Friday, November 11, 2011

1111 on 11/11/11

Several days ago, I glanced at my “followers” on my Blogger Dashboard and thought, “Wouldn’t it be funny if it turned over to 1111 on 11/11/11?”

Well….it did!

This is what I saw this morning:


I am just geeky enough to think that’s cool! Winking smile

That must be worthy of a giveaway, don’t you think?

The winner gets a choice!

Either my red-and-gray “hang up your stocking” pillow

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…or a beadboard sign that looks like this EXCEPT it’s in graduated shades of turquoise (I apologize; I can’t get a good picture of the turquoise one to save my life).fall 009

(I tried. It’s much better looking than this, and in lighter shades, I promise.)

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…or my “Village Mercantile” cupboard door sign.


How to enter:

Be a new or current follower of Red Hen Home AND leave a comment telling me THREE THINGS you are grateful for right nowfor example, did your daughter load the dishwasher without being asked? Did you fix yourself the perfect cup of hot chocolate? Did you just put on your favorite pair of fuzzy socks? What’s going on around you at this moment that makes your day worthwhile?

That’s it! Giveaway is only open to residents of the continental United States. Random winner will be announced Monday, November 15. Good luck!


Katie @ sweetgirlexpressions said...

I'm already a follower....let's see three things...
I'm thankful for my favorite jeans still fitting me
I'm thankful for my husband's love..after all these years
I'm thankful for my furnace working on this cold day!

Love the blue sign :)

Jaime Costiglio said...

Korrie we truly are leading parallel lives! Although I'm only at 1109 today it might just reach 1111 too - crazy how were on the same path with projects and followers. Congrats.

Unknown said...

I am a follower :) The three things I am grateful for right now:

1. My children - today is a day off of school for them and I am really enjoying some extra time with them.

2. Good Food - I am really enjoying a yummy donut right now and I just love holiday foods!

3. Exercise - Even though I am pretty tired each morning after exercise it makes me feel good and happy!

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Congratulations on hitting 1111, it's now past that :)

I am thankful for:
* the beauty of the falling snow outside my window
* my warm and cozy house
* and for the lunch I am enjoying while reading blogs :D

Have a great day!

The Mad Twins said...

Wow so nice you hit 1111
Love this original giveaway! I'm entering.

1) My home and family
2) My education
3) My new puppy

You can still join our shabby apple giveaway 

Shawna said...

Already a follower... and I am soooo in love with your blue beadboard sign....

As for things I am grateful for:

1. My husband (we're newlyweds in our 40s...its a second marriage for both of us) I am so grateful to have a kind and loving man in my life that loves me just as I am

2. I am grateful for the washer and dryer that are being delivered tomorrow (no more laundry runs!)

3. I am grateful for my friends and family... I had so many people fly and/or drive here to Utah just to attend our wedding... I never expected such an outpouring of people I love dearly to come. Its always nice to have a reminder as to just how much you are loved.

Angela said...

I think that is super cool! I just LOVE the turquoise sign!!
I'm thankful that:
1. God loves me and blesses me so.
2. It's Friday and my sweetie has the weekend off.
3. We're going to see 2 of the grandkids tomorrow.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I'm geeky enough to think that's cool, too. :) Congratulations!

Three things~I'm thankful that all my kids are healthy.
I'm grateful for good friends.
I'm grateful for a husband who really gives it his all.

Anonymous said...

I became a follower! Well, officially. I was already a "follower" unofficially! Love your blog!

Barb at bahueyAThotmailDOTcom

Jessica said...

I'm a new follower...I'm thankful for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on this Veteran's Day!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I find thinks like that fascinating, too, Korrie. I'd be telling people about it all day like it was the coolest thing! : ) Great giveaway choices. I am thankful for right now: I am babysitting my 15 month old granddaughter and she just feel asleep on her quilt on the floor; My husband got home early from work; and third, he picked me up the new DVD of Harry Potter {which I'll be watching tomorrow}.

teampr8 said...

