Friday, November 1, 2013

November Goals


Y'all. November? You must be kidding me! I can't even begin to comprehend that in just a blink we'll be celebrating the new year. Ben and I will have been married for A YEAR. So much has changed, and I'm so thankful. But, I'm getting ahead of myself. Reading this blog post yesterday REALLY got me excited to evaluate the year and do some goal setting for 2014. Yippee! October kicked off my favorite time of year, the anticipation of the glorious holidays. I'll be soaking in every single second of the rest of 2013! 

Let's take a look at last month! :) 



  • Find something for above our fireplace 
  • Clean out the guest room 
  • Read a book for fun
  • Attend the Magnolia Fall Home Show in Waco, Texas Read about it here!
  • Visit College Station, Texas for a Kappa Alpha Theta event Read about it here!
  • Finish my "homemade Christmas" secret santa gift for Ben's Granny's side of the family
I also checked a few things off my 101 in 1001 list, so check that out here!

Opening our home for Disciple Now 2013!

November Goals:
  • Host a Thanksgiving celebration for friends 
  • Host a Thanksgiving celebration for my mom, brother, and his girlfriend
Pause. Yes, you read that right. We'll be hosting TWO Thanksgivings. Our first year of marriage. AKA: I love entertaining and my dreams are basically coming true. The friends Thanksgiving will be a collaborative effort on the cooking, but for the evening of Thanksgiving day, I'm on my own. That week is going to be FILLED with cooking and fall scents and I can't wait to share every detail! 
  • Finally stinking make time to read a book for fun, this is now officially a nonnegotiable because this makes me really sad. 
  • Finish my homemade Christmas gift for Ben's Granny's side of the family
  • Freak out when I read my preordered V6 of Southern Weddings, this publication serves as a coffee table book around these parts
  • Put our Christmas tree and other decorations up the day after Thanksgiving 
  • Wrap all of our Christmas gifts as soon as Christmas gift wrap pops up at Target
  • Celebrate the end of football season! Ben's schedule is going from before and after school practice and three nights a week of games to one night a week of games and only before school practice. Thank you, Lord!  
  • Address and Stamp all of our Christmas cards (If you want one, leave us your address here!)

Well, it looks like November is going to be filled to the brim! I'm so excited though! What did y'all accomplish in October? Anything fun coming up in November? Any seasoned Thanksgiving-ers have tips for a newbie like me? :)

13 comments:

  1. I am celebrating and hosting Thanksgiving for the very first time ! I hope you will give us tips, cause I am quite stressed about it ! Also, I left you my adress ! If you want anything from France, don't hesitate to send me an email ;)
    Take Care,
    Mathilde

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  2. Girlfriend, you are ON it! I bought one gift, hopefully the rest can be bought this month so I can enjoy Christmas! And I added my address, can't wait to see what a cute couple y'all are on the cards...I already know you are! ;) And with the return address, we can be pen pals! Never had one as a kid...why not start now with a sweet gal like you? Happy November! xo

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  3. Look at you go! I can't wait to hear about your Thanksgivings - I love entertaining too. Ah I love the holidays!!! Happy November xoxo

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  4. Best Thanksgiving Meal advise: 1) Cook ahead anything you can. 2) Season the turkey the day before. Throw it in a turkey bag, put it in the oven and forget it til time to carve it and eat. It is super easy, comes out moist and delicious - and you can worry about other food. 3) Keep it simple - and enjoy.

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  5. Best Thanksgiving Meal advise: 1) Cook ahead anything you can. 2) Season the turkey the day before. Throw it in a turkey bag, put it in the oven and forget it til time to carve it and eat. It is super easy, comes out moist and delicious - and you can worry about other food. 3) Keep it simple - and enjoy.

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  6. You go girl! TWO Thanksgiving parties in your home already? You are the woman. I couldn't imagine getting our home in enough order to host even one Thanksgiving event haha.

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  7. You are brave to host two Thanksgiving dinners! I bet you'll do great though!!!

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  8. I woke up today thinking "November? Ugh, another month to live through." Then I read your post. You make me excited to start a new month! Another one to LIVE IN!

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  9. Hee hee - I'm in my 12th year of marriage and I'm hosting for the first time this year, too! (Only one time, though.) So, no advice, but here's hoping it goes well for both of us!

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  10. Hee hee - I'm in my 12th year of marriage and I'm hosting for the first time this year too. So, no advice, but here's hoping it goes well for both of us! My plan is to divide and conquer - my husband is smoking the turkey, my MIL is bringing their must-have family dishes that I don't normally make, I'm making the side dishes I love -- real cranberry sauce, roasted squash, wild rice salad -- and I'm buying the pies.

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  11. Sounds like you are going to have a busy November! Good luck with the two Thanksgivings! You'll be a pro by the second time around! :)

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  12. Yay for the end of football season! My husband is a coach too and I am so ready to have him back! :)

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  13. Yay for the end of football season! My husband is a coach too and I am so ready to have him back! :)

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