Weekend Recap || Holiday Traditions + Cyber Monday Favorites

(A little Black Friday shopping with the ladies…)

I always love Thanksgiving weekend. For me, it has always signified the start of some of my most cherished traditions (both old and new). We kick off the Christmas season on Thanksgiving night by watching Christmas Vacation…. then the ladies in the family head out for a little Black Friday shopping (we don’t go early… we sleep in a little…) while the guys hang out and watch football. We get our tree…. spend an evening decorating it with Christmas music…. and then look forward to the next few weeks filled with tradition. I guess that’s why I always look forward to this time of year… it’s so deeply rooted in family and love that I can’t help but get excited as I think about all the festivities ahead…..

And, as I think about the traditions I had as a child, I can’t wait to continue making new traditions with my little family…. Harper is already getting excited, starting with decorating the tree (she may or may not have tasted a few pine needles….)…. and TJ and I have had numerous conversations about what we want to start with her this year. We want to take her to Disneyland to see all the decorations…. take her to a local holiday train that runs in the evenings through tunnels of lights (she’s obsessed with “choo choos”), and take her to look at all the Christmas lights. I’m excited to start baking with her (she already likes to help in the kitchen), and introducing her to the Polar Express book…..

So, as we head into the week ahead I do so with great anticipation for the holiday season in front of us. Have a wonderful week friends! xx

(Post Thanksgiving tradition with the sista…. vino, cozies, + Christmas Vacation. stripe pajamas, pearl joggers, slippers, glasses)

(Comfies for a morning chasing after little miss…. pullover, joggers, slippers)

(Little lovelies for the Christmas Tree… gold bird, pom garland, white bird, unicorn (20% off))

(Black Friday outfit…. velvet cami, cardi (both on sale))

(Picking out our Christmas Tree… little miss was more interested in rocks than trees…. Harper’s dress, my top, TJ’s top)

(Only broke one in the process….. love how she’s starting to get excited for the Christmas season too….)

(After a busy few days, our bed was calling for me Sunday night…. comforter, woven pillow, pillowcases, pouf(20% off))

So, I fully indulged in all there was to offer this past weekend which is why I’m hitting it hard tomorrow morning. I bought a 20lb kettle bell this past weekend and am oddly excited to start using it this week. I read somewhere that increasing the weight you use for your booty workouts will help to lift + tone it… and I could sure use that right about now! I’ll also be doing my quick little bands workout during the week too.

 The last of the “Cyber Week” deals is today with Cyber Monday (not likely you needed to be reminded of that!…) and I thought I’d share a few personal favorites with you (that didn’t get included in my Black Friday roundup…..

I shared my gift guide for the man in your life, in case you missed it, and some of the items are included in a buy more save more sale. My dad actually loved the headphones so much, my mom got him a pair for Christmas.

Sole Society is having 30% off site wide and my favorite OTK boots (featured here) and these navy booties (featured here) are both in stock and included. Super comfortable and great for cooler weather… and easy to run after a little tike in!

Athleta is having 20% off, and my favorite pair of stripe crop leggings (that I’ve had for 3 years) are on sale….

Bandier, a workout line, is having 20% off everything, and I have my eye on these camo crops + blush lace up hoodie.

 Anthro is having 20% off site wide and I shared some favorites above. When I was in the store, I also fell in love with this beautiful fluffy cardigan and this sequin bell sleeve top (thought it would be so fun for the holidays!).

Free People is having 25% off sale items…. I love this super soft collarless zip up.

Annnnd, Nordstrom is still having a sale and my favorite oversized henley is included, and this v-neck sweater looks so comfortable. Also, another gorgeous sequin top for the holidays… as is this velvet slipdress (such a beautiful color).