. . . for Lauren and Lauren: a thankful tradition

November 17, 2013

a thankful tradition

Three years ago Chris and I started a tradition that has become one of my favorites.  Each November we put a big piece of paper on our banister and throughout the month fill it up with things we are thankful for.  I've kept each one of them and plan on making a book out of them someday.  

I see lots of people posting statuses and instagram pictures with something they are thankful for each day of November and although we do the same with only having this out one month a year, I feel like this is something I wish we did more often.  It's funny that it seems easier to be thankful this time of year just because of the upcoming holiday, when I know it should be more of a mindset year round. 

I'd love to start something more permanent in our house with a list of thankful things, but for this month we'll keep with this.  Here are our lists from the last few years:


It's fun to look at each year and what we were thankful for.  Recurring things are family, coffee, tv shows, prayer, sweats, sweatpants and the last two years blogging has made the list.  

And speaking of blogging, here is a sweet blogging friend to introduce to you today.  Maeg is the beautiful southern girl from the blog The Modern Tulip.  She has shoes that I envy, although I don't know how I'd walk in them, discipline to do a candy detox that I too should follow, and an overall honest, fun and refreshing blog! 



Why hello there cuties! I'm Maegen, but if we become friends I'll let you call me Maeg. I blog over at The Modern Tulip. It's my space on the internet where I can speak as sarcastically as I so choose and no one, including my husband, can give me grief for it.

I realize no one really likes reading guests posts and quite honestly I don't like writing them. It's far too much pressure. I'm trying to sell myself to a bunch of woman in like .358 seconds before you scroll on past me. I'd rather sing karaoke naked. I take that previous statement back. Karaoke naked would be far worse than you ladies.

Over at TMT I like to share how seriously talented at fashion blogging I am. No judgement please. We can't all be like Katie who somehow manages to look adorable every stinking day while juggling being a wife and new mother. My two children are covered in fur, weigh 215 pounds combined and disobey enough to make me realize I'm not ready for motherhood.
I don't DIY anything. And if I did I wouldn't share it because it wouldn't be post worthy. I do share recipes when I don't end up burning the finished product. Every now and then I get on a healthy kick, but that's usually when my yoga pants start feeling snug and it's very short winded. I try to enjoy every moment life has to offer with lots of laughter and a good cocktail.

Come on over and visit and let me know you saw me here! This whole blogging thing is all about creating relationships for me so lets get to know each other better! We already have something in common. We both adore Katie! Oh and just because I like you already I thought I'd give you a present. One of you that is!

Thank you so much Meagen - I loved your guest post, and yes karoke naked would be quite the nightmare! And thank you for your giveaway of a shop credit to shop miss chic.  I wish I could win! 


Thanks for entering! Winner will be contacted after the 24th!

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18 comments:

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your tradition. I'm sure it's so fun to look back on things from past years you have been thankful for. :)

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great tradition!!! Love Maegan! :)

Betty said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think it's always great to actually write down what we are thankful for...and I love that you are able to look back at each year! This year we are keeping a thankful jar where each day we write something we are thankful for and place it in the jar. At the end of the month we are going to go through it all. :)

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Thanks banister is such a great idea!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Brooklyn Jolley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love reading about other people's Thanksgiving traditions :) And Modern Tulip is one of my favorite blogs!

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

I love that tradition!!! Such a great idea.

xo,
Angela

Jenn King said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a fantastic tradition! Thanks for sharing, I'll be borrowing this idea an implementing into our household. It should be fun to see what my teenage girls come up with!

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is such a great tradition, love this idea!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Meg Cady said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I remember this!!!! I LOVE THIS TRADITION SO MUCHHHHH!!!!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that you guys are doing this again this year!!!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

what a fantastic tradition!! such a great idea.

and i love Maegan!

Anngelik Martinez said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is such a great idea, it always reminds you of what you are grateful because sometimes we don't appreciate much, I know I sometimes don't when I should.

-Vogue&Heels
www.vogueandheels.com

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I remember this from last year! Unlike what the internet sometimes tells us, not all traditions have to be perfectly artistic, and picture perfect. It's about the memories, and I think this is a great way to be intentional about thankfulness!

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a great idea, Katie!

Nancy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

that is such an amazing tradition! I love the thought of appreciating moments by simply writing it out. It's also so nice that you both do it!
xo,
nancy

www.adoretoadorn.com

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your fabulous way of reminding yourselves what you're thankful for!!! :-)

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I so want to copy this!!! I wish i would have done it when the month started!! We will def be doing it in our house next year!! Love how you have kept them all over the last three years!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a fun tradition! I love keeping traditions going :)