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So thankful!!

My goodness, here we are at the end of November and the Christmas season is already in full swing! Did you shop on Thanksgiving? I am still holding strong to keeping that day off limits to shopping! My Thanksgiving involved a morning Turkey Trot with my mom and older brother, then home to watch the parade on TV while eating breakfast with my family, then afternoon naps on the couch while watching the Dog Show, and then our tasty and simple Thanksgiving dinner and and evening of Christmas movies. It was the perfect day of relaxing and soaking in lots of family togetherness. I didn’t even take a picture of my food! Haha.

A little coffee tasting at Whole Foods was the perfect treat during Thanksgiving grocery shopping!

A pre-Thanksgiving sleepover with my sister-in-law and dog-phew Liam!

I love this race — no entry fee, just bringing a new toy for a child! We filled 3 tables with toys!

I lied — my one food picture from Thanksgiving. Our donuts from the Amish bakery in town were the same size as my sweet little Bianca 🙂

It’s official — the Allen girls love leopard shoes! My niece (Ava) and my sister-in-law and I have the same taste in shoes 🙂

Ava loves selfies! Cheeeeeeese!!!!!

Leaving home is always sad but the trip to the airport sure is beautiful, especially at sunrise time!

So exciting to find this in my mailbox when I got home from my vacation — a gift from Stella & Dot to celebrate my big promotion last month! I love a company that rewards in cash and free jewelry 🙂 can’t wait to keep growing my team in 2015!

Do you follow an Advent devotional? I’m excited to use this free one each day!

Got myself a peppermint mocha from Peets today after a lovely yoga class – perfect way to venture into the Christmas season now that we’re past Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone gets a good night’s sleep before the email assault of Cyber Monday! (I’ve already been getting loads of emails)


Labor Day weekend fun!

I can’t believe that September is already here! My family drove up from Florida for the long weekend and we had such a fun and magical time. I am sad it’s over but feeling fortunate that the weekend really did feel like a good length. I hate feeling like a weekend was over before I actually for to enjoy it. So I’m glad it wasn’t like that! Yay long weekend! AND my pup Bianca was here so that was a blast. We also hit up Virginia’s fun wine country for a couple vineyards, a distillery, and 2 breweries. Then lots of home cooked meals, coffee, pedicures with my mom, window shopping, and just good ‘ol hanging out! Here are some pics: