Monday, December 1, 2014

Life Lately + The Best of Cyber Monday

Happy December 1st!  We are officially decorated and ready for Christmas.  This is my favorite time of the year!  Get ready for picture overload.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving besides Matt hurting his back- he was laid out for most of the weekend but he still managed to produce two amazing turkeys one roasted and one fried.
I made both the cheese ball and the Brussels sprouts gratin and they were both amazing. You never know when you try a new recipe if they will suck but both were awesome and I will make them again.  The cheese ball would be beautiful for a Christmas party as well with the red pomegranate seeds.

I also made the Southern Living Pumpkin Tart with candied Toffee and man oh man was it good. I am so not a baker so I made Matt take a picture of me with my pie because I was so proud of it!
Wearing the JCrew Ikat Blouse I picked up last week it is still on sale with additional 40% off.
Right before Thanksgiving we had our built-ins in the kitchen finished.  I just love them.  Now to select a paint color for our cabinets!

We also celebrated Frances Moon's first Birthday! 

We did a low key party at our house with friends and family.
Cupcakes are from Lockhaus Brubaker and the toppers are from SweetCuts Shoppe

I can not believe I have a one year old!!
Frances is wearing Pleated Dress | White Tights

Frances Moon with both sets of grand parents.

Champs with my girl Caycee.

We tried to get a holiday picture with cousin Finley while they were in town but of course no one would look at the camera at the same time. It is still pretty cute though.

Sunday I tackled decorating our whole house.  It was a feat but glad it is done.  My motto is the more lights the better.

I found identical glass trees to the ones above here and they are free shipping today.

Sunday night we made homemade Mexican Pizzas (the copycat Taco Bell kind) and they were so delicious I will be making them again!

If you are like me I am sure you were a bit disappointed by Black Friday,  the sales just were not that good.  I did manage to order the kids this piano and guitar from Serena and Lily and take advantage of the Gap sale. Oh and this dress from French Connection (30% off with code FC30BF) was the one thing I ordered for me. 
 I tried to condense Cyber Monday and list the best sales.

FURBISH STUDIO \\  20% off all orders of $75 and more with code HOLLADAY.  Great time to buy Christmas gifts,  I loves these bug earrings (made in Charleston) and Mr. Mrs Glasses.  

PROGENY SHOPPE \\ 25% off orders $50+ with code PROGENYXMAS. I am so ordering these dino tattoos for Sterling.

SERENA AND LILY \\ 25% off today only, code HAPPYMONDAY

PIPERLIME \\ 30% off site wide and extra 40% off all sale code CYBERSALE.
Love these Cynthia Vincent Flats and they are under $100 with the discount. and these are quite possibly the perfect nude shoe.

JCREW FACTORY\\  50% off site wide
use code THANKS. Love this green blouse for the holidays.

TARGET \\ Buy one clothing, shoes or accessories get one 60% 0ff.

GIGI NEW YORK \\ up to 30% off.   I love my Teddie Tote and Uber Clutch.

GAP \\ 40% off the site. Use code CYBER.  Please order this hat, it is too cute not too.  We love ours.  I am ordering this embroidered dress for Frances!

KATE SPADE \\ 30% off the site with code CYBER30.
These slippers look so cozy and cute. and this blouse is another favorite.

LOFT \\ 50% off everything. Use code MONDAY
The color of this blouse is perfection.

BLOOMINGDALES \\ 25% off the site no code needed.


Ally Harding said...

You and Frances Moon looked precious in your party dresses! Those Mexican Pizzas look to die for!

Unknown said...

I mustttt make those taco bell pizzas. I hope Frances Moon had a wonderful birthday!

Jillian said...

omg ADORABLE cupcake toppers! frances looked so cute. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Kristen [Playground Prepster] said...

Happy birthday to sweet Frances!! What a fun holiday weekend you had!

Anonymous said...

It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving, that food looked delicious! Happy First Birthday Sweet Frances Moon!! :)

Molly said...

I love how the Pomegranate cheese ball turned out. I have a holiday party this weekend and am going to try that out.

Emily Satzger said...

I am so happy you made the cheese ball, I looked at the recipe the other day and was wondering how it was, and what you would/wouldn't do next time. Your weekend looked great, loved the cupcake toppers!