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Thankful: November 30th

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Today, I'm grateful for all of you who read and comment. I'm grateful when you share your struggles and successes. Thank you for keeping this site positive and encouraging for all who read.


What are you thankful for today?

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  • Sandra December 01, 2017

    I, too, give thanks for your website. It is always uplifting. We cannot always control our circumstances, but we can make the best of everything we have been given. Your gratitude series encourages each of us to reflect upon our blessings, great and small. A thankful heart is a happy heart.

  • Jo December 01, 2017

    I am thankful for the kind and encouraging tone of both blogger and commenters here. I have decided to only follow blogs that are that style. I see enough vitriol everywhere else; I don't need to see it in my voluntary readings. Thanks everyone here!

  • Lynn December 01, 2017

    Thankful for this community, Brandy’s positive and creative website. Hands down my favorite place on the internet.

  • Tina S. December 01, 2017

    I am thankful for this website and the community around it. Thank you, Brandy, for sharing your life with us. And thank you to all the wonderful women who comment and share here. As someone mentioned above, it feels like a refuge in world so often full of vitriol.

    Another thing I am thankful for today: This morning, I looked out my kitchen window, and saw a deer staring back at me! This is not a common experience (I'm a condo dweller in a small city), and it made my day. :)

  • Debby in KAnsas December 01, 2017

    I am thankful for my husband's day off on MOnday for a 3 day weekend together! Yeah!

  • Roberta in So. Cal. December 01, 2017

    I, too, am thankful for this blog and community of like-minded commenters. I've learned so much over the years, and the gorgeous photography always brightens my day.

  • Kim Heller December 01, 2017

    I just have to add my thankfulness to you for all your time and effort creating this wonderful community for all of us. It truly is a light in a very dark world. I have been a follower of your blog for a couple years now and as many others have said, it has truly changed my life for the better. My husband has commented that our home is a much more peaceful and happy place and so am I.
    Thank You!!

  • ant December 01, 2017

    First, thank you Brandy for sharing everything you do with us!

    I am thankful for being able to keep on keeping on.....I am now 49! Yikes, I truly thought I would never live to be 50....not there yet so we will see! I am in the middle of caring for parents.....father in law lives with us, I see/help my mom every day ( even though we never had a close relationship) hardest of all....lost my Dad almost 7 months ago to that dang cancer! I totally remember being young and never even thinking about these things.......but....as my Dad told me last summer when he knew he was sick and I knew nothing “ a life time goes by before you know it”. Yes it does!

    I am thankful everyday for Gods grace, my hubby, my nieces, my pets that God In trusted to me who had previously not had a home or been loved, my home, no debt, paid for trucks, feel like I could go on and on!

  • Debbie December 01, 2017

    I am also thankful for this blog. It is difficult to be a family who is struggling to make ends meet. I am thankful for the hope I find here.

  • Kara December 01, 2017

    I'm adding my thanks. I, too, appreciate the positive tone and grateful spirit that shines through your writing, Brandy. I have learned so much, and am now passing some of it on to my adult children, and the new spouse of one of them. I love being able to point people to this blog. Health problems keep me from a job outside the house right now, but I am grateful for all the things that I can do at home that contribute to financial stability. I often remind myself that though I'm not earning anything, what I do at home makes the money my husband earns go so much farther. And he is grateful for all the work I do. We really are a team!

  • Georgia December 01, 2017

    I am thankful that today was my adult daughter’s last radiation treatment after a long year of diagnosis of breast cancer, surgery, chemo, and radiation. I am thankful for my daughter’s strength and positive attitude throughout, for excellent medical care, and for the involvement and support of our family. I am thankful that we live nearby and could provide daily support. I am thankful that we could have a celebration dinner tonight. And I am thankful for this wonderful blog, for all of the reasons others have mentioned. I am grateful for the light and beauty it offers in so many ways. Thank you, Brandy.

  • PennyP December 02, 2017

    So glad your daughters treatment is finished, hope you have a lovely celebration and every good wish to you all for the future. Our daughters are treasure and I am grateful for mine every day.

  • Ruth December 01, 2017

    Count me as another thankful reader of your beautiful blog. I do not comment often, but I read and enjoy your posts (and comments) regularly. Several of your recipes have become family favorites. I appreciate your positive attitude, your work ethic and can-do spirit, and the lovely presentation of frugal accomplishments as well as the ideas and encouragement shared in the comment section! Blessings to you and your family in this holiday season.

  • Florrie December 02, 2017

    Today I brought some branches in after pruning our lemon tree. I arranged them using Brandy’s tutorial. What a lovely arrangement it turned out to be, complete with little green lemon balls and purple flowers! I would never have thought to do this to beautify the indoors! Thank you, Brandy!

  • Texas girl December 03, 2017

    Grateful my dental pain is lessened due to abscess. Root canal after Thanksgiving. Grateful for dental insurance & the skill of my family dentist. He saved me money as he did not have to send me to a specialist. So relieved to feel good again!

  • Lea Stormhammer December 03, 2017

    Thank you, Brandy, for sharing your life and your ideas with us. As many others have said, it has made our lives richer and better too.

    I am also thankful for a wonderful school for my children and the inexpensive competitive sports program they run. Our son adores playing basketball and he got to play his first game this year on the 30th. He gets lots of playing time because the team is small, so they improve greatly every singles year. If he went to a larger school, he's probably sit on the bench and not learn as much. Our daughter is on student council this year - vice president! Another opportunity she might not have at a larger school. I'm so thankful!


  • Staci Alvarez December 03, 2017

    I am, like so many others, thankful for your website. I absolutely love to read your frugal posts! I read through old posts just about every single day. This week I am also particularly grateful for a full tank of gas. And the ability we had to fill that gas tank when I was down to my last 20 miles. It feels wonderful!

  • Amy December 03, 2017

    I am thankful for this wonderful blog that I have enjoyed reading for so many years. I am thankful for the ability to cook and to be home with children who aren't feeling well. I can make them food to help heal them and take the time to watch over them so they can rest and recover. I am thankful for a simple life.

  • Ellie's friend from Canada December 04, 2017

    I am thankful for my friends, some of whom have been asking me if there's anything I need at the store. Today, my friend delivered 10 pounds of apples (at $1 per pound which is an excellent price here), 5 yogourts at $10, 4 bags of frozen veggies for $10, and a box of almond bark (for only 99 cents with a coupon). I will take the almond bark to my 90+ year old friend in a Christmas basket. I will make some fudge as well. I am grateful that she has lent me the money for food as I still haven't been paid yet. I am grateful that my friend who was in South Korea has returned to North America. The best laid plans... can still go awry and I am so grateful that my friend has helped me. I have a rewards certificate that will buy my meat for the month. The jars of frozen fruit have helped the knee and I am thankful that I am upright and walking again (even if still in pain). I am grateful that the friend who took umbrage at my suggestion that she get some relationship counselling and went away angry has started writing me again.

  • Amy Dunham December 04, 2017

    I, too, have been reading your beautiful blog for a couple of years. I have gained so much knowledge and honestly, a better/different way of looking at life. I see the ways to save money in the everyday things. I see how to make my home a more peaceful, beautiful place. I have been inspired by the life you lead and share. Thank you so very much.

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