Category: Thanksgiving

Nov 24 2014

The price to download these books is currently $0.00 (although the price may change at any time, please confirm prior to downloading).  The ebooks are specifically for Kindles, however, you can click here and download the free application that allows you to read Kindle ebooks on your PC.

Download a free copy of Elegant Thanksgiving Recipes: Upscale Your Traditions by Natalie Oliver

Download a free copy of Always Know What To Say – Easy Ways To Approach And Talk To Anyone by Peter W. Murphy

Download a free copy of Tongue Twisters for Kids by Riley Weber

Download a free copy of 76 Free Things to Do with Kids: A Real Mom’s Guide by Shannon Brown

Download a free copy of Salads To Go by Arnel Ricafranca

Download a free copy of 101 Amazing Facts by Jack Goldstein

Download a free copy of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by Rudyard Kipling

Download a free copy of Potty Training In 3 Days: Proven Potty Training Guide To Stress Free Results In 3 Days or Even Faster by Jenny Stone

Download a free copy of Christmas Crock Pot Recipes: 20 Christmas Crock Pot Recipes to Free Up Your Oven and Stove! by Hannie P. Scott

 

Download a free copy of Easy Appetizer Recipes by Instructables Authors

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Nov 27 2013

Thankful for sweet girls who made me a “special” breakfast.

There is magic at our house! Every night I lay out all the non-perishable items (cups, plates, bread, english muffins, or bagels, etc…) that I need to make breakfast the next morning, however, this week by the time I get to the kitchen breakfast has been made for the whole family and the kids are already eating! It’s like breakfast has magically appeared every morning (and there’s no mess either)! This morning I must have been extra good because I got more than the normal Tuesday Toast! Thankful for my sweet girls!  I saved the sweets that they gave me for breakfast for later so I could share them!

Thankful for kids who love making crafts and expressing their appreciation

Karlie’s turkey from school. She had the most turkey feathers out of all the students in her class, her reason “I have so much to be THANKFUL for in my life!” Not sure if you can read the feathers they say – friends, social studies, love, food, life to live, teacher, pets & animals, family

Thankful for hot chocolate

Made hot chocolate and apple cider for my two chickies since it was a cold and rainy afternoon.  They enjoyed their hot treat after school.

Thankful for a husband who plays games with the family

We figured out that Jake has the steadiest hand in our family.  Karlie is watching him carefully so she’ll be ready for her next turn.

Thankful for kids who enjoy playing games

We played Kerplunk and Jenga tonight. After a few close calls we did manage to get quite a tall Jenga tower before it came crashing down. Here’s a picture of Brina focusing on her turn. Thankful for some fun with the family tonight!

There is so much to be thankful for today and really every day of my life!

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Dec 01 2012

The best part about using my crockpot is on those super busy days I can stick a meal in it and when we all come home at night dinner is ready to eat.  My sweet husband, for my birthday last week, got me The Big Book of Slow Cooker Casseroles & More by Betty Crocker and I LOVE it!

After the Thanksgiving Holiday we had some leftover ham that needed to be eaten up.  So I grabbed my new book and found a great recipe to try “Ham & Wild Recipe Soup” and made it up on the cool Fall day.  The soup was delicious plus it helped me utilize some of the leftover ham.

I already have several of the other recipes marked to try soon. I am thankful for quick easy meals especially on those crazy days.  This cookbook will come in really handy as we approach the busy Holiday season too.

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Nov 30 2012

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As I was reflecting back on the many amazing blessings in my life I realized that don’t let those around me know how much I truly appreciate them enough.  The idea of participating in a “thankfulness” challenge for the month of November was started a few months ago when I purchased cards for my family to send out for the Thanksgiving Holiday (see the picture of the front of the card below).

It is my wish to show my gratitude to the people I interact with day to day.  For the month of November I am planning a 30-30-30 Challenge.  It is my goal to say thanks in 30 ways to 30 people for 30 days.  Each day I plan to do at least one activity expressing my thanks to one person every day for thirty days.

How is it the LAST DAY of this activity already?!  It is hard to believe we just finished our last day of our November 30-30-30 Challenge: Saying Thanks 30 Ways to 30 People for 30 Days because it went by so quickly.  Doing this project these last few weeks have been a great blessing and wonderful experience for the whole family.  It was awesome seeing how doing the activity made us think more about being grateful and expressing our thanks to people around us.

Many of the people were family, friends, neighbors, as well as people we interact with regularly while some we had met for the first time (store clerks).  The purpose of this activity was to focus on being thankful and to be a blessing to the people around us.  It was an activity that had a positive impact on our lives.  There were several times I walked away from a task feeling more blessed, it’s amazing how making the choice to positive and grateful to others can uplifts your spirits too.

