Thursday, April 17, 2014

30DoB (Day 17)

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WooHoo finally something I post about normally! If you guys are just meeting me and want to know one super cool fact about me it'd be that I try to look at all of the things I'm thankful for in my life. Part of doing that includes creating a list of the things I'm thankful for. 

I was actually inspired by the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp to start my list of 1,000 Gifts List of things I'm thankful for and I was posting my Thankful Thursday's before I started the book but the two morphed together and I started my list based off of the things I'm grateful for in my life. Right now my list sits around 909 last I posted so I'm super excited, two years later to complete my list of 1,000 things I've discovered to be grateful for. 

What an accomplishment in my eyes!!

This world has way more than 1,000 things to be grateful for, and I continue to remind myself of all the things in my life that I am bless to have so this prompt couldn't have been any better of timing for my list to continue to grow and reach my goal of 1,000 quicker.

  • The fact that our house didn't start on fire last night after our dryer decided to blow up and shoot smoke everywhere
  • The warmer weather with spring popping around the corner
  • So many new faces I've gotten to know through this blogging link-up series
  • Still having all of my giftcards from Christmas that allow me to give in to my fast food cravings without having to spend my own money ;)
  • Finally utilizing my cooking skills and really creating new food from scratch! I guess being unemployed has some benefits when it comes time to try homemade recipes!
  • For allowing myself to let go of things, not just things but objects (this is big folks, reeeeal big for me)
  • My phone for not pooping on me quite yet, let's hope it'll last just a few more months until our contract is up
  • New labs for print products for clients! I'm so incredibly excited to discover new and fun products
  • The numerous clients who have supported my business and helping me to succeed with photography
  • My organizational skills for finally kicking my butt in gear to focus on cleaning this hoarders nest into a cleaner livable household
  • The smile farmer boy has when he comes home to see dinner made and a special dessert just for him
  • The look on clients faces' when they see their pictures edited for the first time
  • The puppy sun bathing in the sun on a warm spring afternoon
  • Finally having all of my tax information done and ready to file (better late then never right?!)
What do you guys think? Anyone interested in making a monthly link-up happen for your thankful lists and continuing this journey so I can help you guys create your 1,000 list?! If so, I'd love for you guys to come help co-host it!!





So there's my short list, but keep in mind my list is drawing near 1,000 already and I'm super excited! 

1. Follow your hosts Keeping Up With Kelsey & Every Girl Like Me
2. Follow your weekly co-hosts Crystal Michelle's Mess & Keeping Up With Ashley & Cody
(PS- We still have a few spots available for NEXT WEEK for co-hosts)
3. Post the button onto your blog post so others can come link up as well
4. Link up your post below and look around at others blogs!
5. If you use Instagram of Twitter, tag us! #30DoB


If you need a refresher here is this month's link-up posts: 

1. Tuesday- Your Goals For The Month
2. Wednesday- Your Biggest Fear
3. Thursday- What Makes You... You!!
4. Friday- These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things, About Spring
5. Saturday- Share Your Favorite Workout Routines (And Why You Love Them)
6. Sunday- Your Favorite Sunday Routine Or Thing To Do On Sundays
7. Monday- What Do People Not Understand About You?
8. Tuesday- Your Favorite Photograph And Why
9. Wednesday- April Is Poetry Month, Share Your Favorite Poem
10. Thursday- Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years? (Include Photos As A Challenge)
11. Friday- Did You Ever See Yourself Doing What You Do Today?
12. Saturday- Favorite Style of Blogging (Pictures, Quotes, Tutorials, Recipes)
13. Sunday- Share A Recipe, Book, or Product That You've Recently Tried
14. Monday- Biggest Pet Peeve
15. Tuesday- Share Your Date Night!
16. Wednesday- What Did You Give Up
17. Thursday- Thankful Thursday
18. Friday- Biggest Insecurities 
19. Saturday- Favorite Quote

Keep an eye out, I'm going to create a list for the entire month so you can really get ahead of the game and post them all at once if you really want. Bonus points to the person that does too!!
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  1. What an incredible endeavor, 1,000 gift list. This year to begin the year, I reflected on 2013 and made a list of 63 things I was thankful for. It helped in starting the year off with a grateful heart. 1,000 gifts list, seems like a great way to remain aware of all we have to be thankful for in our lives on a regular basis.

  2. I love reading these lists! Aren't gift cards that last a long time the best? My sis always hooks me up with Starbucks. It's nice having a little treat when I pass by one.

  3. I absolutely love the idea of 1,000 things I'm thankful for! This might be a thing for me after the 30 day challenge. Remind me! :)


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