a little giveaway for you!

November 16, 2012

78295a762e8511e291d612313806edf9_7 copyThanksgiving is a week away and I have lots to be thankful for. I’m sure we all have lots to be thankful for, but one thing in particular that I am especially thankful for is all of you! I might not know all of your names, respond to all of your comments or emails (or I respond really late), but please know I am so grateful for the time you carve out to come visit us here or send me a message via email, twitter, instagram, or facebook. When I first started on this blogging thing 5 years ago, I never imagined all the support and friends I would make through this blog. It has been utterly amazing. Also, because of you and how you guys spread the word about Cakies, I have been given some fun opportunities that I never would have imagined would have come my way.

Blogging is a funny thing. It’s bonded like-minded people from all over the world and created little communities in cyberspace. I’m just a mom who started blogging to keep in touch with far away family and also because I started making (and selling) some little hair clips and wanted a place to document all the other things I was making. I just enjoyed sharing and learning from others. I am still in awe at how everything has evolved over the years and all the fun things I have been able to take part of because of this space (e.g. part of a little levi’s commercial or borrow a car from chrysler!).

As a little way of saying thank you, I wanted to do a special giveaway for you. For one lucky reader, I want to giveaway a $100 gift certificate to any shop of your choice! My choice would be Anthropologie or Madewell (my fave stores!), but since I’m leaving it up to the winner, it will be entirely up to that individual! Of course, they would have to make sure and choose a shop that sells gift certificates. This is not a sponsored post nor is it a donated giveaway, but this is simply something from me to you. You don’t even have to tweet, facebook, or blog about this giveaway. This is solely for my readers who take the time to visit here, so you can keep this little giveaway to yourself and cross your fingers you win!Β This giveaway has been something I have been wanting to do for awhile now, so with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought this is would be the perfect time.

Sometimes I think about how this blog may portray me and how some of you may think I’m this perfect mama, and I am going to tell you that I am most certainly not. I wish you could see me in the midst of my crazy mom outbursts or when I am having road rage, or when I am just plain being a stinker. I am not really anyone to look up to and it’s only by God’s amazing grace that I can fail, then get back up and move on. I don’t have it all together and am just navigating life and motherhood making many mistakes, trying to learn from them, and do it different the next time around. Most days when Ben gets home I just wanna cry because it was such an overwhelming day and I often feel like I failed.

I really enjoy blogging and am so thankful for it. Every time I am given a cool opportunity, I think of all of you and how you all are instrumental in those opportunities. I wish I could do something for all of you, but that realistically isn’t possible, so maybe this little token of appreciation is a start. All you have to do toΒ enter this giveaway is to tell me one thing you are thankful for! Easy enough, right?!Β The giveaway will end at 8am PST on Thursday, November 22nd and this is most definitely open to my readers overseas too! Winner will be chosen randomly.

Thank you friends and good luck!!!

513 comments on “a little giveaway for you!”

  • Shelby says:

    This is so generous of you! Love your blog and your beautiful children, have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Sylvia says:

    I am thankful that I will get to see my family this Christmas – living away from them has been tough.

    (Also, thanks for the giveaway!)

  • Linda L says:

    I love reading your blog and find you such a great inspiration as I move into the next stage of my life: motherhood. I am thankful that this year has gone by so well and we should have our first child by Christmas! Can’t wait!

  • Sarah M says:

    Um, yes, I could totally use an Anthropologie gift card! What a sweet thing you’re doing πŸ™‚ One thing I am thankful for are healthy children. They are growing, imaginative, playful and of course, ornery at times, but they are healthy and rarely stop. I know this is a good thing and I am thankful!
    Sarah M

  • Chelsey says:

    Aww thanks so much Ruby! We all love you and your family!

  • val gould says:

    I am thankful for my husband of one year! These last 8 years together have been the best of my life!

  • ali lanenga says:

    i’m thankful for the box of brownie mix that showed up through the mail the other day… and for the thoughtful friend who knew i needed it!

  • heybethbaker says:

    Thank you for such a sweet giveaway! I am so incredibly thankful for the family God has put in my life: my little family of four, extended family members who show my kids so much love, and my church family.

  • Jenna says:

    I’m thankful for my two wonderful (and horrible) kiddos. They keep me on my toes.

  • Alma says:

    I am incredibly thankful for a constant God. Even when I am not constant, he is.

  • jenodbt says:

    Love your blog. Your family is just so cute. I am thankful for my family’s health.

  • JenB says:

    I feel so blessed to have found your blog (Apartment Therapy).. and truly love your story..

    I am thankful for my parents and my entire family.. they are truly loving and supportive no matter who I am and what my experiences..

  • Christine says:

    I am thankful for the support and joy that good friends bring. Thanks for hosting the fun giveaway!

  • Valerie says:

    Thank you for doing this giveaway! I am so very thankful for getting to come home every day from work, to a warm house, food on the table and my wonderful husband and two year old son. Life couldn’t be better.

  • Kelly says:

    How nice! This year I am most thankful for my boyfriend. He is kind, loving, and hard working. And, I’m really grateful that he is my person. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • kristymn says:

    I am thankful for my husband, healthy children, and a great community to raise my children in. I feel so grateful!

  • Anna says:

    I am thankful for inspiring blogs like yours!

  • Lisa D. says:

    I love reading your blog ruby and i think its so awesome that you dont try to gloss over the hard moments raising your kids, it makes me feel like maybe im not doing a horrible job when i want to cry by the end of the day and am counting the seconds until my husband walks in the door so i can just go to the bathroom by myself lol. And i second Anthro or Madewell definitely two of my favorite stores!
    This year is am especially thankful for my him, he works and does National Guard, and as tired and frustrated as he is, when he comes home he is ever patient and loving to the girls. I have no idea how he does it but im so thankful for him and the insane love he has for our little family.

  • Nicole says:

    This year my daughter’s birthday falls on Thanksgiving so she is certainly the first thing that comes to my mind. I am thankful to spend so much time with her and for a husband who takes on the financial woes of our family so I may stay home.

  • Tara says:

    I am thankful for my sweet 3 month old son. His funny coos and giggles make my heart melt with joy!!!!

  • LaniQ says:

    I am thankful for my amazing family, for inspirational reading, and for the beauty that surrounds us all. I really do like your blog, and I do appreciate that you highlight the beauty that is in your life while also giving glimpses of the reality as well. I think you do balance those well, so keep up the good work! Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Sarah says:

    Family. I lost my dad last year and every day – as I think about him – I am even more thankful for my little girls and my hubby mom and my brothers. Family.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Colleen says:

    You’re awesome. Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

    I’m most thankful for my family, hand down – my handsome husband and three beautiful children πŸ™‚

  • Lorrie Mourlam says:

    I am thankful for my 10 beautiful grandchildren!! I would have never imagined as a young mother raising my children, that one day I would be blessed with so many wonderful, beautiful babies (whom I can spoil and send home)!!

  • leslie says:

    oh my goodness this is the sweetest thing! well, I am thankful for my 18-month-old little boy (so excited to celebrate christmas with him this year!) and our baby girl due in march. we had a scare with her last week and I am so, so thankful she’s doing okay.

  • Kate says:

    I am so thankful to spend next weekend with my family. We always have a great time together and without the pressure of gift-giving, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!

  • Megan says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I am thankful for patience. With a newborn I don’t always have it, but when I do everyone in the family is happy.

  • meghan says:

    I am honestly so thankful right now for the blogging community. So many wonderful people and beautiful hearts.

  • Jessica says:

    Hi Ruby and family! I have been a longtime reader now and have been coming onto your site regularly every other day or so and really enjoy your posts and watching the cute antics of your adorable family! I don’t have children of my own yet but your blog gives me a little insight on what’s it like having little ones running around…anyway thanks for this awesome giveaway! What I am most thankful for this thanksgiving is that everyone who is close to me continues to have good health. I am very grateful for this life I have been given.
    Thanks again for this little blog which is certainly one of the little things I look forward to daily!

  • You are the best! How generous! I’m thankful to be spending thanksgiving with my whole extended family next week, including all 4 of my grandparents! So lucky to still have all four of them around!

  • Bethany says:

    I am thankful for God’s provision and the reminders that He takes care of us better than we can!

  • amyD says:

    Girl, can I just say I love and appreciate your heart so much!? I truly look up to you and your precious family, and a huge part of that is your honesty in how difficult motherhood, marriage, and life in general can be. Thank you, so much, for that. πŸ™‚

  • I’m thankful to be marriage to such a handsome and hardworking man, the love and generosity of our family and friends, and the little beating heart in my womb!

  • heather says:

    I am so thankful for all of my little foster babies that I have had the honor of loving. These kiddos are so special and our family has had such an incredible time being a foster family. SO thankful to be able to give and recieve love, xo

  • Lisa Dawn says:

    I am thankful for warm things to drink on cold mornings! And thank you for this giveaway!

  • Kristin says:

    I am thankful for God’s sweet grace everyday. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • kristen says:

    That is extremely considerate of you!
    Best to you and your family!

  • Jennifer says:

    I am thankful for the Grace of a loving Lord!

  • Jen says:

    I’m thankful for my amazing husband!

    What a generous giveaway. Thanks! Love your blog! Thanks for not being afraid to share your faith πŸ™‚

  • Rebecca T. says:

    I’m thankful for my family. My little boy will be turning one less than two weeks!
    rebatink at gmail dot com

  • sheena says:

    so incredibly thankful for God’s love, my amazing husband, and our little baby boy on the way!

  • Hannah R says:

    I am thankful for my family and my wonderful life!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!


  • Jennifer W says:

    I’m so thankful for my so much in my beautiful life, but especially my sweet husband.

  • Amy says:

    I am so thankful for my family. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Hannah says:

    I’m thankful for my family πŸ™‚

  • Celeste says:

    So sweet of you. I am thankful above all for my six sweet children and the freedom to homeschool them–I too am crazy sometimes but I do love this life!

  • Cailin McDermott says:

    Tacky as it may sound, I’m thankful for my dog. He was a blessing in disguise. A friend of a friend found him abandoned in a home on the west side of Chicago where he’d been alone in a crate for 6 days without food or water. I assume because he was a small pitbull and wouldn’t be of much use for the fighting that’s so popular over there. I took him in at a time when my parents were splitting, I was going in and out of living at home, and the friends situation was weird from me being away at school most of the year. My dog grounded me and gave me something to look forward to every time I come home. He may be a terror, but he’s like a child to me. <3

  • Grace says:

    I am very thankful for my family. They have stuck by my side and helped to guide me into the person I am today. I have been through some hard times and I know that in the future I will face more tough times but my family will always be there to support and love me.

