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Friday, November 30, 2012

Favorite Things...It's Friday!

Here are a few of my Favorite Things from the month of November!

ONE - Hosting Thanksgiving for my family.  Don't get me wrong, it was a lot of work and I'm still tired from all that went into it but it was soooo worth it!  My mom and her sisters have been rotating as hosts for Thanksgiving for years.  It is our family tradition for them, the sisters, to do so and I was not born to be a host, my aunt explained.  Them allowing me to take on my mother's place in the rotation was such an HONOR!!!


TWO - Home!!!  Being a homeowner can be challenging but it's nothing like having your own.  I've realized that moreso this month due to the holiday's as we've had several guests. It's been a blessing to be able to welcome our family and friends into our home and just to have that foundation for our cute little family.


THREE - Watching this big beautiful tree turn from green to what you see below over this past month.  It's right outside our tall kitchen windows and greets me every morning when I open the shutters.  I've loved standing Maddie up in front of the window to watch the leaves fall while I cook.  I also use to love climbing trees when I was little (tomboy phase) and this tree looks perfect for that or a tire swing, perhaps, for Maddie :)!


FOUR - These three shows (Revenge, Grey's Anatomy & Scandal)!  Talk about some amazing episodes this season!  Forget Friday's I'm living for Sunday's and Thursday's.  Like seriously, I'm somewhat obsessed with these characters, especially Olivia.  I wanted to name my daughter Olivia but the hubby thought it sounded old...maybe, but it's SO pretty! And that dress she wore in this week's episode was some kind of AMAZING (sing that word when you read it, I did :)!!!





FIVE - This photo of our pretty little Maddie-girl!  She looks so cute and innocent.  We want her to look this way FOREVER!!!  She turned 9 months old on Monday, 11/26 (time is truly flying) and she's begun to stand on her own, even clap at herself while doing it, AND cruising along the furniture.  So yes, pretty soon she'll be walking around to get into everything.  Oh wait, she's getting into everything already :)!  Plus she's reppin' our alma mater and is just too cute doing it (GO STATE)!!!


As always, I love hearing this song on Friday, stay at home mom or not!

Enjoy "today" everyday!!!

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    1. Thanks a bunch Anna, I'm doing my best to make the inside as beautiful as the outside! Thanks so much for stopping by :) enjoy your weekend!!!

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  2. what an adorable child!! and congrats on being a homeowner- so exciting!

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    1. Awww, thanks a lot Helen! Maddie is as cute as a button, if I may say so myself! And being a homeowner has been quite the adventure. I wouldn't trade it for the world! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! Happy Friday :)!!!

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  3. Congratulations on your home! It's beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Niki, it's very exciting and thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely weekend :)!!!

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  4. Congrats on your new home!! It really is beautiful, and that tree is gorgeous up there!! Have a wonderful weekend! Stopping by from #H54F.

    Falen
    www.upwardnotinward.com

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    1. Thanks so much Falen, I so LOVE that tree and thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Yes, it really is awesome to have a home to have family over. I especially like it during the holidays as I love showing off my holiday decor :)

    That picture of your daughter is so adorable!!

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    1. Indeed Emmy! I'm working on crafts now for my Christmas decorations and I'm trying to decide what to do about a tree since Maddie is so small and gets into everything. It's so exciting!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and following along! Take care :)!

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  6. Yay for being a homeowner!! (And decorating it for Christmas, right?!)

    So glad you got a turn at hosting...I'm sure you're an amazing one.

    Maddie is soooo adorable!

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    1. RIGHT!!! I know Madison is too young for this to matter to her but it's so exciting for me!

      And thanks for the compliment! My family thought I did a great job, but they are so bias, you know :)!!!

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  7. I am all over Revenge and Grey's too. My friend is trying to talk me into watching Scandal. Looks like I need to check it out now!

    Such a precious picture of your daughter!

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    1. Emily, aren't those shows the best this season! Just when I think they can't make it any more interesting, they do!

      Watching Scandal is a must! Seriously :)! Season one is a mini-series so I say at least give that a try and if you don't like it then it's not too much of a waste, BUT, you'll love it!

      Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the Maddie compliment :)! Enjoy your weekend!!!

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  8. I just recently got into Revenge but I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    Congrats on being a homeowner. we got to welcome our families for thanksgiving this year. It was really nice! PS. Totally love your house!

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    1. It's never to late to get into Revenge, it is sooo addictive, right?!?

      I agree, welcoming family for the holidays is so nice! Everyone had an awesome time! Thanks so much for the compliment and thanks for stopping by. Take care :)!!!

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  9. yay for being a homeowner! i can't wait till my husband and i get a house! :)

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    1. Right Sarah...YAY!!! It's an amazing experience that I wish on every family :)! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Enjoy your weekend :)!!!

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  10. Your little girl is absolutely precious! I just want to pinch her little cheeks! :) And also, your home is beautiful! My husband and I are wanting to buy a house within the next few months, and we are so excited about it!

    I would love for you to stop by and say hi! leslyni.blogspot.com

    Have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. Thanks Les, I pinch and kiss those cheeks CONSTANTLY! And congrats to you on planning to buy a home soon. That's definitely an exciting yet challenging process, so good luck! Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend as well :)!!!

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  11. Found your blog through the link up! Your daughter is such a cutie! Congrats on being a homeowner - we just purchased this year also. Stop by if you get a chance!

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    1. Yayyy, congrats to you as well!!! And thanks for the compliment, Maddie is definitely as cute as a button :)! Thanks for stopping by and following along! Enjoy your weekend!!!

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  12. Oh what a cute kid... And I love Grey's Anatomy too!

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    1. Awww, thanks Sabrina, she is definitely a doll! And Grey's just keeps on surprising me! I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy your weekend! Take care :)!!!

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  13. maddie is so adorable! what a doll. i love scandal...i haven't watched it this week, so i skipped over that part of your post just in case! also, that tree is gorgeous!

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  14. Oh. My. Gosh. That picture is too cute for words! Love the cheerleaders outfit!!

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    1. :) Thanks so much Lindsey, you're so kind!!! I was thrilled when we received the outfit from her aunt and I couldn't wait for her to fit into it! It made for such great pictures. I'm so looking forward to when she actually starts cheerleading, dancing, etc.!!! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Have a great weekend :)!!!

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  15. WOW you have some great things this month!! Congratulations on being a home owner and high five for hosting Thanksgiving! And Maddie is adorable! :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Right! It's been a pretty amazing year for me and I'm so thankful! And thanks for your congrats and compliments. Maddie is definitely a cutie patootie, but I'm totally bias ;)!!! Thanks for coming through and leaving a comment. Enjoy your weekend too!

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  16. What an adorable picture! Your daughter is precious!

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    1. Thanks Megan, this is from her 6 month old photos and I think our photographer did an amazing job!!!

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  17. How fun that you got to host Thanksgiving! I wish our family rotated like that sometime. That's so fun! I love Revenge too! And your little girl is so so darling! :)

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    1. Ali, it truly was a whole lot of FUN being a host!!! Thanks for the compliment and thanks for stopping by :) enjoy your weekend and come again!!!

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  18. The picture of your daughter is the cutest!
    She is so precious!

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    1. Thanks a bunch & thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your wknd :-)!!!

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  19. Hi Nicole! New reader/follower from Shaping up to be a mom! :) Your daughters pic is so cute! and OMG I LOVE revenge (did you see the finale last night??), Grey's and Scandal! not to mention, once upon a time! My day's this fall season for tv were Sunday, Tues(hart of dixie, Emily Owens, M.D. and Parenthood!!) and Thursdays! lol

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    1. Hey Brittany! I surely did see Revenge and I was quite upset because I didn't realize that this season was over until the end. Now how about that Daniel...he's turning out to be a piece of work, right?!? Gotta love ABC tv!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and following along! Enjoy your week!!!

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  20. oh my gosh she is adorbs! and grey's anatomy, i live for it.

    Thank you so very much for joining us for An Aloha Affair last week. How sweet it was to end the month together.

    Our beautiful December team has gathered and we are so excited to invite you to join us for... An Aloha Affair. Come mingle and grow with us, you are always welcome. Always.

    Cheers,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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