Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and, thankfully, I think I’m off the hook for preparing dinner this year. It’s my first year close to Josh’s family and I was fully prepared to be the one hosting everyone in our rental house, which would have been less than ideal. But Josh’s aunt saved the day and invited us over to her place. Not sure I’ll get so lucky next year though. 😉 If you’re in charge of dinner prep for your family’s thanksgiving festivities this year, I’m sure you’re on the hunt for the perfect table setting and all of the yummy recipes. But one detail that often gets overlooked is the butter. It’s something simple, but with the easiest little entertaining trick you can turn it into a showstopper. In today’s post, I’m showing you guys how to make shaped butter, which is SO simple, but can really elevate your Thanksgiving table!
I don’t think there’s ever a bad time of year for ice cream. Sure, the weather cools down and you may not want to be eating a cone outside, but the right scoop of ice cream paired with some warm apple pie or on top of a warm brownie can really hit the spot during the winter months! This chai tea ice cream recipe is easy to make and is the perfect fall treat with all of those spicy chai flavors. (I especially love crumbling up some biscoff cookies to add on top too!) Switch up your normal cup of chai tea and try it in a bowl this year!
The conversation about Thanksgiving and Christmas plans has already come up in our house, so I’m sure many of you are having the same discussions lately too. Not only does the holiday season bring a lot of baking, parties, and gifts…it also brings houseguests! If you’re planning on hosting some family or friends this holiday season, today’s post is a fun and easy way to make them feel even more welcome! These printable door hangers are cute and add that perfect little hotel touch right at home!
Some of you may have snow already (Utah, I’m talking to you…), but here in North Carolina it’s finally starting to feel like fall. The leaves on the trees are changing colors and I’ve been loving the sound of the leaves crunching under my feet when I take Sophie for a walk. The mornings are crisp and cool and I feel like it makes me appreciate my morning coffee just a little bit more. If you’re craving a little bit more “fall” in your life, and you haven’t already jumped full swing onto the Christmas music bandwagon, I’m sharing the perfect cozy fall playlist today that will want to make you curl up in a blanket, sip something warm, and relax. (Watching the snow or the rain fall while listening is an added bonus).
Feels like it’s been a minute since I’ve been here on the blog (and it has!), because I was on my honeymoon in Italy for the last few weeks! We just got back yesterday and we’re TIRED. I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation and one that includes some sort of frozen beverage, on the beach, with a paper umbrella in it. Not that I’m complaining…Italy was AMAZING! But we did SO much that it kinda wore us out, but in the best way. (You can see the highlights on Insta stories!) Because we were gone for so long, I feel a little bummed (but only slightly), that I missed out on all of the Halloween and October festivities. It’s my favorite holiday and, poof, here we are in November already! I read a post online that said Christmas is only 7 Fridays away. (Insert shocked emoji face here). But let’s just focus on November, shall we? I may be a few days behind schedule, but I’m back with the newest printable November 2019 calendar coloring page today!
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My favorite holiday is almost upon us and I can’t wait! Halloween entertaining is what I live for and finding new spooky themed cocktails is on the agenda every year. And this year is no exception! I turned to some old school horror movies that I remember hearing about when I was younger (but was never allowed to watch) for inspiration. These movies always get me into the Halloween spirit and sparked some great inspiration for a dark and moody Halloween cocktail too! Black crows will always trigger a bit of unease, due in part to one of these classic movies, but after watching the movie in the dark, while sipping this cocktail, you’ll be wondering if you need to worry about losing an eye to the birds when your back is turned. 😉
I’m writing to you guys from the road today. Not literally, but when this post goes live I’ll be smack dab in the middle of my cross country road trip (and hopefully at least half way there). The drive is over 2,000 miles and I’m hoping to make it to the edge of Tennessee (and Josh) in two days. Crazy, maybe? But I’m just sooooo ready to be there. And because tomorrow is October 1st, I didn’t want you guys waiting on me to get my life together (which will probably take a little bit), so I’m posting the new printable October 2019 calendar coloring page today to get you into the Halloween spirit and ready for my very favorite month of the year!
Fall is officially here, but it’s no excuse not to enjoy the cooler (and more enjoyable!) outdoor nights on the patio with friends and family! The perfect way to do that, imo, is by hosting an outdoor grilled pizza night! If you’ve never grilled pizza on the barbecue before, your life is about to be changed forever! I’ll never go back now that I now how easy it is to make and how delicious it is. (THE CRUST YOU GUYS…OMG…TO DIE FOR). I’m sharing a few tips to make your own grilled bbq pizzas, plus some delish and easy pizza recipes, the perfect cocktail to make for a crowd, and a fun way to make dessert on the grill too!