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Things We Love {Thanksgiving} November 24 2014

Thanksgiving is nearly here, which marks the official start of the holiday season! 

As you kick off the holiday season and prepare for Thanksgiving this week, we thought we'd help by offering some fun ideas for turkey day.

 

Searching for a gift to give the hostess who has everything? It's unlikely they have these one of a kind triangle cutting boards. Handcrafted by a San Francisco wood worker, these beautiful cutting boards will be a great gift.

 

 

 

 

Looking to make a creative dessert this Thursday? Try this pumpkin cake with caramel-cream cheese frosting from Food & Wine.

FROSTING

  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. 1/2 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  4. 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  5. 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  6. 1 pound cream cheese, cut into 2-inch cubes

CAKE

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  6. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  9. 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  10. 4 large eggs
  11. 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  12. One 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  13. 1/2 cup whole milk
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, water, vanilla bean and seeds. Cook over high heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Using a wet pastry brush, wash down any crystals from the side of the pan. Cook over moderate heat without stirring until a medium-dark amber caramel forms, about 9 minutes. Remove from the heat and immediately stir in the butter and heavy cream. (Don't worry if the butter separates.) Discard the vanilla bean.
  2. Transfer the caramel to the large bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a whisk and beat at low speed until the caramel cools slightly and comes together, about 5 minutes. With the machine on, beat in the cream cheese, 1 cube at a time and beating well between additions, until silky. Transfer the frosting to a bowl and refrigerate until very firm, at least 6 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter and flour two 8-inch round cake pans. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves.
  4. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the brown sugar and eggs at medium-high speed until fluffy, 3 minutes. Beat in the oil, then beat in the pumpkin puree. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the milk in 3 batches, beating well between additions.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and smooth the tops. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the cakes cool on a rack for 20 minutes. Run a knife around the edges to loosen the cakes, then invert them onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Place one layer on a plate and spread with 1 cup of the caramel–cream cheese frosting. Top with the second layer and frost the top and side. Refrigerate the cake for 2 hours before serving.

 

 

We know all too well that good food, an abundance of beverages and little sleep with all the holiday prep can leave under eyes puffy. Fear not! Patchology Energizing Eye Patches can change all of that. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving with your loved ones!


Things We Love November 11 2014 2 Comments

Hopefully you're still on a coffee buzz after last week's blog dedicated to all you coffee lovers. 
As we get further into Fall {and creep up on winter}, it's always nice to have a little reminder of the great Fall nail colors to go with your cute Fall outfits. Luckily, this fabulous Fall Nail Polish Guide has got us covered.
If you still haven't picked out a pair of Dav rain boots to get you through the Fall and Winter rains, don't worry- we have plenty of that weather left. The Belted Equestrian Black/Red is a fantastic boot to get you through those rainy days. It almost makes us wish for rain. The zipper in the back adds a touch of style to the boot that makes it wearable for the office, happy hour or a weekend getaway.
And finally, this find was just TOO amazing not to include in this week's blog. Now you can make your own, homemade and delicious Hostess Twinkies! Life.Is.Good.
Thanks for stopping by--have a fabulous week! 
xo xo

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Colored denim is all the rage for spring and summer! Do know how to make the bright hues work on you? Pair it with neutrals like white or black or grey tees!
 
For a color block look pair it with another complimentary bright shade like cobalt blue and turquoise or hot pink with yellow!