Five Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

With our first (and hopefully last) pandemic Thanksgiving next week, today I wanted to share a few looks for a little holiday outfit inspiration! Like most people, our holiday will look quite different this year as we wonโ€™t be getting together with friends or family. However I still wanted to come up with some ideas for celebrating in style no matter what your holiday may look like this year.

Festive Casual

A bright colored top in a cheery fall color is sure to make you feel a bit more festive even if you’re staying in. And it will look really cute on those zoom family gatherings!

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Outdoor Layers

Many people are moving their celebrations outdoors this year, which is significantly safer with Covid but of course may be a bit chilly. Keep warm with lots of layers and some cozy boots.

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Cozy Comfort

A cozy jogger outfit with slippers seems very fitting this year, and it’s the perfect outfit for curling up on the sofa in and getting a head start on those Black Friday online sales.

For the Turkey Trot

If you’re headed out for a run, walk, or bike ride this is the perfect athleisure look to keep you warm and still look cute.

Classic Neutrals

This holiday may be a lot different this year, but classic corduroy pants with a cashmere sweater are always traditional.

Sweater | Pants (similar) | Shoes | Bag

Festive Thanksgiving Touches for the Kitchen

Just because large Thanksgiving gatherings may be a no-go this year, it doesn’t mean Thanksgiving is cancelled! I’m looking forward to celebrating with just my little family and will make sure that this year is still just as festive as always. I’m still going to cook our traditional Thanksgiving dinner and already have our house decorated with fall foliage and pumpkins. I’ve been on the hunt for some festive touches to add to the kitchen and our Thanksgiving table, and today wanted to share a few things I’ve come across.

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One | These pretty spatulas will make Thanksgiving baking a little more fun

Two | This wheat bouquet is a pretty minimalist option for a centerpiece or kitchen counter

Three | These dinner plates are so elegant

Four | These napkins could be used all fall long

Five | A gorgeous piece of cookware to cook your Thanksgiving side dishes in

Six | This pretty plate could used as a decorative touch or a serving dish

Seven | This cute apron and oven mitt set is under $13

Eight | This cute (and so affordable) little trinket dish would be so cute on the Thanksgiving table

Nine | Festive dish towels are a must have

Ten | Make your pies extra pretty this year

Eleven | Festive spreaders are such a fun touch

Twelve | Such a cute pie dish/cutter combo

The Cutest PJs For Halloween (And A Cute Breakfast Idea)

While Halloween is going to look a lot different this year, there are still so many holiday traditions that we can keep and make it special for the kids. One of the simplest yet one of my favorite ways to observe any holiday is festive pajamas. And I love that Halloween pajamas are seeming to grow in popularity as there are so many cute options these days. This past weekend we filled with a lot of fall and Halloween (socially distanced) activities, which was made even more fun by coming home to festive jammies and cuddling up on the couch to watch spooky movies. I also put together a simple Halloween themed breakfast for the kids one morning, which would be a perfect way to make Halloween morning feel a bit more special this year (and could be made all fall long!).

My Pajamas | Evan’s Pajamas
Boy’s Pajamas
Boy’s Pajamas

For our breakfast I just whipped up some cute pumpkin shaped waffles using Trader Joe’s pumpkin waffle mix and topped them with Trader Joe’s maple butter (this stuff is heavenly!). I served them with cute Halloween themed plates and cups and we had apple cider to drink. This would be a super cute breakfast for Thanksgiving morning as well.

Mini Waffle Maker also available here

Halloween At Home

Halloween At Home

Certainly nothing has been normal this year. Covid has been rough for everyone and it has been extra difficult for me to find any joy in light of Evan’s horrible brain injury he suffered in March. While he is making great progress every day, our lives have been changed drastically and it will be a long time before we will be able to return to any semblance of normal. Halloween and fall is always my favorite time of the year…but this year I’ve had a hard time finding the enthusiasm and energy to recreate our favorite traditions. This has been the first year in my life that I debated not even putting up the decorations. But I knew it was important for the boys, so last week I turned on a Halloween movie and got the decorations out. I know that it has brought a really important sense of normalcy and the comfort of knowing “life goes on” for Cole, and Evan has been so excited about the decorations. He’s constantly saying “it’s so spooky in here!” And I have to admit…it’s brought me a bit of unexpected joy too. We’ve spent several evenings cuddled up together as a family watching some of our favorite Halloween movies and forgetting (for a short time) all of the blows this year has dealt us.

