Dec 2, 2013



So Thanksgiving was last week. And it was wonderful. I got to spend time with both of my families, I ate delicious food  (and made some bomb sweet potatoes if I do say so myself). We didn't have to travel anywhere, which made the holiday seem even more laid back and it meant that Eric and I got to spend a lot of time together at home. Yeah, we were both working (Eric on schoolwork, me on paper grading), but it was still wonderful to spend time together. 

I think Thanksgiving is really really wonderful. I love Christmas as much as the next person, but I think Thanksgiving is wonderful in and of itself. Yes, we should always have a spirit of gratefulness, but Thanksgiving is such a great reminder to stop and think about it. I don't know about you all, but I am feeling very very Thankful this year. 

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his mercy endures forever." Psalm 118:1

This year, I am thankful for:
  • A husband who loves me in such a Christ-like way. He makes me feel special and beautiful, yet he challenges me to grow and become a better person everyday.
  • My lovely little home. When I walk in the door to my house, I feel happy. I am really going to miss it when we move someday.
  • My siblings. We are all so different, but we love each other so much and we have a fabulous relationship. I never ever want to take them for granted.
  • My new niece and my sweet nephew. They are both healthy and beautiful and a true representation of God's love.
  • My blog. It really is a silly little hobby, but I am so thankful for it. I think it's so much fun and I am trying to become less embarrassed about it everyday.
  • My parents and my in-laws. Both love me so much and would do anything for me. 
  • My job. It is such a blessing. I work with great people and what I actually do is pretty darn fun. 
  • My health. I take this for granted way too often. 

I also wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who reads this blog. I am so honored that you take the time out of your day to read my words and sometimes even acknowledge that you read them :) You guys are the best. Thanks! 


  1. I'm glad you had such a great holiday! I'm still working on being less embarrassed about my blog too haha.

  2. Wonderful post Ashley! Agree on being embarassed on the blog lol

  3. so darling! what a great list of things to be thankful for. The Lord has blessed you!


  4. Ashley, thanks for helping make sense of fashion. You're one of my favorite fashionistas.

    Jon Odom

  5. Lovely post. After last week spent with family, that is truly what I'm thankful for most this year.
    eileen ragan | leaner by the lake

  6. I hope you had an amazing time
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  7. it's so nice to remember to be thankful around the holidays for sure. sounds like you have a lot to be thanksful for :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  8. such good things to be thankful for :)

  9. You are so sweet! I loved your list. We do need to remember to be grateful every day.

  10. This was wonderful to read. I always see your blog as a great treat. It shows that you are a beautiful person within, just as much as on the outside. I am thankful for so much this year, blog included. Did you read my Thankful post?


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