Already a follower-how cool!!

Three things-my 4 kiddos and their ability to make me feel all the emotions from laughter to crying but most of all so much joy and love. My hubby for the same reasons. And the fact that it is the weekend and the weather is warming up just enough to, hopefully, finish all the projects in the garage-redoing 4 kiddos rooms and have al ltheir furniture in the garage right now-went from 70 deg to snowing in two days!! Help, I need to repaint, refinish and get some spray painting going!! :) 11 yr old is obsessed with turquoise, that sign would be amazing in her new room!

Sheila said...

I'm so thankful for my patient husband. He is so tolerant of all my "in progress" projects. I'm also thankful for my wonderful family and as I have lived overseas before, I am truly thankful for this beautiful country that we live in!

Thanks to you too, Korrie, for all the great inspiration!!!

Rasonda @ East Conolly Cottage said...

A new follower (as of early this week) and enjoying everything I see so far. Three things I am thankful for...

My gorgeous daughter who turns nine today on 11/11/11

My many military family memebers, past and present, who fight for our freedom

And my happy home that houses my beautiful family. I am thankkful that is becoming cozier by the day thanks to all my new blogger friends and their great ideas!!!

Trisha said...

I am a follower (I admit I LOVE to see my Red Hen Home e-mail come each day)

*I'm thankful for my family's health.
*I'm thankful for having the time to spend with my children.
*I'm thankful for my job.

leslie said...

I am a follower! I am thankful for my 4 kiddos, for being a stay at home mom and for awesome blogs to keep me from going insane on long days! ha

teachingandthrifting said...

I am a follower and love my daily emails :)

I am grateful for:
1. Students who love to learn
2. A husband who loves me
3. Getting random emails from people that brighten an otherwise sad day!

Charlotte said...

I am a follower! I am grateful for my things in my life and here are a few of those....

1) My health
2) My daughter coming home from college for the weekend
3) Finding your blog because you are so very talented and I enjoy each and every one of your posts. I especially love your table transformations when you use the projector to paint your picture on the table and then distrain and stain.....LOVE IT!

Twice Nice said...

1111 is so cool, Congrats!
3 things I'm grateful for today:
1. My husband. He bought me a bouquet of flowers for no particular reason.
2. My 6 year old daughter just came home from school and told me today was the "best day ever". May all of them be the best day ever!
3. Today we start painting the dining room, 2 years over due, but finally!

Casey Barnhard said...

1. My mom is LIVING with cancer.
2. My bake sale goodies for tonight turned out fabulous!
3. I completed my laundry room make-over this week as well as put new flooring in the 1/2 bath!

Haust Family said...

I am thankful for nap time, coffee and my bread maker. :)

Cassie Bustamante said...

1. i am thankful that sawyer's surgery today went smoothly and he is home recovering.... and that it was one day at the hospital for me. i can't imagine having my child there for longer.
2. i am thankful that we have a new home we love and will create memories in.
3. i am thankful that i have the best husband ever. period.

Heavens2Betsy said...

I am a recent follower who really enjoys my visits here and admires your handiwork enormously. Right now, I am thankful for all the beautiful connections we make through blogging, my teenage son playing wonderful guitar while he waits for me to vacate the pc and my border collie dog, Ripley, snoozing with his head on my foot! penny

Alicia Sharp said...

I am thankful for my freedom! Thanks to all who have served and are serving! I am a follower too!

bj said...

What adorable things to giveaway...
Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win one of them.

1111...pretty spooky, Korrie. :))

Three things I am thankful for today...
(1) My daughter called and wanted to spend the day with me.
(2) Our son asked Mr. Sweet to go on a short trip with him.
(3) I got the BEST report on my legs from my doctor.
xoxo bj

Dragonfly4 said...

