love your blog! travelgirlut @ hotmail dot com.

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  20. so cute. i enjoy following along.

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  21. Thankful for creative people who are brave and willing to share their gifts with the world. :)

    Elisa B. rainwolf87(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. It was great to keep up with all your photos and posts about life. I enjoy your blog very much and it was great to hang in there as a reader even as content changed. I am also an avid re-user, re-purposer and lover of nature.

    And I would be thrilled to be a recipient of your bucket ;-)

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  23. Blogs are an ever-evolving thing, don't you think? While you may have an audience that looks for the how-to's, I imagine there are several different "audiences" here interested in different facets of your blog. My readership fluctuates but there's a "core" there of people who I feel really get me too, and that's a wonderful feeling. For that, I am also grateful.

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  24. Today more then ever im thankfull for my family my dream job my vision and bright way i look and take life day by day. For people like you that inspier me and keep me smileing. Thanks for the option to psrticepate in that offer.i wish you all the best.

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  25. I remember stumbling upon your blog searching for a means of organizing things and came upon your burlap buckets. Over the years you have been one of the people whose blog i MUST read on a daily basis. I am really thankful that Google led me to your blog and every day since my life has been enriched by you.

    I have recently started converting my balcony into my craft space where i plan to craft and stitch.

    Thank you for being an inspiration.

    Rashmi
    Email: the.ochre.elephant@gmailcom

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  26. I am thankful for all the inspiration from your blog and others. It helps motivate me to create!

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  27. I am so thankful for a full, healthy, hearty family and the means in which to support them--they are everything!

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  28. I am grateful for a full and wonderful life. I'd love one of your buckets. I have been following you for a long time. I comment once in awhile but always love your posts.

    Kate

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  29. annette at lanniee dot com

    I am thankful for so many things; this very moment for the amazing sweet tea that sits in my cup. Someone took the time to brew it, sweeten it with sugar to the just right, so I could have some right now.

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  30. I'm grateful for having this glorious fall day off from work, and also for your generous giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win.
    x Katherine

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  31. Love your work! I am grateful for some rain to partially ease our drought. Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful bucket :) -Tammy

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  32. thanks for your blog maya! you are always an inspiration!

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  33. It must still be early because there are only 30 posts as I write mine. :D I'm sure there will be many more by the time this thing closes to draw the winner.

    I don't comment often, but I read every post. I'm often amazed at the life you lead. I'm currently 27, childless, and in a committed relationship, but I can't manage to wring half as much out of life as you do with your super full plate. I stand in awe at all of the beauty you find in life. :D

    Thanks for always coming back to the blog for us.

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  34. I love your buckets! I'm grateful for some Indian summer days and for one of my chickens that finally decided to start laying eggs again!

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  35. I am sooo in love with my family. I appreciate my loving husband, who I would be lost with out and my beautiful baby boy, who continues to help me unfold daily.
    Thank you for the opportunity to create this space in the universe. Love ur blog!

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  36. I'm grateful for my Grandgirls who keep me young and smart!!

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  37. Wow! Is really amazing!Thank you so much for the chance to win.
    Hugs from Italy :-)
    Barbara

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  38. I am grateful for my family all still sleeping, as I have some time alone, and I am grateful for my life when they wake. And I am grateful for spring and blooming trees. Thank you for everything you share. :)

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  39. I, like the many above, am one of your silent readers :) I've always admired your creativity!

    As for what I'm thankful for... oh, so many things... but especially for the opportunity this morning to relax and enjoy the silence as I weeded my front yard. The weather was perfect, and strangely enough, it felt good to get my hands dirty. :)

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  40. ups..my e-mail is:
    basiaone@gmail.com

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  41. the warm & sunny autumn breezes are making me smile today. open spaces in this day when i can make food at a slow pace for my family and fill it with joy are also bringing me happiness. thank you for your blog and all that you share here!

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  42. I'm grateful that my husband can stay home with our darling baby while I'm off at work. I feel so lucky to not worry about his care while I have to be away from him.
    lschelvan at gmail.com

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  43. I am so glad that I saw my daughter last weekend and can see that she will be OK.

