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Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers. I'll be spending the day (entire weekend actually) with lots of family get togethers. I'm excited my parents are here visiting and Jesse's aunt, uncle and cousin are here from Colorado as well! There will be lots of food to eat, stories to tell and just time spent being together.
I'm thankful all year long for all the wonderful people and things in my life. But, like many others, this time of year has me really thinking about the things I'm most thankful for. For today's post, I've put together the Top 10 Things I'm Thankful For.
Family is always at the top of the list. This includes my immediate family, extended family and all of Jesse's family as well. They are my rock and my support system! After a bit of a rough year, they have proven time and time again that they are the best!
2. My Health
As I mentioned, it's been a bit of a rough year. 3 close family deaths. My grandpa spent a month in the hospital with MRSA. Jesse's grandma has been in the hospital 3 times. And Jesse had to have some unexpected surgery recently. I'm very thankful that my own health has been good!
3. My Home
My home is my sanctuary and most days I never leave. And also thankful for my growing home...hello new studio in 2014!
4. My Business
I couldn't be happier with how self-employment is working out. I love working from home and being my own boss! I am so thankful that quitting my full-time job was the right decision :)
I am thankful for both my friends I see in person as well as my online friends. Lunch with a friend or chatting online puts a smile on my face.
6. Quiet Days at Home
This goes hand in hand with being thankful for my home. But I'm most thankful for the quiet, productive days I spend at home creating up a storm. There is nothing better!
7. The Internet
It might seem a little silly, but without the internet, I wouldn't have been able to quit my job and work from home full-time. The internet is an amazing thing! It allows me to run a shop from my tiny spare bedroom (for now) and ship packages all over the world!
8. My Customers and Blog Readers
I am thankful for every sale and every blog comment. Knowing people love my work and read my posts makes me smile!
9. Wood Heat
Saving money and staying warm...yes, please! And that wood heat will also be heating my new studio with in-floor heat...woohoo!
10. Coffee & Wine
Frivolous? Maybe. But these two beverages get me through the day :)
I'm not one to go shopping often. In fact most days, I hate shopping. Especially clothes shopping! And jeans shopping is the worst! I'm not complaining about having long legs, but when it comes to buying jeans, it does not make for a fun day.
But the other day I broke down and went shopping. Kohl's is generally my store of choice...good clothes, great prices. And, I had a 30% off coupon! So I went on a little winter shopping spree :)
I got three pair of new jeans. My go to jeans are boot cut...if I can find them long enough. And I broke down and bought my first pair of skinny jeans. I know, only like 2 years behind the trend, right :) But I love that it doesn't matter if they're too short...cover them up with cute boots and no one will ever know!
I also got some essentials like long sleeved tshirts and some pullovers...great for working around the house in.
I also got 4 new sweaters for getting a little dressier. Yes, jeans and a nice sweater is dressy to me...lol :)
Wanna know the best part about this whole trip...my entire bill was under $200! And, I got $30 back in store credit, so I ordered a new pair of boots for under $30!
Do you enjoy clothes shopping? What great bargains have you scored recently?