Happy Sunday loves! I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend and partook in the plethora of holiday season sales. But first, let me apologize for not posting my Thanksgiving Day side dish and dessert recipes. Whenever I flake on a blog post, I feel really bad. It's something I've put on my New Year Resolution list and will be working on very diligently!
This past week really flew by and was filled with family, food, and getting into the holiday spirit.
Wednesday I came home and whipped up some awesome pumpkin cookies (find the recipe under the RECIPE tab)!! I frosted them with a tangy cream cheese buttercream frosting and sprinkled on a little bit of cinnamon sugar. Sidenote: If you you let the cookies set a few days, they taste just like pumpkin pie!!
Instead of joining the flocks of people out Christmas shopping, mom and I decided to go get a Christmas tree instead. We haven't had a live Christmas tree in our house for years and truthfully, I've been a little salty about it. (Here is the Urban Dictionary definition if you're unfamiliar with the word "salty". See #2 and #3.) Growing up as a child, mom always got a LIVE tree. Once my brother was born we opted for the artificial kind -- for safety reasons obviously. But, with my optimistic thinking and dutiful prayers, I convinced my mom that we absolutely NEEDED a live tree since this would be my last Christmas at home with the family. It worked. And we split the cost on an 8 foot Fir. Thanks mom! But the most exciting part of this whole shopping trip was me driving home with it tied to the top of my mini SUV. Now I know what it actually feels like to drive the speed limit! Hazard lights were in full affect!
And finally, upon arriving home after our Christmas tree hunt, I turned all my attention to the online sales. Not sure if it was just me, but I was SLAMMED with Black Friday shopping deals via email. As I'm typing this post, I have 28 more just sitting in my inbox waiting to be opened and fawned over. Sorry Best Buy, Amazon, Ebay, GAP, Necessary Clothing, LuLu's, Target, and everyone else. I am officially tapped out. No more shopping until mid-December. My bank account won't allow it. However, I can't lie, I was able to get all of my family some pretty awesome gifts! If you're still on the hunt for gifts, be sure to check out my blog roll (in the sidebar). A lot of my favorite bloggers have put together some great gift lists and linked the sale items! (I don't have any this year because I'm not nearly as savvy as my fave bloggers lol)
And to top the weekend off, I stayed home (why, Lord?! WHY?!) and watched my Alma Mater handle business against Auburn. If you don't watch Alabama football, you're missing out. Well, maybe not. The games definitely raise your blood pressure, so if you're on any type of pressure medication, you might want to -- I'm joking. Only kidding!! I actually recommend watching tons of Alabama football. Lots of winning going on. But yes, we won the Iron Bowl and we're headed to Atlanta for the SEC championship game against Missouri. So ROLL TIDE!!
I hope everyone enjoys today! Get into the holiday spirit and get excited about life!! My family will be trimming the tree tonight, so stop by the blog tomorrow (I promise I'll post a Monday Musing and pics of the tree) for a glimpse!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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