2011 things . . . (week 23)

July 07, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1Week 5Week 10Week 15Week 20Week 21, Week 22)

1081. watching the fireworks from home
1082. July 4th cookout
1083. playing Just Dance 2
1084. wading in the pool
1085. laughing until it hurts
1086. those who recover from strokes
1087. 3 day weekends
1088. helpful friends
1089. a break in the hot weather
1090. people who share in your troubles and pray for you
1091. surviving a 2.5 hours movie . . . kinda long
1092. clean pools
1093. a desktop printer
1094. the smell of cucumbers
1095. flash mob in downtown
1096. elephants
1097. old songs becoming new again
1098. sharing hugs with my aunt Saundria
1099. toothbrushes with funky patterns
1100. handmade dolls
1101. peppermint tea that calms
1102. organic sheets
1103. summer reading
1104. finding my camera lense cap after losing it
1105. the smell of lilac
1106. learning from the past
1107. healing
1108. water with electrolytes
1109. clarity of purpose
1110. elastic ponytail rings
1111. strawberry icing
1112. playing games in the pool
1113. double sided tape
1114. jumbo clothes pins
1115. books that challenge me to grow
1116. small business owners
1117. lullabies
1118. not wasting time
1119. acrylic paint
1120. new projects

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2011 things . . . (week 22)

June 30, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1Week 5Week 10Week 15Week 20, Week 21)

1041. an encouraging word, just when you need it
1042. getting a $100 pair of jeans for only $20
1043. my Grandma turned 89 years old
1044. weeks that go by fast
1045. polka dot dress
1046. getting the windows washed
1047. holiday weekend ahead
1048. new cookbook
1049. two a days
1050. gifts of service
1051. people who pay attention to the small details
1052. Silly Goose reopening . . . bigger and better. I went twice in one week.
1053. antique shopping
1054. Urban Zoologie Part 2 started shipping to stores last week
1055. waffle cones
1056. lemon scented dishwasher tablet
1057. playing Uno
1058. West Elm bedding sale
1059. church service on Sunday
1060. the front gate getting fixed
1061. firework tents
1062. God’s plans
1063. wicking and breathable workout clothes
1064. patterned dessert napkins
1065. Mac’s time machine
1066. collaborations
1067. braille
1068. church steeples
1069. unburied talent
1070. those with unwavering faith
1071. good reports from mission trips
1072. fun memories of Mikey and Bubba
1073. neighbors on vacation . . . it’s been so quiet and I’ve been able to sleep peacefully!
1074. pinwheels
1075. gift baskets
1076. when good comes out of a bad situation
1077. blueberries on sale (only 99 cents)
1078. singing along to ballads
1079. working air conditioner
1080. Fourth of July holiday plans

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2011 things . . . (week 21)

June 23, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1Week 5Week 10Week 15Week 20)

1001. Starbucks gift card
1002. short airplane trips
1003. sitting between my sister and brother on the plane
1004. daily housekeeping in the hotel
1005. the smell of the ocean
1006. birds perched on the pier
1007. the sound of ocean waves crashing
1008. watching my grandma play Wii’s Just Dance
1009. not having to cook for 5 days
1010. not gaining weight on vacation
1011. laughing with my family
1012. new notebook
1013. my Aunt KK’s humor
1014. the sound of kids playing outside
1015. learning to bite my tongue
1016. doing cartwheels in the park
1017. still being able to do a cartwheel
1018. going to H&M
1019. seeing Ryaan graduate
1020. my grandma’s homemade fried rice
1021. people who have tact
1022. being over half way through my “2011 things” list for the year
1023. a good watermelon
1024. seeing a baby swaddled in my fabric at the airport . . . this was cool!
1025. Matthew giving me a hug every time I saw him
1026. go kart racing
1027. watching an older couple dance in the park
1028. my uncle Ralph’s love
1029. an active imagination
1030. seeing my parents everyday for 5 days in a row
1031. finding a new podcast
1032. not being afraid to dream
1033. chasing fireflies
1034. pedicures
1035. my grandma teaching me to knit
1036. waking up super early to get a head start on the day
1037. my uncle Michael grilling
1038. pocket tissues
1039. no travel delays
1040. sleeping in my bed

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2011 things . . . (week 20)

June 16, 2011

This week I thought I would change up my 2011 list a bit. In honor of Father’s Day (and because I have a really great Dad), this list is all about things I’m thankful for about my Dad.

