How to Set a Fuss Free Thanksgiving Table

The center of Thanksgiving is the dining table, and it’s a wonderful time to make the setting feel really special. It can also be a really stressful and overwhelming time if you’re the one doing the cooking and decorating! And lets be real– everyone is more worried about the food than the place settings (and possibly the football game on TV, depending on who’s playing!).

Here is a round up of simple, easy place settings that look great without all the fuss!

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Winter Treescape Mantle

Instead of moving straight into my christmas decor this year, I decided to first decorate for “winter”. I spotted some inexpensive bottle brush trees in the dollar section of Target and loved how colorful they were. Since my holiday decor is more traditional, I thought these could be a fun way to decorate “pre-holiday” before bringing out the stockings and santas!

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Free Halloween Printables

Boo! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because its so fun to decorate and who doesn’t love eating half a bowl of candy while wasting 4 hours waiting for trick or treaters to show up? (I have a very non-kid neighborhood apparently).

To help you get in the halloween spirit, here are a few adorable printables for you to decorate with! Might I recommend putting in a spooky antique-looking frame! Download below!

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like….🎄

It’s officially only 9 days until Christmas (how did that happen!!). This season has gone by so fast but I wanted to share my holiday decor with you all. It is my favorite time of year because it just feels so magical!

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Simple Rustic Christmas Decor

This year, I was so excited to decorate for Christmas and started decorating right after I took down my Halloween decorations. I ended up purchasing a lot of decorations on clearance after Christmas last year and its always a fun surprise to find all of the items that I forgot about!

I also added a lot of new decor from the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia brand from Target. I actually worked on developing the fabrics for this collection and we worked so hard to make the items a beautiful quality (opinions are my own- LOL!).

See my favorite decor and decorating tips below!

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Healthy Apple Cake Recipe Review

First things first, I am not a cook. Or baker. But since I’ve become more serious about running, I’ve really focused on trying to eat better (real) food. Its pretty easy to create healthy meals and snacks like my amazing banana oat cookies, but desserts get pretty tricky– especially for holidays.

In a quest to make a healthier dessert, I found this recipe over at Amy’s Healthy Baking for healthy apple cake. I will caution that a lot of the “healthy” baking options out there only focus on one or two substitutes in the recipe and are often still really high in sugar or fat. I liked this recipe because it used wheat flour and not a lot of butter or sugar.  Continue reading “Healthy Apple Cake Recipe Review”