Happy Thanksgiving: I’m Thankful for You

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Happy Thanksgiving from me and Tabs

Happy Thanksgiving, love. I know I’ve said it before, but I still can’t believe this is our sixth (!) one together. When they say, “time flies,” girl, they sure aren’t kidding.


I’ve been up for a couple hours already working in the kitchen on the sides for today. There’s a (hopefully yummy) corn casserole baking in the oven at this very moment, and the house smells like nom. πŸ™‚

I really wish you were here (but I’d need a much bigger living room). After so many years together — your stories, graduations, new careers, weddings, kittens, puppies, babies and world travels — I feel like you’re my extended family now. Growing up I always wished I had a sister, and now I have them all over the world! Over the years, I’ve come to realize that MBB is so much more than the lipsticks, eyeshadows (Nutella) and collections we talk about.

Alright, before I get too cheeseball on ya, I just wanted to say thanks…

  • Thank you for visiting, for all of your comments, your tweets and emails, and for just allowing me to be a small part of your life. It’s a privilege, and I never, ever take that for granted.
  • Thank you for sharing your stories (and for those great pics of your pets).
  • Thank you for constantly teaching me new things. Now, I know where to kayak if I should ever visit the East Coast. Thanks to you, I also know a lot more about choosing the right dining room table and interior paint.
  • Thank you for humoring me and my cat “enthusiasm.”
  • Thank you for making this blog an exception to the rule that online comments and forums be plagued by rude, inconsiderate remarks.
  • Thank you for affirming my belief that all of us have a great many things in common.
  • Thank you for your enthusiasm.
  • Thank you for your compassion.
  • Thank you for seeing the beauty in mundane things.
  • Thank you for putting up with my blabbering about [INSERT HOT MALE CELEBRITY OR TRADER JOE’S PRODUCT HERE].
  • Thank you for overlooking my typos and grammatical mistakes, and for forgiving me when I repeat myself (repeat myself, repeat myself).
  • Thank you for expanding my view of the world by reminding me just how small it is.

Thank you for just being you.

When I started this whole blogging thing back in 2007, I never expected this — something that would push me creatively and bring me so much joy. You’ve been there for me through a lot of ups and downs, always cheering me on, holding my hand and lifting my spirits when I needed a friend.

I’m so, so thankful for you. Love you very much. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Sarah J says:

    Thanks for your wonderful blog Karen, I look forward to reading it several times a day and catching up with Tabs !!! πŸ™‚ xx

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sarah J,

      Thank you for reading. πŸ™‚ Tabs (your nephew) is thankful that you’re supportive of his kitty modeling endeavors. Happy, happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Sarah says:

    Thank you too Karen, for the all the wonderful posts that you share. Each one of your posts reflect the effort & hard work you put in. Hard work & honesty always pays off – the success of “makeupandbeautyblog”.

    Keep it up!


    Sarah recently posted … In Love with Wild Rose

  3. Yogirl says:

    your post made my eyes get a little wet. Which is not good, because I’m still in the office giving a training πŸ™‚
    I’m gonna have lunch and a couple of drinks later with my colleagues and I’m gonna “share” a drink with you (and my fellow readers).
    And I wanna thank you for:
    your humour, your ideas, your pictures, your stories about your life/ family/ fitness/ vacations etc.
    It always brings a smile to my face.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yogirl,

      I got a little teary writing it too. Hope your day goes by fast…and I’ll take that drink and raise my glass to you!

      Big hugs from both me and Tabs!

  4. Margie says:

    Karen, thank you for sharing your love of all things makeup and beauty! Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ™‚

  5. Fieran says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Karen!

    Thank _you_ for writing such interesting posts and constantly making us see the big picture, not just makeup, but more than that.

    Oh, and please tell Tabs thank you for always looking so gorgeous. He needs to be in more ads, just saying πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Fieran,

      Thank you for commenting and stopping by and for being such a great buddy. πŸ™‚ I’ll pass along your message to his majesty…he’s taking a nap at the moment. You know how it is, LOL!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, Karen! Thank YOU for always providing a healthy dose of beauty, kittehs and Jeremy Renner. πŸ™‚

    Have a great one with El Hub and Tabs. Kisses to the nephew!
    Arianne (Glitter Geek) recently posted … My IMATS Toronto 2012 Haul, Photos and Experience

  7. Elle says:

    I am grateful for you too Karen. This blog always makes me happy. My mom passed away last month and every time I visit this site it brings a smile to my face. You do more than you know! Hugs to your fam and happy thanksgiving!

