It’s Thanksgiving morning and after a week of crazy, I’m finally taking a few minutes to sit down, reflect, and just enjoy the holiday that brings together two of my favorite things, food and family.
This is the second year that Matt and I are hosting Thanksgiving (although our years of Thanksgiving with friends was good practice), and it might have been a little bit insane to do so in the midst of Keep It Sweet Desserts’ first holiday season, but now that I’m here, I’m so glad that we are. It is the way I can show some people in my life how grateful I am for them.
I’m thankful for an incredible husband who has supported me through this great venture in my life. Through the daily emotional ups and downs he is always there with a big hug, kind words, or breakfast for dinner.
I’m thankful for the most amazing parents who taught me to work hard, believe in myself and be kind to others along the way. My mom’s baking was obviously a huge influence on me, but she also started her own business years ago and that inspired me as well. My dad works incredibly hard and has shown me how to be patient and diligent to gain success.
I’m thankful for my sister who is my best friend. She is the most kind, funny, and incredibly hard working person I know. I’ve never known anyone else to consider others in everything that they do.
I’m thankful for in laws who welcomed me like a daughter from day one. They are such incredibly generous people and their huge hearts are amazing.
I’m thankful for a brother and sister-in-law who have been so supportive of my business and will rave about my cookies to any stranger on the street. I’m also SO excited that just a few months from now there will be a little Lilling running around and I get to be an aunt!!!
I’m thankful for my friends and extended family who are near and far. We might not speak every day and I might not see you as often as I like, but your support in ordering cookies, posting on Facebook and telling everyone about my business makes me feel so loved. I wish I could list every single one of you here but you know who you are.
I’m thankful for YOU, my readers. You’ve motivated me and helped build my confidence to follow my dreams. You’ve voted for me, ordered cookies, and been my advocate through all sorts of social media. I know that Keep It Sweet Desserts would not exist without the community that exists for food blogging.
I hope that you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving. The rest of my day will be spent enjoying the company of my family and lots of food, giving thanks for all that I can throughout.
Finally, a few Keep It Sweet Desserts items:
Don’t forget a portion of November proceeds are going to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. On a day like today, it is even more important that we remember there are many people still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Saturday is Small Business Saturday! I am so excited that Keep It Sweet Desserts is a part of that this year!
I can not wait for the Keep It Sweet Desserts Cyber Monday special! It is a surprise but it is a good one!! We rarely do sales and promotions so this will be a special way to really give thanks to my customers!