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Thankful Thursday #104: the simple things

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“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault

 

Some simple and “little” things that I’m thankful for this week:

Magazines.  Thanks to a couple readers/friends (Suzie and Kerry!) I get some amazing food magazines along with my other subscriptions, and having those with me at work gives me something to do when my coworkers are all smart-phoning it up on our breaks.  (Um yeah.  No smart phone for me. I’ve got my mags–I know they’re so jealous! :))

The taste of sunshine on a snowy day.  I created these cupcakes to sell for Easter, and of course had to do some quality control.  Hello, sunshine!

Cuddles with the husband.  Just nothing better than having him next to me at night.

Dressing Barbies with a a bunch of kids…and a few adults. Sometimes it’s good to forget that you’re a “grown up” and just go with the flow.  Fun times! :D

Having two little ones vying for lap time with me, and bouncing them on my legs while singing “Froggy went a courtin’.”  And their smiles of delight. Be still my beating heart!

Some simply amazing eats at Ciao.  I usually eschew the humble margherita pizza, thinking I’d prefer something with tons of toppings, but am so glad I went with simple this time. So good! Also pictured are my salad (fabuloso), a mocha, and fried mozarella. Yumbo!

Not to mention great company!

Sister-friend time with Jaci (and  her sister, Liz, who is also a special friend who thankfully doesn’t live so far away), who was visiting from TX. OK so this is not a little thing at all, this was like the highlight of my year so far, but hello.  I can’t have a Thankful Thursday blog without mentioning this just cuz it isn’t little. Duh.

Also, a really big thank you to everyone who commented on my post about my Grandpa passing. People that have never commented before came out of the woodwork and your kindness means so much.  Honestly, I don’t have the courage to read the comments yet but I did scan the names and was blown away by how many people I didn’t know had commented.  This is not a “simple thing,” it is a big thing, but I did want to take this opportunity to thank you.  I have the best readers ever. Plus, you guys have amazing taste in blogs. :D

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. Love this! Little things really do make a difference! Thanks for another great remind on Thankful Thursday!

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  2. It’s the little things in a life that keep us going and give us strength :)

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  3. thebetterbaker11

    Another sweet, heartfelt and heartmoving post! The little things in life TRULY ARE the big things! Loved all the photos – and no doubt, those kiddos and those girlfriends were just as delighted by the gift of your presence! Smooches for your cheek Friend! And a very blessed and happy Easter to you too. Thanks for sharing and reminding us to be thankful for life itself. XO

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  4. snuzzles and snuggles with the hubby are the best! it’s one of those things i’m always grateful for!

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  5. Love everything you are thankful for V!! Especially hanging out with little kids and playing with Barbies! Hope you have a great Easter!

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  6. Thanks for the reminder that the Little Things in Life are truly the best things! =)
    Love your photos!!
    I havent been to Ciao’s yet, ..it sounds wonderful! I love Italian food and your Mocha looks delicious!
    Have a wonderful Easter! =)

    Melissa

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  7. I love that first saying. It is so true. Talking about the people that commented to you on your post regarding your Grandpa, is just like the people that I didn’t know helping with the fundraiser you put on for me. It was amazing and I’m happy to say I keep in touch with quite a few of them :) It is sunny here today and into the 40’s. I so need my sunshine and was happy to sit outside earlier for about an hour reading a magazine and letting the dogs play. It felt terrific!

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    • I know, right? It’s easy to focus on how horrible people can be, but when you really need them in your corner….you realize there are so many more WONDERFUL people out there that you didn’t even realize. So glad you got to enjoy the sunshine today!

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  8. Simplest things are definitely the best to be thankful for my friend, lovely post :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  9. You always make me think!

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  10. What a great post :) Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

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  11. love this! happy easter!

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  12. Girl! I adore you forever! This made me cry! I am so glad we got time together!! My kids love you to bits. They are gonna start calling you auntie V m’kay? Lol:)

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  13. It is still snowing over here :-( but you have definitely brightened up my day with this lovely post, Veronica.
    Happy Easter!

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  14. Love my cooking mags, they make me so happy :) Your Lemon Sunshine Cupcakes are so bright and springy! Can we please hang out soon and dress up barbies as adults???? And great photos of your meal at Ciao!!

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  15. its the simple pleasures in life that make it worth living, isn’t it? xxoo

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  16. So sorry to read about your Grandfather. I was very close to my Grandparents and felt a terrible loss when they passed.

    You have so much to be thankful for – looks like a great time with your friends. :)

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  17. I somehow missed the post about your grandfather and i”m so sorry love. I’ll be thinking about you nonstop!!

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  18. Little things really are precious! And so are you!

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