THANKSGIVING TIPS WHILE VISITING FAMILY + AN UPDATE | While we’re getting the little bits and pieces ready for you, here’s a fun little post…


While we plug away on the back-end, uploading Vendor Love member pages, answering eleventy million emails and generally setting up/configuring little details that otherwise haven’t yet been completely set up or configured, I just wanted to key you in on some things, afternoon-post-style

Thing 1: Tomorrow is Wednesday.  For the vast majority of you, your work week is almost complete!  Get ready to pack what I am going to assume is your totally authentic smile, and remember to put it on when you see your immediate and/or extended family!  (My smile will indeed be authentic; will yours?)

Brides and grooms ~ get ready to be asked a gazillion questions about your wedding.  Have fun with it.  If it starts to get annoying, make a game out of it.  Give crazy answers like, “We’re getting married in a pool; Aunt Maggie and Mom, the attire is strictly bathing suits, NO EXCEPTIONS.”

Or, if your family is very controlling and/or insane, “we’re eloping” is guaranteed to make for a lively conversation after which injury or death is possible.  Proceed with caution.

Thing 2: Thanksgiving is Thursday.  If you don’t have the day off, let me know your boss’ phone number so that I may call AND BERATE HIM/HER.

Thing 3: remember those giveaways I mentioned?  They’re coming.  And they’re coming hard.

Thing 4: I have a special place in my heart for all things Dr. Seuss, and, on occasion, I like to infuse him into my posts.

Thing 5: omGod, did you see Oprah’s Favorite Things Part Deux yesterday?  It was REDONK.  I was pretty disappointed with Part One on Friday, but I get it now.  Figured I’d throw that one in for good “Thing” measure.

Thing 6: This really should be Thing 1, but anyway – THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYONE, FOR ALL OF YOUR AMAZEBALLS FEEDBACK!  We wouldn’t be doing what we do here every day if it wasn’t for all of you.  So we love you back, and potentially even more.  We want to thank each and every one of you, personally.  Obviously that’s not going to happen.  So oh well!  ;)  No, but seriously… that’s impossible.  No, but SERIOUSLY this time… hopefully the incredible giveaways coming your way sooner than soon will do?

P.S. – your feedback made me, Alison, tear up and/or cry approximately thrice.  That’s three times.  That’s unce, tice, feeeee tiiiiiiiimes a tear up. (Anyone?  Eddie Murphy doing Buckwheat singing the classics?  Saturday Night Live?  Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?)

All right…that’s about it for the moment!  ‘Til later… peace and love, you tasty sips of fine wine!  (That’s what I call my readers when I’ve had approx. 1.4 hours of sleep over 30 days.  Go, that!)

xoxo!  – Alison

Addendum: I’ve noticed a slight trend in music recently… have you guys noticed this?  There are more and more songs championing the idea of cheating on your significant other.  I’m sure you can figure out how I feel about this.  But what do you think?  Not of the song – even though I’m totes embedding it below.  Do you think it’s ok to glorify cheating in a song?

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  1. Kim on November 23, 2010

    I seriously cannot wait for these giveaways. Dying to know what thousands of dollars (got that from your tweet) translates to in giveaway terms!

  2. Allison on November 23, 2010

    “Thing 3″!! :) You truly are Knotty!

  3. Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] on November 23, 2010

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeve, Alison! I love the new blog, it rocks, you’re awesome, the giveaways are gonna be awesome, just in general. awesome.

  4. Alyssa on November 23, 2010

    Buckwheat. Ha, love that you say the randomest things. You know what? It’s why I love you. (Sorry to be weird, but you get me.)

  5. Tricia on November 23, 2010

    I can’t take it when songs glorify cheating. So not cool. It’s just such a terrible thing to sing about! But I’m not surprised at all, this is not atypical for songs. Specifically rap songs, if I may be so bold.

  6. Diane on November 23, 2010

    CAN’T WAIT FOR THE GIVEAWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Lenni on November 23, 2010

    First of all, can I switch between authentic and not with my smiles on Thursday?? ;)

    Secondly, I HATE when songs glorify cheating. It’s upsetting.

    Thirdly: you’re amazing. the new design is amazing. keep the amazingness coming, girly! ;)


  8. Lena on November 23, 2010

    I am not a big fan of the recent wave of cheating songs, but I suppose the epic “Trapped in the Closet” may have really begun the trend.

    As for the week, I hope you can relax a little and enjoy yourself-the blog looks amazing, and you deserve it!

    Much love, Lena


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