960. braiding mine and Kendra’s hair when we were kids
961. your love of reading
962. going to work with you
963. being my first fan
964. listening
965. bear hugs
966. your courage to change
967. taking my art to show others without me knowing . . . and getting me my first art exhibition
968. your love
969. watching you become the best version of you
970. encouraging me to press on
971. always, always making Christmas special
972. allowing me time to grow
973. instilling in me the importance of family
974.  your aviation hobby
975. letting me play my music loud
976. when you grill
977. taking an extra job when we were in college
978. the way you love my mom
979. sharing your books
980. your double chocolate cake
981. letting us be silly
982. discipline
983. introducing me to God
984. teaching me that mediocrity is not an option
985. always being there
986. you’re always evolving . . . always for the better
987. putting us (the kids) in swimming lessons every summer
988. family vacations
989. the time you came to school during the middle of the work day to untangle my solar system project
990. raising us around music
991. going swimming together
992. writing us letters
993. teaching us manners
994. flying kites in the field
995. your beard
996. praying for me
997. putting together my furniture
998. your kind heart
999. playing softball in the backyard
1000. just being you

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2011 things . . . (week 19)

June 09, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1Week 5Week 10Week 15Week 16Week 17, Week 18)

920. fabric softener
921. paper toys
922. inspiration boards
923. the food processor
924. drama that ends
925. laying by the pool
926. seeing my parents renew their vows after 40 years of marriage
927. tweaking my workout routine
928. the sound of the ice cream truck
929. fun vacation bible schools
930. healthy babies
931. not being in a rush
932. my grandfather’s grin
933. grocery carts to carry heavy groceries
934. running through the sprinklers
935. cute tweezers
936. the sound of crinkled tissue paper
937. life’s wake-up calls
938. sound reasoning
939. foodies sharing restaurants to visit
940. supportive friends
941. mediators
942. fresh flowers on a table
943. lifeguards
944. rainbows
945. finding pine nuts on sale
946. affirming words
947. lemon scented hand soap
948. a clear mind
949. unspoiled children
950. productivity
951. a place for a loved one to recover
952. unexpected good news
953. meeting deadlines
954. low blood pressure
955. sunny days
956. favor
957. seeing hard work pay off
958. bananas
959. strengthening weaknesses
960. watching my mom and dad hold hands while walking down the street

(photo by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things . . . (week 18)

June 02, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1Week 5Week 10Week 15Week 16, Week 17)

881. graduation caps being tossed in the air
882. purple earplugs
883. watching my grandmother go through my fabric
884. balloons
885. the hope of the cicadas leaving
886. finding a seat in a crowded place
887. a quiet, peaceful work space
888. children with manners
889. family barbecues
890. 85 degree weather with no humidity
891. people who celebrate the small things
892. going to the movies on Sunday afternoon
893. mixing lipsticks to make the perfect shade!
894. pool season
895. shampoo that smells like mint
896. flavored tea
897. notes application on iphone
898. summer plans
899. pocket watches
900. when someone else makes dinner
901. those who have served our country
902. pushing the snooze button
903. knee socks
904. sidewalks
905. carrying a book in my purse to read
906. healed burns
907. victorian gardens
908. love
909. charm bracelets
910. my dad’s strength
911. happiness
912. peace during a hard time
913. gerbera daisies
914. berries
915. hula hoops
916. tree swings
917. Escada Moon Sparkle perfume
918. speech therapists
919. praying with a friend
920. picnics

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things . . . (week 17)

May 26, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1Week 5Week 10Week 11Week 12Week 13Week 14Week 15, Week 16)

841. rolled up jeans
842. speech therapists
843. pearl necklaces . . . i have a collection.
844. going in the opposite direction of traffic
845. headaches that cease
846. strokes that aren’t fatal
847. encouraging phone calls
848. God is never caught off guard
849. my monogramed designs
850. sunglasses to cover tired eyes
851. going to church
852. Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Ginger Snaps
853. knowledge
854. gutsy people
855. celebrating birthdays
856. forward thinking
857. camera phones
858. Eye Fi
859. a quiet moment to regroup
860. people who aren’t rude
861. a clean car trunk
862. ladybugs
863. fish ponds
864. black bean patties
865. hair pins
866. wisdom from an unlikely place
867. a hot shower after a stressful day
868. the still small voice
869. feathers
870. foot massages
871. zippers
872. dresses and skirts with pockets
873. yawning
874. the end of the school year
875. field day
876. dancing
877. simplicity
878. the book Modern Paper Crafts
879. a stranger’s prayer
880. apples with no blemishes

