Scenes From Our Weekend | vol 4

What a beautiful weekend it was – but, boy was it busy! My heart is so full of gratitude and joy that I’m not sure how others will compare…that is until Christmas! Greyson had so much fun getting to try new foods and visit with friends both here at home and up in Los Olivos when Philip helped out at the tasting room. We experienced a refreshing rain, stayed full with plenty of Thanksgiving leftovers, and I’ve stayed busy with my cup of coffee and Gilmore Girls on repeat. Here are a few scenes from my weekend…

Gilmore Girls

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This weekend has been full of a lot of fun giveaways here on the blog. First, there’s my collaboration with a few of my favorite bloggers who have come together to celebrate the revival of Gilmore Girls! I had never grown up watching the show, but now that the complete series is on Netflix I’ve been streaming it all weekend. So, if you’re like me who is only falling in love with these characters for the first time (or you just like some fun goodies) or you’ve been watching since the beginning, check out the giveaway here and be sure to enter before Thursday!

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Get these suuuuper comfy joggers from Cotton On today for $10 during their Cyber Monday deal!

New Bangs!

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Bangs and I go way back – like, to early 90s childhood days – and I’ve been rocking a variation of them ever since. I’ve done the side-swept for ages and finally after since becoming pregnant with Greyson I grew them out. For a time I really loved not having some extra hair in my face and how easy it was to pull my hair back, but there was a part of me that missed them. I always go back and forth as to what to do with my hair and so one day I stood in the bathroom with scissors in hand and make the cut. They’re not salon perfect, but gave me the change I needed and I’ve loved having them again. So…what do you guys think?!

Thanksgiving 2016

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I was so excited to host a little Friendsgiving this year and celebrate Greyson’s first Thanksgiving with our friends. I could finally break out a few more wine glasses from our wedding registry box and pull together a cute tablescape thanks to inspiration from Pinterest. It was a pleasure to serve our friends and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

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California Rain

 

Rain is not something that us Californians get to experience that often, but when we do it’s beautiful. On Saturday as we were driving up to Los Olivos the most beautiful rainbow popped out and I tried my hardest to capture it (even while my husband was driving). So although it doesn’t truly capture it I’m happy with my little rainbow video. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did seeing it!

Linking up with Emily.

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Returning To Stars Hollow | A GIVEAWAY

Returning To Stars Hollow | A GIVEAWAY

One of the questions that many girls growing up in the early 2000s can ask themselves is, where were you when Gilmore girls first aired? Unfortunately I cannot answer that question, well not until a few weeks ago that is, because I never watched the show. Insert wide eyes and a shriek here. I know, I know. I’m one of the few girls out there that didn’t really get on the CW bandwagon growing up although I’ve heard great things about the show. I guess the whole ‘mother-daughter being best friends’ relationship thing didn’t really peak my interest and neither did the goody-goodeyness of the whole show. Instead I opted for shows like FRIENDS, Seinfeld, The Office, and the ridiculous South Park. I never knew what I was really missing out on…

…until Netflix and the kind soul, Janelle, over at Simply Love.

Back a few months ago I remember hearing about the Gilmore girls revival and seeing a number of friends, and blogging friends, sharing their excitement across social media. I never quite understood what the commotion was about seeing as though I had no idea what the references were or the complex relationships that played out over seven seasons. Thanks to Netflix and countless hours throughout the day with Greyson, I have been able to catch up on seven years worth of memories and reminiscing about being a young teen myself navigating high school, responsibilities, and relationships. I think I’m able to appreciate this show much more as an adult than if I were to have originally watched it growing up. BTW, I believe Lorelai Gilmore was ahead of her time! So witty and funny!

I am only within the first three seasons yet I find myself totally wrapped in Lorelai’s relationship with Luke. I mean, they do end up together in the end, right?! How is it that these two waif-like women can eat, let alone afford, Luke’s everyday for multiple meals a day? And I’m quite impressed that a teenager drinks her coffee black. I still have to use cream and sugar! Perhaps it’s the perks of living in a small town where everyone, and literally everyone, knows you. Nonetheless, it’s a town that I find myself wanting to live in, to raise my family there, and for 45 minutes (at least) I can.

So, in celebration of our grand return to Stars Hollow and greeting our favorite characters once again for this epic four-episode run, me and my fellow blogger friends are hosting a pretty amazing giveaway! Grab your Luke’s coffee and a donut (or three), your comfiest sweater, blast the revival on your TV, and join all of us for a giveaway thanks to Janelle and my lovely other hosts!

Giveaway Items: 

+ Twine and Cotton Market ‘Stars Hollow’ Candle
+ Snowman and Star Ornament
+ $20 Shop Credit to LulaRoe | Janelle Monaco
+ Rose Gold Clutch
+ Mini Brush Trees
+ Milkglass Coffee Creamer + Sugar Set
+ Coffee Mug
+ 2 Art Prints
+ Darling Magazine
+ Darling Nightingale Knitted Donut
+ Pop-Tarts
+ Journal
Returning To Stars Hollow | A GIVEAWAY
Returning To Stars Hollow | A GIVEAWAY
Returning To Stars Hollow | A GIVEAWAY
Returning To Stars Hollow | A GIVEAWAY
Returning To Stars Hollow | A GIVEAWAY

your hosts:

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begins midnight on Nov 25th and runs until Dec 3rd at midnight – open to U.S & Canadian residents only. Winner will be selected at random.

