Woo hoo! It was a great month of Small Things! Stop me if I've already said this, but I NEED the daily Small Thing tasks to help me focus on what is important...AND to remind me that the little things really do add up. I love the feeling of accomplishment I have when I see how much we did!
If you are new to Home Sanctuary, today (and each last day of every month) is the day to turn in point tallies if you've been keeping track during the month. You may have noticed that there are points attached to each Small Thing: just add up the points if you did the tasks on the days assigned, and email the total to me.
If you had a grand olde time, just reading along without a care in the world and no inclination to participate, don't worry. You can enter to win a Random Prize for no other reason than "it's fun!" But I do hope you tried to do AT LEAST one task at some point during the month! It's kind of like taking a small bite of something you're not sure you'll like...you just never know, you might get hooked.
So let's review:The month's Most Points Winner will receive an amazing package from Shutterfly.
You will receive THREE free books that you can custom make into priceless treasures. (5x7, 8x8, and 8x11). With Shutterfly's easy drag-and-drop system, you can have choose from over 500 designs to personalize photos into beautiful, hard bound books. This is especially great for digital scrapbookers, or even people like me whose photos are all stuck in my computer (and in shoeboxes). These would make incredible Christmas gifts for grandparents, or simply keepsakes for your family.
Look at these gorgeous books!
The Random Drawing Winner will receive the book, Parting the Waters, by my new friend who-feels-like-an-old-friend, Jeanne Damoff.
Here is what Mary DeMuth says about the book:
Jeanne is one of those truly delightful people that just sparkle with "something" that's hard to put your finger on. Maybe it's a generous spirit, or a cup-half-full attitude. It could be that she's walked a road that few of us would want to walk...and found beauty there in spite of everything. It's probably all of the above...and I know her story will touch you. Thank you, Jeanne, for donating this month's book. You rock.
Today's Small Thing requires TWO steps:
1. Email your point total to me OR your wish to enter the Random Drawing. (Everyone who emails will be entered in the Random Drawing.)
2. Leave a comment telling us what your favorite Small Thing activity was this month. This is a great way for newcomers to see what they'll get to enjoy when they start participating. And I truly love seeing what your favorites were!
POINTS: 40 for completing both steps, good toward September's tally.
Yeah, I'm a Believah! (listen to today's groovy song!)