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things . . . (week 16)

May 20, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1Week 5Week 10Week 11Week 12Week 13Week 14, Week 15)

800. flower beds
801. when flight turbulence ends
802. snow capped mountains
803. friendly cab drivers
804. meeting the Robert Kaufman team
805. seeing my designs at Quilt Market
806. Les Madelines bakery
807. walking in the rain with a broken umbrella but somehow not getting soaked
808. beautiful buildings in Salt Lake City
809. having someone to rest your head on during airplane trip
810. comfortable shoes
811. daisy fabric
812. safe flights
813. no lost luggage
814. quilters
815. meeting fellow designers
816. chard
817. frappucino happy hour
818. new work ideas
819. filtered water
820. pink cheeks
821. weather radars
822. not being stuck on a delayed plane
823. finally getting to go to Babycakes!!!
824. outdoor seating
825. people who create art from the heart
826. the smell of baby powder
827. a burst of energy
828. being on a mission
829. seat belts
830. public parks
831. being able to take a nap
832. Tiny Prints
833. community
834. fluffy, white clouds
835. quick understanding
836. ending the day on a good note
837. joy
838. avocados in salads
839. Pastis
840. being back home

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things . . . (week 15)

May 11, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1Week 5Week 10Week 11Week 12, Week 13, Week 14)

760. desktop calendars
761. going to the movies
762. wall clocks
763. gingham blouses
764. seeing baby ducks at the park
765. to-go orders
766. home tours
767. the color yellow
768. new toothbrush
769. mother’s day lunch
770. clean floors
771. booth seating
772. polaroids
773. a fighting spirit
774. visiting my old church
775. my pink water bottle
776. high definition television
777. an apple blossom candle
778. sprinkler systems
779. gray t-shirts
780. talking to my best friend
781. wedged shoes
782. thick eyebrows
783. butterflies
784. hydrangeas
785. paint sets
786. praying instead of worrying
787. grape seed oil … alternative to butter
788. my yellow rain coat
789. reconnecting with old friends
790. lullabies
791. a loving mother
792. crunchy pears
793. loose pants
794. proof readers
795. keyboard shortcuts
796. star gazing
797. jeweled headbands
798. elevators
799. dotted note cards
800. dinner time

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2011 things . . . (week 14)

May 05, 2011



Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1Week 5Week 10Week 11Week 12, Week 13)

720. coffee sleeves
721. sleeping with a fan blowing on you
722. seeing Allie receive her Girl Scout award
723. the message and typography of this print
724. Jesse at the Starbucks in Green Hills
725. free shipping on orders
726. Veggie yaki soba noodles
727. cheering on the 4,000 marathon runners as they ran in front of my home
728. reminders of road lane closures
729. spending time with Aunt Janice and Uncle Eric
730. rain stopping while waiting in a line outside
731. learning to trust God more
732. pain free dentist appointment
733. church steeples
734. sparkly, big earrings
735. restaurants that serve breakfast all day
736. people who pick up litter
737. the woman who volunteered to put back my grocery buggy
738. finding new bakeries
739. two for one deals
740. discovering new things about people you’ve known for a long time
741. considerate people
742. having a dad who is always there
743. drinking “room temperature” water
744. hand sanitizer
745. Lucky magazine
746. spicy food
747. weekends that my sister comes to stay with me
748. teenagers who serve
749. getting all my errands done for the day
750. salad week
751. energy efficient homes
752. Whole Food stays open until 10 pm
753. the sound of a horse trotting
754. friendly bank tellers
755. the smell of bleach
756. the sweetness of carrots
757. getting an appointment with the dentist last minute
758. chips and salsa
759. the name Pippa
760. a baby’s chubby feet

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2011 things . . . (week 13)

April 29, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1Week 5Week 10Week 11, Week 12)

