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Fortunate Cookies

I made homemade fortune cookies today. I know…fortune cookies are probably not something that most people are spending time in their kitchen whipping up two days before Thanksgiving. I had a thought though… I wanted to somehow give all of our guests at Thanksgiving dinner an opportunity to be reminded of the blessings in their life. So, what I have done is emailed everyone and have asked them to send me one or two things that they are especially thankful for this year. Then, I’m going to create a “fortunate cookie” for them specifically to open before our meal. Each individual fortune will have something specific to do with what they are thankful for. Isn’t that fun?

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. My family, for one, including the surprise unexpected little family member that will be joining us in May. We live in a nice home and really are blessed that we don’t want for much of anything. My kids go to good schools and have caring teachers. I am able to stay at home to raise the kids and my husband has a good job that allows me to do so. I have wonderful friends, including those of you who have supported my blog over the last couple of years.

Something else I am greatly thankful for is the number of opportunities that have come my way since beginning my blog. I have been given the opportunity to write for some wonderful organizations and to have the ability to do something I love and get paid for it is icing on the cake.

The Right@Home Community

The Right@Home Community

I’d like to take this moment to tell you about a new opportunity I am very thankful for. I was recently contacted by The SC Johnson Company to be a guest blogger on their community site, Right@Home. I will be joining three other very talented bloggers in contributing to regular articles which will be featured within their community. My contribution to Right@Home will be within their Food/Recipe section. I am being joined by:

Amy Clark of The Motherload (and several other fab blogs!): Amy Clark created Mom Advice online that contains articles on frugal living, saving money, work-at-home opportunities, inexpensive recipes and tips for organizing life. One part of Mom Advice is Amy’s blog, The Mother Load, where she posts on everything from parenting advice to fun family activities and things to do around the home.

Cathe from Just Something I Made: Cathe writes and works from home in Petaluma, California as a graphic designer, mother of three and wife. Cathe blog, “Just Something I Made” is about one of her biggest passions, crafting for the home. Cathe has also appeared on Design Mom as a guest blogger.

Sarah from Organize Your Life: Sarah pens this blog as a stay-at-home-mom of 2-year-old Maddie. She has been married to her husband, Trevor, for six years. She is the co-creator of the Daily Home Planner, the only software program designed by a mom to help other moms get their families organized, and also manages www.organizedmom.net.

The Right@Home Community is perfect for anyone wanting to make their home a better place. With great product tips, organizing advice, recipes and more, there is something waiting there for each of you! I hope you will join the community and keep an eye out for my upcoming feature posts.

Oh! Do you want the fortune cookie recipe? It is just one of the many treasures I found over at the Right@Home site. Click here to check it out :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! May you always have plenty to be thankful for.

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  1. I love that idea about the fortunate cookies. If I can squeeze that into my prep, I think I’ll add it to my menu. And congratulations on your new blogging gig! Awesome!

  2. What a great idea! I love that each person will get the chance to open their fortune cookie and share what they are thankful for at Thanksgiving.

    Congrats on your new writing gig! Can’t wit to go check it out!

  3. Karen Beth says:

    I LOVE this idea! You are so creative. :)

  4. This is a spectacular idea!! Love it!

  5. The fortune cookie idea is fantastic!

  6. Wow – what a great idea! And congrats on the new writing assignment!

  7. Wonderful idea! Sounds like it will be a real celebration of thanks at your table this year.

  8. Kristen! I am so excited for you – you have done an amazing job developing this blog over the past two years! I don’t visit nearly enough – I apologize for that – but when I do I am always amazed. I am so happy for you with the new opportunity!


  9. My computer is dead so I have been a little out of the loop–congratulations on your upcoming addition to the family!

    These cookies are a very neat idea. What a fabulous tradition–and just you wait, it will become one. :)

  10. The fortunate cookie…how fabulous is that! Your guests are going to flip!

  11. That is awesome about SC Johnson! Wow!

    This is a great idea for Thanksgiving…I love it!

  12. Fortune cookies, what fun! And congrats on the blogging gigs. You know you’re always welcome to write over at ConstantChatter.com ;-)

  13. I never would’ve thought of fortune cookies for Thanksgiving, but it sounds very appropriate and fun! Great idea! Congrats on your new opportunity :-)

  14. Happy Thanksgiving, Kristen. Enjoy your family. Hugs! :))

  15. Very nice gesture, very nice post of personal “Thanksgiving”, and very nice of you to share the info of your new opportunity. I have been trying to branch into that direction and hope that ’09 will bring me some opportunities too. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  16. Many congrats on your new writing opp!! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  17. Making your own fortune cookies is a great idea, I hope you have a fantastic thanksgiving!

  18. Great idea. If you need funny fortune to put in your fortune cookies, visit http://www.mychinesefortune.com/ . It has virtual fortune cookies submitted by users.

  19. So many great things to be thankful for! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving too :-)

  20. Happy Thanksgiving!

    I hope this delicious holiday is filled with family, friends, love, pumpkin pies and tryptophan!

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