  • Ana says:

    Christ =)

  • Jessica says:

    This year I am thankful for God blessing myself and my husband with a baby! I am 19 weeks pregnant now and this will be our first child. God’s timing couldn’t have been more perfect (as always) because my brother’s wife is pregnant too and I had never wanted to be pregnant alone. Now we will have the opportunity to grow our families together and have our kids grow up together. It doesn’t matter what the sex is, but we’re praying for a healthy baby. Anyways I do believe babies & children make the holidays even more special and I can’t wait for our families to share them in the coming years.

    What a great post idea, thanks for offering it! Have a great Thanksgiving also!!

  • Katie says:

    I am thankful for my health and the health of my family.

  • Emily says:

    I’m thankful for my wonderful husband who seems to love me unconditionally.

  • Melinda Sosa says:

    I’m thankful for those simple moments when your children are still asleep and everything is still and peaceful even though I know it’s about to be a whole lotta crazy in a few moments, but I just can take that time to look around and be grateful for EVERYTHING God has blessed me with. God is so good!

  • Vivian P. says:

    I’m thankful for a family that supports me and a husband that loves me in the best ways possible!

  • Tang says:

    I’m thankful for family, friends and food haha! Thanks for this giveaway!

  • Sarah says:

    I’m thankful for a fantastic boyfriend and loving family that I can always depend on.

  • ChristinaB says:

    At this point in my life I am extremely thankful for the stirrings and flutterings of the little life that is being formed by His hand within me…making me a Muma to 4 and making us a family of 6!!

  • Brianne says:

    So thankful my family is coming to visit me for my first thanksgiving far away from home!

  • Sarah says:

    my family. beautiful moments in nature that make you stop and drink it all in, even in the middle of crazy life.
    Thank you Ruby, for the give away! God bless you and your family!

  • Heather says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this generous gift! You are inspiring- your smile is a good reminder to just put that cherry on top- even if it is a melting heap you are topping! πŸ™‚ I appreciate you keeping it honest and giving us a peak into your colorful days filled with love and joy. I know it sounds trite, but I am so thankful for my little family. We have lived in 5 different states and 2 different countries together, but we really feel that “home is wherever I’m with you”. I’m so thankful that God has all our days written in His book and that nothing that surprises us is a surprise to Him.

  • Kim Y says:

    I am so thankful for just starting the third trimester of my first pregnancy. God listened to our prayers and blessed us with this little baby and a healthy pregnancy.

  • I am so thankful for my daughter who makes me laugh every day and that so far I am having a healthy pregnancy!

  • mollie says:

    thank you for doing this! i am thankful for (relative) financial security at a time when a lot of people don’t have it.

  • casey says:

    i am thankful for my wife, and the home she makes for us.

  • emily says:

    I am so thankful that some health issues I’ve been having seem to be resolving themselves!

  • lauren says:

    You are so generous! πŸ™‚

    I am thankful for my fiance, and excited to get married next year!

  • Abby says:

    I am going through a rough time right now, but am still trying hard to remember my blessings. I am definitely thankful for the support of my best friend through this!

  • Christine says:

    What a nice thing for you to do! I am very thankful for my pregnancy- it’s still early, but we’re so excited!

  • Erika says:

    Very thankful for our latest addition to the family…..our baby boy. We hit the baby lotto w/ this one!! Thanks for the give-away Ruby Ellen.

  • Eileen says:

    This year I am oh so thankful for our darling 3 month old daughter and the humble and meaningful life my husband and I have built for our budding little family.

  • Charlotte says:

    I am thankful for my husband who is patient with my craziness and still love me.

  • Samantha says:

    Easy question! I am thankful for my husband, Tony. He is my #1 supporter and without him I would never overcome my fears. Merci beaucoup Ruby for the giveaway!

  • dinana says:

    I’m thankful for my Small Group, and how they’ve become like family to me.

  • Miha says:

    I am thankful, very thankful that God has proven to be my constant peace and my rock, even when I don’t “feel” him. He’s there, always.

  • rae says:

    this is such a sweet giveaway! I have been reading your blog for a few years and love how much you love your family, and how you are honest about how it isn’t always pretty pictures and sweet little girls. keep it up!
    and this year i am thankful for my family.

  • Georgette says:

    I love your blog so much. I read it because I think you are an awesome mother who loves her family and loves to embrace the little things. Very inspiring. Im thankful that my husband is on the same side of the planet that I am this holiday season(military) and my 2 healthy little girls:)

  • I am thankful for my sweet husband and pup. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • kaisa k says:

    Hi!I really enjoy Your blog,you have such sweet little ones and so many great ideas.You wrote about not being perfect and I can totally relate to the feeling of just wanting to cry after an exhausting day πŸ™‚ I have a 5-year-old son and 2-years-old daughter and the most thankful I am of them and my husband.We here in Finland don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving but the theme is very close to me right now,after a hard period I really see how much love I have aroud me,how many things to be grateful of.
    I’d be happy to enter Your giveaway if it’s possible from here across the seas but if not then just telling You to keep up the good work and thank you for Your blog!

  • Natalie says:

    I am thankful for my family. I have an amazing husband and a wonderful baby boy that I get to enjoy every single day!

  • Johanna says:

    Living abroad has made me so thankful for the incredible advantages I was just lucky enough to be born into.

  • Jen says:

    I am so thankful for my little family, specifically my our baby girl that was added to our family this past year!

  • Tenaya Amelia says:

    Thankful for dance. Especially with live drumming. In my little town. πŸ™‚

  • cori says:

    I am thankful for God’s grace. And coffee.

  • christine says:

    Thankful that my father survived a major heart attack and is here a year later.

  • Christina says:

    I love how real and authentic this post is! And really, that’s what I enjoy most about your blog – your life comes across very real and reliant on God’s grace … and that is soooo good and sweet – oh how He lOVES us!! I am so thankful for shared hearts … it is always such a gift to look at someone and say…oh, we are in the same boat here – and now I feel like a normal human being … just reliant on grace, grace, grace. <3<3<3

  • flora says:

    you are the sweetest!
    I’m most thankful for a wonderful family, my girls and hubby! they are the best things in my life!

  • misolee says:

    i am thankful for my new daughter (born in October)! Your blog is awesome πŸ™‚

  • Something that I really, truly am thankful for is blogging! I had no idea 5 years ago the wonderful people I’d meet through a web page, of all things. πŸ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving, Rubyellen!

  • Ayanna says:

    I am thankful that I am able to raise my three kids in a safe and loving home. I try not to take this for granted especially since I didn’t have this same luxury growing up. Knowing we are able to provide for our children and be home with them is my biggest source of pride.

  • Hanna says:

    I`m thankful for my awesome husband i got married to this year. and even though i`m more thankful for gods love and that he is the one who brought us together and who gives us grace for each other every day. and im very thankful for your inspirations.

  • Jams says:

    What a great giveaway! I am thankful for having such a wonderful community of people in my life.

  • Amanda says:

    I am thankful for my family. I cannot imagine anything more awesome and full of love than my family who is always there for each other through thick and thin.

  • Ania says:

    I am thankful for my wonderful family and my amazing friends, and this little munchkin growing inside of me right now who I will meet in January.

  • Ayla says:

    i’m thankful for women like yourself who are openly and willingly open to express yourself and your faith through your blogs. it’s hard to get caught up in the “blog world” and really hard not to compare yourself to others….BUT i am thankful that you have been so open in sharing that and your struggles with that and that you still continue to talk about Jesus. i’ve been inspired through my blog to more openly share my faith so thanks!!!

  • Kim t says:

    Thankful for my daughter who was born this year. Motherhood has been such an amazing adventure!!

  • Kelly says:

    I’m thankful for the sweet grace of God, evidenced by sending his son to be my Savior! Also, for mashed potatoes with turkey πŸ™‚

  • charity says:

    I am thankful for the life God has given me. For my 2 sweet children (and one on the way) and an amazing, loving husband.

  • This is incredibly generous of you!! This would be perfect for buying Christmas presents πŸ™‚
    I’m thankful for my awesome new church. I just left a church where the Bible was abused and used as a weapon but I’ve been going to an AMAZING church full of LOVING people for two months and it’s just wonderful. It came at the perfect time for me.

  • Jessica says:

    You are the sweetest, rubyellen! My heart overflows with gratitude these days – I truly have so much to be thankful for. A wonderful family, two sweet (and sometimes sassy!) little girls, a super supportive husband who works all day and cooks half the week while I’m at school; the opportunity to study and learn and to one day be a nurse midwife; fantastic and loving friends, and inspiration in the form of well-written, self efacing blogs that celebrate looking for the beautiful in the everyday while still acknowledging that sometimes life is hard and messy. How’s that for a run-on sentence? πŸ™‚ Truly though, I am thankful for this space on the internet, for the inspiration you provide for crafty times with my kids, and for your honest and humble heart. I’ve been following for years, since Brave was an itty bitty (your two oldest are the same ages as my two)!

  • You are way too generous! I’m thankful for my two little girls. Though they drive me crazy most of the time, I love their giggles and silliness.

  • Jessica says:

    I am thankful that my Master’s Thesis is hours away from completion, and that I get to go home to my family in four days.

  • Christa Oakes says:

    I am thankful for the unexpected turns life can take, bringing you to new adventures and surprising destinations. Also, of course, family, work that I love, and good books.

  • Kim Ayala says:

    Im thankful for my family and being able to spend the holiday season together!! πŸ™‚

  • Lau says:

    I’m thankful for my family (friends included!) and my health. πŸ™‚

  • Delaney says:

    I am most thankful for grace. I, like you, am not perfect & some days feel like I fail. But, thankfully my mistakes do not define me. I am thankful that each day I get a chance to try again & grace is given by my savior to do so. We could all use a little grace & I hope to show that this holiday season.

    Happy Holidays to you & yours πŸ™‚

  • Rei H. says:

    i am oh so thankful for God’s merciful love.
    (and thankful for blog families that aren’t afraid to share their faith!)

  • Amity says:

    I am a new reader and love your blog! I am super grateful for my husband, our four children and our health! πŸ™‚

  • Leire says:

    I am thankful for being given the chance of resurrection…this life is sometimes gorgeous, other’s is very hard. There are things that have happened in my life that have made it seriously imperfect. Things I will not forget and I will remember every happy moment…because life has been hard.
    When I was a kid I thought life could never be the same after fighting with a good friend or after this or that, but we get over things. I know I will get over this too..but unfortunately this time pain, illness and loss come in capital letters.
    So I thank God for giving me a chance of complete happiness somewhere else.
    I live abroad so I probably can not take part in this very nice gift…but I am glad you gave me a chance to reflect on this.

