Little Bits: Thanksgiving Vacation

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Whew! I cannot believe our vacation is already over, wahhhhh! Time flies when you're pigging out! The month of food, the staycation of food, food everything, forever. 

Our Staycation started by going out with friends both Friday, and Saturday night, and even got a chance to see one of our favorite local bands, Stone Clover! We then spent all of Sunday at IKEA, followed by relaxing on the couch, catching up on all of our shows, and drinking beers. 

I worked my butt off on the living room, and of course, it still needs work. I ended up painting in the evening, which of course was a terrible idea due to the fact that we have the worse lighting ever, so I have lots of little touch-ups to do. I also completely forgot to do the baseboards, so I will have to add that to the list. Along with the baseboards in the kitchen, hallway, and spare room, because I neglected those as well (professional slacker, right here!). At lease it is habitable, and it looks pretty nice with our christmas tree up, so there's that. 

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Yes! We already have our christmas decorations up. Well, most of them. We haven't gotten to the outside ones yet, but still. We totally bought the Charlie Brown, discount, crooked-ass tree, but it has character! I also didn't have to move anything out of the room to make room for it, so that is always a plus for me. 

We had time to go on a tiny thrifting trip, woot woot! I scored some books, a record, and a cute vest that I have no idea how I am going to style up. Kyle bought some cardigans, his collection is beginning to outnumber mine.

For the most part, we skipped out on Black Friday shopping. We did stop in my mom's work to embarrass the hell out of her, but that was during normal shopping hours. We did venture out of the house for Small Business Saturday, and got a few things for gifts this year, as well as a few things for ourselves (like you do), mostly records. Hall & Oats, Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Joan Armatrading, Jim Croce, and Iron & Wine. Much Excite!

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Other than that we saw some movies; Catching Fire, part 1, and Dumb & Dumber 2, ate out a few times, slept in a lot, and celebrated Thanksgiving with the families (post coming on that soon!). I spent all of Sunday cooking things with the leftover turkey, and we still have so much more! I also spent a lot of time not going to the gym, so I am going to cry this week.  I am not entirely sure if I feel well-rested, but I do have sooooo much to do and I am very much excited. I can't help it, I love all of the cheesy holiday stuff, I am getting soft in my old age. Holiday movies, going to downtown Rochester to see the lights, drinking hot cocoa, drinking Christmas ales, and vanilla porters, going to my works annual, unofficial Christmas party, shopping for little gifts for loved ones, spending an entire day baking things for people (and myself), and of course, Christmas. Trying to see everyone this time of year gets super crazy and stressful, but it can sometimes be a lot be a lot of fun. I cannot wait!

1) Kyle, being a lumberjack (he's okay). 
2) Thrifting finds.
3) Out shopping for Small Business Saturday. 
4) Trees. 
5) New (to us) clock for the living room. 
6) Freezing our asses off at the parade. 
7) Tree downtown in Campus Martius. 
8) Our little tree. 

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  1. Sounds like a pretty dang good weekend to me! I still am loving that vest you posted on IG too, I am sure you'll find a great way to style it, it looks warm too!!

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  2. May you have a more wonderful month this December!

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  3. Your staycation sounds like it was just perfect! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. Such a sweet tree! So great that you thrifted too! Love the post! BRRRRRR...here, but no snow at the moment.

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  5. That sounds like so much fun,and you two are adorable. :)

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  6. So adorable, this sounds like an amazing time.

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  7. Staycations are the best! I'm glad you two had a great time! That tree downtown is so pretty and huge!! I love Christmas time :D

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  8. you guys always manage to do so much sara! i think it's awesome! i saw your tree and it's beautiful (instagram). you picked a lovely one. painting is a chore but so worth it when it's done! do a little at a time. i loved daryl hall and john oats ~ because your kiss...your kiss is on my list! LOL every song they sang was great in my book. you saw some great movies! awesome post my friend!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com

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  9. Your tree is so cute though - I have a soft spot for 'Charlie Brown' trees! I'm so glad you had an amazing Thanksgiving vacay babe!

    xx

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  10. Sounds like the perfect staycation. I love a good staycation, Kris and I have one planned for my family leave at Christmas. It's all about the little trips here and there, the eating, the sleeping and just generally having time to do stuff.

    The vest is definitely cute, but I can never decide the best way to style them and they make me feel kind of awkward haha. More awkward ;)

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  11. Oh since you've seen Catching fire... I squeed so hard. Look at the Capitols website > http://www.thecapitol.pn/

    ITS AMAZEBALLS

    Love you. Can't wait to see you soon.

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