thanksgiving recap + monday happenings

pumpkin pie

apple pie prep

apple pie prep

apple pie

i hope you had a very happy thanksgiving. can you believe the last day of november is upon us already? i had a great time in the kitchen last wednesday, creating wonderful apple and pumpkin pies. it was my first go at both of these, and i think they came out pretty well. i did make notes of a few pointers that i will be sure to remember in the future. time with family and friends was well spent, and a great black friday deal on a washer/dryer was captured.

and now, the holiday season is upon us. i've been working on a few projects for the new house, concentrating on budget decorating while scoping out other adornments that we hope to get on sale after the holidays. i am excited to share with you some of my budget ideas and finds. and of course, your ideas are welcomed. in the meantime, i've been enjoying the diy-holiday ideas from here.

today at 1pm we will close on our new house. we will be first-time homeowners. has it sunk in? i am not sure. but i can't wait to go straight to the house and for the first time, take it in as ours. you can be certain there are many photos to come. must be going, as there is lots to be done!