31 Days of Warm Connections

I want to thank my friend, Nester, for inspiring a whole bunch of bloggers to write about their passions in the month of October. Last year I wrote 31 posts on Stress-Free Entertaining.

This year my 31-Day inspiration is to write about “warmer connections.” Think about what these words mean to you … yummy smells, giving, sharing, connecting, growing, traditions, nature, warmth, relationships. We’re drawn in and we don’t want to miss out, but sometimes it’s hard to get there … to enjoy those warmer connections in our lives.

October is an inspiring month. We settle into Fall and start to look forward to the holidays. In Oregon our weather is absolutely stunningly beautiful in October. It’s just very motivational on many accounts: cooler for exercise, more structured for diet and eating healthy, colorful for the soul, inspiring for opening our homes, over-all more routine-friendly (kids back in school, soccer has begun).

Warmer Connections gets me in the mood for connecting with people.

If you missed previous days to 31 Days of Warm Connections …
Day 1: Secret Ingredient to Warmer Connections
Day 2: Bringing the Beauty of Autumn to Your Table
Day 3: Multi-Generational Pear Applesauce
Day 4: Canning Suncrest Peaches with a Friend
Day 5: How to Find Contentment
Day 6: Encouragement with Easy Pear Cobbler
Day 7: Bush’s Garbanzos, Chicken, and Quinoa Soup for a Sports Family
Day 8: More About Others
Day 9: Technology Versus People
Day 10: The Table Experience with Bush’s Beans
Day 11: Dreaming of Autumn Guests
Day 12: Gathering Around a Homemade Life
Day 13: Sisters in New York City
Day 14: Giving to Those in Need
Day 15: Enjoying Everyday Sounds
Day 16: Life’s Small Moments
Day 17: Well-Designed Kitchen Counter
Day 18: “Now Time” and 5 Years at RE
Day 19: Taking a Chance and Chocolate Caramel Bars
Day 20: Harry and David, Nostalgia and Hospitality
Day 21: Even in a Messy House
Day 22: Happy Autumn at the Front Door
Day 23: Letting Others Know You Care
Day 24: Friends Who Build You Up
Day 25: Find Your Own Way of Homemaking
Day 26: When Your Heart Calls You Home
Day 27: Love Through Close Knit Friends
Day 28: The Noblest of Neighbors and Fruit
Day 29: Fall into Spring by Planting Bulbs Now
Day 30: Intimate Moments with Storyville Coffee
Day 31: Taking the Time to Eat With Others

And be sure to check out the rest of the 31 Day Participants!

Here are the 8 bloggers hosting the 31 Days in October series … I hope you’ll be able to visit them, too.

Nester – 31 Days of Charming Imperfection

Jen - 31 Days to Balancing Both Beauty and a Budget

Jessica – 31 Days of Memory Keeping

Melissa: – 31 Days: Inspired Holidays

Sandy – 31 Days of Warm Connections

Darcy: 31 Days of Photo Tips

Emily: 31 Days to Change the World

Emily: 31 Days of the Little Things

   

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32 Responses to “31 Days of Warm Connections”

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    brie. — September 21, 2011 @ 4:36 am

    looking forward to seeing what everyone has in store – and to thinking about how to connect with those around us…

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    Kim @ Homesteader's Heart — September 21, 2011 @ 5:08 am

    I’m looking forward to hearing all about it next month. It looks like everyone has a great topic they are going to cover.
    HUGS!
    Kim

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    Myra @ My Blessed Life — September 21, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    I’m so looking forward to this series, Sandy! :)

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    Lynn from For Love or Funny — September 21, 2011 @ 5:26 am

    I love the October series that you all do. Looking forward to reading them all!

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    MyPeaceOfFood — September 21, 2011 @ 5:35 am

    How do we participate in the 31 days? I tried looking once before, but I can’t figure it out!

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    Dana ar Cooking at Cafe D — September 21, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    Hi,
    I’m doing
    “31 Days…and 31 Minutes to a More Organized Home”
    Quick and easy tasks taking 31 minutes or less…

    I have a list of topics already planned.
    I’m so excited to play a part.

