. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Thankful

September 12, 2012

Thankful

jeans: kohls (similar)  sweater: jcpenny (similar)  flats: kohls (similar)

I'm thankful for cooler weather this last weekend so I could wear this outfit.  

I'm thankful for a thoughtful friend who gave me a big bag of jelly belly's this week. 

I'm thankful for easy meals like this meatball sub casserole


I'm thankful for another amazing friend who sent me flowers this week.  


I'm thankful for a husband who cleaned up our yard and vacuumed our house. 

And I'm so thankful for these girls.  
These girls who I've become friends with and feel blessed by them weekly. 

First up, I'm thankful for Jennifer from Delightfully Noted

Jennifer has truly become one of my closest blogging friends.  I feel quite blessed to have "met" her.  And I do actually plan on meeting her in person someday as she also lives in Illinois.  Besides being a good friend, Jennifer is beyond talented and shares a million amazing DIY projects on her blog.  Like her adorable coasters,  coffee table makeover or her cute cards in her shop.   Jennifer is one of those people that can find something that appears ugly at a thrift shop and turn it into something awesome.  


Next is Christina from My Life, Laughs and Love

Like me, Christina started her blog for her sister and also like me didn't realize how much she would enjoy blogging!  I love Christina's blog because it is a mix of everything and you can tell right away she's someone you'd want to be friends with!  
Besides being a total inspiration as she shares her journey during her life makeover to get healthy, she writes posts that make you laugh, and reminds you to appreciate the things you have in life.  



Finally, I'm so thankful for Amanda from for Love of a Cupcake.

Amanda is one of the first friends I made when I started blogging.  She is sweet, beautiful, generous and funny.  Plus she has the best clothes.  If only she lived closer so we could share! 
She's going through some major life changes as she will have a new job, new house and new husband this month! I can't even wait to see pictures as she will be a gorgeous bride!  Remember these cute bracelets I wore.  Yeah, she makes those too - so add talented to the list.


You'll definitely be thankful if you got to know these ladies too! 


39 comments:

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That meatball sub casserole looks incredible!

I find the blogging world to be so incredible. The people I have "met" exceed any expectation I had of blogging.

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You have so much to be thankful for! I too am thankful fo slightly cooler weather :). And that meatball sub casserole looks sooooooo good!

Lily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those are all great things to be thankful for!! :)

Lily said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I hit post too soon! You look gorgeous as usual. Diggin' the outfit:)

navy and orange said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the striped sweater!

xoxo navy & orange

navy and orange said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the striped sweater!

xoxo navy & orange

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Omg you're just too darn sweet I can't even are it! It's not fair you don't reside in VA bc I am thankful dor you, too!!! And as always - outfit is gorgeousness (somehow gorgeous didn't pop up on the iPad, but rather gorgeousness ...hmmmmm) :)

Tori said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That meatball sub casserole looks delightful! Thank you for sharing your friends with me, I'm going to stalk on over to their blogs ;)

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Kerrie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

cute outfit! Fall is by far my fav. There is little better (clothing wise) than jeans and a short sleeve/ 3quarter sleeve sweater :)

Chrissy + Nate said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That casserole looks delicious!!! And adorable outfit, makes me wish for cooler weather! We've been having cooler mornings in Texas, now only if the temperature would stay like that all day!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a sweet post! And so many things to be thankful for. I will have to try that casserole. I like easy. :)

Amanda Raborn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this post- so sweet! And I'm glad to see another girl diggin' meatball subs. Will DEFINITELY be testing out that recipe!

Amanda

It's an Easy Life

Daisy Nguyen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LUCKY girl! LOVE your outfit - that sweater is so cute!

XOXO
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
http://psbananas.com

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE your flats!! I'll have to check out these blogs :)

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am SO thankful for you too my pal! I am so thankful that I just happen to land on your blog on one particular day and was able to finally find someone who knows where my heart is right now! You have been such a blessing these past few months. AND I am sooooo mad this week was the Renegade Craft fair in Chicago (think Etsy booths galore) and I sooooo wanted to ask you to go this with me and I missed it!!!!

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That dinner looks amazing...and flowers are always an instant mood booster. So glad you are getting lots of love and support this week!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Any friend who gives you candy is someone to be thankful for! I really like the sweater.

bestie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love hearing sweet blogging bestie stories!!

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute outfit! I'm loving this Fall weather too.

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that sweater, and that meatball thingy looks ahhhmazing! Those ladies look/sound pretty amazing too :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you look gorgeous and i can see why you love those ladies. they're amazing!

Sandy a la Mode said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love the knit sweater!! soo great for fall!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Rakel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

great post!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the outfit, hopefully your classroom has cooled down!!!!!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I just pinned that meatball casserole! It looks delish!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Enter my scarf giveaway!(open internationally)

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What cutie pies! Speaking of pie, I love all things casserole! I feel like it's cheating because they are always so easy, but so good!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute outfit! I'm lovin' this weather too :-)

Gerbera daisies are my favorite flower. Those are beautiful!

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Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You are just so sweet. I'd be so happy if someone gave me a bag of jelly beans too, actually. Hah. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this reminder to be thankful for the little things in life, and to cherish and uplift the people who are most important to us!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those flowers are gorgeous. You definitely deserve them.

So glad you have many wonderful people in your life.

I am thankful for you!!

Meg {henninglove} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

um hello blog change!! love it. i love your cap toe flats and a meatball sub casserole, what the?? jennifer is an awesome blogger i always get so much inspiration from her blog

Kell said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love all of the friends that I've had the privilege to meet through blogging. Also, that meatball sub casserole looks amazing!

his little lady said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

So many things to be thankful for. Absolutely adore this post, and even though I don't eat red meat, that casserole looks absolutely delicious!
xo TJ

poziomka said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This post is really nice! And I like your outfit ;)
xoxo

TaraMixandMatch said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That sweater is so, so cute! And now I want a meatball sub!

Amy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That meatball sub casserole looks AMAZING!

Shay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am especially loving your outfit today- looks so effortless!

Emi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

all of the food on your blog looks amazing!!! especially around lunch time..XO

Allyssa Idell said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That meatball dish looks yummy!!! Cute blog =}

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