  8. Dominique says:

    Thank you for being there Karen ! Thank you for your kindness and sense of humour too, I just love your blog.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Karen and Tabs!

    There’s just so much to be thankful for and having a day to remember all our blessings is already and incredibly wonderful blessing in itself.

    Thank you for the many doses of humour in your posts!
    herroyalbleakness recently posted … Fractional CO2 Laser Timeline

  10. Joy says:

    Thank you for keeping me sane at work. Without your blog, I might go nuts! You’re the salt of the Earth, Karen. Keep up the good work. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Tabs!

  11. Agata says:

    Oh Karen, such sweet words! I don’t know what I would do without your blog and your sense of humor. Reading your blog is as necessary as drinking a cup of coffee to me (and you know how much I love coffee). Thank you for always taking time to responding to my comments in a personalized way and although I have never met you I feel like you’re a friend.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, you, El Hub, Tabs and your whole family!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata,

      I feel the same way. If you ever come to SF please know we have a standing coffee date at Blue Bottle (BEST COFFEE EVAH!).

      Hope you had a wonderful day with your family and that you’re feeling happy and loved!

  12. denise says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen! I really enjoy reading about the adventures of you and Tabs. You are so funny and down to earth I’m grateful that I found your blog! Thank you for your wonderful beauty blog that I look forward to reading everyday!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Denise,

      I’m so happy you stopped by today! It makes me so happy to get comments like this one. Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and that you’re feeling great. πŸ™‚

  13. Sunny says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Karen! I hope you’re ready to have a great time with your family and Tabs! Love this pic of you πŸ™‚
    Sunny recently posted … For Sleek Mane that Smells Delicious, Try Kerastase Elixir Ultime & Kerastase Elixir Ultime with Imperial Tea!

  14. S says:

    Thank YOU!

    Have a great Thanksgiving, Karen! Give Tabs some extra gravy πŸ˜‰
    S recently posted … Topbox November 2012 Review, Photos

  15. Janay says:

    Thank you Karen, for being YOU. Happy Thanksgiving

  16. Brooke says:

    Karen – I don’t comment a lot, but just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog. Thank you for the wonderful work you do in addition to your love and enthusiasm for all things beauty and makeup! I always look forward to reading your blogs daily and also keeping up on the life of Tabs πŸ™‚ Keep up the great work, you rock! From one cat lady to another, I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


  17. Bristol says:

    Your Welcome!!! And I would like to thank you for helping fuel my Chanel obsession.

  18. I’ve not had the best day but reading this post was surely the best part of my day. You bring joy and inspiration to many, I hope you know that Karen. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … Maybelline Colorama Nail Paint ~ Vinho Reserva

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ankita,

      I’m sorry to hear that your day was kind of rough…keep your chin up. It’ll get better tomorrow. Take care of yourself, and happy Thanksgiving!

  19. Colleen says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Love your blog and I especially love Tabs. Have a blessed, peaceful,lovely day.

  20. gio says:

    Thank YOU for this blog Karen! Your posts always manage to put a smile on my face. Happy Thanksgiving!
    gio recently posted … QOTW: What Makeup Advice Would You Give To Your Younger Self?

  21. Angel says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen (and tabs and El Hub!). Such a kind, sweet post. Today I’m grateful for family, friends, kindness, my crazy pugs and Trader Joe’s Hazelnut cookies (seriously, have you tried them? Addictive and delicious!). Here’s to too much stuffing, Lions football and couch naps.

  22. Iris says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, your husband, and Tabs. This was a beautiful post. Thank you to you for all your generosity and kindness, and for sharing your life with us through posts. I’ve learned so much from your reviews and tutorials. Cheers!

  23. MJ says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen! Thank you so much for such a wonderful blog and sharing yourself with us through your pictures, stories, and of course your reviews. You’re a delight to read and ever since I’ve found your blog, it’s been a fun trip so far!

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! πŸ˜€

  24. Joanna says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family especially Tabby! Thank you for all your hard work in keeping us updated with beauty. You are the best xoxo

  25. Abhipsa says:

    Happy Thanks giving to you and yours, Karen. Thank you for providing such an indepth yet sunny and light hearted look at make up every day.

