Weekend Recap: Traditions

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday celebrating with those who mean the most to you. There is definitely something  about this time of year that necessitates the need to fall back onto traditions. Traditions seem to be what makes this time of year special and unique. When I meet with clients I always talk to them about the importance of establishing traditions as they move throughout their life phases. Traditions have a stabilizing affect. They ground us in what is important, and remind us that we have roots. Deep and special roots. This past weekend was spent moving from one tradition to the next. I had a perma sense of comfort and excitement, anticipating each sacred tradition established by my family (both new and old). And you know what? Monday doesn’t seem so bad given all the traditions I have to look forward to in the next few weeks! We’d love to know what traditions you are rooted in?

IMG_0785{Three generations of Roberts women enjoying our afternoon mimosas before the big turkey dinner}

traditions{Mom’s holiday spins on table settings & The Griswold’s Family Christmas, Home Alone, pajamas, red wine, and good laughs all on Thanksgiving night!}

IMG_7610{Yes, call us crazy, we went to South Coast Plaza the day after Thanksgiving! Before you think we’re that crazy though, we didn’t actually get there until 11… enough time for a little morning run!}

IMG_0808{Picking out the perfect tree to bring the holiday feeling alive, wearing my new favorite beanie!}

traditions2{Ornaments: We love to buy ornaments from each spot we travel to… then when we decorate our tree we are able to reminisce on the memories from that trip. Little Ornament-ville is something that Allison and my dad started years ago to be silly… who cares how old we get, that’s the point of traditions!}

IMG_4051{Checking out all those Christmas decorations down in Balboa Island while we walk off Thanksgiving indulgences}

IMG_0931{Advent devotionals to be reminded of the real reason for the season}

As we do every week, check out this Women’s Health Challenge… think of all those cookies, cocktails, and hot coco that are in your near future….

Hosting a holiday party? We love this polaroid camera, these props, and this background for a DIY photo booth. We know we’ll be doing this for sure!

Looking for the perfect personalized gift under $25? Check out some of our favorite options! This mug, ornament, and bracelet (I hope this one is in my stocking!)

One last suggestion! I’m loving black jumpsuits (a post to come on one soon)… check out these favorites here, herehere, and here!

If you need a good laugh this Monday morning, check out this clip from our all time favorite Christmas Movie

Have a wonderful week!!


  1. Annette Roberts says:

    This was really good….nice blend of all the things you blog about….and GREAT pictures !!!

  2. Terri says:

    What a special post! That was beautiful, funny and inspirational!

  3. Love all the photos…looks like you guys had a nice relaxing holiday! I love how your mom made some stuff from pinterest! My mom is always sending me pins via email…cracks me up! Oh and god bless you guys. I had to pass this year on Black Friday- every year that goes by, the less patience I have to get up early and fight the crowds. Cyber Monday is more my thing 😉


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