November 27, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things - stocking stuffers

There are so many little things in life that I love, but especially more so when they come in smaller packages like stocking stuffers.  After all, if you are like me and end up playing Santa for the family, you always have to be in the know for stocking stuffer ideas.  Here are just a few of my favorite stocking stuffers for the ladies.

heart printed bowl / honey sugar lip / infinity scarf / chevron journals / polka dot socks / sequin clutch

I'm linking up with Cheers Y'all and Down with the Dearmore's to participate in their favorite things series.

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November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving tables of years past

I feel like this week seems to unofficially start the craziness of the holiday season.  I went to the grocery store this morning thinking I would be somewhat ahead of the curve by doing our Thanksgiving shopping a few days early on a weekday.  The place was packed, busy and the lines were long. However, at least I pretty much have all the shopping done.  

Now, I just need to concentrate on the actual Thanksgiving table.  In past years we have always entertained a few family members but this year it will be just be us and the kids.  So, I am not sure how much effort I will put into dressing (ha - no pun intended) up the table, but I thought it would be fun to look back at some of my favorite Thanksgiving tables from years past.

Gold and silver table with West Elm placemats.  See the full post here.

Green and Ivory table.  I am not sure why I never posted this on the blog. 

Turquoise and rust table. Full post here.

So does everyone have their Thanksgiving tables ready or are you going to wing it this year like I am?

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November 23, 2013

Quote - stay classy

I always admire those ladies who have so much to be thankful for, yet do not brag about their successes either in their career, in monetary matters or in their personal life.  I am not saying you should not be proud about your accomplishments in life because you should definitely be thankful for that. 

I guess what I am trying to say is that a classy woman to me is one whom carries herself gracefully and whose true beauty comes from inside. It is a woman that when speaking chooses to speak words that are full of kindness and warmth, rather than all about herself.  That is a classy woman.

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November 22, 2013

Five on Friday

I think my Five on Friday this week might be more like five ideas that would be great for Christmas.  There are so many goodies out there right now!

ONE - It is going to be consistently in the 40's next week so this little number would not only be warm but stylish as well.  It is from the Limited and I like that it does not look like your typical fur vest.

TWO - These West Elm bags would make a perfect weekend getaway bag or thoughtful gift.  I think my favorite is the gold lined bottom ones but either monogrammed or not they are a great stylish way to carry around your stuff.

THREE - It has been quite a while since I have been a teen but these throws from Pottery Barn Teen would be a great addition in any room.

FOUR - This pug mug gets me every time.  We call this his Elvis look since he snarls up one side of his mouth.  He does not mean too but pugs have underbites so sometimes he just can not help it.  

FIVE - Lastly, my best friend is getting married in a few weeks and I am getting really excited about celebrating the big day with her.  Plus, did I mention that is a destination wedding in Florida?  I am so looking forward to the warmer weather and gathering with my friends to celebrate a wonderful time.

I'm linking up to these ladies!

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November 19, 2013

OOTD - lips like sugar

So the song with the lyrics 'Lips like sugar, sugar kisses....' was going through my head when I was thinking about the title of this post.  Although instead of sugar kisses it would be more like sequin kisses.  I wasn't sure if the sweatshirt was too trendy but I really like it and it is super comfy.  So a trendy mom I am!  I added the pink tank for layering and warmth and I can not say enough good things about the Target long and lean tanks.  They are my favorite and I use them all the time for layering, length and during the summer. 

Outfit details - lips sweater - Forever 21 / jeggings - American Eagle / tank - Target / boots (similar) - Target

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November 15, 2013

Five on Friday - sequin skirt, Scandal, striped tote,

I love Fridays!  As a child I love them and as an adult I love them even more.  It is such a nice break from the craziness of the week and a chance to have good, quality family time.

ONE - I am loving these Container store striped bins.  I use them in my son's room to coral all his superheros.  Not only does it contain and keep the superheros out of sight, but it also looks stylish at the same time.

TWO -  I am already starting to think about the holidays and this sequin skirt would be perfect for special, fun events.

THREE - I mentioned that I have been thinking of adding some accessories to our Elf on the Shelf.  Since our Elf on the Shelf is a boy, I think this football jersey will be perfect when our Elf makes its appearance on Sundays.

FOUR - Do any of you watch Scandal on ABC?  I have been hooked since the first season and if you have not seen it I really, really suggest you see it.  It is so incredibly addictive and Kerry Washington is one of the main stars. I can not wait until Thursday night!

FIVE - I saw one of the sweetest things this week.  My son's preschool is attached to a church and as we were waiting to go in, the cutest couple passed us by holding hands.  They were older but so incredibly adorable and the lady was beaming like a high school girl.  It was such a sweet and special moment to see true love that lasts.  I had to snap a picture and capture it.

I am linking up to these fab ladies.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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November 14, 2013

Our fall mantel

It literally seems like just yesterday that I put together the decorations for a Halloween mantel and here we are already two weeks into November.  In order to transition the mantel into fall and Thanksgiving, it was time to change and update it.

I did not do much and just added a few free printables (set one and set two) that I found via Nest of Posies.  The pumpkins sitting on the floor are leftovers (the ones did not go under the knife for Halloween anyhow!) from our several pumpkin patch visits in October. 

I truly indeed feel like we have so much to be thankful for and I hope that when my kids pass this daily they will realize just how lucky they are.

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