Give Thanks!

It’s not like me to step off the grid completely, even at our cabin, but this past week I did. I even stayed up there by myself with Bowie for two nights — a first! I thought about my family, my life today, and my intentions for tomorrow. No Black Friday shopping! Though I did happily do some some Shop Local Saturday shopping in Keene. I’m sure you’ve been bombarded by both other bloggers and company emails. I don’t think you need me adding to the din. If you did get some holiday shopping or decorating done, I say good for you.

THANKFUL! For my family, from my husband who juggles it all and provides so much for us all. For me three sons, who are now men of 25, 23 and 22. And for my two sisters and their husbands and children — my nieces and nephews. And for Bowie, our little furry guy who brings so much joy. And mischief.

THANKFUL for the feast we prepared together and shared together. It was a lot of work, as so many of you know, but also a lot of fun.

THANKFUL! For leftovers!! From deep dish apple pie that tastes better Day 2. Or Day 3. And when you tell your husband to buy 5 pounds of mushrooms (by mistake!), and he makes delicious mushroom, potato and leek soup. And when reality sets in and you realize you haven’t weighed yourself in 9 days. And done nothing but eat. And drink wine. And not work out. Yikes! I am going hardcore starting tomorrow. Christmas, and Christmas cookies, are coming!

THANKFUL! For clothes I’ve purchased and truly love. And that are now on sale! Sharing just a few options with you. Hope they inspire!

Puffer: (JW Anderson for Uniqlo, sold old) but love this vest and this jacket

Hat: (old, Kate Spade) but super cute here and here ( I know…not on sale…but…)

Sweater: (Ann Taylor and my nod to red, this season’s hottest color and 50% off with code BESTMONDAY) cute here and here, too

Jeans: (Madewell, sold out) but love their jeans and these and these are on sale with code DONTSTRESS

Boots: (Stuart Weitzman, old) but buying these at 40% off!

Photos by MP Allegaert & April Cross

 

Rainbow Country

 

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This past Sunday it was our typical round of chores before heading back to “reality” — dump run, Sugar House Creamery for milk, yogurt and more, plus a quick check in at one of our favorite local stores, Big Crow Trading. Must be in the air, because everywhere I looked I saw rainbows! Oh…and lots (and lots) of taxidermy. And I’m sure you noticed that Bowie wore his rainbow stripe sweater, too.

City & Country

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We shot this post in my JC neighborhood, but the plaid top has already migrated up to our cabin. It’s a fun, feminine twist on the flannel shirt look that’s right at home in the mountains. Once the weather cools down, a black puffer is perfect…anywhere, anytime. And there are so many great options out there. This one has a slightly shiny finish, which makes it a bit more city chic. Have to confess I also have its twin by another mother in the Adirondacks.