What a pretty sign! I love it!
Three of the many things I'm thankful for...
*my family - immediate and extended.
*my friends
*that I am lucky enough to be able to stay home with and homeschool my kids.

dragonflyu (at) verizon (dot) net

Anonymous said...

I am already a follower and I say you should buy a lottery ticket. :)
Three things I am grateful for
1.I am grateful that I have an amazing Fianc'e who is the most patient and kind person in the world.
2. I have a great group of friends.
3. I am grateful that I woke up this morning and it has been a fantastic day!

sharing1 said...

I am thankful for my children and the success they have had. I am thankful for the internet and all of the great blogs i get to read. I am thankful for my talents and being able to figure out how to do most things.

pasqueflower said...

I follow Red Hen Home. I am thankful for a day off work. I am thankful for a bunch of custom orders. I am thankful for my dishwasher, churning away in the background (I lived over 40 years without one--dishpan hands!)

Cheryl said...

I'm already a follower. It sounds very ordinary but the three things I'm grateful for are my husband, family, and home. What more could you ask for? Congratulations on your lucky day!

Homeroad said...

Hi Korrie!
Great giveaway... congrats on 1111... I get it, I'm a geek too!
Anyway, I'm thankful for:
#1 my 4 daughters #2
that my oldest daughter just got engaged to the love of her life!
#3 that my husband and I have our health.
Have a great weekend!

CrizzyJ said...

Congratulations! That's pretty cool. I'm a follower and I'm thankful for;
1 My husband started the laundry for me while the boys and I were walking the Veteran's Day Parade.
2 The hot coffee he had ready for me when we got home (still drinking some at 6 - it's cold outside!)
3 My boys who still love to cuddle and play games with me.
Thanks and good luck everyone!

Karie said...

Congrats Korrie! I've been reading your blog for a few months now & I just really enjoy your projects! I'm now a follower! Woooo Hooo!You are very creative, and have inspired me with several of your projects!

1. The doctors told me I couldn't have kids. For 6 years I lived my life believing that was true. My son turned 10 months old a couple days ago. My life is now full, and I am forever thankful for him.

2. My husband & the time I get to stay at home with my son.

3. The days I get to go out to lunch with my mother and spend quality time with her and my son.

Thank you for such an awsome giveaway Korrie!

Shannon said...

I am already a follower!

I am grateful for...

My Family
That it is the weekend
My Home


Unknown said...

I'm already a follower.

1. I'm thankful for my family. I have 2 wonderful kids and our relationship is really great, even thought they're teenagers. LOL

2. I'm thankful for my husband who takes such good care of me.

3. Most of all I'm thankful for a God who loves us so much that He made sure we could spend eternity with Him.

(I did those in reverse order of importance.)

Anonymous said...

I've just started reading your blog recently. Right now I am thankful that my father in law has stopped chemo for his pancreatic cancer, because now he is not sleeping 20 hours a day anymore. He is awake, eating and "almost normal". He and the family can enjoy what time he has left so much more. I am thankful that my 24 year old daughter who is living in Japan will be home for Xmas for the first time in 2 years. And I am always thankful that I married a guy who loves me for me, no matter what straggly thing I want to bring home, recreate and plop down in our home somewhere. Love your blog!

Brenda Rivera

Dana Stemig said...

I am thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful that families are forever and I will be reunited with my son who died.

All Happier Ramblings said...

1. I am thankful for a very handy husband, who once again saved us a couple hundred dollars by repairing our broken sofa himself! :)

2. I am thankful that my college daughter is home visiting this weekend. The first time since she left in August.

3. I am thankful for my new Silhouette Cameo.

wisp said...

I had thought I was already a follower and realized I wasn't! o.o So I am now. xD
I'm thankful at this moment for:
1- My kitty Zoe curled up next to me asleep and cuddly, always keeping me company. ^_^
2- My Johnny-boy is home on R&R from Afghanistan and is asleep right now and happy. It is such a wonderful feeling knowing where he is and that he is okay. <3
3- The music playing while I type. Music really helps me get through the day. =)

I hope I win. >:] I love that turquoise sign! =D

SImple and Serene Living said...