  • Jessica says:

    I am thankful for the unconditional love my boyfriend gives me even when I feel I don’t deserve it! Times have been tough for me and I’ve been a major grump, but his love never waivers and he never hesitates to tell me he loves me!

  • april says:

    Im thankful for my family’s health. Thanks for the giveaway and sweet post! xoxo

  • lauren says:

    I’m thankful for the people in my life that challenge me and speak in to my destiny. (:

  • Mandi says:

    I am grateful for my family and the blessing of freedom we have in this country!

  • Katie says:

    I am thankful for my wonderful husband and my beautiful 5 month old son, Everett! Especially for my husband who works extra hard so that I can stay at home full-time with our sweet boy.

  • Celeste says:

    I’m grateful for the friends & family who have been by my side through the loss of my dad.

    Thank you for such a great opportunity!

  • angela says:

    I am thankful for my husband packing up and moving to Idaho so I could be with my family and stay home with my kids. It is what I have always wanted and at first it just wasn’t possible. We have certainly had to make do but It’s certainly worth the squeeze.

  • Abigail says:

    I am thankful for the friends and family that have helped me through a terrible year. Thankful that they are able to help me move forward only taking with me the lessons learned. Where would we be without eachother πŸ™‚

  • Maura says:

    I am thankful for my new little family! Having my son has made me love the holidays even more and I am so excited I get to make new traditions with my little boy and husband!

    Thank you for keeping this wonderful blog and sharing it with all of us!

  • Christina says:

    I’m thankful for the baby girl growing in my belly. I can’t wait to meet her in February!

  • Hana says:

    Thank you for such a sweet and thoughtful giveaway! I’m thankful for my husband and family!

  • Andi says:

    I am thankful for my family’s health. πŸ™‚

  • Jess says:

    I am thankful for my little family and for the fact that at any moment we may get a call telling us our family just grew by one more (we’re adopting our 2nd!)

  • nicole huynh says:

    I’m most thankful for my daughter and her health. I’m also thankful for my health and for friends and family. And for you for being willing to share a snippet of your life and be uplifting classy and real!

  • kathleen says:

    i am thankful for my parents!

  • Katherine says:

    how sweet. and definitely anthropologie for me! I’m thankful most for my sweet husband and loving parents. been reading your blog for years and always love your posts!

  • Carol says:

    I am most thankful for my friends. They keep me sane.

  • I am thankful with life and God for letting me live and be me everyday, surround with love by my cute 6 month old son and my husband, far away from my roots (country, family, friends, food)
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

  • Mary S says:

    I love your blog, it’s so inspiring, creative & fun! You are amazing & reading your blog is a highlight of my morning.
    Thank you for a great giveaway. I am thankful for my family & our health. Happy Thanksiving to you & your sweet family!

  • Nelson says:

    I’m thankful for your blog. (:

  • Miyuki says:

    I love your blog! I’m thankful for my family, and the ability to get an education.

  • Ruth Ann says:

    What a great little giveaway!

    I am thankful for Jesus, and that he didn’t leave me alone in my sin. I’m thankful that I have a wonderful husband who I know God made for me. I’m thankful that I am seeing God’s plan for my life unfold, all because I said “Yes” to Him and continue to put my faith that if He said it, He’ll complete it through me.

    love you! happy thanksgiving.
    -Ruth Ann

  • Rebecca says:

    Thank you! What a generous gift! I’ve enjoyed getting to know your little (or maybe not so little) family. I am so thankful for the gift of friendship. For people who love me just the way I am, flaws and all!

  • I am thankful for my family πŸ™‚ And your friendship πŸ™‚ Send me that giftcard! haha

  • Ly says:

    I am thankful for my family, amazing fiance, friends, and all of your good healthy lives! Love your blog!

  • Angel says:

    Hello Dear, that’s so sweet of you!! I have to say that I really like your blog and now I’m a fan!! I’m thankful for my family. The very beautiful family God blessed me with!!!!

  • Sarah says:

    How sweet of you to offer this giveaway-thank you! I’m most thankful for my beautiful, healthy, happy family (I have 3 loving boys). Everything else is gravy=)

  • Sarah Hughes says:

    My partner who has supported me through everything and remains my constant

  • Malori says:

    What a perfect giveaway. Right now I’m very thankful to have such supportive parents who let me move in with them after college and are supporting me as I navigate through my first year of adult life.

  • sc says:

    i am thankful for my new life, new friends, and new family.

  • Jane says:

    Wow, so sweet! I’m thankful to be growing older, as my mom always said, “growing old is a privilege denied many”.

  • Andrea says:

    I am thankful for my good Health. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • sara says:

    Aw, what a nice giveaway! πŸ™‚ Today I am thankful for my incredibly supportive church community.

  • Most thankful for a beautiful fall day here in NYC to play with my kids.

  • Anastasia says:

    This is so great! Thank you for the giveaway and this great blog of yours and for inspiring and sharing your pieces of life with us!
    I am eternally thankful for God taking such a huge part in our lives and not letting us rot in our sin, but instead bringing light into our lives.

  • This is so incredibly generous of you. I’m so thankful for my rock of a husband, that he is my built-in best friend wherever I go.

  • Morgan says:

    I am thankful for my family- my husband and four sweet kids!

    This is such a fabulous giveaway. Thank you so much! Your blog is most definitely one of my favorites…thank you for sharing a glimpse into your life with us!

  • emily says:

    my family is the best blessing ive got:) so thankful for them!

  • I’m thankful for my first coffee of the day, just now being enjoyed at almost 2pm. We’re done school for the day, the kitchen is clean, the older boys are playing wii (TV/wii/computer-free weekdays end at noon on Friday here!) and baby girl is sleeping upstairs. Might pull the Christmas tree out tonight.

    And thankful for your blog.

  • Charity Boehm says:

    I am so grateful for the family God has blessed me with! One that loves me for being me! Thank you for the awesome giveaway, I truly enjoy your blog and the fun,crafty ideas you share.

  • Anna says:

    I am thankful that Jesus Christ died on the cross for me.

  • i am so grateful for an amazing group of friends who have become our second family. it’s an incredible blessing.

  • Agnes says:

    I am thankful for health, family and friends!

  • SarahfleurSar says:

    I’m thankful for my new house where my little children will grow up surrounded by nature and of course thankful for your blog, it’s So generous of you to share your universe and this giveaway!

  • Meghan says:

    I’m thankful for God’s grace. I don’t deserve it (and I’m reminded of that often), but I’m humbled by it.

  • Janice Lopez says:

    How can I narrow it down to only ONE??? I’m so thankful for God blessing me with another year of life today. Yes, it’s my birthday =) and I was so lucky to wake up to my awesome hubby, my five year old son, and my two year old daughter singing Happy Birthday and smothering me with kisses (and a few tickles). I love my life. By the way, thanks for being such an inspiration for aspiring bloggers!

  • Elsie says:

    I am thankful for honest conversations with my twin brother during our midnight food rendezvous!

    This is so nice/sweet of you to do this πŸ™‚ Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

  • Elaine says:

    I am s incredibly thankful for my sweet little family… my husband and my two daughters.

  • Megan says:

    I’m thankful for my little family that God has given me!

  • Tara says:

    I’m so thankful for my awesome, supportive husband, our hilarious and challenging almost 2 yr old son, and our son who we’ll meet in a couple of months.

  • nicole i says:

    i am grateful for the freedom i have to home educate my children and the joy that comes with watching them “get” a new concept. I am also grateful when the long days of homeschool are over and evening activities begin.

  • Stacy says:

    first of all, you are awesome for doing this! right now the biggest thing outside of my family members that i am thankful for is we get to move into our new home soon! our very own home!!! feeling extra blessed and grateful that our hard work paid off and we made our goal, with the help from above of course.

  • Jody says:

    i would have to say i’m most thankful for family. i don’t know what i’d do without them!

  • Alli says:

    So thankful for my mom. I appreciate and admire her more and more every year.

  • mia says:

    my biggest blessing is my husband and 3 kids!

  • Wow, how awesome is this! Well, I’m so very thankful for my sweet girl and my amazing husband. God has so blessed me and I am beyond grateful for all He has given me.

  • Mary Katharine says:

    I’m thankful for my faith! And its sounds corny, but I’m very thankful I found your blog recently!

  • serena says:

    i am so thankful for my sisters!! and faith. and um, bacon. =)

  • Gioia says:

    Well.. That’s so generous of you, I found your blog through oh hello friend..
    This year I’m thankful for friends that feel like family. I can think of a few girl that are like sisters to me. Very blessed.

  • Sarah says:

    how sweet of you to do this! and what a good reminder to be thankful for everything – even the little things! i am just so thankful that the Lord works all things together for good – life may be hard, but oh come on, his love and his plans for us are so good. xo

  • Autumn says:

    I am thankful for family.

  • Erika says:

    I am thankful for the goodness of God even in the most difficult circumstances.

  • Kai Chan says:

    One thing? I can’t! I have to say I’m thankful for all the people that support me (that includes my family, my boyfriend, and my friends). They make my day better! πŸ™‚

  • jessica says:

    goodness gracious! I am thankful that there is love and kindness in the world. Through all the muck and turmoil there is still love and kindness.

  • JC says:

    Right this minute, I am most grateful for good medical professionals. My sister broke her femur last night, but she is in the capable hands of God and her doctors.

  • I’m grateful that I was raised to be resourceful and creative. It’s allowed me to create great experiences for our family on a small, sometimes non-existent budget.

  • Bridget P. says:

    I’m thankful my husband has been home to help me with our newborn. Whew!

  • Shannon says:

    I am so thankful that God had blessed my husband and I over the past year with a little boy who is healthy and strong and every bit of little boy you could imagine. He has also provided a job for my husband, after searching for over a year, that allows me to stay home to take care of our son. We’ve made sacrifices that have been so worth it because it has brought us closer as a family!

  • JULI C says:

    You are so sweet!! I love visiting your blog and reading about your girls, your life.
    I had a health scare the past few weeks, and i’m hoping that everything will be ok.
    I’m thankful that our healthcare in Canada is so great and that the DR’s know what they are doing!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!


  • Vanessa says:

    ruby, this is such a generous giveaway! i’m thankful for my mom and my grandparents.

  • Joellyn says:

    I’m thankful for the year I’ll get to spend at home with my new little girl – thanks to great maternity leave in the UK!

  • Ruby you are so sweet! And you do a really great job of being honest about your life. I am thankful for my husband!! He is my better half!