I have so much to be thankful for not only during this Holiday season but throughout the entire year.  May I continue to express thanks to those I encounter throughout my week.  Several of the days we actually did several thankfulness activities (a few we listed, but most we did not).  After the first week we had thanked over 30 people already (we have a big family) so it was neat seeing how many people we could touch with words and gifts of thanks throughout the month.  I hope that this activity will continue to be on our minds for a very long time as we interact with people from day to day.

Day 30

Who: Strangers

The girls and I had to make a couple quick errands after school, including a stop at a store. We had the opportunity to help an elderly lady put some items into her cart.  She was in a hurry, but was having a hard time getting the items she needed at the store.  It was neat seeing the girls take initiative and help others from opening the doors, helping people get stuff from the shelf, and stepping aside so those in a hurry can pass.  We even let the person behind us go ahead of us in the line.  Sometimes taking a few minutes to show appreciation and kindness can make a big difference in the lives of others. 

Day 29

Who:  Bank Teller

Today we didn’t have a lot of extra places we needed to be but we did make a stop at the bank.  The girls wanted to deposit the money they had earned over the past month into their savings accountUsually I try to go through the drive-thru at the bank because it is much quicker, but the girls like to bring in their money and watch the teller count it out.  Plus, I needed to put items back in our safety deposit and make a deposit as well.  Today we smiled, sincerely thanked our bank teller for helping us, and ask her about her day.  Sometimes we get so busy with our lives and are in a hurrying to get to the next place we barely smile or talk with people that we encounter regularly.  Taking the time to smile, be pleasant, and ask about someone else’s day doesn’t take any extra time but can be a great encouragement for them.

Day 28

Who:  Jazz Instructor

A few months ago I got a Living Social deal for the girls to take Jazz lessons.  We were within a couple miles of the studio several times a week already so we decided to try it out.  They LOVED jazz and look forward to it every week.  It is great exercise and has taught them some neat skills.  In the spirit of the Holidays (Thanksgiving) the girls wrote their instructor a note of thanks and I picked up some sweet treats for them to give to her.  She makes it a lot of fun and both of our girls really enjoy going to her class!

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Nov 28 2012

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As I was reflecting back on the many amazing blessings in my life I realized that don’t let those around me know how much I truly appreciate them enough.  The idea of participating in a “thankfulness” challenge for the month of November was started a few months ago when I purchased cards for my family to send out for the Thanksgiving Holiday (see the picture of the front of the card below).

It is my wish to show my gratitude to the people I interact with day to day.  For the month of November I am planning a 30-30-30 Challenge.  It is my goal to say thanks in 30 ways to 30 people for 30 days.  Each day I plan to do at least one activity expressing my thanks to one person every day for thirty days.

Day 28

Who:  Jazz Instructor

A few months ago I got a Living Social deal for the girls to take Jazz lessons.  We were within a couple miles of the studio several times a week already so we decided to try it out.  They LOVED jazz and look forward to it every week.  It is great exercise and has taught them some neat skills.  In the spirit of the Holidays (Thanksgiving) the girls wrote their instructor a note of thanks and I picked up some sweet treats for them to give to her.  She makes it a lot of fun and both of our girls really enjoy going to her class!

Day 27

Who:  Clients

I am thankful for so many things in my life.  One of the fun activities I get to do throughout the month is work for various clients on projects.  Some of the people I do work for on a regular basis while others are more on a project by project basis at various times throughout the year.  While I do get compensated for the work I do, there is a lot more to it, I really enjoy the people that I have had the privilege to work alongside.  It has been neat getting know them and their families better while helping them tackle business projects.  I am thankful for my clients and their willingness to let me be an active part of their lives and businesses.  Today, I wrote a “I’m Thankful for you….” note as well as delivered a special treat for the ones I help regularly. 

Day 26

Who:  Waitress

Our family doesn’t go out to eat very often (we typically eat meals at home or take a lunch to work / school) so it is a real treat when we can go out or meet a friend for lunch.  I had the opportunity to meet a friend for lunch today, it was wonderful having a chance to catch up for a little bit.  One of the jobs I had in High School and College was waitresses.  I loved doing it because it was great exercise, I got to meet a lot of neat people, and it helped pay the bills, but it was lower paying and at times exhausting.  After working at a couple different places over the years I have learned to appreciate those in the restaurant industry.  As a way of showing my appreciation and thanks to the person serving us today I gave a generous tip at the restaurant, hopefully it will be a blessing to the person waiting on us. 

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