Thankful On Thursday

My recent Thankful On Thursday post was a nice little one to write and reflect upon, so I'll keep the ball going here this week.

Be your best Self.

This Thursday, I am thankful for...

+ Fun weekends ahead. This weekend we are having my parents join us and I just can't wait. They are big partiers, I just love it. :)

+ Good reads. I just finished reading The Magician's Assistant by Anne Patchett and it made me catch the reading bug all over again. Yesterday was so lovely after I got home from work, so I sat out on the patio with my iPad and dove into a new book. It was so peaceful, truly the perfect way to unwind after a busy workday.

+ Honeycrisp apples. I bought three this past Sunday and am down to one. I'm savoring it. I think I scared Ian when I started talking about how amazing they were and that they had a "cult following" ... but don't you agree?

+ Old dogs learning new tricks. Our husky Drake, who will be 14 this Christmas, surprised me last night when we made up a new little game. You must have a funny name with any game so I deemed this one "Moving The Island." It basically entails me moving around his bed and he pounces on it and turns in circles and barks. He is such a puppy at heart.

+ The upcoming holidays! This year Ian and I will be hosting Thanksgiving at our house (gulp!) and while I did beg my mother in law to handle turkey duty (oh, and gravy too), I promised to handle everything else. And of course I am most excited about the tablescape.

What are you thankful for this Thursday?

Hope to see you join us tomorrow 
for the Five On Friday link-up!


  1. We hosted Thanksgiving for the first time last November and really enjoyed it! I loved going through my magazines and cookbooks and planning the menu. And I'm sure your table will look darling for the big day :)

  2. Totally agree about diving into a good book and unwinding after a hectic workday! Add a glass of vino and it's the perfect combo! ;)

  3. Hooray to hosting Thanksgiving! It was a bit stressful when JM and I did it last year, but only because I wanted everything to be perfect. And it was - because our families got to sit together and break bread at the same holiday table :) I can't wait to see your menu!

  4. hosting Thanksgiving?? i am green with envy my friend bc my grandmother won't let me in the "rotation" hahaha

  5. such a good reminder. i am thankful for the continuation of our summer weather because i am just not ready for fall weather yet

  6. We are hosting thanksgiving and Xmas this yr and I've been excited since we announced it last yr! Is it sad part of my joy is for the table as well!?! Can't wait to look up that book!
    Xo Lauren

  7. Hi there, fellow hostess!! Though it'll only be me, my husband, and my in-laws at our house for Thanksgiving, I'm still already a bit gulpy over my hostess duties as well!

    And Drake's new game - melt my heart! Happy Thursday, friend :)

  8. I've hosted Thanksgiving for the past four years. Every year is different as to who is joining us at the table- friends, family, or both, but I love every minute of it! This year will be our largest crowd- ten people!

    Reading outside sounds so wonderful. I miss reading! I'm going to put that book on my to-read list.

  9. LOVE to read, but with school I don't ever have time to read :(

  10. Your dog is 14?! wow! That's awesome!

  11. Hosting Thanksgiving would make me anxious too.


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