Archives for November 2017

2017 gift guide for her

It is the time of year to make your list and check it twice! I have a few gift guides to share over the next few weeks to help you find a great gift for everyone on your list. Today, we’re kicking it off with the gift guide for her! While everything in the collage,…

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mulled wine (glühwein)

With the last Thanksgiving dish washed and the slow start back to work and school today, the holiday season has officially begun! This is my favorite time of the year. Lights twinkle on houses and trees, holiday parties begin, and there is so much festivity all around. Recently, I was looking back at some photos…

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girls’ mountain weekend

Before November gets away from us, I want to share one of the most fun parts of October, both this year and last year. In my post on my quick trip to NYC I touched on the drastic difference between the mountains and the city, which was especially noticeable after visiting them only nine days…

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thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese

What do you do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? In my opinion, the only lunch option on the day after Thanksgiving should be some form of leftovers. For the traditionalists, there is the leftover plate – simply the same plate of food they made the day before, reheated. For those looking for a slight twist on…

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coffeeneuring

The title of this post may sound a bit strange, but stick with me here – I think you’ll like it. Coffeeneuring is touted as a relaxed cycling endeavor for people who like riding bikes and enjoy drinking coffee or tea. Over the course of six weeks, participants must ride their bikes at least two miles…

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maple caramel apple pie

We’re back with our second pie of the week – maple caramel apple pie! Pies can be very divisive. Some people love pies, some people can’t get into them; some people could eat fruit pies all day, and some will eat any pie except the fruit-filled ones (see yesterday’s chocolate chess bourbon pecan pie if…

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chocolate chess bourbon pecan pie

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, aka Thanksgiving menu prep week! Start rolling your pie dough, because you won’t want to miss the two pies I’m sharing this week, starting with a chocolate chess bourbon pecan pie! Like most people, our family’s Thanksgiving meal is pretty much the same every year. Though we stick to a…

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link love

Happy happy Friday, friends! I am excited about the cold weather we have been having – it finally feels like fall! Someone mentioned yesterday that we were only two weeks away from Thanksgiving. Can you believe that?! Maybe it was the warmer weather we had in October, but it feels like November barely started. I…

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new york through an iphone

I mentioned in my November goals post that October was a busy month, both for work and in my personal life. The two biggest, and most fun, parts of the month were the trips I took: a girls weekend in the NC mountains to visit a friend who is due with her first baby any…

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brown butter sweet potato cake with chocolate ganache and molasses buttercream

Are you ready to shine at your Thanksgiving or friendsgiving dinner? Make this brown butter sweet potato cake with chocolate ganache and molasses buttercream and you’re sure to be the hit of the party. While cookies are my favorite baked good to make (no surprise there), beautiful towering layer cakes always impress me. I’m not…

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