A Thankful Introduction

November 3, 2012 by Jenny Melrose

I am head over heels excited to welcome you to my first ever Thankful Series.  I have an absolutely amazing round up of women that will share inspiring crafts, recipes, projects and organizational ideas that keep the focus on being thankful for all that we have received in this life.

So let’s introduce you to the amazing ladies that will be sharing throughout the series.


Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs

We are sisters-in-laws who share a love of sewing, holiday decor, entertaining and pretty much all things crafty.  On our blog you will find tips, tutorials, and all sorts of goodies for the holiday season.  We also have a weekly Uncommonly Yours link party where all are invited to link up their craft and DIY projects. We would love for you to drop by and visit us.  You can also find us on FacebookTwitterGoogle +, and Pinterest.

This year we are especially thankful for the grace and love we receive from our friends and families.  We are so grateful for each of them!  Thanks also to Jenny for including us in this special week!

Mackenzie from Cheerios & Lattes

I am a wife, a mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. I was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master’s degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. I write at Cheerios and Lattes where she shares activities for young children addressing all types of pre-school skills such as gross and fine motor, behavior suggestions, and pre-reading ideas. You’ll also find many great recipes, DIY projects, and projects for families to work on together. Join Cheerios and Lattes on FacebookPinterest, or Twitter as @Cheerios_Lattes.

I am most thankful for my husband, my sweet little guys, and the hope I have each day because of Jesus’ sacrifice!

Trish from Mom On Timeout

Hi everyone!  You can find me blogging at Mom On Timeout where I share amazingly delicious recipes and fun craft projects for the kiddos.  I am a very blessed mommy to two beautiful little boys {ages 6 and 4} and love every minute of it.  Well, almost every minute 🙂  I have so much to be thankful for in my life including a loving and supportive husband, a beautiful home, and my darling little boys.

I’ve had so many blessings this last year that have come as a result of being a blogger.  I’m incredibly thankful for each and every friendship that I have built and opportunity I have been given.   I’d love for you to come visit and take your next timeout with me!  You can also find me on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.


Dorothy from Crazy for Crust

Dorothy here, from Crazy for Crust. I’m crazy…about crust. And cookies. And cake. Oh, and brownies too. To satisfy my baking obsession, I create lots of sugar and then I blog about it, with a slice of my life.  I host a weekly sweets link party on Tuesdays and would love for you to join in any time.  You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

I’m most thankful for my family: my husband, Mel, and my daughter, Jordan. They keep me going, no matter what!






Sarah from Sarah’s Cucina Bella

My name is Sarah W. Caron and I am a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. My husband, Shawn, and I live with our kids and dogs in Connecticut.  There’s something bewitching about using fresh whole foods to craft a luscious dish to feed others. Food is evocative and nourishing. It joins people in shared experience. As they say, food is love.  These days, my kids are the ones dragging chairs to the counter to help imagine, prepare and cook delicious family meals.  You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

I am most thankful for my loving and amazing family and all that I get to share with them.


Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe

Hello readers! I’m Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe.  I’m tickled silly to be here today!  If you aren’t familiar with me or my blog, I would summarize it as a creative lifestyle blog that shares crafts, recipes, home projects, DIY tutorials and life’s moments.  I’m originally from the East Coast, but currently living in St. Louis, MO (the home to many fabulous bloggers I might add); however, I miss the east coast very much!  However, I also know that ‘for such a time as this.’ 

I am thankful for so many things; it would be very difficult to narrow it down to one.  I would say that I am blessed beyond measure with a husband who loves me unconditionally, encourages, supports and – and most importantly loves the Lord.  Fabulous quote:  There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.  (Author Unknown)

Jenny from The NY Melrose Family

I’m a teacher mommy that shares diy projects, recipes, organizational ideas and party planning details.  I usually have an adorable, talkative assistant working with me, my almost three year old Riley.  Riley is a mini-version of me so she’s controlling, a bit bossy and always on the move.  My husband and I try to keep up with her as best as we can.  Drop on over any time because we love guests!  I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and a Bloglovin Blog Hop at the end of each month.  Come join in any time!   You can find us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.   I am most thankful for my amazing and supportive family, which will be growing by one more in May!





Now that you’ve all met the inspiring ladies.  Here’s a round up of where you can find each lady and what they’ll be sharing.

Sunday, November 4th Uncommon Designs – Table Decor

Monday, November 5th Cheerios & Lattes – Child Craft

Tuesday, November 6th Mom on Timeout – Organizing the Holidays

Wednesdays, November 7th Crazy for Crust – Thankful Dessert

Thursday, November 8th Sarah’s Cucina Bella – Thankful Meal

Friday, November 9th Live Laugh Rowe – Printable

Saturday, November 10th Thankful for Our Community Hop on ALL blogs

If you miss a post in the series you can always hop above and jump over to catch up.  I can’t wait for the posts.  On Saturday, come early to link up your blog so that you can have a chance to mingle and meet the inspiring people from our community.  This is a hop you won’t want to miss because our community is something to be thankful for.

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