Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving weekend wrap-up

I'm baaaaccck from my mini-bloggy break.  Did you miss me?  I doubt it because like me, I'm sure you were busy spending time with your family and friends. 

Thanksgiving was hosted at my house, so I added a few fall touches to the abode before my family arrived:

Although I technically hosted Thanksgiving, I definitely didn't cook.  My Grandma brought all the supplies with her from San Antonio and I just provided the kitchen for her to work her magic. 

Thursday morning I went to an early morning boot camp session so I wouldn't feel as bad stuffing my face.  Except when I got home, I accidentally drank a Venti Starbucks vanilla latte and ate a jalapeno, sausage and cheese kolache from The Czech Stop in West.
I know all my Texas girls know all about the kolaches in West, but for the rest of you... just know they are magically delicious.
My Aunt brought snacks for us to munch on while lunch was being cooked:

And naturally, I was only in charge of the vino:

The bro bear sliced the bird. Gobble, gobble.

And by 2 p.m., it was time to feast on all this yumminess:
Mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, turkey, fruit salad, cranberry salad, deviled eggs, gravy, stuffing and pea salad ... oh MY!
As if that wasn't enough to make you have to unbutton your pants, pumpkin pie and cherry cobbler for dessert:

So. much. food.  What is not to love about Thanksgiving?  The best part is that once Thanksgiving is over, I can officially switch to Christmas mode! 

Fa, la, la, la, la! 

Friday after recovering from a food coma, the fam and I picked out my second "fresh from the farm" Christmas tree.  A 6 foot noble fir that this kind sir tied securely for us to be exact:

Our tree was promptly decorated by Reese with stockings:

Before I took over for the real deal:
Blackberry pic.

Call me crazy, but I love how Christmas trees look through windows.  Here's mine! 
So other than some shopping on Saturday (I don't do the Black Friday madness) and a mani/pedi with my Mom on Sunday where I decided to try the one glitter nail trend ...

... that concludes my Thanksgiving weekend wrap-up!  This week I'll be blogging about my Christmas decor (with better pics of my tree) and my Christmas wish list for Santa.  I'm so excited that it's finally Christmas time!  This is my favorite time of year.  Happy ♥ times a milli!

["How the glitz stole Christmas" swappers: Don't forget to get your packages in the mail TODAY!]
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  1. Love yours nails! I need to try that. Your spread looks delish! Happy Monday.

  2. Hi BB! I started reading a month or so ago (not sure how I had missed you before) but I'm loving your blog! I really enjoy your honesty & humor with the stories you tell. The spread looked delicious & the one glitter nail is precious. Ive been wanting to try as well. :) Lia

  3. Looks like a good weekend! And I love seeing trees through windows!

  4. wow girl what a spread! pretty tree and nails too :)

  5. That tree is so gorgeous! I wish we could have a real one, but my mother hates the mess. Your nails are gorgeous. I had a similar look last week!


  6. oh my gosh, i had a kolache for the first time this week while i was in houston. it was wonderful! we could never get the name right though- we kept calling them coolatta's or kolatte's and junk. confusing. but delicious.

    also, why are all thanksgiving foods beige-y? that's another thing i can never figure out.

    props to you for early morning pre-thanksgiving boot camp. that's some will power right there.

  7. Im LOVING the one glitter name biznis!! SO cute!

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  8. HOLY YUM!! It all looks SOOOO good! You are a brave soul to have everyone over at your house for Thanksgiving...I'd be a wreck...times ten. You did great!!

    Those 3 paisley vases are SO cute!!! And your festive little centerpiece is just perfect (I totally acted like I didn't already see it on Twitter...)

    Looks like you and I got the same Thanksgiving duty in bringing the booze. Apparently our families know we can't mess that up! :)

    I love your tree and all but I LOVE even more than Reese decorated it with stockings!! How stinking cute can he be??!!

    Have a good week doll!!

