Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  Doesn't it feel like Thanksgiving is the last day of autumn? I really don't want fall to end; it's my favorite season after all. All the leaves change colors-yes, even in Cali- and it's now appropriate to bring out the sweaters and tights. Even though Fall doesn't officially end until mid December, I've got to focus now on the winter holidays. For this card, I used the Falling Leaves stamps set by Papertrey Ink.

autumn card

handmade autumn card

papertrey ink falling leaves

handmade autumn leaves

papertrey ink fall stamps

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. Don't worry about stuffing yourself, you'll work it off the next day with cardio (Black Friday shopping).

Setting the Table

My beautiful engaged friend and her fiancé recently moved into their newly renovated home, which has become our go-to default venue for any group occasions.  So naturally, they will be hosting Thanksgiving this year. It's a bittersweet feeling. I miss the planning part, but on the other hand, it'll be less stressful. Plus, it doesn't hurt that I will get to booze earlier this year. Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving inspirations. Thanksgiving tablescape

 Design Sponge,  A Beautiful Mess,  HGTV

Simplicity.  It's important to remember not to clutter your table with too much decor because once everyone has instagramed the beautiful table setting, the food will start to fill the table.

Thanksgiving tablescape

100 Layer CakeThe Sweet OccasionCelebrations at HomeBetween Naps on the Porch