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Sunday, July 29, 2012

four favorites.

       As the another weekend flies away, replaced by a fresh Monday morning staring you in the face with the somewhat harsh reality of a new week - it can be difficult to be thankful. Time is just rushing by at lightning speed. I can hardly believe it's nearly August! And as alluring as Pumpkin Spice Lattes, football season, and slipping on my cognac boots sounds, I want to slowly sip the last drops of summertime before popsicle-eating, iced tea-drinking hot days turn to scarf-wearing chilly ones. I want to strive to enjoy the small, simple things and be faithful in little things - thankful for every moment. This afternoon as I dusted off my nightstand and rearranged the 456 books I have stacked up (seriously, am I the only one who has piles of books waiting to be read by their bed?) I found my little tiny blue flowered notebook. Remember my fresh resolve to record daily simple things I am thankful for, helping my heart develop a sense of gratitude? Well, I must be honest - it lasted for a few weeks and then it got lost in a pile of books, dust, an EOS lip balm, and a pink pen. I'm back in the saddle of thankfulness this week after falling off the "horse".  I encourage you to practice this too, even if you're imperfect and fail often. 


 So, to begin my sharing of 4 favorite things this week - 


1 //   The thankfulness list. Begins again tonight. (and clearly, a manicure needs to be part of the week as well!)


2 // Good reminders. Saw this today - I want to live fearlessly. Join me?

 3 // Happy memories. Today, I looked through old photos from my college days and found this one of me and my sweet college roommate, Heather. Made me smile! So I framed it and hung it on my wall. (sigh.. makes me miss her & Autumn.)

4 // Me and Starbucks. It's love, I tell ya. (Albeit, a dysfunctional, crazy, obsessive love...)

Embrace your week, beautiful.
I'm over the moon excited about my week ahead because 
I finally get to meet one of my bloggy besties, Meg!!! Pics will definitely be shared.

Blessings and love.

XO
Erin

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25 comments:

  1. I love your start to the week. Inspirational and thankful - a good combination!

    Visiting via The Monday Meet Up Hop :)

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Hi! Found you through CiG.

    Your newest follower. Please follow back when you can.

    xo
    Jessa
    lifeofasportswife.blogspot.com

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  3. I tried a little thankfulness journal, too! Sadly the same thing happened to me and I lost track of doing it. I'll definitely try and pick it up again! Oh, and I love that photo of you and your old roomie- too adorable!

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  4. That is such a great picture of you and your college roommate! Love it!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  5. i adore your thankfulness list - such a simple thing to do... but so easily overlooked!

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  6. Love the picture of you & your old roomie...the cutest thing ever! :)

    And of course, I'm loving the thankful list, too!

    My love for coffee is a bit on the crazy side too, my friend...you're not alone ;)

    Have a wonderful, wonderful week sweet friend!

    P.S. I made my prayer board this weekend!

    xo

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  7. Hi Erin!
    I am so delighted to meet you, I like the way you build God's word into your writings, and then this one right here on top of your comment box. And I also like how you start off your week. Found you via Monday Meet Up and I now follow you on GFC, I liked your facebook page too.
    Hope you find time to see what I write @ TESHUVA http://www.ugochi-jolomi.com
    Blessings!

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  8. i really really love the first paragraph! you describe it perfectly. following you back

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  9. SOO BEYOND JEALOUS that you & Megan get to hang out!! Ahh. Enjoy XO

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  10. I love you how you put what you are thankful for. I need to start doing that as well. :)

    You are so beautiful. :)

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  11. Love the thankful list. I think I need to do that. :)

    BTW, your instagram is erin_sweetnessitselfBLOG. I had to go searching for you. :)

    Hayley
    hayleysworld.com

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  12. I have a great app on my ipad called "Gratitude." Apart from writing what I am thankful for each day I can also add photos in to it, I have to admit though, I don't do it as often as I should. Lovely photo of you and your friend, looks like you were having a lot of fun.

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  13. I saw that mirror on instagram and fell in love with it!!!

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  14. I love Starbucks too!-when I can stomach the price!! haha

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  15. I am so with you on enjoying the rest of summer! As much as I live the fall
    i simply cant stand the cold that follows. Love the idea of the thankfulness list, i think its a great reminder! And starbucks ahh such a good place.

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  16. Have you downloaded the 1000 Gifts app? It's free (or at least it was when I got it), and makes a good gratitude journal for your phone. :)

    Also, LOL at you being in love with Starbucks. It's when you start to get convinced that your coffee loves you back that you should be concerned. ;)

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  17. how did you make your collage? what program did you use? i love it! and love you! and love your blog :) could you shoot me an email? :) eduncan93@gmail.com

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  18. I'm obsessed with Starbucks, too. Although they don't have all of the good drinks in the UK sadly!

    http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com

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  19. You are definitely not alone with the book thing... I have so many books on my nightstand too! I love your handwriting by the way... oh, and you're just so cute! Love your blog!!

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  20. So inspiring! So glad I found your blog through the link party!

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  21. oh, that picture of you and your friend, makes me want to hug something. those smiles are priceless. oh, and i am so hot i am wanting it to snow right now.

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  22. hugs to you sweet friend!!!! xoxo
    praying for you!

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  23. thank you so much for following my blog and leaving a comment. I am now following your blog and I am in love with it.


    I really enjoyed the Michael Phelps post... I think I would like to meet him but then I hear stories about how he is a jerk and I would probably hate him afterwards and that isn't good.

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  24. What a wonderful photo of you and your friend - it's good you finally framed it! Love the photos on your blog - they're really sweet! xo Anja @ cocalores.blogspot.com

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  25. If I ever win the lottery, I'm getting a Starbucks to deliver!!

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sweet friends, share your heart.

"kind words are like honey...sweet..and healing.." -proverbs 16:24.

xo.

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