It seems that in a blink of an eye, we’re rounding the corner to another holiday season. As I feverishly finish my Thanksgiving dinner preparations, I’m finding inspiration everywhere (like these 20 Thanksgiving table settings and tips from HGTV) and there’s one classic theme that I never get tired of — gold. The sparkle and simplicity that comes with a golden tablescape is so festive and special for the season.

I’m certainly counting my blessings and giving thanks for a year of much exciting change. It’s been a whirlwind of a year but one I wouldn’t trade for anything. I’m looking forward to sitting around the Thanksgiving table with those I love, sharing and recognizing all that we are thankful for. And of course… the turkey, the cranberries, the sides, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, National Dog Show, football and pie! Wishing you a very golden holiday and a Happy Thanksgiving. xo






I cannot believe we’re just two short days away from Turkey Day! There is so much to be thankful for this year and I can’t wait to recap all the special moments and memories.

This time of year tends to bring a feeling of nostalgia for many people, myself included. It’s also known that scents can bring back fond memories as well. There are certain smells that remind me of my mom cooking the big Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen, or baking some goodies during some of our last holidays we shared together.

I went to a large craft show this past weekend with my mom-in-law and sisters-in-law and we smelled all kinds of warm and inviting scents. I wanted to share a few of my favorites that you’ll certainly want to bring home for this holiday season!



One of my favorite scent products is Scentsy. Their holiday collection is just divine! Even better are their plug-ins – perfect for the guest bath!

Winter Collection

Glade has a new Winter Collection that will make your home smell like the real deal – from frosted cookies to hot cocoa + mint. Yum!


You can’t go wrong with a classic candle and no one is better at getting the perfect evergreen scent than Yankee Candle. Bonus – they make a great hostess gift!

Certainly the scents of this season will hopefully bring a little love and joy to your home. Have a happy Tuesday, friends!

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The weather has been so finicky lately… Saturday was a thunderstorm, yesterday was nearly 80 degrees and today is a brisk 60. I swear, I can’t get it straight!

One piece I can always rely on in this crazy weather is comfy chambray. Easy to layer and breezy enough for a warm day, it’s a piece I find myself pulling into my outfits time and time again. Another wardrobe-must —> my new Coach booties which have been on repeat lately. They are the perfect shade of camel, the leather is so soft and I love the woven detail on the back. And I got them on super duper sale, too! Love a good Nordstrom Rack find.




Loft chambray top | Target skinnies | Coach booties (similar and on sale!)
boutique scarf (similar) | Kate Spade + J.Crew bangles (similar)

Thankfully the forecast looks like sunshine, clear skies and cool temps for this Thanksgiving week which makes me a happy camper. Although after Thursday I’ll probably be wearing these booties with stretchy leggings… omg, pie!