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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Pumpkin and bananas aren't instantly thought of as the perfect flavor combo. But, this dense, rich Pumpkin Banana Bread will have you thinking twice. It's a really nice quick bread that doesn't have overpowering flavors from the fruit (or vegetable!). 

Pumpkin Banana Bread: Easy Quick Bread Recipe
I'm sad to type it, but it looks like this will be my last pumpkin recipe of the year...from here on out we seem to switch into total Christmas overload, right? Goodbye to pumpkins and hello to peppermint. (Secretly, I love the pumpkins more.) This quick bread would be perfect to whip up for Thanksgiving breakfast...especially if you have overnight guests. It's easy to nibble on while you're basting that bird. ;)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Inspiration Monday

Today's party is PERFECTION for kicking off Thanksgiving week (if you're one of our Canadian readers, you'll have to bear with us...we know your Thanksgiving has already come and gone...but we're so happy you're here)! Our hostess of the week put together some fabulous Thanksgiving inspiration for all of us still putting the finishing touches on our big feasts. Hoping you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and kick off to the holidays!

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In case some of you are still struggling with your meal planning for the big day, we've got lots of great ideas for you today as part of our linky party features. Enjoy! This week's linky party features were selected by Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom.
How to roast a turkey from Kleinworth & Co.

Perfect Yeast Rolls from Grace and Good Eats


Pumpkin Pie Promo
Don't forget dessert! Pumpkin Pie from Walking on Sunshine

Turkey Treats from The Country Chic Cottage.

Be Thankful Printable from Carrie Elle.

Holiday Stove Top Potpourri from The Casual Craftlete.

Now it's time for this week's party!

Please keep in mind: – Be sure to mingle with other party guests. – Link up all of your creative fun…including recipes, crafts, printables, DIY projects and other fabulous things you’ve been up to on YOUR blog. – Please do not link Etsy stores, giveaways, or other link parties. – By linking up to the Inspiration Monday Party you are giving the seven blogs, listed above, permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs.
Are you feeling inspired? We are too! Let's Party!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Spread Cheer Not Germs Free Kleenex® Printable

This "Spread Cheer Not Germs" Free Kleenex® Printable is perfect for spreading a little love and care around your office or neighborhood. It's a practical gift...you'll be thought of every time they reach for a Kleenex®! Just print out your free printables, and attach to boxes of Kleenex® (oh, you know the Anti-Viral kind is my fave). #SpreadKleenexCare

Spread Cheer Not Germs Free Kleenex® Printable
As crazy as it sounds, my nose always runs during a prayer in church (and it's always the longest prayer...knowwhatImean?). Said prayer is inevitably followed by some kind of handshaking situation. I'm so busy digging through my purse for a Kleenex® and/or hand sanitizer that I usually miss the fellowship. A few years back, I had the idea of tucking boxes of Kleenex® at the ends of each pew (actually, I straight up copied it from seeing it at another church). It was my little way of spreading cheer...and not germs. Before I knew it, the church started replacing empty boxes and it became an official thing. When you need a Kleenex®, you needKleenex®. I thought these printables would be so fun to attach to the side of Kleenex® boxes to give to people everywhere. What a fun (and unexpected) holiday gift that people will totally use. From co-workers, to secret Santas, this is a fantastically budget-friendly gift that you can give to LOTS of people. Download your printables below. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dining Room Shelving

Our new dining room shelving has been an awesome space saver. Check it out below.

Dining Room Shelving: a fun alternative to china cabinets
I had buyer's remorse after getting these shelves, y'all. I went and posted my old china cabinets on Facebook (as I was in the process of emptying them) and several readers commented about how much they loved them and would love something like that in their home. Not going to lie...guilt-infusion, y'all. I put on my proverbial china cabinet goggles (if you get this reference, we probably watch the same show). For a fleeting moment, I considered hauling the shelving an hour down the road back to Ikea...but then caught the stink-eye from *someone* I had to beg to go on said Ikea trip in the first place (ahem). But, I went back to the beginning and remembered why we bought the shelving in the first place...to keep harmony in the dining room when someone on the window end of the table had to make their way out of the dining room. Check out our new wall o' shelves below.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Holiday Hammy Sammies

These Holiday Hammy Sammies are perfect to use up Thanksgiving leftovers.

Holiday Hammy Sammies: the perfect way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers
Check out my fun and easy recipe for Holiday Hammy Sammies over on the Rhodes blog here.