Jewelry Giveaway from Lisa Leonard Designs

petite original circle by Lisa Leonard

(This giveaway is closed. The winner has been announced here.)

I’ve long admired the work by artist Lisa Leonard from Lisa Leonard Designs.

That’s why I’m so pleased to tell you that Lisa is giving away a “petite original circle” necklace to one of you!

Beautiful, no? It’s a 3/4 inch disc with a freshwater pearl, hand-crafted for you. I could tell you it would make a great Christmas gift, but let’s be honest, this one’s a keeper.

I love mine, how it’s beautiful but not fussy. How it makes my blue jeans look dressy. I love Lane’s face when she admires it, and I tell her it’s her name written on it.

Lisa has an amazing collection, and this is just a sample of her talented work.


Did you see the baby spoons? I think I might be in love with them.

Guidelines to enter the giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post (one per person, please) — tell us something you’re thankful for.
  2. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, October 21 at 11:00 p.m. CST.
  3. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday, October 22.

For more chances to win:

Good luck!

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I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home. Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I don’t buy much jewelry for myself, but Lisa Leonard’s work appeals to me. Thanks for linking to it.

  2. I live in drought stricken Brisbane, Australia and I am thankful for this huge rainstorm that i am listening to right now (and thankful that my crazy husband just walked in the door safe after riding his bicycle home from work thinking he would beat the storm – men!)

  3. I am thankful for my children and grandchildren and their health.

  4. I’m thankful for my life – my husband, children, family. I am truly blessed beyond belief.

  5. I have never seen this jewelry before, but it is beautiful. What a great giveaway!
    I am thankful for so many things, but most of all I am thankful for my family.

    Elizabeth’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

  6. I’m thankful for my family and for autumn in New England. And the opportunity to win lovely baubles for myself :)

  7. I am thankful for my husband, 2 boys, a roof over my head, and a good job!

    Michelle B’s last blog post..A New Challenge

  8. Today, at six twenty in the morning, I’m thankful for the quiet and that I woke up ready to face the day.

  9. I am thankful for a child that wraps his arms around my neck to hug me with all his might. I am also thankful for my husband who works so hard so I can stay home with my little one.

  10. I am thankful for a quiet morning to drink my coffee without anyone climbing on me.

  11. I’m thankful for my deliciously sweet little guy and a fantastic job- that I just so happen to love.

  12. Just one thing we’re thankful for? I’m feeling mighty grateful today for many reasons, but the most of which is that the Lord gives me enough grace to get through each day.

    Theresa’s last blog post..May’s Sock Club

  13. I am thankful for this blog that I’m excited to check every morning!

  14. I am thankful for my family – my wonderful husband and two darling boys… and I am also thankful for fall and cool weather on the way.

    Allie’s last blog post..That Iain

  15. I’m thankful for baby socks and wet wipes, for lunch boxes and the school projects that my daughter brings home, covered in little painted fingerprints. Being a parent has shown me about grace, forgiveness, and the peace that can only come from a merciful and loving Creator.

    Evenshine’s last blog post..I’m so sick of the election that…

  16. Southern Gal says:

    I’m thankful for my family and my Lord.

  17. Her jewelry is BEAUTIFUL!!

    I’m thankful for healthy children.

    Naomi’s last blog post..You earned it …

  18. I am thankful for my precious family!
    What lovely jewelry…

    chinamama4’s last blog post..Note to Self…

  19. I’m thankful that my son’s best friend, who had a stroke last week, at the age of 6, is doing great (and hopeful that it will turn out to be a virus-related thing, which we’ll know after his next MRI). That said, I’m thankful to live in a community with such support and wonderful people!

    I keep entering Lisa’s giveaways and have yet to win…if I do, I would give it to my son’s friend’s mom.

  20. I am thankful for my children and their good health. I am also extremely thankful that I get to be their mommy.

  21. I’m feeling very blessed at the moment and am thankful for the people in my life-friends and family and strangers too…

  22. I am thankful for so many things, how can I choose just one? Right now I am most thankful for my husband, who works third shift and lots of overtime so I can stay home and raise our daughter myself. I am so grateful that I have a husband who works hard to support his family.

    I -love- Lisa Leonard jewelery. I keep entering the giveaways – just in case! – but I’ll end up buying a necklace for myself anyway. You know, for Christmas. lol

    Christina’s last blog post..Home Decorating on a Budget

  23. I am thankful for small sticky fingers and crisp autumn days. There is something very special about cider, donuts, and jumping in leaves with my kids. Great blog!

  24. Things have been a little rough lately, but I am so thankful for my friends and family and having a roof over my head and a job when so many are unemployed right now.

  25. I am so thankful for a healthy family who enjoys being together. God has blessed us greatly!

  26. Heather S says:

    I am thankful for my husband’s willingness to support me in whatever I do. I am blessed.

  27. Trinity Mommy says:

    How beautiful! I am thankful for a husband who adores his family!

  28. her stuff is so beautiful! I am so thankful for a husband who works hard to allow me to be at home with our little boy and who values me for the time I spend nurturing our family. I am truly blessed!

    jodi @ bpr’s last blog post..WFMW – Is Christmas sneaking up on you?

  29. Jodi! You totally stole my comment! :)

    I’ll just have to post something else I’m thankful for…

    I’m thankful that despite the pain caused by my stepmother’s death, my father and I have gotten so much closer than we’d ever been before.

    BeThisWay’s last blog post..Deal of the Day October 15, 2008

  30. I am thankful for getting a new job after two months of unemployment, and that we had money saved to get us through financially.

  31. I’m thankful for having a great family.

  32. I’m thankful for willpower and drive. I’ve been able to overcome every obstacle placed before me and for that knowledge gained, I am truly thankful.

    MouthyGirl’s last blog post..Wednesday Fwd: Fail

  33. I’m thankful that I have enough, but not too much…and that everything I need to be happy cannot be bought or sold.

    Christa’s last blog post..All we need is 2 wheels and an open road….

