Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Hour Time

Welcome, Welcome {Black} Friday! It’s so nice of you to show up; even on a long weekend you are still a favorite day of the week! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed spending time with friends and family, making memories and recalling all the things in your life to be thankful for. Here’s to a great weekend full of holiday activities, Christmas movies, football, having fun with friends and family, and of course Black Friday shopping. Cheers!

“For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything thy goodness sends.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Drink Special!
2 ½ ounces gin
½ ounce maraschino liqueur
½ ounce lemon juice
Ice cubes
Maraschino cherry for garnish
Shake liquid ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with maraschino cherry

Around Town!
Nashville, TN: Holiday Weekends at Cheekwood at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Saturday, November 29 – Sunday, November 20
Tuscaloosa, AL: The Iron Bowl Auburn vs. Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium, Saturday, November 29, 6:45pm
Seaside, Fl: Holiday Move Night at The Amphitheater, Friday, November 28, 7:00pm
Ashville, NC: Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, Friday, November 28 – Saturday, November 29
New Orleans, LA: German Coast Farmers Market at Ormond Plantation, Saturday, November 29, 8:00am

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday Shopping Guide

The day after Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season, it is 100% acceptable to start playing Christmas music {I started listening to Christmas song at the start of November}, it’s time to trim the tree, and of course by Christmas presents for those important to us. Black Friday starts in just a few hours and is the opportune time to get that Christmas shopping out of the way, and maybe even treat yourself to a few things.

Personally I avoid the craziness of Black Friday till later in the day when the crowds have dies down; I honestly prefer cyber Black Friday where I can shop from the comfort of my own bed! I have to say though I do have a certain admiration for those who are brave enough to venture into the stores early on Black Friday. To help out with the Black Friday shopping that is just a few hours away here are a few fabulous Black Friday deals!

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone is have a wonderful Thanksgiving so far with friends and family! I can hardly believe how fast this year has gone by, it honestly seems like yesterday that it was Christmas. As the years pass by what I am thankful for slowly changes, but I guess with age you realized what the truly important things are in life.

I am so thankful for the opportunities that have come my way over the years, both the good and bad experience I have encountered through the course of my life so far {without them I wouldn’t be the person I am today}, my friends, family, and of course my wonderful blog readers who take time out of their day to read my posts.

“There is always, always, always, something to be thankful for” so today be thankful for what has come your way and the many possibilities the future holds.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kate Spade Holiday Surprise Sale

Long week + Thanksgiving + Christmas Tree Shopping + Kate Spade Surprise Sale – could this long weekend get any better? Anything else is just icing on the cake! I have to admit I love how frequent these Kate Spade surprise sales have become, plus this time of year it is a great opportunity to mark some things off of your Christmas gift shopping list. Here are some of my favorite things included in the sale.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Ok…ok so I promised a couple weeks ago when I started to post a few Christmas {the most wonderful time of the year posts that I had a few Thanksgiving planned and what better one to start with than Thanksgiving tablescape inspirations. Growing up my great-grandmother {the best cook that ever existed}, my grandmother, and my mother would alternate cooking thanksgiving dinner and hosting each year. The table settings were always so beautiful and the Turkey looked like something from a Norman Rockwell painting.

Since everyone in my family is older now our new tradition is to eat out at a nice restaurant on Thanksgiving so everyone can enjoy each other’s company and have a true day off – I have to say Thanksgiving preparation is lot of work and can be a bit stressful. Even though my family doesn’t do Thanksgiving at home any more {we do go all out for Christmas though} I still love to look at the different Thanksgiving Tablescapes on Pinterest! Here are a few beautiful Thanksgiving tablescapes I have come across.