Korrie, I love that it happened to you and congrats on all the new followers.
1. I am grateful that my bed is warm and snuggly.
2. I am thankful that my granddaughter hugged me and told me I was just lovable.
3. I am thankful that I have the ability to learn and row every day.

maggie said...

I'm a follower of your it!
Three things I'm thankful for right at this moment are:
A big cup of coffee!
My puppy curled up on my lap asleep.
The sun shining through the window..even though it is cold outside!

Bryanna said...

I am thankful for my healthy children.
I am thankful for a warm place to sleep for my family.
I am thankful for forgiveness.

jerri said...

I am already a faithful follower.

3 Things I am grateful for @ this moment.

1. My 12 & 13 year old girls are at a Discovery Youth retreat this weekend; led by one of of my BFF's.
2. My family is coming from Illinois to Memphis for Thanksgiving.
3. My 16 year old son who is sleeping soundly upstairs.
4. My husband who loves his job and keeps our house a home.

Doris said...

I'm not just a follower, but a fan!
I'm thankful for the sound of happy kids, a rare chance to sleep in and homemade granola.

Sharon, aka Bootersmom03 said...

I'm already a follower~ Thankful for my 2 boys, loving husband and my 14 year old dachshund.

Gypsy Heart said...

Congratulations, Korrie! 11:11 are extremely special numbers...angel love.

LOVE all of these items! I have to see more about the pillow ~ been away for a bit.

1. I'm thankful for strong, hot coffee this morning with French Vanilla creamer ~ just starts my day in a perfect way!

2. I'm thankful that my son returned safely from a business trip.

3. I'm thankful for cooler temps that really feel like fall now.

Of course, I'm a follower!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win ~ I have everything crossed. :-)


Deidre~ said...

Im so thankful for 1) Jesus forgiveness 2)For my families health 3)My 13 year old cleaned her stinky guinea pig cage today!!! Soooooooooooo Thankful! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh that beadboard sign is makin' me drool!! Gawjus!
I'm grateful for still having my parents and that simple phone call/calls everyday that keep us connected via long distance.
...and I'm extra thankful for your time and effort you put into this fabulous Blog!

Anonymous said...

Korrie, I always love to see your projects! They're always great! I'm thankful I have accepted Christ as my Savior and have His grace & mercy! I thankful I live in America! I thankful I have a wonderful family! Thanks for providing this giveaway!

Jacqueline said...

I'm a follower, and I'm grateful for buying a pair of new bogs online just now actually, I dont want to have cold feet this winter in new England.

Paula said...

Congratulations on having so many followers! You have 1080 more than me!

I would love to win the giveaway - the pillow, the turquoise sign, or anything you want to give me!

I am so grateful for my husband, who cleaned the bathroom while I sat on the couch with our new puppy!

And I am grateful for our new puppy! And finally, I am grateful for my beautiful kids, who make me laugh at least once a day!

Come by and see me at Home in Douglas!

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

I've been a follower for a while! Today's blessings:
1) beautiful weather!
2) my daughter just announced she's expecting her first baby!
3) my husband took me out to dinner!

A Thrifted Market said...

I have been a follower for awhile! Today's blessings..
Unexpected dinners with a good friend
Beautiful weather
God's provision!

Miss Charming said...

I'm a follower. I'm grateful for my family, faith and friends.

Kathy said...

Love your blog and all your ideas. 3 things I'm thankful for are great blogs for ideas, great doctors as my 5 years old granddaughter has ALL cancer, and a warm house to live and love in!! Thanks, kathy at

From G2B said...

