Archives for November 2015

eggnog pancakes

Are you already decked out for Christmas? We’re not, but we’re getting there! Now that Thanksgiving is over, I am going full force into all things Christmas – including these eggnog pancakes. Now I know eggnog can be a divisive drink; some people love it, some people hate it. I’m kind of in middle ground…

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holiday decorating guide

With Thanksgiving just behind us it is full steam ahead to Christmas!  I love love love Christmas and the holiday decorating that goes with it.  Last year was our first Christmas as a married couple with our own apartment and decorating together was so much fun.  We were able to start our own holiday traditions…

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thanksgiving baking roundup

Have you started your Thanksgiving food prep?  Do you make the same menu every year or do you like to change it up from year to year?  Do you like the traditional Thanksgiving feast or are you adventurous with your sides?  So many Thanksgiving questions, so little time!  If you haven’t already figured out your…

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sweet potato biscuits and leftover thanksgiving sandwiches

Fun fact: Did you know North Carolina is the largest sweet potato producer in the United States? Yup, the sweet potatoes in your Thanksgiving dish might be from the Great North State :) My junior year of college I studied abroad in the Netherlands.  I was there for the fall semester and really noticed the differences…

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link love

Welcome to the weekend weekend!  This week was crazy crazy busy and I am so looking forward to the break that comes with Thanksgiving.  Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving already!?!?  Where did November go?! via Isn’t that turkey so pretty?  Your links to love for the week!: First, Adele.  Adele released her newest…

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smith mountain lake

When we went up to Blacksburg a few weeks ago to visit my sister and go to Virginia Tech’s homecoming game we stayed at some friend’s lake house on Smith Mountain Lake. I had never been to SML and we drove up in the dark so it was difficult to know where we were or what…

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apple hand pies with bourbon sauce

I am not a huge fan of apple pie. You are probably wondering where this is going. We usually have a few different dessert options after our Thanksgiving meal. Pumpkin pie and pecan pie are the usual winners for me. Sometimes we have apple pie, but our apple dessert is usually reserved for the apple…

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link love

Welcome to the weekend, friends. via We have made it through another week.  Let’s celebrate with some hot chocolate and some link love from the week. It is getting closer and closer to the most wonderful time of the year! :)  These hand-painted cards are a great way to admire the upcoming Christmas season without…

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blacksburg, va

A few weekends ago, my family met up in Blacksburg, Virginia to visit my sister and go to Virginia Tech’s homecoming game against Duke.  Virginia Tech in the fall is beautiful.  The leaves on the trees join the football fans in donning their maroon and orange, and the grey gothic architecture combined with the chilly…

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pumpkin pie bars with chocolate chip gingerbread crust and cinnamon whipped cream

Are you gearing up for Thanksgiving yet?  I was at the mall this weekend and saw Christmas decorations in stores, both for sale and for festivity. I’m halfway excited because I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas, but I also think Thanksgiving should have it’s time to shine.  My family has so many traditions associated with both…

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