Another month has come and gone. Gulp! The holidays are HERE. Can you believe that? But before it’s full steam ahead into December, I wanted to give you all a recap of where we’ve been this past month. Below, I’ve compiled the top 5 posts of November as chosen by you, my readers. As an extra bonus, I’ve also put together a top 10 list of your favorite items from this month.
White is a neutral that goes with anything and everything. It’s crisp and clean and perfect for a hot summer day. Growing up in the 60s and 70s, we were taught that white was worn from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Once summer was over, our whites were retired. This tradition dates back to the 19th century when affluent residents would get out of dodge in winter to vacation in warmer climates.
Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday of mine, thanks to a love of turkey and all the sides like mashed potatoes. Thanksgiving was my father’s most favorite holiday as there was always a football game blaring in the background and the smell of roast turkey in the air. You could always find him sitting in his favorite chair munching on celery stuffed with pimento cheese. Growing up in Nebraska, we could typically count on chilly weather and squaring off against Oklahoma on Thanksgiving Day come rain or snow. One never knew what mother nature would dish up. Back in the 60s and 70s, it was tradition for the Nebraska Cornhuskers to face their rival, the Oklahoma Boomer Sooners. What fun memories!
The holidays are ramping up, and we are out and about this year. This means we need to think about gifts for the Hostess with the Mostess. If someone takes the time and effort to throw a shindig, whether it’s a large feté or an intimate gathering, it’s good manners to show up with a little something in your hand to say thank you. Today, it’s all about the Gift Guide for the Hostess.
While we have holidays on our minds, it’s time to shift gears to cozy outfits to wear. First up is Thanksgiving, which can go from casual to glam, depending on your setting.
If you are like me, you can. not. believe it’s November. November?! There are 24 days until Thanksgiving, 54 days until Christmas and a mere 60 days ’til we usher in 2022. It’s time to think about the holidays in earnest and not just gift-giving. Holiday decorating and holiday meal planning is officially underway. This Thursday, I’m partnering with several bloggers to share our Thanksgiving tablescapes. What fun! This little exercise got me in the mood to think about Christmas and New Year’s Eve tablescapes. Now I’m flipping through cookbooks too. Love this time of year. And I love me my fall sweater style while I’m plotting and planning. How about you?