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Blessings this Week: 11.20.2015 Edition

How is it, that as the season of Thanks comes knocking at my door, I have the hardest time focusing on the blessings instead of on the "wants?"

Maybe you're there, too. 

This week has honestly felt hurried- rushed, over too quick. And in the midst of all my busyness and trying to remember all the things I should do, I need to do, I want to do... I forget the most important thing. 

Counting those blessings. 

The good news is that it's never to late to begin again- in fact, I can start over again right now: thanking God for those little things around me in this very moment. My warm flannel shirt, the smell of coffee in the air, the little plant on my desk. 

It's easy to do, but so, so important. 

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This place I still can't believe is ours

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Making apple crisp with Trevor

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This mama who let me get so near to her

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Rainy afternoons, and a cozy kitchen (despite all the unpacked boxes). 

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Unpacking progress. 

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The first snow of the season, and that it melted so quickly. 

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Just in case you missed it...

Here's what's been going on around The Speckled Goat this week! 

I'm starting to get caught up in writing about the process of reclaiming and refinishing our hardwood floors with these two posts: 


Now that we're in our home, our time of living out of duffel bags has come to an end. Our little two-week-tops adventure turned into a full 6 weeks of living with less- and these are the lessons I learned from the forced simplicity. 

As always, have a great week- and find the blessings! 

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  1. I love this time of year... It's nice to keep what we are blessed with in mind :)

  2. Love your farm...such beautiful country! We do have so very much to be thankful for...even all those boxes you have to unpack just means you have been blessed with lots of stuff!!