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 Flatware // 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



  1. Could you possibly share what ISO, aperture, and shutter speed you used for these photos? We have a similar setup… a large light at the end of our table and I can never photograph our tablescapes with such clarity. Everything is absolutely gorgeous and I’m sure your guests felt right at home around your table. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Sorry. Should have added this… I have a Canon Mark III and I use 1/125 4.0 with ISo 5000 when shooting against our
      table in front of our window. Did an ok job but I want mine to have that “dreamy” factor. I keep playing around with everything but just end up frustrated. LOL!

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