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18 Creative Pie Toppers for the Holidays

When it comes to making pies, we are all about those toppers. From simple to extravagant, these designs will be the perfect addition to your creative baking endeavors this upcoming holiday season. Never again let simple pie crusts bore you. With a few easy steps you can have an amazing array of decorative pies that are almost (emphasis on the almost) too pretty to eat!

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12 Classic Thanksgiving Sides with a Twist

We all have our favorite go-to recipes for Thanksgiving, but sometimes a little refresh is in order. With a small twist on tradition, those classic potatoes, cranberries, greens and stuffing will reach a whole new level of scrumptious.  Meet a line-up of 12 side dishes that are packed with unique flavor and destined to be the shining stars of your Thanksgiving table. Guaranteed.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing

Stuffing is synonymous with Thanksgiving. So much so that we've tried just about every version out there, including this Sausage Cornbread Stuffing. But you know what? Buttermilk Biscuits were seriously made for this dish. No doubt about it. Friends, meet your new favorite Thanksgiving recipe – Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing. You all are going to be fast...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Cranberry Chipotle Sauce

Sweet and spicy is a combination that never gets old. It's probably also not a combination you've tried with your cranberry sauce. Tell that jiggly store-bought canned stuff to move aside and try this crazy easy yet heavy on the yummy recipe that takes cranberries to a whole new level. It's a sauce with a kick and seriously dreams are made of this stuff.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Sriracha Green Beans with Candied Bacon

I was so not a fan of anything even remotely green growing up. Alas my mom never made green like this. Bacon makes everything better, especially when it comes to green beans. And so does sriracha sauce. This unexpected combo of sweet and spicy is the Thanksgiving jam. But don't take our word for it. Try these gussied up beans this coming holiday. Your mouth and your guests will thank you.

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A Cozy & Creative Apple Pie Workshop + A Recipe!

With the holiday season upon us, people have pie on the brain. I have pie on the brain ALL the time. So naturally, I held a pie workshop for a bunch of creative folks in Denver, CO! We focused on the steps it takes to make a great and gorgeous pie. From the crust to the assembly to the final touches, it's an art! [iframe http://player.vimeo.com/video/110635895 600 338] We met up at one of my favorite warehouse-like venues, 3126 Larimer. It's so open and spacious, and felt like the...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Mashed Potatoes

If we could sustain ourselves on potatoes, especially those of the mashed variety, we totally would. It's practically its own food group around these parts. And now this classic as classic can be Thanksgiving side is getting a fresh twist. Think caramelized onion and the gruyere cheese and then feast your eyes on this...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Cider Gravy

Beef up that famous Thanksgiving condiment with a little something sweet. This Cider Gravy is totally #winning in our book. If you don't mind the sweet, you can increase the apple cider, decreasing the broth. If you don't love the idea of sweetness, you can decrease it and replace with more broth. That's the beauty of this delicious gravy. That and you can totally make it ahead of time. Another major plus.

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Cozy Thanksgiving Inspiration in Shades of Copper and Blue

Sometimes I have this dream that {found} vintage rentals surprises me with a full house makeover filled with the prettiest vintage furniture. This is the next best thing. Inspiration for a cozy Thanksgiving meal at home surrounded by vintage pieces perfect for lounging on after an indulgent feast. And you won't find a typical autumnal color palette here. Instead, visions of indigo and copper are layered throughout. Click here for so...

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30 DIY’s Perfect for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is around the corner and if you are hosting, your To Do list is probably pages long, but don't fret. These DIYs will not only impress your guests, but are a fun treat for the family to craft together before the festivities commence. So dive into our collection of 30 holiday projects perfect for adding some personality to your Thanksgiving Day then go forth and DIY!

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Apple Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Any way you spin it, stuffing is amazing. Comfort food at its finest. And with the addition of cornbread and chicken apple sausage, it makes for a dish that rivals the almighty turkey. Wow your loved ones with this stuffing gone fab. It's a sure fire crowd pleaser and even better the next day. So be prepared to squirrel some away for turkey sandwich leftovers.

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Fully Loaded Smashed Potatoes

It's a known fact that mashed potatoes are one of the first things to go at the Thanksgiving table. No matter how much you prepare, they're gone before you can say pass the gravy. That is until you make these little ditties. Meet Fully Loaded Smashed Potatoes. They have all the delicious ingredients of a traditional baked potato, but all smashed together into a little pile of goodness. And they're just as...

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Rustic Friendsgiving Inspiration + Delicious Recipes

I'm pretty sure Friendsgiving is in the dictionary and if it's not, it most certainly should be because it is officially a thing. A coming together of friends to feast Thanksgiving style but without all the family hoopla. And this Friendsgiving crafted by Lauren WellsCaroline O'Donnell  and ...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Mustard Creme

We have our sights set on traditional Thanksgiving sides with a yummy, unique twist. Think gussied up versions of stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce...even gravy and it's all starting with these brussels sprouts. A sprinkle of bacon, a dash of garlic and a drizzle of mustard creme. It's melt in your mouth delicious and guaranteed to make even the least likely of brussels sprout lovers fast fans.

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The Do’s and Don’ts for Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is the biggest meal most of us ever have to cook and the prep work alone is enough to send anyone into stress mode. But with preparation and a few key to-do's and absolutely do-not-do's, turkey day will run a whole lot smoother. Dive in to our curated list for surviving Thanksgiving like a seasoned professional, a.k.a. your mom, plus one surprising tip most people forget...

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Best in Holiday Decor with Pier 1 Imports

The holiday season is just around the corner and if you're anything like us you're already mapping out a lay of the land. i.e. that perfect mantlescape, your signature wrapping paper and a dinner party table infused with holiday charm. 'Tis the season for decorating, entertaining and gifting after all and we've partnered with our friends at Pier 1 Imports to bring...

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15 Secrets to Decorating Like a Pro

When you are neck deep in painting walls, hanging art and hunting for just the right pieces to fill your home, these tips are going to come in so handy.  I promise. They're tid bits that make a world of difference in a space. Things like how high to hang that favorite painting or what color will make a small room seem larger and we've got them coming your way in 3,2,1... For more design and decorating tips:...

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The Fancy Ponytail

When it comes to hair styles, there is often a shining star that you turn to time and again. That workhorse that gets you through everything from a workday to cocktails with friends. Some prefer the top knot or a side braid, but for me, the ponytail is my one and only. And thanks to McKenna Bleu and Ruth Eileen, that...

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DIY Foraged Garland

Winter is quickly approaching but the upside is holidays spent round the fire are too and what better way to bring the outdoors in then with foraged evergreen decor to spruce things up? This month we're bringing you a rustic fireplace mantle display that is super easy to construct, requires minimal supplies, and can be done with just about any thing you can find in your backyard. Evergreens are an easy-to-find and hardy option for indoor floral arrangements and can last quite a while...

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Tips for an Inspired Thanksgiving + Camille Styles New Book!

If you say "Camille Styles" around SMP HQ, you are bound to get a few "I LOVE her's" and definitely a few "OBBBB-sesseds." Bottom line?  We adore Camille, and are crazy excited to share with you a sneak peek into her gorgeous new book, Camille Styles Entertaining. Inside these pages, you'll find entertaining ideas, table settings and expert tips and...

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