Hi everyone, I hope you’re enjoying your Memorial Day and remembering the reason we get the day off to rest, reflect, and honor. I read a post recently by a veteran friend and it said not to wish people a happy memorial day, because the reason for the day is not actually a happy one.Read More
Hi there! The idea for this post started out as a DIY project that I could use for a memorial day get together that we’re having. I wanted to make a little something for the table.Read More
Hi there! How’s your week going? Things are moving along here. You know, I actually kind of like Wednesdays.Read More
I’m currently knee-deep in Thanksgiving planning. I love scouring magazines and researching online to decide on the perfect menu and decorations. The menu is a team effort between Xan and I (more on that later). But, when it comes to the decorations, that’s all me. I’m trying to slowly build my dinner party decoration stockpile by buying a few things each year that can translate well to many different tables and occasions. Hoping to eventually have a closet full of items I love and can pull out and mix and match together to make a great space for entertaining.Read More
With the beginning of November here I have Thanksgiving on my mind.
Since Xan and I began dating Thanksgiving has become a really special holiday for us. For his family Thanksgiving is THE holiday. Usually around 20 people gather at his parents house which is nestled in an art community among the Appalachian Mountains. If you’ve never spent time in the Appalachians in the fall you’re truly missing out on something. The leaves epitomizing the colors of fall, the crisp cold refreshing air, and the sun streaming over the peaks of the Appalachian mountains in the morning while you sip warm coffee and take it all in. It makes me nostalgic just thinking about it. Once we got serious I spent every Thanksgiving there and those are some of my happiest memories from our relationship to date. All the best things in one long weekend: cozy sweaters, fires burning, creative cooking, a slow and intentional pace, quality time with people we love, and amazing conversations. It was always a time to unwind, truly rest and relax, and reflect on the many things we had to be grateful for. Heading back home to the flatlands we both felt content, refreshed, and filled up with love and happiness. My entertaining dream is to eventually host Thanksgivings and other occasions that are reflections of those times with a gaggle of our closest friends and family.Read More