Friday, November 11, 2011



#thanksq10 I am so thankful for my new blog design. I. Love. It.

I completely missed posting a Thanks//Squared post yesterday.  I will make up for it by posting two today and mainly because I have so much to be thankful for.  So many times yesterday I thought about a blessing but didn’t get a chance to snap a picture.

As you can see from the picture above (and the blog) that my design was finished up yesterday.  I really, really love it!  Lindsay at Purr Design is so extremely helpful and patient with my ignorance when it comes to graphic design and HTML silliness.  Although I will say that I have learned a lot already.  For the next while I’ll be updating all of my posts to reflect the new recipe format and the thumbnail picture.

The moon was big and bright on my way home but in the interest of safety, I chose not to snap a photo while I was driving.

I was so fortunate to get to spend the evening with my husband last night.  He has been especially busy lately so evenings together are very sporadic.  We shared a meal at one of my favorite places to eat in Kansas City.  We laughed and enjoyed each others company and I am extremely thankful for the evening that we had.

The window is replaced in my car and I am slowly starting to rebuild my purse.  It’s amazing how attached I was to my purse.  A very valuable lesson was learned though.  And my advice to all of my friends: make photo copies of all of the important (and non-important) things in your purse.  It will make it much easier in the case that it’s lost or stolen!

I am thankful for you!  YOU make this blog possible.  I love it so much but it would mean so much less if you weren’t reading it.  So for that, thank you.  I love you all and I am so blessed by this place that I can share my life with you.  I hope you are too!

One more: I’m thankful for this sweet little lady too.  She somehow wiggled herself into this little cubby in my bookshelf and I found her just hanging out.

#thanksq11 I’m thankful for our sweet Emma, she can always make me smile!


Wait, one more thing: It’s National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month.  I didn’t even know that it exhisted.  Here’s my recipe for homemade peanut butter.  Enjoy!


41 Responses to “Thanks//Squared”

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    DessertForTwo — November 11, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Aww so sweet!

    I’m so sorry to hear about your purse & car window 🙁

    • Cassie replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

      Thanks Christina, hope you are doing well! Loved your post today!

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    Jill | Dulce Dough — November 11, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    I love the new design Cassie! And that picture of Emma is just adorable! Sorry to hear about your window and purse–you feel so violated when stuff like that happens. It is good you can look beyond it and find so much to be thankful for!

    • Cassie replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

      Thanks Jill! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Bev Weidner — November 11, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    IT LOOKS FANTASTIC! I love it!

    And I’m so sorry about your purse and window. People suck.


    • Cassie replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

      Some people do suck for sure!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — November 11, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    I LOVE your site, it looks fantastic! Great job! Sorry to hear about your purse and window; I know it must be so frustrating! Been there, so I can totally relate! 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

      Thank you, it is very frustrating. It could have been so much worse so I am thankful for that!

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — November 11, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    love the new design!

    • Cassie replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

      Thank you Sarah!

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    Erin — November 11, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    Love the new design! And I am amused that your cat does the exact same thing with those felt boxes. Cats are the cutest.

    • Cassie replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

      Thanks Erin!

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    CJ @ — November 11, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    national peanut butter lovers month! oh my goodness i am totally on board with that!!! does that mean i get to have more of it every day?
    I love the new design girl. It looks awesome!

    • Cassie replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

      Thanks CJ! That’s exactly the excuse that I’m using to eat more PB…love it! 🙂

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    Shannon — November 11, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    I love love love your new design, it looks great!

    • Cassie replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

      Thanks Shannon! Have a great weekend.

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    Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} — November 11, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

    I love your new design. Looks great Cassie! I have to do some work on mine too, maybe after the holidays when my schedules clears a bit.

    • Cassie replied: — November 12th, 2011 @ 12:06 am

      Thank you!! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    Liz — November 12, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    I LOVE your new look…and I can totally relate to being very uneducated when it comes to this design stuff! But you did it well!!! Your kitty is just adorable…look at those beautiful eyes. I’m enjoying your thankful posts. Have a wonderful Saturday!

