grateful heart monday the everyday moments

A Grateful Heart (+ weeklong linkup!)

October 27, 2014
^^ this is Cleo’s judging face, as she says, “Dude, you ate way too much candy corn. That bowl was FULL 30 minutes ago.”

Happy Monday, all! Today is one of those days I’m grateful for so, so much – it would be hard to pinpoint it down to just one thing. So, in true type-A fashion, I’m sharing my grateful heart in list form πŸ˜‰

  • Daily walks with my husband, taking in the last of these warm fall, sunny days.
  • Lazy Sunday afternoons with my bf, baking cookies, watching Bridget Jones’s Diary, and trying to convince her to move to Nashville πŸ˜‰
  • Bubble wrap.
  • The freedom to dream, and encouragement from others to pursue those dreams.
  • YOU.
  • Brunch on Mag Mile with my in-laws.
  • Text messages from blogger turned real-life friends πŸ™‚
  • Breaktober.
  • My baby brother who is about to be one year older this week. (He’ll always be my baby bro, though.)
  • Michael Bolton. (because, always.)
  • Candy Corn (but just a few will do, oh my gosh.)

Sometimes it’s the big things, other times it’s the little things… but either way- it’s always a good thing to live each day with a grateful heart.

What areΒ youΒ grateful for?

Link up below and join the rest of us in starting each day this week with a grateful heart. Not enough time to write a Grateful Heart post today? No worries!Β This linkup will be open until Friday!Β 

1. Link up to your Grateful Heart post, not just your blog’s homepage, andΒ please link your post back to Ember Grey (via link or GH button) so that others can link up too! *Any posts that do not have to do with this GH topic or those that do not link back up to this blog will be deleted.Β 

2. If you use #gratefulheart on Twitter, tag me and I will retweet! @embergreyblog

3. Carry on and be grateful! XO!
Ember Grey: Grateful Heart

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  • Jae

    I am grateful for you, too, Emily. πŸ™‚


  • What a great list! So much to be grateful for. I'm with you on candy corn…just a few and I'm good! Lazy Sundays are the best! Even better when spent with great people!

  • Cleo is adorable! Believe it or not I don't really like candy corn. Crazy, I know. And my brothers birthdays this will too! Too funny! Happy Monday!

  • What a fun linkup! I found you through Life +1 blog. Not sure if I did the linkup correctly…still so new to this but my blog was perfect for it today. Happy Monday Y'all…

  • oh I like lists! I'm been enjoying cooler morning walks because of fall which have been nice. Happy Birthday to your brother. πŸ™‚

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  • This weekend was so hard for me (my papa's funeral) i need to make a list like this asap

  • I love blogger turned real life friends. πŸ™‚

  • Heather K

    let's be honest. Candy Corn is one of my favorite things about fall πŸ™‚ haha it's terrible but I can't help myself!

  • I giggles, a lot, who I read Michael Bolton. He's on my list of "If Loving Him Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right." =)

    Happy Monday!

  • *Giggled*

  • I giggled, a lot, when I read Michael Bolton. He's on my list of "If Loving Him Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right." =)

    Happy Monday!

  • I get the judgy face from my cats too… how do they know???

  • haha!! I'm right there with you!!

  • I know it, that's what's so dangerous! You can't just eat 2 or 3… and then it's just sugar overload! πŸ™‚

  • HAHAHA Cleo's judgy face is priceles.. Love her! and bubble wrap! YES all day everyday! (seriously though, we have a ton).

  • Girl I LOVE me some candy corn too! Iove reading this post from you every week because it's always so positive and uplifting. Thank you for doing this each week!

  • Love the cleo & candy corn!

  • Haha I thought Cleo was itching to start pawing away at the corn and fling it about – that's what my old cat would have done! Then chase each piece skittering across the floor lol. The judgment is pure CAT though isn't it? πŸ˜‰

  • "Sometimes it's the big things, other times it's the little things… but either way- it's always a good thing to live each day with a grateful heart." THIS will be my motto this week! I love when there is so much to be grateful for and we just have to sit there for a minute to take it all in!

