Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope everyone out there is having a really nice Thanksgiving!!  I am so thankful to have my health, family, and friends. Although, I may not have all that I want right now, I definitely have all that I need. So no complaints for me! I am so thankful for my husband who makes the time for me, and for us , and  loves me unconditionally, in spite of my shortcomings.  I am truly Blessed to have a honor roll daughter who has a magnificent personality and on her way to greatness. Sidebar - I wish I was that driven at thirteen. Did I mention she wants to be a fashion designer and has sketched out her collection.  Her name is Ash and I am so grateful to have her. Thankful for my parents who is still giving me advice solicited and unsolicited, gotta love them!!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because its a time I get to spend time with my family, laughing, eating, playing games, and enjoying life.  My husband and I have been together for eleven years and married for five, we met in College.. I know it sounds so cliche, but we did, shout out to Rutgers!!  Over the course of our relationship we always split the holidays with his family and mine, which turns out to a really long day. So the day usually goes something like this;

  • Wake up around 10, dragging to get out of bed or the phone ringing.. Gotta love the family asking what time are you guys coming over.
  • Shower, watch a little TV, pack up whatever food that I prepared or still preparing..
  • Get to my mothers house around 1, after two phone calls we will normally will stay there for dinner ,which is usually early, and we eat around 3.   Anticipating what time my brothers will arrive. I have two brothers and no sisters, sorry no Kardashian bondage here.
  • After eating, talking, watching football, we head out to my husband's aunts house around 5.
  • After another round of phone calls asking us what time will we be arriving. We  drive about 20 minutes to the hubby's aunts house and hold your breathe, will eat again.. Sometimes I will just eat dessert, but who can resist the ham, turnip's, and other trimmings. Usually, we will end the night there playing games, laughing, eating, watching movies, or whatever else.
  • Finally, we decide to pack up and go home, which is usually round 11. 
  • Brace yourself because we do it all over again on Friday after shopping of course.
So this is how my thanksgiving will be this year with a slight change of my aunt having a pre-thanksgiving dinner at her house on Wednesday night.  I know it sounds like a lot, but it is well worth it!  Yet, I think next year Thanksgiving will be at my house ,if I can convince the hubby...

I will try to put up some pict of my festivities with my family...
So, how are you celebrating your Thanksgiving are you traveling or staying home?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Get Ready, Get Set, Go...

Black Friday

Here is the plan;
 Bandolino Shoes, Crittle Tall Wide Calf Bootsrival 2slice waffle makerNine West Shoes, Riddleme Pumps
  • Hit WALMART- I am looking to buy the waffle maker for 2.84.. If I can get this that would be a huge bargain, and of course get some of my holiday shopping done. I will be buying my electronic items from here.
  • Hit MACY'S- I am looking for a flat pair of black knee boots and leopard shoes. You know all month I have been obsessing over animal print. So I am on the prowl to find a pair of leopard boots for our holiday Christmas Party. An since I will already be in the mall I will check out the Gap, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and you get my point...
  • Hit TARGET- Normally I don't go to target on Black Friday, but that darn lady with the red outfit got me thinking, I might be missing something. Ah yeah we will be a going to Targey..
If you are looking for sales hit the websites before you go out.  Sometimes you can get the sale prices online earlier, if you don't want to go out and deal with the crowd. The only thing is that, you have to act fast when you place items in the cart because they sale out quickly.

So that is my black Friday plan, and because I am a fashionista...I will not be updating the blog on Friday, but I will be chiming in on Saturday to report back on all the mayhem and foolishness:)

Happy Shopping!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

All Earrings Are Not Created Equal....

I love to play around with earrings, but in the workplace that can be dangerous. The fliest earrings out now are the feather earrings. There are so many options out now, that a girl can even get custom earrings, for a reasonable price. Now that is something I may have to explore..I was never the girl to wear big, bold, ear rings, but recently I have been intrigued and might consider taking the plunge.  Although, I am cautious about drawing too much attention  to my ears. (I don't know why) I would say to stay bold on the weekend and casual during the work week.  So Let's take a look at what I am talking about.

Feathers for the Weekend.
 Pink Feather Earrings

work play
Sarah Cavender Metal Snake EarringsGivenchy 'Tournel' Enamel Hoop EarringsStephan & Co. Pavé Stud EarringsNordstrom Crystal Collection Bead Frontal Hoop EarringsMastoloni Cultured Pearl & Diamond Drop EarringsCarole Three Feather Chandelier EarringsGuinevere Large Crystal Drop EarringsAlexis Bittar Kite Link EarringsAnna Beck 'Fan' Fringe Statement EarringsCarole Jeweled Feather Shoulder Duster EarringsAlexis Bittar 'Alexandria' Slim Hoop Earrings (Nordstrom Exclusive)
What I like to call work & play earrings. Do you have any favorites, if so send me an email to share?

Monday, November 21, 2011