Now that I think about it, it should probably be an "and" rather than an "or" in the title; both apply.
This evening, I most certainly did step out of my comfort zone: I went to a craft fair. Those of you who know me well might not believe me, but I assure you that it did actually happen. It's quite shocking, I know. I'm not girlie at all, I'm not creative, nor do I have a crafty bone in my body. Regardless, I have a new friend who was planning a booth at a big craft fair in Oceanside and so I thought I'd go check it out. Admittedly, I was only there for about 20 minutes, but still...it was a stretch for me.
My friend makes super cute banners, so in addition to the Christmas pillow covers that I ordered from a complete stranger, I bought a little stand and a couple of banners from my friend. I was initially only going to get a Christmas banner, but as I thought about it, I searched the box one more time and found this Thanksgiving banner.
It's cute, isn't it? The picture doesn't really do it justice; you can't see the detail in the paper and whatnot. It's sitting on top of a bookshelf, underneath photos of the people who I love the most.
At any rate, as I quickly stood there trying to make a decision, which I'm notoriously bad at, I felt led to get this one. I've been working very hard in my personal life lately, trying to spend more time counting my blessings and being a more thankful person. What better way to help myself stick with that as we enter this season of Thanksgiving than to have an adorable little reminder each and every time I walk up the stairs? It's perfect.
Tonight I am thankful for the oldest and dearest of friends, for friendships that are just beginning, and for timely reminders.
Welcome to November!
FYI - You should check out my friend's shop at Esty shop. I'm sure that she would either have something or be able to create something that you would love!