Showing posts from November, 2014

Top Ten: Recipes for Thanksgiving

(posted by Emily)  It's that time of year again! The official kick off to the holiday season is right around the corner, and it's time to bring back all of those special recipes we only see during the next month or so. Rick and I are both looking forward to a trip to Chicago for Thanksgiving, and I've been mentally planning what we are going to eat for the holiday. Here are ten great veg recipes for Thanksgiving, some of which have inspired our menu this year! Top Ten: Recipes for Thanksgiving 1) Stuffed Acorn Squash . This recipe has been a staple for me ever since my first vegetarian Thanksgiving. I do the stuffing a little differently, with wild rice, celery, cranberries, and onion, but either way it is delicious! via 2) Horseradish Mashed Potatoes . I haven't made these, but I've absolutely been looking for a good excuse to do so! Not sure if we'll end up with these on the table or my truffle smashed potatoes, but either way we'll be happy! 

FriDIY: A Reading Rainbow

(posted by Emily) It has been a few weeks in the making, but our painting project is finally complete! The living room and dining room are now sporting " Gentle Rain " by Behr. We like to use the premium plus ultra mixture, which we have found covers well and does not need a primer coat.  When putting the room back together, I decide to try something new with our bookcases. I was inspired by the video below: I love the rainbows of books! Though I can't imagine how much work it was to make that film--crazy! For an easy bookcase update, think about organizing books by the color of their spine, instead of by author or subject. It was easy enough to sort through the books and the challenge came in finding the right spots for everything in the spaces we had available.  books sorted into color stacks Here is a fun little gif of the process! Disclaimer: The only books that were not sorted were our cookbooks/food books, and the set of Harry P


(posted by Emily) Guys. Shutterfly books are my latest obsession. I knew I wanted to make a photo book from our EuroAdventure trip over the summer (read: because the physical scrapbook from the 2012 Olympics trip still isn't finished) and last week, there were crazy deals on the Shutterfly site. Photo books were 50% off, and shipping was free if you spent more than $39.  The book design software on the site is easy to use, and allows you to customize your book in any way you could possibly want--change the page colors, add stickers, add text, etc. To take full advantage of the sales and the free shipping, I ended up creating two books--one for our summer trip and one for our Maui spring break trip last year, too.  It is fitting that today is a Thursday, because our photo books are out on the USPS truck for delivery (yes, I am shamelessly stalking the tracking info) this afternoon. It will be a very happy Throwback Thursday, this week! In order to share my joy with you,