Archives for November 2016

gingerbread scones

We’re kicking off the holiday season in our home with warm gingerbread scones, twinkling lights and Christmas music! I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing, and grateful Thanksgiving. We enjoyed time with family catching up and soaking in the moments together, hence the quiet around here. I am excited to get back in the…

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gift guide: for the hostess

I hate to jump the gun on Thanksgiving and post holiday gift guides, but hostess gifts are often relevant for Thanksgiving as much as they are for the holiday party season that follows. So many people travel or join family and friends for Thanksgiving that hostess gifts are just as useful for Thanksgiving visits as…

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pumpkin pie cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting

Happy Thanksgiving week! The big week of gratitude and feasting is in full swing, with turkeys thawing, tables decorated, and family traveling from near and far. You probably have your menu ready to go and your groceries prepped, but this pumpkin pie cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting is well worth adding to the dessert…

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link love

It’s Friday, which means link love is here! This week has been a bit strange for me because I got my wisdom teeth removed on Wednesday. Since the day was more than halfway over by the time I got out, and because I have had to take it way slower than I am used to,…

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the great pie roundup!

Can you believe we are in the single digits for our countdown to Thanksgiving?! With only 8 days to go, we are right in the thick of planning and prep time. One part of the Thanksgiving feast that can be made ahead of time or at the very last minute are the desserts. Many desserts…

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maple candied pumpkin seeds

These maple candied pumpkin seeds are the easiest, quickest fall and holiday treat ever. They would make the perfect snack for Thanksgiving Day, your friendsgiving and holiday parties, or a great gift for hostesses and coworkers. I made a batch of these to use as a garnish on fall desserts, but Will and I ate…

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link love

via We’re checking in today. It has been a difficult week and I would be stretching it if I said “happy Friday,” as I usually do in these link love posts. We are getting there and will get back to that soon, but it seems odd to continue with regularly scheduled programming with everything that…

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7 thanksgiving table setting ideas

Thanksgiving is only two weeks away (how did that happen?!!!!) and it is time to start planning and prepping, especially if you have “friendsgiving” celebrations before that! I am excited about some of the posts that will be coming between now and turkey day, and about the posts in the weeks to follow that. I…

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spiced cranberry cider punch

Spiced cranberry cider punch is the perfect fall drink for all of your Thanksgiving festivities. Over the weekends the temperatures dropped and it finally feels like fall is finally here to stay! I don’t want to jinx it, but I love the cooler weather, especially in the mornings. It was difficult to grasp that Thanksgiving…

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link love

I can’t believe Halloween was this week. I don’t know about you, but this week seems to have lasted forever for me. So much happened and the week isn’t over! Monday was Halloween, which came with lots of excitement and trick-or-treaters; Tuesday was get-everything-done-now day, because on Wednesday President Obama came to Chapel Hill and…

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