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Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! We have packed up and headed back to the midwest for the holiday week, we are spending time with both sides of our family in Iowa and getting a sweet reminder of just how cold it is here. Before we left, we hosted Friendsgiving with some of our favorite people and I wanted to to share a few photos from the evening as well as some recipes that would be fun to try for the big turkey day this week.

Table Runner // Black Dishes // Gold FlatwareΒ // Place Card Holder // Napkins

We made our traditional turkey, cheesy potatoes, mashed potatoes & gravy, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, rolls & cinnamon butter, with apple pie for dessert. I had a few recipes pinned to try this year, but we opted to keep things simple so I’m going to save them for Christmas dinner. Just in case you need a few ideas, Roasted Cinnamon Butternut Squash Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli & Cauliflower Au Gratin and this Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake!

We will be off the grid for a few days but I wanted to tell you all how incredibly grateful I am for each of you, for your readership & encouragement! I sincerely hope you all have the happiest holiday week with your families, may you all have SO much to be thankful for!!! xo


Halloween 2017

Ahhh Happy November!!! What a week it has been!!! We had the most fun Halloween ever, our kids are officially at the most fun age for Trick or Treating & we loved every minute of it. Our week has been full of parties, trick or treating (and lots of it because we had lots of costumes!) and making (and delivering) all the sweet treats we could! We had trunk or treat at our church, the little ones went as Darla & Alfalfa (I couldn’t resist, they are obsessed with this movie!!) and Harper went as wonder woman, although she wasn’t feeling well so she sat out for most of it, but then wanted to sleep in her costume of course. We also had our adults only “movie couple themed” Halloween party and it was SO much fun. We went as Tyler Durden & Marla Singer from Fight Club (brandon has wanted this costume since college!) and our friends all blew us away with their creative costumes. It was SO much fun and will definitely become a tradition!!

Funny story, the first time I asked Harper what she wanted to be for Halloween, she said “ummm, I don’t know, maybe someone who can’t hear Claire when she is crying?” Touche, kid.

On Halloween, the girls were so excited & ready to get their costumes on first thing in the morning. We opted for no family costumes this year (yes I was a little heartbroken) but everything turned out so fun & cute. Mostly the llama, which we found at target, and I was definitely disappointed that it didn’t come in my size. We spent most of the day putting finishing touches on them, I added a few extra layers of tulle to Ellie’s store bought costume & Harper’s we made from scratch (with a pink dress underneath) because she has been obsessed with the tooth fairy since her fifth birthday when the dentist told her she would most likely lose a tooth now that she is five! πŸ˜‰ Turns out there aren’t a lot of tooth fairy costumes available but it was super fun to make it with her. God bless the hot glue gun.

We trick or treated in our neighborhood with a few friends, the girls were up way past their bedtime and having too much fun. I definitely ate two boxes of Junior Mints the next morning for breakfast and was quickly reminded why we never keep candy in the house! πŸ˜‰ I looooove Halloween and was so sad it was over (we crashed on the couch drinking wine & watching Stranger Things) but I jumped at the chance to tear down all of the spider webs the next morning in preparation for THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. Hope you guys had the most fun & magical Halloween, I absolutely LOVED seeing all of your costumes!!! Until next year! xo


Carving Pumpkins

Happy Monday!! Every day is happy in October, right?! We are getting all the Fall weather in Atlanta this week & we are looooooving it! Leaves are everywhere, Halloween parties are about to go down & we will not turn Hocus Pocus off until the morning of November 1st. We finally got around to carving our pumpkins this weekend & it was the most fun ever! After all the ewwwws and yuuuuucks, the girls were brave and stuck their hands right down inside the guts & loved every minute. Eloise may have even eaten some.

We ended up with a cat, a pumpkin full of stars, and a happy jack-o-lantern, and mom of the year forgot to get tea lights, so we have to wait just one more night to see them glow! Have you guys carved your pumpkins yet, what’s left on your October bucket list?! xo