colette may chicago home

This week I…

+ want to remind you to enter the Lo & Sons giveaway! The giveaway ends this Sunday at midnight, and I’ll pick a winner Monday (keep your fingers crossed). Don’t forget, even if you don’t win the two bags, you can still get 25% off your entire purchase at L&S with the code VMACWINTER2013 through the end of the month!

+ was so honored that a quote of mine is featured in The Everygirl’s new shop! My words on a print and an iPhone case…surreal. Be sure to stop by and check out TEG’s new shop, plus their new website design — it’s lovely!

+ tried out a few classes at this workout studio. In related news, I’m really, really sore. #IcyHotMe

+ bought a Christmas tree. And scheduled it for delivery. I know I mentioned us chopping down our own, but when we started costing it out, locating farms, and realized there would only be two of us to chop down, drag, and load a 7-footer, it just seemed easier to have one delivered (i.e., we wanted to still be married come Christmas, not divorced due to tree hauling stress). Plus, it’s New York — what’s more New York than having your Christmas tree delivered and installed? If you are in Manhattan and also want a tree delivered, check out this amazing service here!

+ went a little nuts at J.Crew Factory. I popped over to the site looking for gift ideas, only to discover that right now, EVERYTHING is 40% off, with additional discounts available if you purchase 2 or more items. I walked away with these festive pants, this blazer, and this pretty bracelet. And I really thought about getting this coat (I mean, hello, THAT PRICE), but restrained myself.

+ updated the Gift Guide again. How is your holiday shopping going? Are you planning on shopping Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

+ spent a minute (or thirty) browsing through Alex’s recent “Interior Envy” posts. I want to live in every single one of these houses. She finds great homes to feature!

+ loved looking through the reviews on Crystalin’s new fashion review site. Such an easy way to share pros and cons of items you’ll see in store!

+ thought this ‘feathered’ candlestick DIY was quite creative! Great idea for a last minute Thanksgiving centerpiece, no?

Speaking of Thanksgiving…wow, less than a week away. We bit the bullet and ordered a Turducken this year. What we’re going to do with 20 lbs of meat I have no idea, but Joe assures me this will not be a problem (um…). I’ll be back early next week, then like most of us, will take part of the week off for Thanksgiving…but of course will share some of my favorite holiday weekend sales with you too. Let the Black Friday madness begin (I will stay firmly ensconced in my apartment, with my delivered Christmas tree, and a book, thank you very much).

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

{Image Credit: Home of Colette May, as featured on Elements of Style. This home is seriously gorgeous!}

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  1. 11.22.13
    jillian said:

    congrats on the iphone case!! so exciting, and it looks great! have a great weekend! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  2. 11.22.13
    Abby said:

    It really is hard not to buy everything at J.Crew factory!

  3. 11.22.13
    Kimberly said:

    THAT COAT?!? I may have to go ahead and splurge on it!

    And that class looks intense, but so much fun! Have a fabulous weekend girlie!

    OH… and I am obsessed with Lo&Sons now… If I don’t win the giveaway, I think I will definitely use the discount to make a purchase. I included them in a post a wrote today on work totes.

    • 11.22.13
      Victoria McGinley said:

      FYI, I ordered my stuff on Wed and it literally just arrived. Super fast! And everything is great quality. The “Winnie” pants are exactly like the “Minnie” pants on J.Crew (just a fraction of the cost). I’m officially converted.

  4. 11.22.13
    whitney said:

    I ordered our tree as well – it seems a bit like cheating but I think it really just makes sense. I can’t wait for it to arrive on the 7th!

  5. 11.22.13

    i love that new yorkers have christmas trees delivered. i would do the exact same thing if i were you! and congrats on the iphone feature, so awesome :)

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  6. 11.22.13
    Colleen said:

    Thanks so much for the mention Victoria! So cool about your quote in the Everygirl shop! I definitely want to buy one of those cases.

  7. 11.22.13
    Ashley said:

    Hahah, wait, the turkducken has me lol-ing. Def had to google that one. That’s a lotta meat.. oof! Happy Turkduken Day!

  8. 11.22.13
    Alex said:

    thanks for the mention victoria! I love finding homes to feature each week :) have a great weekend!!

  9. 11.22.13
    Sarah said:

    Ooh, thanks for the tree tip! We didn’t know what to do best in NY last year and then left it so late we didn’t get one at all! Don’t want the same to happen this time- must be more prepared! Have a fantastic weekend! X

  10. 11.25.13
    Sam said:

    Thanks for sharing! I love seeing your Friday Link Love!