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happy thanksgiving


thanksgiving menu printables | almost makes perfect

i’m taking off early this week — we have family coming into town and i’m very excited to unwind and eat and all be together for a few days with no plans. we’re going to do dinner at my moms for 14 — without the kitchen we’re contributing very little, but i’ve designed place cards lol. i hope you guys in the US have a good holiday! and here are some last minute printables in case you need ’em.  Read More


DIY photo recipe cards


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everybody who cooks has a shortlist of their greatest hits, and whenever i discover a recipe i love (whether its from a cookbook or a relative or the internet) i like to make a recipe card so i won’t forget. you might already know that i love recipe cards. now i’ve decided that adding your own photos is the best way ever to make them super personalized and special.  Read More

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becoming a grownup : sending holiday cards



i feel like we’ve all kind of grown up these last few years. when i started the blog i was in my mid 20s, unmarried, i had barely just gotten the cats. now i’m teaching myself all sorts of ways to be an adult!

something i’ve never done in my 31 years is send out holiday cards. i always figured that was for people with kids — but since i partnered with mixbook this year to design a suite of cards, i figured this might as well be the first year to send some out.

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holiday gift guide : for the worker bee



happy the election is finally freaking over day. let’s focus on something good for right now shall we? i loveeee pretty office supplies and anything to spruce up what would be otherwise very boring looking spaces. all of these simple desk accessories would be perfect and easy to gift to anyone who spends a little too much time in their workspace.  Read More

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holiday gift guide : for the homebody



it’s one of my favorite times of year! you guys know i love holiday shopping, so time to start rolling out the gift guides. up first is the gift guide tailor made for me and a lot of my relatives, the homebodies. here are some cozy, comforting, pretty things i love.  Read More

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happy weekend


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weekend! you dressing up and / or celebrating halloween? i guess we might be tonight, and believe it or not we’re going to be participating in a thriller flash mob with our hip hop class this weekend as well… yeah not joking. wish us luck or something.

my friends are getting together and seeing ouija on halloween but i am staying home to give out candy to trick or treaters. does that mean i’m old / boring / suburban now? i already saw ouija anyway and it was only just ok. anyway have a good weekend and be safe and have more fun than we will!

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