681. my Mom celebrated another birthday
682. finding my green bracelet I had forgotten all about
683. holding a newborn baby
684. putting a newborn baby to sleep
685. new workout routine
686. a clean desk
687. the honesty of children
688. recycling
689. finally finding oversized workout headbands
690. people who motivate you
691. fitness trainers who want you to succeed
692. going to bed early
693. homemade italian dressing
694. patterned pencils
695. a pat on the back
696. the excitement of starting to read a new book
697. a time of preparation
698. people that remember your name
699. a good attitude
700. calm and peaceful mornings
701. Proverbs 3
702. sound judgement
703. lint removers
704. diligence
705. past mentors, Ellen Zinkiewicz and Lisa Pote
706. an iron to get out stubborn wrinkles
707. the first gleam of dawn
708. sliced bread
709. not having to wear a scarf for warmth anymore . . . hello, spring!
710. the gracefulness of a deer
711. J Alexanders
712. blogs that inspire
713. finding brand new clothes from last year while getting out spring/summer clothes
714. warms sheets out of the dryer
715. my childhood dog, Hannibal
716. children who hum while they play
717. teamwork
718. bunny stamp on gift tag
719. breakfast food
720. a second wind

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2011 things . . . (week 12)

April 21, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1, Week 5Week 10, Week 11)

641. the sound of rain
642. country music
643. custom art prints
644. finding the perfect art print for your living space
645. rain dripping from leaves
646. the calmness after a storm
647. getting new tags for my car and not waiting to the last minute
648. not needing to run the air conditioner or heat
649. a working washing machine and dryer
650. God’s unconditional love
651. twirling
652. pizza + movie nights
653. drive thru pharmacies
654.  rain to wash away the pollen
655. the week leading up to Easter
656. my oversized white mug
657. style blogger Kendi
658. adults being baptized
659. bullet point lists
660. completed chores
661. the empty tomb
662. my sister visiting me for the weekend
663. reaching 2,000 facebook fans
664. my car takes a licking and keeps on ticking
665. people who are thoughtful
666. the song we sang in church on Sunday . . . I’ve been singing it all week
667. the portability of a laptop
668. april showers bring may flowers
669. fresh salad with tons of toppings
670. “safe places” for teens
671. finger nail polish remover
672. gumption
673. no reserves, no retreats, no regrets
674. magazine holders
675. being able to help someone
676. recipes with only 5 or less ingredients
677. easy to follow directions
678. talking to Allie on the phone
679. being focused
680. upcoming travel plans

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things . . . (week 11)

April 15, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9, Week 10)

600. eating a big lunch
601. paper mache bunny
602. nothing is impossible with God
603. new fabric line
604. DVR
605. short finger nails with bright polish
606. not breaking my thumb after shutting it in the door
607. discount stores
608. 90 degree weekend
609. wearing flip flops outside for the first time this season
610. multi-tasking
611. synchronized swimming
612. the message of this journal
613. food allergy drops
614. inhalant allergy drops
615. firm, but fair parents
616. homemade pesto
617. my little brothers smile
618. finding out that macaroons are gluten free
619. Interstate 24 West (the way home)
620. easter footies
621. my hometown
622. bird watching
623. tree houses
624. classical music
625. Goodwill
626. purple little bushes
627. cheerful smiles
628. punctuality
629. someone to hang my art
630. anchors
631. looking both ways before crossing the street
632. rain coats
633. striped tank tops
634. seeing the good in a bad situation
635. listening to stories from Adventures in Odyssey on the radio
636. funny billboard signs
637. learning to listen
638. my left side of the brain
639. purity
640. growing up

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2011 things . . . (week 10)

April 08, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
(IntroWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8, Week 9)

541. covered pot holes
542. fun art prints
543. working headlights
544. no damage from storms
545. a good attitude
546. attentive friends
547. lamp posts
548. perseverance
549. flickering lights
550. mixing up the “day’s schedule”
551. UPS
552. thick hair
553. my daily read
554. intricate pattern designs
555. national geographic pictures
556. those with relentless faith
557. spiral bound notebooks
558. stumbling upon a super sale at my favorite store
559. warmth from the sun
560. taking the steps instead of the elevator
561. being able to walk up the steps
562. quality after school programs
563. public transportation
564. mouth wash
565. new dreams
566. falling asleep quickly
567. trash service
568. a peaceful nights rest
569. lemon scented furniture polish
570. brand new Sharpie pen
571. cleaning out my closet
572. playing tic, tac, toe
573. the wisdom of grandparents
574. felt art
575. comfy black leggings
576. not living for the weekend anymore
577. Rice Dream vanilla ice cream
578. personalities with spunk
579. creativity
580. tornado warning sirens
581. hope in the midst of a storm
582. old buildings with character
583. God’s healing
584. Photoshop
585. whistles
586. fresh broccoli
587. browsing around in bookstores
588. talk radio
589. listening to podcasts while working
590. cooking with my bff
591. computer shortcuts
592. fast DSL
593. maps
594. an empty laundry basket
595. getting my 2010 taxes filed
596. my yellow cardigan that goes with everything
597. new watch . . . i haven’t worn a watch since leaving my “9-5 job”
598. brown rice
599. rubber bands
600. finding cheap downtown parking

