Jul 26

thankful thursday #2

jadeite bowl + washi tape

So last week I did my first “Thankful Thursday” post. I think I am going to make this a regular thing. I am not promising EVERY Thursday, but regular, none the less. I want to be a thankful person and this is an easy way to stay in that thankful mindset. I have so much to be thankful for, yet it can be so easy to grow complacent. So here we are, Thursday again, and many things to be thankful. Just a few….

essie madison ave-hue I love Essie nail polish. It really is far superior to any other nail polish I have tried. But at almost $8 a bottle, lets just say it’s a rare treat to go buy one. This particular color was a gift from my husband. He knows how much I love to go and look at all the pretty colors, but most of the time leave empty handed. So for our anniversary he took me to go and pick one out. It took me like 10 minutes to decide because I love most of the colors :) but I ended up getting this “madison ave-hue” color. I love how it appears purple or pink depending on what it’s worn with. It’s the perfect ingredient to make me feel girly and cute on days where diapers and dog poop consume my time.
glow sticks I am so thankful for the glimmer of hope and fun I can have with my kids on hard days. This particular day was especially hard and I was finding myself being short with the kids, so what did we do? Built a fort in Ian and I’s closet, shut the door, got some glow sticks out, and played in there for a good 30 minutes or so. We had a great time. (This was BY FAR the best picture I got in that dark closet, and it’s far from decent.)
jadeite bowl + washi tape I am really enjoying washi tape these days. It’s an easy way to make something bright and happy. But the only thing better then a pile of washi tape, is a pile of washi tape in my great-grandmother’s jadeite bowl. This is probably my favorite dish I own, and I love dishes, because it’s one of the only things of my great-grandmother’s that I have to remember her by. It is a well loved and well used part of our family history.

You may be wondering why I actually USE such a precious piece and I have two reasons. One, my great-grandmother was a very practical, hard working lady. She worked at a hardware store and didn’t have too many fancy things. I think she would have wanted me to use the dish rather then just have it sitting in storage. And two, because what fun is having an heirloom if you don’t use it? I think of her every time I use it, and I think she would have wanted that.
skype And last, but not least, I am so thankful for Skype! We Skype someone in our family most everyday. I love that our kids get to see their grandparents even though we live thousands of miles away. (Yes, that is my mother on the computer in the background, probably playing the “Is this the same?” game!)

Hope you are able to find a few things you are thankful for, even if they are as silly as nail polish, tape, or glow sticks. These are simple but good gifts that we’ve been given and to delight in them is a good thing. And of course, all of this thankfulness is TO the Creator and Sustainer, Jesus, who gives all good gifts.

happy thursday!

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  • Kate Retherford

    Essie is a great nail polish! I’ve been getting into painting my nails lately, but it can be SO expensive! It’s a bit ridiculous really.
    Your jadeite bowl is absolutely gorgeous! I’m always afraid to use vintage pieces or heirlooms because I don’t want to break them, but that bowl deserves to be shown off, for sure.

    What is the hype with Washi tape? I see it all the time but I have no idea what I’d ever do with it!! I’m just not that crafty I guess!

    • Kim

      It took me awhile to get into the washi tape thing, but now, I have all these great ideas of places to brighten up with a little splash of color and pattern. It’s like a necklace for your stuff. :)

      I wish the Essie nail polish was less expensive too. That’s why I only own 2 :) But I love them both. I figure it’s way cheaper then going and getting my nails done :)

      • Kate Retherford

        Yeah, doing your nails yourself is a lot cheaper! Do you use any other polish besides Essie?

        • Kim

          I really am not picky. Essie is the only “fancy” nail polish I have really tried. Everything else is like a dollar or two. :)

  • bean

    i love your blog. i love you more!

    • Kim

      Ahh! Thanks! I love my blog… but you more too. :) we are like the same! :)

  • Tamara Wilkins

    I think I like “Thankful Thursdays”. :) It is has been so helpful to me to develop a constant attitude of gratitude. :) I love the nail polish, where did you get it from? Also, love the jade bowl. I agree with you, keep it out and use it! I will add something I’m thankful for to your thankful post; I heard Kaitlyn singing “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” this morning, so I’m thankful for Christmas music in July! :) Did you post this on FB?? Maybe then people could comment with things they are thankful for on Thursdays as well… just a random thought.

    • Kim

      I am so glad you are liking “thankful thursdays!” It’s been a really good exercise for me to do.

      I get my nail polish at target. They have a HUGE selection with more colors then you will ever know what to do with :)

      I have been posting my post updates to the iklugg page on facebook, but if you don’t follow my page, you wouldn’t see my updates. I may have to post those to my facebook because I really like the idea of people adding what they are thankful for. Good idea, Tamara.

      I love “Christmas in July!”, so fun. I love to see my kids little minds work and hear their sweet singing voices too!

  • chuckweinberg

    We are thankful for you guys.

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