A Special Giveaway

A white top with a great fitting pair of jeans provides a blank canvas on which many combos can be built, from business-casual to relaxing at home. Fit and fabric type determine the variety of ways you can wear these items. Your best ‘white’ top might be in a cream color and have a low V neckline. Your best jeans might be a dark wash flare style. Finding the garments that offer the right fit, color, and fabrication for you and your lifestyle allows for the most flexibility.

Shopping links to similar if not the same items follow: JacketTopJeansBootsBagSunglassesNo-Show Socks

Accessories always allow me to change the look of basic pieces. When those accessories can be worn in several ways, that is truly a bonus.

The stunning necklace I am wearing in these photos was created by my very talented friend, designer Suzanne McKinney. She has graciously agreed to allow me to offer another giveaway featuring this fabulous necklace. I’ve shown you how it can be worn doubled to fill in the neckline (above) or singularly in a V (below) to create long vertical lines.

The design includes neutral tones with dramatic accents. As pictured below, the necklace is here, and there is also the option of the same necklace in warm tones. Use the code SAS10 For $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.

The pendant can also be worn in two ways. One side features the three Graces, and a floral crest is on the other.

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below mentioning something that you are grateful for. I will choose one of the comments at random and announce the winner on Thursday.

I am grateful to you for encouraging me to keep blogging. At the beginning of this year, I feared that interest would fade during these trying times. The comfort we have offered each other throughout the year has been a balm for me. Thank you for being part of my journey. Happy Thanksgiving!

I used the timer on my Sony Alpha a5100 camera and a tripod to take today’s photos. Shopping links in my posts may generate a small commission for me at no additional cost to you.

  1. I am most grateful for what God gives me everyday; faith, hope and growth opportunities.
    Happy Thanksgiving Susan❗️

  2. Hi Susan—I’m grateful that my sister has completed her chemotherapy regimen and is in remission. She just passed the one year mark from her initial diagnosis and had several rough months with many complications. With the support of her family, friends and the love of God she has come through it. Thank you Lord. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Susan.

  3. I am thankful for those that have made a difference in my life ….God, my parents and other family members, friends and loved ones.

  4. Hello Susan, it must be difficult to find content for your blog but you do it so well. I love the way that you show how to dress basics. I would love the opportunity to win the pendant. Keep doing what you do and stay safe.

  5. I am grateful every day for my good health and the love of my family and friends.
    Today, I am also profoundly grateful for the hard work and brilliance of scientists.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. I am grateful for my health. I am your age, born 9/9/56. I walk, I try to eat healthy foods, I love my family. Have a blessed Thanksgiving Susan, thank you for sharing your life with us.

  7. I am thankful for so many things, but today I am most thankful for my Husband who as of today, have been Married to for 41 years. I am also thankful for bloggers such as yourself who keep us informed on age appropriate style and items we didn’t know existed. I purchased the no-show ‘unmentionables’ from Soma and am in love! I never would have known if not for you:). I also purchased the no show socks…..who knew how wonderful these were! Thank you for brightening my day with your blogs:)

  8. I am grateful for my health and that of my family. I am grateful for bloggers like you providing respite, especially during these difficult times. Thank you for your lovely pictures and continuing to be there for us. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  9. I am grateful for the beauty in every day – walks in the woods, time with family, quiet moments. In the chaos of 2020, it is the little things that matter most.

  10. Long before this pandemic started, I have been grateful for my health, now even moreso. I am glad you have contnued to blog. Your warm, positive, friendly disposition and great perspective is a welcome light in these times. Thanks for all you do!

  11. I am thankful for my expanding family; a granddaughter is due any minute. We are also blessed that during these difficult times, working family members are either able to work from home or are essential medical staff.

  12. I love this outfit! I am grateful because when I see super cute boots like you are wearing I know I can buy them! It hasn’t always been that way. Thanks for all your great tips. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Happy Thanksgiving, Susan, to you and Mr. Mickey and all of your faithful followers! I am so grateful for the health of my family, a job I love, and my faith. I am so blessed!

  14. I’m grateful for so many things- life, love, and family. Right now I’m most grateful for the ability to help others, even in small ways, during this pandemic. One kindness can lead to another.

  15. Very thankful for my beautiful family, our health and our life together. Challenging times requires a great support system! Susan thank you for sharing your life and advice with us, Happy Thanksgiving.

  16. Gratefulness and thankfulness seem to move to the front burner this time of year. Busy lives and responsibilities can often cause us to forget or take things for granted. Not this year! So many things come to mind but one seems especially mindful. As my fathers life is coming to an end, due to dementia, I am grateful for the caregivers at his facility. They do the work I can not do. Their care is allowing him to decline with the dignity that he deserves and for that I am grateful. I am also grateful for blogs such as yours that provide a distraction during difficult times. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your followers.

  17. I’m grateful for all the love and positive energy from family and friends that surrounds me.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. I am grateful I’m able to retire next month and help with my dear granddaughter. My son in law tragically lost his life this year, so we’re fortunate we can move and be nearby to help out.

  19. I am so very grateful for my faith, my family and friends, my health, for freedom and all those who keep this country safe. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  20. Isn’t it amazing that no comment thus far mentions anything about being thankful for “stuff and tangible things?” When you reach the stage of life that most of your following are in ,Susan, I think we have realized the truly important things in life and what matters most…..love, family, good health, dear friends, and most of all the love of God.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all and thank you, Susan, for such an informative and fun blog.

  21. I am grateful for a full house again even though we lost our beautiful NANA this year, the kids are still here due to pandemic. Nice to have extra time with them before they fly away for good and leave us as empty nesters. Having kids late in life after 20 years of marriage has been interesting and awesome when in your 60s.

  22. Hi Susan – I am grateful for family and friends, for health, for our freedoms here. Just to let you know, I look forward to your blog and enjoy it very much! Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

  23. I am grateful that my family is healthy and that I was able to move back home to Michigan from Florida. My husband is healthier and I am teaching my grandsons with virtual learning. Thanks for your blog Susan! I am grateful for that too!

  24. I thank God for the opportunity to experience life with my refugee friends from all over the world. They have taught me the value of gracious hospitality and have given me the gift of genuine friendship.

  25. Very thankful to live in the USA a free country. And despite the challenges of 2020 we still live in the best country in the world.
    So many things to be thankful for. Grateful every day!
    Mary Ray
    Birmingham Alabama

  26. I am grateful for health, home, food on my table and The felling of Peace. We in our 60’s are truly blessed. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  27. That is a beautiful necklace. I am grateful for so much this year-for health, my family, and the ability to have hope for the future. I am also grateful for your blog. I would be very interested in learning how you decide what jewelry to wear with an outfit. It all coordinates so well.

  28. I am grateful for my wonderful husband. We have been married for 30 years and he has always been my best friend. No matter what happens I always know that he will be by my side . That’s a wonderful thing and I know I am very lucky.

  29. I am grateful that my daughter has come through a divorce with grace and her three children are doing well. The past couple of years have been difficult for her but she has kept her head held high and weathered the storm with class.

    Happy Thanksgiving and be safe.

  30. I am thankful for staying healthy and avoiding covid so far. I am an essential worker but also have my disabled husband and my 82 year old mom to take care of. Every day with them is a blessing!

  31. I am grateful for the many many gifts God has given me. I am most thankful, however, for the love of my husband and my children.

  32. So grateful for the VACCINE and lessons learned about the world, self, life, loss, love, and hope during this past year.

  33. I’m so grateful I have a wonderful spouse, daughter and her family. Grateful for parents who loved me and raised me right. As a nurse during this time, grateful for my leadership and coworkers who are persevering during this pandemic as now we’re seeing more COVID patients while preparing to provide the COVID vaccine to thousands of patients!

  34. I am SO grateful that I live in North Carolina which is beautiful and mild enough that we can sit outside for Thanksgiving dinner! I love the outfit and the necklace!

  35. Hello Susan. Thanks for continuing your blog as it is an enjoyable and often thought provoking read. I am wondering how you are feeling now after your bout with what appeared to be the Covid virus? Are you experiencing any of the lingering side effects we have heard about ? Our media are calling some patients “long-haulers” and they have reported some unusual and far-ranging symptoms. You are looking very well in your photos and I hope you are feeling that way too.
    Kind regards,
    Susan M.

    1. I cough a lot in the mornings and feel congested. The battle with insomnia and emotional issues continue. I become exhausted easily, search for words, and experience bouts of depression and anxiety, but I keep reminding myself that these are the effects of the virus and not “real.”

      1. Here’s hoping those lingering repercussions fade away soon. Many thanks for sharing your experience with this virus. We hear the statistics but possibly don’t fully understand what suffering it has bestowed on so many. Your blog, and the many comments from your readers who also had experience with this pandemic, brought it home to me.
        Thank you again,
        Susan M.

  36. Even in this horrible pandemic, I have much to be thankful for and I don’t want to take anything for granted but, on a personal level, I am thankful that I discovered your blog and treasure the suggestions that have made my 60s far more put together and fashionable than they would have been otherwise. Happy Thanksgiving!

  37. Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for Zoom. I know that sounds silly since it’s how I’ve been working since March. But it is also the way my family wl be able to safely gather this year. So, for as annoying it can be, I’m grateful for technology that let’s us stay in touch.

  38. I’m grateful for my friends and family. This year we haven’t been able to see each other in person like we would’ve liked but I’m so grateful for the phone calls that kept us in touch with one another! This has been a difficult year on so many levels but it has shown me how much we depend on one another and how grateful I am to have these amazing people in my life!

  39. Grateful for Susan’s blog! while that can sound almost silly given the magnitude of the current suffering- you realize that it’s always the little things that remind us of the importance of connection.

  40. I’m grateful that both my husband and myself are (so far) healthy and still employed

    I’m grateful to you for all of the time and effort you put into helping us all look and feel better

    Happy Thanksgiving

  41. Although I am grateful for many, many things….I was just thinking about some that are everyday plain but still relatively new in history. So as we plan holiday meals, today I am grateful for food labels on packaged foods.

  42. Thank you for continuing to blog, I love to “tune” in every week with a cup of coffee. I am grateful to be able to work from home.

  43. Love this necklace! I am grateful for my family – to have an outdoor covered space to share Thanksgiving together

  44. I am grateful for my daughter who lives 9 hours away and has 4 children and a busy life but reaches out to me often to tell me everything that is happening with her and her family. It’s been almost a year since we were able to be together but we are closer than we have ever been. We have always seen each other several times a year but this year of course has been different. We have made sure to text, call and FaceTime a lot more so will be together at Thanksgiving virtually. It is easy to get caught into seeing only the negative in life. This year has taught me to consciously focus on the positive. When you do, you will see so much more.

  45. I am grateful for my family especially since we can’t be together this year. Thank you Susan for your smile and positive attitude – you are such an inspiration!

  46. I am grateful for the blessings of health, family and friends and for the freedoms that we enjoy in our country.

  47. I am grateful for my eyesight that enables me to read informative, educational articles each day. I like to learn something new every day. The gift of reading enables me to do that.

  48. I am grateful for my family, friends, and good health. This year, I’ve been especially thankful for modern technologies and innovations, such as Zoom, which allow us to communicate with loved ones safely and frequently. Happy Thanksgiving, Susan! I love your blog and wisdom!

  49. I have many things to be grateful for as we approach Thanksgiving and 2021. At the top of my list is that my sweet husband is doing so well. In July, he suffered a TIA (mini stroke). Subsequent testing indicated a small brain aneurysm. It appears that all the things associated with the TIA have resolved. I must also say I am so grateful for the medical care he received during a pandemic.

  50. Thank you, Susan, for introducing me to so many wonderful brands like Beauty in Stone. I would love to have that necklace. Don’t ever stop blogging!

