My Christmas Wish List

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, November 25, 2017
It is officially one month away from Christmas, which means shopping begins! I absolutely love to give gifts. Find something that so perfectly fits another person brings me so much joy. My family always says that there is so much thought and intention behind my gifts, and it's true. I take my time and really think about what would make the other person happy. It's one of the reasons I love Christmas so much. It's a great excuse to buy a special something for those in my life.

Thankful Thoughts this Thanksgiving

by Lavender Elizabeth, November 23, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope that your day is filled with friends, family, and some delicious food. I couldn't let this day pass without sharing what I'm most thankful for at this time in my life. It can be so easy to get wrapped up in the start of the holiday season, so I wanted to make sure I set some time apart to remember all that I have to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving Table Ideas

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, November 21, 2017
This may be an unpopular opinion, but I'm not a big fan of Thanksgiving day food. I know, I'm weird. However, I do love decorating for Thanksgiving! The event planner in me loves any excuse to transform a table, particularly when it involves fall decor. I love the colors, the feel, and the natural looks that come with autumn decorating. 

Today, I'm rounding up my favorite table decor ideas perfect for your family this Thanksgiving.

My Fall Shopping Essentials

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, November 09, 2017
Is fall anyone else's favorite season? I just love everything about it - but most of all, I love the fashion. Dressing for cooler temperatures is the best. You can rock chunky sweaters with a light jacket; flannels with a warm scarf; or neutrals with a pop of navy. Here are the twelve essentials I think everyone should have in their fall wardrobe.

8 Simple Ways to Decorate for Fall

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, November 08, 2017
Every year, my mom decorates our home for fall - and I love it! She has a fall wreath on the front door, fall florals on the table, and unique pumpkins around the house for added decor. For my own home, I need simple decor; maybe a cute pillow here or a DIY pumpkin there. Today I've rounded up eight of my favorite fall decor ideas - all of which are simple, but leave a lasting impact.

My October Recap & November To Dos

by Lavender Elizabeth, November 04, 2017
I am so excited that it's officially November! This is one of my favorite months. The weather is finally chilly, the leaves have changed, and it's one month closer to Christmas. Who else is excited!?

Below: my October recap and November To Do List

Complete my personal prayer challenge by praying for someone in my life each day in October.
I got very behind very fast, so decided to move this "to do" to November (see below).

Participate in fun fall activities.
I went apple picking, bought new fall clothes, made applesauce, and celebrated Halloween.

Make homemade applesauce.
You can find the tasty recipe here.

Have all the dog cuddles I want while my parents are in Italy.
Loved this time with my pups!

Buy cute pedestals to finish my Aynsley China display.
It looks so good! I'm so happy to finally have a place to display my collection.

Go on my first business trip (to Montreal).
Just got back yesterday!

Enjoy the last month of my human resources internship.
Starting on Monday, I'm moving into my new role.

Watch the fall premieres of my favorite tv shows.
The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds, Riverdale, and One Chicago were fantastic!

Spend time fostering friendships within my Bible study.
I spent some quality time with these ladies this month and loved it (and them)!

Celebrate Halloween.
Spent the weekend in Chicago as Blair Waldorf.

Complete my personal prayer challenge by praying for someone in my life each day in November.

Apply to an open Human Resources position within my company.

Organize my closet to make room for chilly weather clothing.

Spend time with one of my childhood best friends.

Take Christmas card photos for a friend (and reward ourselves with lunch afterwards).

Help my mom with the finishing touches of her fundraiser.

Take time to thank God for everything he's given me during Thanksgiving.

Enjoy having my room decorated for Naperville's Cup of Cheer.

Plan my Advent Tea table decor.

Plan a girls' night with friends.

Have a wonderful November everyone!