You guys… it is November! This month is a personal favorite of mine, but I find myself feeling more stressed than usual. I am one of those crazy people who actually loves the holidays! We get to spend the next couple of months surrounded by family, food, and tons of festivities. However, as I get older and have even more responsibilities, I am getting a bit overwhelmed. This month, in particular, I have some big firsts coming up. I am taking my baby on his first airplane ride to introduce him to my extended family for Thanksgiving. Even though I love Thanksgiving and couldn’t be more excited for this trip, I have a lot to do to prepare for it. On another note, now that my baby is getting bigger, I am getting more and more busy. I feel like I finally have a bit of a social life back, which is a huge relief. There are a lot of things that I want to share with a few of my favorite things that I am craving and would like to accomplish this month. I’d also love to hear from you so please let me know in the comments below what you love about November!
FRIENDSGIVING: One of my dear friends hosts a friendsgiving every year where we all get together after the actual holiday to eat another turkey dinner. It is a great evening of laughter, food, and friends. I highly recommend you to host your own friendsgiving because, after all, your friends are your second family.
FOR THE HOSTESS: When invited to someone’s home for something like Thanksgiving, you should never arrive empty handed. There are of course the gifts that benefit the night like wine or dessert, but what about a gift just for the hostess to enjoy to really say thank you. Anthropologie has some fabulous items that I believe any hostess would love.
TASSELS: This fabulous BaubleBar tassel bracelet is back in stock and I have to have it. Recently, I have been into stacking bracelets and this is the perfect addition to my collection.
PUT YOUR NAME ON IT: Our initials are a big part of who we are and it is very trendy to put them on every item in your closet and home. Before you say you’re not into that, answer me this; do you own a monogramed mug from Anthropologie? I thought so! I, for one, am definitely into this new fad and totally want every one of these Kate Spade items monogramed.
ALWAYS BE PREPARED: If you’re like me, then you have every intention of writing Christmas cards but then get so busy you never do them. This year, get a head start by writing those notes by the end of the month. You’ll be ahead of the game and you’ll have more time for shopping.
CYBER MONDAY: Speaking of shopping, Cyber Monday isn’t until the end of the month, but it is a very important day. Who doesn’t love shopping in their pjs? Even though it’s a lot of fun, it can be very overwhelming. Get prepared by creating a shopping wish list on Pinterest so you know exactly what you want to buy when the big day comes.