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Hey there! Cruising right on into the weekend at warp speed! This week has gone really fast. I feel like I have sat in the car for most of it. Traffic has been horrendous lately. Thank goodness for a shorter commute. I would be driving off the mountain if I had to drive up to our old house!

A few days ago my sister texted me with the realization that this weekend is the only weekend we have to celebrate Christmas with my mom. What?! So we frantically texted her and came up with plans to celebrate on Saturday. I have hosted at my house the last few years, and it is nice to not have to be somewhere since we are constantly going to other places for the holidays.

We still haven’t taken Zoe to see Santa yet. Parent fail! We have a date with one of our school besties to go see Frozen 2 tomorrow. I am hoping we can squeeze a visit with Santa in on Sunday morning. Or one day after work next week. I had a good bit purchased for Zoe for Christmas, but have dropped the ball everywhere else this year. Trying to knock that out this week too!

One of my new neighbors invited me to the annual ladies Christmas party on Sunday. She told me to bring a Christmas-y gift to exchange, but I am wondering if I need to bring a hostess gift? I am thinking about making a tin of sweet treats to bring along too. I am so thankful to live in a neighborhood where they do stuff like this….and decorate their houses so beautifully for the holidays! Seriously, at least 60-70% of the houses have some kind of outdoor decor. But also, going to a party with a ton of women I have never met before gives me so much anxiety.

Favorite Purchase: Target has 50% off Knox Rose sweaters, and I have been wanting a mustard colored one for quite some time. Score on this deal! It is soooooo soft! The fit is over-sized, so either order your regular size for that look, or size down one.

Women's Textured Long Sleeve Crewneck Pullover Sweater - Knox Rose™ - image 1 of 2

I have my eye on this one, and am trying to decide if I want the white or blush color. It is another over-sized fit, and is a bit warmer than the one shown above. Perfect for our trip to Gatlinburg! Also gets me away from always wearing cardigans. I am the cardigan queen in the winter.

Women's Mock Turtleneck Pullover Sweater - A New Day™ - image 1 of 3

Favorite Recipe: This Bacon Spinach Pasta from Budget Bytes looks amazing!!! Hope to make it soon!

Bacon and Spinach Pasta with Parmesan is a quick and flavorful weeknight dinner that only requires a few ingredients. BudgetBytes.com

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Well, I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend! Soak up as much Christmas festivities (or rest) that you can!

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  • Reply Lindsay December 13, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I really loved the white sweater on you! Have fun this weekend!

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen December 13, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Hope the celebrations are a success this weekend! I think a tin of treats is a perfect hostess gift. I lol’ed to that last funny!

  • Reply Rebeca Jo December 13, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    That Kardashian mom… that’s me in most things in life 🙂 LOL
    It always seems like everything sneaks up, doesnt it? We have our first family christmas next weekend so we’re like OH SNAP – we gotta get everything done this weekend for that.

  • Reply Kristin December 13, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    I get horribly anxious at the thought of going to gatherings with people I don’t know. It happens a lot with the army :/ Especially if it’s a thing where either my husband is everyone’s boss OR it’s at HIS boss’ house.
    I’ve looked at that second sweater online multiple times but I always get overwhelmed in-store (they rearranged ours last month) and have never searched it out.

  • Reply Danielle December 16, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    The wine in the classroom was too funny. I totally get why she did it. Ha. I love that first sweater so much. So pretty.

  • Reply laura December 16, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    I hope you ended up buying that white sweater – it looked so good on you. I’m glad you survived all of your xmas festivities this weekend – you’ll have to tell me about the neighborhood party!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag December 17, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Love the one about the teacher having wine in the classroom. LOL I hope you had a nice weekend and enjoyed Frozen 2, and got to meet Santa! I still need to see the new Frozen, so hopefully soon!! I hope the party goes well – and I think a hostess gift would be a lovely thought. 🙂


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