November 25, 2015

#HASHTAGHUMPDAY | The One Before Turkey

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Oh wait does that come after the turkey? I get confused when Christmastime actually starts these days.

But really, this IS the most wonderful time of the year. Because turkey. And potatoes. And stuffing. And gravy. And pie....

Also, NEXT WEEK is the ONE YEAR LINK-AVERSARY PARTY for #hashtaghumpday! Technically today is the day, but I figured a lot of the lovely faces might be gone for the holiday so we are pushing it to next week. Be there or be square!

Don't forget you have a plethora of link ups to confess your face off to every Wednesday. #Hashtaghumpday with Lauren and I of course, Alanna for confessions as well as Plucky in Love, and then Kathy and Nadine! So much humpity-hump-day love!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Life with Lolo

 First a little business. Here’s the scoop:
  • Each Wednesday create a post about what’s going on in your life and #hashtag each item or story. See an example HERE. Be as creative as you want! 
  • Grab the button and include it in your post
  •  Link up so we can all #creep on you and find out what’s new/funny/awesome /shitty in your life.
  • Comment on at least one other blogger’s post from the link up (someone you don’t already know!) if there even is anyone who links up…
  •  Share on all your social sites with #hashtaghumpday
  • Have fun! #hashtagtheshitoutofeverything #whocaresifitsarealhashtag


I'm going to keep it fairly short and sweet this week. Partly because of the holiday and partly I don't have a whole lot of juiciness to share.

I've committed to making homemade rolls for Thanksgiving and now I'm kind of regretting it. I can make cookies all day long but things you have to knead and rise and all the jazz? It could get ugly. And floury. I'll be drinking while I do this no doubt #bloodymariesforbaking #fingerscrossedformefriends

The BF we've decided to start alternating Thanksgivings instead of going to both of our families' dinners this year. I know it makes sense and it's fair but it still makes me sad. It's hard since it's the holiday both our mothers host. I just feel like I need to be there since it's at our house (meaning my parents' house). I still plan to drop by and say hi regardless #becausemyfamilyisthebest #andhasbetterfood

I leave for LAS VEGAS on Sunday. It still hasn't sunk in. I've had trouble being excited for it this year (I know you are all slapping me for this across the interwebs) but I'm hoping once Thanksgiving is over I'll be ready. That or once I'm on the plane. Or once I've started drinking... #whatahappensinvegsas #excitementpending

And with that I will leave you to your turkey prep and holiday travel. Stay safe with the winter weather and eat more than you should, it's the one day you can without guilt! #allthepienoregrets

Link up and join the fun. Cheers!

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  1. I understand what you mean about having to stop by and see your family on the holiday too. I am the same way, so we end up eating lunch with Chris's family and dinner with my mom. I justify two huge meals by saying I am carb loading for my shopping marathon. hehe. :) Gobble Gobble Gobble!!!

  2. oh i'm sorry about alternating holidays... to be honest, that's one thing i am thankful for that i live on the other side of the world. there is no possibility of trying to be everywhere in the same day, so it's a lot less stressful. good luck with the rolls!

  3. Its hard trying to get in all the holidays ... one person cant be in multiple places.
    Have a great trip
    Congrats on 1 yr - I cant believe that!

  4. Ugh, both of our families live in town and we'd give ANYTHING to alternate... but, alas, we attended both Thanksgivings ON Thanksgiving and this year they're an hour apart. SIGH. Christmas is the same way... and Easter. (I know I'd be sad to not see everything but holidays are so damn tiring!)

  5. Oh I can't wait to see how the rolls turn out. make sure to snap that! I do not miss splitting the holiday at all, one of the perks of being single again!

  6. Around the holidays I sometimes get a little sad when I'm single, but then I remember I don't to coordinate who misses whose family's festivities and I'm okay for a little bit haha

  7. I would be so sad if I had to alternate holidays. Even though I pout about traveling back and forth on Christmas (on Thanksgiving we always do my family because Pete's parents go out of town), I would hate not to go to both!

  8. Michael and I switch off holidays (we have to since his fam is in California) and I'm always sad not getting to see my family...but then I'm also always sad not getting to see his! Over our wedding weekend our families were having so much fun being ALL together, so his dad suggested one holiday we all celebrate together and I was so excited! I hope we can make that happen.

    Also I so agree about bread...I can make cake, brownies, cookies...but add the kneading and yeast and rising and whatnot and I'm clueless. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  9. Luckily my mom and sis are doing the homemade roll thing and I just get to eat all the rolls!! I can't imagine having to choose I would probably still go to my parents house to see everybody. Good luck on the rolls and Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Enjoy Vegas and let it wash away all the woes of being apart for the holidays from your usual traditions and that pesky rising dough. You're an ambitious one, I'll give you that! If all fails just bring Hawaiian rolls.

  11. Alternating holidays is so hard, but every time we decide we are going to celebrate with both families, we realize we spend so much of the holiday on the road! :( Hope you get excited for Vegas and have an amazing time!

  12. VEGAS!! yessssss! it'll hit you once you sit down on the plane. happy thanksgiving!!

  13. Homemade rolls sounds really hard. I'm impressed you're taking that on!

  14. Enjoy your trip to LV! That is so exciting! Good luck with the baking!

  15. Cute gifs :)
    Maria V.

  16. i'm impressed that you'd attempted the homemade rolls. you get points for that. :]

    and i think the first christmas ad i saw was at the first of october. i'm pretty sure it was for best buy. despicable. and black "friday" hasn't limited to friday in years. it's stupid.