The next 36 hours are sure to hold a lot of excitement! There will be a Minnesota Thanksgiving feast, a late night shift at Mall of America, some shopping at midnight (gotta get those deals!) and a road trip to Illinois with the Red Head and puppy in tow. Once there, we’ll have continued Turkey Day celebrations with friends and family so, it’s safe to say, we have a lot to be thankful for! I’m going to take the next few days to soak it all in so ebb + flow will be radio silence until then. I hope you’re able to unplug a bit and kick of the holiday season with loved ones near and far!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been in holiday gift mode the last couple of weeks. I’ve already got half my list complete and am saving the major work for those Thursday night deals! If you’re looking for a gift that can’t be bought at a mall, though, allow me to introduce you to the work of my brother! He makes the most incredible home drawings using just good old fashioned pen and ink. I’ve given them as gifts before and they are a crowd pleader, to say the least. Oftentimes there are even tears upon opening! The holidays are sneaking up so email soon to get your custom piece!
Somehow we’ve arrived at Monday. Between a day away from the computer (much needed) and an early bedtime (also much needed), the weekend wrap up was neglected. Fear not! I’m back today with some links to carry you through the holiday week. Enjoy!
In the world of retail all that matters right now is Black Friday! This week has been full of deals, opening times, artwork, campaigns, photo shoots and a few evening cocktails to unwind. The end is near and the excitement is building, I might have even played some Christmas music today. This weekend, though, we’re changing the pace, catching the new Hunger Games movie, hanging with friends and unwinding before the holiday madness is officially upon us. Hope you’re able to do the same!
The Red Head and I are on a mission to clear out some freezer space and cabinets so meals, snacks and packed lunches are getting interesting around here. I was pretty pumped, though, when I happened upon this simple concoction that will help with our efforts! Almond bark, almonds, chocolate chips, cranberries? Done and done.
This Sunday has already brought an early wake up, a hearty breakfast and some checks off the to-do list. Not bad for 8 in the morning. Enjoy these links from around the web this week while I try to keep the momentum going!
After a week of recovery, a handful of early mornings, long drives at odd hours and some serious Neflix binging the Red Head and I are settling back into our house this weekend. I’m ready to get back into our routine and combat the thick of holiday season at Mall of America. For now, though, a deep breath. It’s going to be a crazy few weeks ahead.