Thankful Thursday #4

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35094-Happy-Thanksgiving-ClipartHappy Thanksgiving everyone! Whether you celebrate this Thanksgiving or not, I hope your day is filled with lots of love, fun and plenty of reasons to be thankful!


As we have been for the last few weeks, today is Thankful Thursday and while this is the last formal Thankful Thursday post I’ll share, I’ll still be partaking in Amanda’s 30 Days of Thanks and sharing my last few in my monthly roundup post. Stayed tuned.

Thankful Thursday

So let’s get to it!





It had been far too long since I bought myself flowers. It’s a small little bundle but they sure add some life to the apartment.


Kind strangers

It’s honestly the little things that always mean the most – holding the door open for someone, treating the person behind you in line for coffee, whatever it be, remember to be kind to one another.


Shopping trips!

They can’t happen often or I’d constantly be trying to dig myself out of a hole but I am grateful that I can partake in the occasional shopping trip. I hit up my mom for some coupons and while a few things gave me a case of buyers remorse and went back to the store, I left with a new pair of boots and an infinity scarf – two things that have been on my list for a very long time!



A delicious gluten-free brunch

My friend Julie suggested we hit up yoga and then go for brunch after. I was starting my 30 Day Gluten-free challenge and was so happy the place we chose had gluten-free pancakes and that they let me get them with blueberries. I had 1 over-easy egg on the side for a little protein and took my leftover pancake home for later. This was a great kick-off to the challenge.



Weather Changes

Last year was the first in 3 years that I had the weather changes I know and love and I embraced each bitter cold day remembering how much I had missed those seasons while living in LA. This year I’m trying to keep the same mindset and embrace the changes as they come. Besides who doesn’t love the first few snow falls?



Mobile Offices

Somedays it would be nice to have a dedicated office, that place where I can designate the work zone and keep it separate from my home because sometimes it’s hard to tell yourself you’re done working when you’re at home. But at the same time, it’s also nice to have the option to change my scenery to be the most productive. Sometimes that means moving to the counter where I can stand and sometimes that means heading to Starbucks.



New traditions

Last year I signed up for a Turkey Trot and got my mom on board to walk it while I ran. I’m so thankful that we’re making this a new tradition and doing it again. It’s such a great way to start your Thanksgiving morning! (And clearly I was so excited that I was thankful for it before we even did it!) 😉


Time with family

While my sister isn’t coming home for Thanksgiving again this year, I’m so appreciative for the time I get with my family that is here. I know if I weren’t living in the Chicago area right now, I probably wouldn’t get this time either. I don’t know where life will take me so the time I get with my family for the holidays is so appreciated.

What are you thankful for today?


Just in case you missed ‘em!
Thankful Thursday #1

Thankful Thursday #2

Thankful Thursday #3

9 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday #4

  1. Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut

    Good luck with the gluten free challenge, girl! I know you already have the gluten free bread (that I sampled for breakfast, thank you), but man vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free sounds like a challenge to me!

    Thanks for linking-up this month! I really enjoy reading what you are thankful for because it reminds me to be thankful for these things as well! Right down to the mobile office! 😉 I am sure we will be doing the same thing next year haha! 😉

    PS Is your blog snowing?? I thought I noticed that yesterday but thought maybe it was just on one of the photos haha

    1. admin Post author

      Hahaha! yep! It’s snowing! 😉 And gluten-free + vegetarian + dairy free wasn’t TOO bad. Honestly, the hardest part has been going to shows for work and grabbing a drink at the show. So many places have cider or wine which is nice but also $$$. I did get a beer with my boss when I was in Boston tho… 😉

  2. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Aww, I love that you got your mom in on the Turkey Trot…I would love to see my parents be more active! And yay for gluten-free pancakes (made even BETTER with blueberries)! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, love! xoxox

  3. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

    Turkey trots sound like a lot of fun so no wonder you are already thankful for them 🙂

    We don’t celebrate thanksgiving here in Australia but I can still be thankful for a lot of things too. Like my boyfriend, my family and friends and definitely for blogging too.

    Have a great weekend.

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