  51. I am thankful for my little granddaughter. She brings such joy to our family! And another baby granddaughter on the way soon!

  52. Always love a simple classic look! Thank you!
    I’m thankful for my precious family and to be gainfully employed during these difficult times. I pray for all those who are struggling in so many different ways.

  53. Dear Susan,
    I am grateful for many things: my life, my health (mental and physical), my family and friends, waking up to see another day, and your blog, which has motivated and inspired me over the years I have been reading it. Kind regards, Chris

  54. I am so thankful that I have my wonderful spouse of 41 years to share and support each other during these Covid times.

  55. Although 2020 has been a very difficult year for all of us, we still have many things to be thankful for. We need to be kind to one another and appreciative of our many blessings.

  56. Very grateful for my family and my health! I feel blessed with what I have. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Also to Mr. Mickey.

  57. You are an inspiration Susan! We all need a diversion during these times and I love seeing your fashion ideas.

    I am so grateful for my Father in heaven, my health and my family…especially my 3 small grandchildren. They light up my world but I sure miss them during these times.

    Your friend is SO talented….I adore this necklace! You are both so kind to be doing this giveaway. Happy Thanksgiving

  58. I am grateful for blogs that give me respite from all the 2020 madness. It is a blessing to have a place to go and be happy for a few minutes.

  59. I am so thankful for friendships I have had for so many years. With family now gone, they have become even more precious to me. Happy Thanksgiving.

  60. I am thankful that I walked a virtual 5k benefit with my college girlfriends. The eight of us turn 70 in the next few months & we are still best of friends after all these years.

  61. I am grateful for family and friends, both living and gone. I’ve been so fortunate to have such wonderful people in my life. I also notice these days I am grateful and heartened when I witness acts of kindness from people. It reaffirms my faith in humanity and our future during these trying times.

  62. I have many things to be thankful for this year. It has been a difficult year for some, but I hope that on Thanksgiving we can stop and be remember the many ways we are thankful.

  63. I am thankful for my husband of almost 9 years. We found each other when we both needed that special someone. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Dionne Haase

  64. I am grateful to you for all your advice for us women over 60. I have learned so much about fashion and style since I started following you. I am also thankful to my family for bringing so much joy to my life.

    Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!


  65. I’m thankful for this country and all who serve in the armed forces to protect us. We are so blessed to live in the United States.

  66. I live in the UK and am grateful for all the key workers throughout Covid. From shop assistants, rubbish collections through to the doctors and nurses etc etc, the list goes on.. All are doing their utmost to keep us going, looking after us. Going beyond the call of duty.

  67. I am grateful for our neighbors. We live on a small cul-du-sac and have THE greatest neighbors! We all look out for each other, help, and interact every day. It truly is a place where I love to be and feel very safe.

  68. I am grateful for my dear husband who is my best friend. I am thankful that our children and grandchildren are all healthy and doing well, despite COVID challenges. I am thankful that my 91-year-old mother and my husband’s 99-year-old mother are still healthy and doing well. I am thankful for you Susan and your wonderful blog. I have been following you for years. You have helped me immeasurably with your posts. I look forward to each and every one of them. Thank you Susan and Happy Thanksgiving!

  69. I am most grateful for a loving and caring Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I am blessed beyond words with not wealth but friendships and loving relationships. And since I have same hair and skin coloring as you, I can replicate this exact outfit by shopping my closet, but I NEED that necklace to finish it out! 🙂 I’m also very thankful that I found your blog a few years ago and have learned much from your wealth of knowledge on many topics.

  70. I am thankful for this great country, our freedom, and especially those great hero’,s who have given us this freedom. Things aren’t perfect but I can’t think of any other country I would rather live in. I than God for for his love and the security that he will always be there to help us through everything. May God bless our country and help us work for peace and love.

  71. I so look forward to T/Th when I can enjoy this space with my morning tea! Even the comments are a good read.

    Have you already devoted a blog post to tips for accessorizing with different styles of necklaces? I’m thinking chunky vs delicate. Pendants, lariats, chokers! Gold tone vs silver tone. Storing, organizing and caring for jewelry. When and how to mix and match. Body type, occasion, etc

    Thankful for this space you have created, Susan!

  72. If grateful for the familiar stress of getting ready for the holidays. Each time i think of something I’ll miss this year I remember past holidays .

  73. Susan, I am grateful for you and for providing some sense of normalcy during these trying times. Please continue your blog……Ive learned so much and thank you so much because I know it is a lot of work for you. You and Mr.Mickey say safe.♥️

  74. I am grateful for being blessed to live in the most wonderful country in the world, even with its problems and differences. I trust in a God who is in control and will ultimately rule over all. I believe in the goodness of people and the blessings they can be to each other.

  75. I am grateful for Gods beauty He daily shows us if we only look for it. I choose Joy today! Bless you Susan!

  76. I’m so happy that you continue to blog! Love seeing how you change up your basics. Jeans and anything white are always my favorite. Enjoy the holiday!

  77. Great look! Jeans, a tank, and a cardigan or blazer is my go to look.

    I am thankful that my family is healthy and happy, particularly so this year. Hope the same for you and yours.

  78. I am so Thankful for new friends since we moved. Yet, ever Thankful for “the ones I left behind” who still reach out and touch my life. Friends are forever; they come and go, but always change your life.

  79. Seeing the three graces on this necklace reminded of the lovely women in my life who have taught me the meaning of beauty, charm and grace! I am thankful for these women who are also my best friends, Betsy, Leesa and Nancy. As a young woman, I described myself as “rough around the edges.” Over the years, these woman have loved and mentored away those rough edges and helped me become who I am today, a truly grateful friend!

  80. So thankful for new friends where we moved. Yet thankful for “the ones I left behind” who continue to reach out. Friends come and go or some stay forever, but all change your life for good.

  81. I am grateful to consider myself an incomplete project and therefor a lifelong learner. Thank you for what you do.

  82. My family and friends, especially in a year that doesn’t guarantee all will be well by the time the next series of holidays rolls around. All I can do is pray steadily for them.

  83. Although there aren’t as many occasions to get “dressed up” at this time , I look forward to your articles & am inspired to keep trying .

  84. Good Morning Susan, I am thankful for all the usual things a warm home, clothes and food on the table. That my family are healthy and safe. I am also thankful that when helping with a local food drive so many people were very generous and we collected over 43,000 pounds of food! It shows that when we all come together great things can be accomplished during these trying times.

  85. I am most grateful for my family and the extra time we are able to spend together has been a blessing. Both my single sons are working from home during the pandemic and have been able to stay with us for a week at a time so we have had extended visits. This year has been challenging for everyone and our family has had some additional stresses so at times it’s been hard to stay positive. Regardless of all we have to be thankful for ASAP (Always Say A Prayer) for health, our country, a successful vaccine…

  86. First let me say I love reading your blogs.

    I am grateful for many things, but particularly my health.

    At my age, it is sometimes frustrating to find classy and not too “senior like” apparel to wear. You always provide great options. I am grateful for your classy approach to fashion. I am also grateful for your approach to life. Thank you Susan – keep bloggin because we are reading.

  87. I enjoy your blog, your positive attitude and have learned to simplify my style and clothing, feel more comfortable and put together.

    At this time, I am grateful for the Covid-19 vaccine that can soon be administered to prevent the deaths around the country.

  88. During this trying time with the covid and pandemic stress, I am thankful to give up negative thoughts and think positively as this too shall pass. Reading your blog certainly helps relieve the stress of daily challenges and gives me and possibly others a chance to breathe (without a mask) and enjoy a positive read. Albeit as being informed of fashion styles and accessories along with delightful pictures you so generously share with us. One bright point in my day to tune in to a positive and rewarding reading when I “tune in” to your blog which brings to mind the song, “For He (she) is a jolly good fellow.” I think we all are thankful for your positive and encouraging advice throughout the year for you definitely are a jolly gal with a smile that lights up our days.

    Clara from Iowa

  89. I am grateful for my “tribe” of friends that have been my rock since my husband died. I could not have survived without the love and support of my friends and family.

  90. I love that necklace! So versatile! I’m grateful that I can work safely from home and that my family has all been healthy.

  91. I am grateful to have a safe and secure home where I and my family could isolate during this year of pandemic. Blessings to you Susan!

  92. The necklace is beautiful. This year I am grateful for having a job that has allowed me to work from home since the pandemic started, I am truly blessed. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  93. I am thankful for my health. My husband has had various health issues in 2020. He has over come these issues and feeling fabulous.

  94. Hello Susan
    Loving your blog…very inspiring.
    I am so grateful to be safe at home with my loving husband during these stressful times.
    Thank you.

  95. I am especially grateful this year for family. We are now living within a few miles of our adult children and their families, and it means the world to us.

  96. I am grateful for the love of my family. Although our Thanksgiving celebration will be quite different this year, our gratitude for their abiding love is constant in our lives.

  97. Susan, I always enjoy reading your posts. Today I am thankful that I am out of quarantine from having been tested positive for Covid.

  98. I am grateful that my eldest son, after years of struggling academically and emotionally, is on track to start his adult life. In January he begins classes in Air Conditioning Technology at a tech school nearby. I’m grateful that my younger son is set to graduate high school and start college this year. I’m grateful to my husband for always being there for all of us. And I’m grateful to you, Susan, for providing an oasis of style and beauty several times a week.

  99. I am thankful to my family who help me so much..Anything I need they are right there..I am also thankful to you for your wonderful blog..I look forward to it so much..

  100. Hi Susan,
    I’m thankful for you and your blog! You share practical advice to keep me up to date and classy at 76!
    Wishing you many blessings,

  101. Thank you Susan for continuing your blog. The fashion advice has been incredibly helpful and a welcome distraction during trying times. After suffering through COVID I am more thankful than ever for my health this holiday season.

  102. I am grateful to my husband and that we both have our health. I am also grateful to my two sons, daughter-in-laws, and my grandchildren.

  103. Grateful that I have friends and family with whom I can respectfully disagree. We all agree that our relationship is more important than our opinions. Therefore, our Thanksgiving will be focused on our many blessings. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  104. Good morning, My family is healthy, having so far avoided the virus. We have made sacrifices to stay safe, but we are well. There is nothing more important than that, and I’m so thankful for this blessing.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  105. I am grateful for the time that the pandemic has afforded me… time to nest, time to appreciate my life: our home, yard, routines…, time to read, to cook, to bake, to appreciate music… to just BE, not always to be DOING….

  106. I am most grateful for my family, who gives me so much comfort and joy during these trying times. Love your blog, Susan!

  107. Happy Thanksgiving to my southern neighbours from Canada! Grateful for social media to keep in contact with my three children’s families in this time of no travelling internationally. Can’t wait to visit everyone again, just not sure when that will be..

  108. Thank you for this giveaway; what beautiful jewelry! I am so very thankful for my family and our good health (fingers crossed.) Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  109. I am grateful everyday that I can work …so many are struggling. I am grateful for those that are working so hard to find a vaccine to prevent COVID and I pray this virus is soon a thing of the past and we can get back to somewhat of a normal life.

  110. I am thankful for this blog and for all the wonderful information you continue to provide ! You are a true blessing!

  111. I am more than grateful this year to God for our continued good health. My husband and I were recently both diagnosed with Covid and are recuperating in the comfort of our home, thank God. It’s been a wild road to say the least but we will get better and live to talk about this time in our lives. We’ve had friends that have succumbed to this terrible virus so we don’t take anything for granted. I am grateful that God is watching over all of us. If I didn’t have my faith, I would truly be lost so I thank God each and everyday for everything that happens. He gives me hope and strength through it all.

