29 November 2010

Weekend recap: Fur nephews and Thanksgiving fashion

By: Jessica B.

Instead of calling today Monday, I’m calling it BTR day, as in “back to reality.” Not only because this was a long weekend, but also because my previous two work weeks were three day weeks because of Mexico. So this week is going to be a tough one.

But I wanted to share some pictures from the long weekend because some are too cute for words. Literally.

While I was back in Wisconsin for Thanksgiving, I stayed with my brother and SIL and got to meet my fur nephew (aka their dog), Steve. He’s a daschund and (in my opinion), the most adorable, sweet and loving fur nephew a girl could ask for. I was fully prepared to cash all the love checks he was writing.

And write them he did!

Auntie Jess and Steve

Steve sitting on my lap (LOOK AT THAT FACE! How could you NOT love him?)

Butt shot (he was camera shy)

During my three days with him, he licked my eye (right on the contact too), nose, lips, boobs, hands and fingers. Yes, it grossed me out for a minute but then I gave in to it.

The best part? Thursday morning, he scurried out of my bro/SIL’s bedroom and ran right over to my closed guest room door before going downstairs. And when I gave the okay for him to come in, he came BOUNDING in the room, beyond excited to see me. Okay, he may have been excited for anyone but I think I made an impression.

I literally cannot wait to go back for Christmas to cash some more love checks and snuggle with him. I LOVE HIM.

And after my fur nephew morning snugglefest, it was time to get ready for the meal. In the past, I’ve worn dress pants or even jeans to Thanksgiving and honestly, after that meal, I feel like those pants could pop off themselves. So, I’m all about comfort now.

Here is this year’s Thanksgiving outfit:

(Flannel top: Ralph Lauren outlet, T-shirt: Banana Republic, Leggings: Hue, Boots: Banana Republic, Necklace: Nordstrom)

It was comfy and fashionable. Win, win.

How was everyone else’s long weekend?


  1. Nagehan says:

    My boyfriend is from Illinois and he went to U of Wisconsin. I love the Midwest & your blog. I can’t wait to read more :)


  2. how adorable! i loved your tweets all weekend about your fur-nephew!

  3. E.P. says:

    I’m loving that you loved your fur nephew so much! And your Thanksgiving outfit is so cute, too!

    Our holiday weekend was wonderful and too short. Sometimes, I wish I never had to go back to work…

  4. katelin says:

    love that first picture, seriously so freaking cute.

    glad you had such a lovely weekend :)

  5. Nora says:

    Love the Thanksgiving day outfit. You look great! Where in WI were you? I was there for a few days at the beginning of the week =)

    Aren’t dog cuddles the best ever!?

  6. Jaime says:

    Steve is SOOO cute! Glad you had a nice weekend/Turkey day!!

  7. I think you need a little Stevie of your own. I’m serious. I see chubby, cherubic dachsund or corgi puppy in your future.

  8. barbetti says:

    Aww, Steve! Love his name. ;)

    Also, you look totally gorgeous. I love your hair!

  9. mandy says:

    Awwww! Steve is adorable! I bet he made you want a little fur baby of your own.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    You know I can’t resist dachshunds! He’s precious!

  11. Lil' Woman says:

    Love the pics of your fur nephew…tooo cute.

  12. Oh my goodness gracious, Steve is too much.

  13. Jenn says:

    LOVE Steve! Even the butt shot is adorable!