Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Holidays!!!

I am so excited Thanksgiving and Christmas are here already.  This year for Thanksgiving we kept it simple.  My brother came to stay with us and we all went to Cracker Barrel for lunch.  It was so cheap!!!  All 4 of us ate for $27 plus tip and it was good!  When Thanksgiving comes that means Black Friday. I love the excitement of deals and midnight shopping.  This year I took a 3 hour nap got up and out the door at 10:45pm.  My first stop was Walmart.  I knew it would be crazy but underestimated the economy and it's influence on deal shopping.  Everything I wanted from Walmart was sold out.  I was however able to call my good friend Kristen because she was at another Walmart.  She was able to pick up a few things I wanted to buy for Isaac there and I was so thankful.  I headed over to check out Target and possibly get in line.  The lines was so long that based on Walmart, I knew it wasn't probably worth it to attempt to get the few things I wanted.  Friday late morning I ventured out alone and I feel like I did really good.
I found this at Ross for $12.99!!  So many things inside!!  Isaac will love this.

Finally bought one of these!!  I've been wanting one for years and I loved putting everything into it.
My front door.  This is the first wreath I've ever made and it was really fun.  I'd love to make more but don't want to spend the money and I don't really have any place for another one.

The closest thing I have to a mantel.  I added mesh to my garland and I got the two white/red trees at Hobby Lobby for  less than $10 for both.
Our tree.  Dylan and I have had this tree with ornaments and lights for 6 Christmas' and we got it from Big Lots.  

Back again...

It's been months since I blogged and it's mostly because I didn't know what I wanted to continue my blog like.  I didn't want to blog about my family much anymore but didn't know how to share without over sharing.  Things have been fun and busy!!  Basically, September and October were a blur.  I've been anxiously awaiting the holidays and I'm so happy they are here.
In November, my friend Jill and I hosted a baby shower for our friend Kristen.  Thanks to pintrest we had many super cute ideas for it.  We chose the theme milk and cookies and since she is expecting her second boy we called it a "sprinkle".  Here are some pictures from it.
The set up was inspired by many different ideas.  Keeping it clean and simple but pretty were our goals.

Favor bags - guest filled their bags with cookies made by Jill and myself

Cupcakes with adorable toppers from Etsy.  Glasses for milk shots and milk bottles with custom straws for milk.

Cookie jars and cookie dough dip