    We’ve been isolated from our family for at lest 3 weeks now and look forward to the day when we can physically be together. I’m grateful for their continued love and support and also for our friends that continue to reach out and offer their help. So much to be grateful for this year……

  112. Thank you for all you do Susan and Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for many things but the most special of all is the love of all my family and friends. They are the rocks of my life! I am grateful, thankful & blessed to have them.

  113. My gratitude is tremendous. I am grateful that my husband of 35 years survived Covid19. I am grateful for health, a comfortable home, fulfilling work and a loving family. Living in the United States is a blessing to me. Peace!

  114. Thank you for continuing to blog – you provide a great destination! I am grateful that my family is safe and healthy and I am very grateful that with life slowing down I have enjoyed the slower pace, simpler pleasures and time well spent.

  115. Susan, I have learned so much from your advice over the last few years….at least 3 that I have been following you. I am now 74 years old and feel I have improved my wardrobe and my style through your guidance, including purchasing several items you have recommended. Thank you for continuing on ….your emails are definitely something to look forward to.

  116. I am very grateful to my daughter, son-in-law, and grandsons for welcoming us into their home for the last six months. We sold our house and are building a smaller one. Problems with construction, laborers, you name it. We thought we would be in our new home by now, but no it will probably be March 2021. They have been so welcoming and kind. We will be forever grateful.

  117. Gratitude and thankfulness dwell in abundance this year. In the midst of a pandemic I have found a place of refuge in the home I share with my husband. I’m grateful for his love and caring during all of this. I’ve been dealing with some cardiac issues that have required some lifestyle adjustments and so appreciate the lovely example of living a healthy life that you display on your blog Susan. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving.

  118. You look fabulous in this outfit – tall and lean. I’m going to duplicate this look for me! Thanks for blogging – I look forward to every post. The necklace is gorgeous, so unique.

  119. Like the old Johnny Appleseed grace song we learned as children “For health and strength and daily bread” This has been a stressful year but when I’m frustrated I remember that others are having a much harder time than I am and that helps preserve an attitude of gratitude. This is an awesome giveaway; thank-you Susan and Suzanne!

  120. Thankful for my ability to still connect with family and friends even in these difficult times. Thank you Miss Susan for sharing your thoughts and gifts of knowledge with us.

  121. I’m thankful I have my sweet husband to share thanksgiving with this year. It will be just the two of us as we social distance from others but I’m grateful he’s with me. There were times I wasn’t sure as he spend 25 days in ICU with C-19 and his prognosis was very bad. I thankful I remained strong and healthy and was able to care for him. I’ve never been more grateful for the gift of health and life itself.

  122. I am grateful for many things. During this past year I have been so grateful for the beauty that surrounds me. When the times have been stressful, I have been able to see beyond and enjoy the vistas and glorious nature right at my door. It keeps me grounded!
    Thank you for all you do to lift our spirits!

  123. Most grateful this year for continued good health… Also moving into a new era in my life. After 41 years in the same house, I am making a cross country move to a beautiful new home and will be much closer to my family…I am thankful that you shared your experience with covid, and that you have fully recovered…I look forward to every one of your posts, and love incorporating your style into my wardrobe…The necklace looks beautiful on you…Happy Thanksgiving

  124. I’m very grateful for the health of my family during this pandemic. Thank you Susan for your sharing. Helen O Soares.

  125. I am grateful that at last we have hope the Covid pandemic can be overcome and that (so far) it has not taken any of my loved ones.

  126. I am grateful for my husband, my dog & my wonderful family & friends. I am grateful for apps like Zoom that allow us to stay in touch during the pandemic. I am grateful for healthful food & good doctors. I am grateful for our new house in the mountains, even if it needs a lot of work. And I am grateful for folks like you who keep inspiring me to be my best, even though it would be easier to just sit on the sofa in my pjs!

  127. Dear Susan,
    What a great topic today. I love a good pair of jeans and a white shirt, either a t or for me often i prefer a button up long sleeve shirt. I can style this a million ways and always feel put together. That necklace is also gorgeous, I’d love to win that. I’m grateful for my health and my wonderful family, and even my home office this Thanksgiving. I’ve been working from home for over 9 months now, so my beautiful home office/craft studio (hahaha) investment in organization and beautiful details has really paid off. I’m glad i finished this over 2 years ago. I feel happy and joyful in this space, it’s a good thing because my company just informed us that we’ll be working from home through April 30th. Oh COVID, you just keep throwing us some curve balls. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your readers Susan! Kind Regards, Amy

  128. Hello Susan – I am grateful for my husband of 47 years (Today – 11/24). We are managing the quarantine and COVID pandemic side by side, still after all of these years. Greetings from Washington State.

  129. I am thankful for my health as well as that of my family. Very thankful to be able to help others during these trying times.

  130. “Interest would fade” ? No way. I think a lot of people, wherever we are in the world, are grateful for a conversation, photos of a different place, and points of interest that don’t involve the C word!!!
    Please keep posting —- I look forward to Tuesday and Thursday reading of your blog.

  131. I am grateful for so many things, however during this pandemic I feel being able to follow bloggers helps many of us across the USA bring some sort of normalcy that we crave. Thank You for sharing your style sense and the beautiful area where you live it is so lush. Have Blessed Thanksgiving.

  132. I’m so very thankful that my family is ok during this pandemic.
    God has been so good. And as always, thank you for your thoughtfulness.

  133. I am exceedingly grateful for the continuing good health both my husband, Mike, and I enjoy at 72 years of age!

  134. I am grateful for my health and my family who cares about each other and our community. I look forward to your posts daily. They remind me that there are better days ahead. Take care and stay safe. Love the pendant! Your friend Suzanne did a fabulous job at designing it.

  135. I am grateful for all the many blessings I have in this chaotic time. My loving husband and my 2 German Shepherds. I’m thankful for our home in the woods and all the wildlife we see. I’m thankful for my life.

  136. I am grateful to be healthy and to be retired during these trying times. I can’t even imagine how hard it has been for those who are trying to work, parent, and deal with educational challenges for their children during this pandemic!

  137. Hi Susan, I am so grateful for the comforts of home and my health. But I’m also grateful for all the courageous front line health care workers. God Bless them all.

  138. I am grateful for my good health and to be able to share my life with people whom I love. Above all this I know that I believe that the father son and holy ghost will guide me during difficult and wonderful times. By his grace go I…

  139. I am so thankful for God who always gives hope for the future. I am so grateful for my family who I love so much.

  140. I do miss the fb posts, but understand your concerns. I am always happy to see your messages pop up in my email. I would love this necklace in the cool tones.

  141. I am grateful for my salvation through Jesus Christ. Without Him I couldn’t make it one day. He has blessed me with family (including wonderful grandkids), friends, a great church and everything!! I love that I can talk to Him anytime and anywhere. Love your blog please keep it up!!

  142. I appreciate you sharing not only your fashion but your skin care and healthy diet. Thanks for being you!

  143. I’m grateful that this Earth overflows with responsible, caring, practical people who demonstrate respect and appreciation for humankind and our natural world.

  144. Susan, I rarely comment but your blog is something I look forward to on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I understand that you have to have a life and therefore, reduced the number of posts. I miss the third day of your blogs. You are a ray of sunshine, optimism, as well as fashion inspiration. Thank you for all you do. Please don’t ever worry about your followers losing interest!

    I am grateful for good health, for family and friends, for the freedoms of this country, for beautiful clothes, for a warm home, and plenty to eat. I am also grateful for women who take time to share what they’ve learned in so many areas of life to inspire other women to be their best selves.

  145. Hi Susan. I am very grateful for my husband of 57 years. He is the best husband, father and grandfather there ever was. We (myself, my sons and grandkids ) know he has and will have our back . He is our ROCK!

  146. I’m grateful I can work from home. My husband is high risk for COVID so being allowed to do my job at home enables me to take extra steps to keep him safe.

  147. Hi Susan – what a beautiful necklace. It reminds me of vintage pieces a local artist here in Oxford, OH makes – you would enjoy them – Karen Lindner karenlindnerdesigns.com. Check it out! I am thankful to have retired this year, even in the midst of the pandemic. I not only have a loving family, I also have a budding consulting business both of which I am very thankful for!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Mickey

  148. I am grateful for my young(er) neighbors, who help me out when needed, provide me with a way to get my “baby fix” by letting me rock their infants, and welcome my company at our occasional socially-distanced gatherings to enjoy drinks and conversation around a fire pit.

  149. So thankful for continued good health in the midst of this pandemic. Trying to be careful but not fearful! Grateful for all your posts! They’re so helpful…pushing 70 but still desire to be stylish while also being comfortable. Thank you and happy thanksgiving!

  150. I am grateful for 60 years with my beautiful mum in my life.
    I am grateful I had the honour of holding her hand, being by her side, just the two of us….when she passed a month ago.
    I am even more grateful for every precious moment I now have with my 93 year old dad, as we both learn to live each day without the loving wife & mother she was.
    I am grateful, more then ever. we live in a country like Australia.
    I am grateful for the sun on the ocean, the moon in the night sky, the sounds of birds, the trees, a new flower and a white butterfly that now visits me daily.
    I am grateful for now understanding what is truly important in life.

  151. I am very grateful for the place where my husband and I live – a street with wonderful neighbors and all the beautiful coastal gifts of nature nearby. Sunshine, waters full of ocean creatures, wild horses and gorgeous sunsets.

  152. I am thankful for you, Susan! I enjoy your blogs and look forward to them on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and it’s lovely to see glimpses of a different area of our beautiful country. I am inspired by your neatness and organization, as well as your clothing choices and how you make them. Although I’m sure you’re thinking of retiring, I just hope it’s not soon! Happy Thanksgiving!

  153. I am grateful for you and your blog and so grateful you continued entertaining, teaching, and inspiring us during this crazy year.

  154. Susan, I’m grateful I looked at your blogs about handbags. I was going to make an expensive mistake choosing the wrong size and color.

  155. I’m grateful my family is safe this Thanksgiving. We won’t be together physically, but that won’t keep us from celebrating our blessings, which are many. Life isn’t perfect, but there are many others who are far less fortunate and I never forget that.

  156. Susan, you have an unwavering commitment to your readers and it is much appreciated! I wish for everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

  157. Happy Thanksgiving, a time Americans often reflect on what they are thankful or grateful for. I have many blessings, too numerous to share. However, I am grateful for CNAs who often times are overlooked by led in the medical field. These professionals often do the work that is less desirable but so needed in patient care. I thank them for their dedication.
    Thank you for a beautiful design, Suzanne, and thank you Susan for the offer of a versatile necklace.

  158. This year I am SO thankful that my wonderful husband survived a BIG heart attack this year. While he was healthy, no signs, ate well, exercised – genetics took over and bam. I am grateful he is here with me, grateful to the EMT, ambulance, nurses, doctors, therapists, friends and family who supported us and loved us. THANKFUL does not begin to describe how I feel…thankful and blessed.
    Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  159. Hi Susan. I am thankful for good health and a wonderful husband.
    Thank you for continuing to blog through this year. I always look forward to your posts.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  160. I am grateful for every new day. The privilege to try to do better than the day before. The joy of sharing life with my children and grandchildren.

  161. I am very grateful for the worldwide connections the internet has made possible. Its bern a real pleasure to read your blog as it’s been a source of one of these connections. It’s a blog about reality and not overly filtered and sensationalized and a breath of fresh air and inspiration to keep on ‘keeping on’ no matter what’s going on out there. A great service to us ladies over 50 and I’m grateful to you for it Susan! Happy Thanksgiving!

  162. I’m very thankful that my breast biopsy came back not cancerous. This year our health is the most important gift. I would love to win the necklace , this has been a terrible month in a trying year. God Bless.

