As a society, I think that we often forget to stop, reflect and instead of complaining, or offering some form of criticism just say – I”M THANKFUL. For the country I was born in, for the family I was born to, for the roof above me, for the earth below me. We’re all guilty of it because life is so busy, and it’s stressful and it goes by so dang fast that it can be hard to take that second to reflect.

A few years ago, one of my family members started to take the month of November as a challenge to state one thing that you are thankful for every day. To just pause and say I’m lucky and so blessed.

Thirty Days of Being Thankful

So I thought I’d take this opportunity to encourage all of YOU to join me in making November a month where we are all openly sharing what it is that we’re thankful for. I won’t be posting on it daily (I would say that’s wee excessive) ;), but I will be doing a weekly recap post where I share my top things each week and hopefully y’all will share your biggest blessings, too!

In the spirit of being thankful, and since it’s the first of the month, let’s get rolling on the monthly round-up to see what got done in this joint in the month of October!

Insulation Man

How to Insulate Conditioned Attic

Ah yes! The insulation project that started in October and nearly lasted through November. 😉 Took a little longer than anticipated, but I’m happy to report that we’ve been nice and toasty since our insulation bonanza wrapped up a few weeks days ago. To say we are thankful that this project is done, may be the biggest understatement of my life. 😀

How to use foam board to insulate attic

How to Get Out of College Debt Free

Graduating debt free from college may be one of the things I am most thankful for. Starting out our marriage with very little debt let us focus on bigger picture financial moves sooner, like buying our first place and starting our renovation journey at the ripe age of 22. Babies, I tell you!

How to get out of college debt free

Craptastic Carpet

Let’s just say I’ve been itching to remove this PINK carpet from our attic escape since day one of setting foot in this joint. Mr. Pinky and I finally parted ways this month. I hope he fairs well in the carpet graveyard.

How to Remove Carpet

Happy Birthday House!

We helped the house celebrate it’s first birthday with us in October, too. Hard to believe it’s already been a year. Where does time go, my friend? We took the birthday celebration as a chance to share all the reasons why we feel so lucky to call this little slice of the world home.

Happy Birthday House

She’s a Natural 

Natural fiber rugs, we like peeeass and ccarrootts. (Lordy, that makes me want to pop in Forrest Gump, grab a tub of ice cream and a box of wine – you in?) I know what I like when I see it, and jute rugs happen to fall into that category.

We are pretty darn excited to adorn our upstairs bedrooms with these lovely diamond jute rugs from the Home Decorators collection. Added bonus, they’re the softest natural fiber rugs I’ve trounced on to date.

Home Decorators Diamond Jute Rug

DIY Built-in Bookcase

If I could do cartwheels I would be flipping my feet up in the air every time I walked down our basement steps on over to the new built-in. I love this little guy. He’s like da bomb. Further validating my love for our new builtin, I found that an IKEA look alike will set you back around $1,200. Our DIY beast? $400 dolla billz.

Hoot. You can either interpret that as me hooting in joy, a la an owl that just spotted it’s mouse for dinner, or like, that is a HOOT. You saved $800!!??

Linen Backing on Bookcase

And a full frontal shot of all the action. Just feast your eyes on this beautiful little number. Can ya tell I like it? 😀

Bookcase with Linen Backing

All, or Nothing, or Half

We also contemplated options for our upstairs Master Bath. To add a shower, or not to add a shower, that is the question. The space is mega tight, so we’ll have to go back to the drawing board on this one to see if a rain maker/body bather is in the mix for this upstairs oasis. Heck, if my worst case scenario is a big old bathroom with double sinks and enough room to tap dance, I also call that a big fat win.

Marble Bathroom Mood Board

So, what have all of you guys been working on? Feel free to share any links to projects you’ve been working on in the comments tab. I’d love to swing by and take a look!



2 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. I love this idea, and completely agree-we need to be more thankful, take time and realize how lucky we are sometimes 🙂 maybe I’ll share some things I’m thankful for 🙂
    have a great weekend!

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