Friday, November 22, 2013

Project Life....Thankful

Hello and Happy TGIF!! It's time to share what we are thankful for this week over at Cathy's  blog and visit others that are sharing too. I love doing this each week and have been totally inspired and loving the group that's there. Hard to believe November is almost over already.
Today I'm sharing a couple of my favorite thankful with you then how they look in my Project Life for this week. I did add a twist to it this week though, thanks to some freebie downloads.
First up is the picture above of my husband, Rich, this was him last Saturday walking thru the weeds to pick fall color berries for me to use in my mandala coming up on Monday. I'm so very thankful he does this for me and supports whatever new interest I have. He goes out of his way constantly to make me happy and show how much he loves me. Thankful he lets me take his picture too!!
Thankful for babysitting days that mean doing art with this sweetie. Look how sets up all her art stuff around her, she loves doing that. Thankful she loves art and that I know more about art now then I did when my kids were younger. She inspires me with her art and the freedom of just playing.
Thankful for when the kids say YES to playing a board game with me. They don't like them so it's rare that one of them will say YES to me. This time it was Renee, YAY!!
Thankful for fun pictures of us, this is hard to see but in that blue ornament is Summer, me and Sam having fun taking pictures. Click on it to see better. I gave them my phone and while I looked around they took about 15 pictures of themselves and all the decorations they liked. Thankful for them.
Thankful for books that can change your life and inspire you!! This week it was the top right one. It's called "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. WOW, it's amazing and so beautifully written. This book has been around for a couple years but took me this long to finally read it. If you haven't read it yet, go the library or bookstore and get it soon. I'm going to start counting my gifts/blessings/thank you and listing them here on my blog and bringing it into my New Year, would LOOOOVE for others to join me on this idea of mine. Carrying our attitude for gratitude in the new year will be so much fun and inspiring, I will have more details later, hope you will join me.
Upon reading her book then finding out she has her second book out RIGHT NOW and it's all about the true meaning of Christmas, "The Greatest Gift" is the title and it's a advent for December. Please visit her blog to learn more and again would LOOOVE for anyone to join me on this too.
Ok, now onto my pictures and pages for the week,
I love how easy it is just slipping in a picture and already having the journal cards ready and lined up. White is one of my favorite colors so this is still making me happy. I added the little orange journal card from Cathy and the blue one is from Simple As That, love when others share freebies like this. I decided to pick 3 pictures for each day and to match the 3 good things journal cards I've been using. Wanting to keep with the white theme, made all my collages white too. I love this clean simple look, will be weird when I go Merry and Bright for December's pages. Click on the image to see it better and read the cards. We have no sun today so the picture is kinda dark, sorry about that.
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU for all the support and nice comments when I share these pages. It's been so nice to share with the new readers from Cathy's blog and for my regular readers, they all make my day and keep me motivated to keep on task with it each week. THANK YOU!!
Have a great weekend, snow is coming our way, weatherman says it will be TONS, so Sam will be thrilled with it. Remember to take the time and be thankful for even just one small thing each day.
If you have any questions about these books or anything please let me know in the comments.
Cathy, thanks again for sharing your Friday's and link up with us, so thankful for you !
p.s. Nancy, thanks so much for making this a good week for me, you are awesome!!


  1. Wonderful photos and I can see how you have so many things to be thankful for. Wish I had a hubby who would find Mandala images for me (grin). And it looks like the kids are getting into the spirit of things with your phone.

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend.

  2. I love your thankful photos, Dawn. I love the ones of Hubby and your family!!! And I love playing board games, too, and it happens rarely areound here - more when we visit my mom - she has the old Game of Life and Clue! And your project life pages are amazing as always my friend. So full of wonderful memories and your beautiful creativity. And once again, I have to remind you that I am so thankful to have met YOU here!

  3. P.S. I forgot to mention how much I love the reflection photo - how creative is that! I hope you don't mind, but I am going to try this with our family when we get our tree up!!!! And your books are wonderful, too!

  4. So many things to be thankful for here, especially when you have a willing someone to go along looking for treasures!. Nice to hear you might have a snowy Thanksgiving!. I wish you, Happy Thanksgiving Day in advance .... you might be busy cooking & preparing the family for the festivities :). I'm thinking about FOOD already!. Stay warm, my friend. HUGS.

  5. Such a beautiful post Dawn. Your feeling of Thankfulness inspires me a lot. I heard about the next week's snow and is mentally preparing for it-:) How did you get those Thankful PL cards? They look awesome.
    Warm Hugs

  6. I've enjoyed reading your beautiful thankful thoughts! I also loved the book One Thousand Gifts- so inspiring! Have you read Cami Walker's 29 Gifts?

  7. Love the picture in the ornament, that would make a really great Christmas card photo!

  8. Hi Dawn! I've really enjoyed seeing how you incorporate this right into your Project Life album and how you are using the 4x6 slots to actually have 3 pictures for each day - what a cool idea! Something to file away in my noggin for when i finally take the plunge with PL!