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  44. Through the ebb and flow of time, friendships stay. I am thankful for my friends near and far today.

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  45. I love your approach to blogging, it's real and not trend-driven. So refreshing. And I love your buckets but always wished they were bigger! So, yeah, I would be absolutely thrilled to win this one. :)

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  46. Oh lovely!!! I know what you are saying - loyal readers are just the best!!!

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  47. I'm thankful for sunshine and family and two year olds who sing all day long.....

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. that i was not near the nasty oil spill we had on our highway last night and is going to shut down the highway for 2 whole days :(

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  49. I am thankful for love, in my life and those that are dear to me. (and of course I'm thankful for this opportunity to win one of your glorious bags!)

    kitchencounterchronicles@hotmail.ca

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  50. Love the bag and thankful for my two beautiful girls and wonderful husband!

    jlherl at windstream dot net

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  51. Hmmmm....not reading "Maya made?" I don't think so! ;) Thanks for the chance to win.....and I sincerely hope I do!! :0
    Desi

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  52. I'm grateful for my wonderful husband and son, and the lovely long weekend we just got to spend together- what a treat!

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  53. Thankful for my four wonderful daughters and a son in about a month ;)

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  54. I am grateful for a loving and supportive family ~Kristin, mcgee_kristin@yahoo.com

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  55. I'm grateful to have three healthy kids and a very loving and supportive husband. A great family!

    Thanks for sharing your life with us out here.

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  56. I'm grateful that my three oldest children cannot share, which has resulted in three (woohoo) apple cranberry pies instead of one.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  57. As a long time lurker of your blog I am grateful for the inspiration that you share so freely with us all. I am also so thankful for my friends that always have my back and my healthy and happy family :)

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  58. I'm grateful for the inspiration that reading blogs like yours gives me - both in creativity and in seeing something special in the ordinary!

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  59. I am thankful to have so many inspirations from those who are willing to give each day.

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  60. I am grateful for all this rain in Portland!

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  61. I am thankful for my family and the warm sun that is just breaking through on this cold drizzly day

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  62. WOW! This is such an amazing bucket! I am super thankful for my fabulous Hubbums who knows me so well and understands my need to make stuff!

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  63. What a generous giveaway! Our Thanksgiving was yesterday so I've posted some of the things I'm most thankful for!
    http://madebyjoey.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-thanksgiving.html
    xoxo
    ~ joey ~

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  64. I am grateful for the following: a clean mamogram today; a grandbaby due in November, a grandbaby due in March, and my sweet man that loves the Lord and loves me. How could I ask for more?

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  65. I'm grateful for the love of a good man who loves me more now than he did 21 years ago, for a son who has started to spread his wings in preparation for a new life at college in the fall, for a middle son who fills our days with music, and a young son who fills our nights with laughter! But most importantly a Savior who gave his life for me!!

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  66. I'm grateful for my health! And having been a part of your spirit boxes workshop. Your sweet way of teaching is a gift :)

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  67. Lovely website. Thank you form the inspiration!!

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  68. Grateful for the apples growing wild everywhere right now! And for blogs to give us the chance to connect across distances. Thanks, Maya!

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  69. I'm grateful for the having the time and place to be able to create to my hearts desire at this point in my life and the ever widening sphere of creativity that I have been drawn into through blogging.
    xoxo Kim

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  70. Welcome back from the woods.....though everyone should wander once in a while!

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  71. Pick Me...Pick Me.
    I have only been reading your blog for a couple of months but I truely enjoy it.

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  72. I am grateful for 2 peaceful days with my family .... just hanging out, playing in the dirt and eating cupcakes!

    Grateful for your blog as well ... always look forward to reading your posts!

    Kristina
    modernfrills@yahoo.com

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  73. Thankful for Indian Summer here in New Hampshire!

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  74. You are a kind, gentle, thoughtful soul.XO

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  75. I greatful for family and friends. thanks for the give a way

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  76. I am also thankful for the fine autumn weather...and most especially for my hardworking, unselfish husband who is coming home tomorrow after several weeks working in Europe!

