Coffee Talk 12.01.19 ☕️

Greetings and happy December 1st!!! I hope you had a wonderfully relaxing and fun-filled Thanksgiving weekend. We sure did.

Ours started on Wednesday night with a small birthday party at a friend’s house, and then we spent Thanksgiving Day with Paul’s family. It was super laid-back and fun.

I missed seeing my family, but I didn’t miss the 7-hour drive in holiday traffic. I’m excited to see my parents next weekend — they’re coming up for a visit, and Caroline and I are performing in a Christmas concert.

We were planning to get our Christmas tree on Friday, but that didn’t QUITE work out the way we planned. It was all good, though, because we hosted Friendsgiving that night, and I was much more calm and relaxed getting ready for company without adding the tree to the mix.

Yesterday, we went down to help my inlaws with their holiday decorating, and then on our way home, we stopped at tree farm near our house and got our Christmas tree. You can follow along on my Insta Story. We got it all set up and decorated last night.

Kuddos to Becca for doing almost all the lights and decorations, while Caroline made homemade pasta for dinner, and Paul and David and I watched The Amazing Race.

Okay, I helped a little. She wasn’t entirely on her own, but she did the bulk of it.

It’s not the prettiest tree we’ve ever had, but now that the lights and decorations are up, it looks nice.

After dinner, we enjoyed a fire in the fireplace and watched the Sixers, and I turned in early.

This morning, we have church, and we’re expecting a wintry mix of rain and snow this afternoon.

I want to finish up the book I’m reading, and I expect a nap will happen before all is said and done. I’m definitely in need of some downtime before I tackle Cyber Monday!

If you’re shopping online today, I’ve updated my Black Friday shopper’s guide yet again! Some new sales are dropping, and LOFT and Ann Taylor just added free shipping to their 50% off sales.

I also added onto yesterday’s post with some more things I’ve worn that are on sale.

Tomorrow, I plan to pick up again with the holiday gift guides. I had to take a break from those over the weekend because you know, time and all that.

While the biggest savings of the season are probably going to happen tomorrow, I have a feeling retailers are still going to be offering some pretty sweet incentives right up through to Christmas, so hopefully my gift guides will still be helpful. Surely you aren’t all done with your holiday shopping yet!

My goal to get my holiday shopping done this weekend is looking a little doubtful, but we’ll see how tomorrow goes. I admit, I’ve been holding out to see what kind of deals I can get on Cyber Monday.

With that, I’m off for the day. I hope you have a blessed Sunday!