I love this time of year. It’s the peak of fall, and my mind is shifting to the ultimate comfort food recipes along with Thanksgiving ideas. The holidays are finally here and it’s so fun!
This year I am actually not hosting Thanksgiving, which is a nice change of pace. But I’m still planning out a fun dessert (I’m always the dessert girl) or side dish to bring! The kids are getting older so I feel like they can finally really embrace the holiday season, which is so much fun for our family. Atlas (my oldest) LOVES to bake with me (aka mostly eat while we bake recipes), so I definitely want to get him involved with our Thanksgiving dishes this year!
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Here’s what’s going on this month:
- Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas
- Fall Gathering Decor
- Thanksgiving Recipe Picks
- Tips For Hosting Fall Gatherings
- Life Lately
Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas
There’s nothing like the warmth and joy that a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape can bring! It’s one of my favorite things about this holiday. Here are a few fun ideas:
Fall Gathering Decor
Take your Thanksgiving table to another level with these fall decor items!
Thanksgiving Recipe Picks
Whether you’re planning out your Thanksgiving menu or you’re just looking for holiday-inspired recipes for busy weeknights or gatherings with friends, there’s something here for everyone!
Our most popular mashed potatoes recipe! So easy to make, and SO delicious. Definitely a classic and a crowd-pleaser!
One of my favorite, easy-to-make Thanksgiving side dishes! It’s incredibly flavorful and the coziest of side dishes.
Can’t have Thanksgiving recipes without the star of the show: turkey! If you’re wanting to take your main dish up a notch, this BEST Citrus Tea-Glazed Roasted Turkey recipe is made to impress.
Rich and creamy, this Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie is the ULTIMATE Thanksgiving dessert! With the right balance of sweet brown sugar and maple syrup, this recipe is easy, foolproof, and made to impress.
Another stunning side dish, you’ll love how easy this one is to make! This Vegan Green Bean Casserole is like classic green bean casserole but taken up a notch with rosemary, garlic, and mushrooms.
Probably one of my most favorite salads EVER, but also completely perfect as a Thanksgiving side dish. I’m obsessed and I know you will be too!
If you’re looking for something impressive for Thanksgiving dessert, this Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe is PHENOMENAL. All of the flavors of fall in a beautiful, indulgent cheesecake!
Another fun and unique dessert for Thanksgiving! These Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies are as amazing as they sound and something that everyone will want to indulg in.
More Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas:
- 65+ Easy Healthy Crockpot Recipes
- Last Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas
- 45+ Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
- Organizing Thanksgiving Leftovers (And What To Do With Them)
- 50+ Healthy Fall Recipes
Tips For Hosting Fall Gatherings
While there’s so much joy in hosting a fall gathering, it can also be overwhelming and/or stressful. Here are a few of my favorite tips for making fall gatherings (like Thanksgiving) go as smoothly as possible!
- How To Host A Small Thanksgiving
- The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist
- 15 Ways To Reduce Holiday Stress
- How To Create A Fall-Inspired Cheese Board
- 10 Tips For Making Your Home Cozier This Fall
October was a fun month for us. We made it to a pumpkin patch, which of course is always fun, but it was especially fun this year because the boys are finally old enough to really enjoy it and do all the bigger kid things!
We’ve had a few cold fronts come through that made me super excited for the holidays and all the holiday recipes. But I’ve probably said enough about it in this post and most of my posts 🙂 I’m just really obsessed, guys!
Speaking of cold fronts: in September we planted a bunch of juniper trees in hopes that they will grow into a living privacy fence one day. We originally had these planted when we built the house, but they ended up not making it since they weren’t watered for about a month before we closed. I’m REALLY hoping that this new round of trees will make it and get established before winter comes! If any of you are amazing at getting trees to establish their roots and grow, pleeeeease send all of your advice. They are like our little babies (haha) and we just really want them to do well!
We wrapped up furnishing the house this last month (mostly) and had our big photoshoot. It was so fun collaborating with some amazing and creative friends! I can’t wait to show you the photos – hopefully next week!
Also, if you’ve made it this far, we should definitely be friends on Instagram 🙂 Just sayin’! Come over and say hi, I always love hearing from you guys!