Happy Thanksgiving: I Am Thankful

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful…

  • For another day, because every one is a gift
  • For El Hub’s love, patience, support and respect
  • For TABS!!!
  • For modern dentistry (aka floss and fluoride, yo!)
  • To live in a country that with all its faults provides people with clean drinking water, cheap produce, tremendous opportunities, the rights to vote and then to badmouth the government, and the freedom to make a complete fool of yourself in public
  • To have family, because many people do not
  • To be lucky enough to witness kindness, compassion, gut-busting laughter, and love on a regular basis
  • To have made it this far (35 years and still going strong-ish!)
  • To have ever tried blogging, because 1) I wasn’t cut out to be a legal secretary or a literary agent, and 2) it gave me the chance to feel useful and appreciated
  • For the opportunity to put my humungous library of humiliating childhood photos and my radical repertoire of 1980s pop-culture references to good use
  • For emails like this one:

    Hi Karen,

    I just wanted to let you know how very much I enjoy your blog. It’s informative, helpful and very funny. I have started to find that I cannot start my day without my daily injection of Karen and Tabs! Thank you so much for your hard work and commitment in putting out your blog. I hope this email goes a little way to letting you know that even in far flung corners of the world (Sydney, Australia in my case) there are people who think you do a wonderful job and have come to rely on your honest and helpful posts. Thanks again and I look forward to many more mornings filled with Makeup and Beauty Blog goodness!


  • For MAKEUP (of course), with a special shout-out to concealer today
  • For you πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!!!
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  2. Tiffany says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen and fellow readers! We are all so grateful for you! You have the never-ending ability to always cheer me up! Hope you have a wonderful day.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tiffany!

      It’s so good to hear from you. I take it you’ve been crazy busy! How are things on your end? Are you and the baby doing okay?

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. πŸ™‚

      • Tiffany says:

        Hey girl! Things are good – just busy! School and work and now all these holiday events! It’s tiring! The little one and I are doing well though – we found out we are having a girl! It’s gonna be hilarious to see my husband surrounded by all the girliness! Anyway I hope you had a wonderful day and lots of yummy food!

  3. DiBonD says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen and all readers. Thank you so much Karen for your blog, it helps us a lot! Have a wonderful day, today and forever.

  4. Trinidad says:

    Have a great holiday!!!!
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  5. Lauren says:

    That email was very sweet. You do work really hard and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. πŸ™‚ Have a great Thanksgiving Karen!

  6. Appu says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!! Have a wonderful day and a great weekend πŸ™‚
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  7. Tracy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone in the States!!

    Karen you and your blog and Tabs are my favourite internet time. :))) I have such a good laugh everyday plus I learn something too! You are just the greatest.
    Have a great holiday!
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  8. saby says:

    ooh, this post almost made me cry πŸ™‚ you are truly a wonderful person, and beautiful too !
    me too read you almost daily, from Romania, europe πŸ™‚

  9. Glosslizard says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen and fellow readers!

    I’m thankful for my family and friends and that I have a nice social place here to virtually hang out! πŸ™‚

  10. Heidi says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Karen, Tabs, and everyone!

    I am thankful for my Mom, my cat Missy, my friends, and to Karen and Tabs for always making me smile everyday (and encouraging my makeup passion)!

  11. ritadebora says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen… from one of your blog readers in Lisbon, Portugal :o)

  12. Dijana says:

    Hey Karen!
    I have to say I totally agree with Alison’s email!
    I love your blog, I love how you keep it original and you’re yourself, jokes and all (which I totally love πŸ™‚ .. )
    So thanks for all your hard work!!!!!!!!!!!!! I look at your blog every day πŸ™‚

  13. Marian says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen! I’m thankful that I found your blog. You’ve been so helpful to me with your product reviews and photos. I love your humor! I look forward to coming here each and every day!

  14. danielle says:

    this was so cute πŸ™‚

  15. Chris25 says:

    Aw, this is a great post! We love you too, Karen!
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  16. Nika says:

    This just made me “awwww” big time. πŸ™‚

  17. Nina says:

    i am thankful for love, life and friends, both real and virtual! πŸ™‚ i hope your thanksgiving was great, karen! πŸ™‚

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Nina,

    I’m thankful for all my virtual friends too!

    My thanksgiving was pretty good. I went for a run in the morning and noticed how all the neighborhood dogs — which usually bark like crazy when I run by them — were silent. Then I noticed that a few of ’em were chewing on some big bones… I guess they were all pacified momentarily by meat!

    Hope you, the hubs and the furbabies had a great one. πŸ™‚

    What are your plans for the weekend, btw?

  19. Suzy says:

    Hi Karen,

    I’d like to confirm Alison’s lines, I love your blog too and thank you Karen! πŸ˜‰

    Suzy from Budapest, Hungary
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