Monday, November 16, 2015

Make this Thanksgiving, the best one yet!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and frankly, it’s never too early to start planning your dinner party. With so many aspects to consider from the food to the decor this delicious celebration can start to feel like a holiday to everyone expect the host. A lot goes into preparing an amazing dinner and it can be one of the most stressful times of the year. To make things easier and more fun we have put together a list of useful hacks and ideas to make your Thanksgiving preparations smooth as gravy.

Who said you have to have the same old boring decor every year?
Use this free printable collection to dress up your home and purchase all your party decor and utensils at TomKATStudios

Make a Pine Cone Door Hanger
Because not all DIY front door decor requires a foam wreath form.
You can find more detailed info here.

Share a Message of Thanks with Simple, Classy Balloon Décor.

More details here.

 There are so many great ideas and recipes out there that you will want to add last minute, don't do it!
One good way to keep things stress free and organized is to create a menu and stick to it.
Also, if the turkey is taking a little too long, make sure to have yummy appetizers ready to go.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
The easiest, most tastiest appetizer with just 2 ingredients and 10 min prep!
Get the recipe here.

Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Crisp apples, dried cranberries, feta cheese, and hearty walnuts come together in a fresh Autumn salad.
Get the recipe here.

Turkey Cheese Variation Platter
This appetizer will be a huge success
Get more info here.

Brown Sugar Glazed Turkey Meatballs
Made with Butterball’s Turkey Sweet Onion Burgers Meat, these meaty balls are lean and delicious, wholesome and super tasty. Like, finger-snapping good.
Get the recipe here.

We're so THANKFUL you stopped by and we hope you were inspired to host the best Thanksgiving ever.
 Now go and gobble on!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Ideas on What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy!

Halloween is over and we are sure your little ones came home a ton of candy! Now, the real trick here is deciding what to do with it, besides the obvious choice of eating it all? (I say this, as I eat my 3rd tootsie roll!)  Now before you go overboard by indulging a little more than you should on those treats, check out these fun alternatives we found that you can do to put all that sugar to good use. 
This is such a fun activity you can do with your little ones.  We find the gummy candies work the best.
You can find more details here: MAMA.PAPA.BUBBA

This idea may not save you on the sugar calories, but will definitely get your kids excited about milkshake time!
Get the recipe here: My Baking Addiction
FOR ADULTS ONLY- PAIR IT WITH WINE (Like you need an excuse to have either!)  The chocolate, caramel, nuttiness of Snickers go great with tawny ports and the cookie-like Twix goes well with a smooth Scotch,  suggests
Stuff it into the piñata or fill up the goodie bags .

 Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Banana Pops (Something healthy in there, right?!)
Get recipe here: REAL SIMPLE
Mix the sweet candy with salty pretzels and nuts (check if you have cereal leftover in the cupboard to add, too) and make an easy and delicious trail mix.
For recipe click here: BABBLE
Candy corn can be used to decorate Thanksgiving cookies or baked goods.  It even makes cute centerpieces and place settings for the table.
How to do it here: Inside Bru Crew Life