I’m thankful for many things…
I’m thankful for that very first sip of coffee in the morning…I can feel it coursing through my veins and bringing my out of my early morning stupor.
I’m thankful for that moment when I rip off my skinny jeans and pull on my sweats…oh sweet, sweet elastic waistband come to mama.
I’m thankful for the smell of the first batch of Chex mix of the season…but not so thankful for how quickly it disappears in our house!
I’m thankful for dual-purpose decorating.
Like being able to easily turn my Fall Mantel into a Thanksgiving Mantel.
I’m also thankful for the wonderful invention that is peel-and-stick chalkboard paper.
And so thankful that it comes with cutting lines on the back.
That wonderful invention of peel-and-stick chalkboard paper allowed me to create a wall of thankfulness.
Turning simple silver platters into expressions of my heart.
Because, you see, as much as I am thankful for that first sip of coffee and elastic waistbands and Chex mix…
I know that really those are just simple pleasures.
They don’t mean as much to me as the real stuff.
How absolutely blessed and privileged I am to be a mom to my two precious kiddos.
The joyful feeling I experience in watching them grow into these incredible, hysterical, marvelous little human beings.
The feeling of being so completely loved by my husband of 15 years. How content we are to sit together in the evenings and talk about absolutely everything or absolutely nothing.
I look at those platters and know I will be sharing them with you here and feel so unbelievably grateful to you, that you take the time to come along on this journey with me as I share my heart and my home.
And, most of all, I am thankful.
Thankful that I am totally and completely undeserving of all of these things and yet God has given them to me.
I like to think that I don’t take them for granted…but I’m sure that I do.
But this year, I will be walking past that wall of thanksgiving every day.
And it will serve as a gentle reminder to stop and remember just how much I truly have to be thankful for.
Oh, and here are two more thing I’m thankful for…
I’m thankful that the peel-and-stick chalkboard platters were so easy that they totally qualify to be part of our 5 Minute Craft Series which happens here every Friday!
And I’m also thankful that I’m participating in the Bountiful Harvest Blog Hop today
With all of these incredible ladies!
Coffee and Pumpkin Tiramisu at Cupcakes and Crinoline
Free Thanksgiving Printables at Yellow Bliss Road
Thanksgiving Mantel at At The Picket Fence
DIY Burlap Silverware Holder at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Thanksgiving Goodie Bags at Domestically Speaking
Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece at French Country Cottage
Thanksgiving Tablescape at Setting for Four
As always, thank you so much for meeting me here At the Picket Fence,