Brandon and I bought ourselves an early Christmas gift. Notice anything different?

Yep! Say hello to our new CB2 Movie Sofa in Pool blue. Isn't she lovely? We had been eying this sofa for well over a year and kept saying to ourselves, "Wow, maybe one day." We finally decided to pull the trigger when Brandon went to CB2 one day (yeah, I can't believe he went without me either...) and noticed that the sofa was on sale. Translation - the sofa in the color we wanted was being discontinued. We ending up taking advantage of the offer for free shipping, but we found out two days later (Black Friday) that they were also offering a 15% discount. We called customer service and they immediately obliged us. Not too shabby, huh?

As you can probably tell, she's a little longer than our Cooper sofa (and deeper). Yes, my friends, there are currently NINE pillows on this sofa and plenty more room to spare. It was definitely a good marriage of what Brandon and I wanted in our ideal sofa - deep and comfortable enough for accent pillows (me), long enough to stretch out, lay side by side, and enjoy tv (Brandon). My new mission is to go pillow slipcover shopping, but for now I think she's quite dressed up. Case in point, I'm in love with what's happening on this side of the sofa.

And remember Cooper?

We didn't get rid of him. He's now living in our office. We plan to keep him for when we decide to take the plunge and purchase our first place. Honestly I just couldn't bare to part with him. Remember his amazing story? He'll be in the fam for years to come. Anyhoo, thanks for meeting the new member of our family! I can't wait to make her feel more at home!

Okay, I know it's way too late for this, but I wanted to get this post in at least before the new year rolls around! Here's some highlights from our Thanksgiving spent with my amazing mommy who came down to help us host the holiday.

Aside from being the sous chef, I love coming up with a setting for the table. This year I was inspired by my co-worker Robin to use Honefoss mirrors with Fixa pads underneath as the centerpiece. The napkins are RE from Target (on clearance 4 for $2), the napkin rings are wedding gifts from Bed Bath and Beyond, and the candle holders are an assortment from CB2. I also sprinkled in some Glimma tea light holders.

Here's a close-up

Everyone knows I'm all about cheap, fresh flowers, so there were clusters of daisies all around courtesy of Kroger's manager's special.

15 daisies for 5 dollars... don't mind if I do!

Side note, can you believe that we had the flowers in our coffee table for 2 weeks prior to Thanksgiving? Yeah, me neither.

And of course my hubby was as handsome as ever. 

And for those of you who've yet to meet her, let me cordially introduce you to my mommy!
 Isn't she gorgeous? :)

This message greeted our guests as they walked into the kitchen! :)

 And this year, we remembered to get pictures of the spread.

The Menu - Potato salad, deviled eggs, sweet rolls...

collard greens, mac and cheese, cornbread dressing, spiral cut honey-glazed ham and turkey breast.

And this year my mommy brought her caddy for the dinnerware. Gotta keep it classy!

In short, my Thanksgiving was nothing short of amazing. I'm so thankful for a wonderful life with loving family and friends. Isn't God Good? How was your holiday?