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2011 things . . . (week 9)

April 01, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
(IntroductionWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7, Week 8)

481. a thoughtful present
482. having hard conversations
483. sparkly bracelet I found at a vintage store
484. attending art exhibits
485. an artist’s process of creating
486. encouragement from a stranger
487. curly hair
488. big smiles
489. laughing from the belly
490.  birthday phone calls
491. my aunt singing me “happy birthday”
492. a duck’s webbed feet
493. early morning runs in the park
494. new designs
495. clean parks
496. when my Dad grills
497. “work” not feeling like “work”
498. blog of the week on Decor8, thank you Holly
499. my soft cozy shirt
500. organized days
501. living in the same city as my best friend
502. the ability to walk
503. new designs being picked up
504. spring daffodils
505. the clicking sound of a keyboard
506. going a month without caffeine . . . I was drinking Caramel Macchiato’s WAY to much
507. overnight deliveries
508. Penelope’s argyle purses for a golf themed bachelorette party
509. clean counters
510. my Mom’s old belt
511. soup that heals
512. passing a test
513. vacuum cleaners
514. homemade soup
515. sprinkles on sugar cookies
516. grocery store within walking distance
517. life wake-up calls
518. humble people
519.  working kidneys
520. the smell of mint
521. chocolate smoothies
522. my grandfather Boyd’s legacy
523. color crush: seafoam and buttercup
524. crushed ice
525. clean air
526. clear direction
527. farmers
528. a dictionary
529. journals with lined pages
530. hummus
531. Shamar being able to walk
532. spare buttons that come with clothes
533. ginger
534. breeze from an open window
535. calculator
536. calming music
537. sharp knife
538. parents are still living
539. “G” of the Sea, Harajuku Lovers perfume
540. God’s power

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2011 things . . . (week 8)

March 24, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
(IntroductionWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6, Week 7)

421. justice
422. footstools
423. the sun coming out after a cloudy day
424. answers to questions
425. waiters that are genuinely nice
426. overcoming a fear of mountains
427. prayers for Japan
428. buckets to hold things
429. joyful songs
430. lip gloss
431. sheep
432. iron gates
433. endurance
434. learned lessons from the past
435. calm seas
436. fair judges
437. pouch made out of my fabric . . . thank you, Christine!
438. scented candles
439. firm handshakes
440. the sound of a harp
441. softened hearts
442. rest
443. strength
444. deep, thick forests
445. devotion
446. Loveless Cafe
447. a 15 minute power nap
448. prayers answered quickly
449. green grass
450. the beginning of spring
451. the smell of cut grass
452. people outside enjoying the weather
453. peaceful dwellings
454. children’s art
455. people leaving “block” messages to me
456. air hockey
457. strong bones
458. spending the entire day with friends
459. eating at my favorite sushi place
460. going home for the day
461. getting my hair washed
462. a gracious host
463. compassion
464. a field of flowers
465. chevron list pad
466. filling salads
467. not having an hour commute
468. hopscotch
469. firm foundations
470. equality
471. shopping online
472. recycling
473. hole punchers
474. a nail file
475. another year of life
476. spending my birthday with my favorite people
477. not having to hurry
478. oversized purses
479. pretty tissue paper
480. spring break
(photos by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things . . . (week 7)

March 16, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
(IntroductionWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5, Week 6)

