November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Joy & And a Few of my Favorite Things

Morning, ladies. How are you doing today? It's been quite blustery and rainy in my neck of the woods, so you  might find me hibernating at my desk the next few weeks. While I might hate the cold, the changing of the season does remind me of all the wonderful things to come with the approaching holidays.

I'm linking up with some lovely ladies, for their Thanksgiving linkup.
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I know most people want to rush through Thanksgiving, to get to Christmas, but I've always enjoyed my late November holiday. The family, the food and the fun just makes me smile and all giddy inside. We all KNOW we should be thankful every day of the year, but November brings out the thankfulness in everyone and I love watching that joy and happiness. Okay, enough sappiness, on to the good stuff ;)! Here are some of my favorite things about Thanksgiving.

1] The beautiful tablescapes that everyone posts online. I can't wait to have my own home and to be able to host my first Thanksgiving. I already have an idea on what I want to do, but we have at least a year before it sees the light of day.
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2] The cute and fun decor. I'm not a huge fan of Halloween decor, but I love the coziness the fall colors and props bring to a home in November. Pumpkins and pinecones, with hints of rustic tones are easy ways to dress up a home for Thanksgiving.
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3] The food. LE DUH! I love me some Thanksgiving grub feasting. The turkey, the dressing, the green bean casserole, the cranberry sauce, the mashed potatoes, the yams, and of course, the ROLLS! It's always so hard not to snack the morning of Thanksgiving, but I usually am able to be almost starving by dinner time. After dinner it's time to watch the Cowboys game, nap and indulge in the piece de resistance, the chocolate mousse pie. Yum, yum, yum, is it dinner time yet?
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What are your favorite things about Thanksgiving?


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Today, I'm also linking up with some other amazing ladies for a fun Christmas linkup. We're supposed to share our 2014 Wish List and I have to admit it took me awhile to think of some things I want/need. I'm not trying to sound pious, I just don't really have any THINGS that I really want, that aren't ridiculously out there price wise. But, I put on my thinking cap and below is my Wish List for this Christmas season.
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1] Y'all already saw I received the Naked 3, but I still wanted to put it on my list.

2] After seeing some amazing outfits with a brown faux fur vest, I decided it's the next statement piece I want for my closet. Any recommendations? Cheap or expensive?

3] I've wanted an initials necklace with my new initials for a year, but haven't bought one yet. Maybe Santa will bring it to me?! Or Le Husband?

4] A white hat is a must in the winter. Too bad I just decided that now.

5] I want to update my perfume collection and I've heard great things about Mademoiselle.

6] Sigh, Le Never Full, sigh. I want, I want, I need, I need.

What are the must haves on your wish list this year?

56 comments:

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

I'm usually one of those people who rushes through Thanksgiving to get to Christmas, but for some reason I've really been in the Thanksgiving spirit this year - maybe because of all the wonderful inspiration I've been finding in blogland!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Love that fur vest! It's so cute! And I've been wanting that monogrammed necklace for awhile! All of your Thanksgiving inspiration is perfect!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

what a cute hat!! i'm in the process of learning how to crochet a hat but that big fluffy pompom really turns it up!

Mree said...

I so want that Louis Bag! It's been on my list for awhile. I have it in monogram and so want that one too!! I could never cook Thanksgiving dinner, I'm so not a good cook. lol. Good thing, my twin sister is tho!

BLovedBoston said...

I love the thanksgiving table inspiration - that is just perfect!!! Oh your wishlist - it's perfect!!! Seriously - love everything on it!!

Rebecca Jo said...

I always wish my Thanksgiving looked like the Pinterest ones. Mine is usually on paper plates on tv trays - haha!

Courtney B said...

I definitely need to get more Thanksgiving decor! I only have a couple things which is a shame, because I love Fall/Thanksgiving decor as well!!
That bag... *sigh* It's perfection!

Julia said...

