25 Things I Am Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving!


this year has been SUCH an exciting one for me!  mostly because marv and i got to grow our marriage, my nephew can finally call my name, a got to see my family/friends a ton because of weddings, and of course, this is the year i began my blog and shop!  it’s easy to get caught up in things and not be as appreciative and outwardly thankful as we should be sometimes… so in no particular order, i am thankful for these 25 things (and more)!

{1} my husband. i could write a whole blog post or three about why but i’ll keep it simple. he loves me. he supports me. he is my other half.
{2} my family. words can’t even express my love for them. they have raised me up to be the sandy a la mode that i am today. they support me endlessly. and they shape who i am on a daily basis!
{3} my blog friends. who leave sweet comments that always brighten my day!
{4} twitter. the best social media tool to promote my blog/shop
{5} dark chocolate. nuff said.
{6} my laptop. my companion for 75% of each day.
{7} my cognac colored steve madden boots. i can wear it with tights and skinny jeans!
{8} our mailman. who leaves a sticky note in our mailbox that says “package at door 🙂 ” when we have a package at our front door! otherwise, some days when we get home after dark we may not notice.
{9} felt. it has inspired me to create new bows for my shop!
{10} my oven. my tummy is loving all the baked goods that come out of it.
{11} college football. it’s a good excuse to stay in and be lazy on saturday.
{12} my snuggie. it keeps me warm while i blog from the couch!
{13} band-aids. it has helped protect my poor finger (that i cut) for the last few weeks! still can’t type with my left index finger. 🙁
{14} naps. they do a body wonders, am i right?
{15} my covered porch. where i do all my product photography, through rain, shine or snow!
{16} my canon 50d. it’s my sidekick and you can find me behind it a lot of the time!
{17} tights. it always you to wear tunics and short dresses without feeling like you’re revealing to much!
{18} my job. it pays the bills and allows me to spend frivolously on clothes and shoes, wait, just kidding, i don’t do that! 😉
{19} my purse. it holds stuff. A LOT of stuff!
{20} sweatpants. there’s not better feeling then coming home from work, taking off your work pants and putting on some sweats. ohh so comfy!
{21} my little red suitcase. it’s my life in a carry-on when i’m on the road.
{22} my stuffed animal “kids”. jojo, bebe, lulu, and koko, they bring us TONS of joy and one of them always keeps me company on business trips! 🙂
{23} my sponsors. they support me. i <3 them. don’t they look so fine over there? –>
{24} giveaways. i love winning them and i love hosting them. and i’ve got two going on right now. (happy serendipity) and (much love, illy) have you entered?
{25} black friday cyber discounts. totally beats waiting in line! i’ll be offering a 15% off of my shop, but you’ll have to head on over to wild & precious and much love, illy to get the discount codes! click the buttons below to take you do the discounts!  while you’re there, there’s a ton of other discounts going on too!

What are you thankful for?

Are you planning on going Black Friday shopping?

I’ll be back on Monday with… wait for it, another GIVEAWAY!!


  1. November 25, 2010 / 12:17 am

    oooh such a good list, friend!! i said “amen!” like 10x reading through it. except for dark chocolate – ick. 😉 i’m a milk chocolate girl!! and duh, yes for tights!!!!

    happy thanksgiving!! i am SO thankful for YOU!!

  2. November 25, 2010 / 3:03 am

    What a great list 🙂 happy Thanksgiving!!!

  3. November 25, 2010 / 3:04 am

    i am thankful for you sandy! you are such a sweet blogger friend. your blog brighten my day 🙂

    happy thanksgiving to you!

  4. November 25, 2010 / 5:43 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    I don’t think I’ll go to buy something even on Black Friday ’cause I’m trying to save money, but maybe I’ll go to see something..


  5. November 25, 2010 / 8:52 am

    Now that’s a list sweets!!
    You and I have far more in common than we thought….when ya coming over?? lol.
    I adore you….Im so thrilled that we got in touch last week….:)

    I added you to my blogroll so I dont miss a post..have a wonderful day hunnie:) Ill catch you on the other side of the mashed potatoes:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    Enter my Spotted Moth Giveaway♥

  6. Chrissy
    November 25, 2010 / 9:06 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, my dear friend!

    What a cute post! Love it! Have a great day!

  7. November 25, 2010 / 9:47 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Sandy!! I’m so thankful to have connected with you through blogging. And chocolate too, oh yes. Maybe I should send you this one recipe…
    Hope your day is full of lots of deliciousness. As for Black Friday, mine will only be black because I have a 15-page political philosophy paper to write. Woo. hoo. (See the excitement?)

  8. November 25, 2010 / 10:00 am

    I have SO much to be thankful for…my amazing sweetheart, family, friends, my church, coffee, blogging, good literature, music…I could go on & on!

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving, Sandy!

