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Thanksgiving is around the corner you guys. My Thanksgiving table decor is all done!! I may be a little late sharing my Thanksgiving table decor and dining room reveal with you all, my apologies, but I had a difficult time pulling it all together. I wasn’t even going to do anything special with my dining room table this year for Thanksgiving. I’m more of a go all out for Christmas kind of girl. But, a friend of mine started talking about decorating her home for the holidays and it got my juices flowing. I headed to Pinterest and got inspired on all of the pretty holiday table settings. So naturally I had to plan and execute of course.

 

If you follow me on Instagram, then you have been updated on some of the Thanksgiving table decor items I was purchasing over the past few weeks. I saw these “Thankful, Grateful, Blessed” plates at Hobby Lobby before Halloween and fell in love. At the time they were $19.99 with 40% off. Now we all know Hobby Lobby has that good 50% off deal that happens all the time. So I patiently waited until after Halloween to purchase these because I knew they were going to mark them at 50% off. I went last week and found the LAST SIX PLATES!! I tell ya, what God has for me, it is for me lol!! All for 50% off too. Score!

 

I ran across this navy, velvet table runner by Tahari at Homegoods and loved it for my Thanksgiving table decor. It adds a richness and uniqueness to the table as its not your typical “Thanksgiving” color. I knew paired with gold and jewel tone table decor that it would look perfect against the dark wood of my dining room table. Now, I am not a fake flower kind of girl. I adore fresh, but I realized that I do not keep up with fresh flowers as I should. I end up wasting money because I forget to change the water or snip the ends. Let’s blame it on doing life with a toddler shall we? Hobby Lobby also had 50% off on florals a while back, so I gathered these rich tone floral stems to compliment the dining room. I think the faux flowers work just fine, don’t you!?

 

How do you like my gallery wall? My husband and I created our gallery wall when I was pregnant with Camille, about three years ago. Mind you, we had already lived in our home for about 3 years already. Sometimes, it just takes a while to get those things done on your wish list. I can’t really guide you on how we went about planning and executing this gallery wall. Just know I recall it taking a lot of planning in terms of what pictures we wanted to use, selecting the size of the pictures to go along with the frame, spacing and getting all of this on the wall. My advice to you is allow yourself plenty of time and patience, research tutorials and don’t nail anything on the wall until you are finally sure! Lol!

 

But, most importantly, what does Thanksgiving mean to me?

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all of the wonderful things we have been blessed with in life. Family, friends, health and so much more! I like to reflect on all of the things that I have been blessed with and won’t ever take for granted. 2017 has been a rough year for my family, but through it all we are here persevering, leaning and holding on to our faith! Therefore, not only are these plates a beautiful statement piece on the dining room table, but exactly how I feel every day when I wake up!

 

Decor Items

“Thankful” Salad Plate  sale for $3

(my dinner plate is from Hobby Lobby, found similar in salad plate)

World Market Gold Square Chargers 

Tahari Blue Table Runner

(Found at Homegoods, linked similar)

Gold, Round, Woven Placemats 

(linked similar)

6 Light Nickel Chandelier

(my chandelier is no longer avail, linked similar in white)

Gallery Wall Frames

(Purchased from Target and Homegoods)

November 18, 2017 0 comment
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Giving you “Braxton Family Values” feels lol!

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left to right: Melody of Blingaholic88, Chaunie of Southern Fashion Doll, Aquia of The Faux Fancy, Erynn of Style Sew Me, Marrica of Flaunt Your Fro and Me!

Oh yes, we came to SLAY girl! We aren’t playing any games out here lol. I am so excited to bring you the next installment of the “Empowerment Exchange!” The Holiday Card edition! If you don’t know who the Empowerment Exchange is, check out our very first post together HERE that we did a few months back. We are basically bloggers here in the Dallas area giving out all kinds of melanin vibes! I don’t know about you, but its always fabulous to have your tribe by your side who understands what this blogging game is all about. These ladies are so talented and gorgeous, I mean what a winning team right?

We decided it would be fun to do a shoot to provide you with a little holiday party outfit inspiration! The holidays are here and that means Christmas parties galore! Its always great to have some outfit inspiration on hand so you can slay too! Oh no, we don’t want to leave you out of the slayage 🙂 We want everyone to participate! Anyways,  if you can’t get any holiday party outfit inspiration from this post, I don’t know where else you can get it! LOL. Its always fabulous when everyone unique style comes thru! We honestly didn’t plan this color scheme that you see either. When we all got to our shooting location and pulled out our outfits,we cracked up laughing. You know what they say, great minds think alike right?

 

You can definitely look for more from us ladies! We are already planning something very special! So stay tuned!

 

Also, be sure to check out these ladies blogs and see their individual outfit looks from the shoot! You won’t be disappointed!

Melody of Blingaholic88

Chaunie of Southern Fashion Doll

Aquia of The Faux Fancy

Erynn of Style Sew Me

Marrica of Flaunt Your Fro

 

My Outfit Details

ASOS One Shoulder Dress in Blush

Nine West Love Fury Pumps 

Pave’ Link Bracelet 

MAC lipstick in Verve

mixed with a random Colourpop shade

Baublebar Crystal “X” ring

Photography: Kauwuane Burton

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