I love Thanksgiving so much! Of course I love Christmas, but it's important to me to really enjoy Thanksgiving and give it importance and meaning as well! And yes, THE FOOD! I'm already looking forward to it! :)

Meghan @ Southern Belle Secrets said...

I'm absolutely crazy about Madamoiselle! I think it's fall/winter enough for day time wear, but also sexy enough for an extra dash for date night. I totally feel you on the Louis bag. The store in my mall is expanding and I just stare longingly through the windows.

xoxo,
Meghan
Southern Belle Secrets

Ally Harding said...

The LV Neverfull will always be #1 on my wishlist! As much as I can't wait for Christmas, I just love this whole time of year. The weather, yummy food, spending time with family, wine, I love it all!

Katie Elizabeth said...

All of your Thanksgiving decor inspiration pictures are making me so sad I didn't get my act together and decorate this year!! Looove that table! And the LV Neverfull - dream bag. Please Santa?!?

Cari said...

That purse!!!!!!!!!!! love

Illegally Blonde said...

Le neverfull is to die for.... Now i want the darker one too, lol. The hate is too cute. I have fallen off the perfume wagon since I gym in the am and forget to take it for fear of it busting in my gym bag. The vest is so you.

Jenn said...

I usually try to savor every last minute of fall and the Thanksgiving spirit, but this year Christmas seems to be everywhere early. And early snowfall doesn't help keep fall around. I love the vest! The sweater lining on the one you shared looks so cozy.

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Ok I love your thanksgiving decor but your wishlist is so me its not even funny! Love it all girl! xoxo

~Dawn~ said...

I'm struggling this year with the early snow and cold...I'm normally a wait until after Thanksgiving type of person to bring out the Christmas stuff, but I'm kinda trying to convince my husband to bring out the red and green totes this weekend. But, even if our Christmas tree is up..we will still be enjoying Thanksgiving in it's entirety!!

awhite said...

I looooove Thanksgiving- the food is so yummy! :)

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

Katelynn Sue said...

Oh my word --- those food pictures are making my mouth water!! Looks de-licious!!! Thanksgiving is the best :)
Happy Tuesday!!

Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey said...

Ah that fur vest!! I got one last year & love it!! & that purse... On my "keep dreaming" list or "buy for myself one day" list - husband would never buy it for me! Haha!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

I definitely would not turn down a Neverfull ... love it :)

MakeMeUpMia said...

Oh how I would love an LV bag too, I feel like it'll probably never happen haha.

brooke lyn said...

i wish decorating tables for each season wasn't so expensive!!! i want all the cute things!

The Siberian American said...

I love all those Thanksgiving decorations you posted! Have you been loving the Naked 3 palette so far? I love your entire wish list! I want it all! Haha. :)

Brittany said...

...and now I'm starving. Seriously, why won't my metabolism let me eat like Thanksgiving every other day? I absolutely love those white pumpkins that spell Thanks. So cute and perfect for the month.

Alisha said...

I totally agree, I love me some Thanksgiving! Umm... also, that hat and vest? I die...

Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby} said...

I'm totally with you on Thanksgiving, I love it! I love all of the colors and decor too. I've also been wanting an eye shadow palette like that, so many pretty colors!

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

The food is definitely my favorite part of Turkey Day. Well, that and everyone saying what they are thankful for :) Great wish list! Fingers crossed for that LV, lady!

Meg Doherty said...

I LOVE that lantern filled with gourds and pumpkins!! I am right there with you not wanting to rush through Thanksgiving. I'm so excited for it this year!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I was drooling over some gorgeous table scapes yesterday at Pier 1... I wish it wasn't so flingin' flangin' expensive to decorate to the nines for each holiday!

Yay for Naked3.. hands down my fav palette from the line so far. Such beautiful colors that blend really well together :)

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

This is our first year as homeowners and while I have, or "had" ideas for decor I really only got to half of what I wanted. I blame time, lol. But I love your ideas!