  34. I’m thankful for the beautiful foliage around me. It has allowed me to get some fantasitic photographs this fall.

    Thank you for the chance to win. :)

  35. I am thankful for my preemie daughter who is now 2 years old and thriving, for my son that is healthy & growing in my belly, and for my husband is my best friend

  36. I’m most thankful for my wonderful husband. He works so hard to allow me to stay home and raise our children when I know he’d rather be home with us watching them grow too.

    Michelle’s last blog post..What I’m doing frugal today..

  37. I’m thankful for a husband who is gracious, loving & very giving as well as a beautifully juicy-brained sweet girl. Serving them is a gift!

  38. I am thankful for the sound of my children laughing this morning– there is no better sound on earth!

  39. Her jewelry is so beautiful!!

    I’m thankful to be debt-free. It’s a wonderful feeling.

  40. Love the jewelry.

    I am thankful for my husband’s love and patience. His positive attitude truly brightens each day.

  41. Beautiful!

    I’m grateful for my gorgeous, healthy 3 month old son, Benjamin, who is and always will be the light of my life.

  42. I am thankful for my warm little house, my precious kids and hubby. And I’m grateful that after an 11 month wait, we finally got our daughter in to a children’s centre to be tested for autism.

  43. I am thankful for my three sons and our surprise baby who is coming soon. We thought for a long time we would have no children and now we have been blessed with an abundance!

  44. I’m thankful for my family’s health. My dad had a rough year but things are finally looking up.

  45. I’m thankful for my thoughtful husband, and precious baby boy. I have an incredible family, and am blessed to also have a wonderful church family!

    Mama Koala’s last blog post..Tag, I’m it!

  46. I’m so thankful my husband won’t be deployed during Thanksgiving!

  47. ChristineG says:

    I looooove Lisa’s jewellery! I am so glad to see blogs promoting it. :)

  48. I am thankful for my one year old son. It’s his birthday today, and I am blessed everyday by his smiles and laughter!

    Natalie Imhoff’s last blog post..{Pumpkin Fest ’08}

  49. I am so thankful for my health!

    CC’s last blog post..A tiny contraption by any other name would act just as sweet

  50. This will go nicely with my jewlery collection that is going to be pared down come Saturday to get rid of the unused costume stuff that is collecting dust!!

    Amanda L’s last blog post..No longer MIA!

  51. I’m thankful for my husband and daughter.

  52. My list is long but to keep this short I’ll say my family – husband and 2 daughters. They are such special people, each in their own way. Seeing them each morning is a wonderful way to start my day and kissing them good night is a perfect ending.

    Nancy’s last blog post..Menu Plan Monday

  53. I have admired her work for a very long time! Her jewelry is beautiful.

    Tsoniki Crazy Bull’s last blog post..Matthew Shepard – Ten Years

  54. I have many things to be thankful for. My DH and 2 beautiful daughters. The youngest was in the NICU for a couple weeks. I’m thankful she isn’t in there any more and that she is so strong and healthy now!

    BreAn’s last blog post..A First Tooth

  55. What a beautiful piece.

    I’m thankful that, despite the Wall Street mess, I’ve managed to keep my head and will be ok financially.

    Little Miss Moneybags’s last blog post..simplifying and eating cheaply

  56. Those are precious little jewels!
    I am thankful that I was sent to Kansas against my will (husband in the air force). I was so distraught and angry. Now, that we have since moved away I am so glad that I was sent there. I met the best friends of my life and learned a lot about myself. Thank you air force!

    lia keller’s last blog post..

  57. Oh…..such beautiful work-
    I’m thankful for a warm household full of family- can’t get much better than that.

  58. Mary Kleinberg says:

    I am so thankful for my amazing husband and two beautiful, healthy daughters. They are my bliss.

  59. I’m thankful I always have food to eat (and variety, at that!) and for my sweet husband who works hard to provide it. I’m thankful I can stay home with my daughter, and that she and her future little brother are healthy and happy.

    julie’s last blog post..Preparedness Challenge: Week 37

  60. Very beautiful. I love how simple yet pretty it is!

    I’m thankful for the doors God is continually opening for us. Doors that offer blessing and protection if we follow Him through them. My DH and I have walked through several doors this year, including a move BACK to our beloved home-state to a new home on a beautiful piece of land where we can raise our children.

  61. Jessica Lucas says:

    I am thankful for my two beautiful daughters, a wonderful husband (who loves to cook!!) and my very small but very comfortable home.

  62. LOVE her stuff. Fingers crossed!

  63. Stephanie says:

    I am thankful for many many things….but right now at this very busy moment in my life I am so thankful that my cold is almost gone!

  64. That is a beautiful piece.

    I’m thankful that even during tough times I know I always have family to turn to for help if needed and vice versa of course.

  65. I am thankful that we (finally) live closer to family so we can travel by car rather than by plane to visit – we’re headed to Oregon in the wee hours of the morning tomorrow & I can’t wait for some downtime with my family! Thanks for the offer!

    Vicki’s last blog post..False alarm

  66. My wonderful, wonderful children and their good health.
    My children and family, but at this particular moment I’m thankful for anti-depressants.

  67. Today I’m so thankful to be married to my best friend. He’s an amazing father to our 2 boys and takes such good care of all of us.

    SDC’s last blog post..All Smiles

  68. Wow, so pretty!
    I’m thankful for a beautiful, beautiful Autumn. The air is warm but the leaves are changing… I’m trying to absorb as much as it as I can and store up memories of this for the upcoming winter!

    Rachel’s last blog post..NOW where have I been?

  69. I’m thankful that when arriving home after a long day of work I have a puppy to greet me with wags&kisses and a husband who listens to how my day was and gives me strength to continue on.

    karen’s last blog post..Internal Radar

  70. I am thankful for my iced mocha this morning!

  71. I am thankful for a boyfriend who copes with my really low moments (like this week) and who works his butt off while I just don’t have the emotional strength to leave the couch.

  72. Shawna Wagoner says:

    I am thankful for hot cocoa and a good book as I wind down from fall days filled with toddler fun.

