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How are you guys feeling about the fact that Thanksgiving is TWO WEEKS AWAY? Like, what? I still can’t wrap my head around how quickly this year has gone by. We don’t have very much on the calendar this season and I sort of feel sad to miss out on all of the festive attire. I’m not one to shy away from novelty anyways so I still plan to add some flare to my everyday outfits. I’ve mentioned this before but sweatsuits aren’t my outfit of choice so coming up with looks to celebrate the holidays at home (and at 8 months pregnant!) will be an interesting task. I’ve been living in dresses since that’s pretty much all that fits the bump and it’s so warm here!
Before I can get ready for Christmas, I’m still anticipating Thanksgiving here in Charleston! My parents and my brother will actually be here to celebrate with my grandmother so we all get to be together. They will be driving in a week early to enjoy some time here, too. My mom’s side of the family has a house on Seabrook Island (a quick drive from Charleston) so they will be staying there. I’m so excited to host them at the house we rented and have already been planning our menu, activities and more. I usually LOVE planning my Thanksgiving outfit but this year I’m opting for a casual hostess vibe. This look is perfect for that in-between where you want to feel special but you don’t really have anyone to impress – ha.
A little reminder that the magic of this season and time of year exists because of tradition and memories and the way it makes us feel. So do whatever makes you happy! Make a full meal or order take out. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself. I know that everyone’s plans have changed this year and we are all taking necessary precautions to make sure that we are staying sensitive to the constantly changing restrictions, wherever we/you are. I love getting my kids involved when it comes to cooking and entertaining so we will be prepping for the holidays as much as we can! Part of me can’t wait to get home to Chicago to celebrate in our own home, with a Christmas tree, twinkly lights and nightly fires.
You better believe I’ll be making a big batch of my grandmother’s chex mix – it’s our Thanksgiving tradition, the perfect snack for football and just hanging out.