Laurie Scardina said...

GAHH! for reals, I LOVE Thanksgiving, AND TABLESCAPES!!!

Amy said...

I love fall decor! As much as I love Christmas {& I've decorated already}, I still love Thanksgiving & everything in its entirety.

Love that vest on your Christmas wishlist!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

ROLLS! Amen =) And, I'll take that purse too!

Christy said...

Oh, I must have that vest!!!

Jess Scott said...

I want your entire list!!!! The vest, the BAG - THE BAG....I asked Chad for it. Someday!!! The white hat. The necklace...I love it all!! Maybe we should buy something for each other!! Haha :)

Life As You Live It said...

Monogram necklaces are so cute! I'm wicked close to pulling the trigger on one for myself!

Lisa Loves John said...

I'm with you on the tablescapes!! So amazing!! And girlllll.... The Never Full? I'm with you, Le Sigh! I need... I want... I need!

Erin LFF said...

I can't wait for the day where I have a huuuuge dining room table that a dozen people are gathered around and I can decorate and cook for everyone! For now though, I love going to my Grandma's and eating all the deliciousness year after year ;)

Nadine Lynn said...

Ohhhh such a pretty table!!! I really want to be better about decorating the whole house for every holiday and not just Christmas and a little Halloween. Maybe I can get it together some day?!

I want to update my perfume collection as well. I just ran out of my two favorites! Love that bag and the Naked palettes are awesome!

Sarah O said...

I agree, why doesn't everyone skip over Thanksgiving? I love it. That table set up is beautiful! My fingers are crossed for an initial necklace this year as well. ;)

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I love the food, football and time off that is for sure!

Whitney Smith said...

That vest! That monogram necklace! Hope Santa brings you all your goodies :)
Whitney

Abby Blanton said...

Mademoiselle is a great (and classic) choice! My sister wears it, and I love love love it. I also adore your Thanksgiving list - makes me excited for turkey day!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

The food. Give me ALL the food! I got back on the healthy eating wagon and I'm going to try making it until Thanksgiving Day and then I'm just gonna go balls to the wall, baby!

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

My favorites parts of Thanksgiving is the food and the quality time I get to spend with my family! I love your Christmas wishlist...I have the Naked 1 and use it all the time. Also, I got my fur vest from Express last season, and I think they usually do a fur vest every winter so check them out!

Marie Luciano said...

I love your list, that vest looks really cute!

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

That fur vest and that toboggan!!! LOVE!!!! xx

Brettni @ Bringing Up Brumfields said...

I need to add some fur to my list, too!

Rachel Emily said...

Those tables are beautiful! I think I will be adding that Burberry hat to my list now too!

Owen Ross Davis said...

LOVE that fur vest and definitely wanting to add a new perfume to my collection too!

Ericka said...

A fur vest was on my list too. I love that white hat-super cute for cold winters!

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

Stopping by from the linkup! I love both parts of your post! I'm a huge thanksgiving fan just because of the food and relaxing with family! Your Christmas wish list is great! The faux fur vest is definitely a must have!

Kelly V. said...

I can't wait for us to move into our home next year so we can host our family thanksgiving - it's been my dream since I was little. We go to my parent's country club lthe last few years, which is a different kind of fun :)

Carolyn said...

I feel like I'm one of those people that is so excited about Christmas, and it's all I talk about... but I still LOVE Thanksgiving! Even though it's a hard day for my family, it makes it even more important to take the day and spend it with the right people and be thankful.

Side note - I'm thankful for you my pretty pink sparkle crayon friend!!

Christina Andrews said...

your thanksgiving stuff you picked is really pretty and I really like the bag you have on your wish list

Jen said...

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and I think it's because it's all about food and family. There aren't any of the pressures of the perfect gift. Speaking of gifts though...ha! I totally want a fur vest as well, and have been searching all over for one that isn't crazy expensive.