Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How To: DIY Christmas Wreath

Hi friends! Long time, no see! I took a little blog hiatus to truly enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with my family. I did a guest post on Grace, Love Life last week, though, if you'd like to check it out! I got off work early Wednesday and Christian and I were able to go out for dinner and spend some time together. We spend Thursday with his family and even started off the Christmas season by watching Christmas Vacation!

Friday, all I did was watch Gilmore Girls. I have zero shame in that and I'm ready to watch it again. Saturday we got our Christmas tree from a great nursery here in Charlotte and they have AMAZING trees and prices. Our tree was chopped down Friday night and we picked it up Saturday morning - and it is HUGE. That night, we went to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden with our friends and spent all day Sunday decorating. It was an amazing long weekend.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Gift Guide: Your Black Friday Shopping List

Y'all. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I am pumped. Lemme just beat a dead horse here and remind you why: Gilmore Girls. Okay, okay, I won't talk about it today but feel free to check out how I'll be celebrating

Today I want to talk about the other activity I'll be doing (besides eating) while binging: shopping. I mentioned earlier this Fall that I had bought a couple of gifts and had a list started. Well, my list is almost complete and I'm ready to tackle the sales this weekend! 

In order to prepare, I've started scouring the websites and keeping track of all my emails so I know where I want to "go" first. Because I'm not actually leaving my couch until Saturday ;) Not all of these are purchases I'm actually making, but I wanted to share some good finds with you guys! 

Monday, November 21, 2016

How To Enjoy the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! I've already celebrated twice (once at work and once with my side of the family) but I'm ready for the official day. The main reason? Because Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life comes out Friday. I've only mentioned this a few times now...

I've been a fan for so long and I never liked the last season and hated how Rory's story ended. I like that she got a job she was excited for but I didn't feel like she had to lose Logan to get it. She's a modern woman and can have it all! I also hated how Lane's story ended - twins after her first time?! No way. So, needless to say, I'm ready to see how things really  ended up.

Friday, November 18, 2016

5 on Friday: Thanksgiving Edition

This time next week, I’ll be deeply engrossed in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life with coffee, pop tarts and any other junk food I can find. I’ll also be knocking out our Christmas list via online Black Friday sales (WHY are people still shopping in stores?? Online deals are better and there’s no shipping. More details next week ;) ). I. Cannot. WAIT.

Let’s jump right into today’s 5 on Friday why don’t we?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Gift Guide: For the Barre Lover

I will be doing a couple of gift guides over the next few weeks focused on some specific topics or people in your life. You're not going to see the basic "gifts for your bestie" or "gifts for the hostess". Don't get me wrong, those have given me some great ideas, but I'd like to be a little more specialized over here! 

Today's topic: Barre Lovers.

I'm obsessed with Pure Barre. I think I've made that very clear over the last year and a half. I can also bet you probably know at least one person in your circle that loves it, too. Or maybe that's you and you want to add these to your own wish list ;)

Monday, November 14, 2016

A Much Needed Weekend

Do you ever have one of those weekends where you didn’t do anything extraordinary, but it was still a good weekend? That was this weekend for us.

We sometimes dog sit through Rover and we had one of our favorite little guests this weekend: Riley. He’s a collie/golden retriever and oh so sweet. He loves to cuddle and he and Ellie play just enough to get tired but not enough to be annoying about it.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thoughts for Thursday: Thankfulness.

It feels weird just getting back to normal life after such a crazy Tuesday/Wednesday. I had some fun posts for this week but I think I'm going to wait. But, I also don't want to write about the election because it's heavy and enough people have written some great posts: Helene , Amanda, Maggie and Derek and Alyssa.

So today, I'm going to talk about what I'm thankful for.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Travel Tuesday: Boone, NC

GUYS. It's Election Day. No, this isn't a big long rant about one of the candidates or how you need to vote (because we all know that, right?). It's a celebration about how the political ads about to end to make way for more wonderful holiday commercials and the social media rants will end (sorry, I've been a little guilty on Twitter of this but I've tried to keep it in check!). All in all, election years are the worst and I'm so glad it's over.

Onward to a much more pleasant topic: Boone, NC. Home of the Appalachian State Mountaineers. 
And where I met my favorite guy in the world. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

5 on Friday

Oh looky there, we have all almost survived the week and we are at Friday once again. Woot! I've sadly got a busy Friday at work but then I'm headed to Boone with these ladies and our guys!
Let's jump right in:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

DIY Gift Basket for a New Mama To Be

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine shared the very exciting news that she and her husband were expecting! I was one of the few who knew they were trying and so she told me as soon as they found out. She is one of my first friends to have a baby, and I'm crazy excited for her!

Since I was one of the very few who knew, I wanted to do a little something for her to celebrate. But, seeing as I've not had a baby, I had no idea what a newly pregnant mama might need. So where did I go? Pinterest! Duh! 

There were so many lists out there - so this is what I picked out. Sadly, I wasn't blogging much then so I don't have as many pictures as I would like, but I'll make sure to include links to the products mentioned and there's a quick tutorial as well :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

How to Prepare for a Successful Holiday Season

Happy November 1st, friends!!

You can shout "too soon" at me all you want for writing a Christmas post on the first day of November, but it is OFFICIALLY the Holiday season in my opinion. I love this time of year. From October 1 through about February, I am SO happy. Some people get the winter blues - I am not some people. My love of these seasons means that I want to actually enjoy them!

We have SO much planned over the next couple of months but I'm already worried that we'll be so busy that I can't actually enjoy the season. As a result, I've already started getting things together so I can really live in the moment.