Wednesday, November 28, 2018

What's Up Wednesday (November 2018)

What a whirlwind of a month!  I can't believe it's time for my favorite monthly linkup already!  Geesh! Linking up with the lovely ladies HERE

 Anyway, let's have some fun...here's "what's up" with us!

What We're Eating This Week

After hosting on Wednesday night, Thursday and Saturday night, we have plenty of leftovers in the house so we are going to "make do" this week and keep meal planning loose.  It is leftover central here this week- we have turkey and all of the fixings, pasta, etc...you get the drill 

 What I'm Reminiscing About

The Nutcracker of course...can't believe it is over...such a beautiful show and wonderful experience for Diana...warms my heart!

 What I'm Loving


The Hallmark movies, the Sirius XM Holiday Channels, The Decorations....loving it all!

(My Office Tree and Garland)

What We've Been Up To

We celebrated Halloween with Dorothy and Toto :)

Mama stepped down from the Wolverines board

We enjoyed watching our pal Caden in Bye Bye Birdie at The Derryfield School

There were many Nutcracker Rehearsals

Mama and Daddy enjoyed a date night!

We loved seeing Kayla's new pad!

Mama and Mimi got to watch Eva in her dance class....priceless!

Eva had her first hair cut- thank you Claribel!

Mama and Diana enjoyed The Nutcracker Movie with Besties Jill and Alice

Eva continues to love gymnastics....

 and hockey....

We loved having Tracey and Heath and the kids over for dinner...

and Mama has been decorating up a storm!

Saturday morning breakfast was an awesome start to another Nutcracker day...

and we loved having the Fab Four over for dinner

Mama and Lea did some damage at the outlets ;)

and Diana loved some QT with besties

Daddy surprised Mama with an early Christmas gift

and Mama just...keeps...decorating ;)

We had our first snowfall of the season...

and we loved celebrating little Sophie

We enjoyed another epic Thanksgiving Eve...

and a wonderful Thanksgiving Day

Mama and Cass enjoyed another successful Black Friday

and we all enjoyed every last minute of The Nutcracker :)

Mama got to meet Elin Hilderbrand again on Monday night (separate post coming soon!)

What I'm Dreading

All the Wrapping- ugh!

I am contemplating hiring someone to do it because I am so bad at it- ha ha!!

What I'm Working On

Finishing the year up strong- personally and professionally!

What I'm Excited About

My Annual Holiday Recipe Exchange Party on Friday Night- woohoo!!

We are going with BEST recipes and CUTEST Pajamas this year.  So we will have a little bit of everything- cocktails, apps, main dishes and desserts! 

What I'm Watching/Reading

My Favorite STILL is A Million Little Things- gets better and better

Other faves include American Housewife, I Feel Bad and Greys

I am still watching This Is Us but it is really losing me- I'm sad

and right now....I know I don't even have to write these words because you already assume......
Hallmark....oh how I love thee.....


I read one book in November...it was our book club book....

Wild Talk by Dani Antoinette

Oh My is all I have to say...our hostess was a little fresh with her choice this month- hysterical!

and...I started Elin Hilderbrand's new book, "Winter In Paradise."  My friend Laura gave it to me.  It is her first book NOT set on Nantucket...and friends I have to agree with many of you...it loses something.  I am getting through it slowly and since meeting her again on Monday night (separate post coming) I am more motivated to finish it..stay tuned for my thoughts!

What I'm Listening To

Lots of Sirius XM Holiday Traditions and Holly

What I'm Wearing

Lots of Macy's Holiday Tops

Faux Leather Pants

and the sparkly heels from Free People

What I'm Doing This Weekend

Hosting My 4th Annual Holiday Recipe Exchange Party on Friday Night
and then taking my Mom to Newport to tour the mansions all decorated for Christmas- that is what she wanted for her gift this year and we are all going- should be a wonderful time!

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

Taking the girls to see The Grinch, Jammie Christmas and all of the holiday magic and traditions!

What Else Is New?

Thankful for a wonderful holiday weekend and at the same time being back to our routine and structure and work!  Feels good!


I would have to say when he gets into cookies/candy/treats especially when he spells out a message in M and Ms :)


Good Better Best Food said...

Oh so very many things I love about this post. I too hate to wrap and a couple of years I have hired a high school girl to do it for me. Look into that!

I am so jealous that you get to see the mansions at Christmas. It is one of my favorite places.

I think I need to know what those faux leather leggings are! You are looking Good girl.


Jaclyn Coffee, Pancakes & Dreams said...

Looks like a fun and memorable month! I can't wait to hear about your pj and cocktail party--what a fun idea!

Tractors and Glam Blog said...

Holly, what a fun recap of your November. You guys were busy. We are all about the leftovers too! I love the Macy's top! They have so many cute things out right now. I love all the peeks at your Christmas décor too!

Rechelle said...

Oh what a month! The only time I miss having cable is for the Hallmark Christmas movies :\ I love seeing how much you host others in your home, definitely inspires me to open our home more! :)

Sunshine and Books said...

I've met Elin a few times. Isn't she wonderful?? Winter in Paradise was good and it made me want to go to the islands, but, you're right, it just isn't Nantucket! Have a great day!

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