a glimmer into the life of a mum who loves fashion, decor and prosecco

Eat, drink and be Thankful

I have SO much to be thankful for this year.  I'm taking the next few days off to be with them, so Happy Thanksgiving from our table to yours!  And "thank" Y O U  for being a reader and following this little blog of mine.

Its only natural

I fell hard for this beautiful home of designer Jenni Kayne (see some of her designs here).  The simplicity and brightness; the natural elements highlighted with all the woodwork details; the whimsical kids rooms and that backyard!!!!  Read and see more here

Dreaming of a white . . . kitchen

It is no secret that I love love love white kitchens so when I saw this one my heart skipped a beat!  The pendant lights and that wallpaper peaking thru that archway into the hall!!!

My Mr. Hotpants

With Thanksgiving fast approaching its hard not to fall head-over-heels in love again with Mr. Hotpants.  Thanksgiving is his jam . . . he is an amazing cook, doesn't stress easy, enjoys food and loves football so this holiday was practically made for him.    

This will be our 2nd Thanksgiving in our home and I am super psyched.  I'm going with navy blue linens, a tartan flannel overlay, gold accents, garden foliage and red wines!  

He is going with a smoked Turkey finished on the BBQ, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, brussel sprouts with homemade cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy.

But do you want to know why my heart bursts for this man, the father to our two wonderful baby girls?  Because not only does he have a midterm right now and a paper due and is running his 2 clinics, but he is super excited about cooking this amazing Thanksgiving dinner for everyone.  He has already ordered the apple-wood smoke chips for the turkey, has called around and ordered the exact turkey he wants, has looked at recipes for all the side dishes and thought about where everyone will sit.  He has also said "anyone is welcome, the more the merrier!" and this doesn't stress him out (me on the other hand . . . lol).   

And to make sure everyone has fun, both the kids and adults, on his own he ordered some fun games . . . a bean bag toss and new dart supplies.  His family always played darts at family get togethers so we have one set up in our garage now and how cute is it that he bought new pink dart flights for Emerson because she has started playing with him!  We also have a bocce ball set to set up. 

Oh and because he has so much free time he has also brewed two new Thanksgiving beers for the big day . . . so there will be beer tasting going on too.  

Seriously he is absolutely amazing and I am the luckiest girl to have caught this tall gentle giant who has a heart of gold, can cry at Kleenex commercials, sings all day non-stop, who should have been in a boy-band and who loves us girls with everything he has.

I am THANKFUL for YOU Mr. Hotpants


Am I the last to know about the Toms and Target collaboration?  For every Target +Toms gift you purchase, a pair of shoes, blanket or week’s worth of meals goes to someone in need. Holiday shopping for a good cause? Can't argue with that!  Here are some of my fav picks . . . 

 Black leather-like slip-ons that come with this cute little canvas backpack!
 Great little clutch or make-up bag - perfect stocking stuffer
 Think I will be buying this sweater for myself! Comes in cream too and only $30
 Such a cozy poncho to sit out back in and cozy up on the sofa with

 Great selection of throw blankets for $30 - Christmas gifts!
 I think my girls would love these mitten/gloves

 These are beautiful candles and may need to be placed in a few places around my house!

CL Finds

So I found some great deals on CL this week while doing my weekly browsing . . .  It is sometimes hard to find the exact things you want so I use keywords that describe the items I love such as lucite, brass, velvet, faux bamboo.

Cooler Weather

Old Navy has a great sale going on now with some wonderful pieces for the littles; you can definitely get a Crewcuts look for so much less! . . . Seen as we are getting some cooler weather I ordered these items for my little MS. E who wont stop growing! She is 5 and all her pants need to be a size 6 and those are just fitting her right at the ankle!  I know I'm not a tall girl y'all but this chickadee is already hitting above my boobs in height!!!!

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