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  77. So glad you keep doing what you do here (and there). You've put the idea in my head that I might need to come out to the next Squam.

    A virtual thumbs up to you!

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  78. today, i am thankful for my job. great giveaway!

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  79. I'm grateful for my hubby and my kids and what a wonderful family we are together!

    P.S. Your blog is one of the first I ever found and I will continue to read as long as you continue to post! Love it!!

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  80. Today I am grateful for simple things: health, home and beautiful weather.

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  81. Today I am thankful for crisp air and happy, funky socks. And perfect chocolate chip cookies.

    xx

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  82. I'm thankful for my family, my friends and that I can still swim in the lake - in October!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  83. I am thankful for inspiring blogs! Really.

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  84. Aw, no reason for us to leave! You have so much to offer. The picture-only days are some of my favorites. I love seeing your beautiful world and looking at my world in new ways as a result.

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  85. I am grateful that there are creative people such as yourself in cyberspace that enable us to be interconnected.
    Keep up your great work!
    Anna
    akoziol@webone.com.au

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  86. You are very generous, what a wonderful bucket! (And the reason people stay? Because you're genuine, because of your generosity of spirit, because you don't pretend, because of your truly original voice. There. :-))

    And the things I am grateful for today is the cup of coffee my husband made me when I came home ready to collapse; an extra goodnight hug from Middle ('cause I love you so much); and the wind that blew me home on my bicycle tonight.

    kampinga (at) bigfoot (dot) com

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  87. WOW! GREAT GIVEAWAY! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I just love you works! I am grateful for my husband and my daughter - I love them so much! :-)

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  88. Thank you for the opportunity, Maya. Today I am grateful for having the opportunity to accept a new position at work. It's waaay past time for a change! :)

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  89. I'm grateful that our official NZ school holidays give this home-educating mama an excuse for some mental down time. That bucket is screaming to be filled with yarn stash! Or toys if the kids have their way;-)

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  90. I love the bucket! Very cool.

    D'yani
    I.am.dyani@gmail.com

    I'm very greatful for the weather that is constantly inspiring me to slow down and reflect.

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  91. I am grateful for my healthy, wonderful family....I would love that bucket for my wool!

    Rosanne
    rkhelden@gmail.com

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  92. I am so grateful for my mum to be here visiting and playing puppy with my daughter! This puppy owner needed that break!
    adrianesturgeon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. love these buckets!!! might even attempt my own one of these days!
    marysather at gmail dot com

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  94. I am grateful for making it to 41 today, for friends to celebrate with, for my wonderful husband for making my birthday so bright, and for my little boy who is the light of my life!

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  95. I am so grateful for my incredible family and this beautiful world (full of beautiful things to enjoy!)

    such a wonderful post! thanks for sharing!

    jessica
    jduchin@gmail.com

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  96. Janelle
    janelle.h.hancock@gmail.com

    What a beautiful creation! I love it, and have been enjoying keeping up with your crafty blog. :)

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  97. Te sigo desde hace algún tiempo y estoy enamorada de tu trabajo. Gracias por estar ahí dando color y creando, porque me encanta todo lo que haces con tus manos.
    Tengo dos blogs, uno de fotos de mis viajes y otro de pintura y cachivaches.
    mi correo es algecity@gmail.com
    mis blogs:
    http://tallerdepinturaenavarro.blogspot.com
    http://algecity.blogspot.com,
    invito a quien quiera conocerme e intercambiar ideas, pensamientos, objetos...

    I follow you for some time now and I love your work. Thanks for being there giving color and creating, because I love everything you do with your hands.
    I have two blogs, a photo of my travels and other painting and stuff.
    my email is algecity@gmail.com
    my blogs: http://tallerdepinturaenavarro.blogspot.com
    http://algecity.blogspot.com,
    I invite anyone who wants to meet and exchange ideas, thoughts, objects ...

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  98. I am grateful for a 3 year old napping!! Love your blog.

    Michelle
    steim99@yahoo.com

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  99. I'm grateful for my beautiful daughter who makes everything, the bad and the good, worthwhile!
    Jojo
    crust.n.crumbles{at}gmail.com

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  100. I am grateful for sunshine, my son and life in general.

