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Nov 21, 2012

As Thanksgiving approaches (holy crap where did this year go?) I want to take a minute to thank God for all the Blessings in my life.  Alot of times around the Holidays we get wrapped up thinking about what we are going eat or drink, how we are going to decorate our houses,  and all the things we need to create this beautiful image in our heads.  Yes, Thanksgiving is about good food (and even better drinks) but it is also about appreciating the things we have in our lives and spending time with loved ones.

  So here is my thankful list:

-Sterling.  Any parents knows that a child is the greatest blessing you can ever be given.  Sterling is the light of life.  He brings more joy and love to my life than I ever thought possible.

– My family.  I thank God everyday for Matt, my parents that are still in good health, and my brother and sister.  I am beyond lucky to have this family.  They are my support system.  They are my everything.

– My In-laws and sister-in-law.  My in-laws are so good to us and since they moved down to Charleston this year my life has been so much easier.  I love having them in town.  It is so nice to have family here.

– My friends.  I am so lucky to have made a great circle of friends here in Charleston that are near and dear to my heart.  When I moved here 5 years ago I knew two people.  Crazy how in 5 years the girls that I have met here have become like family to me.  I love them all like sisters.  They help keep me sane.  I of course still love all my Charlotte friends too:)

– Sterling’s friends.  I love his friends like I love him.  They are the sweetest group around.  They hold such a special place in my heart because they bring him so much happiness.

– My blog and all my wonderful readers.  This blog is my happy place.  It is my place to be creative, to vent, to post pictures of things I am lusting after,  and a place to just be real and myself.  I love every comment and email I get, they always make my day.  Thank you for all your support and for taking the time to read my blog each day.

– Wine,  duh that is a no brainer.

-Good Food. Being able to dine out and cook what I want is a true luxury.  It is my greatest passion (well beside shopping).

– My house.  Yes we are cramped as crap in our little house and I hate most of my furniture but we are lucky to have a roof over our heads.  I love this little house because it holds so many special memories for my family.

-On a random note I am also thankful for my first event I am helping to co-host next week.  Any locals please stop by and see us.  It will be fun- there is free champagne and shopping discounts, enough said!  I am so flattered to be helping to host this awesome event.

 I have mentioned before how much I love my devotional Jesus Calling.  I read it every night and  it has provided me with alot of comfort and inspiration this year.  I wanted to share this one verse that I think particularly relates to Thanksgiving.  I don’t normally do this on here and in no means am trying to be preachy just wanted to share this because it holds very true to me and something I want to remember daily, to be thankful with exactly what I have in this moment.

“Bring me the Sacrifice of Thanksgiving.  Take nothing for granted, not even the rising of the sun.  When you focus on things you don’t have or situations that displease you your mind also becomes darkened.  You take for granted life, salvation, sunshine, flowers and countless other gifts from me.  You look for what is wrong and refuse to enjoy life until it is fixed.  When you approach me with Thanksgiving the light of my presence pours into you transforming you.”

  Happy Thanksgiving sweet friends!  I am off to cook my booty off today!

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  1. Kyle says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Love your "thankful" list. I too feel so blessed for the many wonderful things in my life. Enjoy tomorrow with your family!

  2. Brooke says:

    Very true! Love your thankful list!



  3. Jill says:

    love that last quote!!

    Happy thanksgiving, we all have so much to be grateful for!!

  4. I'm thankful to have you and your family in my life Natalie. You're a good and beautiful heart šŸ™‚ xoxo

  5. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Great post šŸ™‚



  6. Megan says:

    Very beautiful Natalie! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  7. Hannah says:

    Such a wonderful list. And, how exciting about your first event! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, sweet friend!

  8. Caroline says:

    This was an awesome post today. I loved it. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  9. Oh, this post brought tears to my eyes. You can just feel the love you have for your life and all the blessings you have. Grateful to have the chance to get to know you through our blogs. Happy Thanksgiving, Natalie.

  10. This post is so sweet it brought a tear to my eye. Happy Thanksgiving!!

    BTW – my girlfriends and I are coming to your town sometime this spring! I would love to meet up with you for a cocktail. I'll keep you posted. šŸ™‚

  11. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Your post brought tears to my eyes! I can tell how thankful you are for everything that you have. It was very heartfelt. I love that you post about your devotional. I want the devotional that you are referring to. That quote was spot on perfect. I hope you and your family have the BEST Thanksgiving yet!
    On a side note-I got the dress that you posted yesterday. I am giddy with excitement to get it! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Ashley says:

    hear hear – so good to stop and think about how blessed we are! thanks for the reminder. happy thanksgiving and good luck with all the cooking!

  13. LOVE my devotional Jesus Calling as well! I read it first thing in the morning…it really sets a great tone to my day! Happy Thanksgiving and thank YOU for such a wonderful blog to read!

  14. Congrats on your first event! Wish I could come and support!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Val says:

    Love this post and quote…so much to be thankful for……I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  17. 17 Perth says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Wonderful post–and love your thankful list. I feel so blessed too–and Jesus Calling–I love starting my day with it. It reminds me of what is and isn't important. Have a great day tomorrow.

  18. Michaela says:

    Jesus Calling is great. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family šŸ™‚ Lots of love, Natalie!

  19. Happy Thanksgiving, Natalie! I want to come to your event!

  20. Such a wonderful message. We should all be as thankful as you are.

  21. Fabulous list!!! I love that last quote!!