BOTB 11.6.11

November 6th, 2011

Hello! I hope you’re all enjoying this fall weekend. The forecast for us is rain which sounds perfectly lovely to me, since it’s a great excuse to make soup and lounge in pajamas for most of the day.  Meanwhile, shall we take a peek at some of the fabulousness that is going on in the blogosphere?  Abi and I team up this week to bring you our favorites, enjoy!

We women have our decorative favorites that make us swoon, but I love hearing the man’s perspective.  Have you read about the furniture men hate?  Erin from Elements of Style fills us in. 

furniture men hate

 

Here’s a sweet girl’s nursery you won’t want to miss!  Pay a visit to Freckles Chick to see how this stylish mama pulled together one chic space.

freckles chick nursery

 

How sweet is this ombre desk refinished by Natty by Design?  Love love love! 

natte by design ombre desk

 

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Thanksgiving Menu + Giveaway

November 4th, 2011

Hi all, happy Friday to you!  I was on the phone with my sister yesterday planning our Thanksgiving feast and informed that for the first time in our family’s history of feasts, my brother-in-law has plans to deep fry our turkey this year. This is new to me having grown up on an oven roasted bird, but from what I’ve heard (thanks to plenty of tweets yesterday to reassure me) deep fried turkey is excellent. I’m intrigued and looking forward to it, but just might roast up another smaller bird for old times sake.

The big feast is less than three weeks away, and we’re busily assigning who’s cooking what. It’s just not Thanksgiving without turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry relish and pumpkin pie which requires my attire include my most stretchy pants on that day. (I can’t be alone in that.)

thanksgiving menu 1

menu template via must have menus

So let’s talk about food.  A gorgeous keepsake cookbook arrived in my mailbox last week celebrating the 85th Anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Do you watch the Parade every year?  We always have it on while we prep the feast (yet another T day tradition).

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