November 12, 2015

Gratitude {Part Deux}

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Today I am grateful for...

:: A husband who picks up dinner so I don't have to cook the first day back from vacation.

:: Coffee...lots and LOTS of COFFEE!

:: Books that take me to a far away land and bring me lots of joy.

:: The ability to think on my feet after my boss decides to leave the country the day I get back in the office.

:: My body. I basically wreck it every month and it still keeps me strong and healthy. #hellosoccerbruises
Right shin and left quad, OUCH!

:: Coconut oil as lotion. It keeps my skin soft and helps me smell tropical all year!

:: Fun music that helps me get through tiresome and frustrating work days.

:: Beautiful blog friendships. I have met some incredible women because of this blog and I'm so thankful for each and everyone of you who reads and connects with me here. Thank you for being fabulous people.

:: Menchies on cheat days.
Check out the frosted animal cookies ;)!

:: Our military and their families. Our country owes each of them a great debt. #thankyou

:: My waterproof jacket when the rain decides to poooouuuurr all week.

:: Space heaters.

:: Newborn baby snuggles and smells. #nothingbetterintheworld

Linking up with Shelly and Holly & here, here, here, here, here & here.

40 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Funny you should mention space heaters - I just ordered one for my desk yesterday!!! So cold! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Oh holy bruises! I bruise easily so I don't even have to wreck it.. Things just happen. I love when Jose picks up dinner 😊😊😊

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I love this! These posts always remind me of things to be grateful for that I might take advantage of. And those frosted animal cookies... yes please! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Leslie said...

What a great list! There is so much to be thankful for!

the girl in the red shoes said...

Oh my gosh, your bruises! Ouch!!! And frosted animal cookies....yum!

Elle Sees said...

love this list!! and baby snuggles are the best! i'm lucky i get to do that at work. and puppy snuggles when charlie wants to participate.

Ashley Greenwell said...

Menchies is the best!!

Rebecca Jo said...

We take for granted how amazing our bodies are - what they hold up through.

I love getting carried away in books too

Thanks for linking up with me today!

Cathy said...

Visiting from Thankful Thursday. Such a great list of thanks. Sounds like you have a special man there. Those bruises look very painful. Hope they clear up quickly.

Have a great week.

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

this is just a great list girly! i need to do one of these more often. yes to all the positivity and love that surround you!

xoxo cheshire kat

Holly @ While I'm Waiting... said...

Thank you SO much for linking up with us today! Such a great list (and now you have me wanting to run to the store for some iced animal crackers!). Hope you have a fantastic day!

Illegally Blonde said...

The animal cookies... seriously need to get J on board. And wowsers lady.... you need ice and champs!

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

Yes to coffee (as I am sitting here debating on whether I should have another cup, haha!) I need to buy some coconut oil..there are sooo many uses for it and I feel like I am missing out. I had one roommate once who used it to whiten her teeth! Love these gratitude posts...I am thankful for your positivity and for always making me feel happier after reading your blog!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Yessss to space heaters! My feet would be frozen at work if I didn't have one under my desk. And yes to take out after getting back from vacay, cooking is the last thing on my mind :-P

Green Fashionista

Courtney B said...

Amen to amazing blog friendships! I'm thankful for you!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Nothing better than tropical smelling coconut oil and Menchie's :) Two of my favorite things!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Newborn baby smells are the best! I snuggle up on babies when I get the chance to at work all the time ;-)

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

All great things, especially for hubby picking up dinner after vacation. It's always hard cooking on that first day back. xoxo

Donna said...

Always yes to coffee! And baby snuggles! :)

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Very thankful for all of her men and women who are in the military! And I seriously don't know why people don't like to read? It's the best way to get away from your normal life!

Denise said...

nice thankful list.

Nadine Lynn said...

So many things to be thankful for!!! And holy bruises batman! Ouch!

Erin LFF said...

I am SO thankful for space heaters. Our offices are always freezing so I crank mine almost every day!!

Not A Mom said...

Aw, I love sweet posts like this! I haven't tried the coconut oil as lotion trick but I definitely dry, should I give it a go?! Cheat days?! Way to make my stomach growl, girl!
Linds @ Not A Mom

Cara@HomespunKitchen said...

Love this, makes me want to do a similar post.....thank you!

Katie @ Running With Wine said...

I just met my friend's newborn yesterday and I was soaking in ALL the snuggles. I love coconut oil as lotion, I think it has helped clear my skin up! I love how you are always so thankful for the military, you are an awesome supporter!

Emily said...

Ouch your bruises look painful but luckily your body bounces back fairly easily. lots to be grateful for!

Lindsey @ Brushing our way through life said...

I am so grateful for good books too! They are the best! And those animals crackers look delish right now! Thanks for linking up!

Liz Jo said...

girl!!! That bruise, jeez. I remember when I played soccer, never had it that bad. You're amazing.

space heaters and rain jackets for the win!

liz @ sundays with sophie

Kendra Petrellese said...

All such wonderful things to be grateful for! Isn't it amazing how such a simple gesture of picking up take out so you don't have to cook means so much! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jen said...

Oh how I love Menchies, it's so good!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

You definitely have tons to be thankful for girl, but those bruises yikes! I've never tried coconut oil as lotion, but that sounds like a great idea mostly because I'd love to smell tropical daily. Newborn smells...the best!

Candace Shiflet said...

Dang girl!! Those bruises are not small haha but they're also cool cause it's like "Yup, I play sports and get bruises, I'm cool and tough!" I am loving these thankful posts :) And I LOVE coconut oil!! I use it for like everything haha cooking, cosmetic, you name it!
xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

Imperfect Mom 24/7 said...

Love your list and whatever those animal cookies are in looks on point!

Kristin said...

Is that froyo? Looks amazing. I love space heaters. I had one in college, but never since.

What books are you loving lately?

Laura Marie Keenan said...

I lather Finn up in coconut oil every night which makes him even more scrumptious than he already is! And those bruises... Ouch!

Myra said...

Oh my gosh, please give me that froyo!!! So much yum in that picture. I'm now off to learn more about this awesome waterproof jacket because let's be real, it rains a lot in Amsterdam and I do NOT want to be stuck with wet clothes in the cold ;) xo

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

YES to newborn babies! Especially when they're someone else's and you can give them back after! :) lol

elle alice said...

It's so nice to not have to worry about cooking after vacation… but not so nice to have to deal with a boss who's gone on vacation once you're back. EEK! And yesss to books that take you faraway places! Glad I found you through the Thankful Thursday linkup!

Queen In Between said...

Eek...you are a tough girl friend. My office is always freezing but we are not allowed space heaters so last year I asked for a an electric blanket at Christmas and it has been perfect. Thanks for linking up with us!