Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Break

It looks like I have a lot of catching up to do! From reading your blogs, it sounds like so many of you had wonderful Thanksgivings and I'm enjoying reading about them :)

My Thanksgiving break was pretty close to perfect!

On Thursday, my mom cooked a honey-glazed ham, we made two pumpkin pies, and I got to work on these little turkeys I found on pinterest...


On Thanksgiving day, we traveled to Winston Salem to my aunt's house. She has a beautiful 1930s style farm house out in the country with acres of land. It was so good to see grandparents, my aunt and uncle, and cousins. After stuffing ourselves with food (and FIVE different kinds of dessert), my brother and I tried to ward off the food coma by walking around and taking pictures.



 On Black Friday, my friend and I decided to venture out to the mall. I was in search of Christmas presents for family members, but I didn't have much luck. Instead, I found these beautiful mason jars from Sur la Table


For those of you who know me, you probably already know I'm obsessed with cups. I've been looking for pretty mason jars for forever, so I was so excited to find these Quattro Stagioni jars for only $10. There are so many great things you can do with mason jars! Stuff them with Christmas mints and tie a pretty bow around them, or enjoy them filled with apple cider.

Yesterday and today were spent decorating for Christmas. The tree is finally up!


And my grandmother brought over ornaments for my brother and me this morning. Every year, she buys us an ornament in a series. For years, she's bought my brother guitar ornaments (he loves the guitar), and for me, she buys ornaments from the Madame Alexander series.


The Yuletide Shopper is this year's Madame Alexander ornament. Isn't she precious?

I have so much to be thankful for, I often take advantage of the blessings God has given me. I have a wonderful, loving family, a roof over my head, amazing friends, and more than enough to eat. I have the opportunity to study at one of the best universities, I have books to liven my imagination, blankets to keep me warm. Most of all, I have a God who loves me (and us ALL)! I hope you all took a moment to think about your blessings!

Oh, and one more thing.
I'm especially thankful for this crock pot of chili that's cookin' for dinner tonight... ;)


I'm about to go dig in!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone... And let the Christmas countdown commence.

Love, Cait

21 comments:

  1. I love your outfit you wore for Thanksgiving! It is so perfect for fall and looks so cozy! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving, now we can start counting down to Christmas break!

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  2. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving, too! I love the ornament your grandma bought you. It is so precious, and I know you'll have all of them for years to come!

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  3. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! Your outfit looks darling.

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  4. your outfit looks so cozy. Perfect for the holidays.

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  5. love your Thanksgiving outfit and the photo of you and your Mom! Love the tradition of your grandmother giving your ornaments too!

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  6. Love your Thankful post! Isn't God good?

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  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! What a beautiful tree!

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  8. Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving! :) Glad you had fun!

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  9. Those turkeys are so cute! I made some out of oreos and candy corn last year. Super cute!

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  10. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving! And the tree looks fantastic! xoxo Marissa

    http://happiness-is-the-little-things.blogspot.com/

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  11. Sounds like a great break! I love the holidays so much.
    xo

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  12. Your outfit is adorable! I love your hair - mine does the same thing! I just don't get how you make yours look so cute and not frizzy!
    xo Madilene


    http://aclassycollegiate.blogspot.com

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  13. I love reading your posts. They always make me so happy. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and your tree is beautiful.

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  14. This is a great post! I love the outfit you wore for Thanksgiving super cute! And your family's christmas tree is beautiful! My parents are going to cut our 2 trees down today so we can start decorating them! It is kinda nice living at home during the Holidays, I actually get to decorate the tree for once! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!

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  15. Looks like such a wonderful Thanksgiving! I've read about other people's black friday finds and while most we're clothes related I love the mason jars. They're far more useful than even the prettiest of dresses!

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  16. What a fun break- sounds like a relaxing, good time! Your turkey cookies are too fun and how neat that you get an ornament every year- my mom does that for my sisters and I too..not necessarily from a series but just to mark the year- it's pretty sweet!

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  17. You look so Pretty! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I've got a new post where I experiment on my hair. It's a lot of fun!) Love to hear what you think. Xo

    Yelena,
    GlamThings

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  18. Love, Love, LOVE your sweater!! And Pinterest... I can't believe all of the cute food ideas on there!

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  19. Looks like the perfect Thankgiving! I love that big sweater your wearing--where is it from!?

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  20. The boots are exceptional. They are all the rage here on campus!

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