  163. The first thing that truly comes to mind is the health of my family and friends, because without it ones life is truly changed or altered. Thank you for the work you put into your blog. I look forward to reading your posts and try and incorporate your tips into m own personal wardrobe and lifetstyle. You ooze grace, positivity, and kindness and in the world we live in today, that is something that I try and make an effort to focus on.

  164. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr Mickey!
    I am grateful for all I have as this year has been very challenging for so many.
    Your blog is a delight to read and you help many people with your life experiences and knowledge.
    Please stay well and continue what you are doing.
    Love the necklace and the way it dresses up a simple jeans and T shirt outfit!
    Best regards from Sunny Florida.

  165. I am grateful for family and friends. I am also grateful for the technology that allows you to share your expertise. Thank you and have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  166. I am thankful for salvation through Jesus Christ. Thank you for not giving up your blog. It has been a balm to me through these difficult times as well.

  167. I’m grateful to have family & friends who love and care about me. So many people are lonely and insecure during this time. I encourage everyone to reach out and help when they can. It will make you feel better too!
    Thank you Susan for being a positive and helpful “friend “ this year.

  168. I would love to receive this necklace but I want to say how thankful I am for my family, my friends, my health and my God. Bless you, Susan.

  169. I always look forward to reading your posts- thank you for continuing to write them! This necklace is beautiful and love how versatile it is. Happy Thanksgiving Susan.

  170. I am so grateful for the health care workers and for the medical researchers who have given their all to keep the people of the world safe, comforted and hopeful for a better tomorrow. You are the true heros during this pandemic.

  171. Susan,
    I haven’t followed you very long, maybe a year, but I look forward to each blog that you do. It has been a trying year for all of us, and I look forward to you blog to “take me away” for a few minutes. I value your insight, beautiful photos, and a glimpse into your life. Thank you for all that you do! Happy Holidays to you and Mr. Mickey!

  172. I am thankful for the gift of encouragement God gave me. So many of my Medicare clients need encouraging during this pandemic. They miss their church family, grandchildren, children, their scheduled trips and the list goes on and on. Also, I am thankful for all my clients.

  173. I’m thankful for family and friends. Love your blog. Always look forward to Tuesday and Thursday. Love to replicate your looks. Thank you.

  174. I am grateful for my son and my family during this challenging year! And thanks for keeping the style urge alive in lockdown!

  175. I’m thankful to be in the US a few weeks and get to spend Christmas with my kids and grands on the 25th for the first time in 15 years!

  176. With the risk of sounding “gratuitous “ I am grateful for you and the virtual experiences you have provided me this year. I discovered your blog when I was on leave from work, in the early stages of the pandemic. We share a similar body type, the inverted triangle, and I have ordered 3 pairs of jeans (Talbots & NYDJ), 2 shirts (Talbots), a purse (Francesca’s) and the Popcorn Women’s Jacket from your friend at Covered Perfectly. In addition, I have used your style recommendations while shopping at my favorites TJMaxx and Marshall’s. I worked for ten years at an International Airline and for the past 30 years at a specialty grocery store that has grown from 38 stores when I started to over 500 nationwide. Sadly, the closest one to you is in North Carolina. I share your love of food and travel and your travels with Mr. Mickey are some of my favorite posts. Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise. (We have friends that recently moved to Knoxville and I was so excited about your adventures that I shared your blog with Debra and I plan on sending her the Popcorn Jacket!). I was especially pleased to see your support of women in your post of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. It cannot be easy to create such a beautiful and informative blog during this time of limitations. What better time for me to send you my heartfelt thank you to you and your circle of support. Happy Thanksgiving! P.S. I hope you share photos of your lovely home decorated for the Winter Holidays.

  177. I am grateful to have positive, creative blogs (like yours) to read and inspire me. Especially, while spending so much time at home lately. Thank you!

  178. I am thankful that my departed mother was a Christian, that she taught her children to love God and lived her beliefs every day for all to see. I am thankful she was my mom.

  179. Opening my eyes and heart to the little acts of kindness is what I am grateful for. I’m grateful for a stranger’s cheerful hello as I walk my dog, the young teen that held the door for me when I was juggling a dripping umbrella and a large bag of groceries, and my 92 year old mother’s kind neighbors that watch our for her.

    Happy Thanksgiving Susan!

  180. I am grateful for this beautiful place I live and whom I share it with. Thank you for continuing to encourage positivity through your blogging!

  181. I’m grateful for my two little granddaughters. They are constant reminders to appreciate the unexpected little things in life. For instance, shaking the low branch of our fruit tree just to watch the yellow-gold leaves swirl and fall was such a thrill. I always look forward to your posts, Susan. Thank you!

  182. I am very thankful for my family…and that they are healthy and happy!
    Thank you, Susan, for sharing yourself with us through your wonderful blog. I look forward to each new installment! You are an inspiration to us all! Blessings to you for a Thanksgiving season filled with love.

  183. I am grateful for people, such as yourself, who continue to show us practical ways to create a beautiful functional wardrobe. This allows me to feel confident and we’ll put together. Thank you!

  184. I am grateful for my loving husband of 43 years. His steady loving companionship over these many years has been a true blessing.

  185. Grateful for my family, friends, good health and my Faith! Very grateful for Susan’s always fabulous fashion advice!

    Mary Preston

  186. I am grateful for this time during COVID to spend with my single adult daughter who moved home in April until the Virus is under control. We’ve been watching Hallmark Christmas movies together, catching up on 90 Day Fiancé episodes, The Platte Family, old favorite movies, and many other guilty pleasures together. Happy Thanksgiving to you Susan! May your Holidays be filled with Love, Joy & Laughter.

  187. I am thankful for my husband and our children and grands! We can’t all be together in person this Thanksgiving, but we will still have time to talk over zoom.

  188. I am thankful to have a positive and informative blog like yours to read during this time of semi-isolation! I really look forward to your new posts.

  189. I am grateful for good health and friends and family who can be depended on in difficult times. This has been a tough year, but I am also grateful for the life lessons it has brought and new perspectives moving forward.

  190. It is so very nice of you to think of your readers.
    I am thankful for bloggers like you who make the world seems a little more normal.
    You are the window out of our bubbles.

  191. Hello. I am grateful for aging, yes, age. I am 54 and love the wisdom and self-reflection that comes with the grey hair and subtle laugh lines.
    Thank you for all your tips and hints and have a safe and wonderful holiday.

  192. Thankful. that you represent those of us over 60 !( turning 70 in less than a month!) love your style, your positivity and the way you encourage others to embrace the years we are iin!!

  193. I am grateful and thankful for my family! We are safe and well. We will be celebrating Thanksgiving via Zoom. When things are better we will come together and hug again. Hugs are what I miss the most!

  194. Hello Susan. I’m grateful for many things. My husband of 48 years even though he now has dementia and a son & daughter in law who said they will be there for us. Also for you/your blog. At a time when I decided to go grey you were out there giving advise that helped me greatly and still does. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving

  195. I’m grateful for my husband of 49 years. Well, on Thursday it will be forty-nine years. He had lung cancer in 2016, so every day he’s still with me is a day of thankfulness.

    Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! Stay safe and stay healthy.

  196. Thankful for a year that has caused me to slow down and spend more time with family. Refocusing on what’s truly important.

  197. I am thankful for your blog ! I love reading the reasons behind how you’ve styled an outfit, and I enjoy your beautiful pictures. It’s the next best thing to traveling as I feel I am experiencing travel through your trips.

  198. I’m grateful that my friends and family understand how important it is to keep staying safe, wearing masks and staying home!

  199. I am grateful for all animals, especially those pets who have comforted us and been our companions during difficult times.

  200. I am thankful for all our first responders, doctors and nurses that help us each day. They are really the superheroes.

  201. What a beautiful necklace. I’m thankful that you keep inspiring women over 60 that we should try new things, Clothing, make-up, jewelry, travel and to not be afraid to try. To take care of ourselves, eat good food. Just because we are in our 60’s doesn’t mean it’s all over. Just reinvent and find your comfort level.
    Thank You Susan!

  202. Hi Susan,
    I am grateful to have wonderful people in my life: family, friends, and bloggers who give me a glimpse into a world outside of my own. Expand my horizons, let me see products I wouldn’t be aware of, encourage my better instincts! And in this day and age, I am simply grateful for life itself for me and my family. Stay safe, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and Yours.

  203. Wow! I’m always stunned how many people comment when you are giving a gift! At the moment, I’m grateful my sweet mom has been released from the horrible dementia she suffered from for 4 years. We buried her on a beautiful day to send her off to heaven.
    Thank you Susan for your constant inspiration!

  204. Love the necklace! I have many things to be grateful for: my husband of 47 years, we have been there for each other through the good and bad; my sister who has a heart of gold, love her much. Greatful for all the healthcare professionals who never get enough thanks, pay or credit.

  205. I am grateful for the good people who come into my day – everyday, and inspire me, impress me, uplift me or simply put a smile on my face and allow me the opportunity to do the same!

  206. I am grateful that everyone in my immediate family (including my elderly parents) have remained healthy during this pandemic. Thank you for featuring that beautiful necklace today!

  207. Hello Susan, Allthough I am sick 16 years, and cannot do a lot of things, I am grateful for many things. Every day is a gift. Sunshine or rain, it does not matter as long as you feel happy. I am grateful I find your blog. You always give me such positive feelings. I have changed my lifestyle thanks to you.

  208. Wow, during this time of uncertainty for us all it’s so comforting to read all the wonderful comments above. We do have a lot to be grateful for. Hopefully this realization will stay with us. Thanks for the opportunity to say out loud what we should be doing everyday!

  209. I am grateful for my mother who will soon welcome her 96th birthday. She is my best friend and my North Star.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  210. I am grateful that we are nearing the end of the Hurricane Season. So many people in our state, Louisiana, have lost so much and many are working hard to get back on their feet. I enjoy your comments and bits of advice.

  211. After losing my only sister earlier this year I am grateful for my niece. She and I have gotten so close and I cherish her in my life. She’s the only family I have left.

  212. I am so thankful for my husband of 45 years. He has proved to me that he takes his vows seriously. He has literally kept me alive for two years after a “simple” surgery turned into four and possibly another. I love him with all my heart. I’m also grateful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I’ve started a list of things to do when I’m able. One of those is to volunteer at Resources for Women, an abortion-alternative center here in Daytona Beach. If I can save one baby I’ll be blessed but hope more will be either kept by the mother or adopted by a loving family. On another note, one lady commented she was proud to live in a democracy. We don’t. Our founding fathers set us up to be a republic. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Mickey.

  213. I am very grateful for my family and friends during these uncertain times and hope we can all get to better times ahead. I wish health, happiness and peace for you this Thanksgiving.

  214. I’m thankful for my loving husband who has been with me through this trying year. We have made lemonade out of lemons during these COVID months. It will be just him and me for Thanksgiving dinner, but I’m thankful for technology that allows us to “see” our family.

  215. Besides being grateful for my family and all the awesome people I work with, I’m grateful for your advice, Susan! I’ve tried numerous things you’ve suggested and have been happy with them!
    I’m also so glad you came through your COVID episode successfully!
    We need blogs like yours to remind us that life WILL get back to normal!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  216. I’m grateful to be recovering from Covid-19 without additional health issues.

    Family from out of town will go to a condo on the Beach and food supplied to them without contact with the sick.

  217. I am grateful for good health and adult children who run errands, etc. so my husband and I don’t have to go out and subject ourselves to possible contamination.

  218. I am so grateful for my husband Ian. In these trying times there is a closer togetherness as we have to rely on each other so much more.

  219. I am amazingly grateful that I safely moved from Tennessee to California so that I could live near my sons. I have not gotten to live close to them in 10 years and we are so happy and thankful to be together. Happy Thanksgiving, Susan!

