Thanksgiving Week: The Decor

Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 9.42.16 AMSo, Thanksgiving is now one day away! You all know which desserts you’re making and how to properly set your table, but do you know how you’re going to decorate the table? Have no fear if you don’t, here are my Thanksgiving decor suggestions!

Candles. And I mean lots of them! Add visual interest by putting some branches and pumpkins in the mix.

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Pine cones. Get seasonal, get festive! Placing pine cones on the table is a great way to add a little bit of fall fun to your table.

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Jars. Fill some jars and vases with food to create the look and feel of a harvest.

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Photos from: Pinterest.

Thanksgiving Week: The Plating

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While there’s a time and a place to be casual with entertaining, it’s always refreshing to have a beautiful table set for your guests when you invite them over for a meal. With that in mind, and with Thanksgiving fast-approaching, I thought it’d be a nice refresher to go over how to properly set a table.

Begin with your plates. Which plates you choose will depend on the formality of the meal, but regardless of the occasion, you’ll want to set your larger, dinner plate on the bottom and the smaller, salad plate on top.

Place your glasses. Glasses always go to the right side of the plate.

Time for silverware. Forks are placed to the left side of the plate, whereas knives and spoons are placed to the right. The knife is placed directly next to the plate, while the spoon is placed next to the knife. Also, it’s a nice touch to orient the knife with the cutting edge toward the plate.

Neatly wrap your napkins. Napkins—for nice dinner occasions—should be cloth and go directly on top of the salad plate.

Last but not least. My favorite part of setting the table is adding my personal touches. I love to include little name tags, for it not only makes it easier on your guests, but also makes them keen to the time you spent preparing for the night.

Thanksgiving Week: The Desserts

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Since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I thought I’d dedicate this whole week to the joyous day coming up. To kick off this week-long blogging celebration, I’m sharing two recipes for delicious, adorable desserts. Of course, these desserts are meant to be in addition to the pumpkin pie and apple pie that I sure hope you’re already making!

Acorn Cookies:

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Honey Cornbread Muffins:

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I’m planning to make the honey cornbread muffins myself on Thanksgiving morning, and I’ll be sure to share how they turned out with you all.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving-themed post!

My Favorites

My Favs

Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles

Flower: Peonies

Color: For clothes, black. For all other purposes, off-white.

Season: Spring

Nail color: Chinchilly by Essie

Book: The Stranger – Albert Camus

Outfit: Dark jeans, graphic tee, ballet flats, and statement jewelry

Dessert: Pumpkin pie, definitely

TV Show: Friends, always and forever

Past Time: Finding new projects to organize and spruce up!

Laundry Day

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I’ve always had a strangely positive attitude about doing laundry. There’s just something about clearing your hamper and taking out deliciously-scented clothes from the dryer that appeals to me.

Since I know that most of you likely don’t feel the same, I wanted to provide some laundry inspiration for all of you! From the adorable hamper to the lost socks sign to the beautiful pale pink roses, these photos definitely show how fulfilling and restorative laundry day can be.

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Photos from: Pinterest.