Saturday, December 5, 2015

Month in Review: November

Less than a month left until the new year begins - isn't that crazy?! First Saturday of the month = last month's review.  This time of the year is too busy so I'm just going to jump right in to a look at the past month…

Firstly, I rebranded this little space from The New Mrs. to Christina Lea Loves.  {story of the name change can be found here}.

We kicked off the month with a long weekend trip down to Dallas (our third year in a row!) and took in a Cowboys game while there along with a SMU game, time at Top Golf, a visit to our favorite Nick & Sam's and a tour around the George W. Bush Presidential Library.  A weekend was also spent out on Long Island to celebrate the wedding of one of my sorority sisters with plenty of friends.

We celebrated a big birthday for Derek, the big 3-0, with a dinner in Dallas, a family dinner here and a night out with friends for bowling & dinner.  We also had a little "Friendsgiving" brunch celebration.

It was a tough loss but we had beautiful weather conditions and a great time tailgating for Penn State vs Michigan as well as one more fun fall weekend in Happy Valley.

Food bank giving, friends visiting, nights at Sotherden's Saloon, walks with Stella and some Thanksgiving decorating rounded out what had been going on in our {looks} & life for the month.  Last but certainly not least, we celebrated Thanksgiving and enjoyed the holiday weekend including seeing both families and some best friends.  A brunch AND dinner were consumed on the big day as well as a Thanksgiving Eve meal too.

Favorite Posts: 
tailgate treats: all of the dips {part two}
the want list
stocking stuffers {under $25, under $50, splurge}

Past Month in Review's for 2015…
january // february // march // april // may // june // July // August // September // october

Lilly Pulitzer Giveaway: These fabulous items would make a great gift to give for the holidays or the best treat for yourself.  If you haven't entered, make sure to do so in the rafflecopter below.  The giveaway runs through Monday night at midnight! 


  1. I've loved reading all about your trip to Dallas and all of your other trips this month. Your Thanksgiving brunch looked absolutely amazing and I loved all of your recipes for your dips, even though I still need to try them out!

  2. what an amazing month november was! blog changes, trips, all the love surrounding you. can't beat it!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. What a great month! Love the blog changes ;)

  4. That sparkle tray is SO CUTE!! I thought it was a bag!

  5. You had a busy and fun filled November! Xo, Stephanie