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Posts from: November 2013

The Gift Guide: Gifts for Guys

This post was sponsored by Keep. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep the jingle bells a-ringin’ all season long! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Are you doing any Black Friday shopping today? I’m definitely the type who skips all that madness in favor of a …

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Cinnamon Pear Skillet Cake + Printable Thanksgiving Tags

This post was sponsored by Air Wick. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help The Sweetest Occasion keep on keepin’ on! When I tell you that this cake recipe is one of my favorite recent kitchen success stories, I’m not exaggerating. With resounding cheers from B and everyone else who has tried it, I …

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Thanksgiving Countdown: 6 Days to Go

We’re one day closer to Thanksgiving and I’m telling you right now, I’m already excited. We’re actually eating at my mom’s house this year, which in and of itself is pretty awesome, because that lady is one heck of a cook. Also, she always makes vegetarian-friendly versions of all the Thanksgiving favorites for me so …

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The Gift Guide: Fabulous Hostess Gifts

Well, friends, it’s that time again! Who’s ready for a little holiday gift guide action? Every Friday morning for the next several weeks, you’ll be able to pop by for my favorite picks for holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Today we’re kicking things off with fabulous hostess gifts! From little trinkets for the …

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Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

by Caitlin, Marla and Manda of The Merrythought Oh cheesecake…it’s simply divine. My favorite cheesecake recipe is the New York Style Cheesecake from Cook’s Illustrated. It’s heavenly – so smooth and creamy and always perfect, no matter what it’s topped with or what you add to it. With Thanksgiving just about a week away and pumpkin …

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Color Palette: Blood Orange + Persimmon

It may just be that I’ve been totally inspired by this morning’s Thanksgiving celebration photo shoot or my few days last week spent in Mexico, but it’s worth noting that I’m all kinds of in love with bold, rich, punchy shades of orange right at the moment. Isn’t it a fun twist on the classic …

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