Hello Monday

Hello Monday! Happy Thanksgiving Week! The kids are out of school all week and we are SO thankful!

I have been super busy lately so today I am going to share a little bit of life lately! Grab our graphic and join Johannah and me!! Remember anything goes...





Last week, I deep cleaned my entire house. I'm talking major cleaning, cleaning out every closet, drawer, pantry, everything. I took an entire carload to Goodwill. It felt AMAZING! I also got all my Christmas decorations up and created and shipped 15 orders from my Etsy shop.  I would say that I was pretty productive last week! It helped that I wrote EVERYTHING down in my Life Planner that I wanted to get accomplished.

In addition to all that fun! I weighed in at Weight Watchers. In our meeting, we talked about our Thanksgiving plates. I feel so much better going into the holidays since losing 7.4 pounds. Last week, I lost 1.4 pounds.



Ian joined a basketball team and had his first practice Thursday night while Ella and I went to Holiday Paint Night at her school.

Amelia and Ella 


Sassy pose! 



the cutest elf feet I have ever seen (when we got home, I got Ella to add the black line to separate her elf feet! HA ) 


Friday morning started with Ella's book character parade. She dressed up as "Summer" from Wonder.


Part of the high school band always starts our book character parade. The kids get the biggest kick out of the high schoolers being at their school. 






Ella with the BEST 4th-grade teacher there ever was...We LOVE Mrs. Cravey!! 


Friday afternoon until the evening, I did this....


I finally got in the bed around 10:45pm but I was determined to finish my Christmas decorating! Sidenote....I DO NOT like colored lights on the Christmas tree but the kids and Ben LOVE them. So we made sure to get a tree that has both. While I am at home alone, it is on white lights....as soon as Ella gets home, she changes it to colored lights! 😜 


Saturday mid-morning, Ben's parents and brother came over to watch football. The girls loaded up and took Trixie to Pugfest! We were in Pug Heaven. 



Our sweet Trixie girl got a new neck warmer! 


She gave lots of Pug kisses! She was the star of the show since she is an all-white Pug. We only saw 2 other white pugs there! She LOVED all the attention. 


She even got her picture made with Santa and the Grinch. 


We met up with Ella's friend, Brooklyn and her family since they have Pugsley, the chug!! We Pug people just get each other!! 


Just two girls and their pugs!! I can't handle the cuteness! 


Meanwhile, Ian was at Conyer's birthday party. He spent the night there on Friday night and then Saturday morning, Jud and Stephanie borrowed the van to take the boys to shot airsoft guns. 




They were serious about their airsoft gun shooting! Ian had the BEST time! He came home Saturday night after the game and CRASHED!! 




We ended Saturday sitting on the back deck cheering on our Bulldawgs!! Sadly, I didn't take one picture!! 

Sunday, we meet Ben's parents and brother at Smokey Bones at the Mall of Georgia for lunch then did a little shopping. 

Chris bought Ella this sweatshirt! HA 


We ended Sunday night all cozy by the fire enjoying a glass of wine. 


Trixie was clearly enjoying the fire, as well!! 


I want to share a fun Christmas Ornament Exchange that I am co-hosting!! 


Signs ups begin now.  Fill out THIS FORM to participate.

You must be a US Resident. Sign ups will close on November 26th at Noon EST.
There is a $15.00 limit on this swap BEFORE shipping.
Partners will be chosen and notified on November 27th.
Please ship your ornament by December 4th and then come back here and link up with us on December 12th and show off the ornament you receive!

Please let me know if you have any questions at all!!

Hope you guys had a great weekend!