Do you guys partake in Friendsgiving? If you’re new to the concept, Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving meal cooked and shared between friends, often in addition to family celebrations. My sister, who lives cross-country and can’t fly home every year, has participated in them for years, and we’re celebrating Friendsgiving with friends here in town this weekend, so it’s definitely been on the brain lately. If you’re thinking about hosting one this year you’ve come to the right place! I’m teaming up with Butterfinger to share how and where to focus your time and energy to make it a thoughtful and festive gathering!
I’ve long been a fan of the “It’s OK” banner by Secret Holiday Co. Her affirmation banners are so simple with positive messages, and with Thanksgiving just about here,
Today on Thanksgiving I wanted to share Karmomo’s thoughtful recipe for practicing gratitude. (Read her post here!) It’s a good reminder for me not only today, but everyday to slow down and take notice of the beauty, the little things, and the overall good around me even as things may not be going exactly as planned (or I’m straight up having a bad day!), because, well, from gratitude comes happiness.
When it comes to decking the halls, I’m a strict, no-tree-before-Thanksgiving kind of girl because I think decorating beforehand, waters down Thanksgiving, skipping right over “The Day of Thanks” to focus on the next holiday. (This stance is heavily debated at our house, because if you ask Ken, Christmas can’t come soon enough!) However, now that we’ve wrapped up Thanksgiving, I’m all for decking out our place for the Holidays. As I’ve mentioned before, I love Scandinavian design and love incorporating the look into our decorating repertoire through natural elements, classic clean forms, and cozy accents. Below are some of my favorite ideas for bringing the Scandinavian Holiday look home.
1. Swedish Star Lantern, 2.Berry Branches, 3. Simple DIY Wreath, 4. Faux Fur Throw, 5. Felt Ball Garland, 6. Strala Candelabra, 7. Rosemary Napkin Garnish, 8. Homemade Ornaments, 9. Cloved Oranges, 10. Amaryllis Bulbs
Today, we give thanks.
Wishing you and yours a happy and fruitful Thanksgiving!
Photo via Ginny Branch.
With Thanksgiving Eve upon us, I thought I’d share a collection of festive and creative cocktails to wet our whistles for the feasting (and day of gratitude) ahead. Cheers!
Fig Thyme Cocktail via Honestly Yum
So you’re headed over to a friend or relative’s for Thanksgiving, and though you were told not to bring anything, you feel silly showing up without a dish to share in hand. Not sure what to bring? Baked brie is an impressive appetizer that comes together quicker and easier than you might think. Five ingredients and 1/2 hour is all you need to pull this impressive appetizer together.