🎄 Too soon?


The chill has set in, a few snowflakes have already started to fall and all I can think about is the holidays. More specifically, CHRISTMAS!!!

Even though I've tried with all my might not to, I'm already organizing my decorations, looking for new ones, and I've been thinking about my next Christmas tree. Decisions, decisions…  Should I finally break down and get an artificial tree? Would I miss the fresh, fragrant smell of a balsam fir letting me know that Christmas is right around the corner? But, then again, an artificial tree would be so easy, no mess to clean up after. For context, my family has always had real trees so departing from this ritual feels like a renegade move on my part. It's not an easy decision, so it's smart that I'm thinking about this now – right?

Or am I jumping the gun? Shouldn't I be waiting for Thanksgiving to come and go first? To quell my giddiness, I've rationalized that I should just put a wreath on my front door to get the season started. Simple solution! This way I'm not actually rushing through Thanksgiving, but still getting in the holiday spirit.

The fact is that once the turkey is gobbled up, and the cranberry sauce cans are empty, Christmas is only a few weeks away! How can this possibly be enough time to relish in the holiday when people are shopping for friends and family, planning trips and getting the decorations together????

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE Thanksgiving. For many people, like me, it's the only time of year they prepare a very extravagant dinner to enjoy with loved ones, and genuinely focus on all there is to be thankful for. How could I overlook all of my wonderful Thanksgivings? My fondest memories of the holiday are of my family gathering to eat way too much food, be silly, maybe catch a movie and, of course, drive each other crazy. What's better than that? Nothing.

So, in honor of Thanksgiving, I'm going to start focusing on being grateful for the frenzy and busyness of trying to get it "all together" for the holidays. I'm going to slow down to take it all in, buy some extra canned cranberry sauce, and get my appetite ready for turkey day… right after I hang up my wreath!

- XOXO Tati

Here's what Jason and Tati are talking about today!

🏫 Do you think kids need to be in school as long as parents are at work? There's a proposal to make the school day go from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

🎶 Check out the special guests who will help kick off the holiday season in downtown Detroit.

Yep, that's a hotel in the D

Hotel, or maybe you'd call them "home-tels"? There is a spot in Midtown that offers a unique place to stay when you, or your guests, are in the D. The Inn on Ferry Street is made up of four historic 19th century mansions, and even two carriage houses, where visitors can rest their heads when visiting Detroit. You can rent your own room, or even an entire home, if you need the space for you and all your guests. Are you ready to feel like Detroit royalty?

Check out some other cool places we've found where you can stay in the D:

Did you see this?

📖 Mitch Albom sat down with Live In The D to share the inspirational and personal story behind his new book Finding Chika. It all surrounds a little girl that changed his life forever.

🍵 Get a taste from around the world, around the corner, at this Detroit store.

What's Happening Around The D

🗓️ Balloon School

🗓️ TechTwilight at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

🗓️ Empowering Doll Showcase

🗓️ Bourbon and Bowties

🗓️ Native American Heritage Day

Throwback Thursday

🍽️ Today happens to be National Men Make Dinner Day. While we know this day may be a little presumptive in assuming it's the woman in the home always cooking, if there is one man who knows his way around the kitchen it's Jason Carr. Did you see his recipe to help cure your craving in the midst of the chicken sandwich craze?

What's coming up on Live In The D?

☕ Today: We're going to clear up the coffee confusion at the café, plus one man is getting a makeover for a very special reason

🍔 Tomorrow: Dine In The D at a burger joint that is one of Jason's favorite places to go, but you better be ready with your order

🎉 Next Week (Thursday): We'll reveal one of the new floats you'll see on Woodward this year in America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van

Watch Live In The D weekdays at 10am!