On Sundays I smile - Week in review November 27th

On Sundays I review the past week and I smile. I share these moments with you.

This week was Thanksgiving, yet somehow I managed to avoid taking food porn photographs of both our feast and my kids, husband and I enjoying our meal. Come to think of it, that's not such a terrible thing. There is no reason for there to be photographic evidence of our abundant dinner and us gorging ourselves on our abundant dinner. I will admit, however, that I made a killer chocolate pudding pie, a desert that had become tradition on our Thanksgiving menu.

This Thanksgiving week was the first in six years that I didn't join the mobs out on black Friday. I just didn't have the energy to stay up until four am and endure endless lines and shoppers fighting over waffle irons and $5 graphic tee shirts. Instead, I saved my money for a shopping excursion to the historic McKinney square during small business Saturday. The square has some great buildings built before 1900. I stumbled upon an old prison, which now holds offices for a law firm. How ironic.

I also managed to find a little time for thrifting this week, during which I found these two hideous Christmas sweaters. My husband's office holiday party is ugly Christmas sweater themed, and I have to decide which one of these beauties to wear. Do I go with the beaded and sequined navy mock turtleneck (a fashion crime in a multitude of ways) or the neon green with detachable Christmas tree and mittens? Which one is more horrifying?

I also found this vintage sequined slip dress, just in case I decided to forgo the ugly Christmas sweater and dress as an actual Christmas tree. This did not come home with me - I refuse to spend $25 on anything aside from a piece of furniture or vintage fur coat at a thrift store.

There was also this gorgeous, mint condition, fully lined vintage leather midi skirt with pockets...which sadly doesn't fit me. It's absolutely perfect for winter. I thrifted it at a newly discovered store that lacked dressing rooms. However, if you wear a size two I'd love to sell it to you - email me for details!

Now it's your turn: What are some things that made you smile this week? Grab my button (created by Kate of Kate The Geek - HUGE THANKS to Kate!) and blog about your Sunday smiles; share your weekly smiles in the comments; or smile just because it makes you feel good.

While I'm trying to determine which ugly sweater to wear to the holiday party, catch up on everything from Dress With Courage this week:
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  1. Oh my, chocolate pudding pie? You're making me hungry! And I'm a sucker for holiday sweaters :)

  2. I love your ugly Christmas sweaters! I found one at Walmart this year for an ugly Christmas sweater/sweatshirt party I held. No one else participated. :( Bah humbugs!

  3. Do you still have the leather skirt? If so, please measure the waist and let me know. I sometimes wear a 2, but know from experience that one (wo)man's 2 is another (wo)man's 4 or 0...

  4. Ha Ha- I want to go to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party!! I say use the green one, it's pretty & brightly hideous!!!

    That skirt is great. I'm frowning that it isn't my size!

  5. What store were you shopping at?? Can you reveal? Thanks!
    Signed - desperate for a tacky xmas outfit


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