Category Archives: Thanksgiving

4 thanksgiving party tips

With Thanksgiving coming in just a couple days, we are in last minute prep mode around here! As much as I adore large, organized parties… sometimes it’s the little details that really take a gathering from...

how to throw a festive feast

Thanksgiving is almost here! And with it my desire to throw a feast of epic proportions. Whether it is the day of turkey you are prepping for, or any holiday meal, it is the little touches...

painted block candleholders kit

I am super excited to announce the collaboration A Subtle Revelry is doing this holiday season with Brit to make our DIYing even easier! I designed this painted block candleholders kit that will make the table beautiful...

raw fruit layer cake

Tis’ the season for pies, cakes and sweets! Sometimes the insanity of all the goodies we eat over the next 6 weeks starts to add up. So why not serve up something healthy for a change!?!...

printable doggie bags

Feasting season is upon us and with it my desire for easy comfort meals that can serve a crowd. Whether I am dishing up dinner for a huge holiday gathering or serving up a small weeknight...

why don’t we… say thanks

November is a great time of year to stop and say thanks. In the past I’ve dropped off flowers or soup to say a sweet thank you to important people in my life. This year I...

painted feather cake

Feathers are such a fun way to make anything seem crafty and homespun. In a season when there is way too much cooking and prepping to be done – a simple solution like surrounding a cake...

large bloom paper flower

A wilting flower bouquet holds no competition to this gigantic paper floral bloom! It’s a showstopping display to center a meal this season. From Halloween through Thanksgiving, these Kraft paper petals will set a graphic homespun backdrop...

hard candy caramel apples

Candied apples are a favorite sweet fall tradition. For a long time I made basic caramel apples, until I realized how simple it is to make a hard candy shell on top. The mixture gives all...

color dyed wheat wreath

This fall we are warming up our mantel with a bright, festive wreath made with color dyed wheat. It’s a little bit fraggle rock, a little bit country, loads of fun, and a festive way to welcome...

typography pie + thanksgiving treats

After realizing earlier this year how fabulously fun it was to make our dessert talk – al’a a typography cake. We figure the holidays are a great time to relive the concept but even better, because now...

the easiest letter garland

Thanksgiving is quickly coming and with it, many things to be thankful for. Sometimes, communicating what we are thankful for deserves more than just a few words after dinner. That’s why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday...

how to make a pie cake

Okay… okay… I know that this time of year pies tend to own the market. But can I be honest – I prefer a cake over a pie ANYDAY! I am crazy, I know. Lucky for...

fancy turkey stir sticks

I’ve never been a huge fan of the traditional Thanksgiving decor. Too much brown and not enough flair for my taste. Then I got to thinking – why do we always feel stuck with the same...

winter animal cup cozies

Now that it’s quite chilly, we’ve been quickly replacing our lemonade for cider and cocoa – and these cozies are the best (read: cutest) way to have fun while enjoying fall beverages. How adorable would it...

colorful crochet tablecloth

It’s kinda difficult to come by really pretty tablecloths, but making one at home can be an affordable and simple project. This colorful crochet doily tablecloth is a great way to fancy up a feast, or...

25 ways to make a pie

Now that it’s November, I have pie on the mind. Last year we stamped words into our pies and braided a perfect crust, but I was looking for a bit more creative inspiration to end this...

11 ideas for your post-halloween pumpkins

Happy Halloween! We are decked out and ready for the fun over here, and have a lawn full of pumpkins embroidered, pinned, and painted to share with the neighborhood. Tomorrow our pumpkins will still be here...

bake a cake inside a pumpkin!

There’s not much that beats carving a pumpkin this time of year. Except of course, if we are cutting it up to bake a freaking cake inside! That my friends, might just win my – “favorite...

feasting at home

Snapshots of a home relaxed and ready for holiday guests, because it is good to come home for Christmas. Mismatched bowls were filled with the fragrant meal and we all sat down around that worn wooden...

Printable Pie Box

There is not much better than a simple box of pie this time of year. When wrapped in these free printable pie boxes it is too much to resist. Whip up a batch as last minute...

Simple Ideas For Hosting a Feast

Thanksgiving week is here. Can you believe it? From simple wreaths to easy succulent place cards, here are a few of my favorite last minute ideas for hosting a feast of any proportion. succulent favors/decor | placesetting | gravy recipes | table | pumpkin pear crisps | wreath...