Thanks + Giving.

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite.

It hasn’t always been. When I was younger, I was all about Christmas- the shopping and wrapping and decorating and cooking. And then one year, (about 3 years into being a parent, if I’m really honest)- I realized how wonderfully freeing and lovely Thanksgiving was.

It was a day of simply being together. Cooking together, playing games, always watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, and giving thanks. The biggest worry of the day was trying to time all the food correctly so everything would be served and hot at the same time. Ha!

This year we are having a non-traditional Thanksgiving. The kids have a school break and we are exploring Amsterdam for a few days. No turkey or Macy’s parade. But that’s ok. Because even more than Thanksgiving, I love exploring. It’s always fun to go somewhere new- tasting and seeing and smelling and feeling all the feels of a new city.

And then, oh my word- next week brings December! So many things to looks forward to- my sweet hubby’s birthday, many guests,  and GIVING TUESDAY!

Have you heard of it? The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is set aside to celebrate & officially kick off the season of giving. I love this SO much! We have so much to be thankful for- and then we can continue our season of gratitude with a season of GIVING BACK!

There are so many very wonderful ways to give back- and this year I am thrilled to be able to share a cause that is new to me but has become dear to my heart.

The Power of Education Foundation.

Every child deserves an education.  Whether a child is learning to read and write or learning to how to take an active role in their community, the lessons they learn will shape their view of the world and how they live their life.

– The Power of Education Foundation

My friend Trillium is deeply involved in this school she co-founded in Haiti. I love to hear her tell stories about the kids, the teachers and the lives that are being changed. I knew immediately that this is something I wanted to be a part of.

The foundation is 100% run by volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of these children, and their community.

This #GivingTuesday, if you are wanting to get involved-I’d love it if you’d join me in supporting The Power of Education Foundation. I am happy to give you more information and answer questions if you are interested!

Happy Thanksgiving friends! I hope you are cozy and surrounded by love wherever you are. I am ever thankful to you for being here.

I love to hear from you and have loved sharing life with you this year!

xo- H

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