Thursday, November 26, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. On this day I am so grateful and thankful for everything. Sixteen years ago I had the most amazing and memorable Thanksgiving day ever, when I gave birth to my first child. She wasn't due until December and I had a doctor's appointment the day before, they told me I wasn't going to be going into labor and to have a great holiday weekend. I left and decided since my doctor was right by the mall that we would go get our Christmas shopping done since I would most likely have her in the next couple of weeks. We honestly didn't think I would be up for shopping after I had her so we wanted to get it out of the way. After several hours of shopping and walking the mall I went home to make some pies for dinner the following day and half way through felt sick, something just suddenly came over me and the smells were making me nauseous, I was super tired but most of all I felt like my stomach had dropped and had a ton of pressure in my lower back. I went to bed early and woke up at 2 am to a sensation like something had popped in my tummy then when I went to get out of bed realized my water had broken. We went to the hospital shortly after and I was admitted by 5 am and she was delivered, with her eyes wide open as the doctor told us, a few minutes before the kick off to the Dallas vs. the Dolphin's football game. My Hubby being a Dallas Cowboy fan I remember him joking about how he hoped she would arrive before kick off and she did. It was the most amazing Thanksgiving for our entire family and the start of our own little family. Since that day Thanksgiving has become an even more meaningful day and one of the most thankful days of our lives.
Below is a tee shirt I ordered back several months ago and couldn't think of a better tee shirt from my collection to wear on this Thankful day. I love the simple design of a heart with the word thankful, because I have a very thankful heart today.
Tee by Sweet_T's on Etsy will add link below along with links to my crystal necklace from Fawninginlove also from Etsy and more..
My blue agate ring is from Adam Rabbit on Etsy and the bangles are all Alex and Ani.
My flannel is from Maurice's. Love how soft it is and lighter weight. Has a crochet lace like detail on the back.
JCrew distressed boyfriend jeans. Love these so much have three pairs.
My kitchen Thanksgiving morning while watching the parade I made some home made mashed potatoes to take to my in laws.
My daughter did all my makeup tonight for dinner using her new makeup she got and some tips from my friend Vanessa who came to the house the other night to teach her how to apply makeup and some other tips. I have worn fake lashes a handful of times, and they really make such a huge difference and it was fun to wear for the day. I am not a makeup girl my daughter wears it daily but I only wear it for special occasions usually, for work I might wear some mascara and lipgloss but it was fun. She really is good and has a knack for it for sure. I did not have her apply the contouring stuff she learned because I have sensitive skin and I will break out if I wear a lot of makeup for long but what she did apply looked great. The lashes were the biggest change and half way through I was ready remove them but they were a lot of fun. I did a pin up style shoot for my hubby a few years ago for Valentine's Day and they made me wear heavy makeup for the camera and really long thick false lashes, I remember when she was done I didn't even recognize myself. For me this is a kick because I was always a bit of a tomboy growing up, I wasn't like my daughter at 16 wearing makeup and spending money on expensive makeup then as I got older I have had phases I wore makeup but I have never worn lashes daily. I am a blonde so I have always penciled in or have my eyebrows tinted or you wouldn't see them, they are basically invisible. I got her these lessons because I wish sometimes when I was her age I would have learned to do makeup and been more into those things. I also wanted her to learn how to apply it correct and if she is spending a fortune on makeup wanted her to have the right stuff. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot of stuff myself for when I do have a date night or event to go to. Props to the ladies who take the time to wear a full face of makeup daily, it is very time consuming and I am in awe sometimes at some of the many beauty bloggers and vloggers I have seen who are so talented. I am amazed at what some can do with makeup. My friend who came by to teach my daughter is amazing and really knows her stuff. It was really fun and I know for some fun styled shoots for the blog I may have them do my makeup again.
My outfit for dinner is s chunky rust color sweater I got from the awesome Fashion Junkee, and some leggings that match perfectly from Forever21 paired with some old Steve Madden OTK slouch style black suede boots. You can literally scrunch them like socks lol, so 80's I know but they are really cute boots and I never could bring myself to get rid of them. Happy I didn't because I wear them all the time now.
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Have a great Thanksgiving. Xoxo