Black Friday

“Why would you wear cleats to a store?”

Alright everyone, if you’re reading this you are obviously not going to be shopping outside of your house today. Cheers to you.

I decided it would be fun to go with my friend to the mall like we used to when we were moody urchins and scour Forever 21 for shiny things. We’ll see how that works out…

With that in mind, I am using this blog post as a personal request for all of you to keep civil and downright friendly while waiting in endless lines today. Heck start a dance party if you need to ease the tension.

That being said, don’t forget to take a peek at my old article about line etiquette here.

While watching a news story about people in line for the new Harry Potter flick, they showed a kid on the guitar. He had no friends around him, just others strangers. DO NOT PLAY YOUR GUITAR IN LINE; DON’T BE THAT GUY. This screams “trying too hard and angering people.”

One more suggestion: dress in Mad Max attire. No one will want to come near you, much less take something out of your cart.

Happy hunting!

A Peppered Thought Thanksgiving

Top row: Vintage place setting, “wanker” plate (LOVE!) by trixie delicious, orange and turquoise table and my version of the main course – The Pilgrim, from the Grilled Cheese Academy.

Second row: mac n cheese ramekins, broccoli poodle

Third row: Gourmet mashed potatoes and teepee cupcakes

Fourth row: pumpkin pie jars by inchmark, chocolate spiced doughnuts, fabric crayon tee from Chez Beeper, DIY photobooth

Big picture: Marilyn “cheesecake” pictures

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I hope everyone is sitting, full and happy, with tons of friends and family, reminiscing, making new memories.

I thought I would make a little collage of what Thanksgiving would look like if I was in charge. I’m not saying I would want to be in my family (we have a rumored forty people coming this year), but if I had a small friends gathering, or something.

Instead of traditional turkey, I would make a bunch of those amazing cranberry gouda grilled cheeses. They look so amazing.

I am also big on making sure the kids are entertained. I saw that amazing idea of fabric crayons on Chez Beeper Bebe and thought what a great activity it would be to keep kids occupied. I could provide a bunch of shirts for them to transfer the drawings on, or provide instructions of how their parents can iron them on when they get home!

Also, a DIY photobooth is a great way to keep everyone entertained. You can go fancy and build a mock wall, complete with frame and wallpaper, or just throw a sheet onto a clothesline and let er rip!


Faster, The Movie

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I love Thanksgiving releases! Except when you see them and they are depressing. I’m looking in your direction, The Mist.

I was pretty pumped to see this movie, but even more excited, and somewhat confused when The Beau said he was pumped to see it.

“Why are you so pumped about it?” I asked. I didn’t think he was a fan of Dwayne The Rock Johnson.

“This is The Rock that was promised to me in The Rundown and Walking Tall. Not the Tooth Fairy.”

I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe for a second.

This is why I love him.