November 2016 | A Pretty Penny

Gift Ideas For Her...

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I am trying to get my Christmas shopping done before we are too far into December and it is not going so well. Luckily there are some awesome sales still going on and I have a couple more weeks before crunch time. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for that special lady in your life. Hope this gives you a couple ideas and helps out with your shopping list! Happy Holidays!



Black Friday Sales...

Happy Black Friday weekend! There are so many good sales going on I can't keep track of them all. This will be my view for the weekend while I do some online shopping. Since my nose isn't up to par quite yet, I will drinking loads of hot chocolate while I binge watch some Netflix and surf the sales. Here are some of my favorite Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. Have a great weekend!

ASOS // 30% Off everything with code: thankful30

H&M // Up to 30% Off

J Crew // 40% Off

Nordstrom // Take extra 25% Off selected sale items

Anthropologie // 30% Off

Kate Spade // 30% Off

Bauble Bar // 35% Off



So Thankful...

My Outfit: PANTS: ASOS / SWEATER: H&M (similar here) / SCARF: H&M / SHOES: ASOS (out of stock, similar here) / LIPS: Sin-a-mon by Maybelline

We took some family photos recently and I love how they turned out.
I am so very thankful for my family and how wonderful they are. I am blessed with such an amazing husband who would do anything for me. I had surgery this past week on my deviated septum and he has waited on me hand and foot when he isn't working. I couldn't ask for better.

I am so thankful I have loving parents and a wonderful sister who raised me the way I am. I am so thankful to come from such a wonderful home. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year and have such happy holidays!


Festive Tablescape & A Recipe...


On Sunday I had my family over for a simple dinner and created this simple table scape. It isn't anything fancy, but I thought it was festive and I fell in love with Targets brass silverware so of course it was a must.


I wanted to share my favorite salad recipe that we had with our meal Sunday night. I got the recipe from my mother-in-law and it has been a quick favorite of mine ever since. 

You will need: 
+ Spring Salad Mix
+ 1 can of olives
+ 1 can of mandarin oranges
+ 1 package of sliced almonds 
+ 1 bottle of poppy seed dressing (Brianne's is my personal favorite)

1. Mix Spring Salad mix and poppy seed dressing together in a bowl until lettuce is covered as desired.
2. Drain olives and mandarin oranges and mix in as much as desired.
3. Mix in sliced almonds.
4. Lastly put a couple olives, mandarin oranges, and sliced olives on top for garnish.
5. Serve

It is such a simple salad recipe and so delicious and fresh! Every time I take it to a family gathering people always ask for the recipe.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!