Just last week I wrote about how hard it is to plant my feet in November. That's why this month's Nine Finds is a bit in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sorry, guys. It's just that when all the catalogs are sending me their holiday look books, I bow to the pressure. Can we make a pact to be thankful AND start our Christmas shopping? Descriptions go left to right, top to bottom. I am in the market for a new winter hat after snagging this coat earlier in the fall. I can't resist the . . .
Do yourself a favor this weekend and take a few minutes to read the Company Memo. So. Much. Good. Stuff. What to do first? Pre-order my 12 Days of Christmas vino from Vinebox? Binge watch Stranger Things 2 with my hubby? Start a November Photo Prompt challenge for my Insta Stories? Thanks, Lorae, for always finding the best things for us. Have a beautiful November—or should I say Movember—weekend everyone! Get Ahead: Virtual Christmas Lists Traditionally, I am not someone who . . .
Meet Linnea. She's got the hottest boutique in town. But don't take my word for it. Best of C-Ville has named her shop Best Consignment Store three years in a row. She's also a total #ladyboss. Again, C-Ville readers voted her Runner Up for Best Female-Owned Business in Charlottesville. (Have I mentioned she's under 30?) Plus, she organizes a little thing called Boss Babes Cville, a Facebook group made up of some 300 small business owners, leaders, and creatives in our city. When she's not . . .
This morning, I reluctantly turned the kitchen calendar to November. October holds such joy for my family with all the birthdays, pumpkin carving, and leaf peeping, and I am sad to see it go. But this is the month of Thanksgiving, time with our extended family, and Winnie's first birthday, and for all of those reasons I am grateful for the fresh start. I want to keep my children grounded in this season—not looking too far ahead toward Christmas—so I am starting a family series called 30 Days of . . .
Alright folks, the time has come for Halloween madness. I love watching all the Instagram feeds light up this week with clever Hallow's Eve messages, and have been spending my evenings patching costumes together. For my large brood, Tuesday night will be a mad dash to every house on our street, then a slow crawl home with buckets full. I've always had a hard time post-Trick-or-Treat about what to do with all. that. candy. 'Cause if it stays in the house, my kids will sneak it for breakfast, . . .