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Happy Thanksgiving week!

Matt and I are beyond excited to host Thanksgiving in our home this year. It will be a much needed change of scenery for our first big holiday without dad (whose birthday is actually this week too). So I’m feeling all the things from stress to sadness to excitement — wild, right? Oh, holidays.

Also, thank you all for sharing your Thanksgiving cooking hacks, entertaining tips and traditions! My mom is going to be absolutely horrified when she learns I outsourced Thanksgiving dinner to Publix…and my serveware and tablesettings are 100% disposable. But hey — more quality family time to chase 4 small kids, bicker over whose turn it is to make the next round of mimosas and enjoy the chaos.

Our family will begin rolling in tonight, so I am signing off for the week but wanted to leave you with a little love note…

Dearest friends, 

I want you to know how thankful I am for each and every one of you. I have literally written and re-written this virtual thank you note a dozen times because I cannot find the words to express just how grateful I am for all of the love and support you’ve poured out for me and my family during one of our hardest years. Additionally, your comments, Instagram likes, thoughtful private messages, purchases through my links and sharing my blog with others truly means the world to me. I honestly couldn’t keep this space up without you!

You all are truly the best and I am blessed with such an incredible community of readers. 

I wish you all a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving week. And for those of you who are grieving during this holiday, I am praying for you. 



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Wednesday 27th of November 2019

I really love following you. Your blog is such a bright spot of the internet, even just today when my whole feed was trendy gift guides with click-bait titles and yours came up with simple "Thankful." It made me pause and reflect, as your blogs do often. I hope this Thanksgiving is wonderful for you and your family!


Friday 29th of November 2019

This seriously made my day. Thank you for taking the time to leave this sweet comment! I hope you had the most wonderful Thanksgiving!!


Wednesday 27th of November 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! The first Thanksgiving and Christmas without my Dad were heartbreaking, it was hard and sad, but we tried to make happy memories as best we could. Let those feelings flow, with time, it does get a bit easier.


Friday 29th of November 2019

I hate that you know these firsts so well. We incorporated dad into Thanksgiving this year and it was hard but beautiful at the same time! xo


Wednesday 27th of November 2019

Wishing you then most wonderful Thanksgiving sweet friend, and sending so much love x

Holly Huskins

Monday 25th of November 2019

I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving and although this week will be hard, as all the first holidays without a loved one are, it will be a blessing to have all your family with you during this time. I will continue to pray for your family. Happy Thanksgiving!!


Monday 25th of November 2019

So thankful for you and your sweet space. Love following along and my heart will be with you during this tough holiday and birthday without your Daddio. Praying for you and hope you all can find joy and fun in this week being together. God bless. xo