Happy Thanksgiving and Happy December first, guyssss!!!! Yes, I know Thanksgiving was a few days ago, but I used the weekend to go through all my pictures and then I needed time to write this post. It’s a good thing because I have so much to tell you!
We are so ridiculous. Up until Thanksgiving morning, we didn’t know where we wanted to spend Thanksgiving Day. My family in NY wanted us to be there, but we juuuust got back, my hubby is going back for a quick trip, and we are most likely spending several weeks there during the Christmas break. Anyway, we knew that we wanted to be with family, but we also felt as though we needed some time alone before we did that.
We started out the day at home with our own dinner. My hubby and I co-cooked (is that a word?). We made several small, main dishes and sides. We had a salad, and for dessert, we planned on having the red velvet ice cream cake we had purchased a few days ago. You can read about that HERE.
Now, you have to understand, I love to decorate my home. I mean, I LOVE to decorate my home! I spend a lot of time coming up with unique designs and decorations that we can use to beautify our space. I happen to purchase a lot of items from Pier 1 Imports, Home Goods, Ross, and Marshalls. At Pier 1, I use coupons, rewards, and try to take advantage of any sale they’re having. My dishes are Chantilly Lace from Bloomingdales’ and a lot of my other pieces are from Princess House, Pier 1, and Macy’s.
We went all out on the decorations even though it was just the three of us. My son kept wondering why all the fancy items were being used. He wanted to eat at the breakfast bar lol. I was adamant to sit at our newly-built table with all the best dishes and decorations that we had. I don’t like to not use what we have. Whatever we have in our house is to be enjoyed. There are no areas or things in my home that cannot be enjoyed…except my fancy pillows…lol. Those can be leaned on, but I don’t care for them to be squeezed and pressed haha.
After we had dinner, we high-tailed it over to my aunt’s house. She lives close by, and we were able to see another aunt and many cousins. We had such a wonderful time with them, and when we were finished, we came back home, had dessert, and watched a movie. It was probably one of the best Thanksgivings we’ve had in a while. Before bed I started to change some of the decorations into Christmas decorations. I’ll write more about that in an upcoming post.
So, if you’ve visited my Instagram feed lately, you’ll notice I’ve been hosting different giveaways. I chose to do so because I have had the amazing opportunity to meet some wonderful bloggers and shop owners. Together, we wanted to provide the opportunity to ‘give back’ to anyone that frequented our pages. Tonight, I will be starting another giveaway. This will be a big one, and it will be the start to other awesome contests. After reading an email from a recent winner about how timely the $900 PayPal gift card was, I realized that the Lord can use me, even on Instagram, to bless other people.
For my outfit, I wore a dress that I picked up at Goodwill about a year ago. I don’t normally shop there, but I was with a friend, and when I saw this dress, I just couldn’t walk away from it. It’s off-white, pleated, has belt loops, and is so feminine-looking. During dinner, I wore it without a belt (which I don’t normally do). On the way to my aunt’s house, I threw a wrap over my shoulder and belted it. It literally transformed the dress into a whole new outfit. I also wore my sparkly heels. Love them!
As as far as Black Friday shopping is concerned? I’ve never been. Once when I was a teenager, my sister asked if I wanted to go, but I couldn’t wake up in time and she went without me. One year we went to Walmart after Thanksgiving dinner to see what it was like. Last year, we went to Target late at night, again, just to see what people do. This year, the closest I got to Black Friday shopping was sitting on my sofa with my laptop and ordering two ***needed items from Walmart.com. There it is, folks. That’s how I Black Friday shop lol. I’m not a very impulsive shopper. If I happen to see something in a store that I think is a good deal, I might rationalize myself into buying it because I don’t want to miss out on a good deal, but most purchases that we make as a family are thought out and we compare prices before we buy a lot of things.
So, how was your Thanksgiving? How was your holiday weekend? Where did you go? What did you eat? Did you go Black Friday shopping? Please email me or leave a comment below and tell me all about it. If there’s anything you see and you want information on it, please email me or leave a comment below.
Thanks for reading!