Hello and happy holidays! We're ecstatic to launch a fun new project over here on the blog called our weekly "High Five"! 5 questions and 5 photos from one of our incredibly inspiring customers. (Read: Friends. We can claim you all as friends, right?!) We couldn't think of anyone better to kick things off than Erin. This week we asked 5 questions about Thanksgiving... take it away Erin!
1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition with your little family of 4?
Ah. Thanksgiving. I feel like the holidays get stressful and dramatic when extended families vie for everyones attention. It's the splitting of the time and the trading off every year thats downright exhausting- and we’ve solved that dilemma by ditching both families and hanging out with family friends every Thanksgiving. My parents have deemed Canadian Thanksgiving as “theirs” - and my in laws have deemed the weekend after Thanksgiving as “theirs” at their lake house. Its totally perfect- we get to stay close to home, hang out with some of our favorite friends, and at the end of the day everyone is stuffed & happy.
2. What is your favorite thing to make or eat on thanksgiving?
I’m a desert gal through and through. I’d skip the turkey, gravy, & stuffing and head straight for the pie if it was socially acceptable. My husband bakes a mean pumpkin pie from scratch- or we’ll go blackberry picking and have him whip up a blackberry pie to celebrate the season. OH, and champagne. Every celebration should start and end with bubbles.
3. Do you have any tips on how to have the spirit of thankfulness in your home with young kids?
My ladies are four and one (& a half). We talk to them about what it means to be “thankful”- but my oldest is most thankful for things like unicorns, sparkles, and her favorite blanket. And my youngest can barely even say “thank you”. So we show them by example- by stressing the importance of family and teaching them how incredibly awesome our lives truly are. We want them to understand that its cool to be thankful year round instead of just in November...
4. Which side are you on, before-Thanksgiving-Christmas-décor or after?
My husband is a firm believer that post-Thanksgving Christmas decor is the right answer to this. But our mantle is currently filled with bottle brush trees, and my life goal is to make sure every time he gets into a car holiday music is playing. So we’re a family divided!
5. What are you and your kids wearing for Thanksgiving dinner? And why?!
I got this dress a month ago and vowed I would find an occasion to wear it. Well- weeks have passed and I’ve been wearing a whole lot of workout clothes instead of real clothes. So i should probably buck up - spray tan my legs and wear a dress. I might even get a little crazy and pair it with a leather jacket and black booties.
My children have it easy! They have a closet filled with fancy. And love to dress up in their daily lives. I feel like the herbal study needs to make an appearance (and not just because I’m extra thankful i managed to score one for both girls). A tutu might be involved (tutus are always involved around here). Past that it’ll be a decision made about 15 minutes before its time to leave - because i make my best outfit decisions under pressure and it ensures that they can’t change 100,000 times before we go.
Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow, everyone!