grateful for you | home sweet home

When I stop to think about everything good in my life, everything I am thankful for, all the blessings in my life, I literally am overcome with emotion. I often allow the in-the-moment frustrations of everyday life  take over without seeing the big picture. I have so much to be thankful for.

Let Us Give Thanks Download |
save to your Desktop and print from there or download | more downloads available in the sidebar

Find more charming art prints here.

Let me give thanks that my kids {well, at least 2 out of 3} think that I am a great Mommy, even though I question myself every day if I have done a good enough job to make their lives enriching, comforting and full of promise and love.

Let me give thanks that my husband of 13 years, and best friend of 16, continues to find me witty and charming and beautiful and hot and loves me more every day even though I question if I have done a good enough job to deserve his adoration and love.

Let me give thanks for a family, and extended family, who supports, loves and believes in me.

Let me give thanks for the people who take the time to read my blog and support me and my Etsy shop. My hope of not returning to the working world since the kids are all in school now and being able to contribute to our household has come true. Bless you for helping me to achieve a goal.

So, in this month of Thanksgiving, I'm going to randomly post my THANKS and giveaways as well. 

Just leave a comment, any comment...about what you're thankful for, something you love about the season, something you love from I Love It All {just kidding, well, not really, it will earn you an entry if you list something}, anything goes. By leaving a comment, you'll be entered to win the print you see above, which is a print sample. The one in the shop is just a bit different in color, just so you know, if you don't win this giveaway, but still want one, or maybe even this one, or this one.  

Enjoy your download!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! The 'home sweet home' print winner is commenter #2, Vicki.


  1. Happy November! I am thoroughly loving our fall weather right now after such a hot summer. I am a cold weather person and the transition during fall with the gorgeous leaves is my favorite. : )

  2. Monika--like you, I am thankful for so many things, most especially that my husband and kiddos are healthy, happy and safe. XO PS You ARE hot! : )

  3. I am thankful for many things, the most important of which is my husband and girls. Health and happiness is next and many, many more blessings that I appreciate every day. I also am thankful for electricity since we have been without it since a storm hit the northeast on 10/30. I would really appreciate it more if it worked!!

  4. I am thankful that I discovered a fun, talented and beautiful friend and mentor on the internet -- that'd be YOU, girl!!

    And sweet Monika, I know that your 3rd child thinks all those things about you, too, in his heart. He's just testing his new-found wings. Give him time . . . that love you have for him, that connection that began in your womb, will bring him home and back into your arms, I just know it! I will say a prayer for him today. ((Hugs)) to you, sweet friend!!

  5. Thank you Monika!
    I'm thankful for the good friends I have met thanks to that hobby of ours ;-)

  6. I am so grateful for my husband of 8.5 years and his patient and loving support of my addiction to paper, er, I mean my papercrafting hobby! LOL

  7. Today I am thankful that I got the outside windows all washed while the weather was still nice! And I am thankful to have found your blog - I love visiting you every day! Off to hang the Christmas lights before it gets dark :))

  8. I am thankful for cooler weather. The heat in Las Vegas has finally left us and we can open the windows!!!!

  9. I am thankful for my friends, family, and my students. I am also thankful for my mini book for the 30 days of lists. I have been having so much fun with it!

  10. Loving the colors on this print! I am thankful for having security for my family.

  11. I am thankful for family's health and for my job as an art teacher at a fabulous elementary school.

  12. I am thankful for my family's health and for my job as an elementary art teacher at a fabulous elementary school.


paper. art. love. | since 2010
Gratitude Journals + Mini Books, Embellishment Kits + Supplies, Midori Notebooks and Printables at