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  101. I am greatful for the group of mothers I met with today who all share a desire to support each other in the roles God has given us as wives and mamas. So blessed!

    bisbarn@gmail.com

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  102. I'm ever grateful for my kids. gosh, the things they bring to my life, day in and day out. (I'd love to fill that bucket with yarn or fabric or maybe even socks? it's awesome!) nancywalters44@hotmail.com

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  103. So grateful for little boys and water fights on unseasonably warm fall days!
    Thank you!
    kaseymgm (at) gmail (dot) com

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  104. I'm grateful for my husband. He's given me everything I need or want.

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  105. I just love your blog and the way you look at the world.

    Today I am grateful for a warm puppy sitting in my lap on a blustery day and the wisdom of my sister.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  106. Im grateful for community, without it I would feel so lonely. faerymother at hotmail dot com

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  107. Grateful for our CSA, they still feed us colorful nourishing food even though they have had a really hard year, and overcome so much! Such gratitude~ Thanks Anna and David.
    blazingstarclinic@gmail.com
    PS love your burlap baskets!

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  108. I am grateful that my other half only suffered a broken arm after a terrible fall and that he will be home from hospital tomorrow.

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  109. I am grateful that my babies both napped this afternoon at the same time so I could get some sewing done and wheat ground and bread dough made and some blessed time to myself.

    Katie
    Katchkajr@gmail.com

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  110. Hi Maya, I am so grateful for blogs like yours that inspire me on so many levels...you comfort me, you make me feel apart of something bigger than just my world. you give me sustainance and a reason to go on. Thank you. XX

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  111. I am grateful for my parents. They are there rain or shine, and seem to appear just when my kids are melting down!!

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  112. Although my first baby is beginning college, I'm grateful to have some younger ones still at home to hold onto a little longer.

    Karen
    kambrogi@comcast.net

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  113. I too am grateful for the unseasonable warm weather ( but not for the mosquitoes that are still biting). Grateful for the chance to sit out on the deck with my daughter and grand daughter while listening to my husband and grandson inside making Lego creations! I love your buckets and would love to win one! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  114. i am grateful for all my blogging friends.

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  115. grateful that my husband finally has a job! thanks for the chance!

    libby Hunt
    libby dot bloom dot hunt at gmail dot com

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  116. I'm grateful for my supportive family! They might not understand it all (artist) but they love me for it :)

    pulchrabliss(at)hotmail (dot) com

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  117. I am grateful for having the simple pleasure of hot cup of tea on a rainy Fall afternoon.

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  118. I am also grateful that I have an online community that understand me, I have a very small real life community because of where i live and non of my RL friends are crafty/creative, i think i would have gone insane years ago without the internet.

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  119. Wow. This is a gorgeous bucket. Thanks for the giveaway opp.

    Missy Sanders
    themissiah(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. i would Love to own one of your buckets. I bought a coffee sack to try it myself, but haven't gotten there yet.
    Something about getting the circle on the bottom the right size for the sides of it. My head won't do the math.
    At the moment, I'm thankful for a bit of time and energy at the same time to go to my room to make something.
    Better get off before it disappears!
    thanks for sharing.

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  121. Although reading your blog daily has been fun, interesting, enlightening and always entertaining…..and I don't really need a thanks…. However, I 'll take the bag if I win it for sure. It is awesome.

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  122. this is the best example of : big is beautiful ! this bucket is awesome ! but then all your buckets are !

    and about grateful... today i'm grateful for a good friend visiting, for our nice dinner, and for a big goodnight kiss from my daughter.

    thank you for this give-away !

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  123. I'm thankful everyday for my husband and daughter - my two loves!

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  124. oops forgive me i'm reluctant to make my email public.
    would a flickr mail be ok ?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bysierramoon/
    thanks x

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  125. I am so Thankful for so many things in life!!
    I try to find joy in the small things and smile at everyone to let them know how Blessed we all are!

