I love Fridays, I love thank you notes, and I love Jimmy Fallon’s Thank You Notes, so, naturally, Friday here on my blog means:
THANK YOU NOTES + JIMMY!!
Thank You Notes
It’s Thank You Notes Friday!! And this week is a big Thank You Notes week for a few reasons: 1) This is the 100th Thank You Notes post 2) This is the last Thank You Notes post of 2016, and 3) This may be the last time I ever do Thank You Notes. But before I get into why, let’s say thanks, shall we…
Thank you, snow days, for being close to perfect.
These two were out before the sun.
We went for an earthy PNW Snow woman.
Thank you, kids for this.
#TBT to last week’s snow day when the kids took this picture for me. I think it came out rather well. ❤️💚❤️ *•*.•.*•.*•.*.•*•.*.•*.•.*•.*.•*.•*.+ What you do NOT see: While they were taking this picture I was upstairs in my room venting with a pen in my hand. Sometimes it’s better to write rather than scream, right? I wanted pictures & a Boomerang video of the kids in the snow, but of course when I want something nobody is as eager as I am to do for me as I am for them. I simply gave up on wrangling three kids. So what do these three do? They do it on their own.
Just when I was at the height of my venting burning holes into paper, I hear these kids giggling. I peeked through the blinds and spotted them taking selfies & videos with nothing but smiles. And once again I was reminded this is the life, despite occasionally being frustrated, this is the life I love. The life of a mother of three sweet kids who drive me crazy some days, but fill my heart always. 💕 #ThankYouNotes
Thank you, to everyone who was a part of 12 Days of Blogmas, who sponsored Blogmas, and who checked in every day. I’m truly grateful. Here’s a recap if you missed it, there’s also a holiday linkup, so you can link up all your holiday posts too.
Thank you, Saturday strolls that lead to PIE.
Thank you, girls, for the bakeoff! Truly there are no losers in this. 🙂 COOKIES!!
Thank YOU! Thank you, so much for visiting, commenting and your friendship! I’m so happy to have you in my life.
And finally, thank you, babe. Thank you for talking me off the ledge.
The other day ago I did exactly what I remind you ladies NOT to do, I got on Pinterest and went down a rabbit hole of comparison. I started to wonder if this blog was enough, or rather… if I was enough for this blog. I wasn’t sure if I should keep this blog afloat. There are so many other bloggers out there that have started blogging after me and seem so much more successful than me.(But that’s not why I started to blog.)
What or where and I’m going wrong? I began to swirl down a slippery spiral of questioning myself and all my work. Some of my thoughts: I could save on costs, time, and then there’s that fact that Google hates me. I know my work isn’t flawless here, but damnit I know I share good work. See, I did fight for myself during my self-doubt parade.
I told my husband I was thinking of tapping out and that’s when he began to talk me down. During our talk I realized maybe there needs to be change in 2017, perhaps this blog will be different. I’m considering a rebrand or just a style change, we shall see. Over the next two weeks I hope to come back with a better plan, more creativity, and focus.
What are you thankful for this week?
Wishing all of you the happiest of holidays!!
I’ll be back for MMBH on Sunday and a 2016 recap.
Did you read this post? You may want to bring some tissues and your holiday spirit. 🙂
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