I follow you.
I am grateful for my own Veteran
I am grateful for church.
I am grateful for blogs! lol

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations on all your followers.
I am a follower of your awesome Blog.
The 3 things I am grateful for are...
-My 3 Sons. I have awesome children.They help out without being asked.
-My job. So many are losing there jobs right now.
-My warm home, on these cold nights.
-My new blogging friends.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

All of those are absolutely gorgeous!

I love them. I've enjoyed "wandering" through your blog. You are so talented!

Hello Mr Owl said...


I'm a newbie. Here's my 3 things:

I'm thankful that my Dad was able to come home from hospital on Friday evening, on the mend, after a stroke.

I'm thankful for the yummy pancake that my husband has just presented me with made from the left over Yorkshire Pudding batter.

And finally, I'm thankful for my husband himself. Not just because of the pancake but also because he helped me do all the housework this afternoon so that we could sit down together tonight and relax. He's a keeper!

Anna x

ginnycartersmallenburg said...

I am a new follower.
I am grateful for a wonderful and supportive husband.
I am loving the dramatic sky tonight and I am so grateful for the continued inspiration I find on blogs.

Rachel said...

I am grateful for older kids who helped me make dinner since their daddy is out of town.

I am grateful for the sweet young women I get to teach each Sunday where they actually teach me.

I am grateful for a nice warm home with a wood stove on nights like this where it is a touch cold and rainy.

I am grateful for e-mail so when my husband is out of town/country I can still communicate with him

I am grateful that our families are connected. :D

Oops....... that was more than three........

Proper Prim said...

Please enter me in your generous giveaway.

I am already a follower.

I am thankful for my Purdy paintbrush that has been getting a good workout these last few weeks.

I am thankful to have a job to go to that I am able to sit on my butt to rest my weary bones after torturing them all weekend.

I am thankful I can fit my truck in my garage... sometimes.

Hope you have a great day.

Hugs, Deb

amberflora said...

I am a new follower :)

I am thankful for:

My son Kyan who brings joy to my life each and every day
My dog Daisy who I would be just like if I was a dog :) She is such a joy and is always so happy to see everyone.
and my home. My little family struggles but we are rich with love, giggles, and hugs :)

Kimberly T. said...

I LOVE your signs so I would be so happy (and grateful, lol) if I won one! I'm a follower.

Three things I'm grateful for:
1. That we survived my now 16 yr. old's birthday party with only small damage done. :)
2. For the health of my family (3 of the 6 kids are home from school today, but on the mend.) It's just so nice to all be healthy.
3. Dr. Pepper 10, my new favorite drink. Makes/made it possible to survive #1 & #2.

pak said...

I am a new follower. I am grateful for my imperfect family, my imperfect home, my imperfect life. What would I do if everything was perfect? What a boring life that would be!

Amanda M. said...

Already a follower of your great stuff =)
1. for two beautiful HEALTHY kiddos... AMEN!
2. That my husband and I both have full time jobs to support our family
3. That my hubby helps me do laudry... lugging it up and down our undesireable basement stairs.

Gayle said...

Three things:
1-I'm thankful all my children live close-by so we can see them often.
2-I'm thankful for my creativity and the pleasure it gives me to make things.
3-I'm thankful to live in Utah where I enjoy each of the different seasons.

Jenn said...

Oh I might just be too late, unless you haven't drawn yet!

I love your blog. 3 things I'm thankful for right now . . .

1. My fantastic husband--he let me drive 2 hours from home yesterday to shop at a craft store and kept our 2 girls with him at home!
2. The foundation is being poured for the house we're building . . . right this moment, as I type!
3. Eggnog chai tea lattes . . . yes, it might be shallow, but I love them, and I'm thankful that it's eggnog season!

eleven-o-one said...

Sorry I missed this one! I've been out of sorts lately and just not able to keep up. 1111 is such a cool number. My son has a friend that turned 11 on 11/11/11. (Then he (my son) turned 11 on 11/14...that's one thing that has kept me busy). Glad to see you are doing so well.
Hugs. Fran