Treasury Tuesday: Princesses Morning

This Treasury Tuesday I’m a little late in the game. We’ve had such busy week getting over all the cooking from Thanksgiving and then straight into prepping the shops for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’m loving all these sales but it’s been super busy trying to keep up!

So today I’m including a sweet treasury that has so many nice things that ladies love. It’s glam and delicate all at the same time. This one was curated by Ausra Zemaitiene and is packed with things that the girly girl in your life will love this holiday. Check out Ausra’s treasury here.

Other gift treasuries:

Walnut Fig Gingerbread Cranberry (Yum!)

Winter Wonderland

Love Chocolate


Thanksgiving Dessert Try Outs

I’m trying to get into the mode of Thanksgiving. Yesterday we talked about all of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes over lunch. Courtney (15) made home made buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy and green bean casserole and she’d prepared a veggie tray with jalapeno neufchatel cheese dip. I think it was the green bean casserole that sparked the conversation because Courtney almost insists that we have that every Thanksgiving. Honestly, I’m still trying to wrap my mind around how time has completely flown by!


In the mail yesterday, I received a trial of “Taste of Home,” filled with a boat load of recipes including make ahead Thanksgiving dishes, most of which I probably wouldn’t be interested in. So I just skipped to dessert and my, my, my! There was a three page section titled “BUNDT,” and what kind of cake candles do I sell – bundt! I think my favorite of the three was the Glazed Gingerbread Cake. Don’t quite care for the taste of gingerbread but the smell is fabulous and it’s usually a hit during the holidays. There’s a thick white glaze on top that gives it a simple appearance that would look quite nice on a dessert table. Here’s a link to the recipe.


Another section was “The Loaf.” Are you serious? Pumpkin swirl bread with cream cheese?! I’m in. That recipe had me hooked when I got to the ingredient “cream cheese.” The pictures of the loaf made me want to make a couple today. I went to scope out my ingredients but I got to the fridge and no cream cheese. Guess I’ll be making a trip to the store at some point to try this recipe out but here’s the link to that one if you’re interested in trying it yourself. The picture looks sooo good.


I’m going to keep my eye out for more tempting desserts as the holidays approach. While it’s taking me a minute to think about the big feast, it’s coming and I’ll want to pick one new recipe (that I test beforehand, of course) to pull out during the big day. If you know of any good recipes, do share. I can only pick one because we have staples that always take the stage on Thanksgiving. I’ll only be able to pick one newbie so let me know what your fav is and maybe I can get to try it out before our T-day countdown.