  73. I am thankful that I still have a job I enjoy in this tumultuous economy.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. I’m thankful for my knitting…it keeps me sane so that I can be thankful for my children (including the teenagers)!!

    RisaJ’s last blog post..Socks….Socktober

  75. I’m thankful for my family. I am also thankful that I don’t have to work on Friday evenings anymore.

    Monica’s last blog post..Pockets that Entertain Me

  76. Sunshine1976 says:

    I am thankful for my “slice of life”; for the fact that I was chosen to be where I am and who I am.

  77. This morning I am thankful for a beautiful cool morning and a hot cup of tea.

  78. I am thankful for the joy my family brings me each day, that I can find something to be grateful for each day, no matter what else is going on.

    I love this collection!

    Steph @ Problem Solvin Mom’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – What a difference a year makes!

  79. oh beautiful!
    i’m so thankful for warm socks on cold rainy days like today :)

    *mindi*’s last blog post..Help for the web crawlers

  80. I am thankful for my sweet boyfriend, who knows me so well that he puts the electric blanket on the bed before I even know I need it.

    leanne’s last blog post..Febreze Decor Collection

  81. I’m thankful for the healthy of my family, in every sense of both words, every day.

  82. I am so thankful for my wonderful family and this beautiful world!

  83. I am very, very thankful that God, in gifting me with the human loves of my life, is far, far wiser than I .

    April@ SALT for the Spirit’s last blog post..What you don’t usually see in Eureka, IL

  84. I am thankful for my bike! Seriously! It gets me everywhere!

  85. Theron Peck says:

    Given the current economy, after selling our house, moving, changing jobs, schools- life is better now than it has been during our nearly 17 years of marriage. The only one who can take credit for this is God, through His son Jesus- period, not us. I am thankful for everything, small to tall. The world has an entirely new perspective.

  86. I am so thankful for the people who dedicate so much time and effort to making our neighborhood a great place to live, and I’m honored and inspired to work amongst them.

    Caitlin’s last blog post..T-19

  87. I am really thankful for my family. Sounds trite, but it’s true!

  88. I am so thankful to finally be home with my 4 year old daughter. I quit my full time corporate job in August to spend more time with the people who matter – my family!

  89. I am thankful for my job. It is stable in this crazy economy and I have no fear of losing it.

  90. I gave birth to my 3rd daughter 2 weeks ago. I am so thankful that I have 3 precious, healthy girls. I’m also thankful for my wonderful husband who has taken care of everything while I recover.

  91. I’m thankful for Earl Grey tea.

    kitchendoor’s last blog post..Works for me Wednesday: Library Lady

  92. I just bought one of Lisa’s bird necklaces for my mom for Christmas. It is so beautiful – I’m tempted to keep it for myself! It will go to my mom though, as I am thankful for the incredible role model she is to me. She is the best care taker of wild birds (which is why the necklace is so perfect for her). She has over 100 bird houses on her property and has several feeders around her house that keeps them happy through the winter.

  93. I am thankful for these gorgeous autumn days!

  94. I love Lisa’s designs and I have recently found your blog and I am also in love with your posts. I am thankful for so much, but right now I am thankful for blogging and all of my blogging friends that have taught me and continue to teach me so much.

    corinne’s last blog post..I Am In Love

  95. Of course, my beautiful children are top of my list. Oh, and that husband of mine…suppose he’s up there, too.

  96. I am thankful for my wonderful husband. Sometimes, I don’t think I would make it through the day without him!

    Amanda’s last blog post..With A Name Like Santino, He Must Know Something About Cooking

  97. I’m grateful that my husband has been seizure free for three years as of tomorrow.

  98. Of course I’m thankful for my wonderful family and friends. But, right now I’m feeling super thankful for the financial aid that the government has provided my husband and I. Without it, we wouldn’t have been able to continue and finish (soon) our college education to not only be able to provide a better future for our daughter, but also be a personal example to her how hard work pays off!

    Leah’s last blog post..I’ve Been Busy

  99. I am thankful for the love of family and friends and being content with knowing the best things in this life are free.

  100. I am grateful for joy. The amazing joy I experience everyday from my two little girls and my baby boy, being a wife, the sun on my shoulder, the smell of mud in spring, the feel of crisp fall wind, the sound of leaves rustling. Simple joy.

  101. I am so thankful for my wonderful husband and 3 precious children. I take them for granted far too often, but I’m so thankful to be able to stay at home with my kids. What a blessing!

  102. I am thankful for waking up everyday and knowing that I’m doing the best I can for my family. We struggle to make ends meet but I know that we provide unconditional love for each other. It’s great to know that I can come home after work and be surrounded by my babies and husband.

  103. that God made things beautiful

  104. I am grateful for the farmers market in Union Square. Specifically, for Brussels sprouts.

    Jaime’s last blog post..Welcome Back to Work, Tired Girl!

  105. I am thankful for my job and my family.

  106. I’m thankful that I finally got around to learning some wirework — I’m having a blast making new jewelry [which is fancier than anything I’d ever actually spend the money on!]

  107. Wow – so pretty! I’m thankful for this long, gentle fall season and excited for winter.

  108. I’m grateful that my wait for cooler weather is nearly over.

  109. I am thankful for my family, my excellent health, wonderful friends and a good job. I am thankful I don’t have to worry where my next meal is coming from! I am so blessed! When I start to complain I pinch myself and remember the guys at the mission where I volunteer every month or the neighbors that do not know if they will loose thier house or not. Just looking in my grand daughter’s eyes makes the world a wonderful place no matter what the TV or the news is telling me…

  110. I’m thankful for my wonderful husband and three healthy boys, and for the way God has always provided for our family.

    I’ve admired LL’s jewelry for several months now. Thanks for the opportunity to win some. And thanks for the great blog – I’m a new reader but have enjoyed what I’ve read recently!

