Monday, November 14, 2011

Behind, but for good reason

I'm sorry I got behind on my 30 Days of Thanks posts. I was doing so well! But I promise I have a really good reason.

I have a big announcement

Wives Unscripted

Today I helped launch a collaborative blog with 12 other women. All of us met, while we were planning our weddings. We've kept close ever since, and decided that we want to open our lives up to you all. We've spent a while plotting and planning for this blog, so certainly go check it out. It's been a big labor of love for me because it allows me to use my degree! I've missed doing design work, so this will be a nice outlet for me. I'll still keep posting here though. With 12 other people, I won't necessarily post every day, so that will allow plenty of time for me to keep up here.

So give the link a click and check us out. This week is dedicated to allowing you get to know us!

Have a good Monday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 7

Day 7: A Scent

There are lots of scent to choose from. I do love Vanilla Bean Noel from B&BW, or the smell of pretty much anything baking. But I think the smell I love the most and am most thankful for is my husbands smell. He spends nights away from home and the thing I love more than anything is when he comes homes after being away for a night or two and he gives me a big bear hug. That hug and the way he smells makes me so happy and loved.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

30 Days of Thanks: Day 6

Day 6: A Pair of Shoes

Just like yesterday, I don't think there is one single pair of shoes I'm thankful for. Well maybe super comfortable ones on those long days of walking. But in general I'm thankful I have any shoes at all, let alone have a choice of what shoes I wear on any given day. I think it's something a lot of people in first world countries take for granted. Many people in third world countries don't have shoes. I know there are many organizations that help by donating money to foundations that help provide shoes to those people throughout the world that are in need of shoes.

So maybe I'm most thankful for those organizations that provide those shoes so that other people may be thankful for their one pair of shoes.

Deep thoughts these last couple of days. :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

30 Days of Thanks Day 4-5

So I got behind a day. I think I need to write these ahead of time and schedule them to post. Might work better. Hopefully this weekend I'll have time to write a few for this week.

Day 4- A Snack

Popcorn. I can't say that it is my favorite snack of all time. There are certainly other snacks I enjoy. But popcorn is one of those comfort snacks. We have a Whirley Pop so we pop our popcorn on the stovetop. There is nothing better than a fresh hot bowl of popcorn to munch on while watching a good movie. And it is just really amazing how something you can eat off a cobb in a totally different way tastes so different when cooked a different way.

Day 5- A Place

I'm having a hard time with this one. There are a lot of places that I am really enjoy visiting or being at. There's the coffee house where my husband and I had our first date. There's our parents' homes where family gets together for holidays to celebrate. There's the park where we take our dog every week for walks. There's places we have gone on vacation that will always hold special places in my heart. So I guess I don't have one place that I am thankful for, but many, and for that I am thankful.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

30 Days of Thanks

So Several of my Friends have been inspired by Lindsay over at Designer Wife to do a 30 Days of Thanks. I think it's a great idea and hopefully I want to challenge myself to do more blogging, so hopefully this will help. Each post may be pretty short, but that's ok.

I'm a little behind so I'll use today to catch up and then continue on.

Day 1: A person

I know it's going to be a little cliche, but I am most thankful for my husband. He is an amazing gift in my life. He supports me, he listens to me, he makes me laugh. If you've ever met him you know he is a wonderful man. We just celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary and actually the day this was supposed to start (Nov. 1st) was our 8th dating anniversary so I think it's quite appropriate that this what I am thankful for on this day.

Day 2: An animal

I only have one special non human in my life. His name is Baxter and I couldn't imagine my life without him now. We adopted him in Jan of 2008 just after we moved down to PA away from our friends and family. He has a lot of energy, but a lot of love to go along with that. Neither of us had had a dog before (well my husband when he was under 3yrs old) so this was completely new. We had to learn how to train him, and how to train ourselves. It wasn't easy, but it was very rewarding. I know that he has helped to prepare us to eventually become parents some day.

Day 3: A cozy place in my home

Well because the home I live in is not really "my" home, but belongs to my parents, I do have a hard time getting to the really cozy state in many places. I think really the only place is in our bed. The bed is the one large thing that my husband and I brought into my parents home that is officially ours. We purchased that bed when we moved in together to our first apartment. It is very cozy, and especially in the evenings before we fall asleep when we are all snuggled together, it is the greatest feeling in the world.

Ok I will do my best to post every day. And maybe I'll even add some pictures if i get the chance. But I will make every effort to post daily. Be sure to check out Lindsay's blog and also and who are also participating.