What I Am Thankful For

Shirt: Anthropologie {similar} | Shorts: Piperlime | Shoes: Target | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Bracelet and Watch: Borrowed from SIL

These photo were taken a few weeks ago when I was in California.  The outfit kinda works for the weather we’re experiencing right now, i.e. really warm for Thanksgiving week, and I’m loving it.  My little niece did a great job of coordinating with me too, don’t ya think?  😉  Anyhow, I’m linking up to  Julie Ann Art, Yellow Heart Art and Rouge and Whimsy What I am Thankful For link-up post today, because frankly, I really have A LOT to be thankful for in my life!

Rouge & Whimsy


1. Blog designers – who are patient, amazing, and have a great eye.
2. My baby – who has taught me about the little joys in life, being a Mama, how to function on little to no sleep at nights, and wearing my heart on my sleeve.
3. My husband – who is my best friend, companion, outfit picture photographer, and the person who makes me laugh the most.
4. Samsung Galaxy S3 – which has allowed me to be able to take pictures documenting every step of my life, to connect with old friends, to find good places to eat and navigate me where now I am only lost if I can’t find my phone.
5. My parents (and in laws) – who have been living with us since Austin’s birth, helped us through the tough newborn times, and have let us sleep in once in awhile
6. My extended family (brother, brother in laws, sister in laws, niece, nephew) – who have texted with me through tough times, helped me manage this blog, have been great aunties and uncles and cousins to Austin, have played with Austin, and have brought so many SMILES to my life.
7. My bed – where I wish I could spend more time sleeping if only there were more hours in the day.
8. DVR – which has allowed me to watch my favorite shows and football games because I can never watch anything in real time
9. My friends – who help me through fashion dilemmas, text me when I’m bored, and are endlessly supportive of me.
10. Copy and paste function- which has saved me countless hours of retyping.
11. Empty seats next to me on an airplane – especially when we are traveling with Austin.
12. Twitter – So I can keep up with political debates, sports scores, and anything important going on in the world.
13. Breastfeeding – it gave my little guy the best nutrients and allowed me to eat more calories than normal but still lose weight.  And now that I’m not doing it anymore, I am struggling to keep the weight off…
14. YOU – for leaving me comments, love, tweets, emails, entering my giveaways… YOU are amazing!
15. Signature on my blog posts – see the “xoxo, sandy” below? That’s automatically added to the end of each post, whereas before, I would always have to include the signature “sandy” image myself!

What are you thankful for?


  1. November 19, 2012 / 11:04 pm

    Oh you are so cute!! I love the chocolate brown and cobalt blue combo. I’ve been dying for a RM MAC bag… hopefully Santa will bring one to me this year! tee hee. 🙂

    I’m excited for Thanksgiving… and have so much to be thankful for this year!

    xx Love & Aloha

  2. November 19, 2012 / 11:49 pm

    i LOVE “copy and paste function”!! You are so right! Such a small thing that could be so easily overlooked, but is a huge time saver! :]

    Thanks for linking up Sandy! xo JA

  3. November 19, 2012 / 11:49 pm

    what a great list lady 🙂 im thankful for you and your support as always! thanks for linking up 🙂

  4. November 19, 2012 / 11:59 pm

    Love your new header Sandy! I’m tempted for Samsung galaxy s3 for hearing great features. love the cobalt RM bag.


  5. November 20, 2012 / 2:01 am

    Love the Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC! I love your blog post— Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday <3

    What I am thankful for? 1. My son, for giving m life meaning & for motivating me to be a better person every day! 2. My boyfriend, for being my rock. 3. My family & friends for being he great support system that by are. 4. My health <3

  6. November 20, 2012 / 6:14 am

    I LOVE the new blog design!! and what cute pictures and a great list!

  7. November 20, 2012 / 7:53 am

    Your blog is amazing!! I really like the new design and i think it is so much “you”!!

  8. November 20, 2012 / 8:14 am

    Hi Sandy, I am browsing your site and geez you look great! I so like that green skirt and that comes from Target? I think I have to run there now I might not have anymore left hehehehe.

    Thanks for dropping by at my site I do appreaciate it.

  9. November 20, 2012 / 9:22 am

    I love this outfit + your thankful list!!! 🙂

  10. November 20, 2012 / 11:09 am

    LOVE THE PICTURES! and that top? Need.

    I am thanful that I got to “meet” you through the bloggie world!! Love ya girl <3

  11. November 20, 2012 / 11:32 am

    What a great list you’re thankful for!

  12. November 20, 2012 / 11:43 am

    aww love this post! your family is so gorgeous and your niece is such a cutie!

    love your lace top and your cobalt bag!

  13. November 20, 2012 / 12:41 pm

    love the outfit. i’ll have a link up on Thursday so come link up there too!

  14. November 20, 2012 / 12:59 pm

    your blog design is gorgeous, just like you! so impressive.

  15. November 20, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    Love your outfit! I’m happy to be able to link up with you guys! Have a wonderful holiday 🙂

  16. November 20, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    Great outfit! Love the lace top and your blush looks great! We all have lots to be thankful for and it’s great to write them down and remind ourselves. I love your lil TYs to the blog! I used to auto add my signature too, but since it wasn’t showing up in RSS feeds, I have to paste it in myself :(. Anyways, Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. November 20, 2012 / 3:40 pm

    I’m checking out all the thankful lists today, they’re totally helping my bummer mood. Thanks Sandy!

  18. November 20, 2012 / 8:34 pm

    We do have similar posts! 🙂 You have a great list. Copy and paste function is great! Haha. Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. November 21, 2012 / 6:10 am

    What a beautiful family you have! A lovely list of things to be thankful, big and small.

  20. November 21, 2012 / 2:22 pm

    I was going to say, so JEALOUS of your shorts! 🙂 Love the outfit, happy Thanksgiving deary!! xx

  21. November 26, 2012 / 2:27 am

    Awwww~ love these pics! I am so thankful for you~ the best sister/auntie in the world!

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