It was a blissfully uneventful week at the Ross household which I’m thinking was the lull before the holiday frenzy begins. I split my time between working on content and prepping the house (and myself) for Thanksgiving. I’d like to share some tidbits from my life last week as well as an accompanying photo recap with selections from my Instagram with you.
Can you believe Thanksgiving is just a few days away? I’ve updated my Thanksgiving prep plan and made my grocery lists (I saw that turkey cake at my local Whole Foods and couldn’t help snapping a pic, it’s so cute!). I’ve been buzzing around the house getting ready for our annual turkey day festivities. Our brother-in-law, Dave, helped Don move around the furniture in our combo living/family room to make way for the rental tables and chairs that were delivered last Friday. It was almost like having a ballroom in our own home (for one day at least until we get the rentals set up). I included my dog, Winnie, in my photo for scale. 😉
Our house isn’t the only thing undergoing a festive transformation as the holidays approach. It not only looks like the holidays, but it tastes like it, too! My Mom came over to enjoy Don’s homemade chicken soup for lunch last week and brought turkey stuffing flavored chips to share. I didn’t know a potato chip could taste like Thanksgiving, but these sure did! I was also excited to see that Shake Shack launched their holiday shakes last week and treated myself to the gingerbread version. Divine!
Our home continues to transform not just for the holidays but in preparation for Baby Girl’s arrival as well. We set up the Halo Bassinet my parents gave to us as a shower gift in our room and I filled it with Baby’s unicorn plushies and a few homemade blankets for a decorative touch. Of course I’ll remove those once she is here for safety, but for now I like looking at this sweet sight next to the bed when I wake up every morning. I’ve also started organizing her closet in the hopes that I can start filling it with her new things in the next couple of weeks.
My Mom brought over some of my old baby clothes that she saved for posterity, including the outfit and blanket she brought both me and my brother home from the hospital in. I love this collection of memories she is passing on to us now. I think it’s a lovely tradition to save a few treasured pieces to hand down to your children as memories.
We had plans on Saturday that we had to cancel due to our first snow of the season, which rendered the roads temporarily unsafe. As bummed as we were to miss out on celebrating a special day with a dear friend, we were cozy and warm inside our home with the fire on watching the snow fall. It was a winter wonderland out there! The sun came out on Sunday and Winnie and I enjoyed a snowy romp together. I know snow is inconvenient for many and can be dangerous to drive in, but it is extraordinarily beautiful to me. Winnie can’t get enough of it, either!
As I mentioned previously, it was a rather calm week for me and I focused on my content and prepping for Thanksgiving.
I vlogged sharing some of my Thanksgiving prep on Sunday:
I’d love to hear about your holiday preparations if you care to share.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you celebrate!
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