Friend Friday: What I’m Thankful For…

As we always do on FBFF around this time is talk about the things we are thankful for.  This couldn’t come at a better time for me.  It forces me to take a time out and focus on all the positive things that I have going on in my life.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the grind with that tunnel vision where the only thing you see are the goals you’ve set for yourself.  There’s nothing wrong with being focused but like I said in my last outfit post, you have to enjoy the journey and be thankful for what you have already.  I’ve had some major hurdles to overcome this week alone and it honestly shook my foundation a little bit.  So I’m really thankful for blogging memes like this one that make me pause, smile, and be grateful.

I’m thankful for:

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Having a husband that knows how to cook (and loves to do it!).  That in itself is a non-culinary girl’s dream.  No matter what kind of day I’m having, it’s wonderful to come home to an awesome meal at the end of my day.

My jeggings.  Lord knows I’ve been having a hard time maintaining my weight lately and these babies proved to be very necessary not only for my closet but the impending holidays.  Thank you elastic waist! 🙂

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My new home.  I literally walk around my house all the time and just thank the Man above for blessing my husband and I with such a wonderful place.  It was worth all the headaches and penny pinching that we had to do and I appreciate it every time I walk through my front door.  It also taught me that many times you have to go through some crazy stuff to get what you want and in the end all of it was worth it.

Pandora.  I need music to get me through my days and it always knows the right things to play for me.  Thank you Pandora!

My mom’s thrift store skills.  When it comes to home décor, my mom has my tastes down to a science and she’s scored so many awesome things for me (like my tripod for $5!) at garage sales and thrift stores it’s insane!

I just had a piece of this Chocolate Raspberry Truffle cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory last week. O.M.G.... All kinds of awesome! (Photo courtesy of: Cheesecake Factory)

Cheesecake.  Whoever invented it should get the Nobel Prize. It’s always brings peace into my world.

My Blogging girls.  I never would’ve thought that this space would help meet and become friends with such kind, talented, and just plain awesome ladies around! (Ya’ll know you who you are!)

For the extra storage in my bathroom.  My beauty product collection is growing by the second and it will take awhile before it starts overflowing into my bedroom like it did at my last place!

Dreams.  They keep us going even when we’re in the darkest of times.  It knows how to pull us out of a pity party and talk us out of giving up.  I will forever be grateful for those.

What are some of the things you’re thankful for?

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  1. I love you too! So grateful also to have found real life friends thru the blog.

    I like how jeggings come in at #2 above your house (maybe you didn’t rank them, but it made me smile).

  2. I love your list & I heart you. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!!

    P.S. Jessica Simpson Collection Kiss Me Jeggings are freaking amazing, so comfy, and are on sale. They are seriously my favorite. lol 🙂

    • *Hugz* Can’t wait to see you tonight!

      I’m putting those jeggings on my list. Also, the Avenue is having a sale on them ($10) this Saturday too!

  3. hehe love your list – jeggings and cheesecake! Yum 🙂

  4. Great list! Love that you included cheesecake – to be able to allow oneself some small indulgences now and then are cerainly things to be thankful of! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you! Yes, those little things are just as important as the big ones! 🙂

  5. Deft. grateful for my husband and my home. I am also grateful to have met you and have you as a friend. I am grateful that I have a place to express my creativity. And I am grateful for such much more. You made me chuckle when I read being grateful for the extra space in your bathroom.

    • I’m so glad I’ve met you too! (Speaking of which, we are due for a dinner soon! 🙂 ). Girl if you would’ve seen my apartment before, we had this teeny bathroom, with one sink and I was literally storing my beauty stuff in my bedroom, my was nuts!

  6. Aren’t men who can cook just the best? I just had dinner made by Mr V and I was VERY thankful that he is great and willing chef! And I’m with you on cheesecake inventor for Nobel Prize nomination!

    • I always said I had to marry a man that can cook, and I’m sooo glad I lucked out with that! LOL.

  7. Back to Curly

     /  November 18, 2011

    I love your list! Not sure if it’s because we’re inching closer to the holiday season, but giving thanks these days is becoming such a huge part of my day…really trying to be consistent. Writing it down sure does help, thnx for sharing;)

    • Thank you! I’m trying to making being grateful and appreciative part of my everyday as well. 🙂

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


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