Hello Everyone! Are you out of your turkey coma yet? Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year! I can't get enough of the stuffing and cranberries and pumpkin pie! Today I had yet another turkey sandwich. Am I done yet? It's too soon to tell. I might have room for just one more...
So how was your Thanksgiving? We have a lovely day at my sister's house. It feels so good to be surrounded by the ones you love : ) We were all feeling very grateful this year in more ways than one.
cranberry apple crisp (recipe to come!)
Earlier in the day we watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York (a tradition!) and then I talked to my best friend Jen (who lives many miles away in Ohio). We always remember to call and wish each other well on holidays. I hope someday we can spend one together. Our friendship has withstood the test of time and travel. Something to definitely be grateful for.
On Sunday my Mother cooked another turkey dinner. She always does this the Sunday after Thanksgiving and invites those whom we didn't see or couldn't make it on Thursday. (Or maybe it might just be a ploy for more leftovers...I'm not sure : ) We are lucky to be able to celebrate twice. Blessings all around us, indeed!
I have wasted no time getting into Christmas mode. My tree is up and decorated! I'm so happy with how it came out. In the past I've been wishy-washy about my fake tree but this year I decided to give it another try. It must be Christmas magic because I love it!
I wanted to do something special for my blog friends this year so I decided to have a Christmas giveaway! Here's what I have for you: A Debbie Mumm porcelain mug and coaster set. It's a Santa and a reindeer on a roof on Christmas eve. The coaster is actually my favorite - it's snowflakes across a black sky...so cute! Perfect for hot chocolate sipping on a cold night.
I also have a set of Mary Engelbreit Christmas note cards. There are 6 cards with decorated envelopes. It's a mouse sleeping on top of a teapot with the quote "not a creature was stirring" floating over his head. (double click the photo for a closer look) They are so darling and I want them to be yours! Just leave me a comment and I'll pick a name at random at the end of the week.
This giveaway is open to everyone! Good Luck : )
I hope you are enjoying the beginning of this beautiful holiday season. Now it's time to do some shopping!