  • Kate says:

    This is so sweet!
    I am thankful for the lovely warm weather we have been having here in New Zealand, and am looking forward to summer!

  • Jessica says:

    I am thankful for blogs so good they make me feel like we’re BFs!

  • Stella says:

    I am thankful for God and and how He has provided me with a great new church community during my year off. And many thanks to you for your family and your blog and all that you do. When you post about your church and your friends and family who encourage you, I am reminded if God’s love. It’s great to see bloggers who love to share about their faith πŸ™‚

  • Laura Herrmann says:

    I am most thankful for my sweet little girls, Audrey and Vivienne. I am thankful that God picked me to be their mama even though I make lots of mistakes – and even yell. I am thankful for all the sweet moments and funny moments and little peeks of wonder we get to share together.

  • Naomi Best says:

    i am thankful for a faithful God. Even when I feel flustered, overwhelmed, cranky and distant I know he is there and taking care of my family and I! Thank you Jesus!

  • Brooke Knipp says:

    I am so thankful for the sweet friendship growing between my two girls, Ellis and Maci. I’m an only child and always wished for a sister. It’s so fun to see these two people that came out of me love each other and make each other laugh.

  • Jenn says:

    I am thankful for my husband who is so patient and loving with me.

  • Karla says:

    I am thankful for second chances. Because we all need forgiveness, right?

  • Alex says:

    I’m thankful for my amazing family. Since starting my own family they have, collectively, been my support system. They’re amazing and I find it hard to show my appreciation.

  • katchen says:

    Today I am thankful for my daughter feeling better. She got her tonsils out and it has been a rough week.

  • Patty says:

    I am thankful for my children who are constantly surprising me with their kindness, sense of humor, and curiosity. I feel blessed.

  • Amber K. says:

    I am thankful for being able to stay home with my daughter while my husband is in school.

  • You are so kind! I am most thankful for my family and my boyfriend, always.

  • pound says:

    thankful for everything i have been given, and everything i’ve lost. (long story!)

  • cathie says:

    so generous, ruby! i’m thankful for Jesus who took away the sins of the world. (and for my husband & baby too!)

  • Michelle says:

    I am thankful that we live in a country where my daughter has so many freedoms. Thank you for doing this!

  • danni says:

    I am thankful we can afford to give a little back this year and support some other families for the holidays. A gift card to Ralphs would be a welcome addition to our adopt-a family for christmas gift

  • Stephanie Pitzer says:

    I am thankful for my hubs! He is so sweet! Thanks for blogging!!

  • Janay says:

    What a wonderful giveaway πŸ™‚
    I am thankful for my husbands job so I can stay home with my sweet children!

  • khanh morales says:

    i’m thankful for peace, freedom of choices in this country. thank God watching over us and bless those who is less fortune & helpless. thank you Ruby, we are blessed to have you and this blog. we have learned so much from you. bless your sweet family. xoxo khanh

  • Jenny says:

    So sweet, Ruby! Thank you! I am definitely most thankful for my salvation in Christ Jesus & my family :] Happy Thanksgiving!

  • maya says:

    Thakns for the giveaway!
    I am thankful for our health – I don’t take for granted the fact that I have a healthy kids and a husband (and me)

  • Karissa Ferguson says:

    I kinda feel bad for even entering because I don’t want you to have to spend 100 dollars on me if I win, but that is awfully kind! I really love madewell too!

    I have an incredible family and I am very thankful for them!

  • laura says:

    i am thankful for my family, and my health. (last winter and spring were rather rough on my health.)

    happy thanksgiving to you and your family! xoxo

  • Lindsay Soetaert says:

    I am thankful for exactly where I am in life. Stay at home mom to 3 young and adorable babies and wife to an awesome husband.

  • Aubrey says:

    You’re blog is one of the most fun reads! Thank you so much. I am thankful for my wonderful and fun family!

  • Felicia says:

    I am so thankful for the support and love of my boyfriend!

  • Joann says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I am thankful that God is real and He is good. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Tabitha says:

    I have one thing I am grateful for, it is not a little thing though, it is really big: all those answered prayers this year! So thankful for a loving and caring God!

    Love, Tabitha

  • Amanda Robertson says:

    I’m so thankful for my amazing and sacrificial husband πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  • victoria says:

    RE, I read because you’re utterly delightful and enjoy all you share.

    I’m thankful for good health. Perhaps it’s something that should never be taken for granted, but having lost a family member last year, I had never before truly understood what a blessing it is to be well and healthy. I will remain forever thankful for my own good health and even more importantly the well being of those I love most.

  • kristin says:

    Oh Ruby, thank you so much! I’m thankful for my children and their health. Seems sort of cliche, but I try not to take for granted how much of a blessing it is to have two healthy, happy little ones in my life. Love them so much!

  • Kamisha says:

    I am thankful for marriage. I am lucky to have a man who will stay at home and love up these three little ones. He makes me laugh and he is my best friend.
    This giveaway could be a treat for him…(or me)

  • karen says:

    i am thankful for my entire family, especially my baby boy.

  • Leila says:

    This is such a beautiful post. πŸ™‚ I am thankful for my loving partner and the home we have created together with our baby cat. He gives me such support through everything and I know that no matter how bad things get, I can always come home and find him (and my kitty Sylvia!) waiting for me. πŸ™‚

  • Kim says:

    I am thankful for the recipes you post so I can make them at home for my own family, They always love them! πŸ™‚

  • heather says:

    I’m so very thankful for God’s grace and sunshiney new days.

  • Deirdre says:

    Clean water. ’nuff said. Love the gobbler up there. very cute. Happy weekend!

  • Amanda says:

    I am thankful for laughter. ALL kinds. Even ones that sound like horses. πŸ˜‰

  • Michelle says:

    My father passed away this February…I am thankful to have had him each and every day, and I am also thankful to know that he has a home in heaven and that he looks down upon me every day!!!

  • Laurendy says:

    I am thankful that at 30 years old I was able to make a new friend (I hadn’t made a real new friend since high school) who actually “gets” me & encourages me to pursue my dreams

  • Jennifer says:

    I am thankful for the hope in God’s promises found in His word. He never fails and I am thankful for His consistency.

  • Mari says:

    Ruby, thank you for your blog! I’ve been popping back and forth to see what you post frequently this past year and so enjoy your voice and perspective. Your family is fantastic (not to mention incredibly photogenic)! Thank you. Thank you for your voice as fellow believer and as a crafty mama. Your honesty and committment to continue to live into all this grace is a breath of fresh air- thanks for being a great role model.

  • Bess says:

    This is really sweet. I’m so thankful for little baby cuddles.

  • Gracie says:

    I am thankful for my sweet husband, my 3 children and Jesus – who gives all good things.

  • meg miller says:

    wow ruby! this is sure generous of you! I am so thankful for Jesus Christ. Without Him, everything good that i have would mean nothing!

  • jozen says:

    i too am thankful that you started your lovely blog! otherwise we would have never “met”. I sure do hope that you make it up north so that we can finally meet in person, or that I get to come down south again.

    thank you Ruby!

    us canadians celebrate thanksgiving in october… but i can still enter right?!

  • michelle says:

    I am so thankful for many things, but most of all my family, I pray that I can always show love to them and not my human weakness. very sweet giveaway.

  • Sarah Marguerite says:

    So generous! I am thankful to be applying to grad school this year – which will eventually put me in the same state as my boyfriend!

  • Colleen says:

    I am thankful for the creativity of others to inspire me!

  • Emma says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! This Thanksgiving I am grateful for the career opportunities that have come my way recently.

  • Lauren G says:

    I’m so thankful to live in a free country and to have food and a home to live in! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • How generous! We’ve been doing a ‘5 things I’m thankful for’ exercise with my small group lately, emailing each other little lists each day. It’s been great to practice focusing on what God’s given me vs. what I don’t have yet. So I guess I’m grateful for that – the chance to practice thanksgiving with friends. : )

  • joycie says:

    This is so nice of you. This Thanksgiving I am very thankful for my mom. She is the best little lady!

  • Liz Sloan says:

    The hymn “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”, contains my motto for this Thanksgiving…. “streams of mercy never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise….” So thankful.

  • amanda says:

    I’m a school counselor in a high school where I hear tales of hardship, pain, and struggle every day; I come home grateful that despite our many problems, issues, and things we wish were different, our little family (myself, husband, and four kids) have more than we need, are surrounded by love, and have been blessed with opportunity and education. There are so many kids with so little – it is a tragedy. Every thing we have is blessing for which we should never be ungrateful.

  • Becky T says:

    I am thankful for fall! I love wearing sweaters and riding boots way more than shorts and flip flops!

  • Monique says:

    Wow, this is so nice of you! I’m thankful for my friends, they encourage me, listen to me, support me, they’re great!

  • Lis says:

    Very nice of you! I am thankful for each day of life I get and being able to spend it with my family.

  • Emily says:

    I’m so thankful for my partner Patrick and how he loves me so much πŸ™‚

  • kristintintin says:

    i am thankful for people working for peace in this world. and my kids. and partner. and garden. and swimming pools and dance floors! thank you.

  • Nicole Franks says:

    I am thankful for many things! Most a wonder Savior, that would come to this whacked out world to save us all, and also thankful for the family He has given me! I am so blessed! Happy Thanksgiving. You are a my sister, and love reading what you have to say <3

  • Nikki says:

    Thank you for this generous giveaway. Your girls are lucky to have you as a role model. Really.

    I am thankful that I am able to stay home this year and be with my boys full-time. It’s exhausting and trying at times, but at the end of the day, I am reminded that this was the best decision for our family.

  • Sarah says:

    So wonderful!
    I’m thankful for my 3 littles and God’s abundant goodness to my family this year!

  • allison says:

    You have such a sweet heart!!

    I am super super super thankful for my new job which God so wonderfully provided for me!

  • Erika Gutierrez says:

    I am thankful that God is opening my eyes to more opportunities I have while finishing up my Bachelor’s Degree – namely going to Honduras for a summer and teaching English in a mission community!

  • Sarah says:

    I am thankful for so much, but today I am thankful for the safety and health of my family (which includes my 2 cats). πŸ™‚

  • Soraya says:

    I am so thankful for my parents, they are seriously the best.

  • Michelle says:

    This is so generous Ruby-Ellen! I’m grateful for all the usual things (my children, my husband, my mom, our home, etc). One thing that I am grateful for that might seem strange is an online community of mothers that I can check in with. I stay at home with my children but none of my friends do and, without online resources like blogs and parenting articles, I think it would be difficult to know if the daily struggles I experience are normal. Thanks to you and other honest bloggers, I know that I’m not alone and that there are other mothers who love being home with their children and appreciate that priviledge, but also find it challenging at times. So thank you.