  26. Christina says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Karen! Thank you for having such a wonderful blog to look forward to day after day. It always perks me up πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having some delicious noms and making great memories!

  27. Icequeen81 says:

    you welcome , Happy thanks giving too, love this picture of you with Tabs is so warm

  28. Alexandra says:

    I hope you are having a good day and tabs is getting lots of noms.
    I love his expression on the picture up above.

  29. Paris B says:

    Thank you too Karen for blogging. I have been a bit busy to stop by but your blog is always on my daily reads list πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving.
    Paris B recently posted … Not quite New : REN Skincare is back and they brought us new stuff!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Paris,

      So glad to hear from you! It’s been great getting to know you. Thank you for all of your nice comments and for being so sweet. I hope you had a lovely day! πŸ™‚

  30. Katherine G says:

    I am thankful for you and this blog. On days I’m not feeling so hot, like today (had to work, and wasn’t feeling good the whole day), your blog really brightens my day. It motivates me to not only try new things with makeup but new things in life (btw, loved the kayaking in the East Coast comment – I will totally show you all the good places to go!). I hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you have a great weekend!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katherine,

      LOL, you know I put that kayaking comment in because of you, right? You’re totally my East Coast kayak insider hook up! πŸ˜€

      Even though you had to work today and weren’t feeling so great, I still hope you snuck in a little time for yourself and to smile.

      Happy, happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

  31. Heidi says:

    Awww…. Happy T’day, Karen and Tabs! So thankful to have this blog, especially this year when I needed a daily distraction and to lift my spirits!

  32. Crystal says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and the fam! I thank you for always putting a smile on my face! You have a way of making me feel like I’m coming to visit one of my favorite places each day where my best girlfriend is right there with a smile to tell me the latest!

  33. musical says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, El Hub and Tabster! <3

    Lots of love and a big *Thank you*. xoxo

  34. Anna says:

    Thank you for all the love and hard work you out into this blog. I enjoy it every day. You are such a beautiful person inside and out! Thank you for living life authentically and glamorously!

  35. Savannah says:

    Nope! The thanks should be all for you! Thanks for creating such a wonderful blog! Such wonderful reads, gorgeous pictures and you are seriously hilarious! You’ve got an amazing personality! & even though I’m not really a cat person, I love all your tabs material. Simply awesome πŸ™‚ love yah girl!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Savannah,

      Want to know something funny? I really wasn’t a cat person, either, until I met Tabs. πŸ™‚ He’s the most dog-like cat I know! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy the long weekend.

  36. essie says:

    You’re such a sweetheart, Karen. Happy thanksgiving to you, El Hubs and Tabs. πŸ™‚

  37. Adeline says:

    Hi Karen, Happy Thanksgiving! I have been following for about 2 years now. I love your very informative blogs and witty comments! Your blog has expanded my knowledge of the makeup world! And I’m thankful for that (though my wallet disagrees). And did I mentioned that Tabs is simply adorable?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Adeline,

      I’m so glad to hear that you’ve been enjoying your adventure into the wonderful world of makeup. πŸ™‚ Hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving…oh, and Tabs sends extra purrs your way!

  38. Susan says:

    Thank you, Karen for doing such an awesome blog and sharing your stories and beauty finds with us! I love reading about Tabs also and seeing his pics. He is truly a fab plus sized kitty supermodel!

  39. Aww, what a sweet and thoughtful post! You genuinely seem like the sweetest person on the internet and I’m so glad to read your blog every day! Thankful for you, too!
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  40. Linda says:

    Thank you Karen- I feel like you are my make up BFF and I love your style of writing. Happy Thanksgiving to you, El Hubs and Tabs.

  41. Chelsea says:

    Thank you for providing such fun entries on fashion, beauty, Trader Joe’s, hot guys, and most importantly, Tabs! I love chatting with you on the blog. Happy belated Thanksgiving! I’m spending Black Friday in my PJs with the furbabies.

  42. BB says:

    Thank you for reminding us that makeup is about having fun! I always look forward to reading your blog!

  43. April says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Karen! I am thankful for you and your wonderful blog!

  44. Anne says:

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for such great blog!! It’s been my daily ritual before bedtime. Although I don’t comment much but I stop by daily!!

  45. I’m so happy fr your success, Karen!! πŸ™‚

  46. Vanessa says:

    Sorry I’m late to the party! I’m thankful for all of you too! This is my favorite blog, Karen.

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