Happy Thanksgiving & Link Up On the Edge #24

I would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Today and everyday, I am thankful for so many things.

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For those of you do not already know, I had minor surgery on Tuesday. Just a uterine ablation and tubal ligation. Today, I am feeling just a bit sore and hope to get lots of rest over the weekend so I am ready to jump on an airplane next Thursday and jet off to Californina to see the sketch of myself (and 51 other gorgeous bloggers) in Anne M. Bray’s Fashion Rainbow at TAG Gallery. Thank you, Anne, for the fabulous artwork and for giving me a little push to travel! I haven’t in so long.

If you are in the Santa Monica area next weekend, do stop by and check out the show!


I also want to thank my husband for pampering me during my recovery period! And my friend, Lori, for keeping my kids and for bringing us dinner last night (all while her husband is deployed and she’s busy being a “single” mom of 2 young boys at the holidays). A big thank you to Sheryl and Adam who are busy in my kitchen preparing an amazing meal so that my family has a “proper” Thanksgiving dinner today! I also want to thank my friends, Amy and Bethany, for continuously checking in on me and making sure there is nothing else I need during my recovery. I love you all and wish you a blessed and very special Thanksgiving! (Bethany, hang in there, I know this is a tough one for you…but you’ve got this!)

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And to all of my family and friends and blogging buddies: I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing, and blessed Thanksgiving.

A poem by me, for you:

May your turkey be tasty
And your stuffing just right.
May desserts be aplenty
On Thanksgiving night.

May your house overflow
With your dearest of kin.
And for the sake of Thanksgiving,
May your football team win!

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Outfit details:

*This is not a sponsored post.

Poncho: Shelbee’s Shoppe (I only have one available in olive green, $48).
Tunic: Old Navy.
Jeans: Target.
Shoes: Burlington Coat Factory.

And now here are your two favorites from last week:

Sheela of Sheela Writes shared a fabulous outfit and even more fabulous post, ย Unleash Your Fearlessness.


And Susan of Over 50 Under 20 shows an adorable look in floral printed dress in her post Gray Day.


Filled with gratitude and thanks on the edge,


Linking up with These Fabulous Link Ups Where I Link Up

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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

62 Responses

  1. Happy Thanksgiving Shelbee! Love this poncho and cool flats! Hope you heal fast from your surgery. I will join the link up as soon as it goes live. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Dear Shelbee, happy thanks giving โค๏ธ
    You look so amazing and happy.

  3. Your poncho matches my blog post today! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your holiday! Obviously, we don’t celebrate this holiday in Europe, so I’m not really familiar with it…
    And have fun in Santa Monica, too! I wish I could go, too, but with my (current) hectic schedule and workload a 16-hour flight and jetlag is the last thing I need. I will be there in spirit, so say hello to everyone for me, ok?

    • Thank you so much, Tiina! I do love that we have a holiday to remind us to be grateful (especially right before the greed and gluttony of Christmas sets in). I hope to be posting on social media during my trip, so you can follow along and see who is there! I don’t even know which bloggers will be in attendance. I think I may get a case of jet lag, too, on this trip, but I’m going to make the best of it! Have a lovely weekend and get some rest, too!


  5. Oh, I forgot to say: speedy recovery from your surgery, take it easy now and get some rest.

  6. Wishing you a speedy recovery Shelbee, love the poncho/scarf – great colour. Happy thanksgiving too and that’s now the second time I’ve ever sent these wishes. Jacqui

  7. Happy Thanksgiving dear Shelbee!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving! Such a beautiful poncho and love how you layered it.


    • Thank you, Carrie! It is definitely one of my fave pieces. I will probably wear it all through the holiday season. I hope you have a lovely weekend! And a Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!


  9. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’ll recover quickly! Have a fabulous time in Southern California next week!

  10. Andrea Nine

    Happy thanksgiving to you beautiful! Love that poncho and I do hope you are feeling much better!! Hugs!

  11. This is such a cool outfit, Shelbee. Love the poncho from your collection and the shoes are an excellent choice.

  12. Happy Thanksgiving Shelbee to you and your family! Even we don’t celebrate this, I love this idea. It’s very easy to forget that are a lot of things which we should thank for. o)

    Anna xoxo

  13. How fantastic you get to go to the meet up!! Please say hello to everyone for me!!

  14. Love the poncho! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Love the poncho and the shoes…fabulous! Hope you’re feeling better, I’m sure the pampering helped. And the trip…how fun and exciting!

    • Thanks so much, Debbie! I am feeling so much better already! I can’t believe how quickly I have recovered considering how awful day 1 was. And now I am counting down 5 days until L.A.! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a lovely weekend ahead!


  16. Wishing you a speedy recovery Shelbee!!! BTW, those shoes are LIFE :))

    • Joi, thank you so very much! And I agree, LIFE is the best word to describe these shoes! I just found them in a floral print, too, and had to have them! But those have been put away for a Christmas present to myself.

      Have a wonderful weekend.


  17. That red poncho is GORGEOUS! What a beautiful color for both fall and winter! Hope you have a nice weekend!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  18. Konstantina Antoniadou

    this poncho looks AMAZING on you!!!!
    Join the first Holiday Link up

  19. So gorgeous!! I have the same poncho XO. #linkupwithlisa @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/11/linkupwithlisa-77-fall-neutral-outfit.html

    • It is so amazing, isn’t it, Lisa? I carry them in my shop and have it in olive green, too! I just sold out of it today. I am debating restocking it because it is so fab! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.


  20. Happy Thanksgiving weekend Shelbee! Hope you’re resting with your feet up! Loving the shoes on your feet by the way! Have a great trip to California!

  21. Love the look, those shoes are giving me life!! Shelbee you are coming to LA…woohoo! I am going to try and make it to Spy Girls event so I can meet you!!!

    • Ack, Veronica! I hope you make it to LA as well! That would be so amazing to meet you in real life as well! Thanks for stopping by and for loving my fave shoes. I just found them in a floral print, too, which I had to have!


  22. Hope that you did the same. Thanks for hosting.

  23. Fantastic outfit! Love the combo of the poncho with metallic flats. Have a lovely weekend!
    Christina โ™ฅ https://caliope-couture.com

  24. OMG you are too friggin’ cute! Your outfit is adorable, I love the poncho! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Stoppping by from: http://coffeemoundslipstickclouds.blogspot.com

  25. I hope you are all better now!

    Life is just Rosie

  26. Such a cute outfit. I adore the poncho and the layering of plaid. But best of all are the metallic shoes. It’s all so marvelous. I hope that you are back on your feet by now and ready for your trip to LA. Thanks for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


    • Thank you, Rena! I am ready for my trip! I am almost totally packed (and with only 2 pairs of shoes including these rose gold ones)! I will send you my flight information today if you are still good for meeting us at the airport! You’re the best. Thanks so much.


  27. Great combo! Love it!


  28. Sorry to hear about your surgery but I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! How cool to go to California and be a featured sketched blogger. Amazing!!
    Also, loving this poncho!

    xx, Elise

  29. Love the poncho my friend! red certainly is one of my fav colors. Those shiny, furry shoes are pretty cute as well. I have bought a few pairs over this sale season
    Thanks for linking with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

  30. Oh how I love that poncho on you. Those gold loafers are such a find!! Fabulous!
    THanks for linking up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday again!

  31. That is a cute outfit!!! I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

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