Friday, November 26, 2010

Giving Thanks!

This year is one I'll forever remember.  Today I'm giving thanks because God has been good to me!  In one year's time I've had blessing after blessing.  Reflecting on goodness is both comforting and humbling, it's been beyond my wildest dreams.

A little over a year ago I started my blog, Ragland Hill Social.  I've had a ball blogging my heart out.  The acquaintances and friends I've met through the world of blog have enriched my life and given me so much inspiration.  Giving Thanks for all my wonderful blog friends.
I've dreamed of having a beautiful home my entire life.  I feel so lucky to have a special place that we can live as a happy family and share with friends and loved ones.  Entertaining the ones I love at home is a blessing I'm grateful for always.  Giving Thanks for my humble abode.








I've spent the better part of this last decade building my successful design firm.  With the support of many, my special clients topping the list, I'm thankful to have such a happy place to spend my days and fulfill my creative dreams.  With the launch of our website, Gwen Driscoll Designs now has a public face.  Giving Thanks for my wonderful business.
Special projects are always welcomed at Gwen Driscoll Designs.  When my friends, Jane Scott & Philip Hodges, asked me to design their beautiful home in Kentucky, it was a dream come true.  After many hours of long hard work, this masterpiece was chosen by Elle Decor to be  a feature.  Giving Thanks for recognition is this beautiful national publication.










Most important in my life are my precious family and friends.  Without them, I would have an empty and quiet life.  I consider all these very special people my greatest blessing.  Life is a tapestry woven with people and experiences that make you who you are and grow to be daily.  Giving Thanks for my bright, happy, love enriched tapestry.












I hope all of you are enjoying a restful and fun-filled holiday weekend.  Wishing all of you a safe, sweet and special Holiday Season.


We'll talk soon,

Gwen

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, Gwen. You certainly have so much to be thankful for. What a year!
    Have a nice holiday.
    Teresa

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  2. Gwen what a beautifully written and heartfelt post. Blogging has opened up many opportunities for you and many others, I think the friendships are the best gift of all. Happy Thanksgiving weekend,kathysue

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  3. You did a great job on their home, I just got to Kentucky about an hour ago.

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  4. What a great group of images Gwen. You have become a true friend!! Your talent shines....

    xoxo

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  5. Beautiful post, Gwen. What could be more important in our lives than people to love, family and productive work. Yes, you've had a great year! Here's to many more.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Thanks for a beautiful post! A reminder to us all of the blessings in our lives. Congratualtions on your recent Elle Decor spread.

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  7. I love your style and your attitude even more.
    Plan to send off a package this week. Crazy here with seniors, renovation and work deadlines..., it's all good - and I am thankful for you.
    pve

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  8. love the post. I wrote one too for the holiday and it really lifted my spirits! The elle decor piece is incredible! Great work! xi, jc

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  9. Gwen - congratulations on the feature in Elle Decor! What an amazing event to celebrate. The home is beautiful and I will be looking back through my magazines, I missed it and I'm kicking myself. Much deserved.
    It sounds like you've had a lovely year. You are a testament that hard work, patience and true passion will yield amazing results. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  10. Congratulations on a year well-spent and full of life's big treasures.

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  11. Love the work you did in Elle Decor and your family is adorable. I remember those sleepovers with curly heads curled up on the couch. Enjoy because before you know it they are 23 and not curling up on your couch so much (but occasionally which I cherish!) Happy Holidays

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  12. So beautiful...the images and the sentiment alike! Hope you are having a relaxing and warm holiday weekend!
    xx
    Sue

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  13. You deserve all of these wonderful things in your life, my friend!
    May they continue into 2011 (I know they will)
    I hope you had a beautiful thanksgiving.

    xo
    Brooke

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  14. Gwen, you are BEYOND talented! LOVE that home, I feel honored to be your blog friend! And yes, blogging has pretty much changed my life, I have all of these wonderful friends around the world now! XX!

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  15. Lovely post! Liking the pictures as well. Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

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  16. What a beautiful post Gwen,enjoy all those wonderful thigs in your life,
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  17. Dear Gwen,
    you are most deserving of all the great things going on in your life--I am soooo happy for you and the Elle Decor spread--brava! Its been so great getting to know you this year, all the best-Barbara

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  18. We are all so grateful that you started blogging! I know that I'm one of the many who visit your blog frequently!
    xoxo
    Lila Ferraro

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  19. Gwen I wnted to let you know that....

    I have a $200 Giveaway from Fifi Flowers!
    Do come and enter!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  20. What a year indeed! Can't ask for more than that! But just the fact that you are taking the time to express your gratitude shows that it couldn't have happened to a nicer person - and talented I might add! Just have to add how much I love the feathers with the peonies!

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  21. You truly have a lot to be thankful for, and I am happy for you. Happy Holidays. Mona

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  22. Gwen, good things come to good people. And, I'm so happy for all that's come your way. Your style, your approach, your work, your openness in sharing it all are things I am thankful for.

    I feel blessed to have stumbled into this world where I can connect with so many like minded people.

    xo Elizabeth
    ps: I have had and adored and raved about Leontine Linens for nearly 8 years now. I especially enjoyed seeing your work on Jane Scott's home.

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