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eSTYLIST: Thanksgiving 2018

For the past few years, I’ve had a couple of homes to stop by on Thanksgiving. Between me and you, I would rather just spend the day at home and deciding if I’m going to go Black Friday shopping. However, family expects you to drop by every year or they will drop shady comments to you on Christmas. So, I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving 2018!

eSTYLIST: Thanksgiving 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

My sister and I go to our brother’s house that morning for he and my sister-in-law’s annual sibling meal. We gorge for an hour while eating and mentally preparing to go to the big family dinner later that day. This year, my sister and I wanted to skip the big family one, but a lot of family haven’t seen the new baby, yet. Since I’m her ride, I have to go, too. *insert eyeroll*

So, to make the best out of a  less than wanted situation, my preferred Thanksgiving outfit is usually casual cute, but nothing too tight. It works for me every year and makes me feel like I’m doing something right. The same rules apply this year; low key comfy and high key cute.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 16, 2018

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 16, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Yay, it’s Friday! I hope you had a great week. My week? Oh it’s been great! Locking myself in my house all weekend to rest paid off, because I got rid of that nasty head cold. Also, I cashed a couple of my vacation days to take yesterday and today off from work. We did get a little snow on Wednesday and Thursday, but that didn’t stop me from finally being able to get my nails done yesterday. Now, I just need to get my hair done, which I’m doing this morning. My colorist and I aren’t sure if we’re going to continue to go lighter or go a little darker. The darkest I will ever go again is brown; no more black. It’s hard to revert your hair from black to anything lighter. Trust me!

This weekend will probably be the last “calm” weekend we have for the remainder of the year. Next week is Thanksgiving which also means that Black Friday sales are going to be the star of next weekend. Part of me wants to go out and feel the energy of fellow shoppers. However, the rest of me and my wallet think its best to stay in and start binging Christmas movies. The latter sounds great right now!

Although I plan to relax as much as possible this weekend, I do have a couple of appointments to go look at a some apartments this weekend. Yep, ya girl is finally getting off her butt and preparing to find a new place to move. Although I initially was looking for another small house or townhouse to rent, an apartment seems more ideal. When you rent a house, most times you have to supply your own appliances and be responsible for yard maintenance. Needless to say, I’m not interested in any of those things.

Anyway, I hope you have an amazing weekend and rest up for next week, because it’s going to be hectic.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 16, 2018

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018: Books for Everyone

Stained Couture’s HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018 featuring a selection of BOOKS for everyone on your list.

Holidat Gift Guide 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

One of my favorite things to receive and give are books. Books can be very personal and thoughtful gifts when you actually think about the person you have in mind. However, finding the right book for the right persona can be a challenge. So, I’ve created a list of books recently released that may be the thoughtful you have in mind for someone on your list. Keep reading to see the options.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 9, 2019

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 9, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Happy Friday! Again, sorry for the lack of posts this week. I was in and out of chilly and rainy days earlier this week, which caused me to get a slight head cold. Head colds are the absolute worst. You can’t breathe and you feel like you’re being gently suffocated to death. Well, maybe that’s just me, but I despise it so much. Thankfully, I think I was able to get it before it got unbearable, but it cost be 2 days.

Actually, I had to get that head cold out of here quick, because my calendar is filling up. I recently had a 10 minute conversation with myself while taking a long shower that I was going to step out of my introvert/homebody lifestyle. Instead, I was going to be more present at shindigs, events, and obligations. So far, so good! I went to a local blogger event last night and I have an awards ceremony to go to on Sunday night, which should be fun.

Next week, I’m going to post my first Holiday Gift Guide of 2018. It’s getting real that Christmas is coming and I;m ready for it. Initially, I didn’t think that I would get to in the Christmas spirit, but bring on the jingle bells.

I hope you have a great weekend and stop by next week to read what’s the first guide is going to be about. HINT: there was hint the sentence. 🙂

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 9, 2018

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 2, 2018

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 2, 2018 | STAINED COUTURE

Hope you had a great week and got to indulge in some Halloween candy. Personally, I’m glad that it’s finally November, because that means it’s go time for me. I’m a procrastinator, but I also work well under pressure. So, I confident that I will get everything I need to do done in time.

I know that we still have Thanksgiving, but I’m pretty sure every store will look like a wintry Christmas wonderland by tomorrow. I mean, I usually detest the presence of Christmas before November 15th, but I’m into it this year. However, one local radio station did start playing Christmas music on Halloween, but listened to a few jingles. Still, that was a little too early.

Although I’m ready to embrace Christmas early, my wallet isn’t going to start until around the 15th. Like I mentioned, I’m putting myself on a strict Christmas shopping budget this year, but I still haven’t decided how much. Before creating the budget, I have to write a list of everyone on my list and then go from there. I might share how I create my Christmas shopping budget – might.

Starting this evening, I have quite a few plans this weekend. Aside from church on Saturday and Sunday morning, I have dinner plans tonight, breakfast plans tomorrow morning, and lunch plans after church on Sunday. I also might be sliding into a function or 2 on Monday. Who am I?!

In the meantime, here’s to an enjoyable weekend and try not to eat too much leftover Halloween candy.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: November 2, 2018

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