Friday, December 2, 2016

Thanksgiving Recap

Our Thanksgiving this year was one for the books (or blog?).  I knew that we were headed out to the ranch on Wednesday, so I cooked Thanksgiving the weekend before and packed it with us in disposable pans so all that we needed to do was reheat everything.  The only thing I didn’t pre-cook was the chicken (we didn’t feel like having turkey so we did chicken instead hehe).  My thinking was to make the weekend as relaxing as possible and what’s more relaxing than Thanksgiving leftovers?!?!  I packed some school work and art for Dutch, his fishing pole and a few toys for Ellis and we were off.  The majority of the weekend the boys spent fishing. I kid you not, they were fishing by 7:30am, came in for breakfast, went back out to fish, came in for lunch, and then went back out until it was dark………every. single. day.  They had so much fun!  They caught fish, threw them back, and then caught some more.  Lady Ellis and I were outside some too watching the boys.  I caught several fish but nothing to make a fuss over.  We had s'mores by the fire, rode the ATV, stuffed our face, watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade and dog show, and just had a blast.  The best part, besides just having down time with the family of course, was that we don’t have cell reception there.  So the phones and computers are OFF.  It is amazing to leave that distraction behind and really relax.  On the way back into the city we stopped and got our Christmas tree so that we could start decorating for Christmas.  Those pictures I’ll share with you on Monday ;-)Thanksgiving is quickly becoming my favorite holiday when we can celebrate it like this!DSC_0554DSC_0650DSC_0653DSC_0660DSC_0661DSC_0439DSC_0486DSC_0497DSC_0499DSC_0516DSC_0519DSC_0523DSC_0537DSC_0552DSC_0561DSC_0569DSC_0575DSC_0577DSC_0578DSC_0597DSC_0616DSC_0623DSC_0625DSC_0664DSC_0688DSC_0665DSC_0677DSC_0679DSC_0703DSC_0743DSC_0753

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Accidental Fall Wardrobe Capsule

I am sooooooooo far from being a fashion blogger.  But, this fall I unintentionally made a fall wardrobe capsule, and what I mean by that is that I seem to be wearing the same outfits over and over again.  I think everyone around me might be tired of looking at the same thing but I love it so I am keepin’ it on.  I tend to go with a flowy lacy look that almost always include skinny jeans or leggings.  I never go to the store for anything besides groceries, so all of my clothes and accessories are purchased online.  If you know me, you know that I have about 4 favorite places to shop and most everything here is from Grace & Lace, Pink Blush, Free People, or Modcloth. Check out my accidental fall capsule:Fall Fashion
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shirt :: cardigan :: boots :: jeans :: DSC_0189shirt :: green vest :: boots :: jeansDSC_0190cardigan :: dress :: bootsDSC_0191scarf/poncho :: shirt :: boots :: jeansDSC_0198kimono :: lace extender :: boots :: jeansDSC_0200 fringe kimono :: shirt :: jeans :: bootsDSC_0204leggings :: boots :: shirtDSC_0206leggings :: boots :: shirtDSC_0208leggings:: boots :: cardigan :: lace extenderDSC_0211jeans :: boots :: keyhole shirtDSC_0209jeans :: boots :: lace flannel :: lace extenderDSC_0212jeans :: boots :: shirtDSC_0213
shirt :: jeans :: boots
Tell me: what have you been wearing on repeat this fall?
Have you found the MUST-HAVE item of the season? Do tell friend!
 
Obligatory Blogger Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post by any of these shops and all opinions are 100% my own; however, if anyone does want to pay me, I'd gladly oblige ;-)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Books for Kiddos

Thanksgiving is over and we can finally talk about Christmas!!!  It almost feels like a breath of fresh air to not have to hide my Christmas obsession for a month.  Anyone else?!?!  Now that we're all exposed....I had such a great response from my post on fall books last month that I knew I had to make a Christmas book post for y’all.  I try to rotate our books quite often, especially with the seasons.  It gives us a lot of opportunities to discuss what is currently going on and presents opportunities to reinforce what we’re reading with real life application. As we go through and learn about the different seasons, it's a great time to switch out some of our books.  Here are some of our favorite Christmas books that we will be working through this Christmas.  Christmas Books for ChildrenDSC_0102
The Birth of a Savior :: My Favorite Christmas Songs
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Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
The Pine Tree Parable :: The Nutcracker :: Santa is Coming to Houston
The Legend of the Candy Cane :: The Christmas StoryDSC_0105The Little Christmas Tree
The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker :: The Three Gifts of Christmas :: The Berenstain Bears Night Before Christmas
The Newborn King :: Santa is Coming to Pittsburgh :: The Animals’ Christmas EveDSC_0106The Birth of Jesus :: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie and the Christmas Kitty :: Home Alone
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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition :: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
The Angel’s Christmas Story 
The Night Before Christmas (record-able) :: The Night Before Christmas (pop-up)
I've got my eyes on some new books I want to get to add to our stash (thank you Amazon Prime!)
Please tell me what are YOUR favorite Christmas books?! 
What new books do I need to add to our collection?
And if you missed my post on fall book you can check it out here!
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