The holiday season is one of my favorite times of years when it comes to fashion! Who doesn’t love an excuse to wear a great pair of heels or a little something sparkly that wouldn’t ordinarily make it out of the closet? I put coats in that category, too. There is no season like the holidays to rock a really pretty coat. These three are the ones that have caught my eye this year. Boasting really awesome colors and fun little details like gold hardware and waist-cinching belts, they have a little something-something that makes them feel special and festive without being so fancy that you can’t wear them all winter long. From a classic trench (for those of you in warmer climates than mine) to bold citron yellow, I’d be happy to add all of these to my holiday wardrobe.
Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! And, yes, I’m absolutely the type who celebrates all week long. As a kid this was always one of my favorite weeks of the year. Now that I’m an adult, I still love how festive things feel as soon as Thanksgiving week hits. By tomorrow night I’ll have my shopping done and Wednesday night is always dedicated to making pies and bread while sipping wine and blasting Christmas music at full volume. So today is the day that I’m bringing you my guide to planning the ultimate Thanksgiving menu! From appetizers to cocktails, sides and desserts (and even turkey!), you have more than everything you need here to plan an amazing feast. Oh, and I even included a handful of awesome recipes that make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers, too. Done and done.
- Figgy maple bourbon fizz (pictured above)
- Pumpkin pineapple cocktail
- Pear and ginger sage cocktail
- Cranberry vodka punch
- Maple spiced cocktail
- Hot pumpkin tequila toddy
- Cranberry bourbon fizz
- Pomegranate rosemary spritzer
- Apple cider moscow mule
- Hot chai buttered rum
- Boozy pumpkin white hot chocolate
- Spiked mulled cider
- Pomegranate jeweled cheeseball
- Cranberry brie tartlets
- Red pepper goat cheese truffles
- Green bean casserole stuffed mushrooms
- Parmesan scalloped potato stacks
- Fig spread + cheese crostini
- Caprese quinoa stuffed mushrooms
- Tomato toasts with feta + honey
- Parmesan cauliflower bites
- Beet pickled deviled eggs
- Cranberry baked brie puff pastry bites
- Baked broccoli parmesan dip
- Classic dry-brined turkey (pictured above)
- Turkey with white wine gravy
- Maple glazed turkey
- Prosciutto wrapped turkey
- Roast turkey with pears and sage
- Turkey wellington
- Rolled turkey breast with stuffing
- Applewood smoked turkey with cider gravy
- Sourdough bread (pictured above)
- Gruyere + green olive rolls
- Awesome vegetarian side dishes
- Vegan cauliflower mashed potatoes
- Mushroom and mash
- Vegetable pot pie
- Crispy sweet potato roast
- Avocado + quinoa stuffed acorn squash
- Healthy sweet potato gratin
- Roasted garlic goat cheese mashed potatoes
- Pretzel parker house rolls
- Prosciutto + gruyere croissants
- Vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie (pictured above)
- Pumpkin swirl cheesecake
- Hazelnut cake with apple buttercream
- Cinnamon pear skillet cake
- Apple cardamom oat crumble
- Gingersnap pumpkin ice cream sandwiches
- Pumpkin pie bars (gluten-free)
- Caramel apple donuts
- Apple cider cupcakes with nutmeg frosting
- Cheesecake stuffed baked apples
- Gingerbread eggnog pumpkin pie
- Salty honey pie
- Thanksgiving panini
- Turkey salad with cranberry sauce appetizer
- Homemade turkey pot pie
- Turkey, cranberry + brie potato waffle melts
- Thanksgiving eggs benedict
- Roast turkey cobb sandwich
- Homemade gnocchi with leftover mashed potatoes
- Cheesy mashed potato pancakes
- Stuffing stuffed mushrooms
- Leftover cranberry sauce bread
- Cranberry sauce cheesecake brownies
- Leftover turkey jambalaya
The countdown to Thanksgiving is officially on so today we’re heading into the weekend with my picks for some of the best Thanksgiving printables going! Dress up your table, your dining room decor or your leftovers with these fun and hip ideas. I love the poster! Have each guest pen a few thoughts and you can roll it out and hang it up to reflect back on year after year. So sweet! Don’t miss your weekly dose of Friday Link Love, too, where I’ve gone a little crazy with food, drink and other pretty things, as per the usual. What are you up to this weekend? I hope it’s warm where you are! Sending you all huge hugs and wishing you a fabulous weekend! xoxo
- The United States of Thanksgiving
- For some reason this really made me smile
- Super yummy cranberry cider punch
- Do this with your Thanksgiving leftovers
- Oh, hello, pumpkin beer float
- Sweet ideas for a Thanksgiving kids table
- I dig Baby Lovely’s hip nursery
- Even more Thanksgiving printables I love
- A workshop all about pie?! Sign me up.
