November 30, 2012

Day 30...30 days of gratitude

Today I am grateful to have been able to participate in the 30 days of gratitude! It really made me see how many blessings I have in my life!

My Husband

My Family

My Grandparents

My Friends

My Health

Just because the month is over doesn't mean that I'll stop thanking God for all the many things He has given me!

Hope you all enjoyed the 30 days!

What are YOU grateful for today?


November 29, 2012

Day 29...Family

Today I am grateful for family!!! I have the best family ever!! Of course we have our issues, but I love them all the same! :o)

I am also blessed with a great new family from my husband's side. I am the only child but now have three sisters! LOVE IT!!!

I always joke that I was raised in GA and my husband just moved here a few years ago, but has more family here than I could even THINK of having!! LOL

What are you grateful for today?


November 28, 2012

Day 28...Leftovers

Today I am grateful for leftovers!

Whewwww weeee I made a White Turkey Chili last night with my leftover Turkey.

I put the turkey legs in the crockpot and let them get good and tender and shredded all the meat.

Then I used Williams Sonoma's recipe I found on Pinterest for the chili.
White Turkey Chili

Sorry don't have a picture of the finished product. But I promise it was great! :) lol

Two more days of gratitude. Have you been participating? What are you grateful for today???


November 27, 2012

Day 27...Books

Today I am grateful for books!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee reading.

It's nothing like curling up on the couch with a blanket and a good book. If it's stimulating, I could probably read it in a night. And the last couple of months I have been doing just that. A good book on one evening. LOVE IT!!!

What's the latest book you've read?

And what are YOU grateful for today?


November 26, 2012

Day 26...Choices

Today I am grateful for choices. We have the freedom to make our own decisions and to also reap the benefits or consequences of those choices we make.

Hoping to make the best choices in life!!!

What are you grateful for?


November 24, 2012

Day 24...Christ

Today I am grateful for Christ!!! I'm getting in the Christmas spirit with decoration and I don't want for a second to forget the real reason for the season.

Thank you Jesus for dying for my sins.
What are you grateful for?


November 23, 2012

Day 23... Sales

Today I am grateful for Sales!!!!!! Love a good sale. I actually hate shopping but love finding a great deal. Go figure. Well today I went out in the Black Friday madness. Didn't find too many great deals. But I did enjoy being amongst the people and great deals. Lol

This is where the term "Black Friday" came from...

The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.[4][5] Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black".[4][6]

Did you shop for Black Friday?

What are you grateful for?


November 22, 2012

Day 22...Another Year

Today I am grateful to see yet another birthday. So glad God has blessed me with 32 years. I love that it falls on Thanksgiving. Don't mind sharing it at all. :) Prayiny for an even better year than the last.

What are you grateful for?


November 21, 2012

Day 21...Holidays

Today I am grateful for Holidays. They bring family and friends together. Even if you don't get with them on a regular basis, you are going to make sure you see them for the Holidays.

I almost thought I wanted to do nothing. But I'm looking forward to seeing people I haven't seen in a while.

Praying everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and get to spend it with those you love.

What are you grateful for?


November 20, 2012

Day 20...Grandparents

Today I am grateful for my grandparents!!!

They are such a blessing to me. They have been married 55 years! Such a inspiration and example of an amazing couple!! My grandmother has taught me to lean on God and to trust Him with all my heart!

Aren't they so cute!?!?!? :)


What are you grateful for?


November 19, 2012

Day 19...Jeans

Today I am grateful for jeans. Whoever created these did a good thing!! :) Today I found out we could wear jeans to work all week. Now I didn't know about today, but I'll go ahead and make it happen for tomorrow. ;o)

What are you grateful for?


November 18, 2012

Day 17 & 18...God's Love

Today I am thankful for God's love. He love us no matter what we do. I'm so amazed by His love. I've been so full all weekend. Truly a blessing to be a child of God.

What are you grateful for?


November 16, 2012

Day 16...My Car

We are over the hump!!!!

Today I am grateful for my car!! I remember when I got my first car it seems like I always thought at any moment it could break down. LOL Then my senior year in college I got my first BRAND NEW car...Actually got the best deal I could afford so it wasn't something I really wanted. But with only 3 miles, we drove off the lot and instantly I fell in love! LOL!!!

My NeNe
The day I let her go :(
Then even my brand newwwwwwwww baby started giving me trouble. Well at this point she was almost 10 years old (but hey...who's counting??). So after 5 years of no car note I decided it was time to step my game up!