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  126. Thank you for the wonderful offer!! I love what you said, "felt a little lonelier..." Perfect explanation! Like around town people may not get me (or you) but here, yes, here they do!
    I want to offer my own giveaway here too if I may?? I've been blogging just one year, but the giveaway was my celebration! Thanks again for the chance!

    My giveaway: http://darkstarfarm.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/ony-year-blog-iversary-and-a-giveaway/

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  127. I love this size, and have loved your blog for some time.

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  128. I am grateful for all the wonderful people in my life!
    Kristen
    twokramers@hotmail.com

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  129. I am a reader not a talker (so much) but I have bben following you for years.
    Today I am grateful that my little is well!
    Thank you for the wonderful chance to win.

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  130. What a beautiful basket!! We would fill this with our wooden blocks! I am thankful for so many things, but today I am grateful for some beautiful weather, and some time to breathe and relax with my children.

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  131. Yes plenty of things to be contained here!!!

    i am grateful that I can be a stay at home Mum, I get a good night sleep and fresh food is in my fridge.

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  132. I am so grateful for this blog! The re-purposing ideas you share here are priceless, your kind words and thoughts always shine through, and the way you see things is wonderfully different from the way I do. I count all these things as gifts, thank you!

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  133. I'm grateful for chocolate covered raisins. And peaceful blogs like yours.

    I'm at www.stillparenting.blogspot.com

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  134. Fabulous Bag..
    I am thankful that I have such amazing family & friends..

    Julie G
    babybird1025@aol.com

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  135. your blog is fantastic, and your remind me in many ways of a friend in my town who inspires me to be more creative in my spiritual self. I'm grateful for her, and people like her--such as yourself :)

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  136. awwww...what a cute bag! and i love reading your blog and dream about attending one of your workshops one of these days---if you have one in SF, I'd come!

    susandlaw at gmail dot com

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  137. shelli
    sksittler@yahoo.com

    I love your buckets!! I would treasure it. :) I'm grateful for new beginnings every day and the opportunity to learn alongside my children.

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  138. This bucket would be perfect for all of my knitting projects laying about....

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  139. I am grateful for the extension cord that brought my sewing machine and iron outside for this beautiful day -

    Your basket is fantastic!
    happyhomemadebagels at gmail

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  140. I've won one of your give-aways before, so I feel sort of bad entering, but I love your buckets so much. Your burlap work has been a huge inspiration, and I have my own coffee sacks peeking out from all sorts of places in my house, thanks to you. Having a bucket, made by you! would give me great joy!

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  141. I love your buckets and can think of loads of things I could fill one with. However, I'm fairly sure that it will be taken by my daughter before I have the chance to put anything in it, so I would have to say that it will be filled with toys, dolls and dressing up clothes.
    I'm grateful for the fact that I have a daughter who takes my things.
    Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  142. charlene
    millermarcinoc@yahoo.com

    Thanks for the chance... Love your buckets...

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  143. Today I'm super grateful that it's not raining. What a beautiful day.

    Fabulous basket! I'd love to win it. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration.

    staceyoverseas@yahoo.com

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  144. A bucket "processed in Germany"? sounds like this is where it should head to again ;-))

    geschea@yahoo.de

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  145. I am grateful I got out for a beautiful country bike ride last night as today the weatherman is calling for rain! Thanks for the giveaway & glad to see you back Maya!

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  146. I am grateful for a beautiful spring day and the smell of the seaside. My dogs lazing on the lawn and my daughter laughing. Lovely giveaway :):)

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  147. I'm grateful for beautiful fall days. And I'm also grateful for wonderfully creative people, like yourself, who are willing to share themselves and their art.

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  148. The postcard series you did this summer was really beautiful!

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  149. Today I'm (reluctantly) grateful for this: one of my sons is getting over a cold, but almost made it to school this morning (giving me my much needed time to create and breathe in the quiet) - but, at the last minute decided he wasn't up for it - at least in part because he wanted to spend more time with me. So while I struggle with losing the time I need, I am so thankful for this sweet cuddly boy who still wants so much to spend time with me curled up reading on the couch.

    And I love that bucket :)

    quiltingcat@hotmail.com

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  150. How amazing is that bucket? Today, I'm grateful for the long drives this week that let me enjoy the autumnal leafy show we have in Ohio right now. Inspiring!

