. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Giving thanks

November 5, 2012

Giving thanks

sweater: kohls  skirt: target   bracelet: francesca's

First off, I have to say that this outfit may as well be pajamas. Ridiculously comfortable.

Secondly, I wish all the time my hair could do a top knot or high bun. This is the best I've got. A tiny nub on the back of my head.  Someone help me.

And thirdly, I wanted to share one of my favorite recent traditions.
Two years ago Chris started a tradition that I hope we do every year for the rest of our lives. 
During the month of November we put out a big piece of paper on our banister by our stairs.

Throughout the month we write different things we're thankful for. Big things. Little things. Everything. 

It's a great reminder that God has given us so many blessings and is a daily reminder that He has given us far more than we will ever deserve.




Starting this year's list of with these things: 

A new recipe.  (pumpkin chocolate chip bread)


Dinner out with Chris this weekend. 

Coffee on a Sunday morning. 

A family that I couldn't be more thankful for.  


 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
James 1:17

What are a few things on your list this year?





49 comments:

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love this katie!! and i loved all your bday wknd pics! and your pj outfit is clearly amazing!

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

that recipe looks delicious. I love that comfy outfit! so cute!

t said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Nice outfit!

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Cathy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Comfy cozy casual chic look! I'm thankful for my goldens too :)

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Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the tradition that you two started. What a great idea!!

Love the outfit....cozy and stylish is my favorite!! :-)

That pumpkin chocolate chip break looks AMAZING!!

L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the comfy outfit and the cute pup :) nothing makes me happier than a day on the couch with my sage!

Kerrie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

yay! so happy to see that recipe! I can't wait to try it myself! I wish we lived close and hung out so I could just eat yours that you already made haha :)

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a great tradition! I love it!! Kinda thinking about stealing it :)

You look beautiful!

Jen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

chocolate chip pumpkin bread is my favorite! And I love the tradition!

Manni King said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hello, this is a good article.
Thanks.

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

What a sweet idea. Love it. And pj outfits are perfection!! All about comfort!!

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Enjoyed this.

Hi! said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That outfit does look super comfy! Those are the best! I'm thankful for my hubby, family, and cats. : ) Love the idea of writing down what you are thankful for for the whole month, how fun!

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this idea so much! I'm definitely going to put this in my house :) That pumpkin chocolate chip bread looks sooo good!

kristine parrish said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your thankful banner! Such a great idea. You've got me thinking about where I could do this in my home with my family :)
And a top knot/bun...I'm so unsuccessful with that too. No matter how long my hair gets it's just too thin. So I'm owning the low pony hairdo!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that banner idea!!!!! So fun, we may need to copycat you!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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

What a sweet tradition and that outfit does look cozy and comfortable.

LEIGH said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I don't know what to comment on first! I love that skirt! Looks soooo comfortable and I KNOW it has to be comfy! Love your new tradition! It's such a great idea! And that recipe looks amazing!!!

Daisy Nguyen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Have ALWAYS loved a simple grey sweatshirt, and I LOVE this one with the little shoulder details! LOVE it!

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

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think that's a tradition we may need to steal.
The outfit I'm posting tomorrow was my "pajama-like" outfit from last week!
Great minds think alike.

Jessica Cai said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love that black maxi! you definitely look comfortable and fashionable :) if you enjoy my blog too, would you like to follow each other? xo jess
www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE that outfit!! I would wear it every day!

I love that tradition!

I'm thankful for amazing friends like you!

Katie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

From one Katie to another, I love ALL of this! From the gratitude list to the pumpkin chocolate chip bread to the things we ALL have to be thankful for...thanks for sharing. And I love that sweater!!!!

Joyce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the pretty sweater and this outfit does look so comfy but also so stylish :)

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that comfy outfit, and what an awesome tradition! Loving all the cozy photos :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that tradition! Being able to look at the paper for the whole month and be reminded about everything you're thankful for is a great way to maintain the attitude of thankfulness!

Meg Cady said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great idea! and a great reminder of thankfulness!!!

Karina Marie Powell said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Just found your darling blog! Love the outfit! I love comfy clothes!
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Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great idea! Sometimes you can forget the little things that you should be thankful for, I know I have that problem and have been trying to work on that!

For your hair, have you tried doing the sock bun... it' supposed to make your hair look fuller and give you a bigger bun.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the idea for the list! It's such a great way to keep in mind those things we're thankful for! And chocolate chip pumpkin bread sounds sooo yummy!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is such a great idea to make the list! I have so much to be thankful for this year in the aftermath of Sandy...thankful my family is safe and thankful I have a place to live!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love this idea...so much that we might start our own at home! Btw...drinking coffee in my pjs is one of my most favorite things to do.

Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the idea of writing down what you are thankful for during the month!! So great to look back on.

Rach @ This Italian Family said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your tradition! My aunt has a tradition that she pulls out the same table cloth every year and we all write what we are most thankful for that year. So this year I will write what I am thankful for in 2012 and can look back at my little hand writing from over the years and see what I was thankful for then. I love it! :)

Zhanna Frid said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the hair, the outfit (it does look comfy) and most of all I love your tradition. I have to share this with my husband.
XO,
Zhanna
www.lifeandbows.com

Stephanie @ henry happened said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

the pumpkin chocolate chip bread looks like a killer! and I love your outfit, super cute!

Justin + Liesl said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That bread??? mouthwatering. That outfit? I am DYING to own a copy. Let's put the two together and see how blissful of a day that would be? Happy holidays to you!

xoxo
Liesl

woodsy-soiree.blogspot.com

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

love this post, love your outfit, LOVEEEE that idea of the thankful list. i wanna do something similar!!

CC said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the outfit - so comfy and cozy looking. :)
Have you tried the sock bun? It adds great volume. Just use a sock in a similar color to your hair. It works great. :)
Love the thankful spot. I really want to do something similar with the kiddo. :-)
And I am so greatful for my family and especially our current church family.

Tara said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Adore the first outfit! Would have never thought to put the two together :)

Kristine Foley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that idea!! So many things to be thankful for! XOXOXO

Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

Shelly Z. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE that idea!!! I think I will do that once my boys can write :-). And James 1:17 is totally going to be our verse this week. I needed to find one, and you did it for me. THANK YOU!!!

Shelly

Sara said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I like your skirt, what a great shape and that sweeter is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit also you are really beautiful! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE your banner, such a great idea! We might need to start that in my house!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love that maxi on you
Xo Megan

Megan, TfDiaries.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love that maxi on you
Xo Megan

Lucia K Jewelry said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

goodness love your gray sweater. working on tracking what we are thankful for this year to revisit every year after. thanks for keeping is simple - great idea!

NewlyLoved said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

1-love the outfit
2-want that bread
3-cutest tradition ever

totally following

xo Jessica
www.NewlyLoved.com
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Lisa @ MMT said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your thankful list! What a great tradition to have to remind you of God's blessings.

Your outfit is so cute and that pumpkin chocolate chip bread looks yummy!