From Tracie: Bits and Pieces

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bits and Pieces

I am so ready for fall...

We don't get much of a fall down here in Florida, though, so I'm excited for all you northerners to start posting pictures of deliciously beautiful, crunchy, color-changing leaves!  I have to live vicariously through your pictures, so please don't hold back. Thank you.

Heard at my house recently: "Dad, don't mess with the that. You know only women can defrag computers!"

My fabulous friend Sheena had a birthday this month, and to celebrate, she has been giving things away on her blog. Not promotional items, or stuff that she is reviewing, just gifts from her heart. I was so excited that I won, not one, but two of her giveaways. The box arrived in my mail, and it was so great I just have to give you a peak inside....
Lots of fun books, a journal (I've been needing a new journal, so this was perfect timing), a gift card, a beautiful necklace, and a.....wait, what is that green thing?  What, little green thing, what are you?  An Ipod?
How awesome is that? This is the first Ipod to ever enter my house, I'm feeling very fancy now, and dancing more than ever!  Thank you Sheena

I'm thinking about making some changes around here. More color is what I'm wanting. No stress is also what I'm wanting. With that in mind, it might be a while before changes happen.

A fairy visited our house. I know this because I caught just a bit of her shadow, there at the right, on film before she flew away!
(or Katarina was using her Tinkerbell toys to make wall shadows. I'll let you decide)

This weekend, my to-do list is to finally respond to blog comments from the last week two weeks three weeks.

Do you have fragments of your week that you would like to string together to make a post? Stop by Mrs. 4444's place and link them up with her Friday Fragments! 


  1. Stopping by from FF! I can't wait for fall. After 6 years in FL, last fall was our first one back, I so loved it. The other day I walked into AC Moore, and the smells of fall surrounded me.. I can't wait until the first day of fall to burn one of those fall scented candles!

  2. Congratulations on the cool stuff you received! I want some too!

    Enjoy them.

    Love the fairies...

  3. What a giveaway! You really made out great.

    We are so ready for Fall, too, in GA. Can't wait for jeans and long sleeves!

    Took me a while to make changes to blog. I was so neervous to do it, but I'm sooo thankful I did.

    Have a great weekend!!

  4. OK I promise tons of pics of fall. So do you want me to make a scratch and sniff pic of our pear tree in our yard?? I so would if I had a clue how to do that and make it work on a puter lol.

  5. Wow! What a giveaway. Amazing.

    Happy FF!

  6. I'm with you - I love Fall! Bring it on!

    Oh that shadow is so cute. I've always wanted to be Tinkerbell!

    Happy Friday!
    Oh and congrats on winning that supercool box of books and the IPOD!

  7. I am looking forward to taking some of those fall pics and promise to post.

  8. I'll give you pictures of our's similar to yours though. I love that only a woman can defrag a computer. So true and so funny!!

  9. Last night was the first time in several days that I had time to just sit down and read blogs. The comments...that's another story. I always says to new bloggers, "Be careful what you wish for." :)

    WOOHOO! Congrats on your big wins!

    I look forward to sharing our fall colors with you! I also look forward to seeing your "fall color" change on your blog. Have fun with that!

    Thanks for playing FF :)

  10. What great prizes. I'm feeling you on the blog catch-up. I can never read or return emails as I would like. I need an entire day, no joke.

    I don't want summer to end, because winter makes me sad and grumpy.

  11. I am about to start reading Little Bee for my book club & I love Ann Brashares, too! What a fun box of stuff & a sweet friend. I have an iPod nano & am still learning how to use it. I'm so dumb!

  12. it stays pretty warm here in the fall but this year I am so looking forward to just that little bit of a cool down and the chance to get outside other than straight into the pool.

    Love the fairy photo - that looks likes Cinderella's carriage she is waving her magic wand over :-)

  13. I'm just going to believe that you have a fairy come visit you. :)

  14. What wonderful gifts! There's a little surprise for you on my blog today! And no ... it's not one of those awards that requires you to answer a dozen questions and pass it on to 5 or 6 other bloggers. :) Love you, girlie!


  15. Congratulations on that nice giveaway package you won! I won some very nice Snoopy dish towels once in a free blog giveaway. It was a nice surprise!

    I live in a suburb of Cleveland so we do have pretty leaves in the fall. We love going to the park to see all the different colors!

    Stopping by from Friday Fragments.

  16. I just bought my first iPod this year too :) I love it!

  17. I feel ya about fall in Florida. I still love it though!
    I believe fairies visited your house! I BELIEVE!! =)

  18. finally respond to blog comments...huh?
    It's ABOUT TIME! lol.

    I love the look...It looks more organized and user friendly.
    i HAD no idea you could do html stuff.
    That's great!

  19. Its been chilly here the past few mornings, and as I was loading Claire up into the car this morning to make an OJ run to our local store, I noticed some leaved on a tree across the street changing. Odd, because it's only the end of August. It's actually kind of pretty to see that spark of yellow in the middle of all the green on the tree. Although, changing colors means snow, and I am not fond of snow.

  20. I am so there with you... it's one of the things I miss most about living in SC after growing up in Canada is the wonderful crispness that Fall brings!

  21. Last night area football started. Its the beginning of Fall. The green leaves are just turning lighter green now so color will be in another month and so will raking.

  22. Tinkerbell lives! I had an iPod for s short time but then it broke. I'm not anxious for fall because winter is next.

  23. That green Ipod is too cute. What a fun package to open :)

    I'm your newest follower from the Blog Hop Extravaganza!
    Hope you can hop over to say hi :)

    Shopper Gal

  24. love your fragments. can't wait till fall too. i'm promising myself to take more pics this year. and i just got to commenting on my blog from two weeks ago...ugh!