Tuesday, November 24

Harvest Crowns with The Foxglove Studio

Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away! Can you believe it? Lauren's hosting this year and Claire is off to visit family. It's such a busy busy time with last minute grocery shopping, prepping, and baking! What are your plans for the holiday?

Typically we don't really decorate our homes or style elaborate tablescapes for Thanksgiving. The table fills up quickly with place settings, platters, bowls, and different spreads - there just really isn't extra room for anything else. But when we're hosting a holiday or even just a small dinner party, it's important to create an environment that feels welcoming, looks beautiful, makes our guests feel special, and puts them in the party spirit! So this year, we're partnering with The Foxglove Studio to look beyond the table. Forget your traditional floral centerpiece and try your hand at festive harvest crowns for everyone to enjoy!

Supplies //
•  Floral Wire
•  Clippers
•  Flowers/Greenery - visit your local flower shop or market to see what flowers and greenery are in season and pick whatever catches your eye.

Untwist a section of your floral wire. Take your flowers/greenery, clip off pieces, and place them into small groupings. Grab a small group and twist the floral wire around the bottom of the greenery two to three times. While working down the wire, repeat these steps - occasionally measuring your crown to see if it fits your head. Adjust greenery positioning as needed. Once the crown is to size, cut the wire and attach the two ends together. 

So easy and super cute, right? Thanks Foxglove Studio for helping us create the perfect Thanksgiving  decorative accessory.

Monday, November 23

Shop Small with Humboldt House

Last year we made an effort to shop small for all of our Holiday gifts. We blew off the Black Friday madness and skipped out on big box chain stores. And we found that by browsing locally and independently owned shops, we were able to find truly unique presents that made our friends and family feel extra special. Our go-to local spot to snag all the best gift ideas is Humboldt House, a vintage modern shop in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The store front is full to the brim with mid-century furniture, groovy 70's finds, and the most drool worthy textiles one can imagine. They also carry a selection of the best Chicago local artists and makers!

This Saturday, November 28th, we're celebrating Small Business Saturday by throwing a party at Humboldt House! Swing by from 6-9pm to sip cocktails, enter in a raffle giveaway, and shop our favorite HH goodies with an extra special discount. Aaaand our girl-crush local maker Leah Ball Handmade will be popping up! She  recently collaborated with Humboldt House to make an absolutely scrumptious ceramic candle called Love Child, and Saturday will be your first chance to snag one. Check out all the details here. Can't make it on Saturday? Shop our most loved Humboldt House finds below!

Mineralogy Necklace / Natural Roll On Perfume by Hidden Folk / Sunrise Wall Hanging by Attalie Dexter / ceramics + theory Tumbler / The Keeper Pouch / Cavity Tooth by ChristiAhee / Tisane Candle / Trippy Mug by Leah Ball / Demi Ring in Turquoise / Remix Hand Balm / Laura Berger Print

Thursday, November 19

Thanksgiving Dessert // Pies

From top left to bottom right
Honey Crisp Apple  // Whiskey Cheesecake  // Lemon Chess  // Apple Pear Cranberry

Can you believe it, Thanksgiving is just one week away! What the?! This year my husband and I will be spending the holiday with our relatives and I'm on pie duty. It's been awhile since i've done any baking and i'm super excited to get back in the kitchen and create a delicious dessert. Here are four of my favorite pie recipes from our Monthly Pie Series. Which two should I make? Help me decide.