    Jen’s last blog post..Dancing

  111. I am thankful for my mother. She is a strong, beautiful woman.

  112. I’m thankful for my family and friends. They’re wonderful.

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  114. Susan Hollander says:

    When my five month old daughter, Ava, sits in my lap and “talks” to me and grabs my necklace, I can’t help but be thankful that I get to spend this time at home with her.

  115. Kelli McCall says:

    I am thankful for people such as yourself who share the gifts that they have been blessed with to help and inspire others.
    Thank you!!

  116. I am thankful for the opportunity to homeschool my children – what a great life!

  117. L from TN says:

    I am thankful for My God protecting me Monday from serious injury in a car wreck. While my SUV was totalled, I was able to walk away. So I am not just thankful, I praise God for His Love and Protection of His daughter!

  118. Mary Fong says:

    I am thankful for my family…my husband and my two sons. I am thankful that I am healthy and able to appreciate all that life has to offer.

  119. I’m eternally grateful for Eckhart Tolle and this moment, free of thought just for a few seconds.

  120. I am thankful for my Savior, my Sweet Girl, My Man and our extended family most of all!

  121. Janine Courreges says:

    I am thankful to be surrounded by family and friends who love me just for who I am

  122. I am thankful that I have awareness–of myself; of what is important and what is not; and in valuing positivity.

    Suzanne’s last blog post..Focus Challenge – Month 7

  123. Sandra Gonzales says:

    I am thankful I was born a woman. There’s nothing greater than giving life to your children and helping mold their lives. I love my angel, Angelica.

  124. I’m thankful for my wife, who is carrying our first little one. (She will be the recipient of the jewelry if I’m selected.)

  125. I’m thankful for relationships once broken that are healed! Yay for forgiveness! :)

  126. I am thankful for so many things, but especially for long naps. The baby’s, not my own, sadly.

  127. I am thankful for so many things; it is difficult to choose just one. Most of all, I am thankful that I am healthy.

  128. OH, how I love Lisa Leonard Designs.
    I’m so thankful to have a healthy and happy family. After recently having a great friend diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and now having extended Chemo…it is something I think of every day!

    Beth H’s last blog post..Guest Post from the Other Half

  129. I am thankful to be a christian full of the peace of the Lord in trying times like these.

  130. Kristy S. says:

    What a lovely necklace! I’m thankful for my new bible study group.

  131. Janet Ziegler says:

    I am so thankful for my beautiful family, they being so much joy to each and every day.

  132. Thankful that FALL IS HERE!!

  133. something I’m grateful for… other than great giveaways?! Well I’m extremely grateful for my sweet husband who so willingly supports our little family!

    Amy’s last blog post..25 years

  134. I’m thankful for my adorable dog, Oscar – even when he tracks his muddy paws all over the house on a rainy day :-)

    Sarah’s last blog post..old balls

  135. i’m thankful for my two beautiful children and wonderful husband:)

  136. having just spoken with a friend whose brother died this week way too young, i’m finding myself thankful for friends and family, near and far. and thankful that i can be a friend to someone in need.

  137. I am thankful for my generous husband, beautiful children, and homey house.

    Kelly’s last blog post..would like to not forget

  138. Oh yeah, I forgot to post what I’m thankful for. I really have so much to be thankful for….I’ll start by saying that I’m thankful for life. I went through a really hard situation in 2006 and into 2007. But here I am, still living life, loving God, my family and friends. I’m learning to find the joy in everyday simple things. I’m also thankful that after 30+ years, I’m learning who I am and realizing that I have a purpose in this life.

  139. Love, love, love that! So simple and elegant.

    Dana’s last blog post..Cole…

  140. I’m grateful for my family, of course, and for our good health!

  141. I’ve been wanting one of these necklaces for months now!

    I have a lot to be thankful for, but right now I am most happy that we are finally debt-free…and just in time since the economy is so awful.

  142. I am thankful that my mother raised me to be an independent strong woman. I’m also thankful that my family grew up simple (poor) because the economic crisis right now is nothing new. We’re still going the way we’ve been going for decades.

  143. Gorgeous jewelry!

    I am thankful for my health which has allowed me to have my gorgeous son Ollie and the other one due next month. I feel very lucky.

  144. I am thankful for my son teaching me new things everyday!

  145. I am so thankful for my husband. He encourages me daily to let go and enjoy life more, while I can always depend on him to roll up his sleeves and get to work when the going gets rough. He calms me and inpsires me. I couldn’t ask for a better man.

  146. I am thankful for my family, the ones who put up with me and love me unconditionally…so happy I am blessed with 2 sweet boys and a gorgeous little girl.

  147. Aww, I’ve entered every giveaway for her jewelry that I’ve run across. Maybe yours will be the big winner :)

    As for thankful, I’m feel so blessed by my husband. Without him I would not be here at this moment living the life that I am. He’s a wonderful person and shares with me our three wonderful children. Yay!

    amanda @‘s last blog post..Mini Puff Pancakes with Berries, Yum!

  148. Guess I should enter the giveaway, eh? I am thankful for opportunities…to be educated, to worship my God, to love, to laugh and to be free.

    Buffy Pruett’s last blog post..GO POKES!

  149. I’m thankful for my beautiful little girl! She makes everyday worth living to its fullest.

    Claire W’s last blog post..Half Marathon Training Diary

  150. I am thankful that my 3 month old has started napping on a (mostly) reliable schedule!

    Stephanie’s last blog post..GPOYW, or Gratuitous Picture of Yourself Wednesday.nBecause I…

  151. I am thankful for my hard-working husband. I told him the other night that he’s the only person I’d want to weather an economic downturn with. :o)

    I’m also thankful for Rachel and this blog. She has influenced me in ways big and small in such a short time.

  152. Elizabeth says:

    I love her work, and I have been begging my husband for a necklace for my birthday next month. I am most thankful today for the privilege of being a stay at home mom, and enjoying it! Great giveaway!

  153. That’s really nice… :)

  154. I love Lisas jewelry! It is beautiful! I am thankful for people who makes these beautiful handmade crafts for all to enjoy! You can truly get something unique.