  • oh friend…i'm always all about sharing my grateful heart in list form! haha
    and so not surprised that MB made the list. perfection. hahaha

  • πŸ™‚ xo

  • I think I had so much candy corn last night that I'm done for the season. And I feel like I'm pretty close to that point with pumpkin stuff too, ha!

  • It has totally felt like spring the last few days here but I will welcome the cooler temps again, especially for morning walks- the best!

  • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ XO!

  • Nina, I'm so sorry. Such a hard time… my Grandpa passed in May and I still think of him often. Making grateful lists certainly help though πŸ™‚ xo

  • haha!! I'm right there with you!! Love him, forever and ever!

  • HOW DO THEY KNOW?! She was seriously staring at me like that for a good 20 minutes last night… she had me laughing so hard, I was like- quit staring at me, you're freakin me out!

  • She is hilarious! (How is Spooky?!)

  • XO! I really do love reading everyone's posts each week… it's encouraging to me too! πŸ™‚

  • She's a weird one but I love her! πŸ˜‰

  • I thought she was too, but no- she just kept looking at the bowl and then staring at me. She is so weird, haha!

  • It's going to be my motto this week too! It really does help shape the day, even on the hard days.

  • You know I love your lists!! πŸ™‚ hahahah- PERFECTION.

  • Love lazy days with my best friend too! Definitely the best way to spend days together.

  • Lazy days + Bridget Jones Diary… YES! I used to watch that movie on repeat throughout college, and just thinking of it now, I know I need a return date with it πŸ™‚ So glad you've been having an awesome fall + getting to take sunshiney walks daily πŸ™‚

  • I've never seen Bridget Jones' Diary! I really need to get that going. I've been meaning to see it for so long! Bubble wrap is always one of my faves too. πŸ˜‰

  • I just watched Bridget Jones Diary too! I had to remind myself what Renee used to look like, because everyone on FB was sharing her new look the other day, and I just couldn't reconcile it with my memory of her. Still love that movie!

    Also, I currently have a Halloween candy problem too. I tons of it "for my class". Yes.

  • It's my favorite… it's fun to get dressed up and go out, but sometimes I just love to hang out all day in sweats, watching movies πŸ™‚

  • I had never seen it before! I thought it was HILARIOUS… made me love Renee Zellweger even more. I told my friend that I think it's going to become an annual (probably Christmas) tradition to watch it πŸ™‚

  • This was my first time seeing it and I thought it was hilariously cute πŸ˜‰ I love Renee Zellweger and she's so adorable in it.

  • oh my gosh I KNOW! That's what I was saying to my friend- I miss the old Renee! πŸ™‚ I loved the movie!!

    (ugh- the candy needs to stop over here. Like, until Christmas!)

  • This list made me smile! Why is candycorn so addicting?? It is crazy. I have a bowl here and it is never stays full. Every time someone walks by we grab some! πŸ˜‰

  • Today! There's so many birthdays this week! Including @Anne @ Love the Here and Now !!

  • Seriously can't stop eating candy corn. It's a problem. Still not stopping.

  • haha! I said I was done for the year on Sunday… I've already had a few tonight. You just can't stop!

  • It really is addicting! It's just a part of the season, I suppose! πŸ™‚

  • Chelsea Finn

    Oh my gosh. Your cat with the candy corn. ah, I can't. So stinkin cute! Love your list, I'm also thankful for candy corn this weekend! Haha

  • YAY! I have reliable internet today!

    I tried to comment back on Monday but my computer just wasn't having it. Anywho, love that you take daily walks with your hubs. I wish we did more stuff like that. Best we've managed to do at the moment is commit to a monthly date night where we alternate who plans it. It's been fun!


  • She is hilariously rotten πŸ˜‰ Happy Friday, Chelsea!!

  • It didn't start out as "a thing", these walks. We just started doing it together and then it was like- this was the only time in the day when we could get away from all of the "to dos" together and really talk… my fave! I do love your routine though – I may have to suggest that when it gets cold!

  • chall1018

    I love this list. πŸ™‚ And yes to candy corn. I always eat 1 too many and get a stomach ache, though!

  • SAME! Only I ate about 20 too many haha. They're like Doritos. Once you start, you can't stop!