It’s Our Birthday and We Are Giving Thanks…..

Uncommon is 2!!
 Trish and I can hardly believe it!!  We are so very thankful for the friends we have made and things we have learned!! We love the blogging community and enjoy creating, sharing, reading, and learning LOTS of new things!! To celebrate we are having a giveaway to say “Thanks!”…
See that adorable, burlap, hand-painted “Give Thanks” banner? It could be yours!! Simply leave us a comment below telling us what you are thankful for!
That’s it, but we love our followers and would love for you to follow us too!!
 Giveaway closes at 11:00pm EST on Monday, November 7, 2011. Winner will be selected via make sure to check back to see if you won!
* Be sure to join us this Wednesday to link up your holiday projects on our Home for the Holidays Link Party!

 **** This giveaway is now closed! 
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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. says

    I very happily follow you lovely ladies! And that banner is just too cute!

    I am very thankful for my little family this year. No matter what my day is like, there is nothing more wonderful than having one of my little ones hug my leg! They will be big before I know it. :)

  2. says

    Aw, that banner is so cute! Happy Birthday to you! These days I am most thankful for my 2 beautiful and healthy kids…they are what truly give my life meaning right now.

  3. says

    i have had you ladies in my reader for quite some time! love your stuff (including that rad banner.)

    i’m thankful, even though i kick and scream and act super bratty, that the Lord knows what is best for my life, even if that doesn’t make sense to me. it is super comforting to know that He really does have it all under control. He never withholds good from His children and that is something to be thankful for, for sure!

  4. says

    Love checking you out and getting great ideas!

    I’m thankful for the people in my life–the ones who influence me, sustain me, shape me, challenge me, love me. I’m thankful for my family, my babies, for doctors, and health insurance. I’m grateful for moments of quiet, for on-the-go days, for PTO chaos, for teachers who care enough to excel in their work. I’m grateful for little hands, for big hugs, for wet kisses, for toothless grins.

    There. That was easy!

    Thanks for the opportunity. :)

  5. says

    It seems like the common theme of these comments is family so wow, aren’t we all blessed! I too am beyond thankful for my family for their constant love, support, encouragement, advice, and on and on. Also, I love the banner! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Nancy says

    I am thankful for my family and my friends who have seen me through the good times and the bad times! And would also be thankful if I won the cute banner;)

  7. says

    I’m a follower and I’m very thankful for my family. On alternate years, my folks’ grandchildren and great-grandchildren come for Thanksgiving at my daughter’s house. This is not that year, so it will just be my parents and my brothers and their wives at my house for dinner.

  8. Deanna says

    I enjoy your blog. I also think the banner is lovely!!

    I am thankful for a lot of things, but the top of the list includes my beautiful daughter and my amazing husband!!

    Thank you!! :)

  9. says

    I get your updates via email and love them. The Halloween candy in designated bags cracks me up. I have a son just like that! Fifteen years old and still sorting and organizing everything…. possible he’s not my kid. :)
    I am thankful my husband’s job allows me to stay home and be the mom. You never know when you’ll be needed!

  10. says

    I follow your blog thru Google Reader – so glad I found it. I’m thankful for so many things – my family & God who has made all things possible. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. says

    That banner is too cute! This Thanksgiving I am thankful for all of those around me that support me each day. Life is so unpredictable. Having the amazing people in my life is such a blessing.

  12. Amanda Huston says

    Like most, I’m so thankful for my kids. I’ve got 3 boys and their love is something so special and unique. I know that no one else in the world could ever make me feel as amazing as they do.

  13. Mindy says

    I am especially thankful for my husband. Amazing, amazing man whom I am so lucky to spend my life with.

    I love the picture you posted…and smiled since I have the same orange wreath on my front door. Thank you for such adorable, classy and high-quality offerings! Happy 2nd Birthday!

  14. says

    So thankful to God for my home (family history here), that my family is all in good health, for my husband and that he has such a wonderful job to provide so well for us–esp with the economy so crazy. I’m also grateful for my 4 wonderful, talented and loving children that daily make us proud. Most especially for my Faith that is my strength, my love and my life.

  15. says

    Happy Birthday! I am a faithful follower! I love the banner.

