Thanksgiving & Friendsgiving Tips & Etiquette

Thanksgiving & Friendsgiving Tips & Etiquette

Happy Monday and Thanksgiving week! I am super excited not only for a short week at work, but to celebrate one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving! I love that the holiday brings people together, revolves around food {mashed potatoes!} and allows us to actually focus on what we are thankful for. While remembering what I’m grateful for and sharing is something I try to do all the time, there’s something really special about people talking about what they are thankful for together out loud. This will be the FOURTH year of a Friendsgiving we’re hosting at our apartment. It started because a lot of us from […]

Thanksgiving, Cooking Together & Giveaway!

Thanksgiving, Cooking Together & Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – the winner is Sumita Dalmia. Thanks to all who entered! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is so soon! We’re hosting a Friendsgiving at my apartment and I’m so excited! I’ll be sharing more Thankgiving-related blog posts soon, but today, I wanted to share with you a favorite recipe of mine and why cooking with people I love is so important {plus a fun giveaway below!} I grew up in a food family. My mom literally says that my grandma’s love language is cooking. I love visiting home and making meals with my family, whether it’s cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning or breakfast for […]

reasons to write thank you notes (featuring cardstore)

good morning friends! if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you likely know that i’m kind of obsessed with handwritten notes AND striving to be thankful at all times. one of my favorite things to do is to write thank you notes to people telling them how grateful i am for something they did or just for being who they are. i want to continue focusing on is not only being thankful, but showing my appreciation to people by telling them. here’s a few reasons for writing thank you notes. it’s polite! if someone buys you dinner or buys you a gift or helped you […]

A Birthday Surprise

Since I was in Ohio on my actual birthdays, we had birthday celebration plans for Friday night at 9pm. I had no clue where, but Court made a reservation for the five of us – I was thinking fancy cocktails somewhere maybe? I was exhausted after the week and had an early flight Saturday morning to NYC so wasn’t in a big celebratory mindset – of course, I still forced myself to throw on makeup, a dress and head out. I walk in to her place around 9pm bombarded by tons of friends from every circle in my little San Francisco world. The surprise was […]

Cheers!

Very thankful for a wonderful 2012!  Here’s a quick snapshot of what 2012 looked like for me: lots and lots of exploring my new-ish city {more here and here}, my parents 25th wedding anniversary, visits from Jordan and Kerry, celebrating my first official year in San Francisco and my blog’s 2nd birthday, two trips to Ohio University to visit college friends,  Paris in August/September {more here and here}, a wedding in Pittsburgh!, Ali moving to SF, the Giants winning the World Series, a five day juice cleanse, Friendsgiving festivities and an extended holiday trip home in December. A few monthly snapshots here: January, June, October, December. My monthly resolutions can be […]