Grace just turned 8 months last week! I don’t even know how that is possible, but alas, here we are. I swear time stood still when I was pregnant; Andrew the H jokes that we actually moved back in time when I was pregnant (which obviously didn’t happen but it sure felt like it at times). And now, time is flying by. I swear, I am going to wake up and Grace will be a teenager telling me how embarrassing I am. I am so not ready for that!
My good eating habits post-baby immediately came to a halt the day we hosted Thanksgiving with Friends two weeks before the real Thanksgiving. Immediately after Turkey Day #1, my BFF and family came to the Big D for Gracie’s Baptism weekend which obviously included more food. And then, the actual Thanksgiving holiday was here and leftovers happened. Oh, and then apple pie for breakfast. You get the idea. It wasn’t pretty.
Holiday party season is in full swing, and if you plan on entertaining in your home, there is no better time to get your bar in order. I’ve put together a list of the must-have items for your year-round entertaining needs. From glassware to bar tools to liquors and mixers, here are the boozy basics for the perfect party!
The other day, I was talking at work about how excited I was for Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorite holidays for many reasons, and I often make an excuse to celebrate it twice by hosting Thanksgiving with friends. It is a carb-lover’s dream! Dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, a little turkey on the side. How can you not love it? Until my friend at work said that she in fact, did not really like Thanksgiving food. It took me a few minutes to comprehend how anyone on this earth could not love Thanksgiving food and when I finally came to, she explained that it was the dressing that just didn’t do it for her.
1. The cutest champagne coupes! // 2. Glittery gold confetti cocktail napkins // 3. Loving these candlesticks // 4. Gold nutcracker // 5. My favorite stationer’s thank you cards // 6. Rose gold cutlery // 7. Tory coasters // 8. My favorite holiday candle // 9. Ruffled pie plate
It’s that time of year again…the most wonderful time of the year! Here are a few of my festive favorites and things on my wish list for the holiday season in gorgeous gold!
It has been a crazy week over here at Plum Pie. Work has been complete insanity and Miss G’s nap/sleep schedule has been a little off with daylight savings time. I mean, I can hardly complain but this mama really needs that extra 30 minutes to an hour of extra sleep in the am. So, for the past few days, I have been not been running at full capacity.
Sleep deprivation always makes me crave comfort food. Plus, it finally feels like Fall in Dallas! I picked up my trusty copy of Ina Garten’s Foolproof, dusted it off, and decided only jambalaya would do. Delicious, easy, relatively quick, and perfectly comforting. You can always count on Ina for a good meal. Plus, it is Andrew the H’s favorite. Brownie points for me!
Confession: I just starting liking pimento cheese. I’m not even sure what happened. All of a sudden, in the midst of sleep deprivation and desperation for a quick snack during the first two weeks with a newborn, I shoved pimento cheese in my mouth and loved it. It may not have been the perfect breastfeeding snack. I mean, jalapeños don’t necessarily fall in the baby-friendly category. But I was hungry. And it hit the spot.
Something about cooler weather makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake! Which is great news for Andrew the H since we have been eating way too much takeout since G was born almost SEVEN months ago! The bad news for Andrew is that the first thing I crave in the fall is pumpkin bread. He says every year that he does not like pumpkin, and every year, I try to convince him that yes, yes he does like it. It’s like groundhog day. I bake loaf after loaf of pumpkin bread. I say “Andrew, try this one. I think you will like it.” I add chocolate chips. “Really. You will definitely like it this time. It has chocolate!!” I pack snack bags of pumpkin bread for him to take to work only to find it months later in the backseat of his car. I mean…