    I am thankful for my beautiful, healthy baby boy! I cannot thank God enough for that blessing!

  16. says

    I follow you through email.
    It is so hard to single out one thing I am thankful for. I am thankful for everything in my life the Lord has blessed me with, my family,friends, health…. I am even thankful for the not so good things that have come my way in life because they also contributed to the person I am today and what shapes me along with all the blessings!

  17. Anonymous says

    I’m so thankful for my daughter who turns 12 this month. I lost her twin when I was over three months pregnant. I’m thankful that I have a great life even though I have MS and fibromyalgia. Every single day is a sweet and beautiful gift.

  18. says

    I’m coming from the Trendy House linky and so glad that I did. I love that! I’m Thankful for so many things, mostly for my little boy. He’s my miracle baby. Can’t get pregnant, but by a miracle, we conceived a little boy the natural way, and for that I’m thankful.

  19. says

    I love, love that banner! I too, am so thankful for the chance to blog and meet other bloggers. You can always find so much inspiration and beauty through fellow bloggers. Happy 2nd Bloggy Birthday to you!

  20. says

    I am a new follower! Love your blog!
    The banner is really cute!
    I am most thankful for my family! Our youngest daughter just got married, so I have a new “son” – life if wonderful!

  21. says

    What an adorable banner..that would look great over my fireplace too! Thanks for the chance to win it.

    I am thankful for all my blogging friends, as well, and for being a grandma…with one more on the way!!!

  22. says

    I am always thankful for my family, but would like to add that I am now thankful for a new quilting group that I joined. We just moved to this area and I had no friends here:( Now I know I will have many!

  23. says

    I am thankful that my mom had the patients to teach me to sew when I was 10. I have been sewing for ages and just started quilting last year. I am thankful for a healthy family. And I am thankful for people like you that give.
    Bless you.

  24. Lindsay S says

    Banner is too cute! I very thankful for my wonderful husband and 11 month old daughter! I hope she grows to love crafting as much as me!

  25. says

    I am very thankful that my son is alive and well today. I am not sure what tomorrow will bring, but we are so thankful for today and every day we get to have with him.

  26. says

    Love the banner. I’m thankful for great family and friends. I also love that I get to do the things I love. Quilting, cross stitching, crafting etc.

  27. says

    The banner is great! I am thankful for God’s grace and forgiveness in my life. His love is showered on me daily in spite of myself. His love is unending.

  28. says

    Happy Birthday!! I am a new follower to your blog and happy to be here. I am sooo thankful for my family and am grateful that we all have our good health.

    Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway. i love the banner and would love the opportunity to display it in my home.


  29. Tami Wilson says

    Several years ago I had to retire to care for my adult daughter who was disabled at birth and aging out of the school system. I love my daughter dearly but did not want to give up that part of my life that I thought made me who I am, separate and apart from a caregiver mom. These five years have been challenging with prolonged job loss due to economy for my husband, a MS diagnosis for me and probably most difficult, learning to see my child as not only “my baby” but a young woman – one who just happens to function on a third to fourth grade level. Nonetheless, I have been able to care for my two granddaughters several days a week and fall head over heels in love who those two angels. I have learned to cherish the many blessings in my life and not dwell on the challenges. So my thanks will always be first and foremost, for being chosen to be this beautiful young woman’s mother; second, having a (2nd) husband who chose not only me but my child to love and cherish; and third, the opportunity to be mom and friend to my husband’s daughter and become a grandma – something I never thought could happen. So with a daughter who is completely dependent on me, a recently chronic disease diagnosis of my own (one which will lead to progressive disabilities) and a husband who was recently deemed disabled because of back issues – I am the most blessed woman on this earth because I have the opportunity to learn to do things in a way that will work for my family and a drive to assist my daughter learn to be a bit more independent. Without these challenges, I may not have been someone who chooses to love completely and accept love unconditionally. So, I am thankful for challenges because my life is good, every day.

  30. says

    I am thankful for my soul mate and husband that supports me in everything I do. He gives me the unconditional love to be a wife and mother. He gives me the confidence to succeed in my job. And he allows me to have “me time” to go running, sew, upholster, paint or work on whatever new projet I have dreamed up.

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