Simply Love | Fawn & Linen | Hill Collection | A Short Blonde
Little Blue Sailboat | Primarily Inspired | The Girl Who Loved To Write

 

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Thankfulness | 2016

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Today is our very first Thanksgiving that we are hosting and although we are apart from family and our friends back on the east coast, we are nonetheless thankful. Besides, I get to finally break out our wedding wine glasses two years later as we get the opportunity to host a little Friendsgiving of our own. This year is especially important for our little family because of Greyson. It is him that we are truly thankful for!

In the spirit of preparing this years feast I had a lot of fun setting the table! Here are a few scenes from our Thanksgiving this year with more to come on Instagram

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I snipped fresh rosemary and used twine to tie the place cards. The little bit of color really adds a special touch. I loved finding things around the house that I already had to use for the tablescape. Pinterest doesn’t hurt either 😉

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I’ll be behind the camera this year while the husband is in the kitchen. I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving and prayers for safe travels for those who are visiting family away from home! There’s so much to be thankful for this year in our family and I praise God for the many blessings we have had the joy of experiencing. Cheers to friends, family, a lot of food, and football!

Love, Kelly

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Scenes From Our Weekend | vol 3

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This weekend marks the last weekend before Thanksgiving and how is it that it’s already almost Thanksgiving?! It truly does seem like time is constantly in a state of fast-forward and keeping up is difficult at times. But, nonetheless it’s been a fun few days that kept us busy and even Greyson decided to thrill us with something new – crawling! My heart is full and never a dull moment in this house…so here are the scenes from our weekend!

weekend running partner and views

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It’s been about four weeks since I began running with C25K and although I’ve had to go back and forth between intervals, I’m beginning to see a change! I’ve lost about 2 lbs, my endurance is beginning to improve, and there are a few pants where the waist doesn’t feel as snug. I personally loathe running, or really any kind of activity, but I hate the way I was feeling about my postpartum body more – we all have to have that first day and I’m glad I’m finding the inspiration to push through.

This weekend, however, I started noticing a pain in my left knee which has caused a slight derailment to my running routine. I’m thinking I need one of those knee compression thingys to help with putting pressure on it and to keep me from doing more damage. If anyone has any recommendations for knee support please pass any advice along!

Crawl so hard…

You guys, my mommy heart just can’t even contain my excitement for this moment. Grey had been doing his army crawl for a little while now and I knew he was on the cusp of getting up on his knees and just the other night it happened! He’s still getting used to his newfound skill and is very excited to move around on his own. He also has learned to go from tummy to sitting on his bottom and back again! Soaking it all up before he really takes off!

celebrating Rooted, a baptism, and the church nursery!

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I can’t believe 10 weeks has passed since I began Rooted, a Bible study of sorts, at my church. I was seeking community and looking for a way to become more connected with my church, and the wonderful people that fill it, and Rooted allowed me to achieve just that. I had an amazing time with these people (although not everyone could make it to our celebration dinner/photo) and had the honor of listening to their stories as well as sharing my own. Rooted was a great experience that deepened my faith and understanding of God in my life and gave me the opportunity to gain new friendships with these lovely people.

It was also a privilege to be standing there in support of a friend from our group who was baptized at this past Sunday’s service. What a deeply moving opportunity to be a part of. I could barely keep it together as tears filled my eyes witnessing everyone from children to the elderly accept Jesus as their savior. It’s such a powerful moment for us as a family and for me personally.

Oh! And Sunday was our first time putting Greyson in the nursery during services. I knew Grey would do amazingly well as he’s so comfortable with new people; it was me that had the separation anxiety. Nonetheless, I prayed for a calmed heart as we successfully dropped him off and enjoyed our first uninterrupted service! Besides, I knew Grey would love to play and socialize with the other babies a lot more than being stuck with us. We’re both excited to continue placing him in the nursery every Sunday from now on. Yay for a successful Mommy Milestone and praises to God for His calming hand on our initial anxiety.

#verydanielxmas planning

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All weekend I’ve been so excited to get started on the planning of our #verydanielxmas movie menu and activities! Be sure to follow along on Instagram using the #verydanielxmas hashtag to see what we’re up to this season! I first narrowed down the Christmas movies and from there I’ve been browsing Pinterest for appetizer and treat ideas as well as themed cocktails. We loved the food/drink/movie pairing from Halloween this year and thought to continue the trend into Christmas.

…speaking of Christmas

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Can we go back to how amazed I am that it’s already Thanksgiving this week? Well, it definitely crept up on me and usually by November 1st I’m chomping at the bit to start decorating for Christmas. Every year I always try to convince my husband to allow me to decorate early, with no avail, until this year. This year November just cruised right past me and it was this weekend that I actually noticed that we’ve arrived at Thanksgiving. So, in my shock that I actually almost missed my opportunity to grovel and persuade the Christmas cheer early, I was able to sneak it in and begin decorating!

I’m excited to share a more in-depth holiday home tour like I did last year, so stay tuned for that post later on!

Linking up with Emily.

 

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