361. Pantone 605
362. new ideas
363. soft fuzzy rugs
364. a new toothbrush
365. friendship
366. crisp cool air
367. sticking to a plan, even when it gets hard
368. new running shoes
369. finding a new way to style my hair
370. Pamela’s Gluten Free Brownies . . . I love you
371. the sound of wind blowing
372. reaching my “drinking water quota” for the day . . . why is this so hard for me to do?
373. someone filling up my car with gas
374. visiting with my aunts, Charlotte and Saundria
375. having something already made to snack on
376. a beautiful 70 degree Saturday
377. walking through East Nashville
378. a periwinkle and coral sky . . . I saw this when I looked up from working
379. reminder notes
380. eating at mAmbu
381. hopeful messages
382. learning new words
383. going to the symphony
384. trash to treasure . . . someone gave me this bag
385. the movie You Can’t Take It With You
386. a closet full of clothes
387. learning to take it easy
388. the story behind a song
389. oversized t-shirts to lounge in
390. ab workouts
391. God’s timing
392. clean towels
393. Easter candy
394. people with integrity
395. red hair
396. warm hands
397. lemon scented furniture polish
398. ipod holder
399. cleaning out my purse
400. Julie Herman
401. going to Pangea in Hillsboro Village
402. fresh sheets
403. mouth wash
404. the smell of bleach
405. budding trees
406. allergy medicine because of budding tress
407. freckles
408. The Jolly Jabber interview
409. new music being released on Tuesdays
410. receiving samples of my next fabric line
411. the Sophie and Lili dolls
412.  long showers
413.  blinds for your windows
414.  people who are different from popular culture
415. courage
416. closed doors/opportunities that work out for the best
417. Dave Ramsey’s radio show
418. pink paper clips
419. finding a ladybug in my hair and not killing it
420. sweet email from Tamara

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things: week 6

March 10, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
(IntroductionWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4, Week 5)

301. good doctor’s report
302. patience in finding parking spaces
303. short grocery list
304. living 5 minutes from the gym
305. mom helping me hang pictures
306. not having a power outage during a thunderstorm
307. Angela’s great eye for photography
308. having a great photo shoot
309. Whole Foods
310. restful Sunday
311. lanterns
312. finally receiving a package I had been waiting on FOREVER!
313. probiotics
314.  peacefully resolved conflicts
315. constructive criticism at work
316. running into old friend Jenn
317. jeans that fit good
318. colorful sticky notes
319. taking a class
320. learning from the class
321. having change for the parking meter
322. responding with love to someone who was mean to you
323. finding new wall decor
324. my striped bathrobe with a hood
325. brunch at Marche
326. spontaneous choregraphy
327. Ibuprofen
328. pretty necklaces with bling
329. finishing a big deadline
330. the day after finishing a big deadline . . . pure relief
331. rainy, lazy days
332. an empty laundry basket
333. all the pretty gowns at the Oscars
334. a ruler to help you draw a straight line
335. happy birds chirping
336. mobility
337. umbrellas to keep the rain out
338. sitting down after being on your feet all day
339. left overs
340. returned phone calls
341. the sound of a crinkled newspaper
342. a baby’s giggle
343. finding a new feature on my phone
344. cranberries and almonds
345. soft tissue for your nose
346. a place to put your phone charger
347. fun work projects
348. a kind stranger with helpful advice
349. God’s grace
350. a wireless mouse
351. spell check
352. finding the matching sock
353. limits that protect
354. living in Nashville
355. the story of baby Bennet
356. chairs that swivel
357. ponytail holders
358. Orla Kiely
359. locally grown food
360. book marks

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things . . . (week 5)

March 03, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
(IntroductionWeek 1Week 2Week 3, Week 4)

241. finally falling asleep after tossing and turning
242. my mom’s daily texts
243. people who respond well under pressure
244. talking to my aunt Margaret
245. shopping at JCrew
246. fire extinguishers
247.  finding new blogs to read
248.  getting in free to an event that I had been wanting to go to for months
249. meeting my brother for coffee
250. new designs being picked when I thought they wouldn’t
251. a stocked kitchen
252.  my sister, Kendra, singing the remix version of Raspberry Beret
253. the girl who sang at church
254. toothpicks
255. those who forgive
256. doctors with good beside manners
257. running into my aunt Jennifer
258. the revelation of God’s love
259. new sewing projects for upcoming lines
260. meeting new people
261. getting out of my comfort zone
262. the woman I met on the track
263. new PR in running
264. being able to wear shorts to the gym . . . goodbye cold weather
265. combs to untangle hair
266. my blow dryer
267. argyle
268. people who serve
269. allergy attacks that subside
270. seeing old friends Ann and Susan
271.  prayer time
272. strangers opening the door for you
273. valentine’s gift from Dad . . . he’s never missed a year, even though we live in different cities now
274. arched doorways
275. the sunshine
276. ampersands
277. health insurance
278. ballet dancers
279. good music playing in the background
280. Mrs. Cellusta, my high school chemistry teacher, who believed in me even though I was bad in her class
281. easy to access phone outlets
282. Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place, one of my top 5 books
283. this recipe . . . it was so yummy
284. having a full tank of gas
285. new socks
286. thrift store find: vintage belt
287. 20% discount on Sunday brunch
288. going to see a play
289. driving home to see my dad on his birthday
290. glass cleaner
291. opaque tights
292. having change for the parking meter
293. free parking
294. surge protectors
295. days that flow well
296. finding new books to read
297. good music speakers
298. pink flip flops
299. waking up
300. singing at the top of my lungs

