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Happy almost Thanksgiving! In honor of the holiday, I thought I would take a step back from the craziness of life to think about everything I am thankful for.  Life can be so stressful.  Most people, including myself, take so many of the important things for granted on a daily basis and get stressed about the little things.  Thanksgiving is the perfect time to give thanks for the pieces that are going right!  Here is my list.  What are you thankful for?

  • My health and the health of my loved ones
  • Having a job in a tough economy
  • The ability to blog about my passion
  • Glee because it makes me smile
  • The ability to laugh so hard I can’t stand up
  • Wonderful readers who leave comments that truly make my day
  • Leggings- three cheers for elastic waist pants!
  • Perfect chocolate desserts
  • Books that are so good you can’t put them down but don’t want to finish
  • Dinner parties with too much food
  • Living in an incredible city
  • The first sip of coffee each morning
  • Windows Live Writer 
  • Peanut butter
  • Memories of the days before Blackberries
  • NY bagels
  • Finding a world of bloggers who love food as much as I do
  • Ice cream in brownie or pie form; oh who am I kidding, really ice cream in any form
  • And most of all, special people in my life like these*

My husband that I’ve been with now for seven years


My family and best parents in the world


My best friends who all live too far away from me


My grandmother, husband and sister – the people I love also love each other!


My aunt and her perfect puppy, Cole


New family

engagement 6 


*Even if you aren’t in these pictures, if you are my friend or family member, you still mean the world to me

I’ll be back week with more recipes from my Thanksgiving with Friends!

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16 Responses to “Thanks.”

  1. Marti November 24, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    Lauren, I loved your list and all the photos. I couldn’t agree more. I wish you and your family a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving.


  2. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite November 25, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    Cute! Hope you have a great day!

  3. Shanon November 25, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Aww, such sweet pictures, Lauren! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. thefitacademic November 25, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    It’s so good sometimes to just take a step back from all the stress/craziness and really think about the blessings in our lives and the amazing things we are thankful for! This is one of the reasons I love yoga so much, too – really forces me to stop and just “be.” : )

  5. erica @ fashionmeetsfood November 26, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    Hope you and your family and friends had a fabulous Thanksgiving!


  6. The Taster November 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    Love you baby

  7. debbie c. November 26, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    When I take the time to consider those things I’m most grateful for, it’s my girls that come to mind. And it’s in those moments that I realize how truly blessed my life has been and continues to be. There is just something so special about a mom and her girls! An unbreakable bond.

  8. Simply Life November 27, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Great post! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  9. OliePants November 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    What a sweet post! I love your list!

  10. kirsty November 30, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    lovely pics and great dresses xxxx

  11. Shauna from Piece of Cake November 30, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    Such a great list! And so similar to what mine would be. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Jackie Hale December 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

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  13. Amanda December 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Your mom looks like she could be your sister!

    • KeepItSweet December 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

      I will pass that message along, it will surely make her day!!!

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