Thank You Notes| A weekly link-up of gratitude inspired by Jimmy Fallon and hosted by Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress| Fridays
Thank You Notes

Thank You Notes: Library and Friends with Books

Welcome to Thank You Notes!!

Thank You, Jimmy!

I love Fridays, I love thank you notes, and I love Jimmy’s Thank You Notes…. so, naturally, Fridays here on my blog means: Thank You Notes and Jimmy Fallon. 🙂

Here are Jimmy’s weekly Thank You Notes:

HAHAHA!! Shaken not stirred!! C’mon it’s funny.

And here are my Thank You Notes for the week:

Thank You Notes| A weekly link-up of gratitude inspired by Jimmy Fallon and hosted by Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress| Fridays

Thank you, fall! I know I’ve already talked about fall, like, a billion times but I cannot tell you how happy I am to have real fall back in my life again. This weekend, while I was out, I took this picture:

Fall in the streets

I know it’s not the most beautiful picture, it doesn’t even capture the beauty that I was surrounded by, but it was just a moment I had. A moment where I was sitting in the car waiting for my husband to run in to the fancy pet store to get dog food, and I looked around and was just thankful. I loved that my family and I walked around the town’s little Maine St. and enjoyed the crisp weather with the sound of leaves steadily hitting the ground. The colors were gorgeous, the smells were amazing, probably because we were near a bake shop. 🙂                                                      Did you think we just passed said shop without engaging in some indulgence….

Apple Cupcake

Pumpkin macaron Pumpkin Everything

Baby Boy with his peach bismark donut

Thank you, multiple kids + moves across country, for our traditional library card day pictures.

Library card day

Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for being a sweetheart! It was nice to see you giving advice to your teenage shadow for a day on Periscope.

Jimmy Fallon on Periscope

Thank you, Oh My Heartsie Girls, for featuring my Dollar Tree Pumpkin Redo!! I’m so very grateful for the LOVE!

Dollar Tree Pumpkin Redo

Thank you, Bev, for creating The Busy Mom’s Guide to Creativity!! Seriously, this book is a must-have for moms who feel they are losing their creative spunk.  This book would also make a great gift for new moms.  I can totally attest to the power of creativity, so much so that I’m in the book! 😀 That’s not why I love the book though, I love it because 1)  Bev put her heart in it. 2) She wrote this book with busy moms in mind. 3) the workbook is AWESOME! 4) After reading it I felt inspired to create. 5) Moms need things for themselves, self care is something moms seem to push off for others, creating is a form of self care. 6) The tips that Bev provides. 7) What Bahar Rinsler said! You have to read the book to get that one. 🙂  8) The quotes throughout the book are inspiring. 9) Bev practices what she preaches in this book, have you seen her shop? 10) I love Bev, she has found a way to empower women. We don’t have to have mom guilt to do the things we love.



Bev, I’m so incredibly proud of you!! You had a dream and went after it. You are sharing some of that bliss you have in your life with other mothers and that’s… beautiful. Thank you!

I would also like to congratulate my friend Nina on her book! Parenting with Purpose comes out October 18th 🙂


I will share more about Parenting With Purpose soon. Keep your eyes peeled!

Thank you, Friday!!!

So, what are you thankful for this week? Do you have a thankful post? Yes, awesome, linkup with me below 🙂

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22 thoughts on “Thank You Notes: Library and Friends with Books”

    1. Thanks for joining, Michelle! If I could reach through the screen and grab the desserts I would, but that would be bad, because Pinterest 😀

    1. Sometimes it’s the little things, right? All of a sudden life hits in you in waves and it’s beautiful. When you realize you don’t need all those crazy life of the rich and famous dreams, although that would be nice, the little things are just as good and FAMILY, always family. 🙂

  1. Oh thank you for all of the lovely words!! I loved what Bahar said, it all makes so much sense!
    I would be so sad without fall. It is by far my favorite season. I’m glad you get to enjoy it again 🙂
    I want to read Parenting with Purpose — I’m looking forward to hearing more about it!
    Thank you, friend!

    1. You’re welcome, I mean every single one of them. Bahar is a genius- 50 million lightbulbs went off in my head 😉
      Fall is the best, I’m happy to be back.
      I cannot wait to share more; Nina is a parenting pro.

  2. I’ve gotta get into doing thank you notes…blogging them and making irl pretty ones with my girls. I love that part of Jimmy Fallon’s show and the love the pics you shared of yours. Do you do this weekly? I’d like to participate next time. Found you on SITS!

    1. I’m a happy mail fanatic, I love to send friends and family little notes, cards, and surprises just because. Since moving I haven’t “made” my own cards… I’ve been buying them. I cannot wait to get my hands back on all my crafting supplies. 🙂
      Yes, Thank You Notes is every Friday. I would absolutely love for you to join me, Mera!

  3. It looks like you are adjusting well to life in the Emerald City. I bet it is nice to enjoy fall once again. Those desserts look fantastic, I want to eat pumpkin as long as my family tolerates it. Today I bought, pumpkin yogurt, cookies, cereal, & waffles! Yep, a little bit crazy about pumpkin! Congrats to your friends on their books. So exciting!

    1. Yes, I’m enjoying this PNW fall- it’s beautiful!! I want all the pumpkin too, I need to make a trip to Trader Joe’s. And thank you, I’m so happy and proud for both of them. 😉

  4. So, so much goodness here. I love Bev’s book and Nina’s book! I love all those pumpkin treats, and that you stopped to indulge with your family.
    I love that Jimmy Fallon thing too!

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