Monday, November 30, 2015

May you leave room for dessert...

and may none of your foods ever touch each other.

That's the kind of Thanksgiving blessing I can get behind.  Y'all know, I kid.  I am extremely lucky to have spent this holiday with my husband and parents...and that we had 3 pies for 4 people. Again, LOL.
It was a fantastic weekend on Hilton Head Island filled with golf, tennis, biking, horseback riding... all to work off the two turkeys we had... for the 4 of us.  We're Italian, it happens.  The weather on the island was perfect - low 70s all weekend, and it was so nice to see everything dressed up for Christmas!
On the way home yesterday afternoon, Mike asked if we could stop at Costco for milk, and OF COURSE I saw the Christmas trees outside, so we popped one on top of the Jeep, and we'll wait for the branches to drop for a couple of days before decorating.  This whole "dropping" concept is new to impatient little me.  My parents and I used to go out into the woods and cut a tree down when I was growing up, so the branches never were tied together.  Regardless, Costco has fantastic trees and I'm happy to wait a day or two if it means I get a real tree in South Carolina!

Today we're back to the grind and happily celebrating Cyber Monday.  Please share your good deals with me!!  We ventured out a little on Black Friday (but only after 18 holes of golf), and I picked up a few things at B&BW.  I planned on checking out Kate Spade, too, but there was a bouncer outside and line, so I looked for sales online instead.  

Don't forget, tomorrow is Giving Tuesday.  If you're looking for a small way to give back, head over to Wreaths Across America.  Each holiday season, they put wreaths on all graves at Arlington National Cemetery, and they're currently 30,000 short (read more about it here).  Consider donating just $15 to someone who gave so much to our country.  Your donation is tax deductible, too. 

Linking up with Ashley and Biana today!

23 comments:

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

I haven't heard of giving tuesday. i love that! and how exciting waiting for the tree to drop - also a new one for me. but we haven't had a real tree in years :)

xoxo cheshire kat

BLovedBoston said...

So happy you had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend - we don't have a real tree...mostly because I'm afraid it wont last until New Years, so we've had the same tree for 5 years and it's the best putting it up quickly lol!! Hope you have a great Monday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

birdie to be said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Can't wait to pick up our tree soon!

Chesson {A Southern Twenty-Five} said...

Thanksgiving on Hilton Head looks awesome! Glad you had a good Thanksgiving weekend :)

Darcy said...

3 pies for 4 people!? Sounds like my husbands family hahah! That staircase is beautiful!
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Jillian said...

mmmmm we had a ton of pie too :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Rebecca Jo said...

I didnt realize you had to wait for the branches to drop either. I bet it smells wonderful in your home right now.
I now want pie.

Julie said...

Hopefully you know just how big that tree is once the mesh is cut because needless to say that tree you saw on my IG, we knew it was tall in the forest, we didn't realize how wide until it was home. Can't wait to see yours all decorated!

Jen said...

What an awesome holiday weekend you had! :) Such a beautiful place to spend time.

Carly Messmer said...

Thanksgiving on Hilton Head sounds awesome. I have never heard of tree dropping - am I supposed to wait? Haha! I just figured the ornaments would weigh down everything.

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

We are totally going to get our tree from Costco this year! They just last so long!

Emily said...

Yay for real trees!! Some of my clients were talking about how Costco had the best trees---how did you know?! ;)

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

I love Hilton Head! Also, I had never heard of Giving Tuesday, so thank-you for sharing that. The Wreaths Across America is such a sweet idea. Have a great day :)

Emily said...

Do you not like your food touching each other? I work with someone that is the same way. I can imagine is very challenging around the holidays. Hilton head island sounds gorgeous with perfect weather. The first tree is so pretty.

Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama said...

We went to a tree farm where we could cut down a tree but they were Virginia Pines.. and didn't look enough like Christmas trees to me, so we bought a Fraser Fir that they bring in from NC. So I'm right there with you waiting on the branches to fall ha!

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

I always want a real tree, but I am lazy :) Looks like a great Thanksgiving!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday weekend with the fam, and yes to beautiful weather and real Christmas trees! So glad you were healthy this year and able to enjoy every second of the long weekend <3

Green Fashionista

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

I was following along with your snaps this weekend and your weather was SO amazing! I'm so jealous! You're totally making me want to live in Charleston! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Christina Lea Loves said...

Haha, I hate when my food touches on my Thanksgiving plate and then Derek's food is all on top of each other! Looks like everything was fabulous - I love that you guys had a ton of food! I think my parents had more food at their dinner with my brother than I did at my in-laws with triple the people - the more food the merrier!

LHWinstead said...

What a wonderful weekend--- the weather was perfect for HHI!!

lovethebachers said...

I am RIGHT there with you about the no food touching LOL

Megan @ Chicago Girl said...

Sounds like a great holiday! Ty for posting about wreaths across america. I have so many friends that not only go to put these out, but some of them are their husbands, brothers, etc. It is heartbreaking to see, but they get so much comfort in these wreaths.

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Haha yes..! We got our tree yesterday and are waiting for it to drop before we decorate!!! I love when my food doesn't touch, but I'm not against it touching either.. You had a fabulous time..! Xo

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