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We asked—you answered! Here’s what some of you have planned for this bustling Thanksgiving weekend, as reported on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Looks like a lot of you will be shopping till you drop!
“I’ll be shopping in stores on Friday and hit the sales on Cyber Monday too. I try to do it all!” —Meghan W.
“My baby is due soon, so I might be in the hospital waiting for someone to bring me a plate.” —B.W.
“I’m traveling to my hometown. I want to relax, spend time with my family and read by the fire.” —Erika B.
“I’ll be taking advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales—heck yes!” —Michael M.
“My family will be in town, so I’ll be busy showing them around San Francisco. Can’t wait!” —Jessica L.
“I hope to do absolutely nothing! I just want to relax with my family, eat good food and soak in all the fun before the busy holiday season catches up with us again.” —Kate M.
“I’m determined to shop this weekend, but not for holiday gifts—I need to revamp my wardrobe!” —Harriet S.
What are you busy doing this Thanksgiving weekend?
We asked, you answered! Here’s some of your best advice for cooking your first Thanksgiving meal from our Twitter stream and Facebook page:
“Breathe!” -Karyn J.
“Get up early and take your time. If people offer help, TAKE IT. If someone suggests to bring a dish, SAY YES. The first turkey meal is always very stressful so keep a glass of wine handy too.” -Vanessa G.
“Order it!!” -Nicole D.
“Don’t take on too much! Ask all of your guests to bring something and stick to the recipes you know and love…this keeps stress levels down and helps prevent kitchen catastrophes.” -Amy G.
“Start early, drink wine, have fun!” -Lisa L.
“Hire a chef?” -Sarah N.
“Shop for the food early, not on the weekend before or the day before. Preferably Monday when everyone is at work or late at night. Any other time just adds stress! Cook as much as you can or at least prep stuff on Wednesday, so Thursday will be a throw-it-together-early-in-the-morning day and you can enjoy the time with your family.” -Debbie R.
“Let someone else do it!” -Martie G.
What’s your best advice for newlyweds hosting their first Thanksgiving? Leave us a comment below!
We asked, you answered! Here’s some of your best advice for couples planning their honeymoons from our Twitter stream and Facebook page:
“Don’t book it through an agency! We booked our trip online and we got seven days in Venice, Florence and Rome for only $3,100 total! It even includes three 4-star hotels with breakfast buffets and our flight. So save money and book it on your own!” —Lily
“Print out all reservation confirmations and keep them in a folder in your carry-on or purse. Reservations like plane tickets, hotel room, rental car, additional attraction tickets, dinner reservations, etc. It saves time and proves you have reservations in case their computer systems go down.” —Alison
“Let everyone you come in contact with know that you’re on your honeymoon. We went to Napa and received free desserts with dinners, free wine tastings, etc. People are very accommodating when they find out you’re on your honeymoon!” —Johanna
What’s your best advice for couples heading on their honeymoons? Leave us a comment and let us know!
We asked—you answered! What do you wear to a bridal shower? These are your answers gathered from our Facebook page and Twitter feed:
“I am the bride and I just wore a cute summer dress. I wanted to be a LITTLE dressy (more so than I usually am) but not so much that I didn’t look like me. It worked out nice, especially since it was sooo hot!” -Elisa T.
“I gave a bridal shower and the theme was pink. I asked everyone to wear pink—clothes, nail polish, etc. It was well received and much fun! But in general, simple dresses, capris, nice jeans are what I have seen at other bridal showers.” -Lissa J.
“Ann Taylor Leopard Sheath dress.” -Joy D.
“A navy blue shift dress from Nine West with a yellow patent leather belt!” -Jessica B.
Have something to add? Leave us a comment and let us know!
We asked—you answered! How did your fiancee propose? Did you know it was going to happen or was it a total surprise? Here are your proposal stories gathered from our Facebook page and Twitter feed:
“I was about to propose to my husband and before I did, he got down on one knee and proposed first. I was totally surprised, but he knew I was going to propose (thanks to his mother) so he made sure to ask me first.” —Wand-erful Life-Bouquets
“We were on a vacation cruise, getting ready for the captain’s dinner. I was fussing about which necklace would look best with my dress and Steve said “I know what would look good on you.” He pulled the ring box out of his jacket pocket and asked me to marry him. I was totally surprised. I got butterflies and started shaking. I still get butterflies just thinking about it! —Robbie
” I was totally surprised! We went out for St. Patty’s Day with all of our friends (of course they knew) and he gave out a bag to everyone, filled with fun St. Patty’s stuff in it. But when I opened mine, there was a precious moment in it with a little boy down on one knee, holding a sign that said “Please check one: yes or no,” and when I looked around for him, he was already down on knee! Freakin’ amazing!” —Shealyn
“It was our one-year anniversary of dating. Mr. Daniel had talked to my boss one month prior so that I would be able to get off super early that day. Once I was off work, my best friend called and asked me to meet for coffee. It was spur of the moment, but I did! She is a makeup artist and was putting her portfolio together, so she asked me at coffee if she could do my makeup and take some pictures for her portfolio and I said yes! We headed back to my place and when I opened the door to my bedroom, there was a beautiful silk Ralph Lauren dress and a pair of Michael Kors shoes with a note that read ‘Be ready by 7 pm. There will be a car waiting for you.’ My best friend pretended like she had NO idea what was going on, so she continued to do my hair and makeup. Then, at 7 pm, the chauffeur picked me up and started driving toward Dallas…I had no idea where he was taking me UNTIL the area started looking familiar. We parked by this lake that Mr. Daniel and I would usually run at and the chauffeur opened my door and told me to start walking down toward the bridge in front of me. I saw this man in the bushes taking pictures of me, and then I saw the bridge—it was completely covered with roses and candles! Then, as I was walking down the bridge, there were notes he had written me. When I got to the end of the bridge, Mr. Daniel came around the corner and handed me MORE flowers and then got on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said ‘YES!’ The rest of our evening included dinner in Dallas and the man taking pictures was a photographer, who was there to capture the entire proposal.” —Lauren
“Complete surprise! Palm Springs trip for b-day weekend, and then under the stars.” —@rooneycj
Do you want to tell your proposal story? Leave us a comment below!