    Dana
    Cooking at CafeD

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    melissa @ the inspired room — September 21, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    Can’t wait for your series, Sandy!!! :-)

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    Rambling Heather — September 21, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    How wonderful! I can’t wait to sit with you throughout this series! I’m going to be participating with my saucy: 31 Days of Love-Making.

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    Becky — September 21, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

    So looking forward to this Sandy! Thank you for posting links to the others!

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    Kim {Recipes To Run On} — September 21, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    Sandy, I love that you shared pics of your beautiful home. It’s always fun to get to see where bloggers blog. I am so happy you are taking part in this series in October…. I know you will share so much wisdom. Hope you are doing great my Friend!

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    Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls — September 21, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Ok I’m in … I’ll do 31 days of connecting through food

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    Sheila — September 21, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    Looking forward to seeing what everyone has to share!

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    Connie — September 21, 2011 @ 9:16 pm

    I loved this last year and looked forward to reading all of them each day! Can’t wait to see what you all share! My blog needs a total overhaul…maybe I should do it and start something new in October.

    Happy Fall!
    Connie

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    Rashmie @MommyLabs — September 21, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

    Sandy,
    How are you?
    This sounds very exciting, albeit a tad challenging..! I would have taken the plunge but for the month of October, which is going to be a packed house. I have guests coming over for the whole month, which may not allow sound writing time.

    I’m still hoping I can participate. Or, I’ll just hang around here to enjoy the fun. :)
    Here’s to all the festive days ahead!

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    Debra — September 22, 2011 @ 2:17 am

    Can’t wait – )

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    Merry — September 22, 2011 @ 6:18 am

    I’m in! 31 days to be thankful. I’m doing a James MacDonald study, Lord Change My Attitude, and this will be a perfect tie-in for me!

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    Kirstin — September 22, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    I’m looking forward to the various series. I’ve tossed around the idea of doing a series but just haven’t decided. I think I’d love to give it a shot, but just not sure I can do it..I’ve tossed around a few ideas but not sure I can do 31 days..sooooo I just don’t know. I guess we’ll see (C: Love seeing where you love to hang out with your laptop…I have a few places around the house and outside I like to sit.

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    Becky@OrganizingMadeFun — September 22, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    I’m really looking forward to this…I plan to do 31 days to {cheaply} organize your home! I can’t wait to surprise my readers and I have lined up all my topics and I’m almost done! Thanks for your inspiration…looking forward to reading what you have to say!

    Becky B.
    http://www.organizingmadefun.com
    Organizing Made Fun

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    Ann — September 22, 2011 @ 6:04 pm

    What fun…I can’t wait to see October here!

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    Tisha @ Delectable Home — September 23, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    I love October, I love your blog, and I love the 31-days series! Your posts last year were so inspiring, so I can’t wait to see what fruit you create this year. Thanks for giving us little bloggers the chance to tie in…I’ll be doing “31 days to a Remodeled Room.” Hope you’ll check in!

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    Christa @ BrownSugarToast — September 24, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

    Looking forward to it!!! My series is entitled 31 Days of Building Your Marriage. I have been learning so much already from studying it!

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    Caitlin — September 26, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    I love your 31 Days theme! I think that it’s always important to be working on warmer connections with others :) I’m new to the blogging world, but I’m going to be participating by writing about 31 Days of Strength <3

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    Elle — September 28, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    This post has definitely inspired me! I was sitting at home, feeling guilty for not willing to commit to a month’s abstinence from coffee for mental health awareness program, especially as I’ve recently been diagnosed with depression and have not been able to work as a result for a few months, when I read your blog and decided instead to dedicate the next 31 days to journalling. Whilst I may not be helping mental health in a community spirit by giving up my one true vice (soy latte, soy macchiato and the golden drips of an espresso), I figure I’ll be working through my own mental health issues, and hopefully by the end of the 31 days will be a much stronger person and be able to advocate for mental health in another way. I look forward to your posts each day, if nothing else, to encourage and motiviate me to follow through on my own committment. Love your blog!

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