Living Room Decor

Similar Gold Candlesticks | Black Candles | Bats | Mantle Scarf | Similar White Pumpkins | Similar Black Branch Wreaths | Similar Black Tree | Crows | Similar Velvet Pumpkins | Similar Skeleton Hand | Cobwebs | Skull Pillow

Entry Way Decor

Similar Candlesticks | Similar Spell Book Decoration | Creepy Cloth | Similar Velvet Pumpkin | Similar Skull | Similar Black Dahlia Flowers | Black Bats

Dining Room and Kitchen Decor

Similar Fall Leaf Vase Filler | Pumpkins | Similar Halloween Sign | Similar Wreath | Similar Pumpkin Dutch Oven | Similar Spiderweb Bowl | Similar Pumpkin Filler | Candle | Similar Countdown to Halloween Sign | Wooden Sign | Similar Candy Jar

Scenes From The 4th…

How was everybody’s 4th of July?! Ours was very low key as we are continuing to quarantine at home as much as possible, but it was still a nice day spent together as a family. The weather was actually not as hot as it typically is here in July, so we were able to spend much of the day outside. We had a patriotic pancake brunch, and for dinner I put together an all-American hot dog bar! Today I wanted to share a few snapshots of our holiday…

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Ideas For A Fun 4th Of July At Home

Ideas For A Fun 4th Of July At Home

My Romper (old – similar and also love this similar blue option!) | Sandals | Bag | Sunglasses | Boys flag tank

Like many places, Covid cases are rapidly accelerating here in Boise and new restrictions have been reimplemented banning groups larger than 50 people. Which of course means no annual parade or fireworks. While we will miss these fun traditions this year, I’m all in favor of prioritizing keeping our family safe and healthy! That said, I still want to make sure we have fun celebrating the holiday even if we will be quarantining at home. Today I’m putting together a list of some activities you can do at home with your kids to celebrate the 4th of July this year.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ HAVE A BIKE PARADE ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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While we may not be able to attend an actual parade, we can still have our own! I thought it would be fun to have the kids decorate their bikes and ride around the neighborhood…and even invite other neighborhood kids to join in (safely socially distanced of course!)

 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ WATER FUN ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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With no local pools open, we will opt for some water fun at home! We were gifted a huge inflatable pool when Evan got home from the hospital, which we are planning to fill up for the holiday. We can also get our water guns and water balloons out for even more fun!

 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ HOT DOG BAR ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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An all-American hot dog bar is the perfect easy and patriotic meal for the 4th of July

 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ MAKE PATRIOTIC SHIRTS ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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There are so many fun ways you could create a patriotic shirt – from painting your own design, to tie dye, to bedazzling…this is sure to be a fun activity

 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ BUCKETS OF FUN ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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Putting together a bucket of activities and treats to keep the kids busy all day is sure to make the day a bit more special. Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, sunglasses, glow sticks, tattoos, cracker jacks, and pop rocks would all be fun options

 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ WATCH A PATRIOTIC MOVIE OUTSIDE ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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Set up a projector and screen, and watch something patriotic. My pick would be Hamilton on Disney+ which is coming out on July 3rd!

 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ FIREWORKS ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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While we may not get to see the big show this year, we will still be able to have a few small fireworks at home. My kids especially love pop its – which are super fun and safe for the little ones. You could also do some non firework festive options like silly string or confetti poppers!

Memorial Day At Home

This Memorial Day we had planned on heading out for a week long vacation to Mexico. But obviously with Evan still recovering and dealing with Covid, we won’t be heading anywhere anytime soon. And honestly, after 3 months in the hospital…I am SO thankful to be coming home and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Quarantine at home honestly sounds pretty heavenly about now! And there’s nothing I want to do more than have a relaxing little backyard BBQ and spend the day enjoying having our family all together again. Today I’m sharing some fun finds and ideas for having your own backyard Memorial Day BBQ.

Grill | This grill isn’t just cute, it also has great reviews

Grill Tools | This is a great deal for a very complete grill tool kit

Hot Dog Bar | We had a hot dog bar for Cole’s 9th birthday and it was a huge hit, plus it is super simple to put together.

