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Posts from: November 2016

A Kid Approved Holiday Brunch Menu

This post was sponsored by Cuties. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! With zero contest, brunch is our favorite meal in this family. Every single one of us is crazy about breakfast foods in general so on the weekends and on holidays, the kids get really excited to hang out …

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The Best Vegetarian Stuffing Recipe

Coming up on my first Thanksgiving after becoming a vegetarian, I remember fielding loads of questions about whether or not I’d eat turkey on Thanksgiving. Honestly, I had to laugh! I mean, no guys, vegetarians don’t eat turkey. Ha! Besides, doesn’t everyone agree that the sides are the best part of the Thanksgiving feast anyway?! …

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Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Crostini

Friends, it’s Thanksgiving week and I am so excited! My sister and brother in-law fly home on Wednesday, which also happens to be our sweet baby girl’s first birthday. We’re hosting a huge Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 30 of our closest family and friends, and then on Saturday we’re hosting a birthday party for the …

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Three Easy Weeknight Pizza + Salad Pairings

This post was sponsored by Dr. Oetker Virtuoso Pizza. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that help make The Sweetest Occasion possible! I was looking at my calendar a few days ago and realized that from now straight through the holiday season is pretty much maxed out. Between work obligations, various holiday parties, family gatherings, and chorus concerts, …

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12 Beautiful Modern Thanksgiving Decorations

Admittedly, I tend to be a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to Thanksgiving decorations. Not so much of the pilgrims and cornucopia variety, but more in the pumpkins, leaves and autumnal colors kind of way. Ok and even more honestly, we’re usually so busy cooking and baking and popping bottles of bubbly that crafting …

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Homemade Holiday Stovetop Potpourri

An alternate title to this post would be something like, “How to make your house smell like the holidays!” And that would be totally, completely accurate. I believe my oldest stepson’s words were, verbatim, “Yum, it smells like Christmas in here!” Yes, bud, it does. You’ve probably heard of this concept before. Fill a pot …

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