Monday, November 15, 2010

thankful

This year, like every year I have so much to be thankful for, and always look forward to giving back where I can. Lately I've been thinking about volunteering some time to a food shelter to help serve their Thanksgiving/ Christmas meal to someone less fortunate than me, sending a few frozen turkey's over to the local refuge, or setting up a donation to a charity in need. Because I know there are a lot of people less fortunate than me, I try my best to always be grateful for all the blessings in my life, but for some reason around this time of year I do this even more so- I know some of you are with me on this one! I am not only thankful for health, love, happiness and friendship- but also the little things that bring a smile to my face....
Like winning a blog giveaway (from the gregariously beautiful Nina- from Nina on the Moon), thoughtfully wrapped presents sent through the post, handmade cards, enjoying a homemade butternut squash soup with goat cheese, and you all of course ;)

Happy Monday darlings!

Thank you Nina, I love it all- you did such an amazing job picking these items out, they are so me!

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations for winning!! And the prizes look amazing♥ I've never had butternut squash soup before, but it looks delicious!!

    xoxo
    Ai

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  2. i am so happy you liked it :)

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  3. me too I really want to do some volunteer work again this year! That soup looks delish!

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  4. thank you for the blog welcome! seems we have a lot in common, butternut squash soup is my fav!!!! look forward to reading more!

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  5. Great stuff and that soup looks yummy!

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  6. Looks like you won some sweet items there darling. And I think it's great that you are considering doing some volunteer work xx

    http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com/

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  7. Those earrings are to die for. Also, I don't like vanilla either! Hahahah

    :)

    Shoe
    thingsididmyself.blogspot.com

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  8. ahh this soup looks amazing. perfect for the weather right now. i checked out your photos from your trip and i am so jealous!! i went to Italy with my family a few years ago and I loved it too. hopefully i'll get to study abroad in europe at some point!

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  9. adorable!! Congrats on your win! and I look forward to hearing more about your volunteer work! xoxo M

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  10. that soup looks delicious!!

    honestly i think people hype up the "danger" of mexico. if you're a smart traveller with a little bit of spanish it's really easy to get by. the dangerous parts are up north and mexico city and its neighboring cities are really unscathed. i really love it here!!

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  11. thanks for the love ladies!

    @Andee Layne: let me know what you decide to do, curious..
    @Luna: looking forward to styling all the items!!

    the soup was soo good, I'll have to post the recipe soon ;)

    xo Carlina

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x carlina