Melamine Plates | These are so pretty, I think I’m going to have to order these. The white and blue adds a little patriotic feel, but they could be used all summer long.img_4771

Drink Bin | I’ve had this this $8 galvanized bin for a long time, and still love it.img_4774

Serving Platter | I love serving things outside on galvanized trays as well and this one is only $8

Popsicles | Making your own popsicles is a fun way to kick off summer with the kids

Garden Lantern | Such a cute little lantern to spruce up your outdoor table

Picnic Blanket | I love the carrying handle on this classic picnic blanketimg_4768

Slip n Slide | We may not be able to go to the public pool, but this is just as fun

Cornhole Game | This is such a classic backyard BBQ game and my kids always have fun playing
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Valentine’s Day Gifts To Give Yourself

As Carrie Bradshaw once said “the most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all, is the one you have with yourself.” So this Valentine’s Day, whether you are single or not, treat yourself to something fun! Here’s a few things I’ve come across that I’m loving…

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One :: I’m really sensitive to scents, and this one is a great option for people with sensitivity to strong smells

Two :: This cozy plush throw has rave reviews and is under $40

Three :: Treat yourself to a luxe designer lipstick

Four :: I love using a chilled roller to apply serums for an extra bit of pampering

Five :: This affordable rose scented spray is a staple in my beauty product arsenal

Six :: A great $15 dupe of the popular and pricey YSL heart sunglasses

Seven :: This is one of my favorite scented candles

Eight :: Such a gorgeous eyeshadow palette

Nine :: This pretty marble frame is only $17

Ten :: These are my favorite pajamas and this lavender color is perfect for Valentine’s Day and spring

Eleven :: This cozy pink sherpa is currently marked down to $52

Twelve :: I love anything rose scented and you can’t go wrong with Jo Malone

Thirteen :: Leather leggings are a wardrobe staple that every gal needs

Fourteen :: How darling is this vintage floral luggage set?!

Fifteen :: Pearl headbands are still so popular, and this pink $7 version will be perfect for spring

Sixteen :: This is one of the cutest Valentine’s gift sets I’ve seen! I love both Essie and Sugarfina and this is such a fun set.

Seventeen :: A silk pillowcase makes for a nightly beauty treatment and is a gift that keeps on giving

Eighteen :: A luxurious set to give yourself a bit of pampering

Nineteen :: This cheery $30 sweater looks so cozy

Twenty :: This pretty satin robe is only $30

Twenty One :: Wear your own initial, or those of loved ones with this dainty necklace

Twenty Two :: Undoubtedly one of the best movie lines ever

Twenty Three :: Not only is Le Creuset fantastic cookware, this will look pretty sitting on the stove

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Valentines Inspired Finds For Around The Home

Valentines Inspired Finds For Around The Home

I always feel that my home looks so bare after taking down all of the Christmas decorations, so with Valentines Day around the corner, it gives me an excuse to add some cheerful decor! Valentines Day is definitely a holiday that can veer into (dare I say) cheesy territory, but by adding simple touches in red and pinks, it keeps things sophisticated. Also by sticking with florals and items that don’t scream Valentine’s Day, these decorations can stay up all spring as well! Today I wanted to share a few of my recent buys, as well as some other things I’m loving as well.

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I found a few really cute things at Target for Valentine’s Day dinner like this cute heart embossed pitcher, glasses, serving utensils, and these blush napkins (which will be perfect for Easter too!). And how cute are these little pancake molds?! I can’t wait to make the kids some Valentines pancakes (dyed pink of course).

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Here’s a few more things for the home I’m loving!

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One – This gray heart platter is so pretty and could really be used year round

Two – These also have matching measuring cups!

Three – These blush tumblers only look expensive

Four – Flowers/greenery that will be gorgeous on the mantle all spring

Five – A ruffled heart dish is perfect for serving a pretty fruit pie

Six – This cheeseboard is stunning, and would be gorgeous paired with the gray heart tray

Seven – Such a romantic piece of art for any room

Eight – Perfect size for serving up a romantic dish for two! Would be such a sweet wedding gift too

Nine – Why not add a little Valentine’s touch to your bathroom with this affordable bath mat

Ten – Put this wreath on your front door and leave it up all spring

Eleven – I’ve been eyeing these blush dishes for about a year now. I love them as everyday plates to use for Valentines and all spring.

Twelve – ย Inexpensive throw pillows are an easy way to add a little pop of pink

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New Year’s Eve Outfit Inspiration

New Year’s Eve is only a few days away, and today I wanted to share a few outfit ideas if you are still in need of some last minute inspiration!

Glam

Top | Skirt | Shoes | Bag


Touch Of Sparkle

Sweater (Banana Republic, old – similar) | Pants (H&M, old – similar) | Shoes | Similar Earrings | Bag


Fresh Winter Whites

Sweater | Skirt (Similar) | Headband | Shoes | Bag


Playful Feathers

Sweater | Skirt (Banana Republic, old – similar) | Shoes | Bag | Similar Earrings


Casual Metallic

Top | Jeans | Pumps (J Crew, old – similar) | Bag | Similar Earrings

Wishing you a wonderful and safe New Year’s!

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