Good Monday morning, friends!
Starting off this second week of November – I know, WHAT???- with another edition of “TBB Asks” hosted by the gals at The Blended Blog. While I try hard to be thankful throughout the year for my many blessings, it seems this is the month that we are more intentional about doing so. So following the prompt below, here are 15 things I’m thankful for. Thank you, Sarah at Foxy’s Domestic Side, Sheila at Making the Most of Everyday and Michael Ann at Out and Back for keeping me in the loop.
15 Things I’m Thankful For Prompt
My Responses for 15 Things I am Thankful For
A new friend. Blessed by Oralia, the grandma who has been volunteering over 4 hours a day to help me in the Whitaker library. She is heaven sent.
Something shiny. The bling on these new cardis from Target. Did I need more cardigans? No. But can one really ever have too much shine and sparkle in their lives? Me thinks not.
Someone unexpected. Grateful for Tani-beth and Sidney. Two former students who just appeared in my life in the last couple of weeks. Truly, just appeared…talking POUF! Last time I had a mani, before our Phoenix trip, a young gal sat down beside me as I waited for my nails to dry and it was Sidney, who recognized me immediately. WHAT? And whom I haven’t seen in a dozen years. Tani-beth walked into the Whitaker library last week and gave me the best hug. Turns out her niece is a student at Whitaker! Love seeing my former babies.
Something ordinary. For opportunities to work.
A person you’ve known for a long time. Thankful for my life-long bff Sharonia. She lives in Oklahoma so we rarely see each other but we have a friendship that dates back to elementary school. Many moons ago as I was just beginning this blogging adventure, I wrote a post about my sweet Sharonia. Please take just a sec to read it here.
Somewhere you go everyday. Home. And I thank God for it.
Someone who’s taught you something. My parents. Thankful for the foundation they gave my sister, brother and me.
A far-away place. My childhood home in Bartlett, Tennessee, where my family made many wonderful memories.
Something that’s saving your life right now. My crockpot. Not just now, but always. It is the reason we have hot dinners ready and waiting for us at least once a week. Had to buy a new one last weekend as the old one was no longer programmable. It had a good run. Hope this one will be just as faithful.
Someone you see everyday. Prince Charming, my PC. So thankful that he is the first person I see in the morning and the last person I see in the evening. So glad he emailed me on Match.com.
Something you enjoy doing. Many things. And yet, a lot of the things I enjoy doing also make me nervous…I am always so afraid I will mess up my scrapbooking, my cross-stitching, my painting and crafting. Such a shame that things that give me pleasure and a sense of accomplishment also have me doubting myself.
Someone female. Grateful for my baby sister Valerie. She makes me laugh everyday. She is my hero.
A special place. My loft. It is where my books are shelved, where photos hang of my family, my daughters. Where my kittens keep me company for early morning devotionals. Filled with crafting supplies and scrapbooks that represent favorite days in my life.
Something warm. The Sun City, El Paso. For its climate and its beautiful vistas and dramatic sunsets. Most of all, for its people.
What would your responses be to this “TBB Asks” prompt? Would any of your answers look like mine? I guess it would be crazy coincidental if they did…if you have a sister Valerie, brother Kevin, bff Sharon and some shiny new cardis from Target. Sounds like an episode from the “Twilight Zone”.
Cash for Christmas Give-away
Before we call this a post, just wanted to share a Christmas cash give-away I am co-hosting with a few of my fav blogging buddies. Here are the deets!
Are you getting geared up for the shopping season? Do you need extra cash for Christmas?? Don’t we all!
We are so excited to be giving away $300 in cash prizes for you to use starting this Thanksgiving weekend.
Here are the prizes:
1 – $100 Amazon Gift Card
1 – $75 Target Gift Card
2 – $50 Walmart Gift Card
1 – $25 Kohls Gift Card
And a $10 Starbucks gift card as an extra bonus winner!!
There will be 6 winners in this giveaway. Each winner will receive a gift card code to use on the online store or in the actual store.
Now its time to meet our wonderful co-hosts who have made this giveaway possible.
Starting at the top row we have:
Sinea Pies – Ducks ‘n a Row, Susan Renker – Culinary Envy, Linda Cassidy – A Labour of Life, Sarah Louderback – Devastate Boredom, Melissa Russo – The Farm Girl Gabs, Monica Geglio – Mommy & Love, Tammy Doiel – Creative K Kids, Kim Purvis – Made in a Day, Meredith Spidel – The Mom of the Year, Audrey Humaciu – That Recipe, Michelle James – Our Crafty Mom, Christine Luken – Your Strong Tower, Kari Carter (Jonard) – Keep it Simple, DIY, Trish Sutton – By Trish Sutton, Marie Dabbs – The Inspiration Vault, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh – Backyard Patch Herbal Blog, Carrie Albrecht – Curly Crafty Mom, Whitney Johnson – Beauty, Baby, and a Budget, Lauren Becker – Shooting Stars Mag, Lauren Kim – Mom Home Guide, Leslie Clingan – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After, Carol Bray – The Red Painted Cottage, Emily Fish – Domestic Deadline, Kenyatta Harris – My Design Rules, Dana Lardner – Goods Giving Back & How In The World, Habiba Elkaihel – Craftify My Love, Tammy Adams – My Life Abundant, Pam Lamore – P.S. I Love You Crafts
Please stop by and say hi to these wonderful ladies and their blogs.
The giveaway will end midnight on Wednesday, November 22nd, the night before Thanksgiving. You will have 48 hours to respond to the email claiming the prize. If you respond right away, we will get you the gift card code promptly so that you can shop with it on Black Friday! If we don’t hear in 48 hours, we will choose another winner.
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The give-away opens this Thursday, November 9. Good luck to each of you who enter.
Hoping to have more time to blog in the next few weeks as I take a little break from subbing. Want to thank you for sticking with me through lean weeks where this blog has been kind of quiet. Thank you for hanging in with me.
Hugs and kisses,