Happenings, Planned Projects..... and Me? A Host for Thanksgiving? | Live Pretty on a Penny

Happenings, Planned Projects..... and Me? A Host for Thanksgiving?

Happy Thursday! It seems like the days are flying by and before I look up, it will be 2015 and I will have a one year old. My goodness.  I am trying to be much better about my time management skills, but if you follow me on Instagram, then you know who gets most of it, lol. This little time thief, who also makes a great Home Depot shopping companion might I add:)

So, when something has to give in order to maintain my sanity, my blog is usually the first thing to suffer:( But I love interacting and sharing with you guys so much, I can never stay away for too long. Plus, Instagram is the next best thing.

On Monday, I just got back from one of my best bud's wedding in Jamaica.

Not only did I have the extreme pleasure of serving as one of her bridesmaids, but I was also the makeup artist for the entire party, which totaled nine, including the bride.

 Here is the bride in all her loveliness!

Me and the bride.
*Excuse all of the camera phone shots*

I don't showcase my makeup skills much on the blog, but I plan to in the future.I have been doing it "on the side" for about fours now. My passion for this is similar to the whole DIY/Decor stuff....my love for a good before and after pretty much sums it all up!

Lets see, what else? Oh! My mom (who lives in Chicago) told me that  several of my family members would be coming to Atlanta for Thanksgiving. I also have some cousins who live in Atlanta as well, so after discussing logistics, we determined that my house would be the best place to host. Whaaaaat?! I'm not ready to host anything! there are several things that I need to do, but I guess it puts the fire under my butt to get it done because I have been chilling these last couple of months. Of course I will document all of this sprucing up madness along the way.

I also got some great news of something cool that will be happening around our home in December so you must stay tuned for that!

In the meantime, I have made a list of some things that I need to get done prior to Thanksgiving, and other bigger things to do prior to the fun thing that will be happening in the Marshall household in December. I am excited about both. Let's just say that the list involves some wiring, painting, nailing, and drilling:)

I will be back very soon to get your opinion on paint colors, as operation living room makeover will commence soon!

Until next time.


  1. Erin, your son is adorable. I usually have Thanksgiving dinner at my house, too, but it sounds like you're having quite a large crowd. So far, I've never cooked for more than 8 people. I love the pictures from Jamaica. You did a fabulous job with everyone's make up... :)

  2. OMG...Jules is adorable! And girl, you are quite talented in the make up department. Can't wait to see what's taking place at your house.

  3. Lucky girl. I have never been to Jamaica. Looks like it was a beautiful wedding. You all look great and the bride was beautiful! Good job on the makeup! I can't wait to see what you have planned for next month.

  4. Seriously cute time thief. Please tell me more about the makeup skills, that was one of my goals this year, to learn how to apply makeup for going out.

  5. Erin,
    Everyone looks awesome!!! Don't talk to me about time. I could use another day and 6 more hours in each week! Oh and as far as that little one is concerned...I say time well spent.

    Have an awesome weekend!!


  6. Erin can't wait to see what you have in store for next month. Good luck on hosting Thanksgiving, you will have a ton of fun and fond memories. Tell my little time thief friend hello, he is so cute.

  7. You did a wonderful job on the makeup. Beautiful ladies! Hosting for the holidays?! I know it will be wonderful. Looking forward to your upcoming projects. (BTW, check back, my home office reveal post is up.) Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Glad you had a great time in Jamaica! Such a nice place to get married. The wedding party looks beautiful. Good luck hosting Thanksgiving. I'm sure it will be a lot of fun spending time with your family.


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