Holiday Season is Among Us

How is it already Thanksgiving?!  I know I sound like a broken record, but this year has really flown by.  I cannot believe we’re in the throws of holiday season, it feels like we were just trick or treating last weekend. It really hit me that the holidays are here when we did our annual pictures with Santa last weekend.  That’s another story for another post…lets just say it went about as smooth as last year…photo above is from last year’s session.

This is definitely my favorite time of year though!  I love decorating our house for the holidays, seeing family and friends, and getting all dressed up for the holiday celebrations.  Since it’s been a little while I thought I would do a little update on what’s been going on with our family before we are full swing into all of the holiday planning, parties and craziness. Hope you enjoy!Cooking – My brother and sister in-laws are hosting Thanksgiving this year, which takes a lot of the stress off of me to cook the full meal.  This has given me a lot of time to try out other winter recipes, and my favorite new dish by far is this crock-pot Beef Bourguignon.  I love a good beef stew and bonus points for it being in the crock-pot!  It does require a decent amount of prep and pre-cooking though so you just need to plan your timing accordingly.

Reading – The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware – I’m a little late to the game on this one, but I loved The Lying Game by the same author and cannot wait to get started on this one too!

Current Project – After spending the first half of this year building out and designing our carriage house I’ve felt like I needed to make some small changes around our main house too.  Basically I decorated the house when we first moved in and then have pretty much kept it the same for the past few years, with just a couple of small additions here and there.  So it’s been nice to change out our rugs, add new wall art and start to pick out a new backsplash.  Now I just need to find someone to install the new backsplash…

Looking forward to –  The holidays, and a trip to Florida with my entire family to celebrate my mom’s birthday in a couple of weeks.

Watching – I just added Netflix’s series The Keepers to my queue and I cannot wait to start it.

In my earsDirty John – I listened to this entire podcast in two days!

Planning – We’re hosting Christmas and a NYE party, so there’s lots to plan over the next month!


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