My dearest Pennies,

I hope you had a wonderful, yummy, warm, loving Thanksgiving with your family and friends yesterday. Technically, I have two families to be thankful for: the Miller family and the Penny Chic family (AKA YOU!). ┬áThank you for being such loyal and engaged readers. You have made my dreams come true by helping me turn a blog about budget style into a business. For that, I am forever grateful to you!!! It’s been exactly two years since I started Penny Chic and I feel very lucky to have you as my readers. Thank you for coming back everyday and being a part of this journey with me. Lots of love to all of you.


On a more fun note…Isn’t Thanksgiving just the best holiday? At my house, my mom/photographer (haha) starts preparing for it weeks in advance. It starts with the dining room table and then the prepping of all the food ┬ábegins a week before. We do 3 turkeys, 2 different stuffings, yams, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, green beans, cranberry sauce, persian rice (gotta have a little of our heritage in there), and salad. Then, my uncle who owns a pastry shop in LA called La Provence Patisserie brings in the dessert and it’s all calorically downhill from there!

PLEASE share with us… What does your Thanksgiving look like? What did you guys eat? Any drama? I LOVE a good Thanksgiving story!!




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  1. Hthank you soo much for sharing your family time with all of us!! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! Can you please bless us all with some good leggings posts, since I doubt we all can still fit into our skinny jeans, lol

    by Dianne Reply
  2. Happy Holidays Shauna! This year I am thankful for discovering your blog!:) That food looked amazing!! wow. I think I gained a couple of pounds just looking at that! My family was well behaved this year, lol! And the food was amazing as usual. I’m Puerto-Rican so my mom makes a turkey and a pernil (pork shoulder) and also pasteles every year which are mashed plantains with potatoes, meat and seasoning! Also had mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, stuffing and of course rice and beans! (Can you tell I love food?)

    by Erica Reply
    • Erica, I’m so HAPPY you found me here too! The food was as amazing as it looked. YOUR Thanksgiving cuisine on the other hand sounds amazing and I love how you guys put your own cultural twist on it. I LOVE pasteles and I LOVE Puerto Rico. I use to go a lot when I was living in NYC. Thanks for the comment xoxo

      by smiller Reply