Yes, scarves. I am oh so thankful for scarves! I mean who isn’t!? They are the perfect accessory! Stylish, dress up or dress down, plus warm and cuddle-y! I admit, I am somewhat of a scarfaholic; but truly everyone should have at least one good scarf!


3 Day Weekends

I love three day weekends! I mean really, who doesn’t!? This one has been amazing! I have both gotten a lot accomplished and had a lot of fun! Trivia Night, work, laundry, winery, dinner and drinks with friends, mani-pedi, shopping, paid bills, watched DVR, relaxed, grocery shopping, lots of working out. AND I still have tomorrow off! WONDERFUL!

70 degree Weather in November

This is an obvious one! But anyone in Central Illinois who did not take time to enjoy the weather today and/or yesterday should be ashamed! It has been so beautiful out! Yesterday I ran a 5k after work…outside. And today I biked 10 miles on the new bike path. It was so gorgeous! I am so appreciative of warm days in cold seasons! Unfortunately, just left dreading what’s to come.

Happy Veteran’s Day

Yes, I know I’m a little early on this; but looking forward to my upcoming three day weekend, I was reflecting to what, or whom, I owe thanks. We are all so lucky to live in a nation that is free and offering so much opportunity. We have millions to thank for those opportunities and today, more than most, I thank our troops: past and present. Those who give their lives for the bettering of the nation are the REAL heroes and I hope they are not ever taken for granted. Here’s to you.


Yes, this is perhaps obvious. However, it is nights like tonight, over dinner with friends, that I really appreciate those who are important to me. Without friends, who would any of us be!? I have been through a lot of changes over the past year and have way more than I want to think about on the horizon. But through all those changes, I became  close to a few of the most incredible people I know. So again I ask, where would we be without friends!? Certainly somewhere much worse off than I am today. ❀

Urban Sassafras

This is the CUTEST lil store in downtown! If you haven’t been, Go! Like, now! I’ll be here when you get back…

It is this little boutique made of all things pinterest. Ok, maybe she’s just super talented and creative and doesn’t need pinterest. But it really looks like my pinterest boards came to life in this store. She has everything from furniture to kitchen stuff, jewelry to purses, art, and so so so much more. PLUS, she holds pinterest parties….I’ll let that sink in a moment.

Seriously, check out her website or facebook and then check out the store in real life. It will blow your mind! I somehow managed to limit myself to these two amazing goodies:


My New Bracelet & Hair Pin

Numbers 5 & 6

Number 5:

Maybe this would have been more appropriate at number 4….but I am so very thankful for Yadier Molina. Ok, really I’m thankful for Cardinal Baseball; but obviously he is my #1. They are soon to announce this year’s platinum glove recipient, who clearly should be Yadi. There truly is no better all around catcher in the MLB. Ok, stepping down from soapbox. Back to Cardinal Baseball. America’s sport, America’s team my friends! There is nothing I look forward to more than baseball season!
Number 6:

My Boo. So yes, she’s my dog; but also pry my BFF. She cuddles me when I’m sad, runs with me whenever I want, misses me while I’m gone and greets me when I return. I love you Boo and am ever so thankful you’re in my life! πŸ™‚

Lazy Daisy

I am ever so thankful for a lazy Sunday. I don’t often get days when I don’t have anything I HAVE to do. But today was one of those days and I enjoyed it to the fullest! I watched numerous episodes of Drop Dead Diva, The Capture of the Green River Killer (A really interesting 4 hour Lifetime Movie, based on the true story of a guy who murdered 71 women), the newest Amazing Race and today’s Dr. Drew Rehab. I also at potato soup…for lunch and dinner…and baked cookies. Literally, I was that pathetic all day today!
Thankful for this lazy day of no responsibilities.

My Blog

Although I really neglected my blog over the summer, I am very thankful for it. And even more thankful for my blog readers, even if there aren’t that many of you out there πŸ˜‰ It has been a really great experience for me this year; not only the actual blogging experience, but everything that I have done for and/or because of it. I’m excited for the last two months and really excited to start something new next year…suggestions?? πŸ™‚

Music Makes the World Go Round

Today I’m thankful for music. Music has a way of speaking to us and for us. It has the ability to change my mood in an instant. I remember when I was applying for my grad program, one of the interview questions was, “If your life were a movie, what kind of movie would it be?” I was really unsure how to answer that question, but immediately I knew my movie would have a rockin soundtrack….which is exactly what I told them in the interview! πŸ™‚

Adele has been often on my playlist lately. Love that girl! Also into The Lumineers, Jack Johnson, and a number of girl power country songs right now. Although my music mood has a tendency to change as often of the weather in Central Illinois.