  155. WOW! I am so thankful for so mcuh. At this time I would like to tell of my little Colette, that we a adopted 4 years ago on OCt. 16. Just two weeks after my birthday. She was almost a late term abortion, but she was blessed and we were blessed to have her sent to us. There are miracles of we look for them or most of all make them happen

    Thank you for an opportunity to share and again think of all the things I am thankful for. And thank you for this and opportunity to maybe win your bueautiful jewlery

  156. I am thankful for all the little blessings in life. Even on the worst, most stressful days, I have it pretty good with a husband who loves me and the best job ever.

    Kasey’s last blog post..Look what I did.

  157. I am thankful for this week–the twelfth anniversary of my first son’s death. Thankful because God has shown me 12 years of His particular mercy and redeeming love, giving beauty for ashes and joy for sorrow.

    Elle’s last blog post..This week marks the twelfth…

  158. I’m thankful for my children, my family and all the time I get to spend with them. I’m thankful for their health and happiness.

    Heather’s last blog post..Saturday Rituals

  159. Today isn’t a day I’m feeling thankful, the kids have been horrible and everything has seemed hard. Yet I’m thankful there will always be a tomorrow because today cannot/should not be repeated!!! LOL!

  160. This was a tough one for me. In the current state of affairs it seems there is less and less to be thankful for. Then I went and read through my blogs for the day and saw something. I checked on a message forum and saw it again there. The desire to help others in need. A forum I belong to does something similar to a secret santa. This forum full of women get together and help as many needy families as they possibly can. I have seen needy moms on there helping just because they know someone out there is worse off. It’s overwhelming to watch these peopl…almost complete strangers helping each other just because. Today I’m thankful for the “just because”.

    Cassie’s last blog post..Something to get excited about!

  161. Today I am thankful for… electricity! Our power was out this morning, and is it ever a good reminder of how blessed we are! :0)

    Charity’s last blog post..Poor Little Bunny*

  162. I’m thankful for answered prayers

  163. i’m thankful for my husbands stable employment & his provision for our family :) we are blessed beyond measure in more ways than we can count!

    jpritchard’s last blog post..patient advice.

  164. I am thankful for a loving and supportive family.

  165. I’m thankful for the ability to support myself and my three furbabies..the opportunities that i have been given…and the motivation and drive to achieve my dreams.

  166. I’m thankful for my family, thankful for my husband who travels for work to allow me to stay home with our three children whom I’m also extremely thankful for.

  167. I’m thankful for the internet, which has taught me so many things, introduced me to so many people, and broadened my perspective.

  168. I am thankful for all of the people who offered information and support when I was rehabilitating my abused and fearful rescue dog. Without that network I would not have been able to dig through the layers of mistrust and allow my dog’s confident, well-behaved furry goofball personality to shine through.

    Condo Blues’s last blog post..Looking for Products or Services to Review

  169. I am thankful for… my faith in God, my husband, my son, my home, my job, a car that runs, the internet, but mostly for the fact that as I sit here & type this my husband is cooking dinner! :) Can’t beat that!

  170. I am thankful that I have the energy, will, and resources to live each day with my family, in love.

  171. I am thankful for my husband. He is a rock and challenges me in all areas of my life. He makes me a better person and it’s a true joy to be his wife. True Love is awesome!

  172. I am thankful for my fiance, and for the rest of my family.

  173. I am thankful for two sleeping boys after a long day!

    Cara’s last blog post..Accidental photography

  174. I am thankful for free weekends to enjoy with my family.

  175. I would have to say the one thing I am most thankful for is my family. My husband & children are my world. I have 6 children ranging from 4-14 years old & we have all been through a lot together. Several years ago when I had lots of little tiny ones, I would have some very stressful days. I feel like I work really hard to try to be the best mom to them as I can & I’m beginning to see the rewards from this hard work. I love these kids so much & I couldn’t have done it all without my husband. He’s amazing. He has worked 2 jobs almost the entire 15 years of our marriage just to make ends meet & to allow me to be home with our children (which is extremely important to me). I’m very grateful for all he has sacrificed for our family. I have to thank God for my family!

  176. Feliciity says:

    Living in Australia – I am Thankful for the Warmer Summer Weather and for being able to enjoy this wonderful season with my boyfriend and Family.
    Above all I am Thankful for God’s Love and Grace demenstrated through sending Jesus Christ to die for my sins and the blessing following and Trusting in Christ for the forgiveness of Sins.

  177. Shelby M. says:

    I’m thankful that I’ve been given the opportunity to return to school and pursue a career I feel I can be passionate about. :)

  178. I’m thankful for my family.

  179. I’m thankful for supportive friends and family.

  180. I’m thankful for my parents, who have always supported me and encouraged me to dream big!

  181. I am very thankful for the discovery of blogs and the inspiration, information and encouragement I get from reading them.

    Andrea’s last blog post..Funny Wedding

  182. I am thankful for my 3 boys. They drive me crazy on occasion but I can’t imagine my life without them.

  183. I’m thankful for my husband, kiddos, and the beautiful fall weather we’ve been enjoying!

    Clara’s last blog post..A trip to the Pumpkin Patch

  184. So sweet. I’m thankful for our outing to the apple orchard today. It was a wonderland.

  185. I am sooo thankful I have my Dad here with me. Two years ago he had a heart transplant and is doing well!

  186. I am so thankful for my family. I am grateful for the time that I have to share with them. :0)

    Lori J (UrgentCookie)’s last blog post..Free Handbag Giveaway

  187. I am thankful for my family, they aren’t perfect, make mistakes, but I still have to have them around-life would be boring without them!

  188. I am thankful to be a stay-at-home mom, a hard but rewarding job to 4 small children!

    Mindy’s last blog post..Back amongst the living

  189. I am thankful for my husband. He truly is my best friend and can always make me laugh. I love that he is always supportive of me, my dreams and my aspirations. He always takes the time to listen to me, even when I have some crazy, hair-brained idea. He searched far and wide for a Wii Fit for me for my birthday because he knew that I really wanted one – and he ended up giving me two gifts because he had a “back-up” gift ready to go in case he didn’t find a Wii Fit in time (he ended up finding on the day before my birthday). I just can’t say enough about the great guy I married :)

    Lindsay J.’s last blog post..Last day in Seattle

  190. I am thankful for my wonderful children, husband and family. They are kind, funny, thoughtful and supportive of one another. I’m extremely lucky.

