I’m just going to cut right to the chase: Today I am choosing to be thankful for my messy, messy house. I am sitting here on my couch looking around and seeing nothing but chaos. I didn’t get a chance to clean up too much before heading out for Halloween festivities last night. We then got home, put Adlee to bed (Matea had a sleepover at Aunt Jen’s!) and Aaron and I watched American Pickers on Netflix. Second. Best. Show. Ever. (behind Psych). ANYWAY, I was just sitting her feeling annoyed at how messy everything is and irritated with myself for not being more motivated/organized/ambitious with housework, when I realized that a lot of the mess is from my kids. And so I will be thankful that I have children in the house who make messes that I haven’t cleaned up…because someday I’ll wish they were little again, right? (that’s what they all say) So I’m going to choose to just soak it in and enjoy this time. So there you have it!
So on to what we are loving today:
I know, I know, this is a Christmas item. Well, hold onto your hats because you will be seeing TONS of Christmas stuff coming up. Jen and I are really having a difficult time holding back all the massive fun Christmas stuff to share. BUT, I am sharing this with you now, and you will probably thank me later. This AWESOME print comes from Less Cake, More Frosting. And you want to know how incredibly fantastic Ellie, the blogger is? She is offering this print as a free download. FOR REAL. She is thinking about charging a small fee for this print as Christmas gets closer, so you might want to head on over to her blog and check it out. Plus, you might want to just check out her blog in general!
This brings me to several points, in no particular order:
1. Elf is an amazing Christmas move. Thank you, Buddy the Elf, for all your endless quotes
2. It is so fun to see people GIVE AWAY things. WOW. It encourages me to want to give, give, give!
3. Once again, it pays to click through on the items you find on pinterest.
4. I love blogging. It is so much fun.
5. I love having internet friends. (is that nerdy or what? but I love it!)
Jen has a quote up on her fridge and part of it says that “we are blessed so that we can in turn, be a blessing to others.” Its the little things, like a free download, that makes me feel blessed. Now I, in turn, want to go and do the same for others! It is so awesome how we can spur each other on to doing good things. Isn’t it amazing to see that once again, the Bible speaks truth? “Now let us consider how we may spur each other on to love and good deeds…” Hebrews 10:24. God created that in us, isn’t it awesome! And so often people think its just “being nice.” So the next time you are blessed, and want to turn and bless others….remember Who put that desire in you!
See you tomorrow!
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