Holiday Appetizers & Cocktail to Serve Before the Big Meal

light appetizers before the big meal

Thanks to Mariposa for sponsoring this post. When we host big meals for the holidays it’s always scheduled for later in the day. This is very different from how I grew up – those family gatherings always took place at around 1 or 2 pm…. and then we would pick at the leftovers all evening […]

Simple and Elegant Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving tabletop

I feel like it’s the official start of the holiday season because this weekend I finally made some decisions and started plans on our annual Christmas party – but first we have to get through Thanksgiving! I love setting the table for Thanksgiving, and I think this year I’ve hit a great balance between simplicity […]

Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Guest Room Ready

GET YOUR GUEST ROOM READY

I’m so excited about this post today because 1.) I’m sharing another completed room in our house – the guest room;  2.) This is my first project as part of the BHG Live Better Network;  3.) I’ve included everything you need to know to create an inviting space for overnight guests! Having guests stay overnight […]

Curried Pumpkin Soup + Stuffing Balls

curry pumpkin soup and stuffing balls

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This year for Thanksgiving I made something new – curried pumpkin soup.  I actually made it early in the week and when our travel plans were cancelled due to the winter storm, we were able […]

Thanksgiving Place Setting :: 5 Simple Elements

thanksgiving place settings

Don’t let the idea of setting a Thanksgiving table stress you out. I love creating elaborate tablescapes but sometimes simple is better. This year I decided to put together a place setting that’s based on 5 simple elements: burlap, place cards, interesting place card holder, Lucky wishbones, and a downloadable Thanksgiving word search. Here are […]

15 New Recipes for your Thanksgiving Table

thanksgiving recipes

You know one of the things I love most about holiday meal planning is the perusing of new recipes to try. I love to find updated twists on the old classics, or just simply try out a “new to me” old classic. I’m pretty sure I’ve never made the same meal twice for Thanksgiving {or […]

Make a Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake for the Kids

make a Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake

I haven’t had the pleasure of hosting Thanksgiving in quite a while, and I’m kinda bummed about that. We used to host our “Friendsgiving” and then we switched it up one year and moved it to our friend’s house where it stayed for a few more years. The past few years we’ve been going back […]

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