  9. um...all that food is making me hungry. wanna know what we had to eat at my g-ma's? chicken fingers, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potato, and pumpkin pie. but i'm thankful i had food to eat. :) and i love some chicken fingers.

    in other news, that wreath you used as a garnish for your table is what i used as my fall wreath. i loved it and was sad to have to take it down last night.

  10. this is so so so so awesome!! i love that you hosted :-)

    i had all intentions of getting up to zumba thanksgiving morning but i was unbuttoning pants lol

    your food tree house decorations EVERYTHING looks amazing BB!


  11. ok your bro looks JUST like Reese, it's insane!! They totally even have the same hurr.

    um, love the scarecrow. Did it specifically cause it resembled you?

    You accidentally ate all that food HA! Um, YUM though! Worth the 5,000 calories I'm sure.

    and what are those wrap thingys that your aunt brought over, those look SO GOOD!!

    That Thanksgiving spread looks FABULOUS. FABUUUUUUUUUULOUS.

    and like I already told you, there are cowboy menfolk like that all over where I live. Get on down here.

  12. I'm coming to your house next year. Just saying. ALL of that food looks delicious. Don't you just loooooove deviled eggs? ;) Bahaha. Seriously though, everything looks sooo tasty and I love all the little Fall touches you had made!

    Great job with the tree! I also love how Christmas trees look through the window. It's the most wonderful time of the yearrrr!! :)

  13. that food looks... ah-mazing! Yum! I love that nail color too! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

  14. ahhh, looks like a great Thanksgiving! the food looks amazing. i wish this weekend was Thanksgiving all over again, haha. just so i can have an excuse to indulge in all my favorites foods at one time.

    i love the way trees look outside the window too ... that is why i wish i had a bay window!

    love the nails too!

  15. haha love Pink Lou Lou's comment!

    Your decor looks amazing, the food looks delish and I loveeee your Christmas tree! Oh, and love your accent nail too! Awesomeness all around!

  16. Looks like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Your decorations are too cute and the food looks aaaamazing :)

  17. all that food looks so amazing!! and love the tree!!

  18. Ahhhh The Czech Stop! Heaven on earth :) Of course it is a must to stop there any time we are passing through, no matter how long the line may be :) And your nails look super gorgeous! :)

  19. The food looks amazing! i want to go the Czech Shop! so If you would answer your door when I bring over the chippendales dancers that would be amazing!

  20. Christmas tress will never fail to make me happy. I just love them!!

    And your "Hi There" doormat so super cute! :-)

  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE all your pictures! Your tree is beautiful, the fall decorations perfect and the food looks fantastic.

  22. Holla! I had that wreath up too! Hail to Hobby Lobby...
    And... since I never go to dallas, i just might have to in order to try these AMAZING kolaches you speak of! Love me some kolaches...

  23. um. i inviting myself to your thanksgiving next year. your food looks way better than mine.

  24. The feast looks d-lish & I LOVE me some kolaches from West!!! Lucky duck!

  25. Look at that bling... love!!
    Sounds like an amazing Thanksgiving. I seriously need to hit the gym after this past week!

  26. Such pretty pics!

    Also, I'm super jealous of that kolache pic you posted. My fave is the sausage, sauerkraut, and cheese. So, yeah, I'm totally considering calling in an order right now and having them FedEx me some...

  27. I love seeing everyone's food pictures from Thanksgiving - it's fun to see how other people do it!

    Love your manicure!

    I took a picture of my parents' Christmas tree through the window over the weekend too. Weird!

  28. Um your brother is hot.

    Yea that's all I got outta your thanksgiving.

  29. OMG, the food looks all so yum! I need my mom to start making "American" Thanksgiving dishes...
    I LOVE Christmas trees that you can see out of the windows. & the one nail glitter polish, I love that. Been doing that for months now, it makes me smile when look down at my nails. Have seen the OPI Muppet collection?

    xo SARMIN

  30. Haha...I just read Megan's comment, & I totally agree.

    xo SARMIN