Monday, December 6, 2021

Step Into My Week 12.6

 Well, my goal of getting three posts a week live over the past few weeks hasn’t exactly been accomplished. I’m here today and am hoping maybe that will help make up for that. I’m also hoping that I can get some of my most requested gift guides live for y’all this week as you finish up (or even start) your holiday shopping! 

Part of my reason for being MIA has been due to soaking in the holiday season and taking some much-needed time off for Thanksgiving! I usually feel glued to my phone and computer over my Thanksgiving break trying to get up new gift guides and sale posts for y’all, but it was SO refreshing to not worry about that this year and instead soak in time with friends and family! I wish I could do it all but am so glad to have prioritized rest and spending time with loved ones. 


At the start of Thanksgiving week, our larger girl friend group has our inaugural supper club, which was a blast! We decided we’d choose a theme each month and each bring a dish to complement the theme. This past month was Mexican food, so we had tacos and sides galore! The following Tuesday afternoon we were able to hit the road and head to Fairhope for Thanksgiving with my family. Hunter joined me for the trip, and it was fun to have him there with my parents and grandparents for our Thanksgiving meal. Wednesday was spent prepping and shopping with my mom while Hunter and my dad golfed. Later that night, we went to The Grand Hotel to meet my friends Nell and Mary Helen for a drink before heading home to eat dinner. My grandparents arrived to Fairhope around 10:00 on Thursday and we had the best time catching up, drinking, snacking, and then eventually eating our big Thanksgiving meal. This is only the second year my mom has hosted Thanksgiving as opposed to my grandmother and we all pitched in to help! My grandparents left in the afternoon, and Hunter and I went for a walk by the bay. We played an entire game of Mexican Train that night while drinking my dad’s specialty White Russians. Friday morning, we had a big breakfast and loaded up my car to head to the lake for Thanksgiving break part two with Hunter’s family. 

 
shop my scarf here and my jacket here

shop my dress here

 


While the guys all played golf Friday afternoon, Hunter’s sister, sisters-in-law, mom, and I all worked on our Christmas shopping. It was nice to cross a lot of people off of my list, and I have since wrapped them up under my tree! Friday night, we had a big Thanksgiving-style meal with beef tenderloin and had a belated birthday celebration for Hunter’s sister, Janie. Saturday morning, some of the group went to Auburn to tailgate for the Iron Bowl, but Hunter went to golf instead, so I spent the morning with his mom, sister-in-law, and nephews. Since they drain Lake Martin in the winter, we were able to walk around their slough and see if we could find anything that would’ve fallen into the water. By midday, we made our way back, made lunch, and everyone was back in time to watch the game. It was a stressful one to watch, but fortunately, Alabama pulled through! We packed up the following morning to head back to Birmingham, and I finally started pulling out my Christmas decorations. 

 



This past week I had a big Christmas location shoot on Thursday and spent most of the week preparing for that! It went well, and I’m glad to have that behind me since the rest of my shoots this month are food-related. Rebecca and I had some of our friends over on Friday night for pizza and a much-needed catch-up session. She even brought her parent’s dog over to join in on the fun! I finished up my Christmas decorating and love the way everything came together. What was going to be a no-plans Saturday turned into a fun adventure to Atlanta for the SEC Championship game. On Thursday, Hunter texted me to see if I wanted to go since his parents ended up with tickets and despite feeling like it may not be a pretty game for Alabama, we decided to go! We left around 9:30, which gave us time to grab a couple of drinks before going into the stadium. We had fantastic seats even though we were the only Alabama fans in our section and walked to the end zone to watch the celebration. After that, we drove back to Birmingham and made it back before 10:00.


shop my dress here

Sunday, I slept in a little bit and did typical Sunday tasks before joining Hunter’s mom and sisters-in-law for the Beyond Van Gogh exhibit. It was so impressive to see how they put it together! That night I caught up on the phone with my parents, watched Selling Sunset on Netflix, and went to bed early!
  

I hope y’all have had a great couple of weeks since we last spoke! 

3 comments :

  1. I love the dress you wore to Thanksgiving!
    xx,
    Lindsey
    www.lindseyemartin.com

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