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Seven steps to a saner Thanksgiving celebration

  November means the start of the hostess season. As chic lifestyle magazines begin to fill my mailbox and suggest I start making crepe paper pumpkin center pieces and piping tiny turkeys onto homemade petit fours, a sense of urgency to hit my local craft store kicks in. I’m a notorious list maker and quickly… Continue reading Seven steps to a saner Thanksgiving celebration

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3 easy ways to decorate for Thanksgiving + hostess/guest fashion advice

1. Seek out free printables If you are not familiar with the lovely Kim Stoegbauer, party stylist of The TomKat Studio, then set aside a few hours to peruse her portfolio. Kim has graciously gifted readers a free Thanksgiving printable collection that makes for an easy breezy, polished and harvest-y spread for your next holiday.… Continue reading 3 easy ways to decorate for Thanksgiving + hostess/guest fashion advice

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Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!

According to the Williams-Sonoma catalog, November means an unabashed love affair with anything pumpkin. Spiced waffles, cheesecake and the beautiful bundt, fall means spinning in the kitchen whipping up a gaggle of everything gourd related. If you abhor the thought of getting your hands dirty for dessert, simply snag some Pumpkin Paws and place them… Continue reading Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!