- 3 easy ways to decorate Thanksgiving pies
- Eat this for breakfast while stuffing the turkey
- This week’s words to live by
You asked and today I’m bringing it to you! I had so many requests for a gift guide focused on those hard to shop for inlaws. You know the ones. The ones who seemingly have everything and always defer to shopping for the kids and the grandkids when you try to figure out what they might like for themselves. My rule of thumb here is to treat them to a little luxury or two. Think a really fabulous set of luxe hand creams for her, an amazing new fragrance or over the top cozy slippers. For him, think an awesome set of pajamas, a foodie-centric subscription box if he loves to cook, or a handcrafted baseball for the sports aficionado. As always, I went for a range of price points as well as a mix of traditional gifts and more unique items – like a gorgeous trowel for the mother in-law who loves to garden. Be sure to let me know what you think! And share with me your favorite gifts for inlaws, I’d love to hear your ideas!
[For Her | 1: Monogram jewelry box | 2: Kate Spade earrings | 3: Lotus table runner | 4: Personalized grandkid ornament | 5: Copper trowel | 6: Laura Mercier hand cream set | 7: Metallic latte mug | 8: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt perfume | 9: Leather clutch | 10: Ted Baker slippers | For Him | 11: Pajamas | 12: Corkscrew and bottle opener | 13: Penny cufflinks with personalized year | 14: Personalized domino set | 15: Monogram cigar cutter | 16: Mantry subscription box | 17: Antler fire starter | 18: Aftershave | 19: Lemon Ball baseball | 20: Homemade Gin Kit.]
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One week from today I imagine most of us are going to be elbow deep in stuffing and dough in preparation for the big Thanksgiving feast! As of right now here in our neck of the woods, we’re far more than knee deep in snow so there’s that. The kids are now marking their third snow day in a row and we’re expecting upwards of another 2′ of snow before the storm ends tonight. In case there was any doubt, winter has arrived! For those of you who may also be snowed in where you are, take note – snow days make great craft days! So today I’m sharing a handful of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY ideas, all of which seem to be gilded, glittery or golden in some way or another. Typical, I know. Oh well. You can’t hate a lady for loving all that’s gold, right?
DIY Giving Thanks Golden Leaf Garland | These pretty golden leaves make a gorgeous Thanksgiving backdrop when strung into a garland, but alternately they’re also a lovely way to leave notes of thanks that you can display year after year. So sweet!
DIY Gold Leaf Pine Cone Garland | One of my favorite DIY projects to date, this garland is perfect for Thanksgiving right straight through winter, adding that little bit of sparkle to all your winter parties and holiday soirées!
DIY Gold Geo Napkin Rings | Would you believe me if I told you that these napkin rings are made from cardboard? Because they are! In my opinion that makes them even more beautiful.
DIY Gilded Glitter Pears | These fancy sparkly pears are deceivingly simple to craft and make a perfect centerpiece when grouped together in a pretty bowl. Or use them to dress up each place setting on your Thanksgiving table!
DIY Golden Cupcake Liner Flowers | These awesome cupcake liner flowers require all of three supplies to make and they can be used in so many ways! String them into a garland, use them as a pretty cake or pie topper, or use them scattered along a table as an unexpectedly chic centerpiece.
DIY Gilded Flatware | Get the look of expensive gold flatware at a fraction of the price using spray paint! Your holiday table will be looking jazzy and glam in no time.