Give Thanks

Today I am linkup with Julie Ann Art, adelynSTONE and After Nine To Five in the Give Thanks Link-Up party!  Thanks ladies for hosting this wonderful linkup and giving me an opportunity to share some of my THANKS!

{1} My husband + baby on the way – So happy to be growing our family this year and especially thankful to my husband who is my ROCK!

Sneak peek of our maternity photos by Ria Photography!

 {2} DSLR cameras – The quality of pictures that you can take with these is just amazing and who doesn’t love a great bokeh effect?

{3} Maternity Jeans – I have some full panel, half, panel, and just plain stretchy ones… either way, I’m thinking I may be wearing these after I have my baby too, HA!

{4} Skype – It’s the BEST way to connect with family and friends because not only can you hear a familiar voice but you can see emotions too – priceless!

{5} Sponsors – Thank you SO much for supporting me throughout the years!  You make my right side (of my blog) soooo purty!

{6} Friends who have thrown and attended our baby showers – We’ve been so blessed to have 3 separate showers and have been showered with so many things for our baby boy.  I absolutely can’t wait to use them all!

{7} Online shopping – Although there is a fear of having to return items, it’s also nice to just be able to shop at the tip of your fingers and not have to drive to stores sometimes.  I am thinking I will be especially thankful for this next year since I’ll have a newborn baby!

{8} Good food – Especially ones that have satisfied my pregnancy cravings this year.  πŸ™‚


{9} Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) – What would I do without you? Be a lot more bored, that’s for sure.

{10} YOU! – THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog, commenting when you feel inclined, and letting me know your thoughts!  I have met SO many great friends through here and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  And lurkers, I know you’re out there, don’t be afraid to leave some love as well from time to time, would love to get to know you too!  πŸ™‚

P.S. If your name is Veronika and you blog over at Girl and Closet… CONGRATS!  You are the winner of the MoxieMandie giveaway!  Please send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address and Mandie will get the pillow sent out to you!

P.P.S. Have you entered the Jean Jean Vintage giveaway for $50 credit to her vintage & antique jewelry shop?  GO!

P.P.P.S. I guest blogged over on GingiberSnap today!  If you have a baby girl or know anyone with one, you must check out this post!

Please share! What are you thankful for?


  1. November 16, 2011 / 7:06 pm

    Aw, what a beautiful list you’ve got there! I definitely am thankful for my DSLR camera! Best investment I ever made πŸ™‚

    Your photoshoot looks amazing! Can’t wait to see the rest of them!

  2. November 16, 2011 / 7:39 pm

    Love you Sandy! I am so happy for your blog because it has allowed me to get to know you. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. November 16, 2011 / 7:51 pm

    such a great list – and i love all the pics, friend.
    and i’m thankful for YOU! love you!!!!

  4. November 16, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    This is a wonderful list! So thankful for your friendship and getting to talk pregnancy with you! Your maternity pictures are AMAZING!!! You look STUNNING!

    I’m also thankful for my husband working 16 hours a day so I can stay home with our little one. The man who comes home at midnight and says, “You make it all worth it.”

    I’m thankful for my Great God Who is able to do more than I can ever ask or imagine.

    And I’m also thankful for our little one on the way. January can’t come soon enough (especially with this growing belly! πŸ™‚

  5. Brandi
    November 16, 2011 / 8:39 pm

    OK, OK, I’m a total lurker. But I never have anything witty to say so I just keep to myself. I am of course thankful for my wonderful family. My high school sweetheart husband and sweet little boy truly complete me.
    I am thankful for this blog too. I remember you posted way back when about bibs you had sewn from a Prudent Baby tutorial and it made me think, “I can do that!”. It took a while, but I finally made it to a JoAnn class and now I’m just in love with sewing. Who knew? Plus there’s tons of good food here all the time, which you know I love. Maybe one day, you’ll get me to be fashionable too πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. November 16, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    Hi Sandy!
    thanks for your lovely comment! itΒ΄s always great and wonderful to meet new bloggers. i came by to see yours and found not only a nice blog but a big baby belly πŸ™‚ how nice! you and your husband look adorable together, holding on to that baby boy. congratulations!
    Its so important to be thankful for the incredibly long list of people and things that make our lives amazing.
    i loved your post!
    nice to meet you! πŸ™‚
    XX jannine

  7. November 16, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    such a great list! I am definitely thankful for a lot of things! most especially my super understanding husband!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  8. November 16, 2011 / 10:22 pm

    Great post! There is so much to be thankful for in our lives…it is nice to sit down and pay tribute to that. I plan on linking up with Julie Ann tomorrow :).

  9. steph
    November 16, 2011 / 10:34 pm

    I’m thankful for family and friends like you!

  10. November 17, 2011 / 9:06 am

    Beautiful post my dear!
    I am so thankful for having you as a friend Sandy!!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  11. November 17, 2011 / 10:59 am

    Such fantastic things to be thankful for! I miss my maternity pants πŸ™‚

  12. November 17, 2011 / 11:09 am

    I loved this post of yours! Your growing family is so beautiful! Congratulations!

  13. November 17, 2011 / 12:27 pm

    Aw Sandy this is so sweet! And the maternity jeans mention made me laugh out loud! Can’t wait to see that beautiful baby!


  14. November 17, 2011 / 1:35 pm

    Your maternity pictures are so lovely! And the things you are thankful for are pretty awesome too!

  15. November 17, 2011 / 3:05 pm

    oh wow! gorgeous, stunning maternity pictures. can’t wait to see more. : )

  16. November 17, 2011 / 4:30 pm

    You are the sweetest!! I’m glad you have so much to be thankful for πŸ™‚

  17. November 17, 2011 / 5:42 pm

    hooray for all of the beautiful things in your life πŸ˜‰

  18. November 17, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    Lovely post, Sandy! What an exciting time in your life and I love the photos of you – can’t wait to see more! Have a super weekend. xo – g

  19. November 18, 2011 / 6:37 am

    there is so much to be thankful for! thanks for sharing your thankful heart!

  20. November 19, 2011 / 1:10 am

    Oh wow, your maternity photos are beautiful! I’m thankful for many of the same things you are, especially Skype. It’s so much better than just a phone call!

  21. November 20, 2011 / 8:43 pm

    Hi Sandy! I am stopping by from Collette’s Saturday round-up and just wanted to say hi! Congratulations on your baby and you can rock those maternity jeans for as long as your comfortable πŸ˜‰ they make them so well that unless you look at the waistband you can’t tell πŸ˜‰

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