Winter Thanks

THANK YOU Tag Cloud (card thanks greetings gratitude welcome)

  1. Thunderstorms — For nourishing a dry California ground. I really do love me a good rain shower.
  2. Cosmic whatever — For the good news I received after a bit of a health scare. Maybe sometime soon I’ll explain more.
  3. Keurig — For supplying me with yummy coffee and hot chocolate in the mornings. Really helping me get up and go.
  4. My full bookshelves — For providing some great reads this month so far…
  5. FB Friends — For helping me through some difficult times lately. Support, even from those I’ve never actually met in real life, is amazing!


New Year’s Thanks

THANK YOU Tag Cloud (card thanks greetings gratitude welcome)1. My couch — For being a fairly comfy place to sleep with the toddler while he’s been sick. Not ideal, but much better than the twins’ beds…

2. Blogfeed — For great new podcasts to listen to. In the past week, I’ve checked out The Simple Show, What Should I Read Next, This Week for Dinner, You Are Not So Smart, and Around the Table.

3. Social Committee — For stepping up and helping to organize the Winter Social. Sickness and time has worked against me, but I’m much less stressed after our meeting on Tuesday. I think we can actually pull this off on Saturday.

4. Random chocolate bar in fridge — I was seriously craving some chocolate, but couldn’t justify going out to the store (time and money). Thankfully I found a chocolate bar in the fridge. I had bought it before Christmas and completely forgot about it. So yummy!

5. Pinterest — For some great inspiration for retreat gifts. I found the perfect way to mix my love of crafting and some very personal. Can’t share right now, but the gifts are awesome, trust me!


Fall Thanks

THANK YOU Tag Cloud (card thanks greetings gratitude welcome)1. Pinterest — For inspiring a new project. Crazy, but I’m excited!

2. Apple cider — For reminding me of my love of fall.

3. Friends — For giving support even in the dark hours.

4. Indoor plumbing — For nice hot showers to help me breathe easier.

5. The builders of our house — For giving me a completely unnecessary, but well-used crafting area (otherwise known as a butler’s pantry).


Five Thanks on Thursday

THANK YOU Tag Cloud (card thanks greetings gratitude welcome)This past week has been a tough one. Probably makes this the perfect week to engage in some thanks.

  1. Sleep — For helping me combat this horrendous migraine. I’m going on day 6…
  2. Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Seeds — For helping me combat this horrendous migraine. (Yes also)
  3. Crafty friend — For sharing a table with me at our upcoming Holiday Bazaar. I hope we can make some money.
  4. Barnes and Noble — For carrying some interesting alcohol related magazines to use as research for my new blog.
  5. Fluffy Romances — For giving me a break from more serious books.


Lots of Thanks

THANK YOU Tag Cloud (card thanks greetings gratitude welcome)1. My customers — Both of my businesses (Stampin’ Up and Thirty-One) are doing well and it’s all because of my amazing customers!

2. Niles Canyon Railway volunteers — For keeping the railway running to the delight of Arthur and tons of other children. Plus, I had fun riding the rails!

3. The internet — For always having the exact thing I’m looking for. Just need to use the right search words.

4. My crafty friends — For providing support and inspiration.

5. Papermate Flair — For being the perfect journaling pen for me. Yep, some days it’s the little things…



THANK YOU Tag Cloud (card thanks greetings gratitude welcome)I haven’t done these posts in months… It’s been a bit of a rough go for the last few months, but things are looking up. So here’s my thank yous for the week:

1.¬†The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin — Weird to thank a book, but this one has inspired me to make some big changes in day-to-day life. Excited to move forward.

2. Arthur — For being so adorable and lovable even when he’s stressing me out with toddler tantrums.

3. SU’s holiday catalog — For lots of great new crafting inspiration. Ready to dive in.

4. MVPA — For continuing to support me even from afar. I’ve had a ton of trouble adjusting to life in East Bay, so it’s great to still be able to go down and spend time with them.

5. Sprouts — For low cost but great produce. Arthur and i are making it our biweekly grocery trip.


Thank You!

THANK YOU Tag Cloud (card thanks greetings gratitude welcome)My thanks for this week:

1. Arthur: For getting sick, but being such a trooper through everything. As long as I gave him entertainment, he bravely got through it.

2. Amazon: For quick shipping on a new swim suit just in time for the retreat. I may have actually found one that fits, is flattering, and looks cute.

3. Alameda County Library: For making getting a library card quick and painless. We can’t wait to check out all the branches.

4. Our vacuum: For cleaning up all the little pieces of crap that Arthur drops. It’s an ongoing fight, but mostly we’re winning it.

5. All my amazing mom friends: For an amazing retreat weekend. It was so relaxing and fun. I can’t wait to do it again, (Maybe in 6 months?)


Thanks from Me to You

THANK YOU Tag Cloud (card thanks greetings gratitude welcome)Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

  1. American Airlines and pilots — For getting Arthur and I safely to Indiana. ¬†Especially the pilots on the Fort Wayne flight for successfully navigating high wind gusts to land.
  2. Family — For gathering together for the holidays and giving Arthur and I a place to stay for this extended visit.
  3. Online Shopping — For helping me avoid the crazy that is Black Friday. Already have most of my presents bought.
  4. The weather — For maintaining a decent temperature to enjoy the downtown lightings on Wednesday.
  5. Ninja Movers — For successfully getting all our crap (turns out we have a lot of it) to East Bay with nothing lost or broken.


Thank You Thank You Thank You

THANK YOU Tag Cloud (card thanks greetings gratitude welcome)1. Peet’s Coffee — For fueling my coffee addiction and giving me a place to escape and blog for a bit.

2. The Awakening by Kate Chopin — For getting my reading mojo back. I was in a reading slump, but I’m excited for my next book and to finish the year off right.

3. Sleep training — For getting Arthur back to some sort of sleeping schedule after a bit of a hiccup.

4. Kaiser Permanente — For keeping all my medical records and automatically assigning me my old doctors. It made changing insurance (again!) just a little less crazy. We switched on Friday and had Arthur’s 12 month appointment on Monday. ¬†Easy peasy!

5. My fellow members of the MVPA Social Committee — For helping to throw an awesome fall social/Halloween costume party for the littles. Despite having a weather hiccup and a few mishaps here and there, I think we pulled off a great event.