  220. I am so very incredibly grateful to all of our healthcare workers, our first responders, and all the selfless heroes who are helping us get through this extraordinary year.

  221. A sense of gratitude gives everything in life more meaning and purpose. Gratitude is a perspective, a mind shift towards appreciation of life and living it purposefully. Thank you from gracing these pages. Wishing you, your family and readers a healthy and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving.

  222. I am sincerely grateful for your dedication to showing us more beautiful and better ways to look nice. After a certain age it’s a real challenge had you give us hope snd information that we can all look our best !! Thank you ♥️

  223. I NEED this gorgeous piece! What a stunner. But Susan, you are the source of the balm for all our wounded souls. The continuity offered by your blog posts continues to be a source of comfort.

  224. I am thankful for God’s wonderful blessings: husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I am abundantly blessed.

  225. Susan – You are as beautiful as ever and I can’t wait to read your blogs when they pop up in my inbox! Always great content and the photography is wonderful.
    This year has given me so much to be thankful for! But the biggest blessing I received this year was straight from the heavens when I was without a job for 5 months and then God opened the perfect door for me! I have a new job, which provides the benefits me and my family need to stay healthy during these crazy times and it’s something I truly enjoy! God is Good!
    Retail therapy has been in short supply this year so when I comment and think about the possibility of winning this fabulous necklace, it definitely makes me smile!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Mickey! …..Clarisse

  226. As a world-wide traveller, I am thankful for the many things we take for granted: plentiful clean water in my home, a climate-controlled home, enough income to take care of myself, my health, a background of caring parents who raised me with Christian values, a work ethic, and love, a supportive, loving husband, family and many friends.

  227. I am so grateful for my two healthy boys. They will not be home for the holidays but we faceTime all the time. They have grown up to be kind, considerate young men and after every conversation we have they tell us they love us.

  228. I am grateful I got to the hospital in time to save my kidneys from lasting damage. I was so tired and lethargic I didn’t care but now I am happy I was forced to do what was necessary. I could have ended up requiring dialysis. Thank God my family insisted I get the help I needed.

  229. Susan,
    I am so grateful for family and friends and, most importantly, my health. I realize how much I have taken it for granted and have been making changes, one day at a time.
    Blessings to you and Mr. Mickey for a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

  230. I am grateful to have love and kindness in my life. I stand on the shoulders of others who have extended this to me. My hope is that many can stand on my shoulders too.

  231. Susan, your messages are always a bright spot I look forward to. If you find joy in the time & effort you invest, I hope we can all continue ‘encouraging you to keep blogging!’

    I’m grateful for my caring, humorous & artistic husband, along with my heroic sister who changed careers at age 50 to become a nurse, a brave choice in today’s communities. Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you & Mr. Mickie. So glad you are healthy & vibrant today, Susan.

  232. My gratitude list gets longer every Thanksgiving as each year I recognize the blessings that have come my way over time- mostly small and insignificant when seen in print but monumental in my daily life.

    Whomever wins the lovely necklace will be thankful for sure!

  233. Susan, I am thankful for all of the many things I haven’t thanked God for and one of those is for you sharing your life with us. You make my day on Tuesday and Thursday and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  234. Thank you for your blog. It is my favorite because you show styles that look good on your body…and encourage us to do so also.

    I lost my father in September. I am trying to stay positive and “count my blessings, one by one” this holiday season. I am thankful for my health, my husband, my son, my mother and my friends.

    Blessings to you.

  235. I am grateful for my grandchildren. Thinking of them reminds me why I need to be careful and patient during this pandemic.

  236. Honestly Susan I am grateful to YOU for letting me look forward to your blogs each week. You inspire me as a women in my sixties as well. I love your ideas and wisdom you share. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart!

  237. Every night, when I go to bed, I think of all the things I am grateful for that particular day. I find myself grateful over and again that I have a happy home.

  238. I am grateful for friends this season; I lost my husband four months ago and friends are helping me be grateful.

  239. I am grateful for my younger sister who died in January this year. Her friendship, faith and strength are a constant source of encouragement to me and I thank God that she died surrounded by her family who loved her so much. I miss her so much, but i know that I’ll see her again in heaven with Jesus. I guess I’m trying to be thankful for the hard things.

  240. I am grateful for my wonderful husband, sons, daughters-in-law and two beautiful grandchildren! I am grateful that we have all been healthy and Covid free

  241. Of course, I am grateful for my health and my family. I am also grateful to be retired and to have the option every day to engage in activities I love. Happy Thanksgiving!

  242. Grateful for our Lord, family and dear friends! I’ve achieved a wt loss goal and has taken a year but I’ve learned new and improved eating habits. Looking at your blog has inspired me and help me along the way. As getting older at 66 yrs it’s never too late to improve oneself! I love this necklace and I’d be so proud and excited to wear! Keep sending those interesting pictures of your adventures !

  243. I am most thankful for my family. My mom had a stroke, heart attack and double saddle block pulmonary event almost 2 years ago and we thought we would lose her or at the least, it would be a very long road to recovery. You would never know that she had these problems she has done so well. Two days prior to that, I had a total knee replacement and was completely unable to help with her care once she got home. My husband pitched in without any questions and took care of both of us very well. I am so grateful that he is able and willing to be my ‘nurse’ when I need him. I had a staph infection in my right eye after cataract surgery and had emergency eye surgery on March 2 this year and again, my husband has taken care of me and taken me to appointments even during this pandemic year. We have a small family (I am an only child and my father passed 23 years ago) but very close.

  244. My husband passed away in September, not from COVID, but I am so thankful that his daughter and I got to spend some time with him in the hospital. I can’t imagine how those families are coping who have not been able to be with their loved ones and get the terrible news they’re gone.

  245. I am grateful for my many blessings which are too numerous to count. I’m also grateful for the internet so I can keep up with so many friends, past and present. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful necklace. Happy Thanksgiving, Susan.

  246. I am thankful for having hope for our democracy and health in the coming year. Also for all the simple pleasures of life. Thanks Susan for continuing to connect to all of us through your blog. It’s definitely something to look forward to. Happy Thanksgiving!

  247. I’m grateful for good health following a double mastectomy and two melanomas on my – face! At 84 I don’t look great – but I feel great. Along with my husband’s successful major surgery, we are blessed!

  248. I am grateful for so many things: friends and family, food, shelter, a job that lets me work from home during these uncertain times

  249. I am grateful for my family. My mother is still with us…92 years young! I am grateful for my husband, children and daughter in law. I am especially grateful for all the joy and love I have for my two little grandsons. One is 3 years old and the other 2 months old. They fill my heart with so much love that I feel as if my heart can burst! This has been an unbelievable year but I feel that I can face everything and anything with the people that I love.

  250. Hello Susan, I am thankful that my husband and I have been able to retire to Myrtle Beach, SC into a lovely home that we will be able to age in. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Mickey!

    Connie Challingsworth

  251. I am grateful for the life, the image of God our Savior, obedience, prayer, God’s word, being a child of God, my fellow Christians, freedom to worship, living and walking in truth, the forgiveness of my sins, knowing Christ is in charge, and hope for eternal life.

  252. I am thankful for my family, friends and good health. I have been enjoying your daily emails for a long time. I think we are about the same size and I like classic clothing, too. But I always struggle and think I don’t look quite right. I keep buying things that are ok, but I don’t love. Anyway, thank you for your inspiration and I enjoy your adventures.

  253. This outfit you’re wearing today is one of my favorite go to looks. It’s a classic. Thank you for the opportunity to be in the contest for the necklace in the color you posted here.

  254. I’m grateful that you have continued to blog. During these times I have needed to get dressed up even when I wasn’t going anywhere. It just makes me feel better. I was thankful to see that I wasn’t alone.

  255. Beautiful necklace and loved that you showed two ways to wear it. Today I am thankful to have my sisters up in Michigan who can take care of our mother. Unfortunately, no one can see her in person because the hospital is on Covid lockdown. Not sure if she’s gonna make it but I’m glad my sisters are close. Whole family is thankful that we’ve had her as long as we have. At 92, this downturn happened quite quickly and was probably pushed along by the Covid restrictions which are so hard for folks in assisted living centers.

  256. I am so thankful for great bloggers like you, who motivate us all to look our best.
    The most fun is how you show me how/why/how much to accessorize. Many thanks and
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  257. I’m grateful beyond any words I can express to my sister, Barbara, for being my sole support system through the death of my only child, my divorce, my breast cancer fight and now to add insult to injury some crazy, rare, autoimmune disease (Sharp’s Syndrome) that appeared out of nowhere at age 64. I have NO idea what I would do without her, and I have tears welling up as I write this. She is all the family I have left and without her my life would be unbearable. So, if you read this comment, please be grateful this holiday season if you have your family and your health. Nothing else on earth matters as much as those 2 gifts for they truly are the most valuable of all our possessions!

  258. I am grateful for my parents and the example they led. Both have passed away, but I am reminded daily of their unconditional love and wisdom. This time of year is all the more special as they were married on Thanksgiving day, 1946.

  259. I am grateful for many things. One of these is your blog which I have been following for several years. I have purchased several scarfs and have learned so much. Keep blogging. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  260. I am grateful that my family has become closer during the COVID-19 Pandemic. I have 3 adult children and we used to go days without communication – taking for granted that we could catch up any time. When things slowed down, we found ourselves seeking each other out to chat on the phone and to facetime, including conference call style with all of us. It’s shown my two-year-old granddaughter how close we really are. And it warms this mother’s heart to be so included in their lives. I’m grateful!

  261. I am grateful for my wonderful husband. he has been such a trooper during the pandemic, as well as normal times. He is my rock and really does keep me steady. Also grateful for my friends, near and far. They help me to laugh or hang with me when i need to cry. I just couldn’t do without them! Also many thanks to those like yourself, that keep showing us the way to look better and feel better while we are doing it. My hat is off to you! Happy Thanksgiving! MJ

  262. I am grateful for so many things but most of all the unconditional love of our family and the humor and wit of my three grandsons! And come to think of it, I am grateful for Susan for giving me the tip about Shapeez! I love them!

  263. I am eternally grateful for my family = those with us and those who have passed. My wonderful parents and grands shaped the woman I am. And my husband and children have reaped that benefit. I am grateful to be living in this country which has given me and mine so very much. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF YOU!

  264. Hi Susan,
    Happy Thanksgiving to you,Mr Mickey & your family.
    This has certainly been a trying & unusual year for all of us.
    My husband was in the hospital for 3 days last week. I had to call 911
    because it looked like he was having a stroke. They did multiple tests and thankfully all the serious tests came back negative. It was vertigo, a very severe episode.
    I am very thankful that it can be treated & he is home for Thanksgiving. We will be home alone. All of our
    family lives out of state.
    Please keep your blog going. I read and enjoy it every day. It is very well done.

  265. Susan ~ I have been a long time follower, so long in fact that I believe I’ve read every post you’ve written! It’s been a pleasure to watch you define and perfect your style allowing us to grow along with you. In this post you ask for us to state something for which we are grateful. This year in particular it would be very easy to feel overcome with negativity, so thank you for encouraging us to think instead of the good in our lives. I believe this year I’m most grateful that no one in my immediate circle of family or friends has contracted the virus. I’m praying that with multiple vaccines soon to be available. the end of this pandemic is in sight.

  266. I am thankful that we will be getting a vaccine for Covid very soon. I am an at risk person with chronic lung disease. My daughter is a medical worker and I worry about her and her family all the time.
    Thank you for your blog, Susan, I have always worn basics and I am so happy to have you to show all the possibilities.
    Thank you,
    Rosalie Kelley

  267. I am thankful that a COVAID vaccine will soon be available. And I am thankful that you have continued to blog. I enjoy your blog very much and so happy that all the outfits you show are not new.

