Can you believe Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK?? I just don’t know where the time has gone, but I am so excited about the kids coming home and our family being in one place to catch up. No work, just play.
My parents are coming, too, for the first time in years.
Games, food and fun! That’s it. Nothing else. For days.
And I. Can’t. Wait!!
Are you a Christmas tree before Thanksgiving or after?
My whole adult life I have been an “after” girl. I did get gifted a tree from King of Christmas this year, so I needed to get the tree up for some photos and I have to say that I love it!
I love the sparkle of Christmas and all of the memories it invokes.
When my youngest was 1 1/2 years old, I put her down for a nap and set up my 12′ tree adding all of my ornaments/decorations. It was beautiful. When she woke up, and I brought her out to the living room, she gasped with awe as her eyes slowly followed the tree all the way up, taking every inch of that tree in when she saw it. She was so captivated and my heart ached with overflowing joy at her reaction.
That is the kind of memory the sparkle of Christmas invokes in me.
Gosh I miss my kids being little.
I do feel like Fall has been forgotten, though. And we have a mix of both in our home right now.
And it’s kind of weird.
We just finished the season finale of season 2 of The Morning Show…..SO GOOD! If you don’t have Apple+ I highly recommend you get it. There are SO many good shows on there. If you already have it, what are some of your faves?
And in case you missed it in my last weekender, you have to get my absolute favorite faux leather, machine washable pants from The LOFT! I promise you will love them and they still have some left. I almost have every color but they are going fast and 40% OFF + EXTRA 20% OFF $100+! CODE: PARTY. (I wear a regular Small and they are so comfy.)
Are you ready for Black Friday? The sale has already started and is going strong at Balance Athletica!! If you aren’t familiar, it is an athleisure company that is taking off! Yes, my daughters and son-in-law started it so I have a special love for the company. The sale is 30-70% off the entire site!
My favorite legging is The Storm Pant. They make your booty look amazing! They have men’s stuff, too! Some of my hubby’s favorites are the Men’s Cargo Jogger and the long sleeve Tees. Great prices and great gifts!!
My code for Poster Store ends tomorrow. See this post to check out all of my holiday faves!
Ever think of adding ribbon to your ornaments? It really adds some elegance and beauty to your tree. I chose sheer, but satin would be beautiful as well!
I am working on making a Gingerbread house from scratch to share with you all soon! You can follow along all the holiday prep @aprilcolleen. Have you ever made one? The last time I tried one was about 20 years ago and a miserable fail. I have done the simple kits from the store so this will be fun! I am older and wiser now so stay tuned to see if it is a success.
I hope you have the most beautiful Thanksgiving holiday this week and that you get to connect with loved ones. Whether it be a friends-giving, a sibs-giving (that is a new one to me with siblings) or with your family large and small, I hope it is a special time for you. I know it will be for me.
Happy Thanksgiving, amazing friends.