Holiday Eats

Travis and I had a Thanksgiving dress-rehearsal this weekend, and it has me even more excited for Thursday!  I’ve been sniffing around a bunch of awesome food blogs looking for tasty recipes, and my mouth is totally watering over these dishes (click the link to get the recipes)…

Pancetta and Sage Stuffing Muffins

Garlic and Parmesan Top Knots

Onion Tart With Mushroom and Fennel

Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Galette

And for dessert…

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Which of these should I try for Turkey Day?  What are you whipping up for Thanksgiving?  Trying any fun new recipes?!  Any old standbys that you can’t wait to eat? Share in the comments!

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Have A Nice Weekend

Hooray!  Travis and I are headed out of town this weekend to kick off Thanksgiving early with his side of the family.  Can’t wait to eat a full, hearty Thanksgiving feast!

Before we head out, though, I thought I’d share some fun links I found from around the web!

I just can’t get enough cinnamon rolls in my life.

Find the perfect drink to go with whatever music you’re listening to!

Cool trick for perfect cat eyes.

Moustache nails!!

Funky, cute hand-painted rug

Adorable print-at-home gift tags for the holidays!

Oooh, what an amazing giveaway!!

Advent calendars… for grownups.

Amazing Fall party (including printable invitations and hot cocoa on a stick!)

What are you up to this weekend?  Anyone else starting their holidays a week early?  Got any other big plans?  Share ‘em in the comments!

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Thanksgiving Style Inspiration

Good morning, lovelies!  Sorry for the later-than-usual post!  I gave myself the treat of enjoying a morning run and coffee with a good friend… so nice.

I’m curious, Have you already picked out what you’ll wear for Thanksgiving?  Here are some fun holiday-worthy pieces for inspiration…

(1) Mini Tulip Dress, $62.90 at ASOS  (2) Shimmering Scarf, $9.80 at Forever 21  (3) Deco Bangle, $45 at J.Crew  (4) Off-Center Zip Sweater, $59.95 at Gap  (5) Bandolino Tellie Boots, $79.94 at DSW  (6) Open Work Tights, $19.90 at Zara

What are you wearing for Thanksgiving this year?  How dressy do your family gatherings get?  And which piece above is your favorite?  Share in the comments!

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Wedding Wednesday POLL: How Big Is Your Dream Wedding?

The guest list is a h-u-g-e component of wedding planning, and it was probably the hardest part for Travis and me to figure out.  We both said we wanted an “intimate” wedding, but we also have big families and didn’t want to leave people out.  We ended up hosting 100 people for our wedding, which felt just right to us.

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But it would have been really easy to have a wedding with 250 guests or more.  There were certainly people that we would have liked to invite, but couldn’t.  And on the opposite end of the spectrum, I think I would have been just as happy having a destination wedding with only our immediate family and friends.

The truth is, Travis was the only person I really focused on during our wedding.  I was hardly able to chat with each of our guests, which probably would have been the case, regardless of how many people were in attendance.  But I’m curious… have you considered how many guests your “dream wedding” would entertain?

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Married gals: how many people attended your wedding?  If you could go back, would you make it any bigger or smaller?

Unmarried ladies: how did you answer the poll?  Have you thought about the size of your wedding before?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Winter Reads

Isn’t it easy to let go of reading when you get busy?  There are so many books that I’ve been meaning to read, but I haven’t carved out any time for it.  So I’m putting together a list of must-reads this Winter, starting with one book that has been on my to-do list for way too long…

When books are adapted into movies, it usually propels me to pick them up (with the exception of Twilight).  I finally bought The Help yesterday, and I’m starting it today!

Also a soon-to-be-movie, The Hunger Games series has gotten rave reviews from everyone I know (including Travis!)

I’m a huge fan of “The Office”, and I’ve always been so impressed by Mindy Kalings humor and wit.  I’m super anxious to read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).

Did any of you watch the 20/20 interview with Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelley last night?  It was such a fascinating look at brain injuries, and you couldn’t help but fall in love with this amazing couple.  It has me excited to read Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope.

I’m also considering trying out a book on tape… Last year, when Travis had a long commute, he listened to books on tape, and I thought it was such a clever way to pass the time!  Wouldn’t it be nice to keep one in the car for a little dose of literature every time you run errands?

What’s on your current must-read list?  Got any other recommendations for me?  (I’d love to see mine grow!)  Have you ever listened to books on tape?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

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