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A Post Thanksgiving Pie Party

The emphasis on food and family surrounding Thanksgiving is always such a treat. And once it comes to a close, I can't help but feel a little sad. So when Tori Tait suggested throwing a Post-Thanksgiving Pie Party, it was all I could do to not kiss her square on the mouth. Ask your guests to bring over a bottle of wine and any remaining pie, set a table, light a fire, and ensure the holiday lasts just a little while longer.

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A Whimsical Thanksgiving

At long last, Thanksgiving is upon us. And though we know it's important to show our gratitude every day of the year, it feels especially special to have a full day dedicated to just that. So thank you, our loyal readers, for being so incredibly wonderful and supportive. We couldn't, shouldn't, wouldn't want to do it without each and every one of you! And to show our thanks, we're doing it the best we know how: with a whole lot of pretty. From...

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A Harvest Dinner with Friends

There are two things that I could not, would not, ever want to live without: good food, and fabulous friends. And when you pair the two together, in a wide open field in the middle of fall no less, you're basically speaking my love language. Beautifully designed by Celeste Greene and exquisitely captured by Brumley and Wells, this is one event that you may want to bookmark for...

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8 Unique Pie Crust Toppers

With Thanksgiving merely hours away, chances are you're knee deep in butter & flour and Thanksgiving preparations of the most exciting kind right about now. And before you go ahead and put the finishing touches on those fabulous desserts of yours, allow us to  re-introduce to you a few cute un-traditional pie toppers that are totally floating our boat. EIGHT of them, to be exact! Are you excited?

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Thanksgiving Pies + Party Round-Up

We've been feasting on three solid days of Thanksgiving Goodness. But really, what's a turkey day without a glorious pie. Or five. The recipes that we've debuted are all iterations on classic, beloved ideas. And to keep things consistent, so are these heavenly pies. The simple, loved must-haves that seem to grace nearly every thanksgiving table that we've ever been to. All, adapted from other well known recipes to our own taste, with a result that borders on dangerous.

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Ginger Pomegranate Sparkler

Let's face it, nobody wants to be playing bartender whipping up elaborate cocktails all day long. If you're anything like us, you'd much rather kick back with your family, bevvy in hand. Which is why we decided to concoct a super fancy sparkling cocktail that feels totally festive, yet is a breeze to throw together. Prep the mix before hand, pour into a flute and top with champagne. It's a party in a glass and it's a sure hit! Photography: ...

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Easy Green Bean Casserole

Up until I was 12 years of age I survived solely on white food. And by white food I mean chicken fingers, noodles (hold the sauce) and plain rice. Truly. How I didn't perish from scurvy is beyond me. But I swear, Brown Eyed Baker's grean bean casserole is one that even my 12 year old self would have devoured. Bonus? They taste like you slaved over the stove for days, but they're actually...

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I Actually MADE This Apple Pie

Is there really anything better, than warm, straight from the oven apple pie with a big ole dollop of ice cream on top? If you said, yes, I'm seriously questioning your judgement. Well, to each their own. For me, the topper to the perfect Thanksgiving is a slice of this little dream boat, which if you ask me, is the best one around. Photography:...

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Worth the Calories Pumpkin Pie

If ever there was a signature pie for Thanksgiving, I'm pretty sure the Pumpkin Pie would be it. I have no idea what it is about this pie - maybe the cinnamon and clove flavors, maybe the rich color, maybe just the fact that I've only ever seen a pumpkin pie served at Thanksgiving - but this pie, is the one pie that no Thanksgiving table should be with out. And this recipe is the bomb dot com. We ever so slightly adapted it from...

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DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Allow me to introduce you to Erin of Foret Design. Because this girl? Well, you really need to know her. Not only is she as sweet as pie, she also happens to be the genius behind this incredible, show-stopping, over-the-top centerpiece that graced our Thanksgiving table. And guess what?! She's breaking it all down for each and everyone of...

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DIY Mini Bread Wreaths

If you're feeling fancy this Thanksgiving, you should consider impressing your guests with these mini bread wreaths (hint: it's much easier than you'd think!) The best part? You could make these tonight, freeze them for the next week and pop em in the oven day of. Move over dinner rolls, there's a new player in town! Photography:...

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Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce, much like my beloved mashed potatoes, is one of those Thanksgiving staples that can completely make or break the meal. A good cranberry sauce is absolutely essential, but who has the time for elaborate over-the-top homemade versions? We know how easy it is to grab a can and run with it, but I swear we have something that's ALMOST as simple and FAR more delicious. And you know...

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Mouth-Watering Make Ahead Stuffing

There seems to be a common thread linking the masses these days: we're all busy. Really busy. And when it comes down to Thanksgiving, all we really want to do is relax with our families. But the good news is that you can have it both ways! An elaborate, exquisite, delicious Thanksgiving that's relaxing to boot? We've uncovered some of the best festive recipes around that can largely be made beforehand. This stuffing? It's mouth-watering. Prep everything beforehand and simply assemble...

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Perfect Easy Mashed Potatoes

Surprisingly, mashed potatoes are one of those things that can go very wrong, very quickly. Whether they're too lumpy, too creamy, or far too dry, as a self proclaimed mashed potato nut, there's not much else that ruins a good meal like sub-par taters. Over the last little while we've made it our mission to uncover the best of the best. And, honestly, this version is SO easy, SO stress free, and basically bordering on perfection. You can't go wrong! Photography: ...

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DIY Wishbone Placecard Holders

I sound like a total broken record, but our in house DIY'er is a TOTAL rockstar. She never fails to surpass even my highest expectations. And these DIY wishbone placecard holders are seriously no exception. As far as I'm concerned they make our whole party, and I'd be happy to have these babies laying around my home year round.

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Make-Ahead Gravy

Let's face it, it's not physically possible, nor should it be legal, to ingest delicious turkey without loading on the gravy first. And because nobody wants to slave over a stove while their living room is filled with family, we found a super simple, over-the top delicious recipe that can be (mostly) made a day ahead! Photography:...

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Perfect Every Time Thanksgiving Turkey

Every year my dad makes our Thanksgiving bird. Actually he usually makes the whole spread. And his turkey is always amazing. But I'm 100% convinced that this one would give it a real run for it's money. This turkey is perfection. Crispy, buttery skin. Super moist meat. Flavor and flavor and flavor for days. Plus, we prepped the turkey the night before and honestly this turned out to be the easiest part of our entire Thanksgiving dinner. No basting necessary. To Prep Your Turkey the...

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Thanksgiving Ideas & Decor

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I literally start thinking about it in August... the turkey and stuffing, the mashed potatoes and perfect gravy. But mostly I love it because for our family, it's a day where the world stands still. While football plays in the backround, a fire keeps us all happy and we drink and laugh and cook and eat until we couldn't bear a single minute more. And this year, we wanted to celebrate just that. The simplicity of this beautiful, craveable holiday. THE...

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DIY Gratitude Print + Free Template

Before our Thanksgiving festivities begin tomorrow, we wanted to share a really beautiful DIY project that we thought would make for the perfect backdrop for your own celebration. It also makes for a lovely hostess gift. Our in-house artist, Jess, hand painted this incredible "Gratitude Changes Everything" print for us. She then gussied it up with a bit of gold leaf paint and a simple white frame. She made it so...

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Friendsgiving from Melanie Duerkopp Photography

Now here's a notion I could happily get on board with. A Thanksgiving feast with your closest friends in addition to the one surrounded by family? It may be the most brilliant idea yet. Not only do you get to wine and dine with your nearest and dearest, you get to do it twice! I do believe that Melanie & Myka are on to something. Oh, and there's more where this came...

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