A Mixed Bag...Shopping, Inspiration, and My Beautiful Grandson

Today's post is such a mixed bag, but I want to share a story with you.  The other day, someone said something to me that really hurt my feelings.  I allowed it to ruin two whole days of my life...I didn't sleep, I started to criticize myself for everything and I just got into a crazy funk!  I know better than that!!!  Last night, in the middle of the night, after getting up for the second time, worrying that I didn't have a good blog post, and that I had eaten too much for dinner, etc., etc., etc., I finally let it all go.  I decided that things were fine, all was well, my family was safe and home, and I had an incredible feeling of peace and well being wash over me!  At that point, I went to sleep and slept very peacefully.  I got up this morning, taught what I thought was a really great yoga class, and I've had a great day!  The lesson here is that we can't let someone else's opinions, comments, etc., affect our lives.  When others criticize us, it comes from their insecurity.  Sometimes, that's really hard to remember, especially for women of my generation, because we've been taught to please, but it's so important!

I wanted to share this story because I thought it might help someone in the same situation.  During the holidays, memories come up, people are stressed, and things sometimes get said that shouldn't be said.  Remember to celebrate the good, and let the past be in the past, where it belongs.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie


Here are a few links for some fabulous holiday sales going on!

Ann Taylor - 50% off everything!  Use code THANKFUL at checkout!  I'll take this beautiful blue belted velvet blazer and this plaid bell sleeve sweater.

Nordstrom - Early Savings start today!

Nike - Extra 25% off sale items, enter EPIC25 at checkout.

Madewell - Take 25% off everything!  This is huge!!  I LOVE this crushed velvet slip dress.

J CREW - 40% off everything!  Use code THANKU at checkout!  I'm loving this faux fur coat and this red lodge coat!

My grandson, Hudson is growing up so fast and I enjoy every second that he's with me!  I took these pictures just this morning.

Baby Hudson
Baby Hudson
Baby Hudson
Baby Hudson

Tomorrow, I'm sharing my favorite cookbooks for giving!  I have quite a collection of cookbooks, some new and some old, and I'll tell you all of my favorites!