Now at this point in life I decided actually my husband decided I needed to get something I wanted and not just something I could afford. Within two days, I found myself driving off the lot with my new baby...

Avy AKA Lonnie (depends on who I'm talking about her to LOL)

The day she came home with me :)
So now I have a new love. Until the next time...hopefully 10 years from now!! HA!!

What are you grateful for?


November 15, 2012

Day 15...Food

Today I am grateful for having food to eat! I have moe than enough and some people are struglling for ONE MEAL!! I could probably eat a lot less too! SMH lol But I'm grateful to be able to have it when or if I want.

What are you grateful for?


November 14, 2012

Day 14...Shelter

Today I am grateful for a roof over my head. It's starting to get cold outside and I know not everyone is blessed to have a home that they can call theirs. Or shoot....a home period. So I thank God today for my home!

What are YOU grateful for?


November 13, 2012

Day 13...My Husband

Today I am grateful for my husband.


He loves God! He loves me!! He puts up with all my craziness and is always there for me when I need him. He treats me like a queen and I am honored to be able to treat him like a King!!

What are you grateful for?


November 12, 2012

Day 12...Freebies

Today I'm thankful for FREEBIES!!! I love finding a good deal and love getting things for free. I had a great Saturday with FREE Sabra Hummus! I've gotten my coupon game going and love doing it! Looking forward to Black Friday and all the great deals!!

What are you grateful for?


November 11, 2012

Day 10 & 11...Friends

Got so wrapped in my weekend forgot to post what I'm thankful for. But this weekend I am grateful for GREAT FRIENDS!!!! I really do believe I have the best friends ever. Couldn't ask for a better set. We can laugh, cry, and Praise God together. I love it!!!

What are you grateful for??


November 9, 2012

Day 9...Fridays

Today I am grateful for Fridays!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing serious...just that! :)

What are you grateful for?


November 8, 2012

Day 8…My Job

Today I am grateful for working for an amazing company. I have definitely been blessed to have a work family that I love. They are all so caring and have hearts of gold. I love what I do and enjoy who I'm doing it with. I know everyone does not like their job or like going into work, so for that I am grateful!!!!
What are you grateful for?

November 7, 2012

Day 7...Proud to be an American

Today I am grateful that I live in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! We have more freedom that we even know (or sometimes need lol). It has truly been a wonderful experience voting and seeing that my vote counts. I know that our country is not perfect, but I at least hope we are on our way to making it better.

What are you grateful for?


November 6, 2012

Day 6...The right to vote

Today I am grateful for all those that fought and died so that I may have the right to vote.

Please don't take it for granted. Exercise your right to vote.

What are you grateful for?


November 5, 2012

Day 5...Birthday Freebies

Today I am grateful for Birthday Freebies!!!!

A lot of companies offer freebies around your birthday.

If you haven't already signed up for all the great places that will give you something free on your birthday, here is a great ist...

Free Dessert

Applebee’s – Free Dessert and Song
Bakers Square – Free Piece of Pie
Baskin Robbins – Free 2.5 oz. Ice Cream Scoop (must register)
Big Boy – Free Hot Fudge Ice Cream (must register)
Buffalo Wild Wings – Free dessert (must register)
Captain D’s – Free dessert (must register)
Carrows – Free Dessert (must register)
Cattlemen’s – Free Dessert (must register)
Cold Stone Creamery – BOGO Ice Cream Coupon (register)
Dairy Queen – BOGO coupon (must register)
Friendly’s – Free Offer (must register)
Hard Rock Cafe – Free Dessert
Joe’s Crab Shack – Free Piece of Cake
Macaroni Grill – Free Dessert and Song
Marble Slab – Free Small Ice Cream and One Mix-In (register)
Outback – Free Dessert and Song
P.F. Chang’s – Free Dessert
Texas Roadhouse – Free Dessert or Appetizer (must register)
Zio’s – Free Dessert (must register)

Free Adult Meal

Bruegger’s – Free Bagel (must register)
Captain D’s – Free Adult Meal (must register)
Denny’s - Free Grand Slam
Firehouse Subs – Free Medium Sub w/ ID
Fuddruckers - Free Burger (must register)
Moe’s – Free Entree (must register)
Noodles and Company – Free Entree (must register)
Provinos – Free Birthday Dinner w/ ID
Red Robin – Free Burger (must register)
Ruby Tuesday – Free Burger (must register)
Tony Roma’s – Free Dinner (must register)
Qdoba – Free entree when you buy one (must register)

