Thanksgiving Weekend

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I cannot believe how quickly the holiday flew by. Here is a recap of our holiday in photos!


We spent turkey day in Winston this year with Matt’s family. He has a large family so it is always so great to see everyone in one place! After a delicious meal we headed to his grandparents house down the road to decorate their home for Christmas!

 {most of the cousins – missing a few!}

Black Friday

 Let me just say that Black Friday turned out completely opposite as I had planned. For the past week, I have had a very detailed shopping plan of attack consisting of World Market, Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn and more. Well that all changed when Matt and I decided to scratch our shopping plans and start a new project – building {this} farmhouse dining table for our new home. So we spent a majority of our Black Friday shopping at Home Depot.

While Matt was hard at work, I decided to cook a little {16 lb} turkey for ourselves. This was the first time I ever cooked a turkey so I was a little nervous. With the help an incredible brine recipe {here} our turkey turned out delicious!


 Saturday we spent most of the day watching football, specifically Ohio State vs. Michigan and Florida vs. Florida State. Both Matt and I were pretty happy with both of our teams. Later we had 3 other couples over for a game night. We played my favorite game in the world, “things…” If you don’t already own this, I highly suggest asking Santa for it.


 Sunday we went Christmas tree shopping at a small lot at the end of our street. For the past 3 years we have ended up with a “Charlie Brown” style Christmas tree since our living room was so tiny. But now that we are in our new house with much taller ceilings, we sprung for an 8 foot tree! More details and pictures to come in a separate post on our tree and Christmas decorations around the house.


  1. Dee Stephens
    November 26, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    I didn't think about the size of your last place and having a tree. WOW!! I bet you're STOKED!! We use my pencil tree I brought into the marriage. It fits nice in the space that we have but I can't wait to get a real house and have a real tree too!!

  2. Brianna Tucker
    November 26, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    i love that table. I bet it was much more affordable then buying from the store :)Post how it turns out!

  3. Bekah
    November 26, 2012 / 3:51 pm

    Some friends of ours introduced us to The Game of Things a year or so ago and it is a huge favorite of ours as well! 🙂

  4. Pamela
    November 26, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    LOVE that table! I am sure that yall built it MUCH cheaper than what you could have bought it for, ha! Can't wait to see how it looks in your NEW home 🙂

  5. The Pink Growl
    November 26, 2012 / 3:58 pm

    Perfect weekend! Love your Thanksgiving outfit.

  6. Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren
    November 26, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    I love things! Such a great game! Sounds like an amazing holiday!

  7. Mel (Northern Lights)
    November 26, 2012 / 6:46 pm

    CANNNOT Wait to see the decorations and xmas tree. I also cannot wait for Santa to bring me "Things." Travis already said he couldn't wait to play again 🙂

  8. Wine and Summer
    November 26, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    What a perfect weekend!! I love Game of Things. It's a blast!

  9. Britt
    November 26, 2012 / 9:18 pm

    What a fun weekend! My husband went to School of the Arts in Winston. Lots of fun memories in that city:)

  10. Anonymous
    November 26, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    Love the table, except for one little detail….I don't like the cross bracing piece of wood at the end of the table. That wood is shin height and it prevents a person from having any leg room. It interferes with the ability to pull the chair up to the table and have leg and foot space for your legs. I hate getting my shins banged up on the wood the entire meal.I sat at a table just like this at a restaurant and was miserable the entire time.Can your husband change the design of how the table is braced for stability?

  11. Katrina Hutchins (come+together)
    November 27, 2012 / 12:09 am

    i own THAT farm table from RH (no we did not make it) #notascoolasyouandmatt #wesuck

  12. Tricia
    November 27, 2012 / 12:50 am

    Sounds like a perfect holiday weekend, and I'm so anxious to try this game. I love game nights with the family. 🙂

  13. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    November 27, 2012 / 1:07 am

    You had a fabulous weekend lady! I cannot wait to see your new table in your new house! I love, love that you diy'ed it.

  14. Courtney @ line up and wait
    November 27, 2012 / 1:25 am

    Wow, Christina, did you make that gorgeous pie? It looks beautiful AND delicious! My best friends & our significant others always play "things…" at gatherings. Such a hilarious game!

  15. Natasha
    November 27, 2012 / 3:38 am

    this looks like one super fun, jam packed weekend!!!! makes me wish the holidays lasted WAY longer just because there is so much to do

  16. Leigh Powell Hines
    November 27, 2012 / 11:46 am

    What a great weekend. You accomplished so much.

  17. Colleen @ TwoDelighted
    November 27, 2012 / 8:16 pm

    So glad you guys had a fantastic weekend! Happy Belated Turkey Day! Have yet to cook my first turkey and am completely terrified.

  18. Rachel Silski
    November 27, 2012 / 9:09 pm

    I can't wait for you to post pictures of how that table turned out. My father in law builds us stuff all the time! I love "home made" things like that!

  19. Anna
    November 28, 2012 / 6:46 pm

    Tell us what you're loving right now! Also, any Christmas cookie recipe recommendations??

  20. Katie
    November 28, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    I LOVE your door wreath. Where oh where did you get it?!

  21. Sara Reed
    November 29, 2012 / 4:15 pm

    GREAT farm table! Looks fabulous!!!!

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