A week of thanks. Liz, Alison + Shari.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wrapping up a week of thanks with Liz of Sequins and Stripes, Alison of Long Distance Loving and Shari of The Daily Dish. Thank you to all the lovely bloggers who participated! I hope that this inspired new traditions, reasons to be thankful & that you all found some great new recipes to try!

 Liz loves sweet potato pie with marshmallow meringue

My family and a few family friends join together for a Turkeybowl - a game of touch football followed by warm chili to get our metabolisms going for the big meal ahead. It is my favorite way to celebrate this lovely holiday!

1. The good health of my family and friends
2. My huge support system that has allowed me to follow my dreams these last few months
3. Amazing new opportunities on the horizon in 2011!

Alison loves Cajun spiced turkey

I love the few minutes we spend around the table after the meal is done, reflecting on our blessings. It is a simple tradition, but it really brings to life what is important.

1. the health of my family
2. dear friends
3. my husband, {cv}

Shari loves honey cornbread muffins image via

My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is helping my mom in the kitchen the morning of. It's always great quality time with her, that I will cherish forever. 

1. First and foremost is of course the typical, family, friends, and boyfriend response. There is nothing more important in the world.
2. My job. While I may not love it day and day out, I am happy to have one and know there are others who are far less fortunate.
3. My blog. It has given me the opportunity to meet lots of amazing people, and attend events I never would have known about otherwise.

What are you thankful for?


  1. yay! many thanks for YOU and the blogging community too--it is one amazing place! hope you're loving NYC! xoxo {av}

  2. Lovely post darling.
    I am thankful for my upbringing and the support and love I have been given by my parents and grandparents.
    I am also thankful for the opportunities I am given and what I have been enabled to achieve by having the confidence I have to go out there and succeed.

    New follower lovely.

    Eda ♥


  3. I'm so in love with this series. And reading about all these different Thanksgiving traditions makes me want to add a few more of them to our own Thanksgiving :)

  4. Those honey cornbread muffins look delish! Loved this series...so fun to read about traditions and what everyone is thankful for! :)

  5. I absolutely love these interviews! They are so sweet and such a fun way to share what everyone is thankful for.

  6. Sweet potato pie is my favorite! I am obsessed with it every Thanksgiving. Great series!


  7. mmm this is all making me so hungry. That pie looks amazing!

  8. love this post!
    amazing idea - and yummy yummy food!


  9. I have really been loving these posts. We don't have Thanksgiving here in Australia but your posts have still been very hart warming {and all the delicious looking food has made me hungry!}

    Thanks for the great posts :D