Hello Linky Friends over at NewlyWoodwards! I am brand spanking new to this blog thing, but why not just jump right in and link up with some of you pros? I have been compiling my ideas and “blogging” in my head for quite some time, but I’m pretty sure only my husband had read the real thing so far. So here goes nothing. Thanks for letting me join the Dare party!
My Dare to be thankful is actually something we were already doing. It is super, duper simple but has been such a joy to maintain. I wanted to do something to really keep the Thanks in Thanksgiving this year. I have a tendency to get very task oriented and forget the little things so when I kept seeing that pin on pinterest (that for some reason won’t let me pin right now, whatevs) but is says “what if you woke up today with the only things you thanked God for yesterday,” and it really made me start thinking. I know that God doesn’t take things away just because we forgot to say thanks, but it makes a great point to ponder.
I am blessed beyond measure, so what better season to start really thinking about being thankful. I remembered this little jar that they used over at Young House Love last year and it was the perfect idea for really being thankful this year.
I loved their their etched glass, but I didn’t have any of that etching stuff and my budget was $0. So I cut up pieces of fall colored cardstock that I already had, stuck a sharpie on the counter, grabbed a glass pitcher and started filling it. I also printed this awesome free printable, stuck it in a frame and Tada!
The only rule is no peeking. We can write little things, big things, whatever we’re thankful for. Simple as that!
We’re even brainstorming ideas to do something similar for the Christmas season- any ideas out there?
Thanks so much for letting a newby link up with all you awesome pros. I think I’m going to go add you all to my thankful jar. See you next week!