    LOVE the jewelry!! Absolutely beautiful work.

  191. I’m thankful for my family!

  192. I’m grateful that while I don’t have much, I have everything I need, and a loving family to share it with.

    FrugalSimple’s last blog post..THE WORKING POOR – BLOG ACTION DAY ‘O8 POVERTY

  193. I’m thankful for my faith, my husband, my five children, my friends, my family and a new place to call home.

    John 3:16

  194. I am thankful for life. For the difficulties that you learn from, for the tragedies that help you realize how precious life is and the importance of being tenacious. For kids that remind me this moment will never come again.

  195. isabel de Sousa roberts says:

    I’m thankful for my husband.

  196. omg what a wonderful way to enter the contest!

    I am grateful for the two chosen family members in my life: my best friend who is finally my roommate again and my boyfriend. :)

    52 Faces’s last blog post..Ban Gay Marriage…Not!

  197. I will forever be thankful for being able to be a stay at home mom. It was always my dream to be able to stay home with my daughter and raise her and be with her 24/7. Thanks to my wonderful husband I am able to do that.

  198. Right now I am thankful for my husband for changing a poopy diaper :)

  199. I’m thankful that my good friend’s 2 year old little boy, Dominic, is in remission from a rare childhood cancer. Stay Strong, Dom!

  200. I’m so thankful for my sister Erin who keeps me sane most days and is always there in a moment of need. Love ya girl.

    Jennifer’s last blog post..Indian Summer

  201. mary beth says:

    I am thankful for my Jesus lovin, patient, wise daughter-in-law and my fun, patient, wise Jesus lovin son-in-law…God has woven such wonderful children into my basket of blessings!

  202. Thank you for this chance! I’m thankful for my husband’s dedication. We just moved to Germany (and started blogging!), and I know I’m leaning on him far more than ever since I don’t know any German.

    Katie at’s last blog post..Berlin’s Festival of Lights Starts at Our House

  203. I’m thankful for my sweet family and that we just signed a contract on our first house!

  204. I’m thankful for warm, sunny Fall days, my beautiful family, and my kick-butt bike. :)

  205. I am thankful for my hardworking husband, healthy little girl and baby on the way.

  206. I am thankful for my wife, son, and for the next bundle of joy coming in March.

  207. I am thankful for my family, and friends.

  208. I’m thankful for being who I am, And for that for being able to Thank God ! And my family cause without them being in my life who and where would I be.

  209. I am thankful for my DIY skills. Things in our house seem to be falling apart lately. Knowing that I can fix a lot of these small tasks myself (or find the information to give it a try) is very rewarding. Not to mention a heckuva lot cheaper than hiring someone else!

  210. I’m thankful for my three healthy children….

    and that so many people have discovered this beautiful, simple living blog..

    laura @ move to portugal’s last blog post..Launderette

  211. I am so thankful for my husband. I am a newly-wed and our marriage has been a rough go of it so far. But he is so devoted and loving, and I am the luckiest woman to have him. I’m even tearing up as I write this. He is truly a gift.

  212. I’m thankful for my family and God taking such good care of us.

    Jessica C.’s last blog post..Logo

  213. I’m thankful for freedom, for God, for learning new things, for beginning to get rid of things and other stuff that just isn’t important…

  214. Every day, I am thankful that my 3-year-old, Benjamin is with us. He had a prolapsed cord at birth, and if I’d gotten to the hospital any later, he would have been stillborn and we wouldn’t have his shining smile to brighten our lives.

    Lunasea’s last blog post..The World According to Ben

  215. Right now, I am incredibly grateful for creative outlets – the ability to ponder and create and to do all this for myself and others.

  216. I am thankful for my two sons!

  217. I am thankful for our health and the ability to buy healthy food.

  218. Lisa Kjeldgaard says:

    Without a doubt, I’m most thankful for my husband. My friends call him, “Mr. Thoughtful” and he is that and so much more; definitely more than I deserve!

  219. I’m thankful for my family and how close we are – – even through the grandparents, great-grandparents, 2nd cousins and great aunts and uncles. I know it’s not common – and I’m grateful our children can grow up in such a rich, loving family environment.

    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

  220. Just one thing to be thankful for? Well, right now I am thankful to be in the honeymoon stage of my life, as I just got married to the man of my dreams 32 days ago. Our wedding day was so special and amazing because it was the start of being part of an awesome team for the rest of our lives. That’s why we call ourselves Team Awesome!

  221. I am thankful for every morning that I wake up. Every day is busy and crazy and I wouldn’t want it any other way

  222. I am thankful to have 4 healthy children… In a world where children are dying from every imaginable disease, I am just so thankful that so far we have not had to encounter any of them!

    Denai’s last blog post..THURSDAY CHALLENGE!!!!

  223. i am greatful for every new day that i get to wake up and spend with my incredible family and wonderful friends. my nephew is the light of my life, and watching him grow from an infant to toddler and wondering and hoping for his promising future makes me very greatful to wake up every morning.

  224. I’m thankful for my girls.

  225. I’m thankful I got to see my friend from college today. She lives in a different country and we only get to visit every few years, so each visit is a treasure!

  226. I am thankful for God’s grace to me every moment! May I never forget that!

  227. I’m thankful for my daughters and my husband. If it was not for them my life would not be complete.

  228. I am incredibly thankful for my health, my family and my amazing girlfriends. I am blessed in so many ways.

    Tisha’s last blog post..Oh Boris, how do I love thee…

  229. I am thankful for the inner strength I’m finding to rebuild my life. Sometimes I don’t know where it comes from, and it’s the unexpected moments of strength that make me extra thankful.

