Give Thanks with a grateful heart for all of the many blessings in your life.
May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Giving Thanks...

On November 10th I posted this on Twitter & Facebook:

In honor of Thanksgiving, a friend had this idea.
Every day this month think of one thing that you are thankful for and post it.

Here are a few of the things I'm thankful for:

♥ Today I am thankful sisters. My sisters are my best friends, and I love them all! {Nov 25}

♥ Today I am thankful for...God's blessings on me. {A roof over my head, a warm bed at night, food on the table, shoes on my feet & clothes on my back.} {Nov 24th}

♥ Today I am thankful Everyday is a blessing from God. I thank God for every breath and every opportunity that He gives me. {Nov 23rd}

♥ Today I am thankful for...friends. Old friends, new friends, getting reacquainted with friends, seeing friends you haven't seen in a while. {Nov 22nd}

♥ Today I am thankful and God's healing power! {Nov 21st}

♥ Today I am thankful for...the simple things in life, the little things that make me smile =] {Nov 19th}

♥ Today I am thankful for...pretty flowers that smell good & make me smile! {Nov 18th}

♥ Today I am thankful for...God's protecting hand. He watches over us wherever we go and keeps His hand on us through everything! {Nov 17th}

♥ Today I am thankful for my boyfriend, Shawn. Today's our "dating anniversary". 1 year, 10 months. WOW!! {Nov 16th}

♥ Today I'm thankful for...forgiveness. {Nov. 15th}

♥ Was on the road on this day. Did not get on the computer. {Nov 14th}

♥ Today I am thankful for the little people in my life {nieces & nephews}. They are rowdy, silly & rambunctious, but I love them tremendously! {Nov 13th}

♥ Today I am thankful for...a beautiful day. It's gorgeous outside! {Nov 12th}

♥ Today I am thankful for....all of our veterans, both old & young. {Nov 11th}

♥ Today I am thankful for...the sunshine! {Nov 10th}

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On another note, during this time each year, St. Jude has their Thanks and Giving campaign. Anyone that knows me knows that St. Jude is a cause that I support with all of my heart. The Thanks and Giving campaign urges everyone to "Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not." This past Friday night I watched My Sister's Keeper with a young friend of mine. I am now more than ever thankful for the healthy kids in my life. And I will keep giving to those who are not in hopes that my little bit will help make a difference.

Watch the individual PSA's:
Jennifer Aniston {love her!}
Reggie Bush {adorable}
Antonio Banderas {also adorable}
Robin Williams {funny}


The Glee Guys made People's Sexiest Men Alive list for 2009!
Cory Monteith (Finn), Matthew Morrison (Mr. Schuester) and Mark Salling (Puck)
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I love, love, love this show.
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I wasn't all that interested in watching Glee when it first came out. Then one day I watched a clip from the show of the football team dancing on the field, during a football game to Beyonce's "Single Ladies" {Episode 4}. Great! So, I tracked back to watch from the beginning, and I've been watching ever since.

Fox, Wednesdays 9/8c

Lauren's Piano Cake

My friend, Lauren, celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She asked me about a month ago to recommend some cake sites so she could find a cake that she liked. I pointed her to Pink Cake Box because they make some of the greatest cakes. She liked this one, flat instead of topsy turvy.

Here's my version.

{Lauren's a BIG Elvis fan!}

Happy Veteran's Day

To all of the men and women, old and young,
who have served our country and to the ones still serving our country...

{My nephew, Ian, at 3 months old}
He's "wrapped in freedom" because of our Veterans.

Book + Shelves= Home Library

Books are wonderful! Books feed your imagination. They can open your eyes to so many things, things you never even knew existed. They can take you to places you've never been before, places you'll probably never go. Books can transport you back in time and give you new adventures everyday.

There is nothing as wonderful as a shelf full of books. That's what makes the library such a wonderful place...row after row of books. What more could you ask for?

How about your own personal library? How wonderful to have so many books, so many stories at your fingertips. In an instant you can reach up, pick a book and begin a new adventure. Oh, yes! There's nothing quite as wonderful as a shelf full of books, especially when those books make up your personal home library!


Apartment Therapy

The Lovely List

Making It Lovely

My Favorite Things

Recycled Crafts

And My Most Favorite...

My Favorite Things


Find beauty in the little things.
It's just have to look for it.

Mom's Birthday Cake

My Mom's birthday was the weekend before Halloween, but we celebrated at church on Halloween night. We already had a gathering planned, so we did it all together.

Friday night I asked Mom what her favorite color was. {{Pink}} I didn't know this. Does that make me a bad daughter?!?

I used this tutorial to make the flower. I love it!

Oh, and I don't have a picture of Mom with the cake because she's very impatient. She was ready to get the cake cut and distributed lest the ghosts and goblins got too restless! At least I got the cake.