Let us give thanks…everyday

Back in 2010 a book came out called "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. Maybe you read it too? It was a life changing book, and I don't say that lightly. “I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die,... Continue Reading →

Gratitude on Display

One thing we do in November is put our gratitude on display. Practicing gratitude trains us to be in the moment, to slow down when life gets crazy, look around and realize life is pretty awesome. It won't take away our troubles but, the deliberate act of practicing gratitude at the end of the day... Continue Reading →

Give thanks in the everyday

We are practicing gratitude with our 30 Things around here. Because every little thing is a gift. It is a reason to give thanks. I am working my way to 1,000 things…because we all need more thankfulness, recognize His gift, big and small, in our life. Taking account of the little, everyday things in our... Continue Reading →

4 ways to get everything you ever wanted

The Halloween decorations have been stored away. I am finding empty candy wrappers on the floor...evidence of trick-or-treating overboard.  And we know what season follows Halloween? Not Christmas, like advertisers would like us to believe. It's the season of gratitude...November. 4 Ways to Get Everything You Ever Wanted:  Want Less. The grass is greener...resist the... Continue Reading →

Just Gratitude

Thirty Things: 30 Days of Gratitude | If you missed the FREE gratitude checklist and quote, you can download it here. It's not too late to play along!

Just Gratitude

If you missed the FREE gratitude checklist and quote, you can download it here. It's not too late to play along! * * * * *   Be a Small Seed | Operation Christmas Child at Samaritan's Purse is November 17-24! The mission of OCC is "...to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to... Continue Reading →

Practicing Intentional Gratitude is Important

November... It's the calm before the rushed craziness of December. It's a time for family and friends. It's a time to openly give thanks for all we have...even if we have financial problems, health issues, are struggling emotionally, whatever, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. Human beings are funny. We tend to think... Continue Reading →

30 Things | Gratitude Craft Idea

About five years ago we started a November tradition of intentional gratitude. To make it more fun for the girls, I try to come up with a craft idea to display our gratitude list every year. The first year we made a turkey "stuffed" with blessings. Year two was a thankful tree. Year three was... Continue Reading →

30 Days of Gratitude | 30 Things

I know everyone is still in Halloween-mode, but I am excited about next month! All November, a full thirty day, I am talking about gratitude. Why thirty days of gratitude? Did you know showing gratitude for the little things you have will make you a happier person? Who could use more happy? I know I... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks

November 18: a gift made, shared, passed on quilting gifts all day this creamy pumpkin pie recipe (shared with you) clothing donations passed on November 19: 3 gifts of autumn golden sunrise squirrels stealing pumpkins crunching leaves under foot November 20: 3 gifts of tradition display of giving thanks writing gift wish list  (kids) family ancestry... Continue Reading →

A Month of Giving Thanks

Scientific research shows that giving thanks for just 3 things a day makes you 25% happier. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's the calm before the rushed craziness of December. It's a time of family and friends. It's a time to openly give thanks for all we have...even if you are struggling financially, have health... Continue Reading →

Hunger in America…it’s not who you think

If you think that hunger only happens to "those people"... If you think that "those people" are just lazy because they visit a food bank... If you think that "those people" just need to "get a second job" so they don't have to choose between groceries and paying the electric bill... If you think that... Continue Reading →

Holiday shopping, Santa, and Turkeys

My mom was in town for the Holiday week. Love that! She lives 2 states away. The kids really loved it because she spoiled them rotten at the mall. Oh, ya she spoiled me too with a new pair of boots. Parker sat on Santa's lap twice, at two different malls. This is the Santa... Continue Reading →

Thankful

"There is always, always, always something to be thankful for." Author Unknown Right now | I am painfully aware that some of my extended family are struggling with the loss of a father, the impending death of a mother. The sorrow and heartbreak is undeniably unbearable. I have prayed that the Lord will be there... Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving {Printable}

I am thankful my mom is here with us this holiday. The last time she was in Colorado, I was expecting my first child (9 years ago). I was 3cm dilated and Mom and Ron were on their way back to Missouri from Mexico. They waited to see if I would move along in the... Continue Reading →

Attention Pumpkin Pie Haters: Try This Pie

I am one of those Pumpkin Pie Haters. Give me any other pie, except Pumpkin, and I'll eat the whole thing. I made this recipe years ago and I have to tell you, it changed my mind about pumpkin pie. Of course, it's not really a traditional pumpkin pie...it's a creamy pumpkin pie. Recipe from... Continue Reading →

Thankful Tree Centerpiece

Like a lot of families, it's become a tradition to write out the things we are thankful for during Thanksgiving. Because my kids love crafts, they required the activity to be craft related. I demand that the craft to be E-A-S-Y. Last year we colored a stuffed blessings turkey {see it here}. This year we... Continue Reading →

7 silly things I am thankful for

Last week my family did a little craft project where we listed our blessing. We called it "stuffed with blessings". Mostly we listed living things that we all should be thankful for but sometimes forget. But there are other little things that I am thankful for this year. This list isn't meant to be serious.... Continue Reading →

non-traditional thanksgiving side dish

Great Thanksgiving side dishes include green bean casserole, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes. All are traditional side dishes found on American tables across the country. But what about sauerkraut? Not really traditional you say? Yeah, I thought everyone had sauerkraut at Thanksgiving. Sauerkraut was always on the buffet table at my grandmother's house, right next... Continue Reading →

thanksgiving arts/craft idea to show your blessings

While Alex was home sick with the flu I put together this coloring sheet for the girls. I found clip art of a fat turkey online, then in Photoshop I added the "stuffed with blessings" text. Everyone (including hubby) wrote all their blessings inside the turkey..stuffing it. (get it.) We then hung them on our... Continue Reading →

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