Thankful Thursday #65

I am so thankful for so many things everyday.

I love sugary things, I think everyone does, but, growing up and even today, I would usually go back for seconds of real food than dessert.

My one downfall, though....... jelly beans.  I love them.  All of them.  Even the wacky flavors like popcorn and the black, licorice flavored are my favorites.  Most people pick them out of the bunch to throw out, I pick them out to eat them first!

My favorite brand of jell beans (although I wouldn't turn any down) is Russell Stover's.  I only see them in a few places near Easter.  A couple of grocery stores and one pharmacy is where I usually see them.

When I was growing up we would drive all the way to Atlanta (about 45 miles) to the Russell Stover's store to get them.  We went for my grandmother, they were her favorite and you couldn't get them anywhere else.

Today, I can order them online and have them delivered any time.  Being diabetic, I can't have them any time I want them, but I have bags in different places and they are my go to with low blood sugar.  I had gestational diabetes with all three kids and it came back about 13 years ago.  Leaving off sugar isn't fun, but that has never been a problem, except for jelly beans. Today, I am thankful for jelly beans and the memories of my grandmother getting excited to get her hands on some!  I am sure that has something to do with them being my favorite brand.

I made this pair of earrings this week.  The big, red, orange, Indian, Carnelian nuggets remind me of jelly beans.  The big, blue, gray, Opals are really pretty too and are a great compliment to the Carnelian.  They would look great with a casual top or sweater and with a dressy outfit.  A pair to easily go from day to night.

Carnelian Opal Earrings

I also made these!  I am working on so many things and adding to my Etsy shop!


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