With Thanksgiving quickly approaching and Christmas less than 2 months away, now seems like a better time than ever to take a moment to stop, reflect, and thank.
Jessie from Jessie Loves to Run started hosting Thankful Thursday a few weeks ago and unsurprisingly she has had an overwhelmingly positive response! For more information about Thankful Thursday, click here.
This is my first week participating, but I know that I will continue to take part in future weeks. Oftentimes I think that we forget to thank, or rather assume that thanks has been given, to all of those who have helped make our lives a little bit better… I truly believe that it’s the little things in life that mean the most.
The best is yet to come. Ever since I wrote that post earlier this week, that saying has resonated with me. Far too often I get caught up in the little things and have a hard time moving forward unless it’s “perfect” in my mind. I will be the first to admit that my perfectionist personality can be a hindrance at times, but I will also admit that I am trying to work on it. Take for example last night’s dinner. Over the weekend I kept telling Ryan how I want to make more of an effort to cook a hearty, healthy, and satisfying dinner. At first I was bummed with myself that I opted for boxed soup, but it’s what sounded good at the time. After I sat down and dug in I was delightfully surprised… Sometimes the simplest things can be the most satisfying, dinner success!
TJ’s Low Sodium Organic Creamy Tomato Soup topped with a sunny egg + black pepper
Spending time with my BFF. Last Saturday I met my BFF for a study date. In between sipping Starbucks and actually working [ahem, the point of our date], we chatted and caught-up since we hardly see each other since she moved downtown. Anddd I am psyched about our sleepover tomorrow! We have big plans that include: getting Naked Pizza [get your mind out of the gutter!], watching movies, wearing our most comfortable stretchy pants and slippers, munching on chocolate and popcorn while watching movies, and unwinding from the week. It should be a stupendously fun night!
throwback to Color Day when we were seniors in high school
Laughing with Ryan. The past few months have been pretty hectic for both Ryan and I between work, our wedding, and my health-related issues, so I cherish any time we have together. Regardless of whether we’re out running errands, lazily laying on the couch after work, or playing with Charlie, I love when we spend time together… Good thing I married him 😉 One of my favorite things about him is that he laughs at his own jokes. They may not be the funniest joke [most of the time they’re pretty silly], but his chuckle that follows is hilariously cute.
my two favorite guys
Making blends. What the heck is a blend? No, I’m not referring to a coffee flavor or a fancy food… A blend is a blogger + friend = blend! After coming back from a summer break from blogging, I have truly been blessed to have bumped into so many new-to-me bloggers through link-ups such as Katie’s Marvelous in My Monday or Jenn’s What I Ate Wednesday, as well as through Instagram! Blogging has provided me with a daily dose of motivation, inspiration to try new things, and a chance to share some of my own personal experiences. I never would have imagined myself feeling so comfortable exchanging information with strangers who now I would consider my blend.
source: check our Tina’s post Why Blog Friends Rule
Zesty Blog Consulting. I seriously could not thank Cory enough. I have exchanged messages back and forth with him every day since he started redesigning LAB. He has made every update that I have requested, has provided me with advice when making tough decisions [such as should the background be green or pink], and even has helped to calm my nerves about the process! I’m so excited that the new site will be up and running NEXT WEEK [unless y’all got a sneak peek this morning], eek!
P.S. This morning I was delightfully surprised and honored that both Jessie and Molly tried my peanut butter pancakes and enjoyed them! Seeing their pretty stacks of ‘cakes made me feel a bit [pea]NUTTY so I combined my recipes for peanut butter puff pancakes + peanut butter pancakes = PEANUT BUTTER OVERLOAD PANCAKES!!! Oh my goodness, these were out. of. this. world. AMAZING!
toppings: cinnamon Chobani + coconut bananas + dark chocolate chips + pistachios + dried apricots + honey
Question: What are you thankful for this week?
Question: Have you tried Naked Pizza?
— Life's a Bowl