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things . . . (week 4)

February 24, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
(Introduction, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3)

181. my 9 aunts
182. my 4 uncles
183. my 28 cousins
184. plaid shirts
185. my college years
186. Dad’s restored health
187. fresh air
188. the moon
189. blowing bubbles
190. surviving high school
191. missionaries
192. love
193. Hello Kitty
194. not being addicted to coffee anymore
195. someone to help open stubborn jars
196. good yoga teachers
197. my sister’s humor . . . nobody can make me laugh like her
198. 70 degree weather in the winter
199. not having to wear a coat
200. new twin babies, Natalie and Matthew
201. waking up to the sun peeking out behind the blinds
202. happy emails with cool news
203. comfy office chair
204.  news of a new fabric line . . . something yummy
205. the mute button . . . I mute all TV commercials
206. kendra estella-rose (shout out out to my big sis!)
207. getting the first parking spot at the crowded gym
208. sea salt
209. workdays that fly by
210. completing boring projects
211. warm water
212. agave nectar
213. shout color catcher . . . I wash all my stripes in this
214. new windshield wipers
215. the sales person changing my windshield wipers in the cold rain
216. converse shoes
217. motorcycle helmets to keep motorists safe
218. finishing work projects early
219. meeting my dad for lunch
220. dropping my phone, but it not breaking
221. coffee shops
222. playing with baby Keegan
223. a warm coat
224. hats for bad hair days
225. Little House of the Prairie
226. maintenance light on car is on, but finding out nothing major is wrong
227. days filled with hope
228. momentum
229. Silly Goose restaurant . . . you are my fav!
230. getting my taxes done early
231. my dad celebrated another year of life
232. having a backup computer
233. Adobe Illustrator . . . oh, how I love thee!
234. someone to change the light bulbs . . . this is no small feat, the ceilings are very high and a ladder is necessary
235. discernment
236. honey
237. peace
238. my yellow hoodie . . . it brightens my day
239. stepping out of the boat
240. thirst for God

(photos by Ann Kelle)
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2011 things . . . (week 3)

February 17, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
(Introduction, Week 1, Week 2)

My “2011 things” continued. . .
121. perfume
122. life
123. text messages that make you smile
124. back-to-back reruns of your favorite show
125. butterflies in your stomach
126. a helping hand
127. discovering you have 2 more hours to sleep before the alarm goes off
128. Sunday naps
129. daisies
130. GPS
131. rain instead of ice or snow
132. not being alone
133. glitter pens
134. being able to give
135. etsy
136. kind blog comments
137. growth
138. a day to celebrate love
139. long cardigans
140. a good tailor
141. being born in the USA
142. sidewalks
143. cars that stay in their lane
144. plumbers
145. getting out of the “rat race”
146. savings account
147. thrift find: pearl necklace
148. good meetings
149. home-cooked meals
150. electricity
151. completing a project you had on your to-do list for a long time
152. a man in a tie . . . hubba, hubba
153. my Ready, Set, Go fabric line
154. pink pencils
155. my sewing teacher
156. safe travels
157. waking up really early, being productive and then going back to bed
158. early morning runs
159. arm warmers
160. God’s protection
161. I’m taller . . . probably has something to do with me finally started wearing shoes with a little heel.
162. receiving packages in the mail
163. good teachers
164. people who love hard
165. being brave
166. pencil sharpeners
167. valentine’s cards
168. a child’s hug
169. playing pictionary with my family
170. my grandmother Estella
171. an empty trash can
172. giggles
173. pearl necklace
174. a charged cell phone
175. police men and women
176. God’s purpose
177. a strong heart
178.  headphones to drown out neighbor’s construction
179. neighbor bringing me a cupcake because of the construction
180. a changed person