  • Heather Phillips says:

    I am thankful for God’s provision! He has used people around us this year to provide through a tough season. Though my husband lost his job, he found work. Though he salary is much less, our needs have been met. Though my kids have had little this year, they are generous in spirit and want to give what little they receive to those in greater need. I am thankful for my happy family, whose happiness is not built on things and circumstances but built upon love. -heather

  • Sarah K says:

    Obviously I’m thankful for all the obvious things – my husband, my health, my husband’s health, our families, etc. But right now I’m super thankful for my puppy that we got right before I had a miscarriage in September. He’s kept me company and helped me (begin to) heal emotionally. I’m thankful to have something to take of and nurture in my little pup.

  • Linsey says:

    What a sweet idea…it is such a joy to be inspired by you and your family. Due to my recent marriage, I will definitely have to say that I am so incredibly thankful and grateful for my doting husband. He is beyond anything I could ever imagine.

  • raquel says:

    i am thankful that i had such a sweet grandma. she is on her way to heaven as i type. what a lucky woman i am that i spent so much of my childhood with her.

  • megan says:

    so thankful for daily grace — being able to get up in the morning, go to work, see my family, and everything in between. God is good! happy thanksgiving!

  • Stacie says:

    I’m thankful for my healthy, beautiful baby girls! I feel so lucky to be smothered in dozens of kisses a day from my sweeties.

  • Kali says:

    I am thankful for my son’s smile and my daughter’s laugh.

  • Kayla says:

    I am thankful for the home that my husband and I recently purchased!

  • Melissa says:

    I am thankful when I win awesome giveaways. I’m also thankful for my husband because he’s super cool and my kids because they’re awesome and shiny.

  • Caitlin says:

    I am thankful that everyone I love is healthy!!

  • lisa says:

    I’m thankful for all my family and friends.

  • tiffany says:

    i am thankful for each day that God has provided me with and my extremely supportive family and friends, who are always so patient with my fickleness.

  • I am thankful for my healthy family and friends! I am also thankful for
    this space to come and relate! I am a mama of young one and often
    times feel just how you describeYou are feeling! Thank you for putting
    yourself out there!
    Take care

  • Jess says:

    So much to be thankful for…my husband and 5 kids, home, health, happiness

  • Megan says:

    I am thankful for my family and our health! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

  • Stephanie says:

    I am thankful for the good health and sunny dispositions of my three children!

  • merideth a. says:

    not to get so deep… but i am truly grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. i need it everyday.

  • Ashley says:

    So many things to be thankful for! I choose beautiful blogs of people like you who find beauty in every day life and share it so generously. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Emma says:

    I’m thankful for grace. Grace which is so bountiful and wide-spreading, that it covers everything else I could write about being thankful for!

  • abby says:

    I am thankful for technology, because without it I wouldnt be able to connect to so many special and unique people around the world πŸ™‚

  • Emily PT says:

    For my husband. Every single day. I am ridiculously blessed. πŸ™‚

  • Bethany says:

    I am thankful that God is near.

  • Annie (NJ) says:

    What I am thankful: contentment! If you can’t be happy for what you have…nothing in life can make you be thankful!

  • Emmy A says:

    I am so thankful for my husband. He does so much for our family and takes such good care of us. I just love him so much!

  • Jordan says:

    That God loved me before I loved Him. πŸ™‚

  • Jacqui says:

    I am so thankful for my family, a roof over our heads, food in our belly’s, and health!

  • I’m thankful for the little things – a quiet, clean house on a weeknight with a candle burning; that pain you get in your side from laughing SO hard with your sisters about something silly; a long hug from your husband when he knows you’re hurting from a rough day; that excitement you feel when walking into the library and seeing thousands of books you want to choose; the thrill of creating something and looking at it twenty times a day and smiling – those millions of moments add up to a life.
    The gift of life is so great.

    Thankful to God,


  • Megan Lane says:

    How sweet are you!! I am thankful that no matter how many times I space Him out of my life, God still loves me immeasurably.

  • Meg T says:

    I’ve been really grateful for my family’s health lately. We went through a period where we could NOT get well and being healthy again makes me so grateful for our strong, capable bodies that bring us so much joy. Thank you!

  • carrie says:

    i am thankful for my helpful, loyal, and good looking husband. i am thankful for my healthy (almost always) kids. when i really stop to think about all God has given me, i am overcome with gratitude.

  • Michele says:

    I am so eternally grateful for my husband, for his love, support, sense of humor, dedication, and the care in which he raises our daughter.

  • Joyce says:

    i am so thankful for being back in california!

  • Irene says:

    you’re so generous! thanks for the chance!
    I’m thankful for my family because they stand by me no matter what, even when I know I don’t deserve it. πŸ™‚

  • Caryn says:

    Wow! So lovely.

    I am thankful for my 90 year old grandfather who passed away this morning. He was a pastor for 33 years and an incredible man of faith. I am thankful for the legacy of faith he passed on to his 8 children, 25 grandchildren, and 29+ great-grandchildren.

  • jodi says:

    This is such an awesome way to bless your readers! (Your blog is one of my all time favorites) This year, I am so very thankful for the friendships we’ve made. We moved away from everyone we knew last year (from the midwest to The Bay Area) and for a while it was really difficult to feel at home because it was kind of like starting from scratch in the friendship department. This year, we have good friends to celebrate the holidays with and we feel really blessed!

  • Emily J says:

    You are an inspiration to us out here not because you’re perfect but because you’re genuine, honest and so humble! I cannot remember how I first stumbled upon your blog, but you have been such an inspiration to me over the years, even before I had kids! So, thank you!!
    I am also thankful that God gave me a husband who works hard with so much integrity and encourages me to stay at home so I get to be a part of every (at time, crazy) moment of my girls’ lives. Wishing your family a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

  • Krysta says:

    What a beautiful giveaway! I love reading your blog….always full of yummy food, DIY crafts, and pretty pictures! I am thankful for my baby boy, Crosby. He has changed my life in so many ways I never imagined. I have dreamed about him every since I was a little girl. The day he was born our whole world changed for the better….as you know. πŸ™‚ I thank God every day for making me a mama and for making me his mama. I am so lucky and so blessed.

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

    Krysta xo

  • Jen says:

    what a sweet giveaway! this year i’m so thankful that our newest little blessing is here safe and sound in our arms πŸ™‚

  • Monica says:

    I am thankful for my family and my loving boyfriend as well as all the support and strength that they provide me on a daily basis. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! I love reading your entries.

  • Hello!! I am so thankful everyday when I wake up together with my lovely kids and husband. Hugs from Sweden

  • Regina Santos says:

    I am so thankful for my supportive family, my loving fiancΓ© and my awesome friends. πŸ™‚

  • Jessica G. says:

    I am definitely thankful for my amazing family!

  • Susan says:

    How generous of you!

    I am thankful for my husband. He works very hard to support our family of seven, he’s honest, funny, faithful, loving, stern when he needs to be (even with me!), strong, gentle, and a wonderful spiritual leader for us. We are so blessed!

  • Jeska Ausborn says:

    I am thankful for finally being blessed with my fiancΓ©. We’re getting married in June, praise Jesus! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway and for being another reminder that even though we don’t have it all together, we can still love each other rightly (and sometimes not so rightly!) and still remember that no matter what, Jesus is on His throne! Blessings and happy thanksgiving!

  • Lacey says:

    I am so thankful for my sweet little girl!

  • Jamie says:

    Ruby, this giveaway is so generous and sweet. Thank you! Such a great post. You’re so honest and down to earth and I love reading your blog. I’m thankful for my boyfriend who has been my partner and rock for the last 5 years. He’s been my biggest supporter and believes in me when I don’t believe in myself. We’ve been through so much and I’m truly thankful for his friendship and love. Wishing you and your family a lovely Thanksgiving holiday and feast! πŸ™‚

  • nicole says:

    I am thankful for God and His sweet sweet grace.

  • Linden says:

    I am grateful for my new healthy baby boy. He has brought a lot of joy to our family!

  • Leanne says:

    I am thankful for beautiful and inspiring blogs like Cakies! X

  • Marissa says:

    I am so very thankful for my parents who have dealt with every rebellious whim or sarcastic comment. They made me who I am, and I am actually looking forward to giving everything I can back to them that they have given me. I love them so much!

  • Holly says:

    What a giveaway!
    I am so thankful for family, my husband and seven month baby. Also for my four younger sisters and my parents. We all follow your blog and Instagram and love you and your family. Its funny how while reading these posts, we
    forget we arent real life friends! I found your blog a few years ago by clicking a link from a beautifulmess, entreaged because my sister is called Ruby Ellen as well. (We often nearly tag you in things on Instagram!) We are so excited for queenie to get to the age where we can craft with her, my mum was brilliant at making with us and now we are all artists in different ways. I pin your family craft posts ready and waiting for a few months time!
    Thank you for creating such beautiful and interesting content! We all think your great!
    Love Holly (and Liam and Queenie) xxxxx

  • Ann says:

    I am so thankful for many things so that it’s quit tough to name just one. But I think that the one thing I am most thankful for is for God’s never ending love for me and that he never ever gives up on me!

  • Glitterpixie says:

    Wow, this is an amazing heart-warming giveaway – thank you! I’m in the UK and don’t normally do thanksgiving but I doing a Winter Festivals topic with my reception class this year and we chose thanksgiving as one of our festivals to study. We begin next week so I have been researching lots and using lots of fantastic blogs has been a huge help. We will be thinking lots about what we are thankful for over the next two weeks. So mainly this year I am thankful for community and cooperation and how helpful and supportive everyone can be – whether people we know in real life or those we may never meet. x

  • Joy says:

    I am thankful that we are now a family a three and that God has blessed us with our baby Jack!

  • Joyce says:

    I am thankful for your blog! I discovered it just a few weeks ago and I definitely went all the way back to the first post and worked my way up to the most recent ones. When I have a family, I’ll definitely steal some of the ideas you have provided on here!

  • Rebecca Miller says:

    I am thankful for my 5 month old baby boy. He came into my life at a very unexpected time and turned my life around in the absolute best way possible. He is the most precious gift I’ve ever been given and I couldn’t imagine being happier than I am today! <3

  • katie says:

    i’m thankful for finally being in my forever job πŸ™‚ <3

  • Maya Suyuthi says:

    Wow, Ruby, it’s very nice of you πŸ™‚ I’m thankful for my health

  • diane reeves says:

    I am thankful for my date nights with my husband and friends who watch our three kids for free so we can go out!

  • Katharina says:

    That IS generous. Thank you!
    I am thankful for just having visited a beautiful house that I might move into next year – an it was the first we looked at.
    Happy Thanksgiving across the big lake from a german reader!

  • AmyLou says:

    Thank you for the generous giveaway!

    I’m thankful for 4 wonderful children, a nice house to raise them in, and a fantastic husband who loves me and supports me through everything and spoils me rotten. πŸ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Joyce says:

    This is so generous of you. I’m thankful for the unconditional love from my parents!

  • julis says:

    So generous..thank you!
    I’m thankful for my family, we are all healthy and happy (the majority of the time) and I’m thankful for that !

  • Christina C says:

    I am so very thankful for amazing friends that are always there for me and my family. Long story short I haven’t spoken to my family (mom, dad, sister) since Easter πŸ™ hurts more than I could ever explain and my BFF and her family have more or less taken my husband and our daughter in as family. We will be spending thanksgiving with them and I am forever thankful to have such amazing friends in my life.

    Ps thank you for being so generous.

  • JB says:

    This is so sweet of you to do!

    I’m thankful for my husband and the fact that I get to spend time with him during this Thanksgiving week!

  • Marie says:

    I am so grateful for the blessings of family and friends that are accompanying me on this journey of life!! And I am grateful for all the blessings that God has given me, especially my health!!! I am so glad that we set aside a day each year to remind us that we should be grateful every day for all the little things that we take for granted!

  • Zoe says:

    I am thankful for all the things that put a smile on my face each day πŸ™‚

  • Mary says:

    This is so generous of you!! I love reading your blog and seeing pictures of your girls and the way that you live your life!! This year, I am thankful for my health, my family, and my husband’s job!! God bless you!!

  • Chelsea says:

    I love reading what everyone is thankful for! I am blessed and thankful for so many things in my life- my job, husband, family, food on the table… God is good!

  • richelle says:

    I’m thankful that you’re my bestie and sister. :O)

  • Jessica says:

    HI RUBY AND FAMILY! Your blog is definitely something I look forward to reading on a almost daily basis! When I surf online, I find my fingers wonder toward your site automatically lol. Anyway I am very thankful for my family and friends and for everyone close to me having good health.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your adorable family!

  • greta says:

    I am thankful for grace.
    In every part of my life, I am deeply thankful for grace.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Love from,

  • Denae says:

    What a sweet, generous thing to do. What isn’t to be thankful for?? I know it’s a given, but right now I am especially grateful someone out there entrusted me with my 3 wonderful children. They are such special human beings & it constantly amazes me I am worthy of their love every day.

  • Amanda Nowak says:

    This is incredibly sweet of you! We do all have so much to be thankful for!

  • Anna says:

    I am thankful for the classroom of children who call me their teacher, and for my best friends. But most importantly, I am thankful for the Gospel.

  • claire says:

    What a sweet gift! I am thankful for how excited my baby girl gets when her daddy comes home from work!

  • Kristina powers says:

    I am thankful for the home we live in, the job my husnband has that allows me to stay home with my 3 kiddos and all my wonderful friends!

  • Phyllis says:

    I’m thankful for the chance to be able to experience white christmas here in Idaho for the 2nd time in my entire life since I’m from Singapore. It’s hot all year round.

  • Di says:

    Gosh – there are so many things that I am thankful for…..my wonderful parents who gave me everything I ever needed (and by this I mean the love and nurturing to grow, the opportunity to learn and be educated etc as opposed to actual things), my friends, a job I generally love, the ability to look after myself, Scotland’s beautiful landscape (despite the crappy weather), knitting, the chance to travel…gosh I could go on…..

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • jodi hammond says:

    i am thankful for so many things…my family, my health..nature…that obama is there for four more years…books..seasons…my job…and blogs…they make me happy!

  • Anna says:

    This is such a generous giveaway!

    I’m thankful for my son. In our peer group we had him really young and it’s not until now when our friends are all trying for babies and some are facing big struggles that I realise what a breeze we had! We talked about it and then almost literally nine months later he was here. The more I see friends going through such awful challenges, the more I am just so grateful we didn’t even have to know about those.

  • Ellyn says:

    You rock RubyEllen! I’m thankful for my family, always always always.


  • Deborah says:

    What a beautiful post. I think all of your readers can say we are thankful to be able to come here every day where you let us take a peek inside your life and family. Thank you for that. What I’m most grateful for is a healthy family, no matter what hard times we all may be going through, bouts of flus or colds, it doesn’t compare to the families that are caring for sick little ones who may not get well. Remembering this helps me hug my kids a little tighter be grateful for each day we are blessed with.

  • Meggan says:

    I’m thankful for my husband. He supports me in ways I can’t begin to describe, and I know he always has my back.

  • Deanna says:

    Thanks for this really cool opportunity, Rubyellen! Wow, I don’t know how you guys can do this, but thank you. I am thankful for this life: this crazy, exhilarating, learning life.

  • Celeste says:

    Today, I am thankful for the cool + crisp weather that slowly starting to settle here in Florida!

  • Emily says:

    I am thankful for the way that God works in my life … Even when I don’t agree with His timing, I can always trust His heart.

  • Caitlin says:

    I’m thankful for my family.

  • Rachel P says:

    I am so thankful for my wonderful husband and our little girl as well as a son that will join us in a few short weeks!

  • I’m thankful for my amazing parents and extended family that lives so close by.

  • Karis says:

    I am so thankful for my almost one year old daughter and my ever loving husband!

  • Abigail says:

    I am thankful for a wonderful start to my first year at university.

    Thank you so much for this giveaway. I often stop by your blog. Your words make me smile as does your beautiful family.

  • Jen says:

    I am most definitely thankful for my beautiful children and partner, my health and all of the obvious things but I am also so thankful for rediscovering my creative side after having the kids and that is mainly down to you blogging ladies- because if you guys I’ve learnt to sew, melt old records into vases, bought and used blackboard paint and so manly other things- it’s made me feel myself again so thank you

  • hadas says:

    I am thankful for the Possibility to Learn and be inspired from around the world
    Cherish from Israel –

  • Brandy says:

    I am thankful for my friends and family. My fiance and my beautiful daughter. For a roof over our heads, food in our bellies, and our health. The ability to think, learn, and do. And the small amount of quiet time for myself after my daughter goes to bed hahahaha. Thank you for this giveaway (=

  • Anna says:

    WOW! How incredibly generous of you! I am thankful that my brother recently got married and my family has grown to include his beautiful,awesome wife and her amazing family!


  • shirl says:

    One thing I am thankful for this year is my little cousin who is going through nursing school with me. We weren’t incredibly close beforehand, but nursing school has made us bond in a way I didn’t think it would. We stress, eat, vent and most importantly laugh together. Without her, I think I may have quit already!

  • Marisa says:

    I am ever thankful for my two sweet angels xxx

  • Brynne says:

    I am thankful for my sweet husband and four kids. Our newest is two weeks old and the whole family is in awe of the tiny guy.

  • Rachel says:

    Thankful for Jesus and for my sweet family!

  • eileen marie says:

    What a sweet thing to do -paying it forward, quite literally!
    I am so grateful for my health! Around this time (Nov. 18 to be exact) 4 years ago, I caught a nasty virus that morphed into CHF (congestive heart failure), & I very nearly died. I am very fortunate to be enjoying my 4th healthy Thanksgiving with my family!

  • Candace says:

    What a lovely giveaway! thanks for being authentic and honest about being a Mama! I’m thankful that I’m pregnant with our second blessing and that I’m hopefully nearing the end of morning sickness!

  • Hope Leigh says:

    I am beyond grateful for jobs that not only keep the lights in my home on, but also the lights in my heart. Being a nanny and watching these little nuggets grow every day keeps me young and loving.

  • amy says:

    I am thankful for your blog (really!). I look forward to the beautiful photos and seeing your adorable girls (especially the pouty mouthed baby – LOVE!) every day you post. It really makes me happy. Thank you!

  • jes says:

    i’m so thankful for my mom. she is the best!!! thanks for such a generous giveaway.. love your blog, it makes me happy every time I visit!

  • Kelly says:

    I am thankful my sweet, crazy and handsome husband and also for my 13month old daughter!
    I love you, your family and blog! xo

  • Rachel says:

    I’m thankful for my wonderful, handsome, caring husband Brian, and the best golden labrador ever, Samantha!

  • Allison says:

    I’m thankful for the AmeriCorps VISTA program. It has opened my eyes to the needs of Baltimore, a quirky, creative, and inspiring city.

  • interestnai says:

    I’m thankful I get to spend this year in a super-difficult-to-get-into overseas language-study program. I’m also thankful I found this blog πŸ™‚

  • Shannon says:

    I woud be nowhere without grace. This past year has been a humbling season, and I’m simply thankful for the opportunity to live this life, and hold on to what is good. Thank you for your encouraging words and generous spirit!

  • leigh anne says:

    Thankful for creative spaces, where mamas can feel both purposeful and thrifty and inventive. Love my family and my life, but also the spaces in between.

  • Elisabeth says:

    I am so very thankful every day that I get to be alive and be a mother. It is the best thing to ever happen to me! πŸ™‚

  • Crissie Kaminski says:

    I am to very thankful for my family. They are always there, the good, the bad. They love me regardless of my flaws and for that, I am thankful.

  • Jen says:

    I just had a lot of fun reading through these comments above me! I’m thankful for my husband of 10 years; the way he leads with humility and the 5 boys he gave me πŸ™‚

  • Claudia says:

    Hello! Feeling grateful each day for love, health, family! Truly enjoying your blog!
    Finding my creative way again and staying at home again after 10 years back in education and out of the home. Couldn’t be happier! Feel like a young mother again, even tho, well, I’m a smidge past that!
    Carry on!

  • Tammia says:

    Really, it all boils down to being thankful for an incredible husband. In this crazy whirlwind called life, I’m so thankful for him.
    (sweet giveaway–thanks!)

  • brooke rains says:

    Thankful that I live in a state with basically NO winter!

  • Krystal says:

    What a generous gift! I have enjoyed reading your blog for a few years now πŸ™‚ I am so, so grateful for my healthy, happy girls and husband. I’m very much content in life and I owe it all to them.

  • Chris says:

    I’m thankful for hope and life in Jesus .

  • KitS says:

    Thank you! This is so nice! I’m thankful that–the age of 30–I’m finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up!

  • Angie says:

    This is such a great giveaway!

    I’m thankful for the college education that my parents have enabled me to obtain.

