Finally, the sun cooperated and I got to snap some pictures. I love the plaid earrings... they have so much texture. I don't know about you, but I could wear plaid every day. They're made from a vintage skirt that I adored, but alas, it was beyond repair.
I know I am a little late with the Christmas polka dots, but I listed them anyways and put them on sale!!
23. to have found this gluten free/vegan donut recipe.
24. for warm pajamas and cozy blankets.
25. to love to create.
26. to still have my mother.
27. for family traditions.
28. to see the pretty snow and not have to drive in it.
29. to have a dishwasher.
30. for long, wandering conversations.
It took the whole weekend to recover from hosting Thanksgiving. I am not sure I have ever been so exhausted. Hosting was such a whirlwind that I didn't even take one picture... I barely ever knew where my phone was! Oh well, it was a treat to have it in our home and learning so much from my mother made it all worth it. Now, onto all the Christmas fun!!
You can still get 20% off your purchase in the shop using code THANKSGIVING20. It is good till midnight tonight! Also, if you add a little message with your order to let me know that you're a blog reader, I will include a little surprise!!
Hosting my first Thanksgiving was a great experience, though it left me a bit wiped out. I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was wonderful, and if you stop by the shop you can get 20% off your purchase by using coupon code THANKSGIVING20 till Monday!
I just wanted to let you know I am taking a mini break for Thanksgiving! I will be back Friday... hopefully with a little Christmas update to the shop and a coupon code for the shopping weekend. I am sure I will share some of the craziness of hosting my first holiday gathering on Instagram, so feel free to follow along.
I think I am going with a mix of vintage Corelle for the table setting. I am super excited to use all of the plates I've been hoarding. I hope you have a very happy TURKEY DAY!
I know some people think making a list of things to be thankful for is silly and that you should be doing something more. Well, here is my reply to those people. Have you ever tried it on a really hard day when it feels like not one thing has gone your way? It can seem almost impossible to feel thankful for something. Even on seemingly normal days, it can be quite the task.
Yes, my list may be of simple, ordinary things, but I am truly thankful for those simple, ordinary things on a really bad day (or even on a very normal day). I keep this list because most of the time I get caught up in wanting things I don't need and feeling like I am less because I don't have them. So before you go off and believe that I am missing the point, think again. I do this because I want to be more thankful in life for all the things I do have, no matter how small. This little 30 days exercise helps me refocus before the crazy (want driven) holiday season.
I am thankful for...
13. those people who choose to support the handmade community.
14. clean sheets after a hot bath.
15. unseasonably warm days.
16. down time.
17. the ability to volunteer my time with a youth group.
18. good curl days.
19. grandma-made winter quilts.
20. cinnamon candles.
21. the luxury of going to the movies.
22. Thomas' vacation days.
So I challenge you, if you think it is easy... try it for this last week of November!