  9. November 25, 2010 / 10:09 am

    we all have so much to be thankful for! thanks for sharing, Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  10. November 25, 2010 / 10:28 am

    That is sweet that you took the time to make up a list of what you are thankful of. 🙂

  11. November 25, 2010 / 11:09 am

    aw what a sweet post! have a wonderful thanksgiving!! xoxo jcd

  12. November 25, 2010 / 11:11 am

    GREAT List!! I love that your mailman does that — what a thoughtful touch!! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. November 25, 2010 / 11:12 am

    🙂 i’m planning to make such a list today too. there are soooo many things that i’m grateful for. you as a promoter of my shop and my blog will be a part of it, too! gosh you do such a great job and i will learn so much from you. i’m grateful for having found you as a friend. happy thanksgiving to you and your family.
    xo, lou

  14. November 25, 2010 / 12:38 pm

    What a lovely long thankful list, I think they can never be too long 😀


  15. November 25, 2010 / 1:23 pm

    omg, remember our crazy thanksgiving last year?!! i’m going to miss you so much this year! it just isn’t the same without you. =( love your thankful list~~ you are so blessed and you deserve every single great thing. this morning evan woke up, grabbed your photo and kept saying googoogoogoogoogoo. i’m so thankful for an amazing sister who is one of the most loving, creative, sweetest and wonderful people i know! happy thanksgiving!!!! =)

  16. November 25, 2010 / 2:04 pm

    SO much to be thankful for…how sweet! happy thanksgiving!

  17. Nani
    November 25, 2010 / 3:04 pm

    awesome list!!! happy Thanksgiving Sandy!!!

  18. November 25, 2010 / 3:09 pm

    Sandy babes.. I love all the things your thankful for.. great list. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great gobble gobble day.. Get your grub on!! Yay!

    xx Love & Aloha

  19. November 25, 2010 / 4:23 pm

    Hahahaha can I say how much I love that photo? Mostly because all you really need is HOLLY!! Hahahahahaha!

    Hope you are having a lovely Thanksgiving!!

  20. November 25, 2010 / 6:22 pm

    These what I’m thankful for lists always makes me feel so giddy!

    As for Black Friday sales I’m glad they don’t have them here (just because I would have to work) but I love that so many etsy and online shops are having something 🙂

  21. November 25, 2010 / 6:25 pm

    New visitor to your blog, and I’m already thankful for you! Keep up the good work, I love it! Hope you had a great thanksgiving 🙂

  22. November 25, 2010 / 10:56 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! I’m grateful for my family and friends! And my mom’s chocolate pie. I don’t think I’ll be doing any Black Friday shopping…I’ve never been, and I’m a little afraid of the crazy people. I think I’ll just shop online. 🙂

  23. November 26, 2010 / 9:52 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Sandy!! What a wonderful list! You have the best mailman!

  24. November 26, 2010 / 1:23 pm

    Great list – hope you had a good thanksgiving!

  25. November 26, 2010 / 6:56 pm

    Nice list! It is good to see a Kansas City blogger on here!
    I am from KC, but moved to San Diego. Anyway, cool blog.


  26. November 27, 2010 / 5:26 am

    What a sweet list, darling:) Its so great to remember all those amazing stuff we all are thankful for:) Wish you an amazing weekend and I am following you now…(how did it take me so long? I was just I did already) Anyway, kisses and hugs

  27. November 27, 2010 / 9:12 am

    i loved reading this list Sandy. it’s always nice to see what other people are grateful for. i adore you and you are precious <3

  28. November 27, 2010 / 11:05 am

    great post hun!! great things to be thankful for! 🙂 hope u had a great day! xo

  29. November 27, 2010 / 11:48 am

    Such a lovely list!! Someday, perhaps I will have a covered porch too 🙂

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

  30. November 27, 2010 / 1:10 pm

    Hope you’ve been enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend! I love how you gave props to your “kids” – I’ve got a few of my own 😛

  31. November 27, 2010 / 2:15 pm

    what a lovely list of things to be thankful for 🙂 I wish Thanksgiving was bigger in France though at least I’ll be having a little turkey this weekend. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

    – the runaway

  32. November 27, 2010 / 2:16 pm

    That sure is a kick arse list lady! I’m thankful to have “met” you!

  33. November 28, 2010 / 7:46 pm

    My friend just bought me a snuggie yesterday. I couldn’t stop talking about it so she got me one (a leopard one) and I am so in love with it.

  34. November 28, 2010 / 9:22 pm

    I love your list! I’m very thankful for all my blog & twitter friends too… this fun blog world is always full of such fun, love & support.

    (And I’m so very thankful for sweatpants too! :-D)

  35. November 29, 2010 / 7:49 am

    What a fabulous list. Hope you had a lovely, lovely Thanksgiving weekend!

  36. November 29, 2010 / 12:08 pm

    Aww–sweet! I was just thankful I was able to have so much time off from work to enjoy being with family & share great food with them! I made my delicious southern pecan pie for dessert!

    Now, I’m decorating my home for the holidays! I already made my FUN & FESTIVE HOLIDAY WREATH FOR LESS THAN $12! It only took 30 minutes too! Check out my step-by-step instructions!


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