Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Is My Kiss Of Death



Thanksgiving is just a week away! The stores are more crowded than usual, Christmas decor is making its appearance, and I've gained five pounds just looking at the food pins on Pinterest.

I won't lie. I dislike this time of year. I associate it with a lot of loss, pain, and bad memories. For whatever reason, November plagues me like a super strain of syphilis in the porn industry. But I still have so much to be grateful for and I do my best to never lose sight of my blessings. (Neither should any of you!) 


It's all about perspective.



This gradient glitter mani is perfect for Thanksgiving and the fall in general. 


Pumpkin French Toast, be still my heart! If you guys don't follow Jaclyn (Cooking Classy) on Pinterest, you need to. My thighs feel thicker already and I'm not even mad about it.)




If you've read my blog even once, you'll know that I don't DIY very well. But I came across this cute Pottery Barn inspired fall decor project and I think I may actually be able to do this without catching anything on fire or cutting off any fingers.



Jennie from A Pocketful of Polkadots (I adore her) inspired me to do a little online retail therapy thanks to her styling of this cute striped asymmetrical sweater. It's on sale right now so that's a sign the universe wanted me to have it. Aren't her booties everything? Fall footwear for the win. Go visit her and she'll tell you how to get the look.






One thing I really adore about fall is flannel. Flannel shirts, flannel sheets, flannel scarves, flannel pajamas, you get the idea. This 30-second video tells you how to painlessly make your own flannel coasters. Quick, cute, and semi-effortless. I'm about that life. 



I'll leave you with this and wish everyone a delicious, fun, & safe Thanksgiving. 





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24 comments:

  1. We will always be blessed with food. & flannels.

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  2. As a Brit, I find Thanksgiving a bit odd, it sounds all a bit too much like christmas food wise to be so close to Christmas, you need a good few months between such a big meal. #effitfriday

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  3. Diva, I came over from the linky party. I always check out first the links of the few who leave a comment there as well as dropping their links. This is a great post that so many can identify with, I'm sure. I'm a rebel and choose to celebrate what *I* want to celebrate when I want to celebrate it.

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    1. Hi, doll! Thanks so much for dropping by. I am also very much a rebel and an advocate of celebrating how/when/where I want. It's nice to see a fellow great mind. :)

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  4. Pumpkin french toast sounds like a whole reason to get out of bed on a morning! Loving the acorn / candle thingy too - Also a craft idea which I think I could get on board with. Happy thanksgiving to you x #momsterslink

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    1. Right? Who could be mad at pumpkin french toast? I'm so DIY challenged, it's not even funny. So when I find things I may not miserably fail at, I'm about it!

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  5. Oooh pumpkin french toast sounds delicious! Happy thanksgiving #FridayFrolics

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    1. Thank you! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  6. Got flannels on my bed right now!! i;m looking to buy those "rubber ducky" boots with the flannel at the top. Saw a cute flannel Levi's coat I was pressuring my son to buy for himself in Marshall's yesterday--didn't work. He doesn't agree with my all flannel errrthang for Chrimmas. Kids right? Happy Thanksgiving lady and enjoy the holidays!! Let's worry about calories next year lol

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    1. Hey, boo, heyyy! What can I say about our kids? We can lead them to water, but unless we push them in, they don't have to drink. Amiright? :)

      I picked up a new flannel on my way home today. It's the little things that make me the happiest.

      I'm with you. We'll worry about calories next year. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. XOX

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  7. I'm sorry to hear you don't enjoy Thanksgiving, but it's good that you are looking to make the best of it. I love the manicure!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes :)
    Debbie

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    1. What else can we do besides turn the lemons into lemonade, right? Attitude is half the battle.

      Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate it.

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  8. I like your point about perspective and remember it is ok to not like something, allowing them feelings to coming and just accepting it for what it is has helped me when I am dealing with events that are associated with painful feelings X #effitfriday

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    1. Keep your head up! I remind myself that our struggles break us down so we can build ourselves back up stronger. I have no doubt you'll come out on the other side. Hugs!

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  9. hahahaha...such a funny and informative post at the same time. =) Thanks for visiting me earlier! #happynowlinkup

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    1. Thank you so much! So flattered you stopped by!

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  10. Got to agree that the French toast recipe looks absolutely wonderful. As for DIY projects, I'm with you: I'm usually a danger to anyone within a 30-foot radius but I think I could manage assembling the variant of a hurricane lamp with my wife's help. How dangerous could it be to drop in a few acorns, right?

    So glad you linked your humorous and entertaining post at our linky party, #TrafficJamWeekend. Hope to see you there again!

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    1. Hi there! Great finding your blog last week and will definitely be joining you guys next week. Awesome group of people!

      LOL I love hearing I'm not the only one who struggles with DIY. But I think we an do this acorn thing! HAHA.

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  11. Happy thanksgiving for yesterday - we celebrated for the first time. I was so excited to try pumpkin pie, but I totally wasnt a fan!

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    1. Laura, Happy 1st Thanksgiving!Pumpkin pie is a hate it or love it food, for sure. Did you heap it with whipped cream? That's key. :)

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  12. Oh that couple picture, hilarious and wrong. Yes, one side of that photo is enough. You are speaking my language on those flannel coasters. Awesome! #happynowlinkup

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting! Yeah, I'm glad we didn't get a reverse view of the elderly couple. LOL. But they sure seemed happy, so they're onto something. :)
      Flannel forever!!!

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