  230. Victoria Vicary says:

    Today I am thankful that my baby has moved from his highchair to a booster seat at the table with threst of us.

  231. Right now I am thankful it is my boys’ bed time!

    Sandra’s last blog post..How to: Make a Decoupage Keepsake

  232. I am so thankful for my family! They are simply the best!

    Lora’s last blog post..Library Treasures

  233. I am thankful for the apple-red leaves on the maple tree framed beautifully through my living room window with a backdrop of gold and green large maples behind. Fall in Montana has arrived!
    And the version of “she’ll be comin’ round the mountain…toot toot!” that my 2 year old sings with such gusto!

  234. I’m thankful for fall, my sweet husband, and for FRIDAYS!

  235. I’m thankful to be alive… and consciously spend everyday spreading my joy because with cancer you never get over it!

  236. I am so thankful for my wonderful family: my husband of 29 years, my three children, my son-in-law and daughter-in-law, and my two precious grandbabies. I am blessed.

  237. I am so thankful that during this time of economic and political upheaval, I know that my security lies not in this world, but in Christ.

  238. I am thankful for my husband and my dog. They both can make me laugh like no other….even on the worst days!

  239. I am thankful for my family.

  240. I am thankful every night that my three precious children are healthy and safe at home.

  241. i am thankful for some precious moments of silence when my three boys are fast asleep.

  242. I am thankful for the support network we have for our sons, since our family is all in other states. We couldn’t do it without the friends and teachers in our lives.

    jen’s last blog post..Total LUNAcy

  243. I love lisa leonards jewelry! I am thankful for it….ok, but really…. I am SO very thankful for my wonderful loving husband of 4 1/2 years and my beautiful amazing daughter!

  244. Gwen in SoCal says:

    Everyday that I get to spend with my two children; and also the days when my husband is home from work and with us all day.

  245. I’ll go with my newest thing to be thankful for: my perfect, sweet baby girl! She is my delight!

  246. I am thankful for my daughter Sophia Eloise, who along with her class made Angel pins to wear and sell for her classmate who has Cancer. Together they are bonding to offer support for their friend during her battle. They are all wearing bandanas so that she feels included. My daughter inspires me to do good.

  247. There’s SO much! I am most thankful for my family – both my immediate family and my extended family who are just wonderful. I am also thankful for our home – it is truly a gift from God and a blessing that we try to use to His honor.

    Trish’s last blog post..More Sleepless Scrappin’

  248. There is so much, but today I am thankful for my wonderful dog and companion of 13 years, Poncho. I am thankful that we took a long walk together to look at the changing trees and to slow down.
    I am also thankful that I have finally discovered the blog world and have found others traveling a simple path.

  249. I am thankful for our health and our financial stability right now!

  250. I am thankful to Corinne for turning me on to this blog and of course I am thankful for my great family and wonderful home.

    Janet’s last blog post..Something to do this weekend

  251. I am so thankful for the opportunity to spend my daughters’ early years at home and home-schooling them. Now that one is about to graduate college with an MBA, another is off to law school, the 3rd is a college freshman, and the 4th is a high school freshman, I have realized that they have grown into women that I couldn’t be more proud of. The Lord has truly blessed my husband and me.

  252. I am thankful for my two healthy, beautiful, hilarious daughters.

    Jennifer’s last blog post..Why no blog posts of late?

  253. I am thankful for my family.

  254. Right now I’m thankful for your blog. That last post on debt reduction was really inspiring. Now I’m wondering if we can try living off of one salary and paying off debt with the other…

    Stacy’s last blog post..Memory Lane

  255. Because of the dreadful economic state that Michigan is in (and the whole country for that matter), I am thankful for my job!

  256. I am thankful that God has allowed me to share my days (and nights) with my wonderful husband and our 2 little ones.

  257. I love Lisa’s stuff. I recently searched through as many etsy shops as I could bear, looking for hand-stamped silver jewelry — and Lisa’s work was still right up there with my favorite etsy jewelry shop! Such beautiful simplicity.

    I’m so thankful this week for a good husband who took such good care of me while I was sick all last week. :)

  258. I am thankful today is Friday….which means — 2 relaxing days at home with my family!

  259. I am thankful for my family since they are always so supportive of me.

    Midwest Chick’s last blog post..October

  260. I am thankful for my family and for the beautiful fall.

  261. I am thankful for every minute that I have to spend with my daughter.

  262. I’m thankful for our local CSA that’s provided us with a bounty of local, organic veggies since June.

  263. I’m thankful that God gives me a new chance at life every day.

  264. I am so very thankful for a husband who is supportive, communicates well, is sensible and loves and takes care of me as much as I do him.

  265. I love your blog, and have forwarded many of your posts to friends and family. Thank you for the encouragement to live a simple life. Ever since I saw this necklace I’ve been pining for one with my children’s names on it! THank you

    Mary-Sue’s last blog post..I love this…

  266. I am thankful for the small things in my life… my baby boy’s smiles, my husband’s laughter, the sun on my face… all of the ordinary things that, when combined, make life so worth living.

    Amy Snyder’s last blog post..This is what we experience EVERY DAY.

  267. I’m thankful that I’m working on simplifying my life- for my home, my sanity, my spirit and for my children!!

  268. Just discovered your blog and I already love it. I am thankful for so many things but at the top of the list is my wonderful husband and precious daughter.

  269. I am thankful that my son has kicked the stomach flu and that the puppy is getting the hang of going potty outside, my day isn’t nearly so full of body fluids:)

  270. I’m thankful for healthy, beautiful children, a supportive husband, parents who want to help me achieve my goals and a great community.

  271. today I’m thankful that it is orderly, quiet and clean in my house at the end of a good day.

    mirjam’s last blog post..this is why we have a dog:

  272. I am thankful for my kind husband who can always bring a smile to my face even after our month long bathroom remodel (not an easy feat with only one bathroom and four children)!

  273. I am thankful that I am NOT in the hospital right now, and at home with two healthy little girls.

    Sarah’s last blog post..Home Sweet Home

  274. I’m super thankful for my husband…who just left with our 20 month old to go grocery shopping while I rest at home with our three week old.

