Fashion Friday Story – Thankful!

Does anyone else feel like November is a month that is swallowed up by the Holiday season hype?  I miss the days of slowing down, celebrating one holiday at a time, and enjoying every minute of it.

This year I’m making it a point to REALLY slow down and enjoy November for what it is.  A month to reflect, celebrate our blessings and give thanks.


This week at school my daughter started working on Thanksgiving crafts. (She’s in preschool)  She had lots of questions about what Thanksgiving is.  After all, to a 5-year-old, Halloween is fun!  Candy, costumes and more candy.  Christmas is fun! Family time, gifts and snow!

So she really wanted to hear about Thanksgiving, and hear about what kind of little kid fun this holiday would bring.

….Cut to this mom getting way to deep into a history lesson for a 5 year old….(I realized this when her eyes widened and seem to glaze over).  None of what I explained was making much sense.

So I brought it down a level and explained it to her like this.

Me: Thanksgiving is a day at the end of November where we celebrate what we are thankful for.  We celebrate our blessings, our family, friends and overall anything we are thankful for.  It’s also the same week as daddys’ birthday.

Violet: What’s Thankful?  Is dad going to be 50??!

Me: No, daddy is 34….and Thankful means……well….dang.  That’s a hard one to put into words for a 5 year old.  Mommy is thankful for YOU.  For your brother.  For your daddy.  For our family…for our friends, dogs, home, health….and

Violet as she cuts me off:  Like when I pray to Jesus and thank him for all of my blessings? Yay I can’t wait for Thanksgiving!!!!!!

In a few words, my 5 year old figured out Thanksgiving.  (And thinks my husband is 50.  lol).


She’s not excited for candy.  She’s not excited for gifts.  She’s excited to spend time with her family and give thanks!  What a proud mommy moment for me!  (Go mama!)

So this year I’m excited to celebrate Thanksgiving all month.  (Not to prepare for Christmas or stress about holiday shopping no.  This mama’s going to reflect and give thanks all month long)!

Today for Fashion Friday, I share this story to hopefully inspire you to do the same.  Don’t worry about December. Don’t worry about gifts.  Enjoy November.  Give thanks, be grateful and reflect on your blessings.


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  • Angela Tolsma November 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Love your top!
    I think showing your kids gratefulness is the best way to make them understand!

  • anna November 4, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I like the idea of really slowing down and just celebrating Thanksgiving. November did get here really quick. I want to enjoy fall leaves before we get into official winter/Christmas.

  • Maya R November 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Yes, I also feel the same. Continous festivals one by one make November an awesome month.

  • Michele Morin November 4, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Such a sweet story — and an important lesson rolled in!
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  • Jessica November 4, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I love that shirt! So cute and appropriate for this time of year. I may have to get one for Thanksgiving.

  • Ilka November 4, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    That’s a really sweet shirt – all 3 quotes pretty much sum up happiness:)

  • Debra November 4, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    This is darling and perfect for this time of year! I am totally grateful and very blessed!

  • Dana Vento November 5, 2016 at 1:32 am

    What a cool shirt, I think it is a great way to say or to be thankful for everything.

  • Dogvills November 5, 2016 at 2:27 am

    You have a very bright girl. That tee is so cute. I love the color, too.

  • Amanda November 5, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Beautiful post! I feel this same way about Christmas. It is so hard to keep the correct frame of mind when the stresses of the holiday season encompass you.

  • Theresa November 5, 2016 at 11:13 am

    This is such a good reminder to be grateful! I really like this shirt. It has such a pretty font.

  • Kimberly November 5, 2016 at 11:52 am

    LOVE that shirt. Honestly, where has your blog been? Love reading through these pages of tips. Adding it to my bookmarks!

    • Organic Deal Diva November 5, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      ahhh Thanks Kimberly! You made my day! 🙂 Heading to your blog now to check it out! Sounds like it’s right up my alley! <3 DISNEY!! and fitness... lol.

  • Louise Bishop November 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I’m grateful for all the big hurdles we made it over this year and all the growth we gained from it! Adorable shirt!

  • Heather November 5, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Love this shirt and the Cents of Style website has so many awesome items! Thanks!

  • karen November 5, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Love the entire vibe! Feeling grateful and showing it is what its all about – for holidays and everyday!

  • Melissa November 6, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Great story! Inspirational in this day where kids get obsessed with candy and gifts. Good job mom!

  • Krystel November 6, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    You have a pretty solid point there. I feel like I can’t not think about Christmas during this month but I will try my hardest.

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  • Debbie-jean Lemonte November 6, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I’m very grateful fo rmy friends and family. I’ve recently moved away from home and everyone I know, with the hopes of beginning a new journey.

  • Heather November 6, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    We try to make gratitude a daily part of our lives with the kids (and with me!) I love that shirt – so pretty!
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  • Amanda Love November 6, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    What a sweet daughter you have! You’re doing a great job raising these cute kids. I think it’s nice to slow down and just enjoy November with family.

  • Taylor Mobley November 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    What an awesome daughter!!!! Gratitude is so important. November really highlights that and my husband and I are making a point to write a gratitude list every night! I love this shirt!

    • Organic Deal Diva November 6, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you Taylor! She is a sweetie and wise beyond her years! 🙂 Enjoy Nov!

  • Stephanie November 7, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Your kids are adorable! This is a great conversation to have. I LOVE all things Thanksgiving, and I definitely love spending the weekend after decorating for Christmas.

  • Amanda @ Old House to New Home November 7, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Thanksgiving is a hard lesson for preschool aged kids. My daughter is four and wants to know what we do besides eat dinner on that day. I hope she is old enough this year to understand the true meaning of the holiday!

  • Theresa November 10, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Love the tee! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared


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