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Holiday Traditions

December 19
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One of the fun things about being married is looking at the different traditions in our families and deciding what things we will incorporate into our own family.  One tradition we always look forward to is making christmas treats!  Typically we make sugar cookies, carmels, fondants and turtles.  The tradition of making the candy actually comes down through Bry’s family and we definitly have chosen to continue with it.  Although making the candy is a little time consuming, it’s a good way to spend quality time together.  This year Bry’s parents were in town one weekend and we were all able to work together which was fun!

We really enjoy making these treats, but most of all, we enjoy sharing them with friends and neighbors.  Not to toot our own horn, but these chocolates are pretty amazing, and its fun to give them away and see how much other people like them.  The turtles are by far my favorite!(that’s what I was making in the pictures)

Another thing I like about this time of year is the cute Christmas sweaters.  I got this one from J.Crew and I absolutely love it! (I actually picked this one because Bryant loves to ski and he misses it!!) Believe it or not, it actually gets cold enough in San Diego to want to wear sweaters, and even have hot chocolate! This really is such a special time of year. I love getting to see the house all decorated and the atmosphere of giving is so much fun! But what I love most is spending quality time with my family and friends, and that makes this season truly special!

Making Christmas cookies and candy are a few of the holiday traditions that we enjoy, what fun things do you do during this time of year?

XOXO

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Pre Black Friday Sales!

November 25
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We all know that Black Friday is near, but who likes waiting in lines and dealing with all the chaos? Not me! I have made a list of some of my favorite places to shop that already have sales going on. This is a great time to get a lot of your Christmas shopping out-of-the-way! If you miss out on these deals, don’t worry, Cyber Monday is just around the corner as well! Hopefully this will help you save a little while you shop, even though my husband says “you are never saving when you’re shopping” haha! Happy shopping everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all enjoy time around the table with family and friends!

Early Black Friday Deals

Target

Target thanksgiving deal

Kitchen aid mixer

Just got a kitchen aid for my birthday, and I love it! At target they are $50.00 off and you get a $20.00 gift card with purchase. They have so many other great deals right now so check it out!

Loft

Loft deals

Gingham Flare Dress

Everything at Loft is 40% off with code Turkey Day! I love this Gingham flare dress, it is perfect for the holidays!

Lulu’s

 

Lulus deals

Blush pink feather mini skirt

Lulu’s has 25% off site wide and you can sign up to be on the Black Friday VIP list to shop early and get more savings! They have the cutest dresses, and I absolutely love this skirt (they have it in black too)

Nordstrom

Nordstrom deals

Fringe beaded layering necklace

Nordstrom is one of my all time favorite places to shop and they have sales regularly! Right now they have a bunch of deals store wide and more specifically 40% off designer items. This necklace is from BP and its only $8.98! Such a steal!

Sole Society

Sole Society deals

Suede tassle bootie

Sole Society

Cahya heel

Sole Society is one of my favorite places to shop for shoes! The green booties are only $62.97! The sparkle heels aren’t on sale but I am in love with them, they are $69. They have bags, shoes, and accessories on sale! Head over and snag shoes before they sell out in your size.

Gap

Gap deals

Striped sweater

Gap Women deals

Velvet skirt

Gap men deals

Flannel plaid shirt

Gap is great for the entire family! I love shopping here because they have great quality and great sales! Right now they have 50% off entire purchase with code Early!

J.crew

J.crew deals

Buffalo Check Vest

J.crew jewels

Mixed Crystal Bracelet

J.crew is also another one of my favorite places to shop! Right now they have 30% off site wide and 40% off sale items with code Holiday!

Kate Spade

Kate Spade purse

Cove Street Provence Purse

Kate Spade deals

Beacon Court Nisha

Kate Spade has items up to 75% off click on my first link and then type in your email to access the sale items. The Cove Street purse is originally over $400 and is on sale for $149!

Baublebar

Baublebar deals

Genevieve Collar

Baublebar jewels

Tiffany Tassle drop earrings

Baublebar is an amazing site for jewelry! If it’s your first buy, you can enter your email for 20% off, I don’t know what deals they will have for Black Friday but I am definitely going to check them out that day!

Other stores to shop great deals on Black friday are:

Asos

Tory Burch  30% off code: Thanks

Bloomingdales up to 50% off site wide

Urban Outfitters

Shopbop 25% off with code: Gobig15

Anthropologie

Michael Kors Save with code: Glam

Bandier Athletic Clothes 25% off site wide with code: Gobble25

I am sure there are tons of other great deals, so if anyone knows of any others feel free to post them in the comments!! Thanks for reading, hopefully this makes shopping a little easier!

XOXO

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Pumpkin Patch

October 27
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Now that are back from our trip, reality has set in and we realized Halloween is only a week away! Today we made sure that we hit up the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins. Now that we are a little family you have to have family traditions (and keep them). There were some pretty good choices to pick through but we had to make sure we looked at all they had, just to be sure we were picking the best of the best! Okay maybe I needed to look at all of them haha because I’m pretty sure the first one Reagan saw, she wanted! 

We went through the corn maze which was really fun! We let Reagan pick which way she thought was the right way, sometimes she was right and other times we had to backtrack a bit! Her and I would run ahead and hide to try and scare dad.  He caught on and even caught us by snapping a pic of us trying to scare him haha. After goofing around for quite a while we finally made it out of the corn maze.

Next was the tractor ride that took us around the whole farm. Okay, it was more like a little loop but none the less we rode around the farm. There were rows of sunflowers that were so pretty! Besides all the dust that was being kicked up it was a pretty peaceful ride around the patch. 

We got to pet the goats and look at the “ducks” which were really chickens, but thats what Reagan kept calling them. Then she even got to pretend to drive her own tractor. We were really channeling our inner farmer. We all picked our pumpkins, and some little ones for the centerpiece of our table, and we got out of there right when they closed! 

What are your fun traditions around Halloween? Hope you all have a fun week!

XOXO

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