Crafts on crafts – my friends and I made eight of these wheat bushel place cards before giving up. They were really difficult to make, but at least they look cute!
I didn’t realize how much I love toffee until this weekend. This could turn out to be a very dangerous thing.
A cracker plate that I artfully arranged for my family’s Thanksgiving party.
I made this Apple Bourbon Streusel Pie, and though it took me a good hour of prep time to make, it turned out perfectly. I have total confidence in Williams-Sonoma recipes – they always turn out beautifully and taste delicious. This pie tasted even better the day after Thanksgiving. I ate some for lunch straight out of the pie dish. I have no regrets.
“Homemade” biscuits. I made them at home fresh from the Pillsbury tube.
Can you believe the long weekend is over? It flew by for me. I’m so thankful for my family and friends. They are just so much fun to hang out with, and I love them all so incredibly much. What are YOU thankful for?
Hi lovelies 🙂 Hope you all had wonderful Thanksgivings! I love Thanksgiving because it is followed by a long weekend. Perfect to relax, recharge and perhaps most importantly: to go shopping!
But first, a product review. My family and I decided to invest in a medical identification bracelet for me. I checked out a few websites, but the bracelets were pretty plain and not nearly girly enough for me. Until I stumbled upon Lauren’s Hope. The company has ID bracelets for men, women, and kids, along with other products like ID dog tags and ID necklaces. They have a large selection of women’s bracelets that are totally customizable.
I ordered the Silver Platter Medical ID Bracelet. I have very small wrists, so I ordered my bracelet two sizes smaller (6.5″) than the recommended size. I was nervous that the bracelet would be too small, but it fits perfectly! It is snug, but it still rotates easily around my wrist. The best part of this bracelet is that it doesn’t scream to the world, “I am wearing a medical identification bracelet!” The design is beautiful and classic, and the bracelet itself is lightweight and comfortable.
I couldn’t be more happy with my ID bracelet. I’d even recommend this bracelet for people who don’t have medical conditions – it’s that pretty!
As for shopping, I’ve been on the lookout for pretty basics. I got these glitter leggings from Target for $12. They’re surprisingly flattering, and they’re thick enough that I can wear them as pants.
I got a dress for my sorority formal from H&M. I’m keeping this one a secret so that my boyfriend is surprised when he sees me!
I also bought this adorable necklace from Forever 21. It’s out of stock online, but I got mine on sale in the store for only $2!
Now, I’m relaxing with friends and some quality TLC television. Hope your weekends are wonderful. 🙂
It is finally Thanksgiving break! YES! It is so nice to be home, sit on a comfy couch, and have a clean, stocked kitchen for cooking. Oh, the simple pleasures in life. Speaking of cooking, did you ever think this could come from a dorm kitchen?
I didn’t, either. But this recipe only has 3 ingredients and is super easy! The only difficult part is opening the pumpkin can without access to a can opener. I may or may not have spent 10 minutes struggling with a dull paring knife and an apple peeler before finally getting the can open.
These muffins will make your entire kitchen smell amazing. They’re healthy, and they taste great.
Easy Gingerbread Pumpkin Muffins
- 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
- 1 box Hodgson Mill Whole-Wheat Gingerbread mix (a tangent: I found this on sale for $3 at the convenience store near campus… it made my day. Which is pretty pathetic.)
- 1 large egg
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Divide batter evenly into each paper liner.
3. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the tops are firm and bounce back when you press on them.
And that’s it! Anyone can (and everyone should) make these muffins.
I was feeling dizzy when I went to the gym yesterday, so I opted out of cardio and did an intense ab workout instead. Supine position = no symptoms!
My Favorite Ab Routine… guaranteed to get you sore, but not so sore that you won’t want to do the routine again the next day:
- 20 regular crunches
- 20 crunches on Bosu ball
- 20 Russian twists with medicine ball
- 20 second side plank on each side
- 20 side-ups on each side
- 20 full crunches
- 5 x 20 second plank hold
- 20 crunches on Bosu ball
- 20 push-ups
Plus lots of stretching. I ❤ stretching!
P.S. Have you checked out Pinterest lately? I’ve been pinning recipes like they’re going out of style. As much as I passionately hate the term “food porn,” these look divine.
What else have I been up to? Thanksgiving baking, of course!
Chocolate chip pecan pie that my mom made…
Apple streusel pie that I made, recipe from Williams-Sonoma…
Scrambled egg whites + aged sharp cheddar + salt & pepper, and 2 clementines. I love clementines when they are in season!
My favorite candies… thanks, Mom!
I shall leave you with this photo…
It’s an apple!
Happy Thanksgiving Eve,