Thanksgiving is probably one of my favorite holidays. I mean, it's clear I love to eat, so a holiday rooted in eating is obviously a good fit. I am beyond blessed to have married into a family that celebrates Thanksgiving with tons of food and fellowship. I don't have to cook or clean up (well, maybe I am supposed to clean up... but I'm still sitting at the "kids' table", so I think I'm exempt); it doesn't get any better than that, friends.
So many blogs have focused on being grateful and thankful this week, and I have enjoyed every single one. It's a great reminder of how blessed we are. Sometimes I get so bogged down in the annoyances of day-to-day life that I forget just how many wonderful blessings I have in my life.
I tweeted yesterday that you know you write a fashion blog when you are more worried about what you are going to WEAR than what you are going to EAT. I decided to try this chiffon bird print dress again. I wore it a couple of weeks ago (here's the link) and I wasn't very thrilled with the results, so I decided to give it another chance today. I liked the final result much better this time around.
The other thing that I love about Thanksgiving is that it truly is the gateway to Christmas. Once Thanksgiving hits you don't have to feel guilty about Christmas decorations or Christmas music or seasonal drinks from Starbucks. So the tree is up, the peppermint mocha is being sipped (figuratively) and the shopping begins. I will avoid Black Friday shopping because the riotous crowds terrify me, but Cyber Monday is right up my alley.
|My photographer and fabulously fashionable sister-in-law Stephanie|
In celebration of all things Christmas and gift-giving, I will be starting a MASSIVE giveaway tomorrow on Hems for Her. I have been working on this multi-day, multi-prize giveaway for weeks now and I am SO SO SO SO excited to share some of my favorite gifts with you (I feel kinda like Oprah on her "Favorite Things" episode!) So check back tomorrow and all next week to get in on all the awesome giveaways, and be sure to share with all your friends (who knows if they win they may be so grateful to you that they give the gift to YOU!).
|Daydreaming about my amazing giveaway!|