    • Cassie replied: — November 12th, 2011 @ 8:37 am

      Thanks Liz, you too! I’m glad you are enjoying the posts. I have really enjoyed the practice of finding the little things to be thankful for. Have a wonderful day!

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    Courtney — November 12, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    love the new blog look, it looks great!! that is awful about your car, i am so sorry but glad you are getting things sorted out.

    did you hear about the yoga/cooking class at lululemon tomorrow. it sounds nice but I am not sure I can swing it!

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    Ann — November 12, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    Cassie – the design is TERRIFIC! SO sorry about your window and purse, but grateful you’re okay! Your kitty is adorable! They can get into the darndest places, can’t they?

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    Anna — November 14, 2011 @ 1:06 am

    The new design is gorgeous!! So fresh, and I love the header!

    • Cassie replied: — November 15th, 2011 @ 8:33 am

      Thanks Anna! 🙂

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    Emily Malloy @Cleanliness — November 14, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    The design is so crisp and lovely! At least you’re able to find reasons to be thankful among the muck! That’s what life is about 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — November 15th, 2011 @ 8:38 am

      Thanks Emily, have a great day!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 14, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    Aw, sorry to hear about your window and purse. So wrong what people will do.
    LOVE the new design!! Hubby just brought me my own domain name yesterday – so I have TON of work ahead with design and everything else. I know NOTHING!!

    • Cassie replied: — November 15th, 2011 @ 8:38 am

      Thanks Erin! I’m so happy for you…if you need any help, let me know. Are you staying with Blogger or moving to WordPress?

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    Samantha @ Ferraro Kitchen — November 14, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

    Love your blog!!! It looks great!!! Good job! I need to start doing #thanks posts…whats the trend? Is it ok that I’m 2 weeks behind? ha!

    • Cassie replied: — November 15th, 2011 @ 8:34 am

      Never too late! I have a post on November 1 that kind of explains the whole thing. Feel free to join in! It’s been a fun exercise. Thanks for your sweet comment!

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    Ashley@BakerbyNature — November 14, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    I’m so late on this, but here goes: Lovelovelove the new look!!! And Poo to whoever robbed you. That is… well, you know what. And yet here you are being thankful! I love that. xx

    • Cassie replied: — November 15th, 2011 @ 8:35 am

      Thanks Ashley! 🙂

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    sarah — November 14, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    Cassie the new layout is sooooo lovely! Glad you are getting all your stuff pieced back together- so scary! And glad you got to spend an evening with the husband- mine has been working so late too!

    • Cassie replied: — November 15th, 2011 @ 8:37 am

      Thank you Sarah! We both work a lot and our hours are mostly opposite so it’s so nice to have a night together!

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    Lauren — November 14, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

    What? Someone punched out your window and took your purse?! Jerks! What a pain to try and get new copies of all your documents. On the bright side, I’m loving this design! 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — November 15th, 2011 @ 8:36 am

      Thank you, I love it too!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — November 14, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    I noticed your new design right away! It’s so lovely and I like the design! The letter “your” and egg are both yellow and stands out very nicely too. Love it! I’m sorry to hear about your car window and purse…. 🙁 Sending you hugs!

    • Cassie replied: — November 15th, 2011 @ 8:35 am

      Thanks, Nami! You are so sweet, thanks for being so supportive!!

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    Anne@frommysweetheart — November 15, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    Cassie…I just love the new look and design of your blog. But you know…I’ve always loved it. From the day I first started blogging 8 months ago. You are one of the few people whose personalities really shine through in their writing and what they choose to share on their blogs. I guess that’s why I’m so drawn here!!! You are quite a special person and I wish you endless happiness in all that you do…and especially in your blogging. Sorry about your purse….but Emma is just too cute! : )

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    Ashley — November 17, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    Love the header!! Colors + font choice are great!


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