  • kat says:

    i am so thankful for my family of 4, because through it all, we are steadfast and true!

  • Heather T says:

    I am thankful for my guy and our two pups. I’ve recently moved across the country and am stressed about getting settled and finding a new teaching job, but they’re my constants! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  • I am thankful for God’s redeeming love and for my family! <3

  • carlijean says:

    OH sweet! I am thankful for friends, being able to share Christ with my neighbor, and for my loving husband. <3

  • cora says:

    i am thankful for opportunities.

  • Rachel says:

    So thankful that I know Jesus and for my amazing husband!

  • Colleen says:

    I am thankful for my mom! Best lady out there…

  • Nicole says:

    I’m thankful for God’s amazing grace in my life. What greater blessing is there than to be delivered from sin, and raised to new life in Christ!

  • rachel says:

    I’m thankful for Jesus. I’m thankful for my family and my friends.

  • Kristin says:

    I am so thankful that God has blessed me with such an amazing Husband. He supports me, listens to me, challenges me, and makes me laugh among many other things.

  • jenny v says:

    cakies, what a wonderful and generous giveaway!! similarly, i am most grateful for my lovely, growing family. my husband and i have a 1.5 year old that we just can’t imagine living without!! she has truly been our greatest blessing and joy! god is truly good to give us this gift, and helping us constantly grow in love and patience for our girl, and for each other as partners. peace and love to you and your beautiful family this holiday season! πŸ™‚

  • Jeannie says:

    i’m thankful that god’s family is big. and that we have eternity together.

  • Angela says:

    Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway! I am thankful for the health of all my family and friends this year<3


  • Melissa says:

    I’m thankful for ponytail holders and people who who for social change.

  • Siang says:

    Hello :]
    I’m thankful for a home I can return to after all my little adventures!

  • Barbara says:

    Thankful for my beautiful family and friends. Boring answer but the truth.

  • *Alex* says:

    I am so thankful for my husband! His love, his willingness to move our wedding up a year so I can have surgery, his support, HIM! He is THE BEST πŸ™‚

  • Regina says:

    Thank you Cakies!! I will always be inspired by you and continue my faith in Jesus! God bless!!!

  • Andrea says:

    I am incredibly thankful for my husband and 4 beautiful and healthy kids.

  • Ayana says:

    Nice! I am thankful for after much delay and test of patience and faith, I am finally a homeowner πŸ™‚ A huge blessing and wonderful gift to add to all that I am thankful for!

  • Cristina says:

    Wow…one thing only? I thankful for God’s grace. Because of it, I am blessed on so many levels.

  • Angela says:

    I am grateful for family and friends who continually support me and make my crazy life possible because of their love and generosity.

  • Christine says:

    This is awesome, not even the fact that it’s a chance to win something, its just awesome to hear what you say from the heart about motherhood and God’s grace. I disagree that you’re not someone to look up to. You are! And not because you’re “perfect” but because you’re not afraid to admit you’re not. Oh, and I’m most grateful for a three year old and an almost one year old that I get to spend all day everyday with and the handsome man who made it all possible.

  • Natalya says:

    I am so thankful for my wonderful husband and all he does for me

  • Chelsea says:

    I am thankful for my daughter. She makes me so happy!

  • Erin A. says:

    I’m so so thankful for the family God has given me!

  • Claudia Soong says:

    I am thankful for my family!!! πŸ™‚
    I love reading your blog!

  • Virg says:

    I am thankful for good friends who come to visit us from faraway places!

  • Julie M says:

    This is the time of year when we all reflect on what we are thankful for. It is the big things & the little things that make our lives so wonderful. Today I am thankful that there is this blogging world out there. There are other people who are sharing their good times, their bad times, the silly things that their children do, their trips, their fears…Reading these posts let me know that I am not alone in this world. Other people go through the same things that I do. Sometimes it is the right little place to be reading while enjoying a cup of tea. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • sara says:

    i have so much to be thankful for, but right now, it’s the extra time with my family. my husband recently changed jobs and for the first time in 10 years, we have 2 day weekends together, with our boys of course!

  • Becky says:

    I’m thankful for this blog! It’s a fun and relaxing part of my day.

  • Caroline says:

    I am thankful for good people and relationships that God has given me in my life.
    They have all been good support and encouragement to me all these while!

  • Tracy says:

    I am so thankful for my daughter. Her love for me has taken what was there & reshaped it into a new & improved me.

  • Erin says:

    I am so thankful for two sweet girls, one is 2.5 and the other is 6 weeks. God has really blessed our family!

  • Allison Nicole says:

    This was such a sweet and lovely post πŸ™‚ You are such an inspiration to me and to all your readers! I’m thankful for all God has given me, especially a sweet and loving fiance who understands and loves me πŸ™‚

  • lilly says:

    I’m super thankful that God’s allowed me to open up my own little store in Downtown Fullerton. (right next to Danni’s warehouse!)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Ruby (:

  • Amy R. says:

    How generous of you! I love that you are willing to share bits of your life and that you are honest about it.
    I am grateful for my family, they are the best part of my life!

  • I think you’re wonderful. thank-you for being honest and open. love your blog! and you’re right – i’d use the $ for anthro too.. heaven!

  • Megan Gray says:

    I am thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord through Young Life for the last 10 years! It is always an honor when God calls you to help further his Kingdom! Plus my teens are amazing!

  • Caitlin says:

    What a sweet thing to do. I am thankful for my parents!

  • ronda says:

    My family. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • carey gunn says:

    I’m really thankful for the little girl who rides her scooter every sunday in front of the store I work at.
    thanks for the blog reads. πŸ™‚

  • Heather says:

    I am so thankful for my sweet sweet husband and my hilarious kiddos!

  • Kasi says:

    How thoughtful! I’m thankful for my wise, wonderful, and Godly parents!

  • I’m thankful that I have hope for tomorrow…

  • Gaby says:

    i am most thankful for my man, who accepts me for all my flaws. i might never have the pleasure of calling him my husband, although i would love nothing more, but i am so happy with the life we share together and love thinking about our future.

  • jen english says:

    I am most thankful for the people and relationships in my life. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing people, family, friends, neighbors, church members, bloggers. These people inspire me to be the best version of my self!! Thanks for the giveaway! Love your blog!

  • JM says:

    Thank you God for this another great day to be enjoyed!

  • jenny g says:

    I’m thankful for my baby girl…a miracle pregnancy after a 2 year struggle to get pregnant- such joy !

  • jessica r says:

    I am thankful for my family. Without them I couldn’t go back to school! (so easily) πŸ™‚ Thank you!!!!!

  • KatyKey says:

    I’m thankful for science! Without which, my house would still be crawling with fleas and my little former flea-bag cats would be miserable. We just treated our whole home with an organic powder that the flea larvae eat and it dehydrates them, thus ending the flea life cycle. It’s just amazing what science can do and it’s all done naturally!

  • Becky says:

    Wow! So generous of you. I am thankful for the beautiful home I’ve been blessed with. For many years I never thought we would be able to afford our own home (living in an extremely expensive city). In the past year we moved to a much more affordable town and had the opportunity to buy our dream home. I have loved making it my own and am excited to raise a family here.

  • I am thankful for the inspiration I get from people around me each and everyday. Life is so much more wonderful because of positive and genuine people (like you)! Your blog is awesome… and your family always make me smile πŸ™‚

  • Cindy Alejandrez says:

    I am thankful for my friends who keep me from being homesick while I’m away from home.

  • Clarice says:

    I am thankful that we finally found a house to rent that we love in a place that we love and a new, cleaner, healthier, more balanced life awaits!

  • meg says:

    i’m so thankful for my sweet sweet 3 year old son who melts my heart everyday

  • Anna says:

    I’m thankful for my health, my thoughtful and caring husband, and our beautiful baby boy that’s made us happier than I ever could have imagined.

  • Monique says:

    I am thankful for the grace that carries me through each day. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  • C says:

    There are two kinds of people in this world; “Firefighters” and “Home-Owners”. The former runs perpendicular to danger(s)…of many sorts, really; whilst the latter runs as far and fast as their feet will carry. I am *beyond* thankful when my dad was diagnosed with cancer two years ago (and subsequently passed away five months later) all three of my sisters and I suited-up in our finest firefighter-ess outfits and stayed the entire course with our parents. We too are four sisters. By the feel of your family, your four daughters will be by your sides, no matter the matter!

  • Eliana says:

    I’m thankful for my family

  • Sarahjane says:

    Woah, how fun! I am thankful that my third pregnancy has been relatively uneventful and semi-easy!

  • val says:

    I am thankful for books. I love to read πŸ™‚

  • Alice says:

    I am thankful for my baby boy who just turned a year old! Thanks for all the encouragement you and your family has given me this year!

  • Katie T says:

    I’m thankful for the community of believers I’ve gotten involved in at college!

  • Carley says:

    Thankful for a church that always inspires me.

  • Hayley says:

    I am thankful to be back home in Alabama for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Ashley W says:

    I’m thankful for a job where I feel appreciated and get to use the skills god gave me. What a generous giveaway!

  • Joanna says:

    I don’t post comments much on my favorite blogs, which you’re one of, Ruby. πŸ™‚ But…I’m thankful for your heart and generosity and willingness to bless someone this holiday season, with this giveaway. And I’m thankful for blogs in general, which offer a little glimpse into other peoples’ worlds/lives. It’s so neat to take a peek into someone else’s perspective. Thank you for sharing yours faithfully with all of us!

  • Mandy says:

    Good food, good friends, and good family. I’m very lucky, when I think about it.

  • Melissa says:

    I’m thankful to have a roof over my head, a family that cares about me, a job, a chance to get an education, the ability to eat 3 meals a day, good health, and so much more : )

  • Christina says:

    thankful for a lot of things, of course, but right at this moment i’m thankful for the sweet baby giggles from my third little kiddo.

  • Heidi Jo says:

    I’m thankful for such awesome in-laws! They are believers and super stylish and fun and I can shop with them, discuss anything with them, ask for prayer and laugh about stupid things. My mom and dad-in-law are incredibly helpful and supportive and my sisters-in-law are some of my best friends. I definitely scored in the in-laws department. πŸ™‚

  • Ross says:

    Chocolate… Mmmmmm…

  • Maite says:

    I’m thankful for my partner, who cares about me and for my two littles boys too. They love me above all.