  268. I am grateful for all the experiences in my life. I feel blessed because I’ve experience love all around. I am today grateful for exactly the same thing and for being able to return this love as well.

  269. I am grateful for all the experiences in my life. I feel so rich because of them and feel blessed everyday! Happy Thanksgiving Susan and this wonderful group of people you communicate with.

  270. I am thankful for my sweet family. Although we are separated by miles, I cherish any time I get to be with them, either in person or by FaceTime. Be encouraged, dear Susan, keep on blogging! Your insights lift us all!!

  271. I am thankful for all of my blessings, especially my health. I am also thankful for you and your blog. Thank you for always knowing just what we need. It’s like a mini visit with you. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  272. At ages 72 and 80 I’m grateful that I and my husband are in excellent health with no major health issues. We work out everyday. 3 days a week we lift weight and engage in aerobic exercise.

  273. I’m thankful for you, Susan. You bring beauty and style into my life. You remind me to care about how I look even though I don’t leave the house these days. You remind me to wear and surround myself with things that give me pleasure.
    Bless you and Happy Thanksgiving

  274. I’m thankful for my good health and that my family, kids and grandkids, have remained healthy during this pandemic.

  275. I am grateful for your blog. In fact I’ve been meaning to leave a comment telling you that and also I hope you don’t retire the blog anytime soon. I was reading other fashion blogs and have recently unsubscrubed from all of them except yours. I love your style and the fashion tips you share. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Cyndy Lennon.

  276. Thank you, Susan for sharing your fashion knowledge with us. This year I am especially grateful for my health and the live of family.

  277. In these uncertain times I am so very grateful for my family, a safe home to shelter in, enough food to eat, a higher power to pray to and special friends, whether they be in the flesh or “virtual” friends that I’ve made on social media or lovely blogs like this!

  278. Grateful for my dear husband who has been there for me as I’ve dealt with health issues this year and last.

  279. Hi Susan,
    During these many months of COVID isolation, I am grateful for access to the technologies that have allowed me to continue mentoring small businesses as well as to stay in touch with family and friends. Zoom and Facetime are not necessarily optimal tools for human communication, but have been so helpful! I can only imagine the isolation most of us would have experienced had this pandemic happened even 20 years ago!
    And thank you for your many informative and cheerful posts throughout this year! I have lived vicariously through your restaurant trips and food photos, and lovely drives through the mountains!
    Take care,

  280. I am grateful that as an adult I came to know and embrace the wisdom & teachings of Jesus Christ. It has become my GPS for life and gives me hope!

  281. I am grateful for modern communication systems that allow us to “see” our loved ones far and wide–even in the craziest of times.

  282. In these trying times, I’m grateful for the internet. It’s not the same as seeing friends & family in person, but seeing them on video is better than nothing.

  283. I am thankful for God’s gift of creativity and for you helping each woman to use that gift to be her best!

  284. During this time of isolation, I am grateful for your posts… maintaining contact with friends and looking forward to a world of travel and engagements once again. Thank you!

  285. I am grateful to live in an era of social media during this pandemic….This allows me to hear from friends and family while sheltering in place, to enjoy music on-line, and to keep up via blogs like yours! Thanks you and Happy Thanksgiving!

  286. Each day when I take my morning power walk, I am always trying to count my blessings as I do my steps .. good thing I have a watch that counts for me. But today I added another to my list of many . Technology – for allowing us to stay closely connected with friends and family regardless of distance. . it is more important than ever. .. .
    Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you and Mr. Mickey and those you love. .

  287. My every prayer begins with thanking God for helping my husband deal with a progressive, degenerative disease and asking for continuing help. He is still active, relatively speaking, and for that I am most grateful.

  288. I am grateful for your weekly posts and very grateful for your vulnerability in sharing your life with us, your blog “sisters”! Thanksgiving blessings to you, Mr. Mickey, and your families.

  289. I am thankful for good health and having a wonderful loving family. So glad I found your blog! I have learned a lot from you. Hope you have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving

  290. I have been following you on Facebook for several years and enjoy your style so much. I lived in Kingsport from 1997 – 2004 so I also enjoy seeing your photos from the area. Most beautiful place on earth! I am especially thankful that I have recently moved to Evans, GA where my daughter and her family live and so thankful for my health during this time. Would love to be the recipient of this beautiful necklace!

  291. I am grateful that I have a best friend and that God is in my life. And I would be grateful if that necklace was mine to wear.

  292. I am grateful to you for sharing your years of knowledge on styling clothes. I look forward to opening each of your posts because I always come away with fresh ideas to restyle my basics that I love. Thank you so much and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  293. I’m very grateful to have found your blog. You exude peace, simplicity, and common sense at a time when we all need it.

  294. Happy Thanksgiving Susan and Mr. Mickey. I am Thankful for so many things with health and happiness at the top of my list. Tuesdays and Thursdays I look forward to reading your blog, always learning an enjoying your tips!

    Thank you for sharing your blog. Xxoo

  295. I am thankful for women like you who encourage and support the over 60 females to never give in to looking “frumpy”. I wanted to give up looking my best, thinking my mask would hide EVERYTHING!!! You have shown us how to look classy in a tee and jeans when the thought of “getting dressed” was not appealing! People don’t just look at a mask—they take in your total appearance.

    Thank you for keeping us stylish.

    Sally Dennett

  296. Hello – I love the jacket you wore in the blog post titled A Special Giveaway but the link is broken – can you please send the link?
    Thank you

  297. Thank you for continuing your blog during these days of the pandemic.
    Your advice on dressing kept me from lounging around in sweats and t shirts.
    We still needed to get dressed!
    Plus we had time to clean out closets and declutter so your advice helped with that too.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  298. I am extremely thankful that my daughter has had a positive response to chemotherapy this year and things look good for her survival!

  299. I am grateful for my 3 children, 2 of which work in healthcare.
    Susan, wanted you to know I have tried the no show socks as you have mentioned them in the past. Love them.
    Would be grateful to win that beautiful necklace.

  300. I am thankful that I have been safe from COVID and that you recovered. I always look forward to your post! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  301. I am grateful for good health at 78 years, and enjoy reading your blog! thank you for this opportunity, Ann Lee S

  302. Reading your blogs has made me feel that you are a friend on the other side of my world. Friends are there at the most trying times of our life. You have been there to remind us that looking our best and staying positive helps us to get through. Long may you be there my friend.
    Audrey Meyer

  303. As a senior of 74 years, I am most grateful to love and be loved by my husband of 52 years; together, we are overcoming the daily isolation, restrictions of our city, health cautions by officials and praying that we stay healthy. Yes, we do heed warnings but are still celebrating the love of each other and family by cooking dinner on Thanksgiving together with our children and their families, doing the best we can to avoid bringing the virus into our gathering. I feel that love will guide us all as we want to do what’s right to protect each other. I am very grateful that we have the food we need to sustain ourselves with a roof over our heads as many others are less fortunate this year. May God bless us everyone, and bring us into a new age of health and happiness.

  304. I am grateful for the health and love of my family and friends. And I am thankful I have a roof over my head, access to clean water, and the ability to purchase food. It is truly the little things in life that mean the most to me. So many people in the world don’t have shelter, clean water, and food.
    May you and Mr. Mickey have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  305. Living alone and missing friend time, your blog fills a void. I so enjoy reading about your outings, fashion, and lifestyle. I am grateful!

  306. I am grateful for my grandchildren. My oldest grandson was diagnosed with a brain tumor 3 years ago at age 13. I am grateful to have him in our lives and healthy and a typical teenager! I am thankful they are all healthy.

  307. I really look forward to seeing what you and Mr Micky are up to!! Enjoying the new places and wonderful food!!! So happy you have someone to share life with!!
    Also love the way you put your clothes together!

    Happy Thanksgiving to y’all!!!

  308. I’m so grateful my 97 year old Dad is still healthy., active mentally sharp and living at home and I get to spend every day with him! And in these very unusual times, I look forward to your postings, as I’m sure all of your followers do too! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  309. I’m so thankful that my brother is responding well to a new “cocktail” of chemotherapy for his stage four squamous cell carcinoma. I’m grateful to his whole team at MD Anderson in Houston for not giving up and continually striving to try new treatments.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

  310. I am grateful for the love in our hearts for our dear ones. This can sustain us as we wait for the times that we can be together in person.

  311. Thank you, thank you, thank you for continuing your blog.
    I look forward to your posts for the fashion advice and the lovely
    photography of places of interest near you. During the pandemic
    I especially appreciate being able to find uplifting blogs such as

  312. I am thankful for my husband’s and my health. I appreciate the beauty of nature and the ability to purchase the things that we need . Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Mickey- Mary Lou

  313. Hi Susan…You look awesome as always. I love opening my email and seeing a post from you. It is comforting in these trying times.

    I am so thankful for my family and especially my husband and grandchildren. They bring me so much joy.

    I wish a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Mickey!

  314. I’m grateful for your transparency and frankness. Your Tuesday and Thursday blog posts are an inspiration. I haven’t ventured far from home the past 10 months but I feel like I’ve taken mini trips with you and Mr. Mickey. Blessings to you both.

  315. I am thankful that you have continued to blog. I look forward to every entry you make and always learn so much. You’ve been a bright light during these dark times and I thank you for that.
    In addition to my family I have to add that I’ve been homeschooling the grandkids each week. Not remote. In person. I’m so thankful for these sweet, enthusiastic little people who are keeping me on my toes every week. I’m a lucky (retired teacher) grammy.

  316. I am thankful that my loved ones are safe & grateful for all healthcare workers who selflessly serve others.

  317. I am thankful for the good life I have had. I have my health, my husband & I were married 44 years before he passed of a heart attack. My son and his family are such blessings to me. I was raised by wonderful parents & had a great career in teaching.
    I have been blessed.

  318. Thankful my hope and my joy is not found in the things of this world but in the relationship
    I have with Jesus Christ.

  319. Thank you, again, for the chance to win a beautiful piece of jewelry. While I have not been know to be fortunate to win these types of offerings….I still want to thank you for your hard work in providing these informative and beautiful emails. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Please stay safe.

  320. I am grateful for that I’ve learned from your blog. It has truly changed my life for the better. I am very grateful for my husband and my children. God bless.

  321. I’m grateful for the wonderful Registered Dietitian I’ve been meeting with. She is encouraging, real, and so helpful in getting my eating on track. I’m grateful to you Susan for sharing your life AND fashion advice with all of us. You are very gracious.

  322. Thank you for continuing your blog. There are only a few blogs that I open as soon as I see posted and yours is one of them!! I am thankful for you and your willingness to share your life with us!

  323. I’m thankful for having the best group of girlfriends from high school, and now we are grandmothers together.

  324. Hi Susan,

    As a person in my late 70s, I am thankful I am healthy and will be able to cook Thanksgiving dinner for my family. I feel truly blessed.

    Happy Thanksgiving,

  325. I am so grateful for your blog Susan! It is such an inspiration to see how you simplify things for a timeless look. Blessings!

  326. Happy Thanksgiving to you also! Your column has meant alot to me and others I have recommended to view your blog.
    I was so surprised and sorry to hear about your case of Covid. You were really sick and all alone on the inside. My daughter-in-law has it, but only lost smell/taste–thankfully.
    The necklace is beautiful and I would love to win it. Thanks for your generosity.

  327. Even after a challenging few years, I know that I can be grateful for so much in my life. This year I realize that I am grateful for the “basics”: I am grateful for my health, and the love and light in my life. Thank you for helping me show my best self to the world. Mary 🙂

  328. Happy Thanksgiving Susan,
    I love love this necklace, it’s so beautiful.
    I am grateful for having the love of my parents for 62 yrs of my life. I lost them both 8 weeks apart 3 yrs ago. I’ve had a lot of time to reflect my life and am so grateful that they were loving, kind, and encouraging parents. I miss them terribly but feel grateful that they were my parents and their unconditional love they had for me.