  275. What a fabulous necklace! I’m a minimalist/casual in my tastes, and that looks like something that would be perfect for me;)

    Ashley’s last blog post..Sharing Saturday

  276. I’m most thankful for my husband (of just over a year) who married me anyway despite knowing about my long battle with terminal cancer. He is a rock and God’s love displayed to me in person. I love him and am so grateful for him.

  277. i’m thankful for two happy, healthy boys!

    erika’s last blog post..what happens when tanner is left alone with photo booth

  278. Grace!

  279. Right now, I am thankful for the beautiful autumn weather here in Frankfurt – a deep blue sky and sunshine.

  280. Emily Sewall says:

    In a world where so many mothers struggle to feed their children each day, I am thankful to have an abudance (sometimes too much!) of healthy food to feed my children.

  281. Today our son is four. I am so connected to this child and his older brother … family – mine is what I am thankful for – cheers le

    Le @ Third on the Right’s last blog post..Tee for Tuesday …

  282. I am thankful that each day I awaken to a new fresh day. The past is over, and the promise of the future is waiting.

  283. Among many many other things, I’m thankful for my legs.

  284. V. Higgins says:

    I’m thankful that even though finances aren’t “perfect”, we have a comfortable home, food to eat and even a little extra to bless those around us.

  285. I’m thankful I am loved.

    Nikki’s last blog post..Avocado Wrap

  286. I am thankful for my incredible husband!

  287. …for my new son!

  288. I’m thankful for my wonderful husband and my two sweet sons! Life is good.

  289. I’m thankful for my crazy family that keeps me on my toes and helps me appreciate what life is all about! :)

  290. Fall leaves, and cool breezes, oh, and sisters.

  291. I am thankful for my health.

  292. Christina says:

    Aside for feeling like I should be thankful for simply being alive, today I’m especially thankful for being able to work in the library and spend hald my time secretly people-watching.

  293. I love my family, but today I’m thankful for some much needed alone time.

  294. I am thankful for having so many blessings that it’s hard to pick just one to post!

    Jennifer’s last blog post..Weekly Video Post

  295. I am thankful for my health. And the renewed health of my Mom and my Sister, both breast cancer survivors. Bless.
    xx lori

  296. I’m thankful for my healthy + happy children, including new little Henry the 6th! J :)

    LobotoME’s last blog post..{ my american prayer }

  297. Shannon B says:

    I’m thankful for my newfound health.

  298. I am thankful to have discovered this blog before the give-away deadline ;-)

    This blog, along with links to others’, will keep me procrastinating for hours!

  299. After a lot of hardwork, I am thankful that my mom and I have become truly good friends. I am very thankful and proud that I can call my mom my friend today.

  300. There’s so much to be thankful for, but at this moment the one I choose to be thankful for is my daughter, Alaina.

  301. I am thankful for my family…God has blessed me with wonderful kin-family and wonderful friends who I consider to be family.

    Miriam’s last blog post..Congratulations Alison & Brad

  302. I am thankful that His mercies are new every morning.

  303. I am thankful for my husband whom I love with all my heart. He makes everything possible.

    Beautiful jewelry. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  304. I am thankful that my husband and I are able to live a comfortable life, despite the failing economy.

  305. I love Lisa Leonard’s designs! Pick me! LOL!

    I am so thankful for my husband and my children. I cannot imagine my life without any of them and I am so grateful to be such an important part of their lives. :)

    I’m also thankful for this giveaway. :)

  306. I am so thankful for a family God put in a house down the street! Our children are about the same age and they play well together. Plus this new-found friend and I learn from each other as we desire to teach Truth to our children and honor God. Before they came, I inwardly regretted that my children wouldn’t have neighborhood friends to play with (kids are older around here), and God saw that need and provided!

    joyfulmom2boys’s last blog post..I love yoga

  307. I have so much to be thankful for that it is difficult to choose just one thing. So here is a short list: amazing neighbors, loving supportive family, a new neice or nephew arriving in the spring, a walk with my pup in the woods this past weekend, a good book, a loving God who meets my every need, the smell of a woodfire on a chilly autumn night, the taste of a crisp apple, a warm cozy bed. My cup overflows!

    Juice’s last blog post..Who Am I?

  308. I love Lisa’s work! So glad that you are doing a giveaway with her design. Awesome stuff!

    I am thankful for long distance friends that call, email, post on a blog, send you a card and just plain let you know that even though we don’t see each other everyday they are with me anyway.

    Lourdes’s last blog post..Nothing like new stuff

  309. I voted today and I’m grateful that I could take my son with me and talk about voting and how important it is.

  310. I’m thankful for my family – my husband, three children, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law and two grandbabies with two more grandbabies on the way! I’m also thankful to God for how he cares for His children.

  311. I am thankful that deep down, most people are genuinely good. If only I could remember that when I get frustrated! :)

  312. I’m thankful for my daughter and husband and for being pregnant again!

  313. I am thankful for my wonderful husband and twin little girls…they are the joy of my life.

  314. I am thankful for our son. It is so difficult for me to not be able to have any more biological children, and too often I have to remind myself of how lucky we are to have the one we have! He is such a blessing!

    Amber’s last blog post..Hello Fall

  315. I am thankful for my husband and two beautiful, sweet boys.

    Laura’s last blog post..Something’s fishy……………

  316. I am thankful for my husband, if it weren’t for him I wouldn’t have him or my children.

    Tab’s last blog post..Swaps Received

  317. I’m thankful for my family and my best friend! ~ :)

  318. Jill Scheuermann says:

    I am thankful to be Lane’s godmother!!! Luv u Lane!!!!!

  319. I am thankful to God for 35 years of marriage to my best friend. We have been through infertility, miscarriages, business failures, the traumatic births of two of our three children, his colon cancer surgery, life-threatening diseases, and many stresses and losses. Yet God has blessed us with a love that grows day by day, and that reflects His love. “For which we are truly thankful.”