Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This and That

I've been busy.  With what you ask?  Oh the typical - prepping for Thanksgiving (we're hosting), working, cleaning, joined a gym - trying to get into shape, play-dates, and trying to finish up some overdue home projects.  My favorite part?  I actually took some time to create a Thanksgiving tablescape this season which I plan to post pictures tomorrow! Yay! In the meantime, I hope to use this long weekend to finish up some home projects.  Here is a hint on one such project I'm working on:
Do you notice a trend?  I also plan to get a head start on our Christmas shopping and decorating this weekend.  This year we will choose our Christmas tree from a local farm and have it tagged.  When we're ready to have it cut, we just call them in advance and they cut it.  This way I can guarantee NOT to see a pile of needles on the living room floor before Christmas Eve!  

Lastly, I plan to take some time for me.  A good friend and mentor gave me this book in which she wrote, "I love how in a very gentle and uncomplicated way the book encourages self-love, dreaming, imagining, creating, playing, exploring and nurturing your spirit, dreams, passions, curiosities and desires."

I couldn't have said it better.  Don't we all need that from time to time, particularly during the crunch of the holidays?  I'll see you tomorrow to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. You have been busy. Having Thanksgiving at your house is a pretty big deal - good luck. I can't wait to see your table scape. Your project sounds interesting, btw.


  2. Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving! I'm thankful to have "met" you this year.

    That book sounds pretty interesting. Keep us posted on what you think.

    Is it crazy that I'm a bit jealous that you are hosting Thanksgiving? I'm doing all the cooking but since it's not my house I'm not decorating the table. Enjoy!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Can't wait to see your tablescape! Don't forget to squeeze in some time for yourself as you've planned! :)

  4. Can't wait to see the mirrors on the sides of the bed- love that idea! Have a great long weekend and enjoy a little you time. xo

  5. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and your "me time". Looking forward to your holiday decorations.

  6. digging the mirrors! it will add tons of extra light in a bedroom.

    have fun with your projects this weekend and good luck tomorrow!

    happy thanksgiving.

  7. Ooooooh, I love my two mirrors flanking our bed. I can't wait to see it. Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving, Fran! I am thankful for your blog -- a source of such inspiration! xxoo

  8. I have heard about that book. Please do tell if you rec. it when you're done! And I love the mirrors behind the table lamps (I did this in our guest room and love it.)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  9. Fran, that book looks amazing. I hope you'll let us know what you learn from it! I am so thankful I've met you too--and hope we'll be blogging friends for a long, long time to come. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!