I’m going to be real here and say I almost didn’t post this today because I’m in a really bad mood and not much is making my favorite list right now. Life is busy and I can’t keep up. But in spite of my crappy mood, Friday is still my favorite and I know I have tons of things to be thankful for.
By the way, that’s one of my least favorite things- when people tell you to start a gratitude journal, count your blessings, etc to get out of a bad mood or funk. I’ve tried, it doesn’t work for me. I’m always grateful and thankful and all of my prayers start with thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t get frustrated or tired of life sometimes and that I don’t get in a bad mood. I just end up being a grateful person in a bad mood. God knows my heart and I think it’s very easy to be both grateful and still in a bad mood.
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These little yummies did make me happy last week. These are our own creation of a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit made with Paleo pancake mix from Birch Benders. I make the pancakes small and stack them up. It would make a great breakfast but we had them for supper.
If you like audio books and have an audible subscription, and need something to listen to while you make your Thanksgiving preparations, listen to You Can Thank Me Later on Audible. It’s a Kelly Harms novella about two brothers and a sister and spans across two or three years worth of Thanksgiving holidays. It has some funny entertaining parts, but get the tissues out right away. It’s sad and touching too, and gets real with how this family deals with holiday grief. By the way, an Audible gift subscription would make a great gift for that hard to shop for person.
Back to the not so favorite- shopping for lampshades! Do yourself a favor and measure first if you are trying to replace a shade for an existing lamp. We finally added a coffee table and end table to the living room this week- the new furniture/ redecoration project from hell because I just can’t get it to come together since June! I got motivated to replace the lampshades since I now have a place to set a lamp and the color scheme has changed but I’m terrible at eye balling the right size lamp shade. I’ve made two trips now and will be on a third one this weekend to return the second set of shades. I finally decided to do a little googling for help and it seems your shade should be twice the diameter of the base of the lamp and be 40-60% of the overall height of the lamp in height. Third times a charm, right?
Deals are always fun. This weekend Cents of Style is giving away a free grateful tee with any $30 purchase- code FREETEE19. They have lots of fun things to shop and that would make great gifts and you get a free tee in the deal.
Jane deals are always fun too. It seems like you guys are enjoying them because I had quite a few affiliate purchases there this week. I was shocked when I logged into my account and saw them. I’m grateful that you shop my links!
Another fun stocking stuffer idea!
LippyClip Lip Balm Holder / Free Shipping – $8.99
Dress up your Yeti tumbler with these!
Personalized Yeti Sleeves / Animal Prints & Plaids – $12.45
This sweater looks so cozy!
Elli Boyfriend Sweater / S-XL – $28.99
Have a great weekend! Linking here.