Happy December!

Hi ladies,

How are you doing today? How was your Thanksgiving Day? I hope you had a good time with your loved ones. Mine was a lot of fun and surprises, especially in the kitchen. This year marked a special milestone in my life as an adult as I got to cook my first turkey! It was a 12-pound bird and I used a method described by Martha Steward et al. to cook it. Surprisingly, the whole Thanksgiving lunch/dinner did not take so long to cook: we finished in about 3.5 hours! I'm telling ya: brining is the new black, so next time when you cook your turkey, just go ahead and brine the heck out of that bird!

Did you take advantage of the coupon codes I posted for ya? Well, I was really tempted to shop until I dropped on Black Friday but I really held my horses: one haul from Coastal Scents and that was it! I'm so proud of myself. Also, today Coastal Scents have a Digital Monday sale with 25% off the total order. If you haven't gotten their 88 palette yet then it's the time to get it! I already ordered mine :)

And guess what? The whole month of November I participated in NaNoWriMo and...

I won!

It was so awesome to finish 50,000 words in a month (I actually wrote more but my novel is no where near the end!) Writing in a club does make a difference in term of word count and I am very thankful for my municipal group. Next year if I'm still in this town, I'll definitely participate more.

I'm glad November is behind us, as it was not such a good month for me. With that one week of non-blogging, I was struggling to juggle a lot of things and figured out what would happen in the near future. It was very uneasy for me and I am so thankful that those things are items in the past. Now, I'm back with blogging and writing and my life => really thankful for normalcy sometimes!

One more thing, ladies! Since it's December and all, I guess it'll be good to have at least a post a day on gifts, don't you think? I'll scour the web and post the deals here for you. Items that I selected, true to my style, are going to be $50 USD and less. After all, we're all in this economical situation together and it'll be reckless of me to suggest anything higher than that. So what do you think? Yay or nay?

Alright ladies, I hope this is a good start to the last month of the year. Take care of yourself and enjoy the holiday spirit!

Your Makeup Blogger

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