  • Sally says:

    What a fantastic giveaway. You are such a lovely person. Thank you. I am so thankful for my beautiful family. My two little daughters bring me so much joy.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Oh wow! What a nice giveaway! πŸ™‚
    It’s been a tough year, but I’m really thankful for having a chance to repeat my final year in med school— I’d never ever had to resit any exams all throughout but then failed my clinical finals. It was devastating at first, and it’s an extra year that I won’t be able to get back to the US (I’m an American in med school in England), but actually, it’s been a good opportunity to learn more and build new relationships! So, I’m thankful! πŸ™‚

  • Liyana Z says:

    I am thankful for my parents. Never fail to make me feel better whenever I’m down.

  • Mary Ann in Vermont says:

    I am thankful for clean hot and cold water that comes right out of faucets in my home. And, all I need to do to have light is flick a switch. I turn on and off buttons and knobs all day long that provide me with heat, cooking, refrigeration, television, and computers, sewing machine, and clean and dried clothes. This is an amazing world we live in! I try to stop and think each and every day with a heart full of thankfulness.

  • Eva Scott says:

    I’m thankful for Jesus and my family!!

  • Abby says:

    I have so much to be thankful for, but at the moment I’m mostly preoccupied and thankful for the one pound baby growing inside me! We just had an ultrasound and she looks healthy and right on track, I feel thankful to the Lord every day.

  • Mieke says:

    Hi there, just great to be able to read blogs of some other mamas coping with all their tasks, little worries etc etc. Every now and then there is this me-moment and then I have a list of favourite blogs to visit. One of them is yours, which also let me to the loveley blog of your friend Danni as well. I go over to hers when I’m in need of some eyecandy. Over here at the Netherlands things tend to go an look a bit different, so this window you offer me is very much appreciated. Thanx!!! All the best, Mieke

  • Shauna says:

    Im thankful for GOD and all He has blessed me with– the knowledge of His plan & purpose with man, my health, my family… and the list could go on and on and on….sooooo thankful for all of it.

  • Virginai says:

    My 3 sisters are really my greatest joy in life. They are my best friends and I am so grateful for the relationships we have with each other.

  • Janine says:

    I am thankful for a boyfriend who humbles himself before the Lord.

  • Melissa T says:

    So thankful for my healthy family and for people (and their blog) that inspire!!!

  • Emily B. says:

    So thankful for so many things–love blogs like yours to keep me inspired! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Rachel D says:

    Thanks, how completely thoughtful of you! I am thankful for the Lord’s faithfulness. When our inconsistency screams out, He echos His consistency even louder! I’m thankful for Him and His redemption.

  • Lizz says:

    I’m most thankful for my extended family. My maternal grandparents only have two children, 6 grandchildren- but once you add up all of our psuedo-adopted clan, my fiance’s small family, and put as all together- we have quite a diverse and fun group.

  • bianca says:

    I’m thankful for the family that God has blessed me with even though I don’t deserve them.
    And salvation. Praise the Lord for sweet salvation!

  • jenin says:

    i am thankful for many things (our family’s health, the roof over our heads, our wonderful little boy), but this year i’m most thankful for my husband. he works so hard every day to take care of our family so that i can stay home full-time with our son and he never complains or is in a bad mood =)

  • Monica N says:

    Ruby you are truly a fantastic person, inside and out. Your little ones have one great example of what it is like to be a role model for others! I am thankful for having my Mom around to give me bits of advice, words of encouragement and a love for all things crafty for the little lady growing in my belly. And of course my husband and baby to be!! Wishing your family a warm holiday filled with smiles, giggles and good food.

  • Suzanne says:

    Wow, what a generous giveaway. Very inspiring! And yeah, I’ll definitely throw my hat into the ring. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the chance.

  • Kimberly says:

    I am thankful for great friends that we get to celebrate Thanksgiving with, as we are far from our families this year.

  • FrΓ©dΓ©rique says:

    I am thankfull for so much but if I had to choose what I am the most thankful for it would be the health of my family. Thanks Ruby for your wonderfully creative and honest blog! (btw: we have the same two favorite stores:))β™₯

  • Mary Ann says:

    I love reading your blog! I am thankful for the country I live in and the freedom that comes with it. Happy thanksgiving!

  • domestic diva says:

    I’m thankful for toddler giggles.

  • Ellie C. says:

    How lovely of you! Thank you for your honest and encouraging posts. πŸ™‚ I am thankful today to live in a country where I can freely express my love for God & worship as I choose.

  • Kim J says:

    I am thankful for your transparency about the hard days as a mom. Sometimes it feels like I must be the only one who losses her cool with the kids. Thank you!

  • Angela says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I am so thankful for my amazing fiance, I feel so lucky to be with such a special guy!

  • Alaina says:

    So sweet of you to do a giveaway! I am thankful for good health and my sweet family.

  • Nat says:

    I am so thankful for my 3 little girls and our fourth baby we just found out we are expecting!

  • s. morrison says:

    as girly/silly as i feel saying this…i am so thankful for my boyfriend. i have been praying to meet someone like him for so long. he encourages me, points me towards Christ and makes me laugh!

  • Erinlucyx says:

    Today I’m thankful for the 10 minutes of extra sleep my kids let me have this morning, my daily cappuccino and the cool breeze blowing in my window

  • erin says:

    i’m so thankful that my kiddos haven’t been sick in a LOOOOONG time–at least 5 months. that’s a great stretch of no illness in our home, especially because we have a little baby to think about.

    what a sweet giveaway!

  • leslie says:

    I’m thankful for my kids……. and my husband. Life is special even when we are all sick!

  • Erin says:

    Every morning, before I start our homeschool with the kids, I sit down with a cup of coffee and read a few blogs. Yours is one of them. I love your blog! Your honesty is so refreshing!

    I am thankful for my husband, for too many reasons to number–but 5 in particular come to mind.

  • ellie says:

    i am most thankful for my family’s good health.

    we welcomed our second into the world two months ago and all i could think about while pregnant was having a healthy child, we did. some minor health issues to deal with, but we are a family of four.

    our smiles for thanksgiving!!!

  • Katy says:

    I am thankful for the good job my parents did raising me and my sister. I am far from perfect, but I’ve got good head on my shoulders thanks to them.

  • So many things to choose from, but to continue in the vein of this post, I will say that I am so thankful for my little space on the interwebs : ) My blog is small, but the friendships that I have with women all over the country are huge. I’ve been able to recently meet a few of my blog friends ( now real life friends!) and the bond that I have with them is so incredible. God has used these sweet, sweet friendships to sustain me over the last few years as I’ve wrestled through a difficult and dry time of finding meaningful and true friendships within my local body of believers.

    Thank you so much for offering this giveaway. If I was the lucky winner, I would choose to spend it at Anthro or ModCloth!

  • Lola says:

    I’m thankful for the wonderful friends I have found thanks to my children. Together we share the ups and downs of parenting and motherhood, and it’s so good to find support, advice, joy and love in them. Thanks for this giveaway! Love your sweet family, your honesty and creativity!

  • I am thankful for the Lord who gave me healing in my partial-deafness and speech miraculously when I was a child. He didn’t have to do that. I am really glad I can hear and speak “normal” as it was a very difficult time in my life.
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  • Keyonna Hornbuckle says:

    I am thankful for my little family…for a wonderful, loving man by my side…for a sweet, but sometimes difficult 7 year old…and for my sweet baby Hoot. I’m thankful for the ability to love them with all that I have.


  • Brooke Marrelli says:

    Hello! I am so very, very thankful for my beautiful, smart and healthy 2 year old daughter. She is the reason I wake up every morning, the reason I smile all day, every day and the reason I was put on this earth – to be her mama!!

    I love your blog and am thankful for you too! You are inspiring, with a beautiful family and I love your encouraging words. Thank you!

  • Tina says:

    What a heart felt giveaway! I am so thankful for my 4 little ones and a great hub. And a fantastic life here in California.
    I look forward to reading your “corner of the world” when I get the chance. So inspiring! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  • melissa says:

    My family…my 2 kiddos and my husband.
    My husband doesn’t let a day go by without letting me know how much I’m loved
    and my kids are a wild bunch but they make me laugh everyday.
    They have really taught me how to be selfless.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • lisa says:

    I am thankful for my amazing kiddos whose creativity and optimism inspire me on a daily basis. They are my greatest joy and hope for the future.

  • tiffany mack says:

    My wonderful hubby and my sweet baby (not so baby anymore) girl!

  • I’m beyond thankful for a supporting husband who has helped me tremendously over the past year.

  • I am thankful to be part of a church that is like a big family. I’m also thankful for amazing neighbors.

  • j lee says:

    i am thankful that “hope always rise to the surface.” jeremiah 29:10-14

  • Natasha Raven says:

    I am thankful for a family that loves me and loves the Lord, a church family that loves and challenges me, a job that I (mostly) enjoy :), and friends who are fun and kinda and true. πŸ™‚

  • Rima @ Bolu says:

    I am thankful for God for always giving a blessing every-single-day when I wake up: the ability to live.

  • emily says:

    staying home with my babies is my blessing, i am so thankful for the opportunity because of a husband who works so hard:)

  • Dylan says:

    For having a roof over our heads x

  • Allison says:

    Woohoo! Today I am thankful for coffee πŸ™‚

  • rita says:

    I am thankful for nature.It make me smile everyday πŸ™‚

  • Rebekah says:

    I am deeply grateful for my family and the crazy awesome life that we have been blessed with! Happy Thanksgiving hope you guys have a wonderful holiday celebrating!

  • Millie Kay says:

    I am thankful for my friends. They are my family and I couldn’t wish for better people to experience life with.

  • Lauren says:

    I am thankful for my awesome fiancΓ©, he is the cat’s pajamas.

  • Janelle G says:

    I’m thankful for my amazing family. They seriously couldn’t get any better πŸ™‚

  • Heather S says:

    I’m thankful for my amazing kiddos! πŸ™‚

  • Shannon says:

    I am thankful for my family visiting me overseas.

  • Alexa S says:

    I am thankful that I am able to call my family my best friends.

  • Laura says:

    Let’s be honest. I am thankful for bacon. It just makes breakfast a little bit better. πŸ™‚

  • Megan says:

    I am thankful for grace that reminds me that on my least perfect days, things will be ok. Thanks Ruby!

  • Alicia says:

    I’m thankful for a God who is constantly revealing his unfailing love, mercy, and compassion. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Brooke says:

    I’m thankful to be in the States for Thanksgiving…the first one in 7 years!

  • giulia says:

    i am thankful for sunlight. family. friends. tasty food. warm showers. nice and inspiring people (like you! you are so generous)

  • Kyley says:

    I’m thankful for my family, my health, and my dog.

  • eileen says:

    Thankful for my Cat. He is my everything, my light, and my world.

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