  329. Hi Susan… I am thankful for the Dr who found my cancer and the medical staff who took such good care of me.. and continue to care for me.. and my family who were there with love and support every step of the way. Thank you for your blogging and allowing me to travel along with you and Mr Mickey while reading your blogs.. I wish you and Mr Mickey a very Happy Thanksgiving. Be well and stay safe.
    My Best Mary

  330. I am grateful for my daughters who have made me a nana of two wonderful granddaughters this past year. I am truly, truly blessed

  331. Happy Thanksgiving, Susan! I would LOVE to win that necklace! It is so pretty! I always enjoy your posts! God bless, and stay safe.

  332. Susan, love your blog and so glad I found it. Even though I will not be spending the day with my children and their families, I am grateful that I still have my health as do my extended family. My husband who has many health issues has not gotten this virus either and so I am very grateful for this.
    Hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving however you choose to spend it. Thanks for all your hard work in getting this blog online.

    Patricia Wilhelm

  333. I am grateful for staying connected to family and friends all over the world via the wonders of technology! Happy Thanksgiving!

  334. I am grateful that my family is healthy and staying safe this Holiday Season. Praying for all those who have been affected by this pandemic.

  335. Susan, you have been a beacon of light for all of us who follow you and the elegant Mr. Mickey as you share your joy in the elemental beauty of life. You gently remind us of the simple pleasures of fresh air, changing seasons, clean living, the company of good friends and the satisfaction of feeling comfortable in our own skin (AND, the perfect outfit!).

    Here’s hoping you will continue to inspire us for a very long time.
    Cathie Heird in Delaware

  336. I am so grateful and thankful for my family, especially for the privilege of having my mother still with me.

  337. I am grateful to wake up in the morning healthy with good friends and family and to see the beauty of nature as it unfolds!

  338. So very thankful for my health and generous blessings through the years. God has shown me rivers of grace and moments of mercy.

  339. I am grateful that I am able to shoulder the distance learning for my granddaughter. It has been unexpectedly fun!

  340. I am thankful that, in-spite of the year we have been living, the Fall leaves have been beautiful and we can still enjoy a special meal. Numbers of people is not so important.

  341. I am grateful to be retired and able to live on the beautiful Oregon coast with my loving husband of 38 years.

  342. I’m thankful and blessed to enjoy my husband of 40 years, our cozy home, our children and grandchildren and praising God for the abundance of His Grace’s! Happy Thanksgiving ❤

  343. At age 84, I am grateful for excellent mental and physical health. I am so thankful that I can do my 3.25 mile walks 4-5 days every week. Although I cannot see them right now, I am thankful for good friends.

  344. I am thankful for my son who is here with me and helps me with my health issues. I am thankful that he and I are well and have a safe place to live. I am thankful that I had my parents and sister as long as I did.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Susan. Thank you for being here and bringing a bright spot to our days. The normalcy of your blog helps me to get through all of this. God bless you.

  345. I am grateful for a wonderful family – it has been great to be able to spend time with them during this difficult year.

  346. I am grateful for the three sweet ladies who are faithful caregivers for my husband who has Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Their dependability and compassion have allowed me to keep him at home – instead of a facility – for the past four years.

  347. Susan, your home is lovely! It really is special to decorate with treasures from travels. I have followed your blog throughout this year- this trying year of 2020. I am thankful that a vaccine will be available so our lives can return to a sense of normalcy. I have am thankful for my family and friends who enrich my life, and I am thankful to God for His abundant Grace. Happy Thanksgiving to you and those you hold dear.
    And keep blogging. I look forward to your posts like a conversation with a friend.

  348. People; I’m so thankful for so many wonderful people that have chosen a higher road and made a huge difference in the lives of many during this year. The ones that say ‘thank you, have a good day, I like your mask, let me help you, are you doing okay, look at that sunrise….’ People, the most wonderful gift we can receive each and every day.

  349. I am grateful for many things this year….my partner, our beautiful home, our dogs, are families are doing well in spite of such a tough year, and having avoided COVID. I enjoy and appreciate your efforts Susan with your blog. It has given me much inspiration and I hope your health continues to improve and that you will continue to produce your blog with enthusiasm and joy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  350. I’m grateful for my physical therapist (actually my 5th PT since March) who has finally diagnosed my back issues that I’ve experienced since March. It’s actually was a hip that was out of alignment and caused all kinds of havoc!! “Don’t give up” and “listen to your gut” are now my daily mantras!! I have many other things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!!

  351. I am thankful for my special friend and my family. Thank you for keeping on blogging. I love reading about you and Mr. Mickey. I would love to win this beautiful necklace.

  352. I’m grateful for the great care my Mom is receiving while residing in a nursing home. The staff is going up and beyond making sure the residents are engaged in conversations and looking out for their well being not only physically but mentally.

  353. I am truly thankful for my health. It is something most of us take for granted. After this season, I value it more each day. Happy Thanksgiving!

  354. I am so very thankful that today my son was invited to interview for admission to a physicians assistant school. He had applied to several and we had not heard from any. I was praying very hard and becoming worried and discouraged. Then the good news today! I am so thankful for many things and this has made me very happy!
    Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  355. I am thankful for so many things during these strange times. The silver lining to the pandemic is that it has made me truly appreciate all that I have – my health, my amazing family, all the people who are working through these difficult days to take care of or provide for the rest of us, and the hope that we will all get through these challenges soon. Thanks for a bright light each time I read your blog!

  356. Susan, so grateful for your blog. Helps provide an enjoyable escape from these crazy times. Keep up the great work!

  357. I am so very Grateful for my children, grandchildren and husband In this difficult year. They have been my strength and hope of getting through a time like no other we’ve ever experienced.
    Happy Thanksgiving Susan, many Blessings!

  358. I’m thankful for the dedicated people in Memory Care and Skilled Care who tenderly care for my two uncles whose needs exceed my ability to care for them. One uncle had a stroke and the other has dementia. In these trying times., I am so grateful for their gentle care of these two wonderful gentleman who have been so special throughout my life.

    And a special prayer for you, Susan, who helps me stay the course throughout the ebbs and flows of life.


  359. Hi Susan, we all have so much to be grateful for. The one thing that I am most thankfull for, is that my son seems to be getting better with Covid. He has had a rough time, and hopefully (fingers crossed) he is on the downhill end of it. He is a diabetic, has reactive airway disease, hemochromatosis, and sleep apnea. He is a handsome guy, my only son, and he looks healthy. I know you have experienced it, and so thankful that Mr. Mickey stayed clear of it. So you and Mr. Mickey and family, have a wonderful Thanksgiving, as you plan it safely. Take care.. Pat

  360. What am I thankful for, there are so many things but at the very top is health and well-being of my family especially in 2020. Thank you for continuing your blog it has been a ray of sunshine in this trying times.

  361. I am grateful to be back in my home state of Delaware, surrounded by family and friends. My husband and I were living in Mississippi for the past 17 years, he passed away the end of 2018. All our family was in Delaware, I was able to work out a move, selling a home and buying a home and head back to our home state where we had plans to retire. My husband would say I am on plan B…when our plans couldn’t always work out then you go to the next plan.

  362. I am grateful my family has not been effected too terribly bad by the pandemic. My daughter lost income but thankfully we have been able to help pick up slack.

  363. Thank you very much for continuing your blog. It was after the pandemic hit that I found your site. I look forward to reading your messages and seeing how you so artfully put together your wardrobe. It has inspired me to think about how I might be able to change my wardrobe to look more polished and fresh when I am able to get back out into the world again. I am very thankful that you were able to recover from the virus and get back to enjoying life. ❤️

  364. I’m so thankful to God for getting me through this year. The year started with my mother-in-law in the hospital and then we had to put her in a nursing home in April. Thankful she is safe and happy there now. Then at the end of April my mother had a stroke and heart attack. After a short stay in hospital and rehab she came to stay with us but eventually went back to her condo. I check in on her, take her to Dr appt, store, hairdresser and so on. In a year where so many are complaining about all the things we can’t do now, it’s important to be thankful for the things we do have! Happy Thanksgiving and God bless!

  365. I am grateful to be able to stay at my cottage longer than usual this year. Our cottage is in Prince Edward Island, Canada, which is in the Atlantic Bubble. There are currently no coronavirus cases here. As much as I will miss my children and grandchildren over Christmas, I am grateful that I have somewhere safe and beautiful to hang out for the winter, or until this virus is no longer a threat.

  366. I am very grateful to have access to your blog and other interesting sites during this year of staying close to home. Thanks for the time and effort you put forth for us!

  367. I am grateful that 2020 is almost over! I have had three health scares but am still kicking! Love reading your blogs!

  368. I am grateful for my family and friends, and a comfortable life including home, hearth and food.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Susan!

  369. Although we can’t travel to be with family during this holiday, I’m extremely grateful for my local friends who will become my pseudo family for this holiday celebration!!

  370. Hi Susan, I am grateful for your blog posts! I look forward to them each week, and I am glad you are still blogging during these stressful times. It must not be easy, with all the current trials and tribulations. Thank you for your perseverance! Your weekly posts bring a bit of comfort to me, as your style and grace show through.

  371. I have so very many things to be grateful for. At the very top of my list is the most wonderful man with whom I have been sharing my life for the past sixty one years. He is always there to support and love me no matter what.

    Thank you for keeping the blog going. I look forward to your posts.

  372. I am grateful for the life I have which includes reading your blog that I follow faithfully. I especiaaly look forward to reading about your weekend ventures, because I have moved from Houston. TX to Asheville NC. I was in the Banner Elk this past Sunday. Absolutely Beautiful. I would love winning the beautiful necklace.

  373. I am thankful that my entire family and I have stayed healthy and safe this year during COVID. I am thankful that I have been able to work from home and spend time with my Aussie, who is now spoiled rotten and attached to me like Velcro! I am so thankful for finding your blog! It is fun to take a peek into your life and I love your taste in clothing and accessories! Love the necklace! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  374. I am grateful for all the talented and selfless bloggers and content creators that inspire and educate to make me and this world better.
    Thank YOU and Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mr. Mickey and your family.

  375. I’m grateful for all your help and suggestions that I can use to coordinate outfits. Still takes some thought on my part

  376. I am grateful for all the talented and selfless bloggers and content creators that inspire and educate to make me and this world better.
    Thank YOU and Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mr. Mickey and your family.

  377. I am grateful for my husband. He’s a colon cancer survivor and his recovery has taught me how to be gracious while undergoing difficult experiences. He’s always upbeat and positive, even on days when the side effects of his treatment make him sick.

  378. I am thankful that I was born. My parents had 3 girls before me and kept trying for a boy. The boy came after me. Whew! So thankful for my life.

  379. I am most Thankful this year for my husband! He has had 4 aneurysms, the most recent in October. He had survived very invasive surgery ’s & is still going strong & living his best life which I am so blessed to share.

  380. I am thankful for family and friends. Also, I am thankful for the entertainment and information provided by Instagram friends!

  381. I am grateful for modern medicine that provides “miracle” chemotherapy drugs like Revlimid that keeps me in remission from Multiple Myeloma.

  382. What a beautiful necklace! It’s the first thing I noticed in your photos today.

    Even in these difficult days, we have much to be grateful for, but one thing stands out for me. My son and daughter-in-law recently received official word that the adoption of our two newest grandchildren (a sister and brother, aged 11 and 7) is final!

