Black Friday shopping has been a part of our family’s Thanksgiving traditions for years, but lately, each sale cycle has gotten more & more lackluster. Online shopping seems much more appealing, and with more small businesses using social media and selling online, we can still support small businesses! Here are a few of my favorite holiday sales.
Fashion Sorel: 25% select shoe styles THPSHOP: 20% off with code blackfriday20 *some exclusions apply Anna Drescher: Minimal, hand crafted necklaces. 30% all orders until Sunday @ midnight Madewell: 25% off entire purchase Yield Design:15% off site wide with free shipping
Happy Thanksgiving! Short write up today in honor of turkey day. Whether you’re hosting or visiting, these cooking gifts would be perfect now & at Christmas.
1 | Monthly spice box (RawSpiceBar, $6/month). 3 hand-picked, freshly ground blends with each box.
2 | Ceramic citrus juicer (Father Rabbit, $22). Allow for extra shipping time from Auckland.
3 | Oak serving board (belayahvoya, $69)
4 | Copper spoon rest (West Elm, $14)
5 | Cookbook stand (West Elm, $24)
6 | Linen apron (LinenTales, $27). Comes in a range of beautifully saturated colors.
7 | Butter warmer (Noda Horo, $13). Allow for extra shipping time from Japan.
8 | Copper salt dish (Forage & Find Co., $15). Allow for extra shipping time from Australia.
Ah, life juice. The instant way to make any morning better. Here are a few gift ideas for the caffeine lover in your life, or for yourself as you make the final push at work or exam week until Thanksgiving.
1 | Coffee subscription (Drift Away Coffee, $12-372). For more options, visit here.
2 | French press pin (The Mayven, $9). Carafe, kettle, press, and cone pins available as well.
3 | Coffee measuring clip (haus london, $5). Ships from UK, allow for extra shipping time.
4 | Copper Bodum French press (West Elm, $60). Matching set.
5 | Winking eye mug & sleepy eye pour over (Martina Thornhill, $n/a).*
6 | Hario pour over kettle (KAUFMANN MERCANTILE, $169). Stainless steel is cheaper here.
7 | Minimal coffee print (LatteDesign, $15-24).
8 | Chemex coffee maker (Gadget Flow, $35).
*Martina is currently working on new designs, but she is open to custom orders.
This week’s recipe is another small bites. Bartlett pears are season favorite, but buying them in a bushel for a 3 person household means finding new ways to use them. This pizza recipe is great as a personal pizza, an appetizer, or even a pizza making station for Thanksgiving.
Using this recipe as a base, other amazing add-ons would be prosciutto, arugula, walnuts, or caramelized onions.
Pear Pizza 1 large, garlic naan
1 Bartlett pear
Gorgonzola (about 2 oz.)
large handful of spinach
Preheat oven to 300. Coat the naan with garlic butter, and arrange on a baking sheet. Pop in the oven for 5 minutes. While the naan is toasting, prepare the pear by slicing it into small wedges. After 5 minutes, take the baking sheet out.
Generously sprinkle the Gorgonzola over the naan. Layer the spinach and pear slices on top to taste. Put your pizza back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve with glasses of white.
I’ve been working on a Memphis Movement project and have squiggles & dots on the brain. This easy mani takes no time at all, but gives your solid coat something extra. You will need:
Nirvana (Sinful Colors)
Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around (O.P.I)
Paint 2 coats of Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around and allow to completely dry. Gently take some of the Nirvana on the back of a small brush handle, and dot each nail. Take care not to press into the Bossa Nova. A light dab will give you the perfect dot. Seal together with a clear coat.