To me, Thanksgiving is all about comfort. Comfort foods, comfy clothes, comfortable conversation with family members and the comfort of my childhood home and, yes, bed. There’s something pretty great (and sometimes a little bit strange) about waking up in your old bedroom. It’s kind of like waking up as your 15-year-old self again, just for a second before your aching bones and caffeine headache remind you…
Thanksgiving is a pretty great holiday around my parents’ house. It’s warm, delicious and always comfortable.
Coming back to my apartment in the city, though, always makes me think of ways to bring that comfortable feeling back with me. Luckily this year I found Arianna Belle’s plush and oh-so-comfy-I-want-to-dive-right-into-them pillows! And lucky for us, she has an amazing Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday sale going on from this Saturday, November 24 through Monday, November 26. Take 10% off all pillow cover purchases with the code: SSCM12. My favorites are below. I seriously could live in these pillows, they look so amazing!
There are so many things that I’m thankful for this year — my family, friends, brand new husband and of course my kittens : ). My health. My career. My consistent sources of inspiration. My growing closet.
But here, in the blog world, I’m mainly grateful for one thing. You.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your support and coming back to read me daily, weekly, or whenever you’re bored. Honestly I couldn’t thank you guys enough for helping me constantly feel welcome in this amazing, creative community.
Today is friday and , as if that wasn’t cause enough for celebration, this weekend marks my 7th year of being cancer-free :)
Some days it feels like forever ago, while others feel like it was just yesterday. I was recounting my last day in the hospital with my dad the other day and we both described it as “a fun day.” That probably sounds a little strange to those who haven’t gone through (or been close to someone who has gone through) treatment for an illness like cancer, but honestly it was a great day. After 11 months of trekking back and forth to the hospital for tests, appointments and the overnight stays for treatment, the last day was a breath of much needed fresh air. Friends and family came to visit, the nursing staff said their goodbyes and we counted down the hours and eventually the minutes until I was finally a free woman.
When I think back to that time of my life, I like to remember that night more than anything — when it was clear how much love I had surrounding me. The night that we spent celebrating. And I really wouldn’t mind celebrating with that cake batter shake!
I hope you all are healthy and happy, especially today :) Happy Friday!
I’ve been brushing up on all of the Sex and the City seasons lately in my free time and I am obsessing all over again. Sarah Jessica Parker, though sometimes a little over the top, has more style in her pinky finger than I have in my whole body. I love her. And she only gets better with age.