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things . . . (week 2)

February 10, 2011

Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.
(Introduction, Week 1)

My “2011 things” continued. . .
61. high speed internet
62. fun ribbon
63. waking up from a nightmare
64. the hope of spring
65. playing hookey
66. God’s grace
67. Oregon’s football uniforms worn in the BCS championship game . . . so refreshing
68. my dad’s giving nature
69. my family’s love
70. going home to see my family
71. a car to drive
72. patient people
73. the book, UNchristian
74. receiving the new West Elm catalog in the mail
75. quiet moments
76. warm beverages to sip on cold days
77. finding lost keys
78. quick + easy meals
79. friends
80. friendly smiles
81. second chances
82. timely sermons
83. renewed purpose
84. children activity books
85. working internet
86. my yellow hat
87. a clean house
88. swifter
89. sleeping in
90. comfy pjs
91. PF Chang’s Gluten Free Menu
92. hanging out with my BFF
93. car brakes that work
94. non-squeaky windshield wipers
95. my PreK teacher, Mrs. Holcomb
96. my brother giving me Cheer Bear, after losing it 25 years ago
97. my parents sacrificing for me
98. Jesus’s love
99. rediscovering a song that you loved
100. the sun coming out after a dreary day
101. a kind stranger
102. ideas that flow
103. the wisdom of my doctor
104. good conversation
105. the perfect shade of red nail polish
106. making lists
107. drawer organizers
108. lotion
109. salt trucks to prepare the roads
110. a working computer
111. seeing eye dogs
112. pigtails
113. Darlene Zshech
114. new earrings . . . an early Valentine’s gift to myself
115. the people who direct parking lot traffic
116. a praying grandmother
117. Pantone 205, my favorite pink
118. playing thumb-war with Allie
119. teather ball
120. leg warmers

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things . . . (week 1)

February 02, 2011

My 2011 challenge: week 1. Each week I’ll be posting things I’m thankful for. Read more about it here.

1. my family
2. God’s love
3. strawberry cupcakes
4. snowdays
5. lemons and honey in hot water (I’m slightly addicted to this)
6. google
7. friends bringing you soup when you’re sick
8. the smell of lilac
9. waking up with a ton of energy
10. a productive day
11. this fabulous soup at the Germantown Cafe
12. sound advice
13. stories that inspire me
14.  a quenched thirst
15. thrift store find: 2 silver bracelets
16. my BFF, Lulu
17. mechanical pencils
18. a good eraser that doesn’t leave smudges
19. clean water
20. a calm tummy
21. my cupcake flannel pj bottoms
22. snow scrappers
23.  my camera
24. being able to see
25. being able to hear
26. my new ipod
27. checking off your “to do” list
28. cozy socks
29. a supportive family
30. Mondays that don’t feel like Mondays
31. bear hugs
32. working heat, especially on cold days
33. colored pencils
34. the view from my living room
35. peaceful days
36. good hair days
37. sweet pea and violet soap
38. watching the snow fall in the middle of the night
39. the invention of the Christmas ornament box organizer
40. the dishwasher
41. reunions with old friends
42. new lamp
43. an organized pantry
44. my new fabric line, Izzy Flannel
45. surviving car accident
46. my facebook fans
47. my blog fans
48. clean, crisp sheets
49. a quiet neighbor
50. trying a new restaurant and discovering it ROCKS!!!
51. the greeters at the gym
52. authentic people
53. air purifiers
54. a good book that you just can’t put down
55. spending the New Year with my sister
56. alarm clocks that gently awake you
57. birds perched on the telephone line
58. color combination: gray + yellow
59. my loft
60. fulfilled dreams

(photos by Ann Kelle)

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2011 things

January 31, 2011

Sometimes I forget to stop and smell the roses. I forget to look around and take note of all that I have to be thankful for. So, I’ve decided to challenge myself this year. I’m going to create a list of 2011 things I’m thankful for.  You’re welcome to join me.

So, here’s the math. There are 365 days in a year; 52 weeks in a year. You’d have to come up with a little less than 6 things a day ( or 42 things a week) to stay on track for 2011 things for the year.  I’ll be sharing my list with you weekly.

(photo by Ann Kelle)

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