Thursday, November 1, 2012


So today marks the first day of November, that means Day Lights Savings Time, Officially Fall, leaves are falling off the trees, some places are starting to get that white fluffy stuff that's foreign to us Southern Cali people, also known to the rest of the world as SNOW, my favorite holiday of the whole year, BLACK FRIDAY!! lol oh and my other favorite holiday THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!

I am in love with this holiday, thanksgiving to me means family, friends and other loved ones coming together, enjoying each others company, around delicious food and football. For me this holiday meant home cooked meals from my grandmother and my mom, it meant I got to see most of my family gathered around the table, laughing, joking, hugging, crying, and having a grand time together. It also meant no school and the next day after stuffing myself with Turkey I got to go shopping with my family for black Friday.  So much mom and I used to go to one of our local stores, and get matching pajamas, we would get different colors but they would match nonetheless. We would take them home along with everything else we purchased and wrap them and place them under the Christmas tree, come Christmas morning we would unwrap them and wear them that night, as we stayed up laughing, talking about our hopes and dreams and other fun things....God I miss those times.

I tried to keep the tradition alive by going shopping on black Friday but I have been unsuccessful, so this year I solemnly swear that I will be attending Black Friday regardless if I anyone comes with me or not. I will do this.....

Anyways Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I get to get down and dirty with my cooking skills, I get to invite people over while they do their house hopping and they get to taste my food and take some home. This has definitely been a tradition since I lost my mom and didn't really have a place to go to for Thanksgiving or wanted to go to since I didn't have my family around. As you all know I LOVE TO COOK!!!! It is relaxing to me and it's my way to "give back" if I can make a meal for a friend or loved one and they enjoy it my heart is overjoyed. It means the world to me. Here's a couple of pics of last years 2011 before and after Turkey YUM....

Those are vegetables around the turkey and fresh Rosemary, Thyme, and Sage inside the turkey along with my yummy concoction that keeps it nice moist and juicy
Fully cooked delicious, juicy turkey, in all its juices..Turkey this year will look very similar :)

That's a small preview of what's to come :) I am so excited and I cannot wait. Are you guys getting as hungry as I am??

What's your favorite part about the month of November?? Please share....

SS <3
P.S. I am going to be doing a "What I'm thankful for" post everyday this month via FB and probably Twitter please consider joining me in this. We should ALWAYS be thankful & grateful for something everyday but this is the month of thankfulness & gratefulness so lets display it :)

I'm really feeling this song right now..the lyrics are so on point. Hope you enjoy....


  1. MMM that turkey looks mighty fine! lol
    This time of year is always my favorite! Although, I think I will just enjoy cyber Monday, I tried Black Friday last year and just waited in line at WalMart FOREVER, it's too crazy for me!

    1. Thanks love...I love Thanksgiving. I might do Cyber Monday too lol I've never done that one before :)

  2. yum. Its making me hungry. Nice blog :)

  3. wow this looks really good. I can only hope mine turns out looking like this. Thanks for sharing and I am following you now from the hop. I would love for you to follow back.

    1. Aww thank you hun. And thanks for the follow. Will definitely be checking you out :)

  4. thanks so much for your comments :) followed you back :) keep in touch!

  5. Hello dear, I just discovered your blog and love it!

    Already follow him!
    Come visit my :)

    kisses from Portugal

  6. Following you back via GFC! Thanks for sharing!

  7. wonderful
    xx the cookies
    share the feeling
    have a great weekend!

  8. aaah looks yummie!!


  9. Hi I'm visiting and following from the GFC blog hop. -nice to meet you :)

  10. happy first day of nov. that turkey looks yummy lol

  11. Hey lovely! I just found your cute blog and gladly added myself to your followers! I’d love to have you stop by and follow too maybe? Also I’ll leave the link to a $150 e.l.f. cosmetics Giveaway I’m having in case you’re interested!:)

    Hope to see you there, and thanks so much lady!
    Xo, Emily

    Huge e.l.f. Giveaway!