  383. Hi Susan,
    I am not normally a blog reader but I always enjoy Susanafter60 and look forward to each new subject. Please keep blogging!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  384. I am most thankful for the faithfulness of my Heavenly Father. Our country and world have been through so much this year – pandemic, political conflict, hurricanes, forest fires, etc. – but none of these things are a surprise to Him. He is still on His throne and promises (1 Peter 5:7) that we can cast our cares on Him because He cares for us. I have found Him faithful through my nearly 75 years and 51 year marriage.

    I am a lady who tries always to be both classy and stylish (thanks for your help with that)! I would LOVE to have the necklace in the cool tones. It would really enhance many of my style choices.

    Please don’t stop blogging. I only discovered you about 9 months ago, but you feel like a close personal and valued friend. I especially enjoy the photos of your travels through your beautiful Blue Ridge mountains and communities. I love to read about “The Adventures of Susan and Mr. Mickey”!

  385. I am grateful for my loving husband and son fo4 their support after the sudden death of my daughter two years ago at the young age of 44. I’m also grateful for wonderful friends, my home and reasonably good health.
    Thank you Susan for your posts! Hope you and Mr. Mickey have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Judy Thompson

  386. I am an elementary school teacher who’s school is in session full time. I am so thankful that I am able to see my students everyday and for our school families who are working so hard to keep their families healthy so we can keep our school open.

  387. As so many have already said, I am grateful for my health and my family ( and on dec. 1, I will have 21 years of sobriety….very grateful for that).


  388. I am grateful for technology. Technology has kept me in “contact” with my family and friends in a safe manner throughout the pandemic. I have been so grateful to be able to keep in contact with my loved ones.

  389. I’m grateful for so many things!! I’m able to comfortably live in a neighborhood with lakes around which I walk daily. My children and my 5 grandchildren, of course. Blessings.

  390. I’m thankful that my husband and I have not gotten COVID, that we live in an area where we can safely take walks, visit nearby parks and beaches, and sit outside in our lanai. And although we miss our kids/grands greatly are happy they are doing fine and all healthy.

  391. I am grateful to be feeling healthy after having Lyme disease. I am glad that I am a woman- who can enjoy having so many options to be creative in what to wear.

  392. I’m grateful for my two adult children, my
    wonderful & supportive husband of 8 years and my parents. I am grateful for serenity, peace & contentment

    Teri Lovelace

  393. Coming up with one thing is very difficult as I am grateful for but as much as I so grateful for my good health at age 76 and my wonderful family I would have to say that I am so very grateful for my God, he’s there for me through good and bad but most of all he’s my guiding light.

  394. And I am grateful for you, Susan. For encouraging us to care about our dress when it would be so easy to slip into complacency and live in our PJ’s.

  395. Susan,
    I always look forward to your emails & follow many of your examples.
    I’m thankful for another year with my husband
    Terry. He was diagnosed 3.5 years ago with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood plasma cancer. A stem cell transplant & chemo have kept him functioning normally. We appreciate each day together. We celebrated our 53rd anniversary on Veterans Day! We are blessed.

  396. I am thankful for family, friends, health and home. I am thankful that with a vaccine there is light at the end of the covid tunnel.

  397. I am grateful for the blessings I enjoy every day even in this year of 2020. Even when some days seem so very depressing I am still blessed.

  398. I am so thankful to have my precious 76 year old Mother move in with my husband and myself this year. She is full of energy and wisdom. We enjoy her delicious food, fashion advise but most of all, her warm hugs!

  399. I am grateful for my health, my soulmate of 53 years (we met at age 15), two beautiful daughters, two wonderful sons-in-law, and four amazing grandchildren. I was blessed to have loving parents and parents-in-law ( miss them terribly) I have been very lucky and I and thankful every day.

  400. I am grateful for the way you show us over 60 that we can be beautiful and use what we have to our advantage! Thank you for your continued celebration I will live a life with joy!

  401. Hi Susan , I want to tell you how much I enjoyed the lovely house tour, and all of the other trips you have taken me on throughout the year. I am very grateful to my doctors who have given me my life back after my breast cancer. Also my wonderful loving husband of 62 years. Hope you and your family have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.

  402. Thank you Susan for your emails. I look forward to them each week. Thirty emails may come in but as soon as I see yours I open it first. I am thankful for your guidance, wisdom and sharing everything with me. Your style is timeless. You must be very busy thinking and planning your blog. Please don’t stop. My oldest daughter and her husband live in Florida. The other day on Skype she told me “I remember you telling me about Susan of Susan after sixty Mom and the time she lowered her mask in a washroom while out dining. How sick she became when she contracted the virus.” She went on to tell me how it affected her and as a result how she is super careful about wearing her mask and gloves. Not having people in and only visits from those people in her bubble. Thank you Susan. You are such a good example. Stay safe, healthy and happy. God bless you.

  403. The jewelry is lovely and I like the look with casual wear.

    My eyes see this stuff easily so thought you might appreciate an edit needed on the
    sock site with your recommendation.
    Your quote says:
    “Sheec No-Show socks are the only no-show socks I’ve ever worn that don’t slip off. The fabric and seam are comfortable. They launder beautifully with losing their grip.”

    Think it’s meant to say “withOUT losing it’s grip.”
    (Sometimes copy gets dropped during lay-out.)

  404. I am forever grateful for my daughter’s birth mother as without her I wouldn’t have been a mom for the past 25 years and know the deep love I have for my daughter, my best friend, and my miracle, Kinzie.

  405. Susan, I am grateful for so many things, I hardly know where to begin!! But I do want to thank you for continuing your blog throughout this difficult year. In addition to the information you provide and model so beautifully, along with the encouragement you give your readers to be their own unique persons, and to take care of themselves, I look forward to seeing the beautiful scenery and to live vicariously a little through the glimpses you share of your personal life. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  406. I am grateful for a husband who has made life fun for 42 years and the daughter we have who has given us 3 wild grandsons! Life is good

  407. I’m thankful for my family and friends through this year of adjusting to widowhood. I enjoy your blog and the beautiful scenery pictures of your drives. Keep sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

  408. I am grateful for my two black and white cats who accept me just the way I am, and remind me that there is still much love and kindness in these trying times.

  409. Even though I am spending Thanksgiving alone because of Covid restrictions in my building, I am thankful that I am healthy, that my children, grandchildren and another child in development are as well. I am blessed.

  410. Hello, Susan. I am grateful for the nurses and aides who provide excellent care for my 98-year-old mother, who suffers with Alzheimer’s. Since our in-person visits are no longer permitted due to the pandemic, they are kind enough to do face-time visits twice a week. It’s wonderful to see her and hear her voice. Happy Thanksgiving!

  411. I am thankful that our Heavenly Father gives us a night of rest to nourish our bodies and to usher in a new and glorious morning so we can set forth to do his work. Also I am thankful for my family and friends.

  412. I am grateful for all the doctors, nurses and scientists as well as essential workers risking themselves to serve all of us during this Covid crisis. Also for family, friends, dogs and nature.

  413. I am thankful all my family is well and have been blessed enough to be able to continue to work but for those that have not been as fortunate as me it breaks my heart. I hurt and pray for all those we have lost this year and I feel it is a loss for all. This year has been a struggle for our entire country and I am praying that next year will be a better year for all.

  414. I’m grateful for discovering your blog. I finally feel comfortable in my choices on what to wear. Before I read your blog I never knew how to accessorize so I mostly avoided scarves and jewelry. Now, if I just had somewhere to go! Also, I used to live in Boone, NC so enjoy looking at the pictures of where you travel. It’s such a beautiful area.

  415. Hello Susan, I am grateful for my family. We have health issues but I am grateful for every minute that I am able to spend with them. Each minute is cherished for we do not know when our time on this Earth will be over. People need to be thankful and grateful for the little nonmaterial things with the trying times that we have occurring now.

  416. I am thankful for scientific developments that will soon provide safety & prevent fear once Covid-19 vaccinations are available & given to all Americans/everyone world-wide. I am also thankful for everyone who has helped make this coming event possible!

  417. I am seriously grateful that I live in the land of the free and the brave.
    God Bless America, my home sweet home!

  418. Iam forever grateful for you’re blog and how it encouraged me at least two years ago to re-think my entire wardrobe and how changing my basics to help me style with a clearer view of my choices for my shape!
    Iam grateful for a chance to own this absolutely gorgeous necklace!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and you’re loved ones.

  419. Sou grata por conhecer pessoas generosas como você!
    Minhas semanas são mais divertidas lendo suas postagens..
    Obrigada por partilhar sua experiência conosco.

  420. I am grateful for your blog, Thank you Susan. Although I live in a much warmer climate than yours, your wisdom has changed the way I dress.

  421. Susan, I have learned so much from you and have purchased some of your recommended tops. As your coloring and general build is similar
    To mine I have appreciated your blog, ideas, as well as the pictures of the outings you share with Mr, Mickey.

  422. I’m thankful for my parents celebrating 70 years of marriage next month. Because of Covid, family and friends are doing a surprise drive by to celebrate this weekend.

  423. Dear Susan, I am grateful for the love of family and friends, I am grateful for the peace and quiet of living in the country. I am grateful that I am able to foster for dogs rescued here in East Texas. I am grateful that I am able to read, for a roof over my head, for food in my refrigerator. I am grateful for America.
    With love,
    Your friend

  424. I’m grateful for my husband and 3 healthy children. I’m also grateful for you Susan because you inspire me to dress well and take care of myself both physically and mentally. Thank you.

  425. I am grateful for a lot of things. My health, family and my new home. My husband and I moved from Ohio to Georgia last year. I think it’s the best decision we ever made. We bought some land and a manufactured home on it. I love it here. The weather is sooo much nicer here. The peace and quiet is wonderful. It’s about an hour from my oldest daughter and her family. Which from where we live is a nice drive. We live in a small town. I don’t think we even have a traffic light downtown. With the pandemic I don’t get out much, and I don’t care because I’m happy and content right where I’m at. I think that’s the greatest thing someone could have in their life. Peace and contentment.

  426. I am so grateful for my health and the health of my family. So far we have weathered the pandemic, praise the lord,

  427. Hello Susan…I am an Aussie girl of advanced years and I am so glad I discovered your Website. I get quite excited when I see a email from you as I enjoy seeing the way you put together everything you wear.
    I follow your philosophy of a basic wardrobe with the addition of the “French Factor” as you do and I get inspiration from each photo. I am so glad you have recovered from the ghastly Covid-19 and are ,oomi g as gorgeous as ever.
    I would so love to win your necklace giveaway, as I have always admired your jewellery and have seen nothing like it here in OZ.
    Keep safe and well
    Warm Regards
    Nola Droop

  428. Susan, I realize that I am very lucky in that no one I know has gotten COVID-19. I am one of the fortunate ones and I feel so badly for the people who have had loved ones, co-workers, and friends suffer and possibly die from this wretched virus. So many of us have had to deal with this pandemic alone and afraid. I know that reaching out to one another through e-mails, phone calls, blogs, and/or tele-conferencing has helped tremendously even if we had to adjust to technology and it’s glitches. Thank you for being there for me to read and connect with when we need all the help we can get. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and all your loved ones are safe.

  429. Dear Susan, I don’t always comment but I continue to love your blog: the fashion, the day trips, and the lifestyle advice
    You are such an inspiration and I appreciate your work very much.

  430. Hi Susan, thank you for your kind words. I am thankful for my small family and that we’ve all been healthy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  431. Hello Susan,

    There is so much I am grateful for – my health, my family and my friends. However, I am also extremely grateful to be living in Australia when I hear of the dreadful suffering and deaths in the US due to Covid. I hope a vaccine will soon be available.

    Kind regards,

  432. I am grateful for my upcoming retirement! I want to be involved in volunteering and maybe even get involved with Red Cross disaster work!