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  151. I'm not ever going away. Thanks for sharing your life and your ways with us, Maya.

    Jody

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  152. oooh we'd love to fill it up :)
    xoxo
    stephinie

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  153. I'm grateful for a dry warm place to live and the best husband in the universe.
    stasigh at gmail. com

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  154. I am thankful for al the creative blogs that give me inspiration to create.

    I love your buckets!

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  155. I am thankful for my house and those who fill it. We've had a rough time getting jobs this year, and so I'm just grateful to be able to pay my bills with the jobs we have.

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  156. YAHHH!! glad for the great weather....can do things outside (not that I want to with all the knitting that I'm doing for an art show...) BUT sleeping at nite is to die for, all cuddled in the feather blanket.

    Today I am also grateful for an appreciative husband who liked the time we had yesterday celebrating his birthday...I must have hit it on the head!! as to what to do.

    I LURV your bags/items/etc etc..all you do.

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  157. Many, many uses for a bucket like that around here! We've just hosted a wonderful family wedding, here at our farm, and I'm feeling especially thankful for all the love and good feelings experienced by all who were in attendance.

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  158. beautiful bucket!
    I am thankful today for a sweet husband who knows how stressed I am lately and has been bringing me wonderful treats. Simple things that he knows I'll love, just to get a smile. It makes a big difference.
    Thanks so much for the chance!

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  159. I am grateful for so many things, but I will say my relationship with my husband.
    Thank you for the chance!

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  160. Peace & growth & lessons big and small & heroes. What a beautiful bucket! -Sarah (Sarahmustang(at)aol(dot)com)

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  161. Hi! Thank you for sharing your fantastic burlap 'basket'! I just love these and through these I found you and your lovely blog first time! Thank you also for your wonderful ideas and inspiration!
    I'm thankful for health which is the most important while dealing with economic krisis, other difficulties of life etc.
    Wishes from Greece! Teje

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  162. I am grateful to you Maya who puts out so much inspiration for all of us on so many days

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  163. I am grateful for my warm hound who slept under the covers with me last night. Fall has arrived in Seattle!

    This bucket would help manage my dirty laundry piles which seem to be everywhere.

    amycware(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  164. Thank you for your giveaway. I am grateful for so many things at the moment. For my family's good health, the full moon we just witnessed across the street from my house at the moment on top of a marble Hindu temple, for this adventure we are in the middle of and learning so much from. Grateful for friends (new and old ones). My last two months in a new country have made me realized of all the things I take for granted at home and thankful I am for what we have without even questioning. Like electricity, water, and food. Thank *you* for making me stop today and think of how lucky I am.

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  165. Hi Maya,

    I'm greatful for lots of things, but especially now for the reminder of how much I have to be greatful for! Thanks! Your blog has inspired me on many a grey housebound day, surrounded by domestic chaos. Sometimes we just need a little nudge to notice the sunshine.

    x

    Christy

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  166. I'm grateful for healthy children, beautiful weather, bike riding, ceramics class, my sweet husband and a craft room of my own (which I need to spend time in more often!)

    Thanks for the generous giveaway. Love your work!

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  167. I've been away from your blog for a while and I'm delighted to see what I've been missing!

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  168. I am grateful for my beautiful boy who will be 6 months old on Friday. My how time flies!

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  169. I always stop by as often as I can, and I do love seeing everything you do and what inspires you. A Big thank you for sharing photos, my favourite being of the barn sewing corner, it mesmerises me.

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  170. I just love your burlap buckets!
    Mellissa
    missa.moe@gmail.com

    today I am grateful for my sweet children. We recently added a new member to our family, and I am just so lucky to have sweet, helpful kids who love their baby sister.

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  171. Thankful for so many ways to get inspiration, for women who share their lives and thoughts. For the push to keep thinking about my own life and ways of mothering, creating and being. For beautiful photos and good ideas. And for the weekend at the end of the week, always:)

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  172. I'm relatively new to your blog, but enjoy reading for the occasional inspiration to "make things", something I don't often allow myself time to do because of "more important" (not really) tasks.

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  173. Great giveaway! You always inspire me to be in the moment, which is all the reason in the world to come back and visit! stifam@embarqmail.com

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  174. I am grateful for being healthy and happy.

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  175. I am grateful for the beautiful weather on the past weekend that allowed us to celebrate our Canadian Thanksgiving and this particular season. Thank you, Maya.

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  176. Your blog is a happy spot to visit!! Thank you for sharing!

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  177. I am greatful for my wonderful mother, whom deals with my schanagins in loving understanding strides.

    thank you for the give-a-way

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  178. I am grateful for my partner who supports me no matter what and helps around the house so I have time to craft. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome bucket :)

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  179. i am greatful that there are people out there who are willing to share their craft - either by selling and/or giving it away! love your buckets and would love to have one of my own!

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  180. Awwwww! That is so sweet! I love that it says made in Germany on it! I could totally use this to corral my son's toys. We use a fabric hamper now but this is much more stylish!

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  181. Ooooh, how neat!

    sidewalkgoddess[at]gmail[dot]com

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  182. Today I am grateful that my sister got good news from her cardiologist. I was worried all day, and the news was good. Thank you for reminding me to be grateful.

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  183. Today I am grateful for the soft rain.

    This is such a lovely bucket!

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  184. I am grateful my husband is out of town and didn't see that I ate more than half of your grandma's one bowl apple cake after dinner! I'm a loyal and quiet fan who has, on more than one occassion, read your blog in the morning and decided to take a deep breath and just enjoy my three young children instead of stressing and rushing around. Aside from fattening and centering me, you steadily inspire me as well. Thank you. A thousand times, thank you.

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  185. Today I am grateful for a sleeping baby! :)

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  186. Oh another beautiful item! I love it - and am so grateful for a last couple of days of warm sun in Oregon.
    Oh yes, it's me Proudfoot - you know where I am :) Thanks for the offer Maya!

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  187. thank you for asking this question! I was feeling rather blah today after a tiring day with the kids and now you've got me thinking of all the things I'm grateful for which is making me feel very blessed! :) Right now, I'm feeling grateful for my new little nephew who was just born yesterday. So happy to have another little baby in the family!

    melissa5880 at gmail dot com

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  188. yesterday we recieved about 30beautyful Sacred Journey postcards made by Pixie Campbell - so today I say very very big Thank You for mentioning her in Your wonderful blog!:)
    dzintra.reke@apollo.lv

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  189. I'm grateful for giveaways, tiny hands and feet, pinterest, (yes, really!) and fresh pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

    Rebecca03stringer (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  190. A lovely huge bucket!!

    I'm so grateful today for sunshine! My precious hubby and boys! My sweet puppy, love,light,energy, inspiration and my creative well!

    Cheers , Helen

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  191. I'm grateful that my baby boy has turned 1 today and that he is a happy healthy bucket (not a bundle anymore!) of joy to me. I'm not a regular comenter but I take inspiration and happy thoughts from your blog every week. From sunny South Africa

    lindy@natstat.co.za

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  192. I am grateful for the support of my loving husband as I try to transition out of a career that no longer suits me. Love your log Maya, I check in everyday...I adore the way you live, your creativity and I really loved reading about the Squam workshops. Much like you, I feel like I am coming out of the woods as well...thank you for your inspiration!

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  193. I am grateful that I could clean my house this morning quietly and with love! And that is not always (usually not) the case, but shouldn't we try to enjoy as well these always returning tasks in our lives?

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  194. You go girl! Yours was one of the blogs that inspired me to have my own one!
    Thanks for the giveaway, it's a beautiful bucket!!

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  195. I am grateful for all the inspiration I get from all the wonderfully creative blogs I read each day.

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  196. grateful for the love
    cindykuffer@hotmail.com

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  197. I'm grateful for the clouds and rain we are being blessed with this morning. The cloud cover provided the kids sleeping in a little later this morning and the rain was a nice welcome of a slow entry into my day as well.

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  198. Your blog has been a great inspiration. Thank you!

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