Thanksgiving 2016

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I've always loved loved this holiday! As you can imagine, ours was filled with full bellies and full hearts. Not exactly surprising, that is what Thanksgiving is all about.. but it doesn't make it any less amazing!

We woke up and immediately turned on the parade in the family room and the bluetooth speaker in the kitchen. It wouldn't be an Emley holiday without forgetting something.. so little John & I ran to Walmart for trash bags and pie tins. He was so excited to go.. he never gets to go to Walmart. At least that's what he would tell you.. but his parents would tell you he's been there exactly a hand full of times and each trip was an utter disaster due to a million toys scattered all throughout random aisles, check outs, and right when you walk up to the front doors. Thanks Walmart. ANYWAY... he was so happy that he yelled "HEY! HELLO! IT'S THANKSGIVING!" to every single grumpy person in that place. Once we got home we had mimosas and dance parties.. we also had a baking dish filled with cornbread EXPLODE. Literally. I may, or may not, have turned on the wrong burner on the stove. I was trying to boil eggs but instead I turned the burner on with the cooling corn bread on top of it. We were very thankful that nobody was hurt! 

*Before you go and reference those mimosas I mentioned earlier.... the exploding corn bread was BEFORE any mimosa consumption.. not sure if that's good or bad..  

The day continued with so much laughter and so much food.. thankful prayers and snuggles on the couch. It was the perfect Thanksgiving. I say that every year.. and every year I think it can't get any better..but then.. 

Hope yours was just as wonderful (minus any flying glass in the kitchen)! 

This picture cracks me up so much... Johnny kept saying "That's a good one, now lets go eat please!" and little John would NOT stop dancing & I caught him mid breakdown..

I try to get the majority of our holiday shopping done during Black Friday, Small Shop Saturday, & Cyber Monday.. it's a pretty exhausting weekend for my wallet ;)

I've rounded up some of the best deals I could find.. from the big stores to some of my favorite small shops... 


TARGET: 15% off entire site

LAND OF NOD: 20% off + free shipping

ANTHROPOLOGIE: 20% off entire site + free shipping // code XTRAGOOD

GAP: 50-70% off everything

OLD NAVY: 50% off entire site

NORDSTROM: Additional 20% off sale including men’s, women’s & children’s

SAM EDELMAN: 30% off site wide // code: SAMSGIVING

BANANA REPUBLIC: 50% off up to 5 regular price items

J.CREW: 40% off everything // code: HOLIDAY

KATE SPADE: 30% off everything // code: WIRED

POTTERY BARN:  20% off entire site + free shipping


PIECE BY PAZ CANDLESBuy 2 candles get 3rd 50% off with code: BFCM50 // Buy 3 candles get 4th FREE with code: BFCMFREE

SHARP TOOTH STUDIO: 30% off entire etsy shop // code: CYBERMONDAY30

JUNE & JANUARYStock up on mix and match pieces for up for 50% off

FRESHLY PICKED: 25% off select seasonal styles & grab bags with TWO pairs of moccasins for just $55

FREE BABES: 15% off + free gift wrap

Gingerbread Houses & Santa

Some Black Friday Favorites

Some Black Friday Favorites