Free Kid’s Meal

Bob Evans – Free Kid’s Meal (must register)
Burger King – Free Kid’s Hamburger Meal (must register)
California Pizza Kitchen – Free Kid’s Meal (must register)
Captain D’s – Free Kid’s Meal (must register)
Shoney’s – Free Kid’s Meal (must register)
Sonic – Free Wacky Pack (must register)
Taco Time – Free Kid’s Meal (must register)


Adidas – 15% off (must register)
Anthropology – 15 % off (must register)
American Eagle Outfitters - 15% off during your birthday month (must register)
Aveda – Free birthday gift (must register)
Barnes & Noble – Free Cupcake on your child’s birthday (must register)
Columbia Sportswear – 20% off (must register)
CVS – $3 ExtraCare Bucks (must register)
dELiA’s – Special gift (must register)
DSW – Get a $5 Certificate for your birthday (must register)
Kmart birthday club – $5 Birthday Bucks + more (must register)
Lancome – Special birthday offer (must register)
Mattel – Special greeting card and a $5 coupon (must register)
Old Navy – Free birthday surprise (must register)
Payless – 20% off during your birthday month (must register)
Stein Mart – 20% off (must register)
The Children’s Place  15% coupon on your birthday and your child’s birthday (must register)
World Market: Surprise Birthday Gift.


AMF Bowling – Special deal (must register)
TGI Friday’s – Free appetizer (must register)
Lone Star Steakhouse – Gift on your Birthday (must register)
Marie Callender’s – $5 off your meal and piece of pie (must register)
Olan Meals – Free Photo Package (must register)
On the Border – Free appetizer (must register)
Red Lobster – Gift on your Birthday (must register)
Redbox – Free rental code (must register)
Sephora – Free Gift (must register)
Starbucks – Free Drinks (must register)
Toy’s R Us – Birthday card and surprise gift (must register)

*list from Southern Savers

What are you grateful for?


November 4, 2012

Day 4...Good Health

Today I'm thankful for good health. I have high blood pressure that runs in my family. I have to take measures to make sure mine is not sky high. I am thankful that I know my history and know what I need to do to make my health better.

What are you grateful for?


November 3, 2012

Day 3...Weekends

I'm grateful today for days off. Love a good Saturday where I can sleep in. Time to rest and relax and re energize for the next week.


Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.

What are you grateful for?


November 2, 2012

Day 2...God's Healing

Again, everyone did not make it to November 2012.

I am grateful today for God's healing power. I thank him in ADVANCE for his healing on those that need it and for me when I need it. We can lay hands on our selves and through faith perform a miracle.

What are you grateful for?


November 1, 2012

Day 1...Grateful

November is the month of gratitude and I will be posting what I'm grateful for everyday.

Today I am grateful to see another day. I know it seems small, but there are a lot of people that didn't make it to November 2012. I'm grateful for being able to take this challenge and express the things that God has blessed me with.

What are you grateful for?


Welcome November

One of the best months of the year!!!!!!!!!!!

My birthday and Thanksgiving just so happen to fall on the same day this year! So everyone will be celebrating!! :o) LOL

November is also Gratitude Month!

Found this challenge

November is the perfect month to practice being grateful for all of life's blessings—big and small. Gratitude helps us enjoy, appreciate, and be more satisfied with our lives. Grateful people deal with life’s ups and downs more gracefully. And now research suggests that being grateful can make you happier and is good for your health. A positive attitude can give you more energy, reduce stress and even boost your immune system. (It always takes science a few decades to catch up with what mom always knew!)

A grateful attitude may be even more essential for kids. Studies have shown that students who are more grateful may have better grades, more friends, and are generally more satisfied with life. In contrast, young people who are more materialistic have a tenden...

cy to be more envious and depressed.

So this November, get your family started on a journey to become more grateful. It’s easy. Hang a big piece of paper on the wall—the bigger the better. Supply your family with fun writing tools—crayons, markers, even watercolor paint and brushes. Encourage each family member to write (or draw!) what they’re grateful for. The goal is to add to the list every day.

Be creative! Nothing is too small to be grateful for.

How many things does your family have to be grateful for? There’s only one way to find out…make the list! By the end of November you’ll be surprised at just how long and varied the list is.

Keep your list in plain sight through the holidays and return to it when little annoyances like tangled lights, out-of-stock gifts, and burnt cookies threaten to bring you down.
Who wants to join me?
What are you grateful for?