Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving ABCs

First, I want to say thank you to everyone for their kind words regarding my blog being "under construction".  I have finally managed to get most things in place, and am very happy with how things turned out.  I now have labels for all my past posts so you can easily find things, and I have a separate tab for recipes I have shared on my blog as well.  My about me page has been updated a bit, and the house tour is coming soon!  This has all been a learning experience for me as I have only been blogging a little over a year now.

I wanted to share something that one of our associate pastors at our church shares with us each year at Thanksgiving.  It is called the Thanksgiving ABCs.  We too often forget to name the things we are truly thankful for, and this is an easy way of doing so.  Easy enough that even your little ones can get in on it!  It is as simple as listing your ABCs...
A...autumn colors
E...eternal life
G...(my) girls

Well, you get the picture!  Some things are serious, others just everyday things we often take for granted, and a few that are just plain fun.

While the blog was under construction, we have been working on quite a few projects (the basement is now painted and almost ready for a reveal) and some super yummy recipes.

Thanks for hanging in there with me!  I am going to try and get the Teacher Gift series up for next week.


Morgan said...

Thanksgiving ABCs - what a great idea! I love the idea of sharing things that we are thankful for at this time of year.

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Aw how cute! I am definitely going to spend some time this week remember what I'm thankful for! The blog is looking great, by the way!

Maillardville Manor said...

CUTE idea!!! LOVE it!!
Hope you have a great week!!!

p.s. it's looking good around here!! Very Fancy!! :)

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Your blog looks great!! and this is a really cute idea and way to think about how blessed we truly are. Happy Thanksgiving week!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Love the ABC's! I just started a gratitude journal, so I will have to do that. Loving the new look of the blog!

Carly {xoxo teacherista} said...

What a great idea for friends, families, and in my first grade classroom :)

Shannon said...

I'm so glad you're back! The new blog looks wonderful. I'll have to grab a cup of coffee and read the whole thing! Love this idea.

Jennifer said...

The changes look great :) I need to take ALOT of time changing some things on mine. It takes time! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for all your wonderful comments and reply to the flooring email.


simply brookes: said...

great new design. very bright and airy. love your abc's. heartfelt tradition you got there.

Erin said...

Hi Lauren!

I LOVE your ABC's! I'm going to do that with my girls tomorrow! Such a great way to make counting your blessings fun. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Love the new layout Lauren. I hope y'all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kara said...

Love the new look of your blog and the title bar is fantastic. I really like how I can find all of your yummy recipes in one place and I'm looking forward to the house tour :) Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. xo