Last year we hosted Friendsgiving in our small apartment in Chicago, making do with 0 counter space, one kitchen cart, and a one rack oven. When hosting, I’m all about looking for easier ways to add special touches so you can actually enjoy hosting instead of running around. A handful of Trader Joe’s items helped make it happen for us, so I’m passing along our 5 Trader Joe’s Fall Favorites to help you. You can even use the printable grocery list from last week to remember 😉
Where the heck did November go?? I had plans for pie crust designs, Thanksgiving outfits, & so much more, and yet can barely hold a thought in my head these days. Thank goodness that’s where this week’s printable comes in handy.
Hello Tokyo! Our first stop on our Japan Summer Honeymoon. Our flights worked out that Tokyo bookended the trip, and I loved being able to take in the high energy of Tokyo at the start and then take a slower pace in the end. This is a very long summary of our day to day itinerary, and because we spent months going over what we wanted to do, mapping out the most efficient routes, etc, I figured it might help someone else. But also for Kyoto and Hokkaido, I’m strip these wayyyy down.
I am the worst at publishing major posts in a timely manner (like how the wedding posts came up oh, late summer) but now this truly feels like the last time I can reasonably get a summer post out without waiting until next year. Our early summer wedding led to a mid-summer honeymoon in what was an adventure and food-filled adventure.
Puns and Halloween are my lifeblood. Nothing makes me happier than seeing Studio DIY’s pun-kins or all the clever cocktail names everytime I’m on Pinterest. Couple that with my desire to have a Halloween costume that is essentially already